Luton Town have been promoted to the Premier League for the first time ever!

Coventry 1-1 Luton (Luton wins 6-5 on penalties): Luton complete remarkable journey from non-league to the Premier League.
From Non- League to the Premier League (Image- LTFC)
From Non- League to the Premier League (Image- LTFC)

Luton Town will play in the Premier League for the first time after beating Coventry City 6-5 on penalties in Saturday's Championship playoff final at Wembley Stadium, earning a return to England's top flight after a 31-year absence.

Coventry's Fankaty Dabo missed the crucial penalty, blazing his shot over the crossbar, to seal the win for Luton following a 1-1 draw, then a goalless period of extra time.

Jordan Clack opened the scoring for Luton Town (Image- Luton Town)

The first 11 penalties of a high-quality shootout were scored before Dabo had the unenviable role of villain as he failed from 12 yards.

Jordan Clark put Luton 1-0 up in the first half before Gustavo Hamer equalised for Coventry after the break and the game headed to a shootout. Luton held their nerve to complete a journey from non-league to the Premier League in just nine years.

Jordan Clark, Luton's goalscoring hero, is asked by Sky how it feels to be a Premier League player. "I can't believe it. I was thinking about it. I was trying to think how long ago I was playing at Hyde in the Conference, the bottom of the Conference. It was about 11 years ago. So I've done the hard yards. My family have took me everywhere. For them as well. My little boy is here as well, I can't wait to see him!"

This is a phenomenal achievement by Luton Town. They were playing in the Conference Premier nine seasons ago! Now they're heading to the Premier League, an institution they voted into existence as a member of the old First Division, only to miss out on it altogether when they were relegated in 1992.

They've gone through the mill since then all right, but now they're back, for the first time since the days of Mick Harford, Brian Stein and Chris Kamara!

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