Champions Bournemouth are heading to the Premier League

We have all known Bournemouth were heading to the Premier League since Monday but on Saturday afternoon the Cherries also bagged the Championship title after a 3-0 win at Charlton.

Bournemouth have won a second promotion in three years image: bbc.co.uk

Bournemouth have won a second promotion in three years
image: bbc.co.uk

The Cherries won promotion on Monday night with a 3-0 win over Bolton and after a slip up by Watford – who only managed a 1-1 draw with Sheffield Wednesday – Bournemouth took full advantage with a convincing win at the Valley.

It has been a remarkable few years for Bournemouth, who in 2009 finished 21st in League Two but what a difference six years makes as now the club will be welcoming the likes of Chelsea and Man United to Dean Court next season.

Matt Ritchie has been their star of the season with 17 goals, including two in the final game at Charlton, with striker Callum Wilson also bagging 20 of the 98 goals scored by Bournemouth this season, the most of any other English team.

Fans will savour this for some time before the club change their focus to next season and hope for a successful top-flight debut.

Matt Ritchie scored twice in the 3-0 win at Charlton to bag the Championship title image: bbc.co.uk

Matt Ritchie scored twice as Bournemouth bagged the Championship title
image: bbc.co.uk

Elsewhere on the final day of the season, it was heartbreak for Derby – who spent most of the season within reach of those automatic promotion places – are certain for at least another season in the second tier after they missed out the play-off’s after a 3-0 defeat to Reading.

Brentford took a play-off spot at Derby’s expense after a 3-0 win over relegated Wigan and despite a 3-2 loss to Blackburn, Mick McCarthy’s Ipswich hung on for the final spot in the play-off’s.

Ipswich will now have a date with third place Norwich who leapfrogged Middlesbrough after a 4-2 win over Fulham and Boro – who could only manage a 0-0 draw with Brighton – will face Brentford.

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