Southampton have been promoted to the Premier League after beating Coventry City 4-0 on the final day of the season, ending their seven-year exile from the top flight.

The comprehensive win, which was secured with goals from Billy Sharp, Jose Fonte, Adam Lallana and Jos Hooiveld, completes a fairy tale rise under manager Nigel Adkins which has seen the team transform from a League 1 outfit into a team fit for the Premier League.

The promotion is their second in succession, after rising from League 1 last term with a second-placed finish, behind champions Brighton & Hove Albion.

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