Adam Armstrong's goal at Wembley sent Southampton back to the Premier League, defeating Leeds United.

Adam Armstrong's goal sealed Southampton's immediate return to the Premier League with a 1-0 victory over Leeds United in the Championship play-off final.

Armstrong's 24th league goal secured Southampton's return to the Premier League with a first-half strike at Wembley Stadium.

The duo had scored a total of 197 goals this season. However, only one finish was necessary to settle the match, marking just the third second-tier play-off final between two sides relegated the previous year.

Southampton joins Leicester City and Ipswich Town in achieving promotion to the top flight, along with Leeds.

In the final minutes, a substitute named James struck the crossbar with a right-footed effort and faced another save by McCarthy. Southampton maintained their position, securing their return to the top flight.

Leeds' third play-off final defeat against Doncaster Rovers in League One on May 25, 2008, marks over 16 years without promotion, holding the record for the most such matches played.