Newcastle United boss Chris Hughton has hailed his team for securing promotion back to the Premier League.

The Magpies bounced back quickly from last season's relegation to ensure they will be back in the top flight with a 2-1 home win over Sheffield United and the players received warm adulation from their manager.

"This is a wonderful achievement and we are absolutely delighted," he told the club's official website.

"That we have secured promotion with six games to spare is testament to this set of players and how good a season they have had.

"This is what we have been building towards all season and I'm delighted for everyone associated with the club."