The 20 teams that will be part of EPL in 2015-16 season
London: The 20 teams that will compete in the English Premier League in the 2015-16 season have been finalised after Norwich City beat Middlesbrough in the Championship play-off final on Monday.
Norwich City promoted to Premier League
Norwich City returned to the Premier League at the first attempt after beating Middlesbrough 2-0 in the Championship play-off final match at Wembley Stadium on Monday.
Norwich City's midfielder Bradley Johnson celebrates with the trophy after Norwich City won the English Championship play off match against Middlesbrough at Wembley Stadium in London on Monday. Norwich City won 2-0 to earn promotion to the Premier League. Pic/AFP
Relegated a year ago, Norwich secured an immediate return to England's top tier thanks to two first-half goals in the space of three minutes from striker Cameron Jerome and winger Nathan Redmond.
Middlesbrough, whose head coach is former Real Madrid defender Aitor Karanka, had been hoping to end a six-year absence from the Premier League.
Norwich, managed by 33-year-old Scot Alex Neil, go up alongside Watford and Bournemouth, both of whom secured automatic promotion, with Queens Park Rangers, Burnley and Hull City dropping into the Championship.
Here's the list of teams that will compete in England's top tier league in the 2015-16 season
- Aston Villa
- Crystal Palace
- Leicester City
- Manchester City
- Manchester United
- Newcastle United
- Norwich City
- Stoke City
- Swansea City
- Tottenham Hotspur
- West Bromwich Albion
- West Ham United