David Wagner hails 'unbelievable' players after Huddersfield Town secure Premier League status at Chelsea

DAVID WAGNER said his Huddersfield Town players deserved everything they got after battling to a 1-1 draw at Chelsea to ensure another season of Premier League football.

MIRACLE: David Wagner celebrates after the final whistle at Stamford Bridge after Huddersfield Town's 1-1 draw against Chelsea ensured the Terriers' Premier League survival. Picture: PA.

The Terriers manager hailed an “unbelievable” achievement by the West Yorkshire club, written off by many before they had even kicked a ball back in the top-flight last August.

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In the end, Town sealed another top-flight campaign with a game to spare, meaning a party atmosphere will be most certainly present when they bring down the curtain on a stunning season at home to Arsenal on Sunday.

“Tonight I think we have seen everything that counts for us,” said Wagner. “Desire, passion, effort attitude and togetherness.

“ I'm a strong believer that if you have the passion and the desire and the spirit you can compete - sometimes - with top, top quality and we have seen that here.

“We had some luck today but if a group of players deserved this, it was this group of players.

Chelsea's Cesc Fabregas (left) and Huddersfield Town's Rajiv van La Parra battle for the ball at Stamford Bridge. Picture: John Walton/PA

“It is an unbelievable achievement by this football club and we have done what we needed to do ourselves - this was so important for me, that we were not relying on anybody else for help.

“Wwe have done it under our own power and I'm so unbelievably proud that I'm not sure I have the necessary English vocabulary to truly describe how I feel.”

MAGIC MOMENT: Laurent Depoitre gets the vital touch just before slotting home Huddersfield Town's goal at Stamford Bridge - a strike that effectively kept the Terriers in the Premier League. Picture: PA.