Sone Aluko got promotion to Premier League as Shittu escapes relegation.
The Nigerian duo of Sone Aluko and Danny Shittu had smiles on their faces for different reasons on Saturday afternoon as curtains fell on the Championship League in England.
Hull secured promotion to the Premier League despite Nicky Maynard’s late equaliser for 10-man Cardiff City as the tie finished 2-2 .
Aluko was not in action as he remains sidelined with injury but he had played his role as his impressive eight goals did the Tigers a lot of good gaining promotion to the top flight.
In the other scenario, Danny Shittu suffered defeat in the last contest of the season but remained a happy man as his side, Millwall FC, escaped relegation despite the lone goal loss suffered in the hands of Derby County on Saturday.
Shittu, who was named the player of the year by Millwall fans days back was on for 90 minutes as the Lions had their hearts in their mouth before they were sure they avoided the drop.
Kenny Jackett’s side needed a point from their final game of the season to ensure survival, but had to rely on other teams after Conor Sammon’s late strike settled a tense encounter.
Crystal Palace’s late comeback against Peterborough and Huddersfield’s equaliser against Barnsley ultimately spared the Lions, who rarely threatened to secure their own fate.
Millwall finished the season in the 20th spot notching 56 points from 46 games.
A semi final feat in the FA Cup was the highlight of the season for Millwall and they will hope for similar performance next term and also hope to put up a better fight for a ticket back to the EPL.
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