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Oman’s Al Habsi expresses pride after devastating Wembley loss

Huddersfield Town returned to the top flight of English football for the first time in 45 years after a nail-biting 4-3 penalty shootout win over Reading FC.



Oman’s star footballer Ali Al Habsi said he and his team-mates “should never give-up” despite Monday’s heartbreaking penalty shoot-out defeat to Huddersfield Town at Wembley.

“We should never give up, no matter how hard the situation is today, we will always believe that something beautiful is going to happen,” he said in an official statement on his Twitter.

Huddersfield Town returned to the top flight of English football for the first time in 45 years after a nail-biting 4-3 penalty shootout win over Reading FC in the Championship promotion play-off final at Wembley on Monday.

The game finished 0-0 after extra-time and German defender Christopher Schindler struck the winning penalty for Huddersfield after Reading failed to convert their last two spot-kicks.

The win ensured at least £170 million ($218 million) in guaranteed revenue for Huddersfield as a Premier League club next season.

“Sometimes you do your best but results just don’t come. I am very proud of the great season we have played and I am sure we will work together even harder next season,” he added.