Huddersfield Lose League 1 Play-off Final

Peterborough will be playing in the Championship next season after winning the League 1 play-off final.

They beat Huddersfield 3-0 at Old Trafford. Tommy Rowe, Craig Mackail-Smith and Grant McCann got the goals.

At the final whistle Darren Ferguson warmly embraced Huddersfield counterpart Lee Clark (pictured), who could not hide his disappointment after the game.

It was the second successive season that Clark's men had failed in the play-offs and another massive setback to the ambitious Yorkshire outfit.

Huddersfield had not lost in 27 previous league and play-off games and Clark said: "We knew this was a one-off game but the players don't have to feel ashamed about anything that has happened this season.

"The scoreline is harsh but take nothing away from Peterborough.

"The one consolation is that a good man in Darren Ferguson and some good people at Peterborough have gone up.

"They withstood what we threw at them and then hit us with a treble. They got the touch in for the free-kick for the first, the second was deflected and then the lads lost a bit of shape.

"It wasn't to be but they didn't deserve to lose 3-0. I'm hurting and I need to get away and spend some quality time with my wife and three children.

"I need to get my batteries recharged because I'm physically and mentally drained and then come back and see where we go.

"I know what it takes to bounce back because I've done it before.

"We've had an unbelievable season but we haven't achieved our goal.''

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