Socceroos midfielder Aaron Mooy has guided Huddersfield to the promised land of the English Premier League in a tense penalty shoot out victory over Reading in this morning’s English Championship Playoff Final at Wembley.
Mooy converted Huddersfield’s fourth penalty holding his nerve to slot the ball past Reading keeper Ali Al Habsi as it eventually defeated Reading 4-3 on penalties.
Mooy who was named in the Championship team of the year a few weeks ago, pulled all the strings for Huddersfield as it dominated Reading for large periods. His free kicks bamboozled the Reading back four but unfortunately for the Terriers it couldn’t take advantage.
Michael Helfele missed with a free header and later in the first half Izzy Brown missed an open goal that would have brought the game to life. Instead it turned into a dull affair with both sides willing to sit deep and defend as if it was willing a penalty shootout.
HUDDERSFIELD TOWN HAS WON! WE HAVE BEEN PROMOTED TO THE @premierleague! UNBELIEVABLE! (AT)
— Huddersfield Town (@htafcdotcom) May 29, 2017
Mooy was relieved to have helped his side to victory and remarked it was one of the happiest days of his life.
“Apart from my baby’s birth and getting married, this is the best day,” Mooy said. “It’s been a big few weeks but it’s all worth it.
“It’s crazy. It’s just been a rollercoaster, so many ups and downs, but it’s all worth it. Everything’s worth it, this day.
“Lots of players don’t get to play at Wembley, so coming today is something very special. But to win and get a team promoted to the Premier League and be part of it is amazing. It’s unbelievable.”
The win pockets the Terriers a cool 300 million pounds as well as promotion into the prized English premier League in manager David Wagner’s first full season in charge of the North England club.
However for the star of the show Mooy, his future is still clouded in uncertainty.
Loaned from Manchester City to Huddersfield at the start of the season, Manchester City are yet to disclose whether they will loan him out, sell him or keep him around for next season.