WATCH: Amazing scenes last night as Pompey secure promotion and the league title

It was a night of real emotion as Pompey were promoted to the Championship last night following a nail biting victory which also secured them the League One title.
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Conor Shaughnessy struck late on to secure the 3-2 win over Barnsley at Fratton Park which certainly saw the players - and fans - take an emotional roller coaster ride.

Pompey knew one point would return them to the second tier following a 12-year absence, but they were up against it after Devante Cole and John McAtee scored for the play-off chasing Tykes either side of Kusini Yengi’s equaliser. However, the hosts got the job done courtesy of Colby Bishop’s 83rd-minute penalty and Shaughnessy’s last-gasp effort.

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Fans had arrived at Fratton Park ahead of the game (April 16) with a mixture of nerves and excitement knowing their team only needed to secure a point for promotion - and a win for the title.

However Pompey didn't make it easy and Shaughnessy’s late goal resulted in a huge outpouring of emotion which led to a predictable pitch invasion at the final whistle.

Fans stormed the pitch after an emotional match at Fratton ParkFans stormed the pitch after an emotional match at Fratton Park
Fans stormed the pitch after an emotional match at Fratton Park

Fans celebrated with players on the pitch - celebrations which are sure to continue into Pompey’s last two games of the season.

Celebrations also continued late into the night at a number of the city’s pubs rounding off a perfect evening for fans!

To see the video highlights of the anticipation and celebrations at Fratton Park, watch the video embedded in this story.

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