Boro have been agonisingly close to a return to the Premier League over the last few seasons. Easily playing some of the best football and with one of the strongest squads, but too many players under performed in last year's play off final. And it went all the way to the wire again this year with promotion not assured until the very last game. But a defence that has only conceded 8 goals at home saw them gain the point they needed for automatic promotion.
Boro are back where they belong - in the top tier of English football. Oh happy day.