Cardiff secured their 2nd place finish in the Championship on the final day of the season after a 0-0 draw with Reading, assuring the Bluebirds of Premier League football next season.
Neil Warnock’s side pipped third placed Fulham to the final automatic promotion spot after Fulham lost their final fixture 3-1 to Birmingham.
There were jubilant scenes at Cardiff City Stadium at the final whistle as ecstatic fans invading the pitch to celebrate with the players.
The club have arranged a celebratory open-top bus parade this Sunday to mark their return to England’s top division.
And to put the cherry on the cake for Bluebirds supporters, just a few days after Cardiff secured their place in the Premier League, their local rivals Swansea City all but guaranteed their relegation to the Championship, with their home defeat to fellow strugglers Southampton.
Barring a 10 goal swing in the final fixture, Swansea will play in the Championship next season much to the delight of Bluebird fans who were quick to celebrate the Swan’s demise on social media.
We summarised the best of the reaction here.
Swansea fans. If you rewind your Sky+ an hour, you're still in the Premier League😂
— Jenks (@jenks_88) May 9, 2018
If Swansea beat Relegated Stoke 5-0
And Man City beat Southampton 5-0
Swansea will stay up on goal difference.
This could be one of the greatest comebacks in football history.
— ʟᴀᴄᴀ (@LacaSweat) May 9, 2018
Cardiff up on Sunday, Swansea down on the Wednesday.
Think that might be one of the best covers of Craig Davids song
— Louis Griffiths (@Louis_1927) May 9, 2018
This combined with Gary Monk promoting Cardiff has to be the grimmest week for Swansea City Fans😂😂😂
— Rhys Thomas (@rhysthomas24) May 9, 2018
Swansea popping up to Wigan(a) whilst the boys in blue are going to Chelsea(a)
Life is good yenno
— dan🏴 (@Dan__ccfc) May 9, 2018
Fook me we are and always will be a bigger club hope you lot drope like a stone and never come back I would rather Newport over swansea CARDIFF your capital city get back to your caves
— cardiffcityfc (@davidrich1969) May 10, 2018
So Cardiff City get to the Premier League on a shoestring budget, Garry Monk helps get them over the finish line, Bristol City collapse to mid-table obscurity and Swansea City get relegated to the Championship all in 72 hours. Am I on drugs or did all of this really just happen?
— Nigel Harris (@NigelBlues) May 9, 2018