Luton Town have been crowned champions of League One following a 3-1 win over Oxford United at Kenilworth Road.
After Portsmouth and Sunderland both failed to win, the Hatters entered the contest with Oxford still looking to edge out Barnsley to the title.
Luton got off the mark early, as George Moncur struck within three minutes of kick-off. He would be joined on the scoresheet by Elliott Lee just after the break.
Luke Garbutt pulled one back for the away side, but Luton made it three through Moncur’s second soon after.
With Barnsley losing at Bristol Rovers, it set up the championship party for Luton, who return to the Championship after a 12 year absence as League One winners with 94 points.
It was also a fine finish for Mick Harford, who has been the club’s caretaker manager since Nathan Jones’ mid-season departure and who earlier this week the club confirmed will be replaced by Graeme Jones for next season.
Luton struck quickly at Kenilworth Road, as Moncur curled in a fine free-kick within the opening 3 minutes.
Both sides spurned fine chances in the first period, with Luton enjoying the lion’s share.
They also had come close through Lee early in the second period, but it was Lee who then made it 2-0, as he fizzed a first-time curler beyond Oxford keeper Simon Eastwood.
Garbutt brought Oxford back into the contest when he converted the rebound after Gavin Whyte had initially seen a strike bounce off the woodwork.
Oxford began to press in the hope of an equaliser, but a Luton counter sealed the win as Moncur lead the charge and fired in the rebound after Harry Cornick had initially been kept out.
Moncur’s goal took Luton up to 90 League One goals for the season – the second in a row they’ve hit that many, after striking 94 in their promotion from League Two last year.
They could’ve had even more after that, with Eastwood called on to make further stops, but there was no more and Luton could end the game by celebrating a remarkable double promotion that has got them back into the top 2 divisions of English football.