49 - Huddersfield will be the 49th different team to play in the PL and will be in the top-flight for the first tim… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 1 hours ago

1 - Huddersfield are the 1st team in @EFL history to be promoted having conceded more goals than they’ve scored in the league campaign. Up. 1 hours ago

2 - Huddersfield are only the second @EFL club to be promoted via the play-offs in all three divisions (also Blackpool). Experts. 1 hours ago

3 - Reading have lost three of their last five penalty shootouts in all competitions. Nervy. 1 hours ago

5 - Huddersfield have won all five of their previous penalty shootouts in the play-offs - no other team has won more than one. Experience. 1 hours ago

1 - This is the first second tier play-off final to finish 0-0. Drab. 1 hours ago

2 - Huddersfield have won both of their previous playoff finals that went to extra-time, while Reading have lost both of theirs. Edge. 2 hours ago

3 - Huddersfield have been promoted from 3 of their 4 play-off finals, winning promotion in 1995, 2004 and 2012. Impressive. 5 hours ago

18 - The previous three play-off finals involving Reading have seen a total of 18 goals scored (an average of six per game). Bonanza. 5 hours ago

3 - Reading have lost in each of their previous three play-off final appearances, while only Sheffield United have lost more (4). Hurdle. 6 hours ago

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