Cardiff manager Malky Mackay paid tribute to the club's long-suffering supporters after ending an 51-year wait for top flight football in the Welsh capital. The delirious Bluebirds fans invaded the pitch to lift their heroes on their shoulders after the goalless draw with Charlton secured their first ever appearance in the Barclays Premier League.
Malky Mackay: "I am very proud of the football club.
"It is an occasion the people of this football club have waited an awful long time for.
"There has been a lot of disappoint in that time and the backroom staff and directors here have been through some tough times.
"Obviously the players and especially the people of Cardiff have been waiting a long time to be back in the top division and we've never been in the Premier League.
"They have backed me and the team in the last 18 months and for that I'll be forever grateful. I hope this goes a little way to repaying the backing they have given me since I came in."
Craig Bellamy: "We wanted to get the game won and get it over with.
"It's just nice to get over the finish line. We can see where we go in the next couple of weeks and finish it off properly as champions."
Source: Newcastle United Mad