The streets of Oxford were a sea of yellow and blue as fans celebrated Oxford United’s promotion.

United made the special trip to London’s Wembley Stadium on Saturday for the League One play-off final versus Bolton Wanderers.

Two first-half goals from forward Josh Murphy sent the Yellows into dreamland and a lack of response from Wanderers meant that United lifted the cup.

As a result of winning, Oxford returned to English football’s second tier for the first time since 1999 making it a landmark result this weekend.

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To celebrate the massive achievement an open-top bus parade was organised for Monday evening with players and staff making their way from The Plain to the Town Hall.

The streets were packed out with fans and a sea of yellow and blue could be seen from all angles as city residents of all ages came out to celebrate the Wembley win.

Flags were waved and balloons floated above as the bus made its way around the route with the players taking turns to lift the cup for the supporters.

Lifelong Andrew Holding said: “Oxford United Football Club I haven’t seen scenes like this since we won the Milk Cup in 1986!

Oxford Mail: Jack, David, Jennifer and Louis were celebrating on High Street.Jack, David, Jennifer and Louis were celebrating on High Street. (Image: Newsquest)

“38 years on and being promoted to the EFL Championship means the world to fans in Oxfordshire and beyond.

“We love you all at Oxford United Football Club. Congratulations on the step up.”

The players and club staff then attended a ceremony at the Town Hall after being invited by the city council.

Giving a speech to those in attendance at the ceremony, city council leader Susan Brown said: “I’ve been following Oxford United since we won the Milk Cup, so it’s been a while.

“We’ve had some disappointments along the way and some fantastic triumphs, as well as the disappointments.

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Oxford Mail: The streets were packed out with fans celebrating.The streets were packed out with fans celebrating. (Image: Ed Nix)

“I also remember going to see the late Joey Beauchamp play at the Manor Ground, and I know how proud he’d be today.

“From the bottom of my heart, and on behalf of Oxford, a huge thank you to Oxford United.

“We will continue to support you, as we have done with the training ground, and we will support you in your move to a new stadium.

“This is the start of a fantastic new future for Oxford United.”

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Oxford Mail: Madeline, Kay and Becky were at Wembley on Saturday and returned for the celebrations.Madeline, Kay and Becky were at Wembley on Saturday and returned for the celebrations. (Image: Newsquest)

The Yellows are joined by Portsmouth and Derby County in winning promotion to the Championship from League One this season.

United will face off against the likes of Burnley and Sheffield United when the season kicks off in August.

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