Wrexham's Hollywood owners get their wish as Notts County promoted too

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FILE - Wrexham owners Ryan Reynolds, center right, and Rob McElhenney, center left, react during the National League match between Wrexham and Notts County at the Racecourse Ground, Wrexham, Wales, Monday April 10, 2023. It's hard to imagine that even A-list owners Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney anticipated the unscripted drama created by this unlikely union between Tinseltown and Wrexham, a former mining town in Wales. (Barrington Coombs/PA via AP, File) (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

LONDON (AP) — Wrexham's Hollywood owners got their wish.

Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney had thrown their support behind Notts County to gain promotion from the National League after seeing their own team win a tight title battle in England's fifth tier.

And McElhenney took to Twitter to congratulate Notts County after its penalty shootout victory over Chesterfield in the National League playoff final at Wembley Stadium on Saturday. The match finished 2-2 after extra time.

“Never a doubt,” tweeted McElhenney, the creator of TV show “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia." “Congratulations Notts County!!!!!!! What an extraordinary run. See you next year.”

Wrexham and Notts County passed the 100-point mark in the regular season, the first time two teams reached that milestone in the same season.

Wrexham sealed promotion on April 22.


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