On this day: Late drama at Wembley as Charlton return to the Championship
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On this day last year, Charlton Atheltic got the better of Sunderland at Wembley in a play-off final once again.

Charlton had been beaten in the previous year's play-off semi-final against Shrewsbury Town but came back stronger and reached the new Wembley for the first time.

Sunderland had beaten Portsmouth in the semi-final as they looked to secure an immediate return to the Championship having seen their previous two seasons end in relegation from the Premier League and the Championship.

How the game unfolded 

The game could not have started any worse for Lee Bowyer's men as they found themselves behind in the most extraordinary way. Naby Sarr's back pass manage to deceive Dillion Phillips and the ball cruelly and slowly made its way into the corner of the net. Giving Sunderland the dream start. 

They were unable to push on from that though. Failing to get a good enough grip on the game and really punish Charlton's poor defensive display in the opening 20 minutes.

As a result, Bowyer's side came more and more into the game and levelled before the break. Lyle Taylor's cross was turned in by Ben Purrington at the back post meaning the sides were level at half time.

The second half did not live up to the first and the game was destined for extra time until the Charlton barrage finally paid off in what was almost the last kick of the game.

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Josh Cullen's cross was bundled over the line by Patrick Bauer in the 94th minute which secured promotion for the Addicks. It meant that Jack Ross  had seen his Sunderland side beaten twice at Wembley in 56 days after losing the EFL Trophy final to Portsmouth earlier in the season.

Post Match Reaction 

Charlton boss Lee Bowyer:

"It was a crazy game, nothing is straightforward with us. With the mistake early on, I can't say I've ever seen that before, especially in a final.

"It shows the character of the players we have put together. I have said so many times that we have a unique group and they easily could have gone under, but they were brave and they were men.

"Once we settled down and started to pass the ball I thought we controlled big parts of the game."

Bowyer was delighted with the success of the season despite so many off the field issues, he said:

"The club has been through some bad times. To see everyone to come together and buy into what I was asking for, what we have done is something special."

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Sunderland manager Jack Ross:

"We were here not so long ago and lost in a really sore manner but it doesn't compare to today.

"We knew the significance of the game and the importance of coming out on the right side of the result. To lose in that manner so late in the game is particularly painful.

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"It is gut-wrenching for the players. That is the only way to describe it and I don't think that group of players deserved to lose in that manner. It is really sore for them right now but in the fullness of time they may understand that it will help strengthen them. They have to use it as motivation in the future.

Ross admitted his disappointment that he could not guide the club back to the Championship, with such high expectations set at the club, he continued:

"I came here to take the club back to the Championship at the first time of asking. I haven't been able to do that so I will carry that element of disappointment myself because I set high standards."