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1998 Football League First Division play off Final

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Date  25 May 1998
Attendance  77,739
Referee  E Wolstenholme
1998 Football League First Division play-off Final
Venue  Wembley Stadium, London

The 1998 Football League First Division play-off Final was a football match played at Wembley Stadium, London on 25 May 1998 at the end of the 1997–98 season. The match determined the third and final team to gain promotion from First Division to the Premiership, and was contested by Charlton Athletic, who finished 4th during the league season, and Sunderland, who finished 3rd. The teams reached the final by defeating Ipswich Town and Sheffield United respectively in the two-legged semi-finals.

The match was eventually won by Charlton on penalties after a dramatic match that ended 3-3 after normal time and 4-4 after extra time. Michael Gray missed the crucial penalty that sent Charlton into the Premiership.

Semi-finals

First leg
Second leg

Sunderland won 3–2 on aggregate.

Charlton Athletic won 2–0 on aggregate.

References

1998 Football League First Division play-off Final Wikipedia


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