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Charlton vs Sunderland [League One Play-off Final]

1 Name: 606 2019-05-26 13:56
Charlton vs Sunderland [14:00 BST]

In a replay of the 1998 Division One play-off final, Sunderland and Charlton clash at Wembley with the prize of promotion at stake.

But 21 years on and both clubs have had many ups and downs since that famous play-off final that saw Sunderland-born Clive Mendonca net a hat-trick against his boyhood club.

And while the neutral will be hoping for a match as entertaining as that 4-4, Black Cats boss Jack Ross is hoping for a much-more controlled performance, akin to the professional job his players did in the second leg of the play-off semi final against Portsmouth at Fratton Park.

Charlton boss Lee Bowyer, meanwhile believes his side are underdogs, but is hoping their better form heading into the game can help them over the line.

It all comes down to this for Sunderland. Lose and their promotion goal is out of the window. Win and they're back in the Championship next season.

Sunderland XI line-up: McLaughlin, O’Nien, Ozturk, Flanagan , Oviedo, Cattermole, Power, Leadbitter, Honeyman, Maguire, Wyke

Subs: Stryjek, Matthews, Gooch, Morgan, McGeady, Grigg, Dunne

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