Premier League: Sunderland v Stoke - latest score and updates

Live text and Radio 5 live commentary as Sunderland earn a valuable point against Stoke in the Premier League.

6 May 2013 Last updated at 22:35

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  1. 2233: 

    That's it from another epic day of footballing drama then.

    The scene is set for Wigan v Swansea tomorrow night which could have hue repercussions at the foot of the table. Join Mike Henson for that one.

    Over and out.

  2. 2230: 

    Paolo Di Canio says "they will put me in jail if I defend Craig Gardner. It was a bad, bad challenge."

  3. 2229: 
    GET INVOLVED

    Amir, a worried Newcastle fan: "What is French for squeaky bum time?"

    Nas, London: "If Wigan beat Swansea tomorrow, they can still possibly finish above them and Swansea are ninth! Amazing."

    Will, Arsenal fan: "As a gunner I'm really nervous for tomorrow, Wigan can shock you at times."

  4. 2227: 
    MANAGER REACTION- Sunderland 1-1 Stoke

    Sunderland boss Paolo Di Canio: "This point and the way it came is a fantastic point. Let me get to 41 points and then we should be safe.

    "The crowd are vital for us. We were playing 10 men against 11 against a huge side but in the second half we looked fresh in the legs because of the crowd.

    "The fourth official man marked me very close, he wouldn't let me breathe! But it's ok, he was doing his job and he understood the situation. Once or twice I ran on the pitch but I don't know how this happens to me!"

  5. 2224: 
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    Jamie Scott: "Paolo Di Canio on a touchline is the most entertaining character in British sport today."

    Nikhil Patil: "Mathematically speaking, even ninth placed Swansea are not safe from the drop yet!"

  6. 2219: 
    MANAGER REACTION- Sunderland 1-1 Stoke
    Paolo Di Canio

    Sunderland manager Paolo Di Canio: "What can you say at half-time? I tried to motivate my players and told them that we were playing at home. If you don't concede a second goal you can stay in the game.

    "The players were amazing to react in the way they did. This point in my opinion will be crucial at the end of the season. I will not cry or make an excuse. We have players missing and I will only focus on those players I can select.

    "We have to handle our aggression. It is a Champions League final for us against Southampton at the weekend. I will not watch Wigan tomorrow as last time I watched them they won."

  7. 2218: 

    Sunderland boss Paolo Di Canio says it was difficult for his side against the "enormous lads" of Stoke.

  8. 2214: 
    MANAGER REACTION- Sunderland 1-1 Stoke
    Tony Pulis

    Stoke manager Tony Pulis: "It was a hard-earned point, we knew it would be hard.

    "You have to give Sunderland a lot of credit, they played with a lot of spirit and we are pleased to get a point to get to 41 points. It's one of those funny seasons when everything is not sorted out yet.

    "We're disappointed not to take the three points which would have made us safe but we are 11th in the Premier League with two games to go. We can still finish in the top half."

  9. 2206: 

    A win for Wigan tomorrow night will make the bottom half of the table just ridiculous. Four teams will all be on 38 points if the Latics do win against Swansea. Madness.

  10. 2206: 
    GET INVOLVED

    Dom, Norwich fan: "Really starting to fear for Norwich, lacking goals and confidence at a critical time of the season."

    Sean: "This season is incredible. Eight teams battling to avoid one relegation spot!"

    Abz in Leicester: "Looking at the table quite a possibility that even Fulham could be dragged into this relegation quagmire!! Got to say it's more interesting then what proved to be a non existent title race!!"

  11. 2205: 
    PLAYER REACTION- Sunderland 1-1 Stoke

    Sunderland goalscorer John O'Shea: "The manager spoke at half-time and said how positive we had been in the last 20 minutes of that half and take that forward into the second half. With the pace and power we have we were always capable of causing problems and we showed that.

    "The injuries and suspensions we have will give a chance to some of the others to prove themselves. But we are still causing problems and if Danny Graham works as hard as he did tonight he'll get his just rewards."

    Sunderland defender Danny Rose: "I think patience was the key, especially when they had two banks of four. Now we wait and hope for Wigan to slip up tomorrow. The boys dug in deep and hopefully it will be a valuable point."

  12. 2202: 
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    Jimmy McCullough: "One scenario nobody seems to talk about is Wigan losing tomorrow and all the other teams winning on Sunday, relegating Wigan."

    Jon Day: "If Wigan beat Swansea, then the bottom of the table is going to be extremely interesting! Newcastle fans should be worried!"

  13. 2200: 

    Sunderland captain John O'Shea says he hopes that his goal tonight turns out to be very valuable. All the club's fans will agree.

  14. 2159: 

    I wouldn't like to second guess anything Paolo Di Canio may say! We'll find out soon enough though.

  15. 2156:  
    Former Sunderland winger Kevin Kilbane on BBC Radio 5 live

    "Stoke were the dominant team in the first half against Sunderland's 10 men. But Sunderland responded and it was a really good performance from them after the break.

    "I'm sure Paolo Di Canio will say how proud and how pleased he is with their response."

    You can listen to commentary of this match on BBC Radio 5 live.

  16. 2156: 
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    Mark Clarke: "IF Wigan win tomorrow, The magic 40 will NOT be enough."

    Ally McKay: "Squeaky bum time for Mr Pardew?"

    Graham Thirkill: "Really hope Wigan win tomorrow. It'd be fantastic to see FOUR teams on 38 points with two games to go. Nailbiting."

  17. 2152: 

    A respectful embrace between Tony Pulis and Paolo Di Canio, who must be fairly happy with that given the situation at half-time. The point takes Sunderland above Newcastle and Norwich and in to 15th place in the table.

    Stoke are 11th, six points above the drop zone.

  18. 2152: 
    FULL-TIME- Sunderland 1-1 Stoke
  19. 2149: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Sunderland 1-1 Stoke

    Former Sunderland striker Kenwyne Jones gets a mixed reception as he replaces Peter Crouch up front for Stoke. We are into four minutes of added time now.

  20. 2147: 
    Sunderland 1-1 Stoke

    The free-kick comes to nothing, before substitute David Vaughan drags a shot wide from 25 yards.

    Sunderland have worked so hard after the break, and they deserve a point in my book.

  21. 2146:  
    Former Sunderland winger Kevin Kilbane on BBC Radio 5 live

    "Sunderland can take a lot of credit for the way they have performed in the second half.

    "Danny Rose has come more and more into the game."

    You can listen to commentary of this match on BBC Radio 5 live.

  22. 2145: 
    FINAL FIVE

    Into the last five minutes. James McClean sees a shot blocked, before Sunderland win a free-kick out wide.

    Get the big men up there! Load it up...

  23. 2143: 
    CLOSE!- Sunderland 1-1 Stoke

    Panic stations in the Sunderland defence as Stoke force three corners in a row, and from the third one Steven Nzonzi swivels to lash a volley over the top from close range. That could have gone anywhere.

  24. 2143: 
    GET INVOLVED

    Edd in Chesham: "Wow, if Wigan win tomorrow and this result stays the same, Newcastle will be in the relegation zone..."

  25. 2140: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Sunderland 1-1 Stoke

    Stoke make a change, with Matthew Etherington replacing Charlie Adam. Adam is not happy about coming off.

  26. 2139: 
    CLOSE!- Sunderland 1-1 Stoke

    Adam Johnson is showing glimpses of his quality now. He beats two men down the right to stand up a teasing cross which is crying out to be converted, but it evades everyone at the back stick and runs dead.

    We are into the last 10 minutes.

  27. 2138: 
    HITS THE WOODWORK- Sunderland 1-1 Stoke

    So close! Danny Graham negotiates his way out of a cul-de-sac very neatly to tee up Danny Rose, who takes everyone by surprise by shooting with his weaker right foot, he catches it well though and the shot grazes the base of the post.

    What a big goal that would have been.

  28. 2136: 
    Sunderland 1-1 Stoke

    Charlie Adam bullets a shot wide from 30 yards to leave Tony Pulis out of his seat. The Stoke boss is almost as animated as his Sunderland counterpart at the moment. He must feel this is a real opportunity to chalk up a rare away win.

  29. 2134:  
    Former Sunderland winger Kevin Kilbane on BBC Radio 5 live

    "With Sunderland in the position they found themselves in at half-time, they would probably regard this as a good point, if they can hold on to it."

    You can listen to commentary of this match on BBC Radio 5 live.

  30. 2133: 
    GREAT SAVE!- Sunderland 1-1 Stoke

    Great technique from Dean Whitehead as the Stoke man gathers a half-cleared thrown and middles a shot back in, he hits it sweet as you like but it's right at Simon Mignolet who pouches it at the second attempt.

  31. 2132: 
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    Josh Shelton: "If only Newcastle showed half the fight Sunderland have here in the second half we wouldn't be in the mess we are in #goingdown"

    Yousuf Ali: "Have a chance to kill off the game, decides to go negative. Yeah, sounds like Stoke."

  32. 2130: 
    Sunderland 1-1 Stoke

    "How many times ref?" asks Adam Johnson as he is dumped on the floor by Dean Whitehead. Free-kick to Sunderland, but the delivery is poor and it drifts harmlessly out of play. Paolo Di Canio is not happy with that.

  33. 2128: 
    Sunderland 1-1 Stoke

    John O'Shea needlessly concedes a corner with a miscued header but Simon Mignolet is able to punch it away and Sunderland look to counter. Danny Rose wastes the break though with a poor pass. Into the last 20.

  34. 2124: 
    Sunderland 1-1 Stoke

    Paolo Di Canio is on the pitch now, not just out of his technical area but on the pitch, as he protests at a refereeing decision.

    His name rings out around the Stadium of Light. Sunderland have 25 minutes to find a winner with 10 men.

    Di Canio
  35. 2123:  
    Former Sunderland winger Kevin Kilbane on BBC Radio 5 live

    "It was a brilliant ball played in from Seb Larsson and when the ball fell to John O'Shea five yards out he finished it really well. The goal has really lifted the crowd."

    You can listen to commentary of this match on BBC Radio 5 live.

  36. 2121: 
    GOAL- Sunderland 1-1 Stoke - John O'Shea (63 mins)

    Where did this come from? Sunderland are suddenly level as a corner is helped on by the head of Dean Whitehead and John O'Shea reacts smartly to get his left foot to the ball and steer it in under the boot of Asmir Begovic. Paolo Di Canio reacts in typically passionate style, turning and staring out a fan on the front row. Terrifying.

    O'Shea
  37. 2121: 
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    Jon in Eastleigh: we're seeing Paulo di canio's personality reflected in his team's performances so far this season, occasional brilliance marred by hot-headed challenges, lack of discipline and inability to cope with pressure

    Callum from Eastbourne: "Could Adam Johnson be the first player to win the premier league one season and then relegated the next?"

  38. 2118: 
    CLOSE!- Sunderland 0-1 Stoke

    But Sunderland then have a chance from a corner, with John O'Shea shooting on the turn only to see Dean Whitehead clear from the goalmouth.

    Danny Graham then again infuriates the home fans when he delays on the edge of the box and gives the ball away. We are past the hour mark.

  39. 2116: 
    CLOSE!- Sunderland 0-1 Stoke

    Stoke are really taking the sting out of this game now, passing the ball around neatly and pulling Sunderland around.

    They eventually find space on the left, with Ryan Shotton pulling the ball back to Cameron Jerome, who doesn't connect properly and his shot is blocked.

  40. 2114:  
    Former Sunderland winger Kevin Kilbane on BBC Radio 5 live

    "There's no real movement from Sunderland and Stoke are finding it very easy to play this game at the moment."

    You can listen to commentary of this match on BBC Radio 5 live.

  41. 2113: 
    Sunderland 0-1 Stoke

    This is better from the home side though, as Adam Johnson gets the ball at his feet, commits a defender and takes a shot from 20 yards, forcing Asmir Begovic into a save. It's not a hard save, but it's a save.

  42. 2110: 
    Sunderland 0-1 Stoke

    There's another wild challenge from a Sunderland man as James McClean throws himself at Jon Walters, who just skips out of his way. Walters picks out Charlie Adam breaking into the penalty area but he can't quite get there.

    Sunderland then come forward but there is no ball on for the midfielders. The crowd are growing in hostility.

  43. 2107: 
    Sunderland 0-1 Stoke

    Sunderland have started at a high tempo, perhaps with the words of an irate manager ringing in their ears, but it's quite hard to see where a goal may come from to be honest.

  44. 2103: 
    Sunderland 0-1 Stoke

    Sunderland will now end the season without their top three scorers as the injured Steven Fletcher is joined on the sidelines by the banned Craig Gardner and Stephane Sessegnon.

    Time for Danny Graham and co to step it up a notch.

  45. 2103: 
    KICK-OFF- Sunderland 0-1 Stoke

    And we are back under way.

  46. 2103: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Sunderland 0-1 Stoke

    Stoke make a half-time change as Geoff Cameron replaces Marc Wilson.

  47. 2101: 

    The last time Sunderland won a Premier League match at home after having a man sent off was way back in October 2000 when they beat Chelsea 1-0.

    Who was the man sent-off? Our very own Kevin Kilbane...

  48. 2058: 
    GOING DOWN?

    From Dave in London: "a quick search has confirmed that Nathan Blake holds the Premier League record with 5 relegations with 5 separate teams. An impressive accolade indeed."

  49. 2056: 
    Gardner sent off

    A penny for Craig Gardner's thoughts at half time? A terrible challenge has left his side with a massive challenge.

  50. 2053: 
    GOING DOWN?

    The question that started our public naming and shaming of those with a taste for a relegation, namely whether Steven Fletcher could be the first man to go down with three Premier League teams, has been cleared up a bit.

    Fletcher won't go down three years in three successive years. He had two years in the top flight with Wolves.

  51. 2052:  
    Former Sunderland winger Kevin Kilbane on BBC Radio 5 live

    "Steven Nzonzi is dominating the midfield for Stoke and he and Dean Whitehead have been able to put passes in and they have not been challenged.

    "Sunderland are not at the races and even before the sending off they were struggling. Stoke are dominating and Sunderland are going to struggle being down to 10 men. There is no intensity to Sunderland and they have not got the crowd going."

    You can listen to commentary of this match on BBC Radio 5 live.

  52. 2049: 
    IN THE ZONE

    As it stands, Sunderland will be in the relegation zone if Wigan beat Swansea tomorrow.

    That's a lot of ifs, I grant you. But worth noting.

  53. 2048: 
    HALF-TIME- Sunderland 0-1 Stoke
  54. 2048: 
    CLOSE!- Sunderland 0-1 Stoke

    Adam Johnson has a free-kick 25 yards out and he catches it cleanly, the ball moves a lot in the air and ends up just past the far post.

  55. 2046: 
    CLOSE!- Sunderland 0-1 Stoke

    Cameron Jerome heads wide from a crossfield pass as Stoke continue to boss the play as we approach half-time. Lee Mason and his officials could be in for a fiery reception when the whistle goes.

  56. 2045: 
    GOING DOWN?

    James in Bristol: "Re 20:27 - Nigel Quashie has been relegated from the Premier League with QPR, Nottingham Forest, Southampton and West Brom. He's awfully good at it."

    Raj: "Nigel Quashie was the relegation king. He would have added West Ham to the three he already had under his belt too but got injured whereupon the Hammers achieved the great escape courtesy of Tevez & co in 2007."

    Anon: "Re Mark Adamson at 2027. In the late 90s, Neil Redfearn went down with Barnsley and Charlton in successive seasons. He went to Bradford the following year but they stayed up. So yes, Steven Fletcher could be the first Prem player to go down in three successive years!"

  57. 2043:  
    Former Sunderland winger Kevin Kilbane on BBC Radio 5 live

    "Craig Gardner will be sitting in the dressing room wishing the ground would swallow him up for his moment of madness, but Sunderland need to keep their discipline and not be affected by it.

    "Adam pulled out of the challenge, but Gardner went over the top of him and Adam is lucky it was not more serious. He could have been carried off on a stretcher."

    You can listen to commentary of this match on BBC Radio 5 live.

  58. 2042: 
    Sunderland 0-1 Stoke

    Peter Crouch is awfully deep for Stoke - in fact he is in his own area as he tracks back to make a challenge. Stoke then craft a good opening as Cameron Jerome finds space on the right and lays the ball back for goalscorer Jon Walters - but his shot is blocked.

  59. 2040: 
    Sunderland 0-1 Stoke

    Stoke are making the most of their extra man as they move the ball about smartly. The final ball is lacking though as Charlie Adam overhits his pass towards Cameron Jerome.

  60. 2038:  
    Former Sunderland winger Kevin Kilbane on BBC Radio 5 live

    "I think it's a definite red card. Craig Gardner has gone over the ball. As soon as I saw the tackle I thought 'red card'. It looks a horrendous challenge, he has not even gone in to win the ball. It was certainly the right decision by Lee Mason."

    You can listen to commentary of this match on BBC Radio 5 live.

  61. 2038: 
    GOING DOWN?

    Richard Underwood: "I think Hermann Hreidarsson holds the record for most Prem relegations as a player."

    Liam Bennett: "Robbie Savage for Birmingham City, Leicester City and Derby County."

    Robert Gleed: "Stephen Hunt managed three relegations with three different clubs!"

    Abuahmedseem Shohid: "‏Tal Ben Haim's team has been relegated in his last four seasons, twice with Portsmouth, once with West Ham and now with QPR"

  62. 2035: 
    Sunderland 0-1 Stoke

    A Sunderland fan is on the pitch now and seems to be gesturing at Danny Graham. I'm not sure what that is all about, but it's quite a testy atmosphere in the stadium now.

    Jack Colback has gone to take Craig Gardner's place at right-back, with Adam Johnson moving on to the wing.

  63. 2033: 
    RED CARD- Craig Gardner (Sunderland) - 34 mins

    For the second game in a row Sunderland are down to 10 men. Craig Gardner is late on Charlie Adam, it's one-footed but it's high and is right on the ankle. I don't think referee Lee Mason had any other option. A mountain to climb now for Paolo Di Canio's side.

  64. 2030: 
    Sunderland 0-1 Stoke

    That man Adam Johnson tries to unlock the Stoke defence with a lob-wedge of a pass over the top but none of his team-mates are on the same wavelength and the move breaks down.

    Half an hour in and I've not mentioned Stoke goalkeeper Asmir Begovic once yet.

  65. 2029:  
    Former Sunderland winger Kevin Kilbane on BBC Radio 5 live

    "James McClean has not been the best performer this year and he looks low on confidence. When you are having a spell like that you don't want to be trying to shoot from 30 yards to try to end that run.

    "Looking at Sunderland, Adam Johnson is looking like their most important player. If they are to get back in the game it will be through Johnson."

    You can listen to commentary of this match on BBC Radio 5 live.

  66. 2027: 
    GET INVOLVED

    Liam Sharpe: "Di Canio's setup tonight would get plenty of little red dots on Football Manager - Colback, Gardner and Larsson definitely."

    Mark Adamson: "If Sunderland go down will Steven Fletcher be the first man to be relegated with three different clubs?"

    Good question Mark. Didn't Neil Redfearn get relegated pretty much every year in the late 1990s?

  67. 2025: 
    Sunderland 0-1 Stoke

    James McClean takes a terrible decision 35 yards from goal as the winger takes on a shot which barely reaches the dead ball line. A horrible shot, and he had at least three team-mates in space to pick out. The Sunderland crowd are disgusted.

  68. 2023: 
    GET INVOLVED

    Sean: "Everyone starting to see why Martin O'Neill struggled? Squad is just not good enough!"

  69. 2022:  
    Former Sunderland winger Kevin Kilbane on BBC Radio 5 live

    "Stoke's best performance of the season came when they beat Liverpool 3-1 on Boxing Day and they played with a real high intensity on that day.

    "They haven't really done that since but today they look up for it."

    You can listen to commentary of this match on BBC Radio 5 live.

  70. 2022: 
    Sunderland 0-1 Stoke

    Stoke win another corner but Simon Mignolet is commanding to come and take charge. Sunderland then attack, with Adam Johnson eventually firing over from 20 yards. We are midway through the first half.

  71. 2020: 
    Sunderland 0-1 Stoke

    Stoke are having a good spell in midfield, with the fully fit Charlie Adam seeing plenty of the ball on the left. Steven Nzonzi may be an injury problem for Tony Pulis now though as he limps through the centre circle.

  72. 2017:  
    Former Sunderland winger Kevin Kilbane on BBC Radio 5 live

    "Stoke are looking confident and the Sunderland crowd are going to get more anxious the longer this game goes on.

    "Sunderland do not have the height up front to challenge Huth and Shawcross and that is going to be tough for the home side. That is where they miss Steven Fletcher, who would be attacking the crosses that go into the box."

    You can listen to commentary of this match on BBC Radio 5 live.

  73. 2016: 
    Sunderland 0-1 Stoke

    Ouch indeed.

    Charlie Adam goes off piste as he challenges for the ball on the touchline, he picks up speed on the watered turf and slams into the advertising boards at a rate of knots. I felt that one from up here.

    Adam is made of stern stuff though and is able to carry on.

  74. 2014: 
    Sunderland 0-1 Stoke

    Is there anything more infuriating than watching your team mess up a throw-in?

    Sunderland fans agree with me as Craig Gardner just throws the ball right out of play. Basics.

  75. 2014: 
    GET INVOLVED

    Paul Watson: "Celebrated that goal like a Stoke fan! Another 4 would be nice please. Yours truly, a worried toon fan."

  76. 2012: 
    YELLOW CARD- Sunderland 0-1 Stoke

    Dean Whitehead is the first man into the book as the Stoke man pulls back Adam Johnson as he runs through the middle. Booked against his old club. Sunderland's crowd are still behind their lads.

  77. 2011:  
    Former Sunderland winger Kevin Kilbane on BBC Radio 5 live

    "It was a really good ball into the box by Charlie Adam. Simon Mignolet could not come to collect it and Walters made no mistake on the second attempt.

    "He has certainly silenced the Stadium of Light here and Sunderland have been edgy when they have been playing at home recently."

    You can listen to commentary of this match on BBC Radio 5 live.

  78. 2010: 
    Sunderland 0-1 Stoke

    That was a terrible goal to concede. Really dire.

    Sunderland react well though to fashion an opening, as James McClean sees his shot deflect over the top.

  79. 2008: 
    GOAL- Sunderland 0-1 Stoke - Jon Walters (9 mins)

    What a dreadful start for Paolo Di Canio's men as Stoke score from their first corner.

    Charlie Adam whips the ball in, Jon Walters wins the header and while his effort hits Danny Graham, Walters reacts quickly to hammer the loose ball in off the underside of the crossbar.

    Jon Walters
  80. 2008: 
    GET INVOLVED

    Chris Parker: "People give Danny Graham stick but he gets absolutely no assistance! Need two up front, instead of this lone striker obsession."

  81. 2004: 
    Sunderland 0-0 Stoke

    Danny Graham hasn't scored for Sunderland yet but he makes a great run to get in behind Ryan Shawcross and win a corner for the home side. Very bright and alert from the former Swansea man.

    Seb Larsson then hammers the loose ball over the top from the set-piece.

  82. 2004:  
    Former Sunderland winger Kevin Kilbane on BBC Radio 5 live

    "Sunderland are playing Craig Gardner at right-back and we all thought it would be Jack Colback doing that. But Paolo Di Canio has tinkered with it and it will be interesting to see how much Gardner gets to overlap and support James McClean."

    You can listen to commentary of this match on BBC Radio 5 live.

  83. 2002: 
    Sunderland 0-0 Stoke

    The home fans are in very good voice tonight as they try and lift their side. Thankfully there is no real kit clash as I first feared.

    Stoke put the first testing cross in from Marc Wilson but Sunderland get their lines cleared.

  84. 2000:  
    Former Sunderland winger Kevin Kilbane on BBC Radio 5 live

    "I really don't expect many goals tonight. I think Stoke will try and nullify them and Sunderland will find it hard to break the Potters down."

    You can listen to commentary of this match on BBC Radio 5 live.

  85. 2000: 
    KICK-OFF- Sunderland 0-0 Stoke

    The home side get us under way at the Stadium of Light.

  86. 1957: 

    Stoke are rather confusingly also playing in stripes tonight, red and navy plays red and white. My eyesight is bad enough without this distraction.

  87. 1955: 

    Sunderland's FA Cup winning squad of 1973 are being applauded out on the pitch before the current first team make their way out there.

  88. 1954:  
    BBC Radio 5 liveSunderland v Stoke (2000 BST)

    Former Sunderland striker Marco Gabbiadini on BBC Radio 5 live: "Paolo has not had much time to change things, but he has already had a good reaction from his players.

    "At half-time at Aston Villa it was fairly even, but the wheels came off after Stephane Sessegnon's sending off.

    "Sunderland do not get beaten badly very often, it's usually very tight."

  89. 1950: 

    As quite a few Swindon fans reminded me earlier on this afternoon, Paolo Di Canio has some previous with Stoke.

    Last August, Stoke were knocked out of the League Cup by Di Canio's Swindon Town, who won 4-3 after extra time.

  90. 1949: 
    WHAT THE MANAGERS SAY- Sunderland v Stoke (2000 BST)
    Paolo Di Canio

    Sunderland manager Paolo Di Canio: "When I signed we knew the fight for survival would go to the last game, but hopefully it can end earlier if we win today.

    "In my opinion we have enough quality to try and win this game.

    "The shock from last week was big as we had come from a good run with two wins. It was a big slap in the face but my players are ready for the final battle.

    "Danny Graham is in good form, full of confidence and I'm confident from now to the end of the season he will score some important goals for us."

  91. 1948: 
    GET INVOLVED

    James Hunter: "On the train home from Brentford. Absolutely gutted, a cruel way to go out. I like seeing the FL getting more exposure though."

    Jonathan Brook: "Three hours of exam revision for tonight, plans bound to be scuppered by a 7-6 thriller at Sunderland, just how these things work."

  92. 1946: 
    BRENTFORD REACH PLAY-OFF FINAL

    BBC Sport's Rob Stevens at Griffin Park: "The Brentford players are now on a lap of honour at Griffin Park and who can blame them. They didn't make it easy on themselves after giving away their lead in the very last minute. The feeling is one of relief for Bees fans and now they can look forward to a trip to Wembley to face Yeovil. Could this be the first time Brentford win promotion through the play-offs at what will be their seventh attempt?

  93. 1945:  
    Juliette Ferrington, BBC Sport

    Fun and games working with this lot on @bbc5live tonight, full commentary coming up from the SoL.

    BBC team
  94. 1945:  
    BBC Radio 5 liveSunderland v Stoke (2000 BST)
    Mark Chapman

    Tonight's game is live on BBC Radio 5 live, with Mark Chapman presenting and Kevin Kilbane in the summariser's hotseat.

    You can listen on the wireless or online from 2000 BST.

  95. 1943: 

    Everyone in the bottom half is still in the relegation picture in the Premier League. A win for Sunderland tonight, and a win for Wigan tomorrow, and it will be Newcastle who fall into the bottom three.

    A win for Sunderland tonight will also leave them level on points with Stoke, Aston Villa and Fulham. Nobody is safe yet.

  96. 1936: 
    GET INVOLVED

    San Paulo: "I've watched four matches this weekend, two nil-nils & two one-nils! #Sunderland & #Stoke you better put on a show!"

    All I've got to say is "Where were you, where were you, where were you at Griffin Park?"

  97. 1934: 

    With Wigan playing tomorrow, Sunderland are in dire need of a home win tonight.

    If they lose, and Wigan beat Swansea, then Paolo Di Canio's men will be in the drop zone with two games left.

  98. 1925: 
    LINE-UPS- Sunderland v Stoke (2000 BST)

    Sunderland: Mignolet, Colback, Cuellar, O'Shea, Rose, Larsson, Gardner, N'Diaye, McClean, Johnson, Graham. Subs: Westwood, Bardsley, Kilgallon, Vaughan, Mangane, Marrs, Mandron.

    Stoke: Begovic, Wilson, Shawcross, Huth, Shotton, Nzonzi, Adam, Whitehead, Walters, Crouch, Jerome. Subs: Sorensen, Cameron, Palacios, Jones, Owen, Kightly, Etherington.

    Referee: Lee Mason (Lancashire)

  99. 1922: 
    Sunderland v Stoke (2000 BST)

    Lest we forget there is a top-flight game on the horizon, as Sunderland make two changes from the side thrashed 6-1 at Aston Villa last Monday.

    James McClean comes in for the suspended Stephane Sessegnon with Jack Colback starting in place of Phil Bardsley, who is one of the substitutes.

    Stoke also make a couple of changes from their last match, a 1-0 win against Norwich. A groin strain rules out Glenn Whelan and Dean Whitehead starts, while Marc Wilson replaces Andy Wilkinson, who has not recovered from a back injury.

  100. 1921: 

    You have to feel for Swindon, who never gave up on that tie, scoring a stoppage-time equaliser and then going down to 10 men. It had to be the teenage striker who missed the vital kick as well didn't it?

    Harsh stuff. But Brentford will now face Yeovil at Wembley on 19 May for a place in the Championship.

    Brentford fans
  101. 1920: 

    The fans are on the pitch - and what a play-off semi-final! It had everything.

  102.  
    BRENTFORD INTO PLAY-OFF FINAL
  103.  
    SCORES!- Brentford 5-4 Swindon - Adam Forshaw

    What a way to seal it. Adam Forshaw rifles it into the roof of the net. Wes Foderingham left rooted to the spot.

  104.  
    SCORES!- Brentford 4-4 Swindon - Gary Roberts

    Belter. Drills it right into the corner.

  105.  
    SCORES!- Brentford 4-3 Swindon - Tony Craig

    Tony Craig goes aerial and finds the top corner. Brave spot-kick.

  106.  
    SAVED!- Brentford 3-3 Swindon - Miles Storey

    Simon Moore reads Miles Storey's body shape and gets down low to make the stop.

  107.  
    SCORES!- Brentford 3-3 Swindon - Harlee Dean

    Solid contact, not quite in the corner but good enough.

  108.  
    SCORES!- Brentford 2-3 Swindon - James Collins

    He enjoyed that. Confident spot-kick, keeper no chance.

  109.  
    SCORES!- Brentford 2-2 Swindon - Paul Hayes

    Sends the keeper the wrong way, rolling it home with ease.

  110.  
    SCORES!- Brentford 1-2 Swindon - Aden Flint

    Slips but scores. Takes a massive divot but the power carries it into the bottom corner.

  111.  
    SCORES!- Brentford 1-1 Swindon - Sam Saunders

    Another decent penalty, low and into the corner.

  112.  
    SCORES!- Brentford 0-1 Swindon - Joe Devera

    Simon Moore guesses correctly but it's good enough to beat the keeper. Advantage Swindon.

  113. 1912: 
    PENALTY SHOOT-OUT

    Swindon are going first. Good luck to them all...

  114. 1911: 

    We are still waiting, the coin toss and checking of lists is going on in the centre circle.

  115. 1908: 
    PENALTY SHOOT-OUT

    What a game that was!

    For every one's convenience, I'll reset the score to 0-0 in each entry during the shootout. Both sides are in a huddle now as Swindon keeper Wes Foderingham has some treatment on that cramp.

  116. 1907: 
    FULL-TIME- Brentford 3-3 Swindon (agg 4-4)

    That's it. A classic goes to spot-kicks.

  117. 1905: 
    Brentford 3-3 Swindon (agg 4-4)

    Final minute of the 120 then. One last twist?

  118. 1905: 
    GET INVOLVED

    Tone: "Holding my breath as one lucky enough to wear the Brentford shirt in the late 80s, come on you Bees! You can do it!"

    Jan, Reading: "Good thing the play offs don't have the silly away goals rule, they're far more exciting this way!"

  119. 1903: 
    Brentford 3-3 Swindon (agg 4-4)

    Swindon keeper Wes Foderingham is now down with cramp. It's like a schoolboy international.

  120. 1901: 
    GREAT SAVE!- Brentford 3-3 Swindon (agg 4-4)

    What a finish to the game. I doff my cap to both sides. Clayton Donaldson has another shot saved by Wes Foderingham, and we are into the last four minutes of extra-time.

  121. 1858: 
    PENALTY APPEAL- Brentford 3-3 Swindon (agg 4-4)

    From the following corner Brentford have a penalty shout as Adam Forshaw tangles with Massimo Luongo.

    Clayton Donaldson then goes down seconds later - nothing is given, other than a yellow card to Donaldson.

  122. 1858: 
    GREAT SAVE!- Brentford 3-3 Swindon (agg 4-4)

    Fate tempted! Clayton Donaldson almost has his hat-trick, latching on to Paul Hayes' pass, but Wes Foderingham makes a big save to keep his shot out.

  123. 1857: 
    Brentford 3-3 Swindon (agg 4-4)

    It's a familiar period of extra-time so far. Dare I tempt fate, but it's not very often you have many chances in the additional 30. Both teams shut up shop as a rule.

  124. 1857: 
    GET INVOLVED

    Alan, Reds fan: "My wife is wondering what this raving madman has done with her husband."

  125. 1854: 
    Brentford 3-3 Swindon (agg 4-4)

    Will the managers be thinking about their nominated five penalty takers now? We have 10 minutes of extra-time left.

    Both sides have made all their substitutions so there's no chance for an 'expert' to come on.

  126. 1852: 
    Sunderland v Stoke (2000 BST)

    "The poison of complacency," was Paolo Di Canio's reflection on the 6-1 thumping by Aston Villa last Monday. Sunderland looked in rude health following impressive victories over Newcastle and Everton, but Di Canio must now quickly find the antidote to whatever infected his players at Villa Park otherwise Sunderland could find themselves in the bottom three by the end of this week.

    Stoke are, by comparison, a picture of health and will rubber-stamp their status as a Premier League club if they beat Sunderland this evening.

  127. 1851: 

    With the extension of this game, I'd almost forgotten about the day's Premier League game, which is ghosting in late doors...

  128. 1850: 
    EXTRA TIME- Brentford 3-3 Swindon (agg 4-4)

    Back under way then.

  129. 1848: 
    Flint

    What a moment for the Swindon fans behind that goal - Aden Flint heads in a last-gasp equaliser at the end of 90 minutes. I wonder if anybody had headed for home and missed out?

  130. 1847: 
    HALF-TIME- Brentford 3-3 Swindon (agg 4-4)

    Half time in extra-time. This has got shoot-out written all over it hasn't it?...

  131. 1845: 
    GET INVOLVED

    Tom Johnson: "Last season Brentford missed two penalties against Stevenage to hand them their play off spot. Don't fancy penalties do they?"

  132. 1845: 
    Brentford 3-3 Swindon (agg 4-4)

    BBC Sport's Rob Stevens at Griffin Park: "Nathan Byrne's sending off might be the tonic Brentford need to get back on the front foot. They have looked leggy and second best since Joe Devera made it 3-2."

  133. 1843: 
    Brentford 3-3 Swindon (agg 4-4)

    So Swindon are down to 10 men for the final 20 minutes of extra-time. They don't want to be just sitting back though.

  134. 1842: 
    RED CARD- Nathan Byrne (Swindon)

    As if we hadn't had enough drama, Swindon are down to 10 men. Nathan Byrne - who was on loan with Brentford a few years back - sees a second yellow card for handball as he fell over and stopped Clayton Donaldson picking up the pieces.

  135. 1840: 
    Brentford 3-3 Swindon (agg 4-4)

    Sam Saunders hits a free-kick into the wall and it arcs away for a corner. Brentford having some pressure for the first time in a long time, but Swindon mop up easily.

  136. 1837: 
    YELLOW CARD- Brentford 3-3 Swindon (agg 4-4)

    Swindon's Gary Roberts goes into the book, as does Brentford defender Jake Bidwell. It's that sort of start to extra-time.

  137. 1836: 

    Tim G, I have to tell you, that it's not always like this...

    Swindon celebrate
  138. 1836: 
    GET INVOLVED

    Jordan Poulos: "I thought that game had it all. League One has it's own AUGEROOOOOO moment. Incredible, Deja Vu for Brentford."

    Ron Walker: "Box-office for the fans indeed. And possibly life shortening."

    Tim G: "Not somebody who usually watches lower league football, but after today I wont miss any more play-offs! Incredible!"

  139. 1834:  
    Phil McNulty, BBC Sport Chief Football Writer

    "Need a tough constitution to be a #Brentford fan. Denied and then denied again. Now have to pick themselves up again."

  140. 1834: 
    Brentford 3-3 Swindon (agg 4-4)

    Swindon immediately force a corner at the same end, but Brentford hack this one away. How do you recover from all these last-gasp goals?!

  141. 1833:  
    Mark Pougatch, BBC Radio 5 live

    "Insane at Griffin Park. If I were a Brentford fan I'd be heading to one of those four pubs at the corners. & then another. Then another..."

  142. 1832: 
    EXTRA TIME- Brentford 3-3 Swindon (agg 4-4)

    We are under way in extra-time.

  143. 1831: 

    Brentford's last three games:

    Missed a penalty to miss out on automatic promotion in stoppage time.

    Scored a penalty in stoppage-time to draw with Swindon.

    Concede a goal in stoppage-time to draw with Swindon. Box-office stuff.

  144. 1831: 
    GET INVOLVED

    Aidan Williams: "This is what people who only focus on the Prem miss out on. Such brilliant drama."

    Liam Hadley: "The playoffs have produced better matches than any premier league game all season! Lower leagues are severely underrated."

    Thomas: "A last minute goal when Brentford thought they were all but there, sound familiar?"

  145. 1829: 
    GET INVOLVED

    Bally: "Get in, where's that beer?"

  146. 1827: 
    Brentford 3-3 Swindon (agg 4-4)

    Wow! What a finish, what a game!

    It's extra-time then. The play-offs deliver once again.

  147. 1827: 
    FULL-TIME- Brentford 3-3 Swindon (agg 4-4)
  148. 1826: 

    That is quite remarkable!

  149. 1826: 
    GOAL- Brentford 3-3 Swindon (agg 4-4) - Aden Flint (90+5 mins)

    Unreal! Brentford clear the first corner of the line but seconds later, Gary Roberts delivers for Aden Flint to smash a header into the net from close range! What a finale!

  150. 1825: 
    CLOSE!- Brentford 3-2 Swindon (agg 4-3)

    ...and it's off the line!

  151. 1824: 
    Brentford 3-2 Swindon (agg 4-3)

    Swindon win a corner...

  152. 1823: 
    GET INVOLVED

    Ben Rosier: "Heart pounding. Unbelievable. Come on bees."

  153. 1821: 
    INJURY TIME- Brentford 3-2 Swindon (agg 4-3)

    Into five minutes of added time. Brentford fans can almost taste those over-priced fish and chips now...

  154. 1818: 
    HITS THE WOODWORK- Brentford 3-2 Swindon (agg 4-3)

    Oh so close! Brentford almost book their Wembley bus as Sam Saunders curls a lovely effort against the face of the crossbar from 20 yards. That deserved to go in.

  155. 1817: 
    FINAL FIVE- Brentford 3-2 Swindon (agg 4-3)

    Brentford clear another Swindon corner as we enter the last five minutes...

  156. 1814: 
    GET INVOLEVD

    Bobby Neave: "I've bitten my nails to the bone at work today reading this live reporting! C'mon you Bees!"

  157. 1813: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Brentford 3-2 Swindon (agg 4-3)

    The question over whether Marcello Trotta would take a penalty in any potential shoot-out for Brentford is answered as he comes off to be replaced by Paul Hayes. Eight minutes left now.

  158. 1811: 
    YELLOW CARD- Brentford 3-2 Swindon (agg 4-3)

    Brentford midfielder Toumani Diagouraga crashes into Massimo Luongo in midfield and goes into the book. Swindon are pushing men forwards now as we edge into the last 10 minutes.

  159. 1809: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Brentford 3-2 Swindon (agg 4-3)

    It's the final roll of the dice for Swindon as teenage striker Miles Storey comes on for Simon Ferry.

  160. 1809: 
    GET INVOLVED

    Bally on text: "Another goal please Swindon. Extra time means more footy and another beer!"

    Sean: "Going by the excitement of these play-offs, there should be a play off for champions league between 4th & 5th."

  161. 1807: 
    PENALTY APPEAL- Brentford 3-2 Swindon (agg 4-3)

    Penalty appeal at the other end now as Sam Saunders delivers a cross which appears to hit the arm of Swindon's Alan McCormack as he tried to head it away.

    Into the last 15 minutes now...

  162. 1805: 
    PENALTY APPEAL- Brentford 3-2 Swindon (agg 4-3)

    Swindon have two muted penalty appeals in a matter of seconds, as first James Collins thinks he is pushed and then they want handball against Sam Saunders. It looks like the ball brushed his thigh though.

  163. 1800: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Brentford 3-2 Swindon (agg 4-3)

    Brentford make a change as Sam Saunders comes on to replace his housemate, winger Harry Forrester. He looks spent, but he's had a fine game.

    We are into the last 20 minutes.

  164. 1759: 
    Brentford 3-2 Swindon (agg 4-3)

    Swindon have found some belief now, and are playing their best football of the whole game. Gary Roberts and Simon Ferry are having more of a say in midfield.

  165. 1758: 

    At least you haven't missed a five-goal thriller in the spring sunshine eh Mike?...

  166. 1757: 
    GET INVOLVED

    Mike in Guildford: "Really wish my car hadn't broken down!!! [see 1632]."

  167. 1757: 
    Brentford 3-2 Swindon (agg 4-3)

    BBC Sport's Rob Stevens at Griffin Park: "Swindon have the wind back in their sails after Joe Devera's emphatic volley. Both sides are battling for every ball and it's very cagey. This could prove to be a critical phase in the game."

  168. 1755: 
    CLOSE!- Brentford 3-2 Swindon (agg 4-3)

    Both sides are going for it now, as Brentford sense that one more goal may be enough to finally see off this stubborn Swindon side. Harry Forester tries a curler into the top corner but it flies wide.

    James Collins then hooks a shot wide on the turn for Swindon. This last 25 minutes could be tense stuff.

  169. 1753: 
    GET INVOLVED

    Chris Palmer: "Play-offs so far have been absolutely brilliant!"

    Sam Loaker: "Come on Brentford! Cheering from Canada!"

    Ben Franklin: "The Play-Offs are more exciting than any Premiership football. Great stuff!"

  170. 1751: 
    Brentford 3-2 Swindon (agg 4-3)

    Swindon have half an hour to find another goal. They have not played well at all to be honest but they are still in there fighting. There look to be more goals in this one yet!

  171. 1748: 
    GOAL- Brentford 3-2 Swindon (agg 4-3) - Joe Devera (57 mins)

    Swindon just won't lie down! They force a corner, Aden Flint sees his header blocked in the goalmouth, and the ball falls for right-back Joe Devera, who nearly takes the net out with a rasping finish from close range.

    We are back in business again.

    Joe Devera
  172. 1746: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Brentford 3-1 Swindon (agg 4-2)

    Tom Adeyemi motions to the bench that he will be alright to continue, but Uwe Rosler takes the matter into his own hands and replaces him with former Swindon man Jonathan Douglas.

  173. 1745: 
    Brentford 3-1 Swindon (agg 4-2)

    James Collins gets on the ball for the first time for Swindon as he wins a throw in enemy territory. Brentford have a worry over midfielder Tom Adeyemi goes down holding his shoulder.

  174. 1742: 
    GET INVOLVED

    Shaun Donovan: "02.30 here in Sydney, was worried if I'd fall asleep halfway through the game. No chance of that. EBB (Easy, Beesy, Beautiful.)"

  175. 1742: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Brentford 3-1 Swindon (agg 4-2)

    Swindon make two quick changes, as Raffaelle de Vita and James Collins are on in place of Adam Rooney and Andy Williams. Now's your chance to go down in Swindon history lads...

  176. 1740: 
    Brentford 3-1 Swindon (agg 4-2)

    Que Sera is ringing out at Griffin Park, and you'd be a brave man to back against the Bees now. What a nightmare of a start for Swindon, who need two goals to force their way back level.

    Away goals do not count though.

  177. 1738: 
    GOAL- Brentford 3-1 Swindon (agg 4-2) - Clayton Donaldson (47 mins)

    That could well be that!

    Swindon midfielder Gary Roberts plays a terrible ball across midfield, Clayton Donaldson intercepts on the halfway line and Swindon are in real trouble. The striker bears down on goal, he has Marcello Trotta in support but the striker is full of confidence and chips a deft finish over the keeper and into the corner. Classy, classy goal.

    Donaldson
  178. 1736: 
    KICK-OFF- Brentford 2-1 Swindon (agg 3-2)

    Here we go then. Can Swindon come back or are Brentford going to join Yeovil in the League One play-off fnial?

  179. 1735: 

    Chris Harmer: "Swindon can't end the season this way. Comeback in the second half!"

  180. 1731: 
    Brentford 2-1 Swindon (agg 3-2)

    BBC Sport's Rob Stevens at Griffin Park: "The Bees deserve their lead but Swindon stopper Wes Foderingham is almost keeping his side in it single-handedly. He made a great save to deny Clayton Donaldson with the score at 2-0 and then kept out a stunning volley from Harry Forrester just before half-time."

  181. 1730: 
    Donaldson

    Clayton Donaldson and Marcello Trotta were immense up front for Brentford in that first 45 minutes. Swindon - who named an unchanged side from the first leg remember - looked off the pace. I wonder if we'll see any changes at the break?

  182. 1726: 
    Sunderland v Stoke (2000 BST)

    Funny you should say that Sean, because I put it to you that the two are not mutually exclusive.

    We've got Premier League football coming up - Stoke host former Swindon manager Paolo Di Canio's new side, Sunderland in a ding-dong of a dogfight at the bottom.

  183. 1724: 
    GET INVOLVED

    Sean Whittall: "Who needs Premier League football when there's this sort of excitement in League One and Two play-offs.?"

  184. 1722: 

    What a half! End-to-end stuff, though no doubt that Brentford had the best of it. Swindon manager Kevin MacDonald will be pleased to get his side in and have the chance to sort them out.

  185. 1721: 
    HALF-TIME- Brentford 2-1 Swindon (agg 3-2)
  186. 1719: 
    GREAT SAVE!- Brentford 2-1 Swindon (agg 3-2)

    Oh what a goal this would have been! Clayton Donaldson gets away down the right, drills over a powerful ball to find Harry Forrester steaming in off the left wing, he catches a volley Paul Scholes would be proud of, and Swindon keeper Wes Foderingham just gets something behind it to beat the ball to safety.

    That was travelling!

  187. 1719: 
    Brentford 2-1 Swindon (agg 3-2)
    Adam Rooney

    It's a goal in each net so far from Swindon man Adam Rooney. He has made amends for that early own goal.

  188. 1717: 
    GET INVOLVED

    James from London: "Even though we are leading, still a very nervous bees fan. Six league playoffs before, six failures. But you know what they say, records are there to be broken!"

  189. 1715: 
    GOAL- Brentford 2-1 Swindon (agg 3-2) - Adam Rooney (44 mins)

    Well, well well! From nowhere Swindon are back in with a shout.

    Massimo Luongo carries the ball downfield before finding Adam Rooney. He plays in Gary Roberts with a neat reverse pass, and when Roberts keeps his cool to lay the ball back to Rooney, he somehow evades five Brentford defenders to slam in from seven yards. That has teed up the second half a treat.

  190. 1714: 
    GREAT SAVE!- Brentford 2-0 Swindon (agg 3-1)

    Clayton Donaldson almost secures the Bees' place at Wembley, rising to head Jake Bidwell's free-kick at the far post, but Wes Foderingham keeps it out with his knees. That is a massive stop.

  191. 1711: 
    GOAL- Brentford 2-0 Swindon (agg 3-1) - Clayton Donaldson (40 mins)

    And that miss proves costly as Brentford double their lead on the night to move into pole position.

    Marcello Trotta is again elusive, on the right this time, and he plays in strike partner Clayton Donaldson who fires home left-footed from 20 yards. He hits the shot early, and it's right in the corner. Great hit.

  192. 1710: 
    CLOSE!- Brentford 1-0 Swindon (agg 2-1)

    After keeping their heads afloat, Swindon finally have a sight of goal at the other end. Andy Williams takes a throw-in with his back to goal, swivels away from a marker but fires over the top.

    Decent chance.

  193. 1707: 
    Brentford 1-0 Swindon (agg 2-1)

    Swindon have finally been able to take a breath after that burst of attacking play from Brentford. With 10 minutes to go until half-time the visitors are just about hanging on.

  194. 1707: 
    GET INVOLVED

    Sandeep Mishra: "Supporting Swindon all the way from Nepal...come on you reds!!"

  195. 1702: 
    HITS THE WOODWORK- Brentford 1-0 Swindon (agg 2-1)

    This boy is quality! Marcello Trotta receives the ball with his back to goal, shrugs off the challenge of Joe Devera to roll away from him and fires in a low shot from the edge of the box only to see it thud back off the base of the post.

    Brentford are all over Swindon.

  196. 1659: 
    GREAT SAVE!- Brentford 1-0 Swindon (agg 2-1)

    Wave upon wave of Brentford attacks now, as Harry Forrester drives in a low shot which forces Wes Foderingham into a one-handed save.

    Can Swindon see this out? They are on the ropes now...

  197. 1658: 
    CLOSE!- Brentford 1-0 Swindon (agg 2-1)

    Brentford's tails are up now as Marcello Trotta is again too good for his defenders, getting away in the left channel and sending in a low shot which is deflected into the side-netting. Harry Forrester's corner this time comes to nothing though.

  198. 1655: 
    GOAL- Brentford 1-0 Swindon (agg 2-1) - Adam Rooney OG (24 mins)

    And the corner proves fruitful for the Bees as they take the lead! The ball is whipped in at great pace, Marcello Trotta tries an overhead kick and while he misses the ball, it hits the head of Swindon forward Adam Rooney and he can only steer it into his own net.

    Advantage Brentford.

  199. 1654: 
    Brentford 0-0 Swindon (agg 1-1)
    Brentford fans

    The home fans are in fine voice as the tricky Marcello Trotta wins a corner.

  200. 1653: 
    GET INVOLVED

    Callum Mawston: "Glued to the commentary for the Brentford v Swindon game when I should really be revising for tomorrow's exam. Come on Swindon! "

  201. 1650: 
    CLOSE!- Brentford 0-0 Swindon (agg 1-1)

    Plenty of rough-and-tumble now as first Swindon striker Andy Williams collides with Bees keeper Simon Moore, before at the other end Clayton Donaldson gets to the ball just before Wes Foderingham, but he loops his shot wide of the open goal.

    We have had 20 minutes and it's as we were.

  202. 1646: 
    Brentford 0-0 Swindon (agg 1-1)

    BBC Sport's Rob Stevens at Griffin Park: "10 minutes gone and Brentford have had the better of the play but Bees keeper Simon Moore was forced to tip over a header from Aden Flint with a minute on the clock."

  203. 1645: 
    Brentford 0-0 Swindon (agg 1-1)

    It's all a bit scrappy, as Harry Forrester arrives at the back post but heads over the top. The hosts well on top so far.

  204. 1640: 
    Brentford 0-0 Swindon (agg 1-1)

    Brentford win a corner which is headed away and Swindon immediately counter at pace, with Simon Ferry leading the charge but he is well tackled.

  205. 1637: 
    Brentford 0-0 Swindon (agg 1-1)

    It's settled down after that manic opening, with the home side beginning to dictate the play. Swindon standing up well so far though.

  206. 1634: 
    Brentford 0-0 Swindon (agg 1-1)

    Lovely jinking run from left to right from Brentford winger Harry Forrester, and he gets his head up to slide in a fine pass into the stride of leading goalscorer Clayton Donaldson. The former Crewe man is in behind the Swindon defence but keeper Wes Foderingham is out quickly to smother him.

  207. 1633: 
    GREAT SAVE!- Brentford 0-0 Swindon (agg 1-1)

    Swindon win a corner inside 30 seconds - and they almost have the lead! The ball is headed back across goal and Simon Moore in the Bees goal has to be alert to tip it over the top.

  208. 1632: 
    Brentford 0-0 Swindon (agg 1-1)

    Heartbreaker from Mike. Could you not get a cab? Bus? Lift?

  209. 1632: 
    GET INVOLVED

    Mike in Guildford: "Had tickets but car broke down. So at home. Beer in hand. Ready to read the Bees going to Wembley!!!"

  210. 1631: 
    KICK-OFF- Brentford 0-0 Swindon (agg 1-1)

    Swindon get us under way. It is rocking at Griffin Park!

  211. 1627: 
    Brentford v Swindon (agg 1-1 1630 BST)

    Swindon are decked out in a very fetching blue and yellow affair this afternoon - it's like River Plate v Boca Juniors. If it's half as lively as that one we are in for some game.

    The players are out on the pitch now. Let's do the play-offs.

  212. 1626: 
    GET INVOLVED
    Swindon fans

    Nathaniel Wand: "Making everyone in the pub watch the match even though I am the only one who cares. #comeonyoureds"

    That is exactly the spirit Nathaniel. Well done sir. I had a similar battle in my own living room last night but we won through in the end...

  213. 1623: 
    GET INVOLVED

    Steve Jepson on text: "It's make or break time for the Blades in this division. If it is to be a fire-sale to bring in some revenue and reduce wages, then we could well be in League One for some time. Let's hope the board value the club and the fans more than the profit motive."

  214. 1621: 
    Brentford v Swindon (agg 1-1 1630 BST)

    BBC Sport's Rob Stevens at Griffin Park: "Swindon fans in good voice in the away end. A few empty seats in the home stands but atmosphere is building ahead of kick-off at Griffin Park."

  215. 1621: 
    WHAT THE MANAGERS SAY- Brentford v Swindon (agg 1-1 1630 BST)
    Kevin MacDonald

    Swindon manager Kevin MacDonald: "We will try and win the game, simple as that.

    "It will be a close game, we are two even sides. Nobody deserved to be left out after the first leg, we are a good team and we have belief that we can win today."

  216. 1619: 
    WHAT THE MANAGERS SAY- Brentford v Swindon (agg 1-1 1630 BST)
    Uwe Rosler

    Brentford manager Uwe Rosler: "We need to keep our nerves, play to our strengths and use our home advantage. There is nothing to talk about the past, we can only influence the future, not the past so there is nothing more to say about the last day of the season.

    "I believe in my squad, I'm a big believer in rotation, we have to play two big games so close together so I have brought in fresh legs for this game. We have a lot of belief in the camp, there will be small margins that decide this and hopefully at home we can get that small margin to take us through."

  217. 1614: 
    Brentford v Swindon (agg 1-1 1630 BST)

    Every lower league football fan knows one fact about Brentford's Griffin Park ground - it is the only in the country with a pub on each corner. They will be doing roaring trade today at The Royal Oak, The New Inn, The Griffin and The Princess Royal.

    Kick-off is quarter of an hour away so I'm calling last orders...

  218. 1612: 
    GET INVOLVED

    Jamie Cunningham: "Kevin McCabe now has to go, or we'll never go up! Morgan is too inexperienced, BRING BACK DANNY WILSON."

  219. 1609: 
    Brentford v Swindon (agg 1-1 1630 BST)

    Brentford boss Uwe Rosler makes four changes from the first leg, with captain Kevin O'Connor missing out despite scoring the last-minute equaliser at the County Ground. Striker Marcello Trotta and winger Harry Forrester are in.

    Swindon are unchanged.

  220. 1604: 
    GET INVOLVED

    James Nicholls: "Writing an essay, missing Town play Brentford. This degree had better be worth it."

  221. 1602: 
    LINE-UPS- Brentford v Swindon (agg 1-1 1630 BST)

    Brentford: Moore, Logan, Dean, Craig, Forshaw, Trotta, Adeyemi, Diagouraga, Bidwell, Donaldson, Forrester. Subs: Gounet, O'Connor, Saunders, Douglas, Wright-Phillips, Hodson, Hayes.

    Swindon: Foderingham, Flint, Devera, McCormack, Ward, Roberts, Williams, Byrne, Luongo, Adam Rooney, Ferry. Subs: Bedwell, Navarro, Luke Rooney, Collins, Miller, Storey, De Vita.

    Referee: Nigel Miller (Durham)

  222. 1601: 

    It's nearly two weeks until Yeovil will face Brentford or Swindon in the League One play-off final which is a crazy amount of time to be hanging about if you ask me. Which you're not.

    But still, it's a hard task for the coaching staff to keep their players calm and concentrated for that amount of time. The fans are already getting giddy...

  223. 1558: 
    GET INVOLVED

    Blades fans, is Chris Morgan the man to take the club forward? If not, who is?

    Let us know by texting in on 81111 (UK Only) or tweet us using the hashtag #bbcfootball.

  224. 1557: 
    MANAGER REACTION- Yeovil 2-0 Sheffield United (agg 2-1)
    Chris MOrgan

    Sheffield United caretaker boss Chris Morgan: "It's cruel. I have said to the players that we don't deserve that but sometimes you don't get what you deserve.

    "It's the worse way to lose but we have to take it on the chin and come back to mount another challenge. We are hungry to get promotion and we have to have the will and work ethic.

    "I'd love to lead the team next season. Whether that changes after today, I don't know, I can't answer that."

  225. 1552: 
    Brentford v Swindon (agg 1-1 1630 BST)

    Who will join Yeovil at Wembley for the League One play-off final on 19 May? The tie is delicately poised after Brentford captain Kevin O'Connor netted a last-gasp penalty to level the first leg at 1-1.

    The Bees missed out on automatic promotion on the final day of the season by missing a stoppage-time spot-kick, but a first win in five games this afternoon will be enough to send them on the short journey to Wembley.

    Swindon, on the other hand, were enjoying promotion from League Two under Paolo Di Canio this time last year, but can move 90 minutes away from the Championship with an away win.

  226. 1551: 
    GET INVOLVED

    Ollie on text: The tense journey from Cambridge to Griffin Park is complete. Surely after King Kev's stoppage time penalty on Saturday, nothing can stop Brentford joining Yeovil at Wembley? Come on Bees."

  227. 1549: 

    Cheers Emlyn.

    The play-offs never fail to deliver do they? Great drama more or less guaranteed.

    That's three semi-finals done and dusted, and number four is just around the corner. Hold on to your hats, it's off to Griffin Park we go...

  228. 1547: 

    Thanks for joining me for that dramatic game at Huish Park, and I will now hand you over to my colleague Tom Rostance for the second League One play-off semi-final between Brentford and Swindon and tonight's Premier League game between Sunderland and Stoke.

  229. 1544: 
    MANAGER REACTION- Yeovil 2-0 Sheffield United (agg 2-1)
    Gary Johnson

    Yeovil manager Gary Johnson: "It's very special for our club and our town. We're a little club and we are going to Wembley.

    "When it all settles down we will get serious again but for now everyone enjoys the moment. We have punched above our weight all season but I always thought we would compete this season.

    "I gave the lads a few scenarios before the game and Ed Upson getting a late goal was one of them. He cost us the goal at Sheffield but he has gone from villain to hero today. I had this feeling 10 years ago when we came out of non-league and we should carry it on now."

  230. 1540: 
    Yeovil 2-0 Sheffield United (agg 2-1)

    What is it with Sheffield United and the play-offs? This is their seventh end-of-season campaign and they have never won them. Four finals, including last year's penalty shoot-out defeat by Huddersfield, but this year they have not even reached that stage.

    Who will be their manager at the start of the season? Caretaker boss Chris Morgan only won two of his seven games after the surprise decision to replace Danny Wilson with the 35-year-old coach in April.

  231.  
    GET INVOLVED

    Harvey Brimicombe: "That football team is everything to Yeovil. Fantastic squad managed by two men who love the club, Skiverton and Johnson."

    Mitchell Baker: "Gary Johnson for Manager of the season, small budget and 90 minutes away from promotion to the Championship incredible!"

  232. 1536: 
    PLAYER REACTION- Yeovil 2-0 Sheffield United (agg 2-1)

    Yeovil matchwinner Ed Upson: "I've missed a few this season but I took my chance to get forward and the header was lucky to go in. We wanted to give it everything for our fans who have been unbelievable. We have been the best team at scoring late goals all season and we did it again."

  233. 1536: 
    Yeovil 2-0 Sheffield United (agg 2-1)

    BBC Sport's Brendon Mitchell at Huish Park: "Yeovil fans on the pitch, delighted. The players celebrate in the stand in front of them."

    Pitch invasion
  234.  
    GET INVOLVED

    Mark Ward: "Well done Yeovil Town! Championship Football in Somerset?, you never know!!"

  235. 1533: 
    Yeovil 2-0 Sheffield United (agg 2-1)

    Yeovil, who re-appointed manager Gary Johnson midway through last season, finished 17th in 2011-12 but the former Latvia boss, who has a "magic wand" according to his chief executive, now has the chance to lead them to a third promotion. He took them up from the Conference to League One in his initial spell at the club.

  236. 1528: 
    Yeovil 2-0 Sheffield United (agg 2-1)

    BBC Sport's Brendon Mitchell at Huish Park: "I said there could be a late twist and Ed Upson provided it, heading home to book Yeovil's place in the League One play-off final.

    "The Glovers undoubtedly created the better of the chances in the second leg and few could argue that they deserve their spot in the Wembley showpiece.

    "The final whistle unsurprisingly brought about the now-mandatory pitch invasion, with the Huish Park surface awash with green and white and delighted Yeovil supporters.

    "Sheffield United, meanwhile, have now failed in each of the seven appearances in the play-offs. Questions will be asked about the dismissal of Danny Wilson late in the season, but today is Yeovil's day."

  237. 1527: 
    Yeovil 2-0 Sheffield United (agg 2-1)

    I think every person in Yeovil must be on that pitch. It is party time in Somerset.

  238.  
    GET INVOLVED

    Timothy Walker: "Cheering on Yeovil from wintery Pretoria, South Africa! Wish I had a cider in hand!"

  239. 1525: 
    Yeovil 2-0 Sheffield United (agg 2-1)

    Sheffield United caretaker boss Chris Morgan applauds the visiting Blades fans but he looks utterly crestfallen. He thought we were going to extra-time.

  240. 1524: 
    Yeovil 2-0 Sheffield United (agg 2-1)

    Almost needless to say there is a pitch invasion at Huish Park, scenes of absolute ecstasy from their fans. It is their final home game of the season - but not their final game of the season. A reminder that they have never been in the Championship before and now they are just 90 minutes away from doing just that.

  241. 1523: 
    FULL-TIME- Yeovil 2-0 Sheffield United (agg 2-1)

    Ed Upson is Yeovil's hero thanks to his late header which sends the Glovers to Wembley to face either Brentford or Swindon in the League One play-off final. Sheffield United caretaker Chris Morgan will wonder 'what now for my job' after failing to see it through following their 1-0 lead from the first leg.

  242. 1521: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Yeovil 2-0 Sheffield United (agg 2-1)

    Yeovil make a change to waste some valuable seconds, forward James Hayter comes off for defender Richard Hinds.

  243. 1519: 
    INJURY TIME- Yeovil 2-0 Sheffield United (agg 2-1)

    Four minutes for Sheffield United to force extra-time. Or else it's seventh time unlucky in the play-offs for them.

  244. 1519: 
    Yeovil 2-0 Sheffield United (agg 2-1)

    Yeovil should have just sealed this game. Paddy Madden pulls the ball back for his fellow Irishman, Sam Foley but he fires wide from 12 yards out. He really should have scored. We're almost entering injury time now.

  245. 1517: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Yeovil 2-0 Sheffield United (agg 2-1)

    Sheffield United have brought on Ryan Flynn for Callum McFadzean.

  246. 1517: 
    Yeovil 2-0 Sheffield United (agg 2-1)

    That goal was Ed Upson's sixth of the season and, needless to say, his most important.

  247. 1516: 
    Yeovil 2-0 Sheffield United (agg 2-1)

    Yeovil have only reached the play-offs once before - and they reached the final that time (2007) but lost 2-0 to Blackpool. Can they go one better this time? They have never been in the Championship before.

  248. 1513: 
    GOAL- Yeovil 2-0 Sheffield United (agg 2-1) - Ed Upson (85 mins)

    Yeovil are five minutes away from Wembley thanks to Ed Upson. The former Ipswich midfielder is picked out by Paddy Madden's cross and he heads home from close range.

  249.  
    GET INVOLVED

    Bally via text: "Attendance today is 8152. Bank holiday, great weather it really should be a sell out!"

  250. 1510: 
    CLOSE!- Yeovil 1-0 Sheffield United (agg 1-1)

    James Hayter could have sent Yeovil to Wembley there. He plays the ball out wide to Sam Foley and is on the end of the 26-year-old's whipped-in cross from the left but heads wide. Big chance for the Glovers. Less than 10 minutes remaining.

  251. 1507: 
    Yeovil 1-0 Sheffield United (agg 1-1)

    BBC Sport's Brendon Mitchell at Huish Park: "Since Paddy Madden's golden chance, this game has endured its first proper lull. With little more than 10 minutes remaining, extra-time is now looking a genuine possibility.

    "Given the intensity of the tie so far and with it being a boiling hot day in Somerset, this could rapidly descend into survival of the fittest. Who is best equipped to go the distance? That said, still time for a late twist in normal time."

  252. 1504: 
    Yeovil 1-0 Sheffield United (agg 1-1)

    Sheffield United forward Jamie Murphy plays a fine ball into the 'corridor of uncertainty' but nobody is on the end of it. That was a tap-in if anyone had gambled.

  253. 1500: 
    Yeovil 1-0 Sheffield United (agg 1-1)

    Dave Kitson is really getting on Yeovil's nerves here, this time throwing his weight around with defender Bryon Webster.

  254.  
    GET INVOLVED

    Rory, a Blades fan: "Come on give us a goal Kitson, make my day."

  255. 1459: 
    Yeovil 1-0 Sheffield United (agg 1-1)

    Twenty minutes to go. Do either of these sides have it in them to win this game or are we going to extra-time?

  256.  
    GET INVOLVED

    Rhys Rosser: "Great game for the neutral, for a Yeovil fan - not so much.... "

  257. 1458: 
    Yeovil 1-0 Sheffield United (agg 1-1)

    Dave Kitson is really up for this game - if being up for it means barging everyone over. He's lucky to escape a yellow card for trodding on Dan Burn. Sam Foley was unhappy with a clash with the veteran moments earlier too.

  258. 1454: 
    Yeovil 1-0 Sheffield United (agg 1-1)

    Sheffield United defender Matt Hill thinks "I'm 30 yards out, why wouldn't I shoot?" but Luke Ayling deflects his effort into the air and keeper Marek Stech holds onto the ball.

  259. 1453: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Yeovil 1-0 Sheffield United (agg 1-1)

    Dave Kitson is inevitably coming on for Sheffield United, replacing teenager Joe Ironside, who has had a decent game up front. Can the 33-year-old add to his 12 goals this season?

  260. 1450: 
    Yeovil 1-0 Sheffield United (agg 1-1)

    Half an hour to go and I have no idea which of this teams are going to Wembley. It really could go either way.

  261. 1447: 
    Yeovil 1-0 Sheffield United (agg 1-1)

    Terribly selfish play by Sheffield United's Jamie Murphy there. He has the ball on the edge of the area and turns down the chance to pick out Joe Ironside but tries to take on the entire Yeovil defence and the chance is gone.

  262.  
    GET INVOLVED

    Anonymous on text: "Agh! Glovers fan stranded in Terminal 3 of Manchester Airport having assumed there'd be a TV showing (or capable of showing) the game. Come on Yeo!"

    Please put your names on your texts. And don't book flights on play-off day.

  263. 1444: 
    Yeovil 1-0 Sheffield United (agg 1-1)

    BBC Sport's Brendon Mitchell at Huish Park: "If anyone was concerned the second half couldn't continue at the same pace as the first, they needn't have been. Chances at both ends but still we're no closer to finder our first League One play-off finalist.

    "The best of those chances fell to Paddy Madden. We've already mentioned his 23 goals this season, but on that evidence I can't imagine he's got too many with his head. Could the division's leading marksman hope for a better opportunity to take his team to Wembley?"

  264. 1444: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Yeovil 1-0 Sheffield United (agg 1-1)

    Sheffield United manager Chris Morgan has one thing on his mind here - bringing on a steady head. Veteran Danny Higginbotham comes on for Darryl Westlake at right-back.

  265. 1443: 
    CLOSE!- Yeovil 1-0 Sheffield United (agg 1-1)

    A few weeks ago, Paddy Madden was scoring goals for fun and he should have made it 2-1 on aggregate to Yeovil here. Luke Ayling's wonderful cross finds the Irish striker in space but he heads wide from six yards out.

    The League One golden boot winner has scored 22 goals for Yeovil this season but none in five and a half games.

  266. 1441: 
    Yeovil 1-0 Sheffield United (agg 1-1)

    Sheffield United Joe Ironside has been causing problems for Yeovil today. And the 19-year-old rookie could have won a penalty, as Dan Burns got a feel of Ironside's shirt. Referee says no penalty, but he could have given it.

  267. 1436: 
    Yeovil 1-0 Sheffield United (agg 1-1)

    Chances at both ends, Chris Porter fires into the side-netting for the Blades and moments later Paddy Madden mis-kicks the ball from 12 yards out and it's an easy save from George Long.

  268. 1436: 
    Yeovil 1-0 Sheffield United (agg 1-1)

    Woeful dive. Sorry simulation. Yeovil forward James Hayter feels Darryl Westlake's breath on the back of his neck and goes hurling to the turf. Yellow card and rightly so.

  269. 1433: 
    KICK-OFF

    Sheffield United get the ball rolling (literally) in the second half. Who wants it more? We are about to find out.

  270. 1430: 

    While we're waiting for the second half to start, just a bit of lower-league news.

    Former Liverpool striker Robbie Fowler is one of six candidates for the manager's job at Conference side Macclesfield Town, BBC Sport has learned.

  271. 1428: 
    Yeovil 1-0 Sheffield United (agg 1-1)

    It's worth pointing out that Sheffield United have only scored one goal in their last four and a half games. Yeovil have scored four.

  272. 1424: 
    Yeovil 1-0 Sheffield United (agg 1-1)

    No question about the big moment of the game so far - Irish midfielder Kevin Dawson's third goal in 23 games since his switch to English football in January.

    Kevin Dawson
  273. 1422: 
    Yeovil 1-0 Sheffield United (agg 1-1)

    BBC Sport's Brendon Mitchell at Huish Park: "On balance, it's hard to argue against the tie being level at the three-quarter stage.

    "The hosts bossed the opening period and Kevin Dawson's smartly taken goal was no more than they deserved. Since then, however, the visitors have probably edged it and Jamie Murphy's wonderful, curling effort looked for all the world as though it was destined to restore their aggregate lead.

    "It's been fast, it's been frantic - now more of the same please."

  274. 1421: 
    Yeovil 1-0 Sheffield United (agg 1-1)

    I know it's early to be talking about substitutions - but I'd be surprised if we don't see Dave Kitson come on for Sheffield United at some stage. The 33-year-old, who has scored 12 goals this season, started the first leg.

  275. 1418: 
    GET INVOLVED

    Rhys Rosser: "As usual Yeovil need half-time to regroup #classicyeovil"

  276. 1417: 
    HALF-TIME- Yeovil 1-0 Sheffield United (agg 1-1)

    Yeovil have levelled the tie up thanks to Kevin Dawson's early goal at Huish Park. This really is anyone's game going into the second half.

  277. 1415: 
    Yeovil 1-0 Sheffield United (agg 1-1)

    Joe Ironside lays the ball of to Jamie Murphy and the Scot's half-volley is deflected wide for a corner. The former Motherwell forward seems the Blades' best chance of a goal judging on the opening half.

  278.  
    GET INVOLVED

    Alison on text: "Currently at work six miles down the road from Huish Park. Heartbroken I can't be there."

  279.  
    GET INVOLVED

    Simon Atkins: "Extra time and pens please! Means more football on a day with perfect match weather...so I can sit inside watching football!"

    Paul Mosley: "This better not end up in extra-time and penalties. I'm streaming it and data isn't cheap in Australia. Come on Blades!"

  280. 1412: 
    Yeovil 1-0 Sheffield United (agg 1-1)

    From the resulting free-kick, Yeovil captain Jamie McAllister drives his free-kick into the wall and it goes out for a corner. Five minutes left of the first half.

  281. 1411: 
    YELLOW CARD- Yeovil 1-0 Sheffield United (agg 1-1)

    Harry Maguire goes into the book as he tugs down Paddy Madden just as the Irishman is set to enter the box. Inches away from being a penalty but the right decision.

  282. 1410: 
    Yeovil 1-0 Sheffield United (agg 1-1)

    BBC Sport's Brendon Mitchell at Huish Park: "If Yeovil had the better of the opening stages, you feel Sheffield United have edged it since and the majority of the play has been in the Glovers' half. You'd imagine Chris Morgan will be pretty happy with how his side have responded.

    "That said, there have been chances are both ends and the atmosphere has become rather nervy. You've got to love the play-offs - but it's certainly hard to fully enjoy them when you're involved in them. This tie is anyone's."

  283. 1409: 
    Yeovil 1-0 Sheffield United (agg 1-1)

    Joe Ironside is offside but he has probably Sheffield United's best chance of the game, his header from Callum McFadzean well saved by Marek Stech. It wouldn't have counted though.

  284. 1408: 
    Yeovil 1-0 Sheffield United (agg 1-1)

    James Hayter charges forward for Yeovil but Matt Hill hauls him to the floor by holding onto his jersey. Probably lucky to escape being the first name in the book today.

  285. 1405: 
    HITS THE WOODWORK- Yeovil 1-0 Sheffield United (agg 1-1)

    Jamie Murphy hits a wonderful curling shot from the edge of the box but sees it come back off the crossbar. Marek Stech in the Yeovil goal would have had no chance.

  286. 1401: 
    Yeovil 1-0 Sheffield United (agg 1-1)

    Sheffield United starting to apply more pressure now. You don't feel that a goal is coming, but you think one might.

  287.  
    GET INVOLVED

    Pete Francis: "My ex-girlfriend is a Blades fan and my fiancee is from Yeovil. It's my past vs my future! Oh by the way, I live in Brentford as well ..."

    Pete, for my sake, if not your own, do not celebrate a Sheffield United goal today. You will not see the wedding...

  288. 1358: 
    Yeovil 1-0 Sheffield United (agg 1-1)

    Jamie Murphy takes on Luke Ayling at the edge of the box and has a shot on the angle, which is saved by Marek Stech's feet. To be honest it was almost identical to Edwards's chance at 1353. I could have copy and pasted it, just changing the names.

  289.  
    GET INVOLVED

    Mike in Croydon via text: Great start by Yeovil; have to support the underdog on this one they are battering the blades

    Anon via text: "Blades fans are a bit superstitious. Most of us reckon that if we're not at the match today we'll get a result! If this attendance surprises you then wait till we get to Wembley (hopefully). After last year's heartbreak and failures to even score in previous the final, I do not know ANY Unitedite who will make the journey down to London. We've all said the same, the journey back is too painful..."

  290.  
    GET INVOLVED

    Fraser on text via 81111: "Biggest game in Lowestoft Town's history. Play off final at Crown Meadow. Come on Lowestoft. Promotion to Conference South or North. Also come on Brentford. M4 DERBY for Reading next season, hopefully."

  291. 1353: 
    Yeovil 1-0 Sheffield United (agg 1-1)

    Yeovil have a chance to take the lead on aggregate, Joe Edwards fires in from an angle but Blades keeper George Long stops the ball with his legs.

  292. 1351: 
    Yeovil 1-0 Sheffield United (agg 1-1)

    Chance to break here for Yeovil as Joe Ironside's blocked shot lands to Kevin Dawson, but the goal hero's ball forward for James Hayter is poor and drifts out for a throw-in

  293. 1349: 
    Yeovil 1-0 Sheffield United (agg 1-1)

    Michael Doyle has an effort for Sheffield United from the edge of the box, it's tasty and it's rising but keeper Marek Stech is able to tip it over the crossbar. The Blades make nothing of the corner.

  294. 1348: 
    Yeovil 1-0 Sheffield United (agg 1-1)

    BBC Sport's Brendon Mitchell at Huish Park: "Paddy Madden may have been presented with the League One golden boot before kick-off, but it was his Irish partner-in-crime Kevin Dawson who has the Yeovil fans jumping for joy early on.

    "If Huish Park was 'buzzing' pre-match, the ground was positively shaking when Dawson slotted past goalkeeper George Long. You have to say, the hosts have bossed the opening stages but there are just some signs now the Blades are finding their feet in this match. About time."

    Yeovil
  295. 1348: 
    Yeovil 1-0 Sheffield United (agg 1-1)

    Sheffield United youngster Callum McFadzean bursts into the box and he goes down under minimal pressure - he wants a penalty but he isn't getting one.

  296.  
    GET INVOLVED

    Matt Delaney: "Huish Park is a fortress, can't see anything getting past Webster, Burn and Stech today."

    Angry Carrot: "Cheering on the Glovers. Johnson to work his magic again. And a localish team to support. A shame I'm missing a cider."

  297. 1346: 
    Yeovil 1-0 Sheffield United (agg 1-1)

    If that's Kevin McDonald's attempt at shooting - I dread to think what his hoofs would look like, the 24-year-old Scot's effort from outside the area leaves the stadium. I think I just saw it fly past my Salford window.

  298.  
    GET INVOLVED

    Speedoman: "On West Bay beach listening to the Yeovil game. Come on you Glovers!"

    Colm S: "Always enjoy the playoffs, so much to play for always makes for good games."

  299. 1339: 
    Yeovil 1-0 Sheffield United (agg 1-1)

    I was just about to tell you the first five minutes had been all Yeovil. Sheffield United have not got into this game at all yet.

  300. 1337: 
    GOAL- Yeovil 1-0 Sheffield United (agg 1-1) - Kevin Dawson (6 mins)

    This tie is all level and it's a wonderful through ball from Ed Upson to put Kevin Dawson in on goal. The 22-year-old Irishman holds his nerve to slot home from inside the box.

    Yeovil score

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