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Live Reporting

By Rob Stevens

All times stated are UK

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  1. Fulham & Rotherham up - who will join them?


    Rotherham lift the trophy

    That brings an end to our coverage of today's League One play-off final.

    Rotherham are back in the second tier, joining Premier League-bound Fulham in tasting success at Wembley this weekend.

    Tomorrow it is the League Two play-off final, with Coventry City and Exeter City meeting at 15:00 BST.

    The Sky Blues are aiming for a first promotion since 1967 while Exeter are bidding to return to League One after relegation in 2012.

    Make sure you join us for that one as the English Football League season reaches its conclusion.

    Until then, goodbye.

  2. Report: Millers return to Championship

    FT: Rotherham United 2-1 Shrewsbury Town (aet)

    If you're just joining us, you missed a tense League One play-off final.

    Defender Richard Wood scored twice as Rotherham beat Shrewsbury after extra-time at Wembley to seal an immediate return to the Championship, after the Millers missed a first-half penalty.

    Click the link below to read Ged Scott's report from Wembley.

    Rotherham United 2-1 Shrewsbury Town (AET)

    Rotherham's Richard Wood (left) celebrates his second goal

    Richard Wood scores twice as Rotherham beat Shrewsbury after extra-time in the League One play-off final at Wembley.

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  3. 'The lads pulled me through'

    FT: Rotherham 2-1 Shrewsbury

    Rotherham midfielder David Ball tells Sky Sports:

    "It means everything to me personally. It's taken me seven years to get back to the Championship.

    "The goalkeeper went early for my penalty - it wasn't a great height - and I was obviously disappointed. But the lads got round me, pulled me through and I think I did well after that."

  4. 'You have to feel for Shrewsbury'

    FT: Rotherham 2-1 Shrewsbury

    Rotherham midfielder Joe Newell tells Sky Sports:

    "Shrewsbury have had an unbelievable year. To come here twice and lose you have to feel sorry for them.

    "All the lads - we love each other and fight for each other - deserved it."

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    FT: Rotherham 2-1 Shrewsbury

    Chris Eveleigh: Same three teams that were relegated have gone straight back up. Says a lot about the money differences in league one and the amount relegated teams are coming down with to throw their weight around with

    Stu: I would have loved to see Shrewsbury play in the Championship again. But congrats to Rotherham

  6. The scenes at full-time...

    FT: Rotherham 2-1 Shrewsbury

    The Rotherham United players are on the Wembley pitch posing for a team photo and celebrating in front of their fans.

    But here are a few shots of their celebrations when Robert Jones blew his whistle at full-time...

    Rotherham celebrate
    Rotherham celebrate
    Rotherham celebrate
  7. 'The Cinderella Story of the 92'

    FT: Rotherham 2-1 Shrewsbury

    Mark Elliott

    BBC Shropshire

    This is the Cinderella Story of the 92. This is a team that were dead and bruried 18 months ago - they've been resurrected by Paul Hurst and turned into a team the fans can be proud of.

    Town will want this to be the beginning of something, rather than the end. To an extent, losing in a play-off final is always an opportunity missed - but could this be the last time we see this team, that we see Hurst here?

    His side have mixed it this season with the three teams that came down from the Championship last season - all three of those have gone straight back up, which says something about the advantages those teams have.

  8. An unforgettable season for Town

    FT: Rotherham 2-1 Shrewsbury

    Stuart Dunn

    BBC Shropshire

    Shrewsbury player

    Shrewsbury's promotion dream is shattered in a season in which they have entertained and enthralled. Town have given so, so much and this is heartbreak.

    This was so cruel - and they have to taken in another so cruel, painful, demoralising defeat at Wembley after a season in which they have been so outstanding. It's just so hard to take that this is the fifth defeat from five for Shrewsbury at Wembley.

    This season will never be forgotten at Town. To get 87 points on the board and not go up was heartbreaking. In any other season, they'd have been up, up and away.

  9. Rotherham lift the play-off final trophy

    FT: Rotherham 2-1 Shrewsbury

    Rotherham are up on the Wembley balcony and lift the trophy.

    Captain Richard Wood has a celebratory top hat on as he and manager Paul Warne lift the trophy among a mattering of glittering confetti.

    The trophy is then passed down the line of players to the cheers of the Rotherham fans.

  10. 'I saw my children crying in the stands'

    FT: Rotherham 2-1 Shrewsbury

    Richard Wood

    Rotherham goalscorer Richard Wood tells Sky Sports:

    "I'm speechless. Unbelievable. The scenes now are what it's all about.

    "It was terrible last season, losing every week, but to turn it around like we have done the manager deserves great credit for that. He's a great guy.

    "I saw my children crying up in the stands - that's how much it means and I'm just pleased to do it for them."

  11. Relegated trio bounce back

    FT: Rotherham 2-1 Shrewsbury

    Rotherham's victory today means it is the first time since 2007 that three relegated teams from one league have been promoted the very next season in the EFL.

    The Millers join League One champions Wigan Athletic and Blackburn Rovers in bouncing straight back to the Championship.

    Hartlepool United, Swindon Town and Walsall were relegated from League One in 2005-06 and promoted from League Two in 2006-07.

    Rotherham fans
  12. 'Everyone played their part'

    FT: Rotherham 2-1 Shrewsbury

    Rotherham manager Paul Warne tells Sky Sports:

    "It's been a good day at the office. I'll have more sleepless nights now thinking about playing teams like Aston Villa.

    "I'm really proud of my group of lads and backroom staff. It was a horrendous 12 months for everyone last year so for all the fans who made the effort to come down today it was worth it.

    "We kept the players we wanted to keep, we recruited young, hungry players and everyone played their part."

  13. Post update

    FT: Rotherham 2-1 Shrewsbury

    Rotherham make an immediate return to the Championship, but it is a fifth defeat for Shrewsbury from their five trips to Wembley.

    You have to feel for the Town players and fans after they finished third and missed out on automatic promotion.

    Their wait for second-tier football will go into a 30th year.


    FT: Rotherham 2-1 Shrewsbury


    Rotherham 2-1 Shrewsbury

    Omar Beckles nods a long ball on, Marek Rodak gathers. That's it!

  16. Post update

    Rotherham 2-1 Shrewsbury

    Long ball forward from the Shrewsbury keeper, and it runs out for a goal kick

    Marek Rodak will take his time here. 20 seconds remain.

  17. 'Unbearable and unwatchable'

    Rotherham 2-1 Shrewsbury

    Mark Elliott

    BBC Shropshire

    The tension in the last 10 minutes of normal time was unbearable. The tension here is unwatchable.

    To end in two Wembley final defeats is as cruel as I've ever known this game. This team have done so much and performed so far above expectations.

  18. Post update

    Rotherham 2-1 Shrewsbury

    The ball is pinging around on the edge of the Rotherham area, but they scramble it clear.

    Not long now.

  19. Post update

    Rotherham 2-1 Shrewsbury

    Another ball forward is blocked.

    The fourth official indicates two more minutes.

    How are your nerves, Millers fans?

  20. Post update

    Rotherham 2-1 Shrewsbury

    Ryan Willaims goes down in the Shrewsbury box under the challenge of Toto Nsiala.

    The referee waves play on.