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  1. Bauer pokes in winner for Charlton in 94th minute
  2. Charlton promoted to Championship for first time since 2016
  3. Purrington had equalised for Addicks
  4. Sarr backpass into his own net had given Sunderland lead

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By Ian Woodcock

All times stated are UK

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  1. And finally...

    Jack Grealish and Richard Keogh

    Two down, one to go.

    Congratulations to Charlton, who will be playing in the Championship again next season.

    Tomorrow we'll find out whether they'll be facing Aston Villa or Derby in the league.

    The Villans, beaten in last season's play-off final by Fulham, face the Rams for a place in the Premier League.

    Derby finished one place and two points behind Dean Smith's side in the league and their superb comeback against Leeds in the play-off semi-final second leg suggests that Monday's final could be as tight as today's.

    The game kicks off at 15:00 BST and you can join us for build up from 14:00 BST.

    Until then, thanks for your company and enjoy your evening.

  2. Post update

    FT: Charlton 2-1 Sunderland

    This man is now set to go down in Charlton folklore. You simply don't forget a last-second winner in a Wembley final...

    Some time for Patrick Bauer to score his first goal of the season!

    Patrick Bauer
  3. Post update

    FT: Charlton 2-1 Sunderland

    The Sunderland fans have already started their long journey back to the north east...

    You can read James Law's report from Wembley by clicking here.

    Empty Wembley
  4. Bowyer unsure of Addicks future

    FT: Charlton 2-1 Sunderland

    Charlton boss Lee Bowyer tells Sky Sports:

    "I hope I'm here next season but obviously it's not my decision.

    "I have done what I set out to do. We'll see where we go from here.

    "We have to enjoy these moments because they don't come around often."

    Bowyer, who has led the Addicks to promotion in his first full season as a manager, is out of contract next month.

  5. Post update

    FT: Charlton 2-1 Sunderland

    Charlton fans

    That Charlton fans are still inside Wembley singing their hearts out. It'll be some party in south-east London tonight...

  6. 'No better feeling'

    FT: Charlton 2-1 Sunderland

    Charlton's on-loan full-back Ben Purrington adds to Sky Sports:

    "The start couldn't have been worse but we grew into the game. There's no better feeling than to win it in the last minute.

    "I've got a year left on my deal at Rotherham so we'll see what happens."

  7. 'It was a lack of concentration'

    FT: Charlton 2-1 Sunderland

    Charlton goalkeeper Dillon Phillips tells Sky Sports:

    I've literally just seen the goal back now. It was a lack of concentration. I can't think Ben [Purrington] enough for getting us back into it.

    "As soon as you make a mistake you just want to put it right.

    It's unbelievable to be in the Championship. There's no better feeling than this. I'm over the moon. I've been here since I was a little boy and I want to kick on now."

  8. Post update

    FT: Charlton 2-1 Sunderland

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    This tweet from Newcastle is unlikely to do much to boost relations with local rivals Sunderland.

  9. Post update

    FT: Charlton 2-1 Sunderland

    What a difference a couple of hours makes.

    From despair...

    Dillon Phillips

    To jubilation...

    Dillon Phillips
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    Charlton fans

    Kris Jefferson: Roughly 4,500 minutes in a season and to lose out on promotion in the last one is absolutely brutal.

    Dusty: Yessssssssssss!! Championship here we come. Hard lines Sunderland

    Wayne Ellis: Congratulations to Charlton, happy to see them go up

    Keep your reaction coming to that dramatic League One play-off final by using the #bbefl on Twitter.

  11. Post update

    FT: Charlton 2-1 Sunderland

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    Sunderland just can not catch a break can they.

    The past 17 years the team that has scored first in the third tier play-off final has gone up.

  12. Post update

    FT: Charlton 2-1 Sunderland

    Charlton celebrations

    Charlton lift the League One play-off trophy that signifies their return to the Championship.

    They suffered a horrendous start when Naby Sarr's backpass evaded goalkeeper Dillon Phillips to give Sunderland a fifth-minute lead.

    The Addicks levelled when Ben Purrington tapped in Lyle Taylor's low cross before the break.

    The game seemed destined for extra-time but in the last of four minutes of time added on captain Patrick Bauer crashed home from close range for the most dramatic of Wembley winners.

  13. 'Little bit of luck'

    FT: Charlton 2-1 Sunderland

    Steve Claridge

    Ex-Premier League striker on BBC Radio 5 live

    You can't begrudge them that after the start they had. The early goal looked like it had knocked them off their stride, but they got themselves back into it with a quality goal.

    It could have gone either way but they kept knocking on the door.

    The goal's gone in off the Sunderland defender Tom Flanagan and that is maybe the little bit of luck that they thought had deserted them in the first half.

  14. 'Riotous celebrations'

    FT: Charlton 2-1 Sunderland

    Rob Stevens

    BBC Sport at Wembley

    Charlton fans celebrated riotously after that late goal ended their three-year exile from the Championship.

    After full-time, Dillon Phillips stepped away from the pile-up in the centre of the pitch to apologise for his early error which put the Addicks behind.

    The Sunderland players and fans are all dejected and their end has emptied out very fast.

  15. 'I can hardly speak'

    FT: Charlton 2-1 Sunderland

    Krystian Bielik adds to Sky Sports:

    "It was a big mistake but he made an unbelievable save five minutes later. He was outstanding all season.

    "We worked for this all season and now we finally go up

    "The spirit here is unbelievable. I don't think there is a better dressing room. I can hardly speak."

  16. Bowyer 'so proud' of players

    FT: Charlton 2-1 Sunderland

    Charlton boss Lee Bowyer tells Sky Sports:

    "I can't put it into words. I'm so proud.

    "To bring all this back together, it has been some season.

    "There are things you can't control and their goal is one of those freak things but we showed our character to get back into it."

  17. 'Unbelievable'

    FT: Charlton 2-1 Sunderland

    Charlton goalscorer Patrick Bauer tells Sky Sports:

    "I don't know what to say. It's amazing.

    "We worked hard all season and now we've done it. It's unbelievable.

    "We only had 16 players for the first game of the season at Sunderland. All credit to the boss for getting us here."

  18. BreakingFULL-TIME

    Charlton promoted to the Championship

    Patrick Bauer

    Heartbreak for Sunderland and pure ecstasy for Charlton!

    Patrick Bauer's last-minute winner sends them back to the Championship.

  19. GOAL: Charlton 2-1 Sunderland

    Patrick Bauer


    With what might have been the last kick of the game Patrick Bauer crashes home from six yards out.

    The Addicks are going up, surely!

    Patrick Bauer goal
  20. Post update

    Charlton 1-1 Sunderland

    The free-kick is headed back across goal by Charlton defender Patrick Bauer but Black Cats goalkeeper Jon McLaughlin is there to catch easily.

    Charlton have another free-kick, Josh Parker fouled down their left.