VIDEO: Greatest play-off final ever? Relive classic Wembley clash between Charlton and Sunderland 18 years on

25 May

Charlton and Sunderland played out one of the most dramatic games ever seen at the old Wembley 18 years ago today.

The 1998 Division One play-off final had it all as the Addicks came from behind three times to claim a 4-4 draw after extra-time – with Black Cats supporter Clive Mendonca hitting a hat-trick against his boyhood club.

Charlton went on to seal promotion to the Premier League on penalties, with Sasa Ilic saving from the unfortunate Michael Gray to seal a 7-6 spot-kick success for Alan Curbishley’s never-say-die side.

Let’s hope there’s similar drama in this weekend’s Football League play-off finals…


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