2009 Football League Championship play-off Final
The 2009 Football League Championship play-off Final was a football match played at Wembley Stadium on 25 May 2009, at the end of the 2008–09 season. The match determined the third and final team to gain promotion from the Championship to the Premier League, and was contested by Sheffield United, who finished third during the league season, and Burnley, who finished fifth. The teams reached the final by defeating Preston North End and Reading respectively in the two-legged semi-finals. Burnley won the match 1–0, Wade Elliott scoring the only goal of the game.
|Event||2008–09 Football League Championship|
|Date||25 May 2009|
|Venue||Wembley Stadium, London|
- 90 minutes.
- 30 minutes of extra time if necessary.
- Penalty shoot-out if scores still level.
- Five named substitutes.
- Maximum of three substitutions.
|Shots on target||5||9|
- Lee Hendrie (Sheffield United) was sent off after the final whistle for swearing at and pushing referee Mike Dean. Jamie Ward was also sent off in the second half (79 minutes) after two blatant handballs in quick succession. A yellow card was given for each offence.