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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.

2009 Football League Championship play-off Final
Event2008–09 Football League Championship
Date25 May 2009
VenueWembley Stadium, London
RefereeMike Dean
Attendance80,518
WeatherSunny
2008
2010

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Match detailsEdit

Burnley1–0Sheffield United
Elliott   13' Report
Attendance: 80,518
Referee: Mike Dean (Cheshire)
 
 
 
 
 
Burnley
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sheffield United
GK 12 Brian Jensen
RB 4 Michael Duff
CB 5 Clarke Carlisle   23'
CB 6 Steven Caldwell
LB 3 Christian Kalvenes   90'
RM 11 Wade Elliott
CM 2 Graham Alexander
CM 16 Chris McCann   27'
LM 20 Robbie Blake   69'
CF 30 Steven Thompson   72'
CF 10 Martin Paterson
Substitutes:
GK 1 Diego Penny
MF 7 Kevin McDonald
MF 8 Joey Guðjónsson   27'
MF 33 Chris Eagles   69'
FW 19 Jay Rodriguez   72'
Manager:
Owen Coyle
GK 1 Paddy Kenny
RB 34 Kyle Walker
CB 5 Chris Morgan
CB 6 Matthew Kilgallon
LB 30 Kyle Naughton
DM 17 Nick Montgomery
RM 4 David Cotterill   58'
CM 20 Brian Howard   82'
CM 28 Stephen Quinn   85'
LM 2 Greg Halford
CF 19 Craig Beattie
Substitutes:
GK 13 Ian Bennett
DF 32 Leigh Bromby
MF 11 Lee Hendrie   85'
FW 9 Arturo Lupoli   90+5'   82'
FW 18 Jamie Ward   75'   79'   58'
Manager:
Kevin Blackwell

Match rules:

  • 90 minutes.
  • 30 minutes of extra time if necessary.
  • Penalty shoot-out if scores still level.
  • Five named substitutes.
  • Maximum of three substitutions.

StatisticsEdit

Burnley Sheffield United
Total shots 11 11
Shots on target 5 9
Ball possession 44% 56%
Corner kicks 9 3
Fouls committed 12 12
Offsides 1 1
Yellow cards 2 5
Red cards 0 2

Source: ESPN[1]

  • 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.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Elliott super-strike sends Clarets up". ESPN Soccernet. 25 May 2009. Retrieved 20 May 2012.