2009 Football League Championship play-off Final

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2009 Football League Championship play-off final
Event Football League Championship 2008-09
Date 25 May 2009
Venue Wembley Stadium, London
Referee Mike Dean
Attendance 80,518
Weather Sunny
2008
2010

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.

Match details[edit]

25 May 2009
15:00
Burnley 1–0 Sheffield United
Elliott Goal 13' Report
Wembley Stadium, London
Attendance: 80,518
Referee: Mike Dean (Cheshire)
Burnley
Sheffield United
BURNLEY:
GK 12 Brian Jensen
RB 4 Michael Duff
CB 5 Clarke Carlisle YC 23'
CB 6 Steven Caldwell
LB 3 Christian Kalvenes YC 90'
RM 11 Wade Elliott
CM 2 Graham Alexander
CM 16 Chris McCann Substituted off 27'
LM 20 Robbie Blake Substituted off 69'
CF 30 Steven Thompson Substituted off 72'
CF 10 Martin Paterson
Substitutes:
GK 1 Diego Penny
MF 7 Kevin McDonald
MF 8 Joey Guðjónsson Substituted in 27'
MF 33 Chris Eagles Substituted in 69'
FW 19 Jay Rodriguez Substituted in 72'
Manager:
Owen Coyle
SHEFFIELD UNITED:
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 Substituted off 58'
CM 20 Brian Howard Substituted off 82'
CM 28 Stephen Quinn Substituted off 85'
LM 2 Greg Halford
CF 19 Craig Beattie
Substitutes:
GK 13 Ian Bennett
DF 32 Leigh Bromby
MF 11 Lee Hendrie Substituted in 85' Yellow cardYellow cardRed card
FW 9 Arturo Lupoli YC 90+5' Substituted in 82'
FW 18 Jamie Ward Yellow cardYellow cardRed card 75', 79' Substituted in 58'
Manager:
Kevin Blackwell

Match rules

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

Statistics[edit]

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 also[edit]

References[edit]

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

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