2010 Football League One play-off Final

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2010 Football League One play-off final
Millwall Playoff flag 2010.JPG
Event 2009–10 Football League One
Date 29 May 2010
Venue Wembley Stadium, London
Man of the Match Paul Robinson (Millwall)
Referee Colin Webster
Attendance 73,108
Weather Overcast (Slight Drizzle), 15 °C (59 °F)

The 2010 Football League One Play-off Final was a football match that was played at Wembley Stadium in London on 29 May 2010, at the end of the 2009–10 season. The match determined the third and final team to gain promotion from League One to the Football League Championship, and was contested by Millwall and Swindon Town.

Millwall won the tense final 1–0 thanks to a Paul Robinson goal from close-range towards the end of the first-half. The victory saw captain Robinson's team return to the Championship after a four-year absence, having failed to gain promotion in their previous five play-off campaigns.

Swindon Town's best goal-scoring opportunity came on 72 minutes when Charlie Austin was put through on goal but his shot was sent wide of the target after the ball bobbled on the turf at the moment Austin went to strike it.[1]

Route to the final[edit]

Under League One play-off rules, the final was to be contested by the two teams which secured an aggregate victory over two-legged semi-finals, with the team that finished sixth in the league table (Huddersfield Town) having played third (Millwall), and fifth (Swindon Town) having played fourth (Charlton Athletic).

First leg[edit]

14 May 2010
19:45 BST
Swindon Town 2 – 1 Charlton Athletic
Austin Goal 52'
Ward Goal 60'
(Report) Burton Goal 65'
County Ground, Swindon
Attendance: 13,560
Referee: J. Linnington

15 May 2010
12:15 BST
Huddersfield Town 0 – 0 Millwall
Galpharm Stadium, Huddersfield
Attendance: 14,654
Referee: D. Deadman

Second leg[edit]

Charlton Athletic 3–3 Swindon Town on aggregate. Swindon Town won 5–4 on penalties.

18 May 2010
19:45 BST
Millwall 2 – 0 Huddersfield Town
Morison Goal 22'
Robinson Goal 83'
The Den, London
Attendance: 15,463
Referee: A. Bates

Millwall 2–0 Huddersfield Town on aggregate.

Match details[edit]

29 May 2010
15:00 BST
Millwall 1 – 0 Swindon Town
Robinson Goal 39' Report
Wembley Stadium, London
Attendance: 73,108
Referee: C. Webster
Swindon Town
GK 1 Republic of Ireland David Forde
RB 16 England Scott Barron
CB 5 England Paul Robinson (c)
CB 18 England Darren Ward
LB 15 England Tony Craig Substituted off 44'
RM 7 England Danny Schofield
CM 40 England Liam Trotter
CM 26 France Nadjim Abdou
LM 25 England Shaun Batt Substituted off 70'
CF 20 England Steve Morison
CF 9 England Neil Harris
GK 13 England John Sullivan
DF 3 England Andy Frampton Substituted in 44'
MF 12 England Chris Hackett Substituted in 70'
MF 22 Ghana Ali Fuseini
MF 24 Scotland Marc Laird
FW 8 England Gary Alexander
FW 30 England Jonathan Obika
Wales Kenny Jackett
GK 1 England David Lucas
RB 15 England Kevin Amankwaah
CB 2 Scotland Scott Cuthbert
CB 19 Haiti Lescinel Jean-François Booked 79'
LB 3 Republic of Ireland Alan Sheehan Substituted off 67'
RM 7 Scotland Jon-Paul McGovern Substituted off 73'
CM 4 Republic of Ireland Jonathan Douglas
CM 30 Scotland Simon Ferry
LM 24 England Danny Ward
CF 32 England Charlie Austin
CF 20 England Billy Paynter Substituted off 81'
GK 12 England Phil Smith
DF 14 England Sean Morrison
DF 21 England Stephen Darby Substituted in 67'
MF 8 Scotland Craig Easton
MF 10 Republic of Ireland Michael Timlin
MF 18 Republic of Ireland Alan O'Brien Substituted in 73'
FW 5 France Vincent Péricard Substituted in 81'
Northern Ireland Danny Wilson

Match rules:

  • 90 minutes of normal time.
  • 30 minutes of extra-time if score is tied at the end of normal time.
  • Penalty shootout if score still tied after extra-time.
  • Seven named substitutes.
  • Maximum of three substitutions.