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Heartbreak for Sunderland fans as last minute goal ends hopes of promotion

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It was heartbreak for Sunderland at Wembley as they lost the league one play-off final to a last-gasp goal from Charlton Athletic.

The Black Cats went down 2-1 in the capital - the nature of the defeat making it a bitter pill for the thousands of travelling fans to swallow.

This was Sunderland's last shot at promotion - and before the drama unfolded, the fans knew the stakes were high.

Sunderland went ahead early through a gift of an own goal.

Charlton levelled and from that point there was nothing between the teams.

But with extra time looming, Charlton cruelly snatched victory with almost the last kick of the game.

Sunderland fans made their presence felt at Wembley twice this season, but neither visit brought them victory.

Black Cats supporters are now facing up to another year in League One.