England football league play-offs

Sunderland

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1987 - Division 3

(now called League 1)

Semi-finals

TeamAggregateTeamLeg 1Leg 2 
Wigan Athletic Wigan-Athletic playoff record (4th)2–3Swindon Town Swindon-Town playoff record (3rd)2–30–0 
Gillingham Gillingham playoff record (5th)6–6Sunderland (20th Div 2)3–23–4aet - Gillingham win on away goals

Final

TeamAggregateTeamLeg 1Leg 2
Gillingham2–2Swindon Town1–01–2

Replay

 Score 
Swindon Town2–0Gillingham

Swindon Town promoted

Play-off results for 1987 1987 playoff ~ 3rd tier play-off results 3rd ~ Play-off record table Play-off record table

1990 - Division 2

(now called The Championship)

Semi-finals

TeamAggregateTeamLeg 1Leg 2
Sunderland (6th)2–0Newcastle United Newcastle-United playoff record (3rd)0–02–0
Blackburn Rovers Blackburn-Rovers playoff record (5th)2–4Swindon Town Swindon-Town playoff record (4th)1–21–2

Final

 Score 
Swindon Town1–0Sunderland

Swindon Town were not actually promoted due to breach of F.A. rules, Sunderland went up instead.

Play-off results for 1990 1990 playoff ~ 2nd tier play-off results 2nd ~ Play-off record table Play-off record table

1998 - Division 1

(now called The Championship)

Semi-finals

TeamAggregateTeamLeg 1Leg 2
Sheffield United Sheffield-United playoff record (6th)2–3Sunderland (3rd)2–10–2
Ipswich Town Ipswich-Town playoff record (5th)0–2Charlton Athletic Charlton-Athletic playoff record (4th)0–10–1

Final

 Score  
Charlton Athletic4 – 4 aetSunderland(7 – 6 pens)

Charlton Athletic promoted

Play-off results for 1998 1998 playoff ~ 2nd tier play-off results 2nd ~ Play-off record table Play-off record table

2004 - Championship

Semi-finals

TeamAggregateTeamLeg 1Leg 2 
Crystal Palace Crystal-Palace playoff record (6th)4–4Sunderland (3rd)3–21–2 aet(5–4 pens)
Ipswich Town Ipswich-Town playoff record (5th)1–2West Ham United West-Ham-United playoff record (4th)1–00–2 

Final

 Score 
Crystal Palace1–0West Ham United

Crystal Palace promoted

Play-off results for 2004 2004 playoff ~ 2nd tier play-off results 2nd ~ Play-off record table Play-off record table