Watch: Defender’s pass beats Charlton goalkeeper in League One play-off final
The League One play-off final got off to a remarkable start as a Charlton defender scored a calamitous own goal to give Sunderland the lead inside five minutes.
Goalkeeper Dillon Phillips backpedalled after he failed to control a pass back to him from French centre back Naby Sarr, but unfortunately could not stop the ball crossing the goal line.
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Sarr passes it back to Phillips but he fails to control it and it rolls into the net!
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According to stats experts Opta, the bizarre start to the match was the earliest own goal to be scored in League One all season, at four minutes and 24 seconds.
Fortunately for Sarr and Phillips, Charlton levelled when Lyle Taylor put in a low cross for Ben Purrington tap in at the back post, before Patrick Bauer won it in the 94th minute.