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8. Charlton 2 Leeds United 1 (aet)

May 29th, 1987 at St Andrews (18,000)

After finishing fourth from bottom during their first top-flight campaign in 30 years, Charlton were faced with a play-off final against old Second Division club Leeds United.

Among Leeds' players was two-time Addicks player of the year Mark Aizlewood, who had been Charlton's skipper until four months previously.

And the Welshman found the three games - a home and away leg before a final replay at St Andrews - extremely difficult to cope with due to divided loyalties.

"To this day I can't watch anything to do with that game," said Aizlewood, whose Leeds side eventually lost 2-1 after extra time thanks to two late goals from central defender Peter Shirtliff.

Charlton: Bolder, Humphrey, Reid, Peake, Shirtliff, Miller, Gritt, Lee, Melrose (Stuart 96), Walsh, Crooks.

Goals: Shirtliff 113, 117.

Leeds: Day, Aspin, McDonald, Aizlewood, Ashurst, Ormsby (Edwards 44), Stiles, Sheridan, Pearson, Baird, Adams.

Goal: Sheridan 99.

Ref: A Gunn.

 

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