Ricardo Vaz Te was hailed as Sam Allardyce’s “best-ever signing” after hitting the goal that took West Ham back into the Premier League in 2012.
Steve Claridge made sure of an immediate return to the Premier League for Leicester in the most dramatic fashion 24 years ago.
Jermaine Beckford proved an inspired loan signing for Preston in 2014-15, with the former Leeds striker spearheading the club’s promotion from League One with a memorable hat-trick in the play-off final.
Scott Sinclair ended Swansea’s 28-year absence from the promised land with a Wembley hat-trick that has gone down in play-off history.
Alex Revell scored one of the best goals the new Wembley has seen and he did it when his Rotherham team needed it the most.
Paul Bodin’s career can be defined by two hugely important penalties, both in 1993.
There could have been no more fitting a figure to sweep Hull City into the top-flight of English football for their first time in the Tigers’ 104-year history.
Manchester City heroes were made as they completed a stunning late comeback from two goals down in the Second Division play-off final against Gillingham in 1999.
We review The Football Men by Simon Kuper and look at what it tries to…