Tag: Play-off

Play-off heroes – Ricardo Vaz Te

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.

Play-off heroes – Steve Claridge

Steve Claridge made sure of an immediate return to the Premier League for Leicester in the most dramatic fashion 24 years ago.

Play-off heroes – Jermaine Beckford

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.

Play-off heroes – Scott Sinclair

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.

Play-off heroes – Alex Revell

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.

Play-off heroes – Dean Windass

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.

Play-off heroes – Nicky Weaver

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.