Charlton vs Sunderland: Addicks go behind in League One play-off final following Dillon Phillips’ catastrophic error

Charlton goalkeeper Dillon Phillips has had one of those moments where he’ll wish the ground opened up and swallowed him whole after his awful mistake in the League One play-off final.

The Addicks’ opponents, Sunderland, took the lead on five minutes at Wembley in the most shocking of circumstances as Phillips completely misjudged Naby Sarr’s backpass.

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A seemingly routine backpass caught Phillips by surprise
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The ball went under his foot…
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Before finding its way into the net, giving Sunderland the lead
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Sarr’s ball had a bit of pace on it but Phillips was flat-footed and the ball inexplicably went into the back of the net and below you can see a video of how the shocking incident unfolded.

However, despite their initial shell-shock, Charlton got themselves on level terms ten minutes before the break thanks to Ben Purrington’s strike.

And you can listen to full commentary of Charlton vs Sunderland live on talkSPORT now.

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