Charlton Athletic fan blesses himself just before his team go on to score a late winner against Sunderland in the League One playoff final
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VIDEO: Charlton fan repeatedly blesses himself before added-time winner in League One play-off final against Sunderland

Divine intervention at Wembley?

Someone needs to find that Charlton fan in the top right corner doing 10 Hail Mary's and thank him. What an end to a game. pic.twitter.com/tH7lJfQ2fE

— Ste (@Ste_1511) May 26, 2019

A Charlton fan repeatedly made the sign of the cross just before his team scored a 94th minute winner against Sunderland in the League One play-off final.

Sunday’s match at Wembley looked set to enter extra time, with Ben Purrington having equalised Mouhamadou-Naby Sarr’s bizarre own goal in the first half.


With the game deep into stoppage time, television coverage showed an Addicks supporter blessing himself in the stands as his side mounted one last attack.

When the passage of play ended with Patrick Bauer bundling the ball home, that fan may have wondered if he’d elicited a moment of divine intervention.

Lee Bowyer’s side secured promotion to the Championship with the victory, while Sunderland were left to rue a second Wembley defeat of the season.