Luton Town beat Sunderland to reach Championship playoff final


Luton Town fans go wild after Tom Lockyer's goal

Tom Lockyer heads in a goal at the 43rd minute to push Luton Town up 2-0 over Sunderland.

Luton Town moved a step closer to reaching the Premier League with a 2-0 home win over Sunderland thanks to first-half goals from Gabriel Osho and Tom Lockyer in their Championship playoff semifinal, second leg on Tuesday for a 3-2 aggregate victory.

Luton will face either Middlesbrough or Coventry City in the playoff final at Wembley on May 27. Those two teams meet again on Wednesday after the first leg ended goalless at Coventry.

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Although Sunderland beat Luton 2-1 in the first leg at the Stadium of Light, they failed to prevent the Hatters securing their first win in an English Football League playoff tie.

After the match the Luton fans flooded onto the pitch, embracing the players in sheer elation.

Luton narrowly missed out on playing in the Premier League's inaugural season, having been relegated from the old Football League First Division in 1992.

Burnley and Sheffield United have already been promoted to the Premier League for next season, having finished as Championship winners and runners-up respectively.