Lincoln City are ninety minutes from the Championship after beating Sunderland 3-2 on aggregate in the League One play-off semi Final at the weekend.
Lincoln lost 2-1 on the day but it was enough to see them through to Wembley.
The Imps had to survive a heavy onslaught by Sunderland in the first half who needed to overturn a two-goal deficit from the first leg.
Sunderland strikers, Ross Stewart and Charlie Wyke found success in the box turning home crosses from Aiden McGeady to make it 2-0.
Half-time substitutes, Joe Walsh and Conor McGrandles, helped turn things around for City in the second half as Tom Hooper found the net from a corner.
Lincoln even won, and subsequently missed, a penalty as a sign of how much they grew into the match.
When you hear the full-time whistle 🤩 pic.twitter.com/C9O1O4b6n2
— Lincoln City FC (@LincolnCity_FC) May 22, 2021
(Above): Lincoln City coaches and player celebrating the full-time whistle.
Following the 2-0 win at home and the 1-2 loss at the Stadium of Light, the Imps will face Blackpool at Wembley on Sunday, 30 May.
This will be the first time, Lincoln have returned to Wembley since their EFL trophy victory in 2017-18. And only their second visit in their history.
Should Lincoln be promoted it will be their first time in the second division since 1960/61.
After the game Lincoln City manager, Michael Appleton said, “we passed a massive test in the second half, because we were up against it in the first half.”
“we had a lot of young players that had never experienced that before (the atmosphere at Sunderland’s stadium), for them to turn the game around like they did. I was delighted for them”.