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Bentley the hero as Southend win League Two promotion playoff final

Goalkeeper Dan Bentley was the hero for Southend United as they won the League Two promotion playoff in a penalty shootout with Wycombe Wanderers.

The Shrimpers goalkeeper, who has been watched by Arsenal and Tottenham, was seconds from going down as Wycombe's Wembley match-winner after his cruel own-goal five minutes into extra-time.

But substitute Joe Pigott equalised in the final minute of additional time at the end of extra-time to tie things up at 1-1 and take the clash to penalties.

In a nerve-shredding finish Bentley then saved from Matt Bloomfield and Sam Wood in the shoot-out to secure a 7-6 victory on penalties and a return to League 1 for the Shrimpers.

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