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Summary

  1. Barnsley promoted to Championship
  2. Fletcher and Hammill put Barnsley 2-0 up
  3. Beevers replied for Millwall before half-time
  4. Isgrove header restored two-goal advantage

Live Reporting

By Tom Garry and Trevor Gibbons

All times stated are UK

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Good evening: That's all for today

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That wraps up our live coverage of the 2016 League One play-off final which saw Barnsley return to the Championship with a 3-1 victory over Millwall.

Thanks for joining us and for all your contributions. 

What it was all about!

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Barnsley at Wembley
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Barnsley at Wembley
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The tale of two halves

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Barnsley at Wembley
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Barnsley at Wembley
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Barnsley and Millwall
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Police statement on reports of crowd problems

There have been reports of a small number of supporters in the Millwall section getting past police and stewards and confronting a number of Barnsley fans inside Wembley.

The Metropolitan Police said: "At approximately 16:35 on Sunday 29 May during the League One play-off final between Millwall and Barnsley at Wembley an altercation between a small number of fans occurred.

"No arrests have been made at this stage and enquiries continue.

"The Metropolitan Police Service will conduct a review and will liaise with the Football Association and the two clubs involved to identify those responsible and where necessary take the appropriate action."

A spokesman for Millwall FC said the club deplored the actions of a small minority of its fans during the second-half of Sunday's League One play-off final.

He added: "Such behaviour is unacceptable and anyone found guilty of disorder will face life bans from the football club."  

Barnsley: Promotion parade details

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The play-off trophy
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Barnsley will take an open-top bus tour of the town to celebrate the promotion to the Championship. 

The Tykes' tour starts from Oakwell at 16:15 BST on Monday and it will arrive at Barnsley Town Hall about 17:00.

Fans are encouraged to paint the town red by bringing flags and wearing team colours, said the council.

Some roads and car parks will be closed from 16:00 for the celebrations.

Captain Conor

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Reds captain Conor Hourihane has posted this picture in the dressing room.

He wants to be careful where he's stepping - that floor needs a mopping!

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Paul Heckingbottom's future

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He's led Barnsley to two Wembley victories this season - but he's still only the caretaker.

However, it appears that Paul Heckingbottom's future is secure.

Barnsley owner Patrick Cryne has told BBC Radio Sheffield the job is his - if he wants it!

I think it's safe to assume he does!

Barnsley 3-1 Millwall: Everything you need to know

Barnsley celebrate
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Barnsley seal promotion to the Championship as a fast start sets up their League One play-off final win over Millwall.

Here's BBC Sport's Rob Stevens with his take on the game.

Best feeling ever?

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He scored the third - and now Lloyd Isgrove has taken to Twitter to express his delight.

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Barnsley promoted to Championship

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I can't describe how I'm feeling right now. The fans have been fantastic to me and so have the staff, it's been an incredible season.

George WilliamsBarnsley defender on BBC Radio Sheffield

Barnsley promoted to Championship

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I came back in November and to see the club at the bottom of the league really hurt me personally because I've had such fond memories here in the past. But this season has absolutely blown those memories away.

Adam HammillBarnsley winger on BBC Radio 5 live

The goals that took Barnsley up

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Barnsley goalie
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Barnsley goalkeeper Davies celebrates the third Barnsley goal on 74 minutes
Barnsley's second goal
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Hammill's goal makes it 2-0 within 20 minutes
Barnsley's first goal
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A dream start - Fletcher gets the first after 90 seconds

Millwall's solitary goal

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Millwall goal
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Beevers' goal on 34 minutes gave the Lions temporary hope

The agony and the ecstasy

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There are two sides to every football story. Well done to Barnsley and commiserations to Millwall.

Barnsley players
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Millwall players
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Barnsley fan
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Millwall fan
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'Best one yet'

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Wembley
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This promotion is the best one yet by a country mile. It'll sink in as the night wears on. The season got better from the turn of the year.

Paul HeckingbottomBarnsley FC

Barnsley complete Championship line-up

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Welcome to the @SkyBetChamp, @bfc_official! That’s next season’s line-up complete. See you in August! ⚽️⚽️⚽️

Welcome to the @SkyBetChamp, @bfc_official! That’s next season’s line-up complete. See you in August! ⚽️⚽️⚽️

Barnsley promoted to Championship

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Tom Garry

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So Barnsley are back in the Championship and will face Newcastle, Aston Villa, Leeds and co. in the second tier next season.

Two wins at Wembley in eight weeks? What greedy Tykes, eh?

Thanks for your company during a game which Millwall will look to learn from ahead of next season in League One.

I now hand you back to Trevor Gibbons for more reaction to a fascinating final.

Barnsley promoted to Championship

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Millwall boss Neil Harris tells Sky Sports: "What we've achieved was unexpected at the start of the season. There's huge disappointment - we just couldn't finish it off today.

"Congratulations to Barnsley. The chances we made, we didn't put in the net. That was the difference today.

"Next year, we've got to be better."

Neil Harris
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Barnsley promoted to Championship

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Barnsley interim manager Paul Heckingbottom tells Sky Sports: "We were trying our best to have a really quick, positive start. Byron Webster being out probably helped us a little bit.

"This is bigger (than the JPT final). The players know that. The party and everything that comes with it will be that much better.

"The best bit about everything I've been doing is seeing these celebrations."

And on his future at the club: "Everyone is this stadium knows I'm a Barnsley fan."

Webster injury affected Millwall - Harris

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Millwall lost defender Byron Webster to injury in the warm-up - here's what manager Neil Harris has had to say about it on Sky Sports:

"It affected us mentally before the game. You try to paper over it but we worked all work on our gameplan and it all sort of goes out of the way in the warm-up.

"It's a learning curve for me and certainly our players. I'll learn from it myself and we'll come back stronger next year."

Barnsley promoted to Championship

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Incidentally, Barnsley's win makes them the first team to have finished sixth and gone on to win the League One play-offs since Scunthorpe in 2009.

The Iron's win was also against Millwall - but of course, you knew that.

Famous Barnsley fans celebrate promotion

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Oh yes! Happy, happy days! Magnificent @bfc_official!

Lol get in 💪👍🍻⚽️⚽️⚽️

Barnsley fan and ex-England cricketer Darren Gough has seemingly been bowled over by how funny that game was.

Barnsley promoted to Championship

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Barnsley's second goal scorer Adam Hammill tells Sky Sports: "We worked our socks off. To a man, we were outstanding. I'm made up for all the players, the staff.

"The gaffer has made a few tweaks and done absolutely unbelievably. The chairman will be getting a contract out for him tonight, hopefully."

CHAMPAGNE MOMENT

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Barnsley captain Conor Hourihane leads his side along the Wembley balcony, shaking hands with each VIP guest. He lifts the trophy aloft to huge cheers from the Reds fans! They're back in the Championship.

Conor Hourihane lifts the Play-Off trophy
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Barnsley promoted to Championship

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Neil Lennon

Ex-Celtic manager at Wembley, BBC Radio 5 live

You've got to pay tribute to Paul Heckingbottom coming in after Lee Johnson left, it's been a seamless transition. Hopefully and deservedly, he'll get the job permanently now.

Paul Heckingbottom
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Barnsley promoted to Championship

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Barnsley's players, for the second time in eight weeks, head up the steps at Wembley to collect a trophy.

Barnsley promoted to Championship

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Barnsley were bottom of the table in December. It's been some recovery since then!

Josh Scowen and Josh Brownhill celebrate
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Barnsley promoted to Championship

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Barnsley interim boss Paul Heckingbottom tells Sky Sports: "I couldn't be any prouder. Every single thing we've asked them to do, they've tried to do it. The players deserve every little bit of the celebrations."

Doing it in style

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4 - Barnsley have scored 3+ goals in four consecutive games for the first time since October 1965. Promoted.

Barnsley won 4-1 at champions Wigan on the final day of the regular season to clinch a play-off place, twice stuck three goals past Walsall in their semi-final tie, and did so again against Millwall to secure promotion.

Barnsley win promotion

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Neil Lennon

Ex-Celtic manager at Wembley, BBC Radio 5 live

Thoroughly deserved for Barnsley on the day. They're a very good side to watch, very easy on the eye and they have real quality in the final third. They stood up to Millwall's physical presence, rode out the bad moments and came on strongly at the end.

Conor Hourihane and goalkeeper Adam Davies
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Barnsley win promotion

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Barnsley celebrate! They're back in the second tier for the first time since 2014. Their players are delighted.

Millwall's players are on the floor, dejected. They didn't quite have enough about them today, but have had a fine season.

Reaction on the way shortly...

Mark Beevers looks dejected
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FULL-TIME

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Barnsley win promotion
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It's all over! Barnsley are promoted to the Championship!

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Ivan Toney is almost in on goal for Barnsley's fourth but Tony Craig bravely gets a good tackle in.

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Barnsley's goalkeeper Adam Davies gathers the ball from the corner and Millwall are surely out of time.

Barnsley 3-1 Millwall

Barnsley have less than two minutes of defending left to do. Millwall win a corner. But they need two, not one.

Barnsley 3-1 Millwall

Four minutes of added time have been signalled. Millwall need a miracle to keep alive their hopes of an immediate return to the second tier, after relegation last season.

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Millwall launch the ball into Steve Morison in the box but his header is straight at Adam Davies.

Barnsley 3-1 Millwall

Barnsley's Adam Hammill, surely the man of the match, teases the Millwall defence with some trickery and wins a throw-in for the Reds deep in Millwall's half. The Tykes have the ball exactly where they want it.

Barnsley 3-1 Millwall

Barnsley want a penalty as Marley Watkins goes down in the area but the referee says there was nothing in it. Mmmm.

Then a Watkins cross picks out Sam Winnall but Barnsley's top scorer heads wide of goal.

Barnsley 3-1 Millwall

Neil Lennon

Ex-Celtic manager at Wembley, BBC Radio 5 live

What a chance, but it's a tame effort from Chris Taylor. That would have been a huge goal with five or six minutes left.