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Summary

  1. League Two play-off semi-final second legs
  2. FT: Exeter 3-2 Carlisle (agg: 6-5)
  3. FT: Luton 3-3 Blackpool (agg: 5-6)
  4. Both teams into final after last-minute winners
  5. Final at Wembley on Sunday, 28 May

Live Reporting

By Phil Shepka and Tom Garry

All times stated are UK

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Exeter and Blackpool reach Wembley

Both ties finish 6-5 on aggregate

Exeter
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It's time we all went for a lie down...

Thanks for joining us on a simply incredible, ridiculous and heart-stopping night in the EFL play-offs.

Two stoppage-time winners. Two ties that finished 6-5 on aggregate.

Go home, League Two. You're drunk.

Good night!

FT: Blackpool beat Luton 6-5 on aggregate

Luton Town manager Nathan Jones told Sky Sports:

I'm really proud of my team. We were in total control of the game and two little incidents cost us the game. Up until 75 minutes we were in total control.

"To go 3-1 up I couldn't see them getting anything, then one long ball, little error gets their tails up and probably cost us the game."

FT: Blackpool beat Luton 6-5 on aggregate

Blackpool
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Blackpool manager Gary Bowyer told Sky Sports:

"We gifted them two goals, but the courage these boys had to come back was brilliant. We knew if we could get to 3-2 they'd be nervy as all teams are - but it was amazing the bravery they had to play still.

"It's what you play football for and you have to realise what these suporters have been through the last few years.

"We were 14th on 14 February and gone on the run, we've come here to the favourites in the play-offs and won."

FT: Exeter beat Carlisle 6-5 on aggregate

Ollie Watkins
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Exeter goalscorer Ollie Watkins told Sky Sports:

"I've never been so happy to see someone else score.

"It was a shame to concede so late on, seeing as we had dealt with them for so well for 90 minutes.

"I've never been to Wembley before, so I can't wait."

FT: Exeter 3-2 Carlisle (agg: 6-5)

Stacey
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Exeter City matchwinner Jack Stacey told Sky Sports: "It [the winner] was a hit and hope to be honest.

"I'm relieved that we didn't have to play extra time. My legs were starting to cramp up a bit."

Stacey, don't forget, is a former Carlisle United player.

FT: Exeter beat Carlisle 6-5 on aggregate

Paul Tisdale
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Exeter City manager Paul Tisdale told Sky Sports: "It has been one of those crazy years.

"It was one of those games. We thought we'd keep scoring, and we did.

"The lads are jumping up and down and my job now is to make sure they have straight heads."

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FT: Blackpool win 6-5 on aggregate

Blackpool midfielder Brad Potts told Sky Sports: "To go 2-1 down, the character shown by the boys is unbelievable. Words can't describe how good that feeling is.

On facing Exeter: "We know we can beat anyone on our day."

FT: Blackpool win 6-5 on aggregate

Blackpool defender Andy Taylor told Sky Sports: "It's been a topsy-turvy few years at the club and a topsy-turvy season but you work hard and get your just rewards.

"We'll have a good night tonight and then head to Wembley."

His team-mate Brad Potts just asked who they were playing in the final - no one knew right until the death.

FULL-TIME

Luton 3-3 Blackpool (agg: 5-6)

Blackpool looked down and out when Danny Hylton slotted home that penalty to put Luton ahead, but Armand Gnanduillet's equaliser and that bit of luck at the end has taken them to Wembley to face Exeter. What an end to these matches.

GOAL Luton 3-3 Blackpool (agg: 5-6)

Stuart Moore OG

Blackpool are surely on their way to Wembley and it's heartbreak for Luton and their goalkeeper Stuart Moore.

A corner is played in towards Kelvin Mellor, who heads down towards goal. The defender on the line attempts to clear it but it hits the back of his goalkeeper Moore and creeps in.

Remarkable. Just remarkable.

Luton 3-2 Blackpool

Armand Gnanduillet has another weak shot when he should have passed to Mark Cullen. You'd think he'd have learned.

Luton 3-2 Blackpool

Luton switch off at a corner, which is played short, eventually coming back to Blackpool's taker Ian Black, who falls to the same fate as Armand Gnanduillet did, firing off target when he had men in the middle to cross to.

Luton 3-2 Blackpool

Armand Gnanduillet has his head in his hands.

He's on the end of a quick counter attack by Blackpool but rather than cross to the free Mark Cullen at the back post, he shoots high and wide.

Luton 3-2 Blackpool

Luton winger Pelly-Ruddock Mpanzu is a terror tonight and his cross across goal is somehow turned over the bar by defender Tom Aldred.

That ball could have dropped anywhere.

Exeter reach the play-off final

FT: Exeter 3-2 Carlisle (agg: 6-5)

The fans flood onto the pitch at St James Park! What a night for them.

It was an incredible tie, with an incredible finish.

Luton 3-2 Blackpool

Blackpool have used all of their substitutes but forward Mark Cullen is looking a little worse for wear right now, barley able to move, but still manages to win a header in the middle of the park.

Eventually the ball is played out to Tangerines' Brad Potts, but his shot is saved.

FULL-TIME

Exeter 3-2 Carlisle (agg: 6-5)

Exeter are through to the final!

GOAL: Exeter 3-2 Carlisle (agg: 6-5)

Jack Stacey

What a goal! WHAT A GOAL!

Jack Stacey drills an absolute beauty into the top corner.

Exeter are back infront and surely, surely, SURELY that's the winner?!

Exeter v Carlisle
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Luton 3-2 Blackpool

Wasteful from Pelly-Ruddock Mpanzu, who has looked excellent tonight, as he trips a chip through ball to a team-mate but it runs straight through to the goalkeeper.

I must say, I do love a chip through ball on my favoured football computer game.

Exeter 2-2 Carlisle

Exeter's fans are completely stunned. They were so close to Wembley.

They still might be going to the final of course, but they've got to do it all over again.

They were two-goals ahead with 11 minutes to go!

Luton 3-2 Blackpool

This does not look good for Mark Cullen and Alan Sheehan as they come together in the air and clash heads.

Both men are down and both look in pain but are up on their feet.

SUBSTITUTION

Luton 3-2 Blackpool

Luton midfielder Olly Lee, fresh from a yellow, heads over the bar from Dan Potts' cross in and then wanders off the field, to be replaced by Jordan Cook.

GOAL: Exeter 2-2 Carlisle (agg: 5-5)

John O'Sullivan

Exeter v Carlisle
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Lifeline! Carlisle are still in the play-offs!

Another substitute gets in on the act. John O'Sullivan gets in front of his man to head into the far corner.

The travelling fans go wild. They're heading for extra time! That came from almost nothing! Carlisle looked dead and buried.

Exeter 2-1 Carlisle

Carlisle haven't really been able to mount any sustained pressure yet, since pulling a goal back.

We're into the 90th minute at St James Park.

YELLOW CARD

Luton 3-2 Blackpool

Luton midfielder Olly Lee is the latest man in the referee's book for a foul on Brad Potts. It's been a rough and tumble game.

Luton 3-2 Blackpool

What a chance for Bright Osayi-Samuel!

The ball breaks to the young Blackpool winger on the edge of the six-yard box but he fires over the bar.

He looks disgusted with himself but what a game we have on our hands.

Exeter 2-1 Carlisle

Exeter have the ball near the corner flag, which is where they want it. But there's still plenty of time left.

GOAL: Luton 3-2 Blackpool (agg: 5-5)

Armand Gnanduillet

Out of nowhere, Blackpool are level in this tie.

Mark Cullen lumps a crossfield ball looking for Armand Gnanduillet on the edge of the area, teasing out goalkeeper Stuart Moore whom the Blackpool forward beat to the ball and head home into an empty net.

Luton v Blackpool
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Exeter 2-1 Carlisle

Carlisle have six minutes plus stoppage time left to save their season.

SUBSTITUTION

Luton 3-1 Blackpool

One final change for Blackpool as they bring on winger Bright Osayi-Samuel, EFL young player of the month for March, for defender Andy Taylor.

A statement of what Gary Bowyer wants from his side now.

Luton 3-1 Blackpool

Armand Gnanduillet has been a handful since coming on to the pitch and he causes problems at a corner, but his header towards goal is cleared by a defender on the post and Luton clear the danger.

Signs that Blackpool are still in this.

GOAL: Exeter 2-1 Carlisle (agg: 5-4)

Jason Kennedy

Hold that thought!

Straight down the other end, after a real scramble in the area, Carlisle get one back!

Substitute Jason Kennedy gets the final touch. The game is on again! There's hope is those Cumbrians' eyes once again.

GOAL: Exeter 2-0 Carlisle (agg: 5-3)

Ollie Watkins

Exeter v Carlisle
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Exeter are surely heading to Wembley! OIlie Watkins has his second. It's a tidy finish, as he touches the ball inside past Danny Grainger and fires into the far corner with his left foot.

St James Park erupts. Is that game over? It's a long way back for Carlisle now.

Exeter v Carlisle
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Luton 3-1 Blackpool

Danny Hylton could have just put this game to bed.

The ball drops to the Luton forward about 10 yards from goal, but under no pressure he slices it wide of the mark.

Moments later, Will Aimson was at his best to deny Hylton from getting on the end of a Pelly Ruddock-Mpanzu cross, leaving Hylton down injured.

SUBSTITUTION (Carlisle)

Exeter 1-0 Carlisle

Carlisle make their third and final change. They're going for it now, taking off centre-back Michael Raynes.

Coming on is midfielder Jason Kennedy.

GREAT SAVE!

Exeter 1-0 Carlisle

It should be 2-0, but Joel Grant just wanted to beat one man too many!

The Exeter substitute almost scores one of the goals of the season, going past three challenges, but he should have laid it off to Ollie Watkins, who was unmarked.

Instead, Mark Gillespie's stop keeps the visitors in it.

Exeter v Carlisle
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Luton 3-1 Blackpool

Blackpool win two corners in succession, with the second nearly falling to Mark Cullen just in front of the goalkeeper, but Stuart Moore manages to get there in time.

Blackpool getting back into this a little.

YELLOW CARD

Luton 3-1 Blackpool

"OFF! OFF OFF!" chant the Luton fans when Armand Gnanduillet for a tackle on Dan Potts, which doesn't even look like a foul. He gets a yellow on the advice of his assistant.

YELLOW CARD (Carlisle)

Exeter 1-0 Carlisle

Carlisle's Danny Grainger gets frustrated and goes in late on Craig Woodman. The referee gets his yellow card out. No complaints.