Rob Elliot was at Wembley to see his beloved Charlton Athletic seal their return to the Championship thanks to a dramatic 2-1 win over Sunderland.
What a day congrats everyone involved @CAFCofficial best finish to a game for a while. Thanks @cjsolly for the tickets buzzing for @johnnie_jackson and what character from @Dillon_Phillips ? just amazing… ❤️❤️❤️❤️⚽️⚽️⚽️ https://t.co/w19klu6cLh
— Rob Elliot (@the_dilsh) May 26, 2019
Elliot expressed his delight for fellow goalkeeper Dillon Phillips, who managed to overcome his unexpected error at the start of the game to help see the Addicks through to a crucial win for the club.
The match had started so badly for Charlton when a Naby Sarr back-pass rolled past Phillips’ foot and into the net.
The keeper should have dealt with the pass but he lost his concentration and was punished for it.
Many 23-year-old’s would have crumbled under the pressure – especially with jeers ringing around Wembley every time he received the ball – but he showed immense character to carry on and he made a vital save to deny Grant Leadbitter a killer second goal.
That the victory was at the expense of Newcastle’s fierce local-rivals certainly added to the Newcastle stopper’s delight.