Doncaster Rovers 1-0 Leeds United
Disaster for Leeds, another year in League One.
By Aimee Lewis
Hayter scores his first goal for Doncaster since January
James Hayter's second-half header secured Doncaster a place in the second tier of English football for the first time in over 50 years.
Goalkeeper Casper Ankergren kept Leeds in the game with two great first-half saves from James Coppinger and Hayter.
Doncaster then took a deserved lead on 46 minutes when the unmarked Hayter headed home a corner from six yards.
Leeds surged forward and dominated possession late on but had few clear-cut chances as Rovers held on.
Promotion to the Championship is a remarkable feat for a club who were playing Conference football five years ago.
Victory was no less than they deserve however as throughout this season Donny have played with an attractiveness befitting of a Championship side.
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They were the better side at Wembley, even though Leeds went all-out on attack in the final 10 minutes to set up a grandstand finish.
Donny had a number of great opportunities to take the lead inside the first 10 minutes as Leeds struggled to cope with Donny's slick passing.
Leeds were vulnerable down the flanks and had it not been for Ankergren Doncaster would have been out of sight.
In the ninth minute, the Danish keeper came quickly off his line to pluck the ball from Coppinger's feet when the midfielder was clear and a minute later the 28-year-old produced a brilliant one-handed save to stop Hayter's run towards goal.
Before that, Jason Price and Richie Wellens both should have found the target in what was a blistering start from Doncaster.
Leeds gradually tamed the onslaught but Donny goalkeeper Neil Sullivan was hardly troubled; their best chance coming near the end of the half when Jonathan Howson's long-range effort sailed inches above the crossbar.
Only a minute of the second half had elapsed when Hayter gave Donny the lead with his first goal since January.
It was a moment of bad defending from Leeds but no less than the Sean O'Driscoll's men deserved.
Leeds pushed forward in search of the equaliser; Howson again tried his luck from distance while Beckford shot from an acute angle to force a save from Sullivan.
Howson was becoming more influential in midfield, and in the final 10 minutes the ball was mostly in the Donny half has Leeds bombarded the opposition goal.
Sullivan was equal to the test and even with five minutes of injury time Leeds could not get through an impregnable defence.
BBC Sport Player Rater man of the match: Doncaster's James Hayter 7.45 (on 90 minutes).