Krystian Bielik was awarded the man of the match award as Charlton secured promotion to the Championship with a last-gasp 2-1 victory over Sunderland in the League One play-off final.
The Poland under-21 international started on the right side of a three-man defence before moving forward to anchor a midfield diamond after the break.
The Addicks bounced back from an awful early own goal when keeper Dillon Phillips failed to control defender Naby Sarr’s back pass and ruefully watched it roll into his net.
Lee Bowyer’s side regained their composure and deservedly levelled before half time when Ben Purrington tapped home striker Lyle Turner’s low cross.
The second half was a tight, tense affair that looked to be heading to extra time when defender Patrick Bauer scrambled home a winner in the 95th minute.
There’s no rest for Bielik, he’s due in Italy in the coming days to join Poland’s preparations for the under-21 European Championships. After that, he’ll have to decide what he wants to do with his future.
This was Bielik’s third loan spell since joining Arsenal in 2015. He enjoyed a fruitful spell at Birmingham City and has also played for Walsall. Those who’ve watched Charlton this season have tipped the Pole for big things, whether Unai Emery’s coaching team agree will become clearer later this summer.