WARRINGTON Wolves suffered golden-point heartbreak in their crunch play-off clash with Salford Red Devils on Sunday afternoon

Sam Stone scored a breakaway try in the first period of extra time to earn a critical win for the Red Devils after the game had finished 20-20 after 80 pulsating minutes.

The result means both sides are now level on 26 points with two rounds of Super League's regular season remaining, with Warrington ahead of Salford in the final play-off spot on points difference.

George Williams’ late try looked to have won it for Wire after he put them 20-18 ahead with 10 minutes remaining, but Marc Sneyd’s penalty goal with four minutes left ensured the scores finished level.

Stefan Ratchford had earlier kicked the visitors ahead with his own penalty after Brodie Croft's second try swung the game the Red Devils' way.

Salford had led at half time after tries from Croft and Ben Hellewell had cancelled out Matty Nicholson's early opener, but Ben Currie touched down early in the second half to level matters.

Watch highlights of the game below

Salford beat Warrington in golden point - post-match reaction

> THE MORNING AFTER: Unpacking a dramatic afternoon in Salford

> 'We deserved to win,' insists Salford boss Rowley

> How the Super League play-off race looks after Wire's loss at Salford

> Chambers on where Wire went wrong at Salford and handling the play-off pressure

> Updates on injuries to Philbin and Kasiano following Salford loss

> WIRE SOCIAL: How fans are reacting to golden-point defeat

> Re-live the action from the AJ Bell Stadium as it happened

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Match facts:

Super League, Round 25

Sunday, September 10, 2023

Salford Red Devils...24 Warrington Wolves...20

Red Devils: Ryan Brierley; Ken Sio, Deon Cross, Tim Lafai, Joe Burgess; Brodie Croft, Marc Sneyd; Brad Singleton, Andy Ackers, Jack Ormondroyd, Ben Hellewell, Sam Stone, Chris Atkin. Subs: King Vuniyayawa, Andrew Dixon, Danny Addy, Amir Bourouh. 18th man: Matt Costello

Wolves: Matt Dufty; Josh Thewlis, Peter Mata'utia, Stefan Ratchford, Matty Ashton; George Williams, Josh Drinkwater; Tom Mikaele, Danny Walker, Paul Vaughan, Matty Nicholson, Ben Currie, James Harrison. Subs: Daryl Clark, Sam Kasiano, Gil Dudson, Jordy Crowther. 18th man: Connor Wrench

Scoring: Nicholson try, 3mins, Ratchford goal, 0-6; Hellewell try, 23mins, Sneyd goal, 6-6; Croft try, 30mins, Sneyd goal, 12-6; Currie try, 44mins, Ratchford goal, 12-12; Ratchford penalty, 54mins, 12-14; Croft try, 65mins, Sneyd goal, 18-14; Williams try, 70mins, Ratchford goal, 18-20; Sneyd penalty, 76mins, 20-20; Stone try, 84mins, 24-20

Penalties: Red Devils 4 Wolves 8

Referee: Liam Moore

Attendance: 6,252