GOALSCORER Adam Armstrong admitted he was "lost for words" after living out his boyhood dream of scoring the winner at Wembley.

The 27 year old fired in his 24th goal of the season to help Southampton to a 1-0 win in the Championship playoff final against Leeds United on Sunday.

Armstrong raced onto Will Smallbone's through ball before drilling under Illan Meslier to send the Southampton fans into raptures.

Speaking to Sky Sports at full-time, Armstrong, who leads the way with 36 goal involvements this year, said: "I don’t know what to say. Look at this.

“This is what I’ve been working on all year. We knew how good the Championship has been this year. What a way to win, what a way to go up.

“I saw the space in behind, Will (Smallbone) winning the ball back. I knew if I kept it low and hard across goal it was going to go in, so it was a nice one.

“(Promotion) means everything, The gaffer and his staff came in pre-season, put the mortar down of what they wanted and look at this.

“This is why we’re footballers. We want to be involved in the biggest games. What a way to win.

The playoff final is probably the biggest game in football. To get promoted to the Premier League is unbelievable. What an amazing win this is."

Armstrong has been non-committal when asked what his best goal of the season has been during the regular campaign.

But after his winner, which is worth more than £100million, Armstrong was happy to admit this was his best strike.

"I've said all week that the other goals I've scored this season would be forgotten about. They wouldn't mean anything.

"To get the winner at Wembley is every child's dream. It will take a while to settle in with having family and friends in the stand. I am lost for words."