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Game #5498

Aston Villa

Tuesday, 14 May 2019

Lost

Semi Final

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ

Play Off Semi Final

Attendance: 25,702

West Bromwich Albion

The Hawthorns

Villa keep their heads cool once again unlike their rabidly ragged opponents and triumph for their second successive play off final.

West Brom

1-0

Aston Villa

Villa win 4-3 on Penalties

KEY MAN

Jed 'The Eyes' Steer becomes a Villa great, 14 May 2019

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MATCH TIMELINE

Tuesday, 14 May 2019

๐ŸŸจ | 16โ€™ Booking, Tyrone Mings for hand ball
๐Ÿฅ… | 29โ€™ Goal, 0-1, (West Bromwich Albion), Craig Dawson
๐Ÿ•’ | HT West Bromwich Albion 0-1 Aston Villa
๐ŸŸจ | 74โ€™ Booking, Neil Taylor for bad foul
๐Ÿ” | 75โ€™ Sub off, Andrรฉ Green, Sub on, Albert Adomah
๐ŸŸฅ | 80โ€™ Sending Off, (West Bromwich Albion), Chris Brunt
๐Ÿ•’ | FT West Bromwich Albion 0-1 Aston Villa
๐Ÿ” | 101โ€™ Sub off, Anwar El Ghazi, Sub on, Jonathan Kodjia
๐Ÿ” | 114โ€™ Sub off, Ahmed Elmohamady, Sub on, Keinan Davis
๐Ÿ” | 120โ€™+2 Sub off, Axel Tuanzebe, Sub on, Mile Jedinak ๐Ÿ”ด
๐Ÿ•’ | AET West Bromwich Albion 0-1 Aston Villa

Penalties:
๐Ÿ”ด 0-0 - Holgate missed for West Bromwich Albion
๐ŸŸข 0-1 - Conor Hourihane scores for Villa
๐Ÿ”ด 0-1 - Hegazi missed for West Bromwich Albion
๐ŸŸข 0-2 - Mile Jedinak scores for Villa
๐ŸŸข 1-2 - Adarabioyo scored for West Bromwich Albion
๐ŸŸข 1-3 - Jack Grealish scores for Villa
๐ŸŸข 2-3 - Gibbs scored for West Bromwich Albion
๐Ÿ”ด 2-3 - Albert Adomah misses for Villa
๐ŸŸข 3-3 - Morrison scored for West Bromwich Albion
๐ŸŸข 3-4 - Tammy Abraham scores for Villa
๐ŸŸฉ | Villa won 4-3 on penalties

ON THIS DAY

Despite losing on the night Villa qualify for their second successive Play off final.

Aston Villa

European Cup / Champions League: ๐Ÿ†
League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 1995-96

West Bromwich Albion

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
League Champions: ๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 1967-68

FIXTURE HISTORY

West Bromwich Albion

Previous 5 vs. Albion: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 2018-19 |
Matchday | #51 |
Manager Game | #37 |
Tuesday, 14 May 2019

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Dean Smith | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | West Bromwich, 2018-2021
Referee: Chris Kavanagh | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Ashton-under-Lyne, 2014-
Kick off: 8.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 0-1
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 0-1
AET Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 0-1
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฅ Lost
Aggregate Score: ๐ŸŸจ 2-2
Villa won 4-3 on penalties
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Dean Smith | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 37 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 18 ๐ŸŸจ | 10 ๐ŸŸฅ 9 | 1.73

Career Form:

Top 6

Dean Smith | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Chris Kavanagh | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Ashton-under-Lyne, 2014-
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸจ 24 Sep 16, Villa 1-1 Newcastle (h)
Cards: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ
Assistants: Daniel Cook, Sian Massey-Ellis

Chris Kavanagh

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

West Bromwich Albion

๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

TEAM NEWS

Conor Hourihane and Andrรฉ Green come in for Glenn Whelan and Albert Adomah

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age: | 25.40 |
Oldest Player: RB Ahmed Elmohamady | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ | 31.70 |
Youngest Player: W Andrรฉ Green | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 20.81 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

Dean Smith | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Jimmy Shan | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Aston Villa

GK Jed Steer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Neil Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
CB Tyrone Mings | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
CB Axel Tuanzebe | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
RB Ahmed Elmohamady | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Jack Grealish | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Conor Hourihane | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M John McGinn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
W Anwar El Ghazi | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | ๐Ÿ” |
W Andrรฉ Green | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Tammy Abraham | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

West Bromwich Albion

GK Sam Johnstone (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Kieran Gibbs | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Kyle Bartley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Craig Dawson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
CB Ahmed Hegazy | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ |
CB Mason Holgate | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Stefan Johansen | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Chris Brunt | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐ŸŸฅ |
W Matt Phillips | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
W Jacob Murphy | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Jay Rodriguez | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” W Albert Adomah | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ | for W Andrรฉ Green | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 75โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” CF Jonathan Kodjia | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ | for W Anwar El Ghazi | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | 101โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” CF Keinan Davis | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for RB Ahmed Elmohamady | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ | 114โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” M Mile Jedinak | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ | ๐Ÿ”ด | for CB Axel Tuanzebe | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 120โ€™+2 |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | M James Morrison | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ | for M Stefan Johansen | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด | 71โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | M Rakeem Harper | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for W Matt Phillips | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | 75โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | CB Tosin Adarabioyo | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for W Jacob Murphy | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 82โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | W Jonathan Leko | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for CF Jay Rodriguez | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 93โ€™ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Lovre Kaliniฤ‡ | ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท |
CB Kortney Hause | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Glenn Whelan | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Jonathan Bond | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Conor Townsend | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Jefferson Montero | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡จ |

SQUAD STATS

1st XI Cost: ยฃ15.52m
Home Nation ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง : 8/11
Homegrown: 2/11
Subs Cost: ยฃ18.90m
Team Cost: ยฃ34.42m
Squad Cost: ยฃ41.35m
Home Nation ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง : 10/18
Homegrown: 2/18

MATCHDAY SQUAD

GK Lovre Kaliniฤ‡ | ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ5.40m |
GK Jed Steer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ0.49m |

RB Ahmed Elmohamady | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ | ยฃ0.99m |
LB Neil Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | Exchange |

CB Tyrone Mings | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Loan |
CB Axel Tuanzebe | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Loan |
CB Kortney Hause | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Loan |

M Mile Jedinak | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ | ยฃ4.14m |
M Conor Hourihane | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ยฃ3.15m |
M John McGinn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ยฃ2.79m |
M Glenn Whelan | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ยฃ1.53m |
M Jack Grealish | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |

W Anwar El Ghazi | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | ยฃ8.10m |
W Albert Adomah | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ | ยฃ3.15m |
W Andrรฉ Green | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |

CF Jonathan Kodjia | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ | ยฃ11.61m |
CF Keinan Davis | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |
CF Tammy Abraham | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Loan |

SQUAD STATS

1st XI Cost: ยฃ41.68m
Home Nation ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง : 9/11
Homegrown: โญ•/11
Subs Cost: ยฃ1.93m
Team Cost: ยฃ43.61m
Squad Cost: ยฃ44.33m
Home Nation ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง : 15/18
Homegrown: 2/18

MATCHDAY SQUAD

GK Sam Johnstone (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ6.30m |
GK Jonathan Bond | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |

LB Kieran Gibbs | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ6.43m |
LB Conor Townsend | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ0.72m |

CB Ahmed Hegazy | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ | ยฃ4.29m |
CB Kyle Bartley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ3.86m |
CB Craig Dawson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ0.26m |
CB Mason Holgate | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Loan |
CB Tosin Adarabioyo | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Loan |

M Chris Brunt | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | ยฃ3.22m |
M James Morrison | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ยฃ1.93m |
M Rakeem Harper | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |
M Stefan Johansen | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด | Loan |
M Jefferson Montero | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡จ | Loan |

W Matt Phillips | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ยฃ5.57m |
W Jonathan Leko | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |
W Jacob Murphy | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Loan |

CF Jay Rodriguez | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ11.75m |

UNAVAILABLE

Injury | 2 |
GK ร˜rjan Nyland | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด |
CB James Chester | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |

Out on Loan | 13 |
M Gary Gardner | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Small Heath
RB Mitch Clark | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | Port Vale
M Aaron Tshibola | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Kilmarnock
RB Ritchie De Laet | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช | Melbourne
CF Ross McCormack | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | Motherwell
F Rushian Hepburn-Murphy | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Cambridge
F Callum Oโ€™Hare | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Carlisle
W Corey Blackett-Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Walsall
RB James Bree | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Ipswich
M Jake Doyle-Hayes | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | Cambridge
F Scott Hogan | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | Sheffield United
F Harry McKirdy | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Newport
RB Frรฉdรฉric Guilbert | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | Caen

UNAVAILABLE

Not Recorded

Player Positions:

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GK : Goalkeeper
CB, D, B : Centre Back, Defender, Back
FB, LB, RB, WH : Full Back, Left Back, Right Back, Wing Back, Wing Halfโ€จ

M, CH, LH, RH : Midfielder, Centre Half, Left Half, Right Half
W, OL, OR : Winger, Outside Left, Outside Right
F, IF, IL, IR : Forward, Inside Forward, Inside Left, Inside Right, Second Striker, False 9
CF : Centre Forward

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Match Symbols:

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โšฝ | Goal
๐Ÿ”ฅ | Assist
๐Ÿ” | Substitution

๐ŸŸจ | Booking

๐ŸŸฅ | Sending off

๐Ÿ†˜ | Poor refereeing performance
๐ŸŸข : Debut ๐Ÿ”ด : Final Game

DEBUT APPEARANCES

FINAL APPEARANCES

๐Ÿ”ด M Mile Jedinak | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ |

MATCH STATS

Possession F | 73%
Possession A | 27%
Shots F | 24
Shots A | 10
Shots on Target F | 3
Shots on Target A | 6
Corners F | 4
Corners A | 15
Fouls F | 15
Fouls A | 10

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

*Villa boss Dean Smith*

โ€œIโ€™d have taken this 15 games ago and we have cause to be very proud.

โ€œWe deserved it, but the disappointing for me was not winning. I couldnโ€™t believe weโ€™d lost the game. Thatโ€™s our first defeat since losing at Brentford in February.

โ€œThey were always going to be threat from set-pieces but we had enough chances to have scored ourselves.

โ€œWeโ€™d done our preparations though. We had prepared for penalties since the day we qualified for the play-offs. We had a lot of rehearsals and of course we had the inspired substitution of bringing on Mile Jedinak, who has never missed a penalty.โ€

*BBC Sport*
Tuesday, 14 May 2019

*Aston Villa beat West Bromwich Albion in a penalty shootout to reach the Championship play-off final for the second successive season.*

Tammy Abrahamโ€™s winning spot-kick, after keeper Jed Steer had saved Albionโ€™s first two penalties, settled the shootout 4-3 in Villaโ€™s favour after a gripping two hours of tension-packed derby drama.

Trailing 2-1 from Saturdayโ€™s first leg, Albion levelled the tie when Craig Dawson flicked home a near-post header from a long throw.

But, just as much as Dwight Gayleโ€™s red card proved crucial at Villa Park, so did the 80th-minute sending-off of Albion captain Chris Brunt as they finished with 10 men for the second time in four days.

They held on for penalties and, although Albert Adomahโ€™s miss in the shootout briefly gave them hope after Steer had saved from Mason Holgate and Ahmed Hegazi, Abraham kept his nerve to book a play-off final meeting with either Leeds or Derby at Wembley on 27 May.

They meet in the second leg of their semi-final at Elland Road on Wednesday, with Leeds 1-0 up from the first leg.

The main sub-plot of a tight two-legged play-off semi-final concerned Albionโ€™s two red cards, with top scorer Gayle sent off on Saturday and captain Brunt dismissed at The Hawthorns.

If the Baggies were a bit unlucky at Villa Park over the controversial Gayle incident, this time there was no doubt at all.

Brunt stepped on John McGinnโ€™s arm in their first tangle before the break, but referee Chris Kavanagh either did not see the incident or deemed it accidental.

Brunt was then booked early in the second half for a late challenge on McGinn, which could easily have been interpreted as a sending-off offence in its own right.

When he brought McGinn down again on the edge of the box, Bruntโ€™s resulting red card was inevitable.

The Hawthornsโ€™ 12th man

It might have been a different story if Albion had stayed with 11 men, given what a force they had been when roared on from even before kick-off by their raucous home support.

They had already looked a threat before they finally took the lead after 29 minutes, not surprisingly from an aerial set-piece.

Albion won a throw close to the corner flag and, when Holgate hurled in a long one to the near post, it did not immediately seem that dangerous, but Dawson got in first - as he has done so often in such set-piece situations during his career - and steered in a flicked header which crept in at the far post.

Albion had other chances too - Tyrone Mings blocked a Jacob Murphy shot on his own goal line, Jay Rodriguez sent a powerful effort straight at keeper Steer, Matt Phillips powered a close-range header just over and Brunt shot just wide from long range.

But, although it took a fierce low shot from Anwar El Ghazi to test Sam Johnstone properly for the first time after the break, Villa were already starting to turn the tide before Bruntโ€™s departure.

And, once they had a man advantage, they were hard to hold back.

Adomah had a left-footed shot from 12 yards superbly saved by former Villa keeper Johnstone, while Conor Hourihane had an effort deflected over and then Adomah fired just wide.

Two tired sides then got through extra time as Villa still failed to break down the door before the drama of spot-kicks.

And in Steer, Villaโ€™s third-choice goalkeeper at the start of the season, Dean Smithโ€™s side had just the man for the occasion.

Smith - who left Brentford to succeed Steve Bruce as Villa boss in October - has guided Villa back to Wembley for the second time in 12 months.

Having experienced the disappointment of play-off final defeat by Fulham in last seasonโ€™s play-off final, they will get another opportunity to return to the Premier League following relegation in 2016.

As for the Baggies, they have ultimately failed in their bid to bounce straight back to the top flight after one year in the Championship and are likely to start next season with a new boss.

Jimmy Shan spent the final two months in caretaker charge of Albion following Darren Mooreโ€™s sacking in March.

* 0-0 - Holgate missed for West Brom - saved by Steer to goalkeeperโ€™s left
* 0-1 - Hourihane scored for Villa - drilled low and hard into corner
* 0-1 - Hegazi missed for West Brom - saved by Steer to goalkeeperโ€™s right
* 0-2 - Jedinak scored for Villa - sidefooted into corner, sending goalkeeper wrong way
* 1-2 - Adarabioyo scored for West Brom - calmly found bottom corner
* 1-3 - Grealish scored for Villa - sent goalkeeper wrong way
* 2-3 - Gibbs scored for West Brom - placed effort in bottom corner
* 2-3 - Adomah missed for Villa - blazed well over the crossbar
* 3-3 - Morrison scored for West Brom - fired into corner past Steerโ€™s right hand
* 3-4 - Abraham scored for Villa - Johnstone got foot to low penalty but could not keep it out and Villaโ€™s place at Wembley was confirmed

โ€˜We prepared for penaltiesโ€™

*Aston Villa head coach Dean Smith told BBC Sport:*

โ€œIโ€™d have taken this 15 games ago and we have cause to be very proud.

โ€œWe deserved it, but the disappointing for me was not winning. I couldnโ€™t believe weโ€™d lost the game. Thatโ€™s our first defeat since losing at Brentford in February.

โ€œThey were always going to be threat from set-pieces but we had enough chances to have scored ourselves.

โ€œWeโ€™d done our preparations though. We had prepared for penalties since the day we qualified for the play-offs. We had a lot of rehearsals and of course we had the inspired substitution of bringing on Mile Jedinak, who has never missed a penalty.โ€

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