It is advantage Aston Villa in their Championship semi-final play-off tie against Midlands rivals West Brom, with the second leg to come back at The Hawthorns on Tues evening.
The motion Baggies supporters were totally enjoying Saturday’s first-leg trip to Villa Park once Dwight Gayle had pounced on a Glenn Whelan error to assert a half-time lead,
however things went in spades pear-shaped once the interval.
Villa substitute Conor Hourihane wasted very little time in creating a sway from the bench as he rifled home an endeavor from outside the box,
before Tammy patriarch webby from the spot once the mercurial Jack Grealish was brought down by Kieran chemist.
To make matters worse for West Brom, Gayle – the club’s high scorer this season with twenty four goals
can miss the second leg once AN early caution for stonewalling was eventually followed by another yellow shown following a challenge on Villa goalkeeper Jed Steer.
The 28-year-old will miss the ultimate ought to Jimmy Shan’s facet advance to Wembley while not him,
with an extra game intercalary onto his suspension because the results of a previous ban for ‘successful deception of a match official’.
West Brom welcome Midlands rivals Aston Villa to The Hawthorns on Tues evening, wanting to overturn AN combination deficit so as to succeed in the Championship play-off final (1-2 agg.).
Dwight Gayle gave Jimmy Shan’s facet AN early lead within the 1st leg at Villa Park on Saturday, before a high quality Conor Hourihane strike and a Tammy patriarch penalty within the area of 4 minutes turned the tie on its head.
Craig town (sickness) and Stefan Johansen (calf) might each be in line to feature for West Brom once being forced off within the 1st leg, however Jake suffragist is combating a foot injury.
Like Gayle, Hal Robson-Kanu is suspended once his red card against chapeau on the ultimate day of the regular season.
Veteran midfielder Gareth Barry remains sidelined following knee surgery.
Norwegian goalkeeper Orjan Nyland remains missing for Villa once rupturing his mythical being throughout a coaching session in Gregorian calendar month,
whereas centre-back and club captain James metropolis is acquisition match fitness once returning to coaching within the aftermath of a knee injury.
Hourihane are going to be pushing to exchange Whelan in center.
West Brom XI: Johnstone, Dawson, Bartley, Hegazy, Gibbs, Brunt, Johansen, Harper, Phillips, Murphy, Rodriguez
Aston Villa XI: Steer, Elmohamady, Tuanzebe, Mings, Taylor, Hourihane, Adomah, McGinn, Grealish, El Ghazi, Abraham
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16 of the last eighteen sides to win the primary leg of a Championship play-off semi-final have gone on to progress through to the ultimate,
with the sole exceptions being chapeau County last season (vs Fulham) and Leicester town in 2012/13 (vs Watford).
The only previous occasion of West Brom losing the primary leg of a play-off semi-final came against Swansea town within the third-tier play-offs in 1992-93 (1-2), progressing 3-2 on combination courtesy on a 2-0 conclusion within the second leg at the Hawthorns.
West Brom have not antecedently lost the house leg of a play-off tie, beating Swansea 2-0 within the 1992-93 third tier semi-final,
drawing with Bolton (2-2) within the 2000-01 second tier semi-final and beating Wolverhampton Wanderers 1-0 within the 2006-07 Championship semi-final.
Extra-time: West Brom 1-0 Aston Villa (agg. 2-2)
Dawson heads opener (29)
Brunt sent off for hosts (79)
Shan makes one Baggies change
Murphy starts in place of suspended Gayle
Two Villa changes
Hourihane, Green for Whelan, Adomah
Championship play-off semi-final second leg
GOAL! WEST BROM 1-2 ASTON VILLA (Adarabioyo)
Adarabioyo calmly slots it into the bottom left. He stepped up and delivered!
GOAL! WEST BROM 0-2 ASTON VILLA (Jedinak)
Mile Jedinak was only brought on for the shootout and it’s job done for the Australian as he sends Johnstone the wrong way!
MISS! WEST BROM 0-1 ASTON VILLA (Hegazi)
The Egyptian defender looks confident. He takes a long run-up BUT ITS SAVED AGAIN! Steer dives down to his right and pushes it away!
GOAL! WEST BROM 0-1 ASTON VILLA (Hourihane)
Conor Hourihane tucks his penalty into the bottom right corner and Villa have an early advantage!
MISS! WEST BROM 0-0 ASTON VILLA (Holgate)
Holgate steps up first… Jed Steer tries to put him off… and he SAVES IT! Holgate hits it to the goalkeeper’s left and he gets a strong arm to it!
ASTON VILLA ARE GOING TO WEMBLEY!!
Villa have done it! They will be in the Sky Bet Championship play-off final and will face either Leeds or Derby County on May 27.
GOAL! WEST BROM 3-4 ASTON VILLA (Abraham)
Tammy Abraham opts to go low with his penalty…it takes a nick off the feet of Sam Johnstone’s foot…but it nestles in the bottom right corner! Villa have done it!
GOAL! WEST BROM 3-3 ASTON VILLA (Morrison)
Morrison has to score and smashes it emphatically down his left-hand side!
MISS! WEST BROM 2-3 ASTON VILLA (Adomah)
Albert Adomah succumbs to the pressure of the shootout and curls his penalty well over the bar!
GOAL! WEST BROM 2-3 ASTON VILLA (Gibbs)
The former Arsenal man has to score this to keep West Brom in it… and he puts it into the bottom corner. Cool as you like!
GOAL! WEST BROM 1-3 ASTON VILLA (Grealish)
Cool as you like from Aston Villa skipper Jack Grealish and his side are on the brink already!