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Aston Villa into playoff final after shootout win over West Brom

15 May 2019

The Guardian reports today that following their defeat to Aston Villa in Tuesday evening's playoff semi-final, West Brom are eyeing up the former Ireland worldwide as the permanent successor to Darren Moore.

Villa fans had even more reason to celebrate come the end of the game, as they progressed to the Championship play-off final for the second successive season.

The play-off final is at Wembley Stadium on May 28.

Steer saved his first two chances and Villa was almost flawless from the spot to move on the final, where a place in the Premier League will be on the line against either Leeds or Derby.

"All of us are very hungry and have good legs in us".

Villa laid siege to the West Brom goal in the extra 30 minutes and could have had a late penalty for handball but the 10-man hosts held firm to take it to penalties.

West Brom had returned from Saturday's 2-1 loss at Villa Park with work to do and found an unlikely route back into the tie when defender Dawson nodded in Holgate's long throw in the 29th minute.

After Grealish made it 3-1, Adomah could have sealed it for Villa but lifted his kick over the bar.

Villa's hopes for Premier League promotion will now rest on a May 27 date with either Leeds United or Derby County, the victor of which will be decided at Elland Road on Wednesday.

Grealish has been in impressive form for Villa once again this season, taking the captain's armband upon his return from injury and guiding his boyhood club to a place in the Championship top six.

Aston Villa into playoff final after shootout win over West Brom