Championship play-offs: Aston Villa pip West Brom to final spot

Championship play-offs: Aston Villa pip West Brom to final spot

The Championship playoff final will take place on Sunday, May 26.

Craig Dawson had drawn Albion level on aggregate to bring the game to extra-time, although Chris Brunt's 80th-minute sending-off meant that they spent most of the additional half an hour clinging on - only to lose in the shoot-out.

The Final will take place at Wembley Stadium on Monday 27 May (3pm kick off) and the victor will secure a place in the Premier League next season.

"There's obviously a lot of luck involved but wow", Steer told Sky Sports.

Tammy Abraham, on loan from Chelsea, scored the decisive spot kick to send Villa into a Wembley final against either Derby County or Leeds United with a lucrative spot in the Premier League up for grabs.

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Aston Villa players celebrate after winning the penalty shootout at The Hawthorns in West Bromwich May 14, 2019.

Their opponents, Valencia, would prove too much for the Yorkshire team over two legs, but the first leg at Elland Road saw the Spanish outfit held to a 0-0 draw.

Aston Villa will contest the second-tier League Championship playoff final as the club seeks a return to the Premier League after an absence of three years.

"The crowd made it tough with the atmosphere but in the end I felt we ran out worthy winners", said the midfielder.

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

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