Tammy Abraham scores a penalty to send Aston Villa to Wembley for Championship play-off final

14-05-2019 22:05

Aston Villa beat West Brom 4-3 on penalties after a tense 2-2 battle at The Hawthorns. Tammy Abraham.

The on-loan Chelsea striker slotted home after the two sides could not be separated after 180 minutes of play and extra-time.

Craig Dawson headed home the only goal on the night which forced extra time after the 2-1 result in the first leg.

But West Brom's task was made even more difficult when Chris Brunt saw.

The game went to extra time and then penalties after a heroic defensive effort from the hosts.

The Hawthorns to truly mark the occasion of a derby in a play-off semi-final.

20 minutes or so, with both sides matching each other in the midfield.

Out of nowhere, West Brom found the goal they desperately needed on the half-hour mark. A long throw came in from Brunt and Dawson.

On the stroke of half-time, Brunt was fortunate to escape punishment after appearing on John McGinn's hand. Referee Chris Kavanagh opted to hand out a card to the fury of the Aston Villa bench.

After the interval, the baggies had a number of chances to extend their lead. Goalkeeper Jed Steer gave away Murphy's curly effort to be cleared off the line by Tyrone Mings.

McGinn, Brunt received the red card he deserved earlier in the game after a rash challenge on Jack Grealish.

From there, Villa finished the stronger side of the two sides with Sam Johnstone denied substitute Albert Adomah.

Jonathan Kodjia from the bench as Villa went for the jugular, with the hosts camped on the edge of their own box.

Despite dominating possession, the likes of Grealish and Adomah saw their chances go to the Baggies hero on a penalty shootout.

After Jed Steer saved two spot-kicks in the shootout, it was up to Tammy Abraham to seal it and slipped it past Johnstone to send Villa to Wembley.

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