Aston Villa 2 – 1 Derby County Football Highlights
Venue : Wembley
Date : 27th May
- Aston Villa are the first side since West Ham in 2004 (runners up) and 2005 (winners) to win a playoff final in the second tier after losing in the previous season.
- This is the first Championship playoff final to see both sides score since West Ham’s 2-1 win over Blackpool back in 2012 – each of the last six had seen at least one side fail to find the back of the net.
- No team have lost more second tier play-off finals than Derby County (3, also Reading and Sheffield United).
- Aston Villa midfielder John McGinn has scored in each of his two appearances against Derby this season, also providing an assist at Pride Park in November.
Key Moments Recap :
Goal : 44′ Anwar El-Ghazi 1 – 0
Villa have lift off! El Mohamady plays a pinpoint cross into the area and El Ghazi sneaks inside Bogle, getting his head down low to meet it and steers into the bottom corner!
Goal : 59′ John McGinn 2 – 0
A nightmare for Roos but Villa and their fans are in dreamland! El Ghazi’s shot takes a heavy deflection and it loops up into the air. You would expect the ball to safely land into the arms of Roos, but he drops it onto John McGinn’s head and it bounces into the net!
Goal : 81′ 2 – 1 Jack Marriott
GAME ON! After Mings initially makes a great tackle to deny Waghorn from poking his shot into the net, the ball comes out to Jozefzoon.
He crosses to the far post which Bogle cushions back with a header and Marriott strikes the ball into the bottom corner!
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🌕28′ Anwar El-Ghazi
⚽44′ Anwar El-Ghazi 1 – 0
🌕47′ Mason Bennett
🌕48′ Conor Hourihane
🌕51′ Fikayo Tomori
⚽59′ John McGinn 2 – 0
⚽81′ 2 – 1 Jack Marriott
🌕90′ Harry Wilson
Video HD Highlights below
Derby County : Roos, Bogle, Keogh, Tomori, Cole, Mount, Johnson, Wilson, Huddlestone, Lawrence, Bennett
Subs: Carson, Waghorn, Jozefoon, Marriot, Evans, McDonald, Knight
Aston Villa : Steer, Taylor, Tuanzebe, Elmohamady, Mings, McGinn, Grealish, Hourihane, Abraham, Adomah, El Ghazi.
Subs: Kalinic, Whelan, Jedinak, Lansbury, Kodjia, Hause, Green
The most lucrative game in the history of football, with a £170 million stake. Money capable of changing the fortune of any team. Beats the Champions League, Europa League, Super Bowl and whatever, you might be thinking of right now.
Derby County will be facing Aston Villa in the championship playoff final at Wembley which apart from promotion, which apart from promotion has so much money at stake.
Aston Villa have been victorious against Derby County in the recent maetings during the season boosting a 7 – 0 Aggregate against Steven Gerrard’s side. However, they have lost all their recent visits to Wembley and their only win coming four years ago against Liverpool in the FA Cup Semi Finals.
If Derby County gets promoted, their 73 points will be the fewest by a promoted side to reach the Premier League since Crystal Palace back in 2012-13 and will be an opportunity to augment their last season final defeat to Fulham.