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Jedinak's Villa through to play-off final after shootout win over West Brom

Jedinak's Villa through to play-off final after shootout win over West Brom”

Villa, relegated in 2016, will hope to avoid a repeat of past year when they lost to Fulham in the playoff final.

Villa booked their place in the play-off final after going all the way to a penalty shoot-out against Albion.

Leeds hold a 1-0 first-leg lead over Frank Lampard's outfit.

Jedinak came on with a matter of seconds left in extra time and didn't even touch the ball before called upon at the penalty spot.

Villa beat West Brom 4-3 in a shootout after their semi-final finished 2-2 on aggregate following West Brom's 1-0 win in the second leg on Tuesday (Wednesday NZ time).

Chris Brunt's red card in the 80th minute saw West Brom play 40 minutes with 10 men, but the club managed to hold on to force the shootout.

Jedinak came on with just seconds remaining in the match and - after Jed Steer put Villa in control with great saves from Mason Holgate and Ahmed Hegazi - slotted his side's second spot-kick easily.

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

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. "The day we knew we were in the play-offs we started working on penalties", the boyhood Villa fan, who...

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

Norwich City and Sheffield United were promoted automatically after finishing as the top two in the regular season.



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