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Summary

  1. Villa win 4-3 on penalties to reach play-off final at Wembley on 27 May
  2. Craig Dawson headed West Brom level on aggregate in first half at The Hawthorns
  3. Albion captain Chris Brunt sent off for two yellow cards following long-running tussle with John McGinn
  4. Aston Villa won Saturday's first leg 2-1 at Villa Park

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By James Law

All times stated are UK

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  1. Goodbye for now

    Aston Villa beat West Brom 4-3 on penalties

    Aston Villa celebrate

    Just look at their faces!

    Aston Villa are far from their best but do the business in a penalty shootout to beat West Brom and reach the Championship play-off final.

    Join us tomorrow to find out who they will play, as Leeds take a 1-0 lead back to Elland Road against Derby.

  2. Villa reach play-off final

    Aston Villa beat West Brom 4-3 penalties

    Before we go for the night I should point you in the direction of Ged Scott's developing match report from The Hawthorns...

    Villa reach Championship play-off final

    Aston Villa celebrate

    Aston Villa reach the Championship play-off final at Wembley with a penalty shootout victory over West Bromwich Albion.

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  3. Next stop... Elland Road

    Wednesday: Leeds v Derby (agg 1-0)

    Derby v Leeds

    Once they've got their breath back, Aston Villa will discover their Wembley opponents on Wednesday when Leeds face Derby in the second leg of their semi-final at Elland Road.

    Leeds won a controversial first leg 1-0 on Saturday, with Kemar Roofe netting Leeds' winner and the Rams incensed that they were not awarded a second-half penalty.

    With only one goal in it, however, it's still all to play for. We'll have live text coverage from 19:30 BST on Wednesday.

  4. Villa reach play-off final

    Aston Villa beat West Brom 4-3 penalties

    Two-legged play-offs are really quite something.

    West Brom dig deep and win on the night but no-one will remember that as Aston Villa keep their cool from 12 yards to win the tie on penalties.

    We still have another semi-final to play, remember...

  5. Villa reach play-off final

    Aston Villa beat West Brom 4-3 on penalties

    It looks like every Villa fan has stayed behind to serenade their team, who are lapping it up on the pitch.

    They might've reached the play-off final last year but it feels no less special the second time around.

    For West Brom it's an agonising end to a first season back in the Championship - they will now rebuild with the likelihood of a new manager.

  6. 'We can't fall at final hurdle again'

    Aston Villa beat West Brom 4-3 on penalties

    Jack Grealish
    Quote Message: The crowd made it tough with the atmosphere but in the end I felt we ran out worthy winners. It’s not good getting to Wembley and falling at the final hurdle again, so fingers crossed. All of us are very hungry and have good legs in us. from Jack Grealish Aston Villa playmaker told Sky Sports
    Jack GrealishAston Villa playmaker told Sky Sports
  7. 'We worked on penalties for weeks'

    Aston Villa beat West Brom on penalties

    Quote Message: I’m not that emotional to be honest. We worked very hard on penalties – the day we knew we were in the play-offs we started working on penalties – we’ve been working on it for four weeks. from Dean Smith Aston Villa boss told Sky Sports
    Dean SmithAston Villa boss told Sky Sports
  8. Abraham praises Villa hero Steer

    Aston Villa beat West Brom 4-3 on penalties

    Quote Message: What a keeper - I've missed a couple against him. I'm used to the pressure, I like the pressure. from Tammy Abraham Aston Villa striker told Sky Sports
    Tammy AbrahamAston Villa striker told Sky Sports
  9. 'I've faced a 100 penalties a day'

    Aston Villa beat West Brom 4-3 on penalties

    Jed Steer
    Quote Message: There's obviously a lot of luck involved but wow - we practice penalties, so I think I must've faced a 100 a day the last few days. from Jed Steer Aston Villa goalkeeper on Sky Sports
    Jed SteerAston Villa goalkeeper on Sky Sports
  10. Villa heading to Wembley

    Aston Villa beat West Brom 4-3 on penalties

    Great scenes at the Villa end - they'll be facing Leeds or Derby at Wembley on 27 May for a place in the Premier League.

    Desolation for Albion.

  11. BreakingASTON VILLA REACH PLAY-OFF FINAL

    Pens: Aston Villa 4-3 West Brom

    Villa's top scorer Tammy Abraham steps up for the decisive penalty and makes no mistake, slotting home to take Aston Villa to the play-off final!

    Keeper Jed Steer is the hero, saving West Brom's first two spot-kicks.

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  12. GOAL: Morrison scores for West Brom

    Pens: West Brom 3-3 Aston Villa

    All square! But if Tammy Abraham scores now, Villa go to Wembley...

  13. MISSED PENALTY: Adomah misses for Aston Villa

    Pens: West Brom 2-3 Aston Villa

    Over the bar! Hope for Albion!

  14. GOAL: Gibbs scores for West Brom

    Pens: West Brom 2-3 Aston Villa

    He does. Albert Adomah now to send Villa to Wembley...

  15. GOAL: Grealish scores for Aston Villa

    Pens: West Brom 1-3 Aston Villa

    Super penalty. Match point Villa. Kieran Gibbs must score...

  16. GOAL: Adarabioyo scores for West Brom

    Pens: West Brom 1-2 Aston Villa

    Jed Steer goes the wrong way this time. Albion on the scoreboard.

  17. GOAL: Jedinak scores for Aston Villa

    Pens: West Brom 0-2 Aston Villa

    Calmly done by the late Villa sub.

  18. MISSED PENALTY: Hegazi misses for West Brom

    Pens: West Brom 0-1 Aston Villa

    Jed Steer

    SAVED AGAIN! Jed Steer the hero again!

  19. GOAL: Hourihane scores for Aston Villa

    Pens: West Brom 0-1 Aston Villa

    Keeper goes right, Hourihane goes the other way.

  20. MISSED PENALTY: Holgate misses for West Brom

    Pens: West Brom 0-0 Aston Villa

    SAVED! Jed Steer dives to his left to keep it out.