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Aston Villa Promoted To Premier League After Beating Derby In Championship Play off Final

Aston Villa have been promoted to the Premier League after beating Derby 2-1 in the Championship play-off final on Monday.

Villa got the better if Frank Lampard’s side at Wembley as Anwar El Ghazi opened the scoring in the first half and John McGinn headed into an open goal on the hour mark after an error from goalkeeper Kelle Roos.

Jack Marriott pulled one back for the Rams in the 81st minute in a tense finish to the game, as Jayden Bogle and Mason Mount also came close to finding the net.

Towards the end of the seven minutes of injury time, Harry Wilson proved lively for Derby down the wing, but saw one cross cleared by the Villa defence and another claimed by goalkeeper Jed Steer before the referee brought an end to the match.

But Dean Smith’s team held on despite seven minutes of added time to book their return to the English top-flight after three years in the Championship.

Source: Goal

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