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ENGLISH LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP

2019/2020 Season

POS TEAM W D L PTS
22 Swansea 0 0 0 0
23 West Brom 0 0 0 0
24 Wigan 0 0 0 0
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Leg 2Aggregate: 2 - 2Aston Villa wins 4-3 on Penalty Kicks.
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Championship playoff semifinal second legs: predictions and key battles

Derby County had a penalty decision overturned in their 1-0 defeat to Leeds in a feisty Championship first leg playoff at Pride Park.
Aston Villa recovered from a goal down to beat West Brom and take a one-goal lead into Tuesday's Championship playoff second leg.

Ninety minutes separate four Championship clubs from a playoff final at Wembley Stadium to battle for promotion to the Premier League and all the riches that come along with it. Here you'll find everything you need to know as Aston Villa seek to finish the job of knocking out West Bromwich Albion at the Hawthorns, and Leeds United attempt to hold on to the narrowest of first-leg leads over Derby County as they meet at what will surely be a raucous Elland Road.


Leeds United vs. Derby County

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Aston Villa recover to beat West Brom in Championship playoff first leg

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Aston Villa recovered from a goal down to beat West Brom and take a one-goal lead into Tuesday's Championship playoff second leg.

Midfielder Conor Hourihane's long-range thunderbolt and forward Tammy Abraham's penalty saw Aston Villa beat West Bromwich Albion 2-1 in the first leg of their Championship playoff semifinal at Villa Park on Saturday.

Substitute Hourihane sparked Villa's second-half comeback by finishing off a neat move with a powerful shot that flew past West Brom goalkeeper Sam Johnstone to make it 1-1.

Villa won a penalty four minutes later when midfielder Jack Grealish was brought down by defender Kieran Gibbs...

Villa into playoff final after shootout win over West Brom

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Aston Villa recovered from a goal down to beat West Brom and take a one-goal lead into Tuesday's Championship playoff second leg.

Aston Villa beat Midlands rivals West Bromwich Albion 4-3 on penalties to reach the Championship playoff final on Tuesday after the tie ended 2-2 on aggregate.

Tammy Abraham, on loan from Chelsea, scored the decisive spot kick to send Villa into a Wembley final against either Derby County or Leeds United with a lucrative spot in the Premier League up for grabs.

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

"It's no good getting...

Championship playoffs: Predictions, key battles, stars to watch

Frank Lampard's Derby County secured a playoff semifinal against Marcelo Bielsa's Leeds United with a 2-1 win over West Brom, pipping Middlesbrough to sixth place.
Norwich lifted the Championship trophy following their victory at Aston Villa, a week after mathematically clinching promotion against Blackburn.
Players and staff of Sheffield United celebrated clinching automatic promotion to the Premier League after Leeds United's draw with Aston Villa sealed their spot.

Despite missing out on an automatic promotion spot, a place in the Premier League remains tantalisingly close for four Championship clubs via the playoffs.

But only two teams can advance to the final, dubbed "the richest game in football," at Wembley on May 27 (live on ESPN+). (Oh, and unlike the Champions League, away goals don't matter here.) Will it be playoff heartbreak yet again for fallen giants Leeds when they face Derby? Who will win the Midlands battle between former European champions...