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Tanya Simon
May 13, 2019

Striker Tammy Abraham has backed Jack Grealish to lead Aston Villa to Wembley.

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 Kieran Gibbs and Abraham, on loan from Premier League side Chelsea, held his nerve to slot home the victor.

"We knew it was going to be hard".

'We're happy enough with a 2-1 win as they're a really good team, ' said Taylor. "But we never give up", Abraham told the club's television channel.

Watching the second half, you'd hardly know that this game was a playoff fixture. That's what we did.

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Those worries were erased, though, when the hosts turned the game with two goals in four minutes.

The Baggies went into the second half with a single goal lead after Glenn Whelan's mistake allowed Dwight Gayle the opportunity to dispatch a quick, low shot past the diving Jed Steer into the bottom corner.

Two minutes before full-time, West From striker Dwight Gayle got sent off after receiving a second yellow card.

The Villa fans were well aware of the contribution the Republic of Ireland worldwide made in the contest, and he was the centre of their thoughts when they flooded onto social media after the match, expressing their relief at the win and their desire to see the game changer start the second leg. "We've got a full game to go and do what we need to do to get what we's not a result that's come from a lack of hard work".

Leeds conceded seven goals from open play in their final four league matches as well as that controversial walk-through goal ordered by Marcelo Bielsa against Aston Villa.

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