Aston Villa heading to Wembley after draw with Middlesbrough in Championship play-offs

Aston Villa heading to Wembley after draw with Middlesbrough in Championship play-offs

Good evening everyone and welcome to VAVEL UK's live minute-by-minute commentary of this evening's Championship play-off semi-final second leg between Aston Villa and Middlesbrough.

Villa fans will be hoping this year's trip won't go the same way, because they were humbled 4-0 that time, barely putting up a fight.

Both of Pulis' former Premier League clubs in Stoke City and West Bromwich Albion have been relegated to the Championship for next season with the Welshman having played some part in the latter's drop, being sacked as recent as November.

He said: "Eighteen or 19 months ago this club was in a mess but the experienced players have done the job for us and we're delighted about that". And I think to be successful you have to have that.

Another clean sheet in two games, so very good.

Jedinak's first-leg goal making all the difference with the Aussie veteran playing another full game in the middle of the park.

"The teams that have finished third and fourth over a season have got to Wembley and that's justification, if anything", Pulis told Sky Sports. The support from the lads, the dressing room is incredible.

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"There's a great team spirit among the boys".

"Let's not get too excited, there's still one more to go".

Despite Patrick Bamford and ex-Villa forward Rudy Gestede being thrown into the fray, Villa's goal was protected well until that huge late scare involving Downing.

Boro spent around £50million in the summer to chase an instant return to the Premier League after last year's relegation, but came up short.

The Villa keeper handled outside of his area, palming away Adama Traore's attempted lob but referee Mike Dean only deemed it a yellow card offence.

"It was agony towards the end, if I'm being honest".

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