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Keeper Howler Costs Derby As Aston Villa Clinch Premier League Return

Keeper Howler Costs Derby As Aston Villa Clinch Premier League Return

Keeper Howler Prices Derby As Aston Villa Clinch Premier League Return

An error from goalkeeper Kelle Roos price Derby County in Monday’s Championship play-off closing as Aston Villa booked their place in subsequent season’s Premier League.

Villa had been going into the sport because the favourites having ended the season with 10 wins from their final 12 league video games and began the brighter, holding possession however failing to check Roos within the Derby aim.

Lampard’s males grew into the sport within the first half but it surely was the favourites who struck the opener as Ahmed Elmohamady’s cross was turned in on the again put up by fellow Egyptian Anwar El-Ghazi who stooped low to move house.

Within the second half, Derby seemed to get again into the sport and full a comeback in an analogous fashion to their semi-final victory over Leeds, however their distress was compounded by John McGinn on the hour mark.

Sunday’s League One playoff closing featured a goalkeeping howler from Charlton’s Dillon Phillips, in the identical finish that Kelle Roos occupied as Anwar El-Ghazi’s strike was deflected into the air.

The keeper got here out to gather the ball however merely wasn’t robust sufficient as he fumbled the ball off the pinnacle of McGinn and will solely watch it trickle into the empty web for Villa’s second of the sport.

Derby pushed desperately to get again into the sport and introduced on three attacking substitutes together with their semi-final hero Jack Marriott who seemed vigorous as Villa’s defending grew to become determined.

The Rams had been relentless and finally, their strain paid off with ten minutes to go because the ball discovered its method to Marriott within the field, who took a pleasant contact earlier than drilling it previous Jed Steer within the Villa aim.

Villa additionally misplaced certainly one of their key males in defender Tyrone Mings as Derby continued to press and continued to seek for that all-important equaliser within the final 5 minutes.

The referee added seven minutes of stoppage time however Lampard’s males couldn’t discover the leveller as Villa atoned for final yr’s playoff closing defeat towards Fulham with a 2-1 victory.