Gary Lineker praises Aston Villa ace Jack Grealish

Aubrey Yates
May 15, 2019

Leeds and Derby are in the other playoff semi-final.

The former Tottenham Hotspur striker was impressed with the display produced by Grealish during the second leg of the Championship playoff semi-final tie between West Brom and Villa.

"It's no good getting to Wembley and falling at the final hurdle again, so fingers crossed", Villa midfielder Jack Grealish, who converted his penalty, told Sky Sport.

Jedinak came on with a matter of seconds left in extra time and didn't even touch the ball before called upon at the penalty spot.

Craig Dawson's header was the difference between the two sides over 120 minutes at The Hawthorns, leaving the score 2-2 on aggregate.

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However, the Baggies' hopes of an immediate return to the top-flight were dented when captain Chris Brunt was sent-off 10 minutes from the end of normal time.

A nerve-racking penalty shoot-out ensued, with Villa goalkeeper Jed Steer proving the hero - making two straight saves from the spot before Tammy Abraham netted the decisive spot-kick. "The day we knew we were in the play-offs we started working on penalties", the boyhood Villa fan, who...

Leeds hold a 1-0 first-leg lead over Frank Lampard's outfit.

The Championship playoff final is regarded as the most lucrative match in world football with last year's clash between Fulham and Villa worth about £170 million (RM915.3 million) even if, as in Fulham's case, the victor is relegated after one season in the top flight.

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