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Villa hold off Boro to reach Championship playoff final

Villa hold off Boro to reach Championship playoff final

Aston Villa are in danger of being without Ahmed Elmohamady when they face Middlesbrough in the return-leg of the Championship Play-Off semi-final.

Regardless, Aston Villa are going to Wembley on the 26th of May.

At the heart of that defence was former Chelsea and England centre back John Terry who joined the club previous year on a free transfer and whose appointment as captain appears to have had a significant impact. The boys are different class.

"Adama's a massive threat for anybody in this league, so it's important that we get the ball out to him a little bit quicker than we did on Saturday, "the former West Bromwich Albion manager told The Northern Echo. But the boys have been superb and we're off to Wembley with one more to go".

"If any team deserved to win the game tonight I think it was us".

While Traore was by no means the only Boro player to come unstuck against Aston Villa, Tony Pulis' side are heavily reliant on his talent as they failed to create any real goalscoring chances.

Villa may have displayed an inability to move through the gears in the first half, but they were afforded every incentive to strive to finish off the tie attacking the jam-packed Holte End.

Villa held on to claim a draw on the night and victory overall, sparking wild celebrations as their fans flooded onto the pitch at fulltime.

The 0-0 draw on Tuesday night extended the run without a home win to 13 games now and it could be a couple more years before another game to get a victor with Villa now one win away from the Premier League.

"They're a good football side".

"We've given ourselves a chance, we've given ourselves a small advantage, but we've been around long enough to know that we can't get carried away with it, that's for sure".

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