West Brom have a mountain to climb on Tuesday after falling to a 2-1 defeat to Aston Villa in the first leg of their Championship playoff semi-final.

The Baggies, ending the game with ten men, led the game early on through Dwight Gayle.

The forward took advantage of some poor Aston Villa play to steal the ball and finish past Villa goalie Jed Steer.

Albion would hold the lead until past half-time when Conor Hourihane scored the equaliser.

Villa would then get a second, with Tammy Abraham scoring from the spot after Kieran Gibbs gave away a penalty.

Things would then go from bad to worse for Albion, with Dwight Gayle handed his marching orders for a challenge on Steer.

This leaves Albion in a difficult position, with the Baggies having to recover in the next leg on Tuesday.

Here’s four findings from the defeat for the Albion at Villa Park.