West Brom saw their chances of reaching the play-off final take a huge blow in the last 15 minutes against rivals Aston Villa, as Dean Smith’s side produced a fine comeback to take a huge step towards a place in the play-off final with a 2-1 win in the first leg of their play-off semi final.

The Baggies defended stoutly for 75 minutes, and had looked to be edging their way towards victory after Dwight Gayle’s first half strike had put James Shan’s side ahead.

Gayle capitalised on a poor mistake from Glenn Whelan before producing a powerful low finish to put the Baggies in front, moments after Jay Rodriguez forced Jed Steer into a fine save as his curling effort was tipped onto the bar.

However the tie was turned on it’s head with 15 minutes remaining, as substitute Conor Hourihane produced a brilliant finish from range to equalise for Villa.

And Smith’s side went ahead just four minutes later as Tammy Abraham kept his nerve from 12 yards to put Villa ahead, after Kieran Gibbs fouled Jack Grealish in the area.

Things went from bad to worse for West Brom three minutes from time, when Gayle received a second yellow card for a lunge on Steer, and the Baggies top-scorer is now ruled out of the second leg. 

Here’s how we rated the Baggies’ performance.