10-man West Brom fought hard in extra-time but lost the Championship play-off semifinal tie to Aston Villa on penalties. 

The Baggies won the second leg 1-0 (aggregate 2-2), however, Jed Steer made two saves in the shootout which was ultimately the difference.

Talking about the game, James Shan’s side took the lead on the night via Craig Dawson in the 29th minute. 

It came about when the home side won a throw-in close to the corner flag. Mason Holgate then swung a long throw towards the near post for Dawson to glance his header past the Villa stopper.

Albion had other chances in the game, but Villa were dogged in defence despite not showing so much composure in possession.

However, things changed after the hour mark. The away side began to have a look in the game. Chris Brunt then received a second yellow 10 minutes from time which put the home side under immense pressure.

Dean Smith’s men created enough chances to worry the West Brom backline. Albert Adomah and Tammy Abraham’s attempts were superbly saved by Sam Johnstone late on to keep the tie alive beyond 90 minutes.

In extra time, Albion defended for their lives and Villa weren’t able to break them down. It came down to the drama of penalties, with Steer saving Holgate and Ahmed Hegazi’s spot-kicks to put the away side under control.

Tammy Abraham was left to score the winning penalty, and he did that by sending Johnstone the wrong way.

Here’s how we rated West Brom’s spirited performance: