Aston Villa qualify for Championship play-off final

Kenny Burns hoping to see play-off heartache for Derby tonight - and Aston Villa tomorrow

Derby, Fulham, Villa, Middlesbrough: The state of play with 90 minutes to Wembley

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.

Aston Villa are now preparing for tonight's huge game at home to Middlesbrough in the Sky Bet Championship Play-Off Semi Final second Leg. Villa won the first leg 1-0 at the Riverside Stadium thanks to Mile Jedinak's early header, giving them a massive advantage ahead of the second leg at Villa Park.

The ramifications for Villa if they fail to achieve promotion do not bear thinking about but, for now, they are focusing on the chance to end their two-year exile from the top tier.

Terry says Bruce deserves credit for how he set his Aston Villa team up tonight but he has warned his team-mates they still have one more job to do.

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Mile Jedinak's first-leg header ultimately settled the tie on Saturday as the sides slugged out a scrappy stalemate at Villa Park.

"Unbelievable, incredible, the support, the lads, the dressing room is unbelievable". Stewart Downing fired the subsequent freekick off the woodwork but Middlesborough fans were furious Johnstone was not sent off. Villa had made three subs at the time so a red card would have forced an outfield player to play in goals.

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. I'm Sam Straw and I'll be taking you proceedings as the two teams battle it out for a place at Wembley.

"It's hard for me to say that but that's being brutally honest". We've just fallen short.

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