Aston Villa are in Premier League as Frank Lampard’s Derby fail to fire in play-off
Aston Villa won over Derby on margin of 2-1 in the final of championship promotions paly-offs final, as a result promoted to Premier League after three years in second tier.
— Premier League (@premierleague) May 27, 2019
Dutch international Anwar El Ghazi scored for the Birmingham club just before halftime, while Derby goalkeeper Kelle Roos bungled a saved in the 59th minute that allowed John McGinn to head the ball out of his hands for the second goal.
FT: Aston Villa 2-1 Derby County
ASTON VILLA ARE PREMIER LEAGUE.
— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) May 27, 2019
A late goal by Martyn Waghorn gave Derby some life in the 81st minute, but it was too little too late.
The result sees Villa bounce back into the top-flight at the second time of asking, avenging last season’s Play-Off Final defeat to Fulham, and denies Derby boss Frank Lampard a fairytale end to his first season in management.
Players’ Player of Year ?
Supporters’ Player of Year ?
Championship Goal of the Season ?
Dragging Villa back to Premier League ⚽
Only cost £2.75m ?
St Mirren Legend ✔️
Hibs Legend ✔️
Aston Villa Legend ✔️
— Fitba Facts (@Fitba_Facts) May 27, 2019
Lampard sensed another famous turnaround for the side that had become the first to ever reach this fixture after losing the first leg of their semi-final at home, but it wasn’t to be, as Villa held out to return to the promised land.
Including 2019-20, only four clubs will have played 100 seasons in the English top flight:
Aston Villa (106)
The history boys are reunited. https://t.co/1sazeMaqf5
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) May 27, 2019
The Championship play-off final is a match held at the end of every season and decides the third team to be promoted into the EPL.
Fantastic to have Aston Villa back in Premier League for first time since 2016. A faded powerhouse, they were Champions of Europe in 1982, and will represent Birmingham, England's 2nd biggest city, carrying hopes of superfans Prince William and Tom Hanks with them. Godspeed ? pic.twitter.com/uQjvIw2ta9
— roger bennett (@rogbennett) May 27, 2019
The two teams that finish top of the Championship, English soccer’s second division, are promoted automatically, but the teams that finish between third and sixth in the table battle it out for the final place.
Rating – 8.11
Goals – 1
Shots – 3
Dribbles – 3
Key Passes – 3
Tackles – 4
The man is everywhere!
— WhoScored.com (@WhoScored) May 27, 2019
The winner is promoted and enjoys a share of the lucrative Premier League spoils, whilst the loser must play another season in the second division.
Aston villa are back among the elite!
— Chelsea India (@ChelseaIndia) May 27, 2019
“Promotion to the Premier League provides clubs with the financial resources to make strategic investments both on and off the pitch,” said Sam Boor, senior manager at Deloitte’s Sports Business Group.
“And given the relatively equal distribution of revenue amongst Premier League clubs, it provides promoted clubs with a chance to avoid relegation when they get there.”
Premier League 2019-2020:
— Curiosidades Premier League (@Curiosidades_PL) May 27, 2019
However, even if Monday’s winner is relegated after one season in the EPL, it will still receive parachute payments worth $95 million (£75m) over the following two years.