Date: 12th May 2019 at 8:20pm
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Last Saturday’s clash at Villa Park between Midlands’ rivals Aston Villa and West Bromwich Albion in the Championship Play-Off Semi-Final first leg carried a number of talking points.

Villa fans are discussing their poor performance, West Brom fans are discussing the decision to seemingly play for the draw and look to nick something on the break, we have penalty claims and the double yellow carding of top scorer Dwight Gayle for challenging for a perfectly good ball with their goalkeeper.

Ultimately, the tie went against us and we now have a one goal deficit to overcome on Tuesday evening in the second leg at The Hawthorns, and whilst the game is far from over, losing Gayle for the clash is a massive blow – especially as Hal Robson-Kanu’s petulance in the regular season curtain closer also sees him suspended for the match.

Taking to social media to react to Gayle’s red, West Brom fans were understandably fuming – as was interim head coach Jimmy Shan over the decision.

 

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