Championship play-offs for Premier league spot
May 16, 2019 9:00 am
Aston Villa is set to face Derby County for a place in England’s top division.
Aston Villa reached the Championship play-off final with a 4-3 penalty shootout win after a tense semi-final second leg at The Hawthorns, on the other hand Derby County came from behind to stun Leeds United 2-4 and set up a Championship play-off final against Aston Villa.
The Championship play-offs are among the most keenly contested and rewarding games in the English football calendar.
A place in the Premier League, with its subsequent financial benefits and accompanying prestige, is the prize on offer, but only one team stands to benefit.
While the top two teams in the Championship secure automatic promotion to the Premier League, the final place is determined by a series of games known as play-offs.
The 2019 Championship play-off final is scheduled to take place on, May 27 and, as is tradition, Wembley Stadium in London will be the venue for the decider.