2019 EFL Championship play-off Final

The 2019 EFL Championship play-off Final was a football match which was played on 27 May 2019 at Wembley Stadium, London between Aston Villa and Derby County. The winner earned promotion to the Premier League for the 2019–20 season. The top two teams of the 2018–19 EFL Championship season gained automatic promotion, whilst the teams placed between third and sixth place in the league table played two initial matches in a series of play-offs, and the top two teams of the play-offs played for the final place for the 2019–20 Premier League.[2] Winning the game is estimated to be worth £170m to the successful team.[1]

2019 EFL Championship play-off Final
2019 EFL Championship play-off Final programme.jpeg
Match programme cover
Event2018–19 EFL Championship
Date27 May 2019 (2019-05-27)
VenueWembley Stadium, London
Man of the MatchJohn McGinn[1]
RefereePaul Tierney
Attendance85,826
2018
2020

Aston Villa won 2–1 to return to the Premier League for the first time since 2016.[1][3]

Route to the finalEdit

Note: In all results below, the score of the finalist is given first (H: home; A: away).

Aston Villa Round Derby County
Final league position
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
3 Leeds United 46 25 8 13 73 50 +23 83
4 West Bromwich Albion 46 23 11 12 87 62 +25 80
5 Aston Villa 46 20 16 10 82 61 +21 76
6 Derby County 46 20 14 12 69 54 +15 74
Opponent Agg. 1st leg 2nd leg Play-offs Opponent Agg. 1st leg 2nd leg
West Bromwich Albion 2–2 (4–3 p.) 2–1 (H) 0–1 (a.e.t.) (A) Semi-finals Leeds United 4–3 0–1 (H) 4–2 (A)

MatchEdit

DetailsEdit

Aston Villa2–1Derby County
El Ghazi   44'
McGinn   59'
Report Marriott   81'
Attendance: 85,826
Referee: Paul Tierney
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Aston Villa
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Derby County
GK 12   Jed Steer
RB 27   Ahmed Elmohamady
CB 4   Axel Tuanzebe
CB 40   Tyrone Mings   86'
LB 3   Neil Taylor
CM 7   John McGinn
CM 14   Conor Hourihane   48'
CM 10   Jack Grealish
RW 37   Albert Adomah   73'
CF 18   Tammy Abraham
LW 22   Anwar El Ghazi   28'
Substitutes:
GK 28   Lovre Kalinić
DF 30   Kortney Hause   86'
MF 6   Glenn Whelan
MF 8   Henri Lansbury
MF 15   Mile Jedinak
MF 19   Andre Green   73'
FW 26   Jonathan Kodjia
Manager:
  Dean Smith
GK 21   Kelle Roos
RB 37   Jayden Bogle
CB 6   Richard Keogh (c)
CB 5   Fikayo Tomori   51'
LB 26   Ashley Cole
CM 8   Mason Mount
CM 44   Tom Huddlestone   63'
CM 15   Bradley Johnson
RW 7   Harry Wilson   90+2'
CF 20   Mason Bennett   47'   69'
LW 10   Tom Lawrence   73'
Substitutes:
GK 1   Scott Carson
DF 39   Calum MacDonald
MF 11   Florian Jozefzoon   73'
MF 17   George Evans
MF 50   Jason Knight
FW 9   Martyn Waghorn   69'
FW 14   Jack Marriott   63'
Manager:
  Frank Lampard

BroadcastEdit

The final was broadcast live on Sky Sports Main Event in the UK with commentators Daniel Mann and Andy Hinchcliffe. For viewers abroad, Steve Wilson and Stewart Robson commentated.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Woodcock, Ian (27 May 2019). "Aston Villa 2–1 Derby County". BBC. Retrieved 27 May 2019.
  2. ^ "Play-Off Regulations". The English Football League. Retrieved 28 April 2019.
  3. ^ James, Stuart (27 May 2019). "Aston Villa in Premier League heaven with Wembley play-off win over Derby". The Guardian. Retrieved 28 May 2019.