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John Mc Ginn celebrates Aston Villa's win over West Brown to reach the Championship play-off final

John Mc Ginn celebrates Aston Villa's win over West Brown to reach the Championship play-off final Credit PA

In the end, HRH needn't have anxious, as goals from Anwar El Ghazi on the stroke of half time and John McGinn put Villa in the driving seat. He laid the ball back for Ahmed Elmohamady to deliver a pinpoint cross which replays showed El Ghazi scruffily turned into the bottom left corner with his back after arriving ahead of Jayden Bogle.

"Norwich is my hometown club and I always want to see them do well", he said.

Villa is seeking a return to the top flight after an absence of three years.

Steer was the spot kick hero in this season's semi-final aggregate win over West Brom, but the Villa number one was rarely troubled by Frank Lampard's side, although his handling had to be secure in a frantic finale.

Following the game, the Villa captain told Sky Sports: "Well I came back from injury and obviously they weren't like this, they were brand new".

From the moment the national anthem was sung at the national stadium, the Duke of Cambridge was heavily invested in the occasion as Villa emerged victorious in what has been dubbed the richest game in football, with £170million at stake. Half the referees would have given it as a foul but he let the goal stand.

Lampard's knowledge of Chelsea's management structure means he may have an advantage over Mourinho if that role is to be his destiny, yet his priority for now is ending his first season as a manager on the ultimate high note. With a two week break under his side's belt, he opted for ten of the same 11 who emerged victorious at Elland Road, with 38-year-old Ashley Cole coming in for the suspended Scott Malone.

"They will need every bit of quality they can get and he is too good to be allowed to join Villa or anywhere else". They take on different ideas, they deserve it.

"You have to treat people with respect to get the best out of them".

"We have had to start planning for the last month since we knew we were in the play-offs".

Having played starring roles in the attacking third so far this season, the final was set to mark the arrival of the electric Harry Wilson and Mason Mount on the big stage.

Try as he might, he just can't seem to get Derby back to the Premier League.

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