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Soccer Aston Villa books spot in Championship playoff final with shootout win over West Brom

Aston Villa players celebrate after winning the penalty shootout.

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Aston Villa will contest the second-tier League Championship playoff final as the club seeks a return to the Premier League after an absence of three years.

Villa beat West Bromwich Albion 4-3 in a penalty shootout on Tuesday after their semi-final finished 2-2 on aggregate following West Brom’s 1-0 win in the second leg.

Leeds and Derby are in the other playoff semi-final. Their second leg is on Wednesday, with Leeds protecting a 1-0 lead at its Elland Road home.

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The final is at Wembley Stadium on May 27.

Norwich and Sheffield United were promoted automatically after finishing as the top two in the regular season.

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