Aston Villa may next season preparation for football at the highest English level. Villa beat in the final of the play-offs at Wembley, London Derby County with 2-1.
Anwar El-Ghazi brought Villa on the stroke of peace, and John commenting on the results (after a gaffe from goalkeeper Kelle Roos – on the hour, the score is doubled. After the aansluitingstreffer by Martyn Waghorn, the voltage again but Villa held out. Frank Lampard, now coach at Derby County, could not get John Terry, assistant at Aston Villa. Both players were for years, performers at Chelsea. At the Villa sat Lovre Kalinic (ex-AA Gent) in the bank.
Aston Villa finished in the Championship as the fifth, Derby as the sixth. Villa switched on in the semi-finals of the play-offs the number four West Bromwich Albion. Derby showed in the semi-final battle better than Leeds United, that the regular season as the third ended.
The team from Birmingham will join next year in the Premier League champion Norwich and runner-up to Sheffield United, which is a direct ticket seized. The three teams also win the jackpot, because the promotion would be a bonus of more than 190 million hanging. Villa slumped after the end of the season 2015-2016 from the highest class.