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After three years .. Aston Villa promotes to Premier League

The «Villans» defeats Derby County and earns 170 million pounds



After three years .. Aston Villa promotes to Premier League

Aston Villa returned to the English Premier League after three years of absence with a 2-1 victory over Derby County in the final match of the championship promotion play-off at Wembley on Monday

Anwar Al Ghazi and John McCain put Aston Villa ahead 2-0 before Martyn Waghorn scored a goal in the 81st minute for Derby, but Dean Smith's team managed to sustain the pressure of Derby’s players to win and promote

The final of the play-off promotion match is the most expensive game in the world of football. Villa will receive £ 170 million ($ 215.51 million) following the promotion

Aston Villa, the 1982 European champion, relegated in 2016 and lost to Fulham in the final of the play-off promotion last year

Ghazi scored the first goal before the end of the first half with a flying header after a cross from the right from Ahmed El-Mohamady



After three years .. Aston Villa promotes to Premier League

McGinn doubled the lead in the 59th minute after a deflected ball changed the direction to go inside the penalty area, and despite the moving of Kelle Ross, the goalkeeper of Derby, he was unable to catch the ball under the clash with McCain, who scored the goal

The derby, led by former Chelsea and England captain Frank Lampard, returned to the atmosphere when substitute Jack Marriot fired a shot converted by Waghorn towards the net, then Derby County attacked villains in the final minutes but could not score again

The midfielder Jack Grealish, who was about to leave before the season, showed his skills throughout the game and was happy with his team's rise, saying: "I can not say how happy I am. It was a tough game, victory means rise, "he added." We know that is the normal place of this club. I Stayed here and we returned to the Premier League now. I Led my childhood team to the Premier League

Smith's team won ten straight victories, enabling the team to play the promotion play-off match and beat West Bromwich Albion in the semi-finals

After three years .. Aston Villa promotes to Premier League


Smith, who started the season at Brentford and took over Aston Villa after Steve Bruce in October 2018, said the team has a great future thanks to the support of Nassif Sawiris and Wes Edens, the club's owners. "It was a very good feeling. We were working hard every day

the only difference was the expectations, the owners are rich and they know what it has to be done. The challenges are bigger now

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