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Aston Villa Beat Derby County In Championship Play-Off Final To Reach Premier League

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Aston Villa Beat Derby County In Championship Play-Off Final To Reach Premier League

Welcome back to the Premier League, Aston Villa.

Aston Villa will be playing Premier League football next season after beating Derby County 2-1 in the Championship play-off final.

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Anwar El Ghazi opened the scoring a minute before the break after heading home from Ahmed Elmohamady's cross.

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John McGinn then doubled his side's advantage in the 59th minute. He headed in Villa's second goal after El Ghazi's deflected strike ballooned up in the air.

Second-half substitute Martyn Waghorn pulled one back for Derby in the 81st minute.

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Villa, led by boyhood fan Dean Smith and captained by local lad Jack Grealish, return to the Premier League for the first time since the 2015/16 season.

They join Championship winners Norwich and runners-up Sheffield United in gaining promotion to the top flight.

Topics: Frank Lampard, John Terry, Football News, Aston Villa, Derby, Football, Sheffield United, Jack Grealish, Premier League, Norwich, championship

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