Aston Villa books a place in Wembley as they end West Brom FA cup hope.


“Where there’s a will, there’s a way”

Aston Villa played what may be their best game of the season yet, with a 2-0 defeat of West Brom at Villa Park, their second victory over the Baggies in a week.

The victory ensured their place in FA cup semi-finals at Wembley.


Fabian Delph fired the hosts in front shortly after the break, while Brown Ideye and Joleon Lescott missed glorious opportunities for the visitors to equalize and kill the game but their inability to make use of their opportunities haunted them as Scott Sinclair wrapped the tie up late on.


Both sides ended the night with 10 men as Claudio Yacob and Jack Grealish were dismissed for picking up two yellow cards towards the end of the match, before play was halted by a pitch invasion by Villa fans late on.

But the result was already confirmed and it caps a superb week for Tim Sherwood’s men, whose victory over the Baggies in the Premier League on Tuesday lifted them out of the relegation zone.

The end of the game was marred by a pitch invasion late on, but play quickly resumed and the fans charged back on as the final whistle went to confirm Villa’s place at Wembley.

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