Championship play-off: Aston Villa to face Fulham for Premier League spot

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Villa advanced to the playoff final with a 1-0 aggregate win over Middlesbrough, the second leg a 0-0 at Villa Park on Tuesday.

The Villans took a slim advantage into the game with them when Mile Jedinak scored the only goal of the clash and they held their opponents to a stalemate in the second leg.

Terry says Bruce deserves credit for how he set his Aston Villa team up tonight but he has warned his team-mates they still have one more job to do.

Villa captain John Terry told Sky Sports: "It's unbelievable and incredible". The boys are different class. It was important in the first half we didn't concede.

The 33-year-old full-back completely shut out the threat of Traore, with Villa keeping back to back clean sheets over the two matches.

The match began with a minute's applause for former Villa defender Jlloyd Samuel who died earlier on Tuesday at the age of 37 in a vehicle accident.

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It was a tight affair with few chances for either team.

That proved to be the closest they came to a shot on target all evening and manager Tony Pulis, who began this season in the Premier League in charge of West Bromwich Albion, knew his side were always outsiders to reach the final.

"It was agony towards the end, if I'm being honest".

Villa held on to claim a draw on the night and victory overall, sparking wild celebrations as their fans flooded onto the pitch at fulltime.

The playoff final is on May 26 at Wembley. "We're going to Wembley, let's enjoy it".

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