Johansen's Play-Off Defeat

Wednesday 15 May 2019 13:28

Stefan Johansen wasn’t able to maintain his play-off success as West Brom were cruelly dumped out on penalties at the hands of Aston Villa.

The midfielder was substituted due to injury on 70 minutes after picking up a booking into the second half. 

Craig Dawson’s header from a long throw-in gave The Baggies a win over the 90 minutes, but the 2-1 deficit from the first leg meant the tie went to extra time. Much like this first leg, Chris Brunt was dismissed, forcing the hosts to play the final ten minutes and extra time with ten men.

Tammy Abraham’s spot kick proved the decisive one as Villa reached Wembley with a 4-3 penalties victory over their Midlands rivals.

Johansen will now prepare to return to Fulham ahead of the 19/20 Championship season.