Welcome to the Evening Standard’s LIVE coverage of the Championship Play Offs.

The semi-finals are under way and it’s advantage Aston Villa after their first leg meeting with West Brom at Villa Park.

Dean Smith ‘s side came from a goal down to beat West Brom 2-1 ahead of tonight’s second leg at The Hawthorns.

In the second semi-final, Derby will travel to Elland Road on Wednesday night after losing the first leg 1-0 at Pride Park.

Leeds, who had looked like promotion certainties for much of the campaign, now look on course for Wembley after Kemar Roofe​’s winner at Derby.

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Leeds striker Kemar Roofe has been ruled out of the second leg of his side’s Sky Bet Championship play-off semi-final against Derby.

Roofe’s 15th goal of the season in Saturday’s first leg at Pride Park gave Leeds a 1-0 aggregate lead, but he will miss out due to a calf strain.

Defender Pontus Jansson remains doubtful due to an ankle injury, while midfielder Adam Forshaw, forward Tyler Roberts, full-back Barry Douglas and winger Gjanni Alioski are definitely out.

“(Adam) Forshaw won’t be available,” Bielsa said. “(Pontus) Jansson will (on Tuesday) try to work normally. And we will see how he is.

“Roofe won’t be available either. Kemar’s problem is more simple than Adam’s, but still he won’t be available for Wednesday’s game.”

Striker Patrick Bamford could return to the starting line-up in Roofe’s absence after completing a two-game ban.

Welcome back to Standard Sport’s LIVE coverage of the Championship Play-Offs ahead of the Tuesday’s second leg between West Brom and Aston Villa at The Hawthorns…

That’s all from us for tonight.

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Derby coach Frank Lampard has given his verdict on the penalty incident. He’s not happy:
“If we all looked at it in this room some would say yes and some would say no. I get that.
“I’m just surprised a referee in a game of his magnitude has decided to play second fiddle to his assistant.”

Leeds coach Marcelo Bielsa gives his thoughts on the game:
“I think it was a deserved win. Apart from the first minutes of the first half and then 10 or 15 …read more

Source:: Daily Times


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