EFL: Leeds, Villa edge closer to Wembley

English Premier League

Both Aston Villla and Leeds United have taken advantage in their respective promotion play-off semi-finals following Saturday's first-leg action.
 
Aston Villa 2-1 West Bromwich Albion
 
Villa managed to come from behind to seal a 2-1 win over a ten-man West Bromwhich in the promotion play-offs semi-final first-leg at Villa Park.
 
West Brom were ahead at halftime following a great finish from Dwight Gayle 16 minutes from kick-off.
 
Villa responded in the second period through Conor Hourihane on 75 minutes before Tammy Abraham nabbed the all-important winner from the penalty spot four minutes later.
 
Gayle was dismissed two minutes to the final whistle, as the second-leg encounter awaits in midweek.
 
Derby County 0-1 Leeds United
 
Leeds United secured a vital 1-0 victory over Derby County at the iPro Stadium in the second promotion play-off semi-final.
 
Leeds took another step to end a 15-year hiatus from the Premier League after Kemar Roofe prodded home the winner after 55 minutes.
 
Derby have it all to do in the return-leg set for Wednesday evening at the Elland Road in West Yorkshire.

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