Tammy Abraham scored the winning penalty as Aston Villa booked their place in the Championship play-off final with a dramatic victory over West Bromwich Albion.
Villa went into the match with a one-goal advantage after the first leg, but Baggies’ defender Craig Dawson scored a first-half header to level the scores in the tie.
This proved to be the only effort separating the sides in 120 minutes of action at The Hawthorns, as West Brom were forced to sit back and defend following Chris Brunt’s late dismissal in normal time.
It was eventually left to Abraham to settle the tie with the final penalty after team-mate Jed Steer had kept out two penalties to give Villa the advantage in the shoot-out.
England international Jadon Sancho was then quick to respond to Abraham’s heroics on his Instagram story, simply putting ‘what a season’ as the striker had scored.
Abraham boats an impressive record this season, having bagged 26 goals in his 39 Championship appearances this term.
Meanwhile, Sancho himself has also enjoyed a stellar campaign for Borussia Dortmund, after being involved in 28 goals for the German title contenders.
Sancho’s comment rings true, and Abraham will be hoping his form this season will enable him to follow in Sancho’s footsteps by making the England squad eventually.
The 19-year-old winger made his England debut in October, with the Watford youth product being the latest in the line of young English talent to enter Gareth Southgate’s thinking.
Abraham has not featured for the Three Lions since making his debut while at Swansea City in 2017, but he will now be aiming to play Premier League football next season in order to support his case for a recall.
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