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Sam Johnstone shares despondent message following West Brom’s play-off defeat to Villa

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West Bromwich Albion goalkeeper Sam Johnstone has shared an update after his side were knocked out of the play-offs by Aston Villa on penalties on Tuesday night. 

After spending two seasons at Villa Park, Johnstone made the move to the Hawthorns on a permanent deal but came up short in the penalty shoot-out.

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Posting a photo of himself looking despondent on Instagram after the match, he simply captioned it with a sad emoji.

Craig Dawson’s first half header swung the momentum firmly in the favour of the hosts, levelling the scores 2-2 on aggregate but is how it would remain for 90 minutes.

In the 80th minute, Chris Brunt went flying into a tackle on John McGinn on the edge of the West Brom box, earning him a second-yellow card in the process and making extra-time far easier than it could have been for Dean Smith’s side.

And after an uneventful 30 minutes, it was penalties, and with Jed Steer saving from Mason Holgate and Ahmed Hegazi, it eventually fell to Tammy Abraham to seal the win which he did with ease.

The verdict 

Johnstone really did everything that he could to help his side through last night.

One outstanding save to deny Albert Adomah in the second-half was the highlight, but he was as close to flawless as you can get throughout both legs.

He can hold his head high.


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