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Watch: Conor Hourihane Comes Off The Bench To Fire In A Screamer

Watch: Conor Hourihane Comes Off The Bench To Fire In A Screamer

He may not have started the game, but Conor Hourihane has certainly left something for Dean Smith to ponder ahead of this Tuesday's second leg.

Trailing by a goal, with only a quarter of an hour left in their play-off clash with West Brom, Hourihane stood up to fire Aston Villa back on level terms.

Left unmarked at the edge of the box, the Irish international didn't even bother controlling Jack Grealish's pass, deciding instead to slice it into the back of West Brom's onion.

And it was simply stunning.

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Dean Smith's side had initially gone behind in the first half, after a howler from Glenn Whelan but the Irish man proved to be just the remedy the home side needed.

Shortly after Hourihane's moment of magic, however, Grealish was brought down in the box, giving Tammy Abraham the opportunity to put the home side ahead from the spot. And when it came to the spot kick, there was no mistake from the striker.

Villa eventually held on to secure a 2-1 win ahead of heading to the Hawthorns on Tuesday night for the second leg.

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