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Watch: Mike Dean Completely Bottles A Big Decision Leaving Middlesbrough Fans Furious

Watch: Mike Dean Completely Bottles A Big Decision Leaving Middlesbrough Fans Furious

Aston Villa overcame Middlesborough 1-0 on aggregate tonight to progress to the play-off final against Fulham. Steve Bruce's side were made to work for it but made it through thanks to Mile Jedinak's goal and a big slice of luck as Mike Dean decided to not send off Sam Johnstone.

With the game in the balance, Sam Johnstone stormed out off his line and ended up handling the ball outside the box, saving the goalbound effort. Stewart Downing fired the subsequent freekick off the woodwork but Middlesborough fans were furious Johnstone was not sent off. Their manager Tony Pulis also expressed disappointment at the lack of a red card,

 

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There is no doubt the Manchester United loanee was lucky to stay on the pitch. Regardless, Aston Villa are going to Wembley on the 26th of May. It also marks a good result for Villa's Irish contingent as Conor Hourihane started while Glen Whelan came on. Scott Hogan was also on the bench.

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Maurice Brosnan

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