Aston Villa back in Premier League after beating Derby in richest game in football

Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish, right, and John McGinn celebrate after winning the English Championship play-off final against Derby County at Wembley Stadium. (AFP)
Updated 27 May 2019

Aston Villa back in Premier League after beating Derby in richest game in football

  • Anwar El Ghazi put Villa ahead with a header on the stroke of half-time before John McGinn capitalized on a goalkeeping error to score Villa’s second just shy of the hour mark
  • Derby substitute Jack Marriott ensured a nervous finish for Villa with a goal nine minutes from time but Dean Smith’s side held on to return to the top flight

LONDON: Aston Villa were promoted to the Premier League on Monday after beating Derby County 2-1 in the Championship play-off final at Wembley Stadium.
Anwar El Ghazi put Villa ahead with a header on the stroke of half-time before John McGinn capitalized on a goalkeeping error to score Villa’s second just shy of the hour mark.
Derby substitute Jack Marriott ensured a nervous finish for Villa with a goal nine minutes from time but Dean Smith’s side held on to return to the top flight.
Victory in the richest game in football could be worth as much as £200 million ($253 million) to Villa.


Bayley to face Naomi at WWE Super ShowDown in Riyadh

Updated 22 February 2020

Bayley to face Naomi at WWE Super ShowDown in Riyadh

  • The first all-female title bout to take place in Saudi Arabia will form part of a line-up of matches

Bayley will face Naomi for the women’s SmackDown Championship at WWE Super ShowDown in Riyadh on Thursday 27 February at the Mohammed Abdu Arena on the Boulevard.

The first all-female title bout to take place in Saudi Arabia will form part of a line-up of matches, which also includes Brock Lesnar v Ricochet, Goldberg v "The Fiend" Bray Wyatt and much more.

Naomi defeated Carmella to set up the title match against Bayley, and she expressed her delight about heading to KSA for the big event.

“I pushed through, I did what I had to do and the best woman won on the night,” Naomi said.

“I’m so excited and thankful for this opportunity. To be one of the women to go to Saudi Arabia and perform in a championship match is making history,” she added.

WWE Super ShowDownwill feature:

• WWE Championship Match: Brock Lesnar™ (c) vs. Ricochet™.

• Universal Championship Match: “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt™ (c) vs. Goldberg™.

• Steel Cage Match: Roman Reigns™ vs. King Corbin™.

• SmackDown Tag Team Championship Match: The New Day™ (c) vs. The Miz™ and John Morrison™.

• First-ever Tuwaiq Trophy Gauntlet Match: AJ Styles™ vs. Bobby Lashley™ vs. Rusev™ vs. R-Truth™ vs. Erick Rowan™ vs. United States Champion Andrade™.

• The Street Profits v Seth Rollins & Murphy

Ticket prices start from 25 SAR and are available via www.TicketMX.com.