We’ve delved into the archives to find some classic encounters between Albion and their Sky Bet Championship Play-Off opponents Aston Villa.
Albion 2 Villa 2 - March 23, 1957
The Throstles and the Villans fought out a memorable FA Cup semi-final at Molineux with Brian Whitehouse bagging a brace. Just four days later the Baggies were beaten 1-0 in the replay at St Andrew’s.
Albion 1 Villa 0 - October 2, 1982
Nicky Cross’ delicate chip earned Ron Wylie’s men a narrow victory at The Hawthorns.
Villa 1 Albion 1 - April 10, 2005
Paul Robinson headed home a dramatic late equaliser at Villa Park - kickstarting Bryan Robson’s Great Escape.
Albion 2 Villa 1 - April 30, 2011
Ten-man Albion came back from a goal behind to earn a maiden Premier League win over Villa. Peter Odemwingie levelled before Youssouf Mulumbu netted the winner with six minutes remaining.
Villa 1 Albion 2 - October 22, 2011
The Baggies triumphed at Villa Park for the first time in almost 30 years as two Chris Brunt corners, converted by Jonas Olsson and Paul Scharner, caused havoc after Darren Bent had initially put the home side ahead.
Albion 2 Villa 2 - January 19, 2013
Albion staged a second-half fightback to take a share of the spoils in B71 thanks to Brunt’s curler and a late Odemwingie equaliser.
Albion 2 Villa 2 - November 25, 2013
Shane Long netted a stunning brace as Albion and Villa drew 2-2 for the second time in less than 12 months at The Hawthorns.
Villa 0 Albion 2 - February 16, 2019
First-half goals from Hal Robson-Kanu and Jay Rodriguez ensured Albion left Villa Park with all three Sky Bet Championship points.