West Bromwich Albion's promotion hopes are over for this season after losing on penalties to Aston Villa in their Championship play-off semi-final on Tuesday night.
The Baggies lost the first leg at Villa Park 2-1 on Saturday afternoon, and without the suspended Dwight Gayle, their task looked a difficult one against a rampant Villa side.
However, West Brom won on the night as Craig Dawson flicked home a first-half long throw to put James Shan's side ahead.
Disciplinary issues cropped up again though as Chris Brunt's red card left West Brom down to 10 men, but Villa couldn't find the breakthrough before penalties loomed.
Sadly for West Brom, Villa keeper Jed Steer was inspired in the shootout, saving from both Mason Holgate and Ahmed Hegazi to send Villa into the final.
It's a major disappointment for West Brom, who made the bold decision to sack Darren Moore in March, when they were sitting fourth in the Championship table – and with no set succession plan, Shan was thrust into the job.
Shan ultimately couldn't get West Brom up, and a difficult summer may be on the cards as some players may have their sights set on a return to the Premier League with another club.
After the game, ex-England international Trevor Sinclair took to Twitter and didn't hold back, suggesting it was 'karma' for the Baggies to miss out on promotion having made the harsh decision to sack Moore, feeling that they've not only lost out on a Premier League return, but also lost 'one of their own'.
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