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Michael Owen sends message to Aston Villa and Derby County

Michael Owen talks before the UEFA Champions League Semi Final first leg match between Barcelona and Liverpool at the Nou Camp on May 01, 2019 in Barcelona, Spain.

Dean Smith’s Aston Villa won against Frank Lampard’s Derby County on Monday.

John McGinn of Aston Villa lifts the trophy and celebrates with his team mates following victory in the Sky Bet Championship Play-off Final match between Aston Villa and Derby County at...

Michael Owen has taken to Twitter to send a message to Aston Villa and Derby County.

The former Liverpool and Newcastle United striker has congratulated Villa for their win against Derby in the Championship playoff final on Monday afternoon.

Dean Smith’s side won 2-1 against the Rams at Wembley Stadium in London to clinch promotion to the Premier League.


Anwar El Ghazi put Villa in the lead after 44 minutes, and John McGinn doubled the advantage on 59 minutes.

Derby halved the deficit on 81 minutes when Martyn Waghorn found the net, but the Villans held on for the win.

Owen has congratulated Villa on Twitter, and he also has some positive words for Derby, who will play in the Championship next season.

Mason Mount and Jack Marriott of Derby County react after losing the Sky Bet Championship Play-Off Final match between Aston Villa and Derby County at Wembley Stadium on May 27, 2019 in...

Villa are a massive club, and the Villa Park faithful will be absolutely delighted that the team are back in the Premier League.

As for Derby, with Frank Lampard in charge, the fans will hope to challenge for promotion from the Premier League again next season.

Michael Owen working for BT Sport during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Southampton FC at St. James Park on April 20, 2019 in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom.

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