Aston Villa are off to Wembley thanks to a 0-0 draw against Middlesbrough on Tuesday evening.

Villa went into the second-leg knowing that a draw was all that they required to book themselves a place in the play-off final against Fulham, and they achieved this with yet another fine defensive display.

It was tense and unbearable at times, and Villa fans would have had their hearts in their mouths when Sam Johnstone handled the ball outside the box, but Mike Dean only deemed it worthy of a yellow. Things got tenser a minute later, when Downing took the resulting free-kick and hit the bar.

Middlesbrough had the majority of the possession, but it was Villa who had the best opportunities to improve their advantage. In fact, if it wasn’t for a string of fine saves by Randolph in Middlesbrough’s goal, the tie would have been over long before the above-mentioned incident.

Here are our Villa player ratings for yesterday’s match against Middlesbrough.

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