Aston Villa will hold an aggregate lead going into the second leg of their Championship play-off semi-final.

The Villans didn’t have it all their own way, but will be boosted thanks to Dwight Gayle being sent off for a second yellow card in the second half.

It was Gayle who opened the scoring in the first half, taking advantage of Glenn Whelan’s mistake to fire the Baggies into the lead.

But the introduction of Conor Hourihane changed the game for Villa, with the Irish midfielder firing Villa level in the second half.

It would get better for Villa minutes later, after Jack Grealish was tackled in the box by Kieran Gibbs, handing Dean Smith’s side a penalty.

Tammy Abraham would slot home, his 26th goal of the season for the Villa.

Here are four findings from a dramatic first leg, with Villa now in the driving seat for the second leg at the Hawthorns.