ASTON VILLA secured their Premier League status with a 1-1 draw at West Ham.
Jack Grealish’s 84th minute goal sent the bench into meltdown as Villa believed they were home and dry.
Jack Grealish opened the scoring for Aston Villa
Players went wild after Grealish’s goal
But Andriy Yarmolenko’s strike deflected off the Villa skipper just a minute later to leave fans hearts in their mouths.
The ball looped over a despairing Pepe Reina to make for a nervy final five minutes.
But Dean Smith’s side hung on to complete their escape from trouble on the final day of the season.
Grealish’s opener should really have been saved by Lukasz Fabianski but both sides will do battle in the Prem next season.
Thanks to Arsenal’s win over Watford, Villa escaped relegation on the final day.
After winning the Championship play-off final last year the Midlands side struggled all season but hung on to their top-flight status by the barest of margins.
Bournemouth battled to a win at Everton but Eddie Howe’s men were demoted after Villa’s draw.
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By: Josh Graham
Title: West Ham 1 Aston Villa 1: Grealish strikes for potentially last time for boyhood club as Villans survive on final day
Sourced From: www.thesun.co.uk/sport/12230150/west-ham-1-aston-villa-1-grealish-strikes-villans-survive-final-day/
Published Date: Sun, 26 Jul 2020 16:56:37 +0000