Aston Villa will contest the Championship play-off final on 27th May after coming through a tense encounter with West Brom on penalties last night.
Craig Dawson’s goal won the match 1-o for the home side after 120 minutes, but the 2-1 victory Villa secured on Saturday ensured the match went to a shoot-out.
Villa were the dominant side in terms of possession but lacked speed and invention, even after Chris Brunt’s red card killed West Brom as an attacking threat.
That meant that Jed Steer, having been twitchy with the ball at his feet early during the second half – when West Brom were at their best – was a spectator for much of the latter stages.
But he came up trumps as soon as he was called into action during the shootout, saving from Mason Holgate and Ahmed Hegazi, the Baggies’ first and second penalties.
That helped Villa get over the line 4-3 from the spot, in front of their travelling fans, and completed a turnaround for a player who was at Charlton earlier on this season before being recalled from loan.
The supporters took to Twitter to hail him after last night’s heroics and we’ve put together the best of the reaction…
Gonna have a son asap just to name him Jed
— Phil Shepherd 🏴 (@TheAsgardian) May 14, 2019
I think I may need Steer shirt now 😉👍🏻
— Cole – TalkAstonVilla (@TalkAstonVilla) May 14, 2019
Massive well Done Jed, you have come back from the wilderness and been a star for us. UTV
— Ricky Neale (@Ricksta75) May 15, 2019
Save in first leg was key
— Andy Boucher (@AndyBoucher71) May 14, 2019
Honestly couldn't of happened to such a nice bloke, met him twice of past few weeks. Always got time to talk and listen. Well done Jed
— Leigh (@Ibiza_Kid) May 14, 2019
Well done Jed Steer! #avfc
— Rob (@robbcorin) May 14, 2019
— Paul Farrow (@Paul_MedComms) May 14, 2019
Also the save from Rodriguez in the 1st leg #avfc
— Kelvin Cutler (@KelvinCutler58) May 14, 2019
Our legend, our hero #UTV
— Nick (@NickRedV) May 14, 2019
Brilliant performance by Jed. UTV
— Darren Woolley (@DarrenWoolley5) May 14, 2019