Aston Villa are going to Wembley once again. For the second season running the club will be involved in the Championship play-off final after beating West Brom on penalties last night.
Of course, the result had plenty of former Aston Villa stars excited on Twitter.
Some were more notable than others. Robert Snodgrass, for example, was a part of that Aston Villa team last season. It was his last game for the club on a successful loan spell from West Ham and he is clearly happy to see his old pals back with another chance of promotion.
— Robert snodgrass (@robsnodgrass7) May 14, 2019
Aston Villa legend Ian Taylor was also clearly pleased at the win:
GET IIIIN YOOUU BEEEAAAAAUUUTTTYYYYYYY!!!!!!!! 💜💙 #VTWD
— Ian Taylor (@IanTaylor7) May 14, 2019
Even former Aston Villa flop Antonio Luna had encouraging words to say:
— Antonio Luna (@AntoniiioLuna) May 14, 2019
Tony Xia, the club’s former owner and now minority stakeholder was blamed by many for Aston Villa’s poor start to the season. But he is clearly excoted to see the boys back at Wembley.
— Dr. Tony Xia (@Dr_TonyXia) May 14, 2019
However, no tweet will be more warmly received then that of Paul McGrath.
The Irishman is a club legend and he admitted he could not even watch the penalty shoot-out. Always the classy man that he is however, he also had a shout out to West brom after their excellent performance:
I am so proud of @AVFCOfficial Couldn’t watch the pens, @Poconnor71 In lourdes praying, Mick Reade sending me updates, me nerves are shot! A goal down then brought the game to Westbrom! Bring on the final ⚽️ Sad for Westbrom, tough way to go out but brilliant defending #respect
— Paul McGrath (@Paulmcgrath5) May 14, 2019
McGrath certainly wraps up the sentiments of many an Aston Villa fan from last night. He will be hoping to have an easier ride when Aston Villa play in the final on the 27th May.