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West Brom ready to seize opportunity after first leg play-off stalemate

Bullish Carlos Corberan claimed Albion have a “massive opportunity” to achieve a Wembley play-off final place after yesterday’s goalless first leg at The Hawthorns.

West Bromwich Albion’s Alex Mowatt fires over in their goalless play-off semi-final first leg against Southampton

The Baggies and Southampton cancelled each other out in a stalemate of even chances in front of a booming atmosphere in the Black Country.

Both goalkeepers made two strong saves and Albion supporters, and the Spanish head coach, were left very satisfied with what they saw against a side who won both previous contests this term and finished 12 points better off in the table.

Friday night’s second leg at St Mary’s will determine a place at Wembley to face either Leeds or Norwich, who also finished goalless at Carrow Road.