Liverpool’s on-loan winger Harry Wilson scored his 16th league goal of the season on Wednesday night to send Derby to Wembley and the Championship play-off final.
The Welshman has enjoyed a prolific campaign, mixing set-piece prowess with some long-distance stunners for the Rams.
Heading to Leeds United for the semi-final second leg 1-0 down, Wilson and his team-mates had it all to do to keep their promotion dream alive—but despite falling behind early on, it was Derby who triumphed.
A 4-2 win on the night was enough to progress 4-3 on aggregate, with Wilson key to the turnaround.
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He first claimed an assist for Mason Mount to make it 2-1, before netting Derby’s third on the night himself from the penalty spot.
It’s now 18 goals for the season for Wilson in what has been a hugely productive loan spell, which will have seen both his self-confidence and his price tag rise significantly.
The 22-year-old has remained consistent in his message that he hopes to return to Liverpool for next season and play a part in the first team, meaning he’ll need a big pre-season to impress Jurgen Klopp.
Just like the Reds, Wilson now has one final game left: a final, in his case that of the Championship play-offs.
Derby will face Aston Villa at Wembley on Monday, 27 May, to see who joins Norwich City and Sheffield United as new Premier League teams next season.