I usually don’t report too much about Aston Villa’s U21 games, but this is an exception. U21 games often have audio broadcasted through AVTV and Aston Villa’s Twitter page keeps us up to date with the action. But nothing has been reported, neither has a post report been uploaded by the official site. The only report out there is through Burnley’s official website which gives Villa fans some inside into the game.
Aston Villa played a very strong team, an official squad list is not available but it’s confirmed that Kozak, Bacuna, Grealish, Richardson, Joe Cole, Ilori, Okore, Traore and Senderos all featured at some stage. Aston Villa did win the game 2-1, with Grealish scoring a freekicking and Bacuna scoring a penalty. The game appeared to happen at Bodymoor Heath and was most likely played under closed doors. But it’s still curious as to why the game wasn’t mentioned by the club.
An interesting theory brought up by 7500 Holte End, claims that Sherwood want fans to forget about Senderos, Siegrist and Kozak so there would be less pressure to drop the likes of Guzan, Lescott and Agbonlahor.
Still, with little else happening around Aston Villa, it’s good to see a victory for Villa, even if it was against a young Burnley side.