Whew, that was a roller-coaster.
We started really brightly with Adomah apparently hitting the post (I somehow missed that bit) and Kodjia getting the goal, after a give and go from Bacuna with just five minutes on the clock.
And then it seemed to get progressively worse, to such a state that it sounded like we were being battered for most of the second half.
While of course, the result is the only statistic that matters, it is slightly concerning that we seem to make hard work of everything and it surely can’t be good for the players, who were basically shattered quite early on.
I’m not knocking it though, as we got the result. Again.
Which means we’re showing great resilience.
That’s now eight hours at home without conceding a goal; pretty impressive, by any standards.
And further keeping my positive hat on, the truth is I don’t believe QPR seriously threatened.
I’m not sure how the scores have gone at the other games, but I don’t think much has changed that affects our position.
Not that it matters.
All we can be expected to do is keep knocking that three points out.
Which we’re quite simply doing, up to now.
What is it? Seven out of eight?
Ah man, we’re going to be seriously kicking ourselves come the end of the season.
The only slight downer was Johnstone, who the commentators described as “commanding” at one stage.
Only to then criticise him for punching when he could easily have caught, twice.
I might be making to much of an issue of it though and realise that the modern way seems to be to punch.
It just doesn’t make sense to me though. Why risk giving the ball away, if you can retain it?
That’s why England used to have the world’s top two or three goalies a while back, after all.
Still, why moan?
It’s another Villa win.
It’s just a shame we aren’t already in the play-off places.
But I heard it again tonight.
“There’s always a team that storms through and takes the leaders by surprise”.
My fingers are still crossed.