Villa 2 -1 Blackburn; We’re up to fifth.

A bit of a strange game, I thought.
We started off looking like Brazil at their finest and ended up looking, well not quite ropey, but definitely under pressure.
It would seem Dean Smith really wasn’t kidding when he said Blackburn were a very decent side with good players.

It was easy to see in their play that the lads are brimming with confidence and even Tyrone Mings showed trickery with his feet that’s not normally associated with a defender. What an absolute rock he is. His calmness just seems to have oozed into the team, but he was also passing the ball around so high up the pitch that I thought he might get a nosebleed, at one stage.
For him to get the goal with a very difficult header was just reward for his good work of late. Was he the MOTM? Possibly, but you might have a different view.

So while we played exhibition type stuff in the first half, with some excellent play leading to Tammy’s goal, it’s a good job Mings did get the second as Rovers came back very strongly in the second half. So strong in fact, that it’s difficult to see why they’ve struggled so much of late.
Don’t get me wrong, I don’t think they’re a great side, but they work hard and have players that can punish you. Fotunately, we managed to hold out in what was quite a nervy last 20 minutes.

So, another win and that’s five on the bounce.
It’s a shame that we couldn’t keep a clean sheet and I think Steer should have saved their goal, but he’s done very little wrong in our winning streak, so I’m not complaining and it didn’t affect the result anyway.

Happy days and I’m off for a meal and a few drinks to celebrate.

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    Big Fat Ron April 6, 2019 at 4:56 pm .

    I just shit my pants!

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    Big Fat Ron April 6, 2019 at 4:56 pm .

    AAAAAAAAAAAARRRH! WOOOOOOHOOOOO!

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    Big Fat Ron April 6, 2019 at 4:58 pm .

    Wednesday fans were predicting a sucker punch on Twitter. GET IN!

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    Big Fat Ron April 6, 2019 at 4:59 pm .

    3-1 WTF? :’D

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    DSVilla April 6, 2019 at 5:01 pm .

    That’ll do nicely. Bruce can now say “we have to go again” again.

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    Big Fat Ron April 6, 2019 at 5:01 pm .

    Would have taken a point before and definitely during the match. This is a colossal result. We’ve been saying this match was huge for weeks, and we’ve come through it. Wow.

    Got to be ruthless and pummel Rotherham on Wednesday…

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    nath April 6, 2019 at 5:04 pm .

    great victory. 3 1 and fully deserved. villa have a great quality at the minute of never lying down, even when they were not the better side in second half.

    reason why we were poor second half was wednesday performance they upped their efforts and knock villa out of their passing. bruce must have got into them at h/t

    nation outsider magic of light was 150 /1 but just seen it as low as 66/ 1

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    Sidforever April 6, 2019 at 5:08 pm .

    Wow did it all change in the last few minutes of extra time today.

    At the end of 90 minutes Villa were out of the top 6. Then Bristol City concede and drop 2 points. Hay presto Derby then conced and drop 2 points and we score 2 and gain 2 points.

    Even better is Derby with a game in hand are 3 points behind but far inferior goal difference.

    I can’t recall the last time we won 6 straight games.

    Well done you Villa boys!

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