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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    DSVilla April 6, 2019 at 4:35 pm .

    Would be nice to sneak a winner here but looking unlikely.

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    Big Fat Ron April 6, 2019 at 4:50 pm .

    Any ideas why we look so poor, Badger? Maybe the Bruce factor has gotten into the players’ heads? Or maybe Bruce has out-thought Smith?

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    Big Fat Ron April 6, 2019 at 4:52 pm .

    We need the Olbyun to do us a massive favour at Bristol on Tuesday…

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    Big Fat Ron April 6, 2019 at 4:53 pm .

    …and next Saturday is massive!

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