Nov 25th 2017 – EFL – Aston Villa 2:0 Sunderland (Att 30,427)
It’s very much the Adomah show so far this season as he beats Small Heath to scoring ten goals this season. Fantastic footwork led to the first as he pushed the ball around the goalkeeper and the second was a one on one with the goalkeeper following a sublime pass from Snodgrass. Now it may not be as pretty as Wolves right now but Villa have made it nine points in a week – just to put that in to context it took us FIVE MONTHS to get nine points from the start of the 2015/16 season. Four wins out of five in the month – we’ll put that down as a good month then.
Match in Five Words – Albert gets ten before Blues
Nov 21st 2017 – EFL – Aston Villa 2:1 Sunderland (Att 27,662)
So far this season, Sunderland have fared how we all feared Villa would have done last season after our relegation – though I don’t recall us ever falling to bottom of the pile. Two goals from Adomah and Onomah should have made it comfortable for Aston Villa who then almost reverted to type by conceding a goal when they should have been looked harder for a third. No matter, we move up to fourth and a gap is beginning to form between us and the teams outside the play-off positions.
Match in Five Words – Grinding out wins at last
Nov 4th 2017 – EFL – QPR 1:2 Aston Villa (Att 16,934)
I may be wrong, but I think Tony Moon actually scored the last time we came from a goal down to win away from home – its been that long. Truly awful goal conceded early on and it looked like it wasn’t going to be our day – but the team fought back. Towards the end of the first half the QPR goal was at times under siege, in fact we hit the cross bar moments before being awarded a penalty just before the half time whistle. Into the second half and the team were continuing to play well in large chunks of the game and it was no real surprise when Adomah popped up for his second of the match. Have we now won more away games already than the whole of last season?
Match in Five Words – Great result after a defeat
Nov 4th 2017 – EFL – Aston Villa 1:2 Sheffield Wednesday (Att 33,154)
A chance to move on blown, again. Going behind after less than twenty seconds seemingly doomed us as Villa have not got a good reputation from winning games after being in a losing position. Losing JT to injury and conceding the second goal meant that the second half would be an upward struggle. And struggle Villa did until Chris Samba scored a very late consolation goal. Just remind me how much we have spent on strikers in the last eighteen months who seem to turn rubbish once we’ve signed them? Bad day at the office – move on please.
Match in Five Words – Going to be long season
Nov 1st 2017 – EFL – Preston North End 0:2 Aston Villa (Att 14,212)
Pretty clinical away performance saw two first half goals kill the game off by half time. The first goal was a Chester header from a corner but the second, by Snodgrass, was the pick of the two. An error by Preston saw Onomah streak clear, look up and play the ball to the feet of Snodgrass who buried the ball. There were a few chances in the second half but the game was already over by then. Second clean sheet on the bounce and a little daylight achieved between Villa and seventh place.
Match in Five Words – Hutton’s not crap after all