Villa continued their 2018 winning streak in convincing fashion yesterday, making it four in a row, and sending Barnsley home on the wrong end of a 3-1 scoreline. This is the sort of run that looks like progress. Goals have been coming from a variety of players, and Villa are playing more quickly, combining nicely, and finally looking cohesive.
Villa got back to winning ways at the City Ground yesterday, riding a Scott Hogan goal through to the finish line and a 1-0 win over our European Cup-winning brothers. They’re all important wins, but it was good to see the A team put things right after the cup exit, and continue on in the vein of the Boro and Bristol matches in the league prior to that.
To say Villa’s 0-2 loss to Derby was underwhelming would be an understatement. In the first of two consecutive matches with the teams on either side of us in the table, Villa failed to produce the goods.
I’ll never get tired of saying it…another win, another three points. Villa have now gone 3-1-1 in their last five to climb into fourth. It certainly wasn’t the prettiest of matches, but just because a former PL side is sitting bottom doesn’t mean you’re going to have a walk in the park.
A good fightback from Villa on the road is followed by a visit from bottom-dwelling Sunderland. Surely this is a moment where Villa need to dig deep for another three points if we’re to believe in ourselves.