Once again, Villa found themselves playing against 10, and this time it was Ipswich who were dispatched with ease as Villa cruised to a 4-0 victory. The scoreline actually flattered the home side.
It was scrappy. It was lucky (maybe). It was vital. Aston Villa hosted Cardiff City Tuesday night in front of Prince William, and a Jack Grealish wonder goal saw Villa take home all three points. Oh, and John Carew was there, too.
Villa’s best side were on display Tuesday night, and they got Villa back to winning ways. In style, even. Villa were quick, combative, energetic, and as free-flowing as we get.
That run-in thing didn’t get off to such a great start Saturday night, with Villa traveling to Hull and coming away with a perhaps fortunate point following a desultory 0-0 draw with the Tigers.
Preston North End came round to pay us as visit and left with a well-earned point, even if their goal was another that Sam Johnstone will regret. Lewis Grabban coolly slotted home from the spot to earn Villa’s share of the spoils, and the losing streak was stopped at one. I’ll take the result, but I’m not quite sure how much Villa deserved the point.