Well, the weather was crap, the game wasn’t much better certainly in the first-half, but the result was pure summertime. The first league win for Villa on a Saturday since the opening day of the season, and their first ever home win of the season on a Saturday. Jeez.
A goal from Villa’s forgotten son Mr Agbonlahor also warmed supporters’ (and even his haters) hearts, and another legit Villa fan in Mr Lescott scored the opener. The biggest achievement was perhaps the clean sheet. in my opinion, the Villa defence compounded relegation on Norwich. Their slump has come right at the wrong time of the season.
Can Villa catch Norwich and more importantly, the team above Norwich? It’s a long-long-long-long shot. But maybe Gabby has been saving himself all these seasons to perform the greatest Houdini act in Villa’s history?
5. Gabby’s Back
Most Villans had consigned Gabby Agbonlahor onto the scrapheap and into the Villa history books. I know I had. Surely the player himself would admit that the past four or so seasons haven’t been good enough for Villa’s leading Premier League scorer (hard to believe, I know).
While we’ll need more cutting edge than Gabby to trigger a miracle escape, his goal that sealed the victory against the Canaries is hopefully the first of many more to at least help wag Villa’s tail at the end of the season.
After the game, he gave supporters a little bit of attitude that has been missing from the ‘honest lad’ persona of the current squad when he told a reporter what he thought about the press rumours of him leaving in January. See it in the video below. Certainly one of the more memorable moments of this season.
Welcome back Gabby! Now lets get down to business!