In a topsy-turvey season where, apart from the unbeaten Liverpool, most of the teams seem to be capable of beating each other. For the teams with aspirations of survival, it’s simply a case of getting points where you can.
Going into the trip to Bramall Lane ,Villa’s single point from their two tough trips to Old Trafford and Stamford Bridge will be satisfactory enough, considering they had only claimed points from one away fixture this season.
Getting beat by Leicester City was half-expected, considering they currently are the only realistic threat to Liverpool’s title ambitions and now have notched up eight wins on the trot.
The point against United should certainly give the Villa players confidence for the rest of the season. While the media and some United fans play fickle with Ole Gunnar Solksjaer, the facts are United have won against Manchester City, Chelsea, Leicester, Tottenham and drew against Arsenal and Liverpool.
So, it was a decent point and proof that Villa are good enough to increase their points haul away from home.
In episode 93 of the podcast we discussed in detail the United game and the importance of Dean Smith evolving a way to play away from Villa Park.
We also talk about the affect of Amazon Prime entertaining the Premier League market place.
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Episode 93 Show Notes
Aston Villa Turn Premier League Corner in Breaking Old Trafford Hoodoo
If there’s one team that Aston Villa have a terrible record against it’s Manchester United. Inspired by a Jack Grealish stunner, they bucked the trend of recent visits to Old Trafford to gain a positive result and a shot of confidence for the rest of the season.
The MOMS podcast team return to discuss life after the well-earned point in Manchester, where Grealish grabbed centre stage after dazzling David de Gea. Life will be different from now on for the Villa captain.
We look at the positives and the grumbles from Old Trafford – from tantric VAR goal celebrations to assessing Villa’s superior midfield and frailty in defending set pieces. We also report back from Bodymoor Heath’s new U-23 pitch and stand, and wonder where our Pride Reward points have gone.
Outside of the Villa-verse, we discuss the poison chalice that is the Premier League Chief Exec job and the event of Amazon streaming Premier League games.
If that wasn’t enough, there’s a record-breaking, four-way, Scott Hogan touch count challenge!
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Outro music – Phil Marten