Aston Villa chalked up a comfortable 2-0 win against largely a FC Dallas reserve side in a game most notable for a bright performance by Jack Grealish, a couple of water breaks and two smartly taken goals, the best of the bunch a Charles N’Zogbia freekick.
Joe Cole missed the game due to injury (he didn’t wait long to visit the medical table in his Villa career) and Shay Given was the only player to play the full 90 minutes, with the complete outfield team changed at half-time. Flags from the Aston Villa supporter clubs of Kidderminster, Cannock, California, Chicago and Seattle were amongst some of those spotted in the crowd.
Overall a decent night’s work.
The Aston Villa team
First half AVFC line-up – Given, Hutton, Okore, Stevens, Baker, Herd, Bacuna, Gardner, Weimann, Bent and Grealish.
Second half AVFC line-up – Given, Lowton, Senderos, Clark, Bennett, Westwood, El Ahmadi, Delph, N’Zogbia, Agbonlahor, Richardson.
The highlights below are courtesy of FC Dallas. UTV