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?
4. Home Comforts
Another home win. Surely not? Aston Villa are now four games unbeaten in the league at the Factory of Sadness aka Villa Park. If only we got that penalty against Leicester City the other week, the dream might have really been on.
Do Villa have a chance of survival? I very much doubt it, but feel free to get back to me if we beat Liverpool at home on St Valentines Day. Then I might feel a bit more love to the idea of Villa actually making a fight of it.