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Aston Villa

Championship

DW Stadium

18/03/17

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Referee: Tony Harrington

Wigan AthleticAston Villa
Chester (73'), Hogan (84')
Gilks     Johnstone    
Morgan     Hutton    
Buxton     Chester    
Burn     Jedinak    
Kellett     54 Taylor    
Morsy     82 Bree     60
MacDonald     Hourihane    
Jacobs     Gardner     60
Hanson     Amavi    
Obertan     61 Adomah     84
Bogle     Kodjia    
Substitutes
Perkins     Richards    
Power     Lansbury     60
Gilbey     82 Elphick     84
Connolly     54 Hogan     60
Bruce     Bunn    
Colclough     61 Davis    
Haugaard     Grealish    
Game Statistics
15
Goal Attempts
8
6
On Target
3
9
Corners
7
11
Fouls
14
1
Yellow Cards
2
0
Red Cards
0
56
%
44

Writer:Site Staff
Date:Saturday March 18 2017
Time: 4:50PM

Comments

0
Result !! Normally difficult that lot.
Winsforvilla
18/03/2017 19:06:00
1
Statistics go against us but we still won! Isn't that the way the Championship works? 5 wins in 6, 5 clean sheets and only 1 goal conceded! On this form does anyone believe we can actually make the play-offs?
PHILDAN
18/03/2017 19:25:00
0
What a great result against a team fighting for survival and away from home as possible Huge plus Scott Hogan scoring his first of hopefully many villa goals. Play offs still possible, but I would be more than happy with a top 8 finish with the momentum continuing into next season. On a sad note, we've won, wheres all the comments. Let's have some positivity! VTID
Colin Cognac
18/03/2017 19:49:00
0
What a great result against a team fighting for survival and away from home as possible Huge plus Scott Hogan scoring his first of hopefully many villa goals. Play offs still possible, but I would be more than happy with a top 8 finish with the momentum continuing into next season. On a sad note, we've won, wheres all the comments. Let's have some positivity! VTID
Colin Cognac
18/03/2017 19:49:00
4
Well that was awful. After a scraped win at Rotherham and a blunt but decent defensive performance at Huddersfield I thought surely we could play a decent away game just for once. But apart from Johnston who saved us from defeat and the centre backs (ignoring Jedinak's first half lapse that should have gifted a goal) we were terrible. How Bruce can watch that and not change things after 20 minutes is beyond me - you could see Amavi and and Hutton were simply not working as providing any forward momentum. Come half time still no change, but rather than give 5 minutes to see there was no change, it was left lingering on until wigan finally woke up and realised they had nothing to beat and then should have gone on to do so. That they didn't was down to gross good luck plus Johnston. Two scraps of football when we should have been out of it then won it. I never saw anything in our previous sequence of decent results when Bruce first arrived to give me any confidence about our eventual destiny under his management. Ditto this better run now. Cue all the comments that it takes time, he'll get it right, etc etc. I want to live in hope but would like to see some semblance of football to help begin to think this is a manager that can deliver success. These players should be a lot better than this. Apologies to those who want to glory in another win but I want more from Villa than this.
stennyvilla
18/03/2017 19:50:00
11
Jeez Stenny... get a grip. What a ridiculous rant.
gmvillan
18/03/2017 19:58:00
1
Bruce says got to be better than that. Hourihane says not a pretty win (we won ugly). I say I need a rant after watching that - but did anyone see it much differently? As I said our players are better than that!
stennyvilla
18/03/2017 20:49:00
3
3 points, performances can follow - we have to go into next season without a losing mentality so for now that's all that matters to me.
mike_field
18/03/2017 21:59:00
0
Didn't watch the game but echo stennys sentiment. If your playing well results will come if your not then your riding your luck. Let's hope the recent wins give us confidence to express ourselves on the ball and press higher up the pitch. UTV
Big Dubs Header
18/03/2017 22:01:00
0
For the first time in a long time ( apart from a few trips to Wembley ), I decided to make the long haul to Wigan today for an away game rather than VP. When a lot of time, travel and expense is involved it is easy to be critical, but I did manage to take some positives from a wet and windy DW stadium. First positive was the fact that I was walking past the main entrance when the Villa coach arrived and I saw Mr Steve Bruce's reaction to the many Villa fans that wanted a photo. He seemed a real nice guy and spent a lot of time. Small positive perhaps but real and nice to see. Second positive was the Villa fans themselves - absolutely superb in a true Villa tradition. After that, I am struggling ... pathetic ( especially in the first half ) football and we managed to make a poor Wigan side look as if they deserved something. At least 3 poor back passes which normally would mean 3 goals. A little better in the second half after the substitutions but still way below what we should expect. I take a little comfort from the 3 points and SB's sincere analysis after the game, but not really enough to make the long return journey make me feel it was worthwhile.
DJFRANCE2
18/03/2017 22:19:00
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