Date: 8th April 2019 at 7:15am
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Aston Villa’s trip to Hillsborough on Saturday afternoon to face Steve Bruce’s Sheffield Wednesday side ended in quite lively fashion – it was what weekends were made for really.

With John McGinn already on the scoresheet, stoppage-time saw us wrap up the three points as Albert Adomah and Tammy Abraham made it 3-1.

Vital Villa forum member Villan57 gave us his player ratings from the game on our Wednesday Forum Match Thread.

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What an ending that was, 90 minutes I’m thinking hang on for a draw lads. 94 minutes I’m being hugged by random strangers and we’ve won 3-1. Absolutely mental scenes!!

Steer 8 He’s finally made that match-winning save I’ve been talking about for weeks, making him my man of the match.

Elmo 6 Steady but caught out for the Wednesday goal, did set up our 3rd to make up for it.

Taylor 6 Targetted by Bruce as the weak link, to his credit he was the first player to react to the penalty save.

Hause 7 Was doing well until he had to go off won most things and looked cool on the ball.

Mings 7 Played on after injury, great ball to Green for the equaliser gave away a silly penalty and must buy Steer a pint for the get out of jail card.

Whelan 6 Not his best game, he’s a battler and he battled well in this game.

McGinn 6.5 Extra point for another great goal, I forgot he was on the pitch, second half not one of his best games either but he does have a very high standard to live up to.

Grealish 6.5 Played very deep. Why? Came to life in the 90th minute and looked like the Jack we know and love.

Green 6 Set up John McGinn’s goal, otherwise not really in the game especially second half subbed for Albert.

Abraham 6 Hardly touched the ball but got his goal, needs to get in the game when the going gets tough. Passing and hold up play was very sloppy.

El Ghazi 6 Looked ok first half but second, he wasn’t in it, he wasn’t alone. Subbed for Koj.

Subs:

Axel T 6 Came on as a sub for the injured Hause. It was a difficult time to come on as Villa were getting a chasing, he eventually got into it after a shaky start.

Albert 7 Scored the winner and defended well so I’ve given him a bonus point for that, pretty sure he did enough to keep his place next game.

Koj 7 another one getting an extra point for setting up the winner, I should take it back off him for that miss, Just head it!!

Coach Smith 7 Subs worked but they are predictable, needed to change something second half, he eventually did and we won so credit for that.

 
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