Aston Villa welcomed struggling Ipswich Town to Villa Park earlier this afternoon for our latest Championship clash.
It was a return for James Collins after he tore up his deal having picked up another injury, but a section of the fanbase would’ve no doubt be pleased to see former manager Paul Lambert.
I guess a greater number of fans relished the opportunity to see him ‘not see’ the game but definitely ‘go again’ in his post-game interviews as we sent them to a 2-1 defeat.
It’ll probably be someone’s else’s fault as he continues living off Christian Benteke and hopes people forget the lack of tactics and the success of his other signings given everything he’s wibbled about since getting the can.
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Tammy Abraham got the brace with a goal in each half, and returning to winning ways was all that matter for head coach Dean Smith and the rest of the side, and with the win back under our belts, hopefully, we can get some momentum now in the second half of the season with a Play-Off push still more than doable.
Speaking to the BBC following the fulltime whistle, a more pleased Smith explained.
“We could have won 5-0. It didn’t matter as it was about getting a win at home, which we thoroughly we deserved. It was comfortable at 2-0 until Freddie Sears stuck one away in the top corner. Then we had a five-minute spell when there was a bit of panic trying to get over the line. I was disappointed it wasn’t emphatic as it should have been. Tammy should have been walking away with his 21st and 22nd goals of the season, while John McGinn should also have scored a couple. But Abraham is enjoying his football. He always has a smile on his face and he has proved again that he is a Premier League goalscorer playing in the Championship.”