Aston Villa head coach Dean Smith has already seen his Aston Villa side register eight wins on the spin for the first time since April 1975, and today’s away clash with Bolton Wanderers was the perfect chance to extend that to ten matches.
Boosted by the return to contention of both Jack Grealish and Tyrone Mings who immediately took their starting positions back, it was a strong squad selection and we were clearly going for the win even if it would make a bad season worse for Bolton as defeat would confirm relegation to League One this year.
The match was comfortable to be fair, Bolton only tested Jed Steer once across the game but we got nine on target (ironic) from 21 efforts in total to take the 2-0 win and all three points.
Jack opened the scoring in the second half and Tammy Abraham quickly tied it up at 2-0 but there is concern over his shoulder injury.
Now for ten in a row and an enjoyable Easter for those who like football and bunnies.
Speaking to the BBC following the fulltime whistle, Smith said of the game.
“No living person will have seen the last run so I am proud of the players. Now we have to go all-out and try and break the record against Millwall on Monday. We are very motivated to keep the run going and you could see that from the players. We have three regular league games to go so hopefully we can have a winning end to the season.”