Aston Villa welcomed Sheffield United to Villa Park earlier this evening for our latest Championship clash.
Villa went into the game looking for a win to get our own promotion hopes back on track given recent disappointing results and Chris Wilder’s side were looking to keep their own automatic promotion hopes on track at the top of the table.
The match couldn’t have gone worse for Villa as we didn’t have a shot on target in the opening hour and by the 62nd minute the visitors were 3-0 ahead. A monumental fightback then took place as Tyrone Mings, Tammy Abraham and Andre Green all got on the scoresheet in the final 12 minutes of the match – including stoppage-time – to save a point.
It went from absolutely dire to utterly amazing.
Why couldn’t we start like that?
We need a big summer of departures but the spirit is still there for some.
Speaking to the BBC following the end of the game, head coach Dean Smith explained.
“Sheffield United will feel they’ve thrown that away but it was reward for the character and fight we showed. As soon as Tyrone Mings got that first goal, you could sense the mood change in the stadium and the lift it gave us. We certainly gave them a head start but for the last 15 minutes of the first half and at the start of the second, we were the better side. But the game was then turned on its head by their second goal. Billy Sharp was offside and then he’s kicked it out of our keeper’s hands and with his studs up too.”
Still off for a drink!