Date: 19th September 2018 at 7:00am
Written by:
Aston Villa
2 – 0
Rotherham United

Villa Park


18/09/2018 7:45 pm

Attendance: 27991

Referee: Davies

Aston Villa Rotherham United
Abraham (27), Bolasie (82)
Nyland Rodak
Elmohamady Vyner
Chester Ajayi
Jedinak Wood
Hutton Mattock
El Ghazi
73 Towell
McGinn Vaulks
Hourihane Manning 68
Grealish Williams 76
Kodjia 81 Smith
86 Vassell 59


Tuanzebe Forde 76
Whelan Palmer
Bolasie 73 Proctor 68
Bree 86 Taylor 59
Bjarnason Price
Bunn Wiles
Adomah 81 Jones

Game Statistics

14 Goal attempts 13
4 On Target 3
2 Corners 3
9 Fouls 16
2 Yellow Cards 2
0 Red Cards 0
60 % 40

What was more exciting on Tuesday evening, Dr Tony Xia breaking his silence or Aston Villa entertaining Rotherham United at Villa Park given relative form.

Or even simply two up front?

We had two up front…yippee!

We got off to a good start with both chances and possession in our favour and on-loan Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham made it third time lucky as he opened the scoring just ahead of the half-hour mark in the first period.

A 1-0 advantage at the halftime break left many wondering if that was our trademarked ‘good’ half and although the game was probably tighter in the second period, we did continue to edge it. Inside of the final ten minutes on-loan Everton winger, Yannick Bolasie, opened his club account following on from his cameo showing against Blackburn Rovers to double our advantage.

Not a great night, but far from a bad one for a change and we haven’t even had that in recent times.

2-0 was how it ended to get us back to winning ways, and we jump into sixth place in the table given results elsewhere this evening. A few sides are set to play tonight so it could all change but at least it was a step in the right direction


2 Replies to “Villa Edge Rotherham To Take A Deserved Win But It Won’t Be Enough To Quell Unrest”

  • Good to get 3pts and the performance was better – not very good, but better. Hardly surprising with the talent we had on the pitch and playing two up front.
    Having said that Mr Bruce, your post match comments are a disgrace and, in my opinion, plain stupid. Of course, despite supporting Aston Villa for 60 years, I am one of those not ” intelligent ” enough to understand what you are trying to do. Nor am I ” intelligent ” enough to appreciate your results and the quality of football that you have
    managed for 2 years at my football club.
    The fact that supporters are still behind the team does not mean that they are still behind you.

    • To True DJFRANCE, we follow the Team not the Individual…. Maybe all Fans Should wear DUNCE HATS at Saturdays Home Game…………
      I Totally agree about the fact of SB ability to attract Top names to his ‘Clubs”, I always used to wonder how he managed to get some of the ‘better’ lol player to go to Blues (why else would you play there….lol
      So YES lets bump him upstairs, utilise his connections and gift of the gab, he has with the quality payers and Get someone IN the COACH ROLE, who is technically gifted, attack/free-flowing minded and can actually turn a game around when things are not Working….. VTID

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