Date: 30th March 2019 at 5:16pm
Written by:
Aston Villa
2 – 1
Blackburn Rovers

Villa Park

Championship

30/03/2019 3:00 pm

Attendance: 39687

Referee: Jones

Aston Villa Blackburn Rovers
Abraham (8), Mings (61) Bell (74)
Steer Raya
Elmohamady Nyambe
Hause Lenihan
Mings Mulgrew
Taylor Bell
Whelan Travis
Green 66 Bennett
 
61
McGinn
 
Conway
Grealish 88 Dack 66
El Ghazi Armstrong
Abraham Graham 66

Substitutes

Tuanzebe Williams
Hourihane 88 Reed 61
Jedinak Rodwell
Davis Smallwood
Kodjia Rothwell 66
Sarkic Leutwiler
Adomah 66 Brereton 66

Game Statistics

15 Goal attempts 12
10 On Target 2
4 Corners 5
8 Fouls 15
1 Yellow Cards 1
0 Red Cards 0
51 % 49

It’s been a boring couple of weeks owing to the pointless round of international games but Aston Villa were looking to continue our current winning streak as we welcomed Blackburn Rovers to Villa Park earlier this afternoon.

With four wins on the spin for head coach Dean Smith and some strong performances from the first team again, hopes of securing a Play-Off promotion spot are again live, and three points today would be another massive boost as we seek further improvements.

Tammy Abraham got us underway eight minutes into the game, and just after the hour mark, Tyrone Mings doubled our lead. Blackburn did make it a one goal game with 16 minutes remaining in the tie, and at that point what had been a reasonably comfortable game, turned in their direction.

We held out though to take the three points and the victory and it was nothing more than we deserved really, it just would’ve been nice to get that third goal but you can’t have everything eh!