Date: 13th August 2018 at 1:00pm
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With a number of positives for Aston Villa to take following the 3-2 victory over Wigan Athletic at the weekend at Villa Park, it’s also fair to say there were a number of concerns.

Sadly, the usually reliable Australian beard Mile Jedinak was one man who didn’t really impress as he took his place in the backline as a replacement for Tommy Elphick who appears to be unable to do right for wrong following his move to B6.

Clearly, the determining factor in the eyes of fans for 34-year-old Jedinak was that backpass that led to Nick Powell levelling matters up for a period in the first 45 minutes. Jed Steer received a similar pass in pre-season and got absolutely hammered on social media, but Orjan Nyland escaped the vitriol as all eyes turned to our Australian.

I prefer to think of it as an uncharacteristic performance from the Beard, as that for me was his standout error in the game, and otherwise whilst he was nowhere near being our best player, I didn’t think he was that bad and I think plenty underestimate the buzz and confidence Wigan have, so it was never going to be an easy game, but we undoubtedly deserved to win given what we created.

We just didn’t take those chances for the most part and Wigan were more clinical with the little they had.

 

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