6/04/2019 3:00 pm
|Sheffield Wednesday||Aston Villa|
|Hooper (7)||McGinn (22), Steer (pen save 57),
Adomah (90+2), Abraham (90+4)
Aston Villa made the trip up to Hillsborough to face Sheffield Wednesday earlier today as we were reunited for the first time with former gaffer Steve Bruce.
Given all the nonsense that was written in the press and Bruce’s own words about his time at the club, given everything that was going on in the background, it certainly added some spice to the occasion, but the focus had to be on getting another positive result to keep our Play-Off hopes ticking along.
Wednesday opened the scoring seven minutes in, but John McGinn added to his season’s tally and drew us level in the 22nd minute to send us into the break tied. Bruce certainly appeared to be targeting our weak spots (his signings) and Wednesday clogged along with a weak Oliver Langford allowing them to get away with it.
Typically he then awarded them a penalty in the second period, but Jed Steet was a match for Steven Fletcher’s effort and it should’ve been the rallying call we needed to improve and provide far more of a threat ourselves.
And it was, eventually.
Stoppage-time saw both Albert Adomah and Tammy Abraham find the back of the net to make it a deserved 3-1 at the final whistle.
We make it six wins on the spin, and Bruce’s unbeaten run comes to an end. The referee can stick that in his pipe and share it with Bruce.
Right, where’s that valium gone…