Well last home game of the season and it ended with a point to separate the sides. It was a frustrating game as we can’t do anything right now to get automatic promotion, but maintain the playoff place and make sure our best players are fit for crunch time.
It all started badly as Derby were on or tail as they are also chasing playoffs so we needed to keep it tight first 20 minutes and contain them but 14 minutes gone and we was 1-0 down and who was to blame. Neil Taylor. Who allowed Weimann to steal the ball of him and not make any effort to track on him, and Weimann squared it to Jerome who scored an easy goal. A lot of people were slagging Taylor and rightly so as he’s been poor this season and he had to come off and Hutton put more effort then him.
After that we were pressing Derby to gain some confidence and try to comeback, but Derby just sat back with big Curtis Davies who was winning every header and it was sign that in the second half we will get a result. Second half started and Derby did the same, men behind the ball and invite the pressure which we did. Kodjia came on and it was all Aston Villa as we kept looking for a goal to spark a comeback. But then A short corner from Grealish to Hourihane, who’s first time shot brings a save from the keeper, the ball was bouncing all over the place, Terry passes it to a man I’ve back since day on of his arrival which is Lewis Grabban who grabbed the goal we deserved and Villa Park erupts.
The game end’s 1-1 and it was emotional as it’s last time we see Gabby Agbonlahor at Aston Villa. The man that made me support the club and he made records, scored goals, and been loyal for such a long time and we say thank you Gabby for the memories you have given us to cherish and young Villa fans will see him as an idol to many and they will look up to him as a legend at the club.
Playoff time and we may get either Cardiff or Fulham in the last day and we will have to be fitter, better stronger to beat the teams and we will get Premier League status once again UTV!!
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