We’ve only gone and done it, Aston Villa 2-1 Nottingham Forest. Get in there!!!
After the 3-0 win at Barnsley and getting knocked out on the EFL cup, we can now focus on the league until January when the FA cup kicks off for us and also the transfer window will be open.
Now onto the game, we kept the same team we used against Barnsley so I was confident that we can perform well against Forest. We started well in the first half with Kodija who did well to get past his marker, then played a beautiful pass to Adomah who went round the keeper and made it 1-0. It was his third goal in 2 games and we all been saying “Why has he not started very often?” because he was the best player on the pitch for me and he was a threat to the Forest defence.
Second half started and Forest put the pressure on us and it payed off from a mistake from Glenn Whelan and Daryl Murphy slotted the ball past Johnstone to make it 1-1. We responded well and Kodija who was brilliant in out-strength two players and won a free kick.
Step up Conor Hourihane who curled the ball around the wall into the bottom corner. It was a brilliant goal and the technique he used was master class. Hourihane is the best player for us at the moment. Then I witness all the players who put their bodies on the line and the effort they showed to keep the lead was amazing. Johnstone made a fantastic save from a freekick, Terry was brilliant and also he’s been very consistent every game.
Now we are 9th in the table and two points off the top 6 which I’m really happy about, now we have Burton away and Bolton home so let’s make it 12 points out of 12 in September and be contenders and show others that we can challenge this season.
Man of the match goes to Adomah who scored and he was a nightmare for defenders. I said in the other blog, he should be starting every game with Snodgrass on the other side and we can perform well.