Villa has done it again and we won 3-1 against Barnsley and we have automatic promotion in our sights.
It was a comfortable game for us and we played really well today in the honour of a former Villa player Cyrille Regis who was an inspiration to many black players and was a legend at clubs like West Brom and Coventry City.
We started really well and we took the lead when Elmo crossed the ball in and Hogan’s reaction speed was phenomenal and he made it 1-0 and it’s 3 goals in a row he has scored and I’m so happy for him. But his day was gonna be better when Snodgrass crossed the ball in from a corner and Hogan was there again in-between the two centre backs and he made it 2-0. Hogan is showing his class this season and he is now settled in the club and he’s is somebody we don’t have.
Hogan is a goal poacher as he’s always being in the right place and finishes like a fox in the box and we are glad to have him in our squad. Few minutes later Barnsley pulled one back from a corner and Cavere made it 2-1 with a powerful header and Sam Johnstone had no chance. We was still attacking and it paid of when Grealish played the ball to former Barnsley man Hourihane who made it 3-1 with a nice calm finish and don’t forget this was all in the first half.
You looking at the squad Hogan had a great game Grealish as well Snodgrass has been fantastic but I have to give a mention to Birkir Bjarnason who played as a Defensive midfielder and he was fantastic and I’ll tell you why.
79% Pass Accuracy
3 Areal duels won
3 Blocked shots
He can be an important player this season if he continues to perform like he did against Barnsley and Nottingham Forest and we should keep him as it’s rumoured he could leave which is a shame.
Overall it was a perfect weekend when every team around us dropped points and we could chase for automatic promotion if we continue to win games including the second city derby soon UTV
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