April - A Culmination Of Brilliance
Leeds United 2-2 Aston Villa
| Premier League | Watkins x2
Aston Villa 2-0 Apollon Limassol
| Europa Conference Quarter Finals | Traore, Edwards
Apollon Limassol 2-3 Aston Villa
| Europa Conference Quarter Finals | McBurnie x2, Mousset
Liverpool 4-4 Aston Villa
| Premier League | Szoboszlai, Mousset, Watkins x2
Bournemouth 2-5 Aston Villa
| Premier League | McGinn, Wesley, Szoboszlai, Watkins, Wesley, McBurnie
Aston Villa 2-0 Chelsea
| Premier League | Cork, Mings
Aston Villa 3-0 Randers
| Europa Conference Semi Final | Mousset x2, Grealish
Well we're finally here. With just one month left we sit a point behind Spurs in the fight for a place in the final top 4. It's not been easy putting ourselves in such a good position but we have to acknowledge how much work we've put in and that we're here on merit so should we poach that last spot...It's fully deserved.
We started the month to Leeds in a disappointing way to drop points as we were pulled level twice after taking the lead. It was a shame to draw this one as just like the Brentford game last month these are the games we need to be winning. A real shame to slip up yet again to a team in the drop zone but we have to deal with it and move on.
We've run out of superlatives to describe ourselves in Europe, we've now got one foot in the final after a fantastic quarter final tie against Apollon, and beating Randers in the first leg of the semi final. We've got one fairly easy game to get through and it looks very much like we'll be playing AS Roma in a European final.
At the time of playing Liverpool we were 1 point behind Spurs so a draw really wouldn't be good enough, we had to win. Especially with Chelsea and City yet to play us. We went 2-0 down but Ollie Watkins had clearly had enough of all that and decided to score 2 in 2 minutes. A lovely display from the leagues top scorer which set Szoboszlai to take an absolutely wonderful free kick, curling it into the top corner and putting us 3-2 up.
Salah was the main focal point of Liverpool's attack and that was evident when he too got 2 of his own putting his side at the time, top of the league. Lys Mousset was brought on in place of McBurnie and the French man put away the 8th goal of the game.
It all finished level at 4-4. A win would have put Liverpool top, a win would have put us 4th. Not good enough for either side, but had we just snatched a third successive title from the Reds' hands?
Coming up against Chelsea is never easy and for a time in this match it was very tight. With just one goal between the two teams things could have gone either way but we were in control of the game and an experienced Jack Cork came on to volley home one of the goals of the season.
A thoroughly brilliant 2-0 Victory at Villa Park, which busted the top 4 wide open.
Wolves, Manchester City, and Brentford stood in our way.