It wasn’t easy in the first-half, nor in the second, but an in-form Aston Villa Football Club won their sixth league match on the bounce – downing basement-dwellers Burton Albion 3-2.
It was not pretty, it was not easy, but Aston Villa won their sixth league match in a row. Burton Albion put-up a fight, controlling the match through the first thirty minutes or so.
But it was Villa who got on the score-sheet first, with a simple tap-in from Scott Hogan. The build-up to the goal, however, was exquisite.
Jack Grealish carried possession with a simple pass to Conor Hourihane, who pulled it back to Robert Snodgrass. He found Adomah racing through. A simple ground cross to Hogan beat Burton ‘keeper Stephen Bywater for Villa’s first.
After the break, the home side scored a second through Albert Adomah, heading in Robert Snodgrass’ high cross from two yards out. A series of changes after and Burton recovered through an own goal (clinical finish, to be fair) from Ahmed Elmohamady.
Jack Grealish sealed things for Aston Villa, but not before the Brewers scored a second with Liam Boyce netting in extra time. Without further ado, our player grades: