Aston Villa Football Club survived a Second City Derby scare on Sunday – overcoming a 1-0 deficit to win 4-2. Goals from Jonathan Kodjia, Jack Grealish, Tammy Abraham, and ALAN HUTTON fueled the victory.
Well that was exciting, yeah?
Dean Smith’s Villa overcame a 1-0 deficit midway through the first-half to finish with another three points. The claret and blues held an incredible 74% possession in the game; which they needed, as defending was rather porous.
Lukas Jutkiewicz gave Birmingham City the lead just before 30 minutes off a corner kick. Ørjan Nyland got caught up in tugging war with a Blues player – falling over in the process – giving Jutkiewicz an unmarked far post to score from. Villa responded in quick order with goals from Jonathan Kodjia and Jack Grealish, but in between there was a fortunate let-off with Che Adams hammering the post. Had that gone in, the end result may have been far different.
Tammy Abraham earned a penalty kick shortly after the break. He calmly hugged the inside of the post to give Villa a 3-1 lead.
Goals from Kristian Pedersen and Alan Hutton gave the match a final 4-2 verdict.
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