Where were you when Tammy Abraham scored FOUR goals in the claret and blue? Aston Villa’s insane 5-5 draw with Nottingham Forest was a match of folklore.
I hope you were able to watch Villa’s Wednesday match against Nottingham Forest. Better yet, I hope you were fortunate enough to attend in-person at Villa Park. It was one of the more incredible matches in recent club history.
An incredible 10 goals were scored by the full-time whistle.
There were 8 equalizing goals / lead changes.
Seriously, just check out the highlights:
Nottingham Forest took the Villa Park crowd by shock after two goals in the opening six minutes. Breakdowns in central midfield allowed ex-Villan Lewis Grabban and João Carvalho to slice through Axel Tuanzebe and James Chester for a goal apiece.
But Villa responded, which was a theme in this match.
Tammy Abraham scored two goals, three minutes apart, with one assist from Yannick Bolasie – making his first start for Aston Villa. By the 15th-minute, the game was tied 2-2. Matty Cash scored Forest’s third after Joe Lolley set him up (Lolley finished the game with 1 goal and 3 assists).
Tammy Abraham tied the game up yet again in the 36th-minute with a calmly taken penalty kick. Forest took control after the break with another goal to make it 4-3, this one coming from the Lolley – a sublime distance strike that Ørjan Nyland could not see.
Fortune struck Dean Smith & Co. soon after, however, as Forest centre-back Tobias Figuieredo was shown a straight red card for a challenge on John McGinn. Villa stormed back to score twice, to take the lead, with 15 minutes to play. Tammy Abraham scored his 4th with an assist from Jack Grealish. Four minutes pass and substitute Anwar El Ghazi curls in what is thought to be the game-winner.
Lewis Grabban had other ideas when he scored the 10th and final goal of the evening. Axel Tuanzebe was muscled away and the ball was horribly misjudged by Nyland at the near post. In total, an abysmal day for the Aston Villa goalkeeper.
We go again at Middlesbrough on Saturday in what should be a tough match. Boro have an extra day of rest and Alan Hutton is suspended for yellow card accumulation.
Until then, remember just how wild this game was.