Usually I do a bit of analysis in my instant recaps, but not today. Today we're just basking in the glory of one of the most unexpected Aston Villa wins since the last time they beat Manchester City. After a first forty-four minutes in which Aston Villa held on for dear life, they let in the day's opening goal on - of course - a corner. Yaya Toure continued his torrid start to the season to end the half with Manchester City up by one.
But then in the second half, Karim El Ahmadi managed to score on a goal for which he was offside. Then, five minutes later, Edin Dzeko ruined our mood and put City up again by scoring on a - you guessed it - corner. But from that point forward, City would only know sadness. Leandro Bacuna set up for a free kick that I imagine most watching wrote off as useless, and managed to curl in a beautiful ball into the upper corner. Two minutes later City pressed back and put pressure on Brad Guzan. But Guzan launched a quick kick and caught the City defense napping. Andi Weimann collected the ball and drove past a charging Joe Hart for the final goal of the match, and the one that would give Villa the 3-2 win!
But enough words, let's see those goals:
After the misery of Wednesday's 0-4 loss to Tottenham, getting the club's second league win in as many games is amazing. Doing it against Manchester City is even better. And coming from behind to finish it off? Well that's just more than I could have ever asked for.
For at least a few hours, it's amazing to be an Aston Villa fan. Who was your man of the match? What was the best highlight? Let us know in the comments!
And finally: WHEEEEEEEEEE!!!