Villa scored! Twice! Madness at Villa Park!
Before the match, we had heard that the club were making a pre-game announcement with regard to player news. It was announced that Fabian Delph had signed a new contract, giving the fans some good news before kickoff. The first half was somewhat dull, and Bournemouth were the better of the two sides, despite Villa having slightly more possession. However, Paul Lambert's hafltime team talk must have worked, as the Claret and Blue came out looking motivated to start the second period.
It led to a breakthrough, and new signing (and fan favourite) Carles Gil opened the scoring six minutes into the half with this beauty:
What a strike! We knew Gil was going to be decent based on how he played last time out against Liverpool, but this goal in his full debut showed that he could be a very special player.
Twenty minutes later, Andi Weimann doubled the advantage. It was a great team goal, capped off with an excellent finish by the Austrian who had missed a couple of chances earlier on. Hutton broke down the right wing, and his ball found Weimann in the centre, who slotted past Bournemouth keeper Lee Camp. Here's the goal:
Four minutes of stoppage time led to some craziness, and a Bournemouth goal as well. There were just two minutes left when Callum Wilson made it 2-1, but Bournemouth pressed and put Villa under some pressure and almost gave the fans a heart attack. Villa were able to counter, but Ashley Westwood wasn't able to convert a from a one-on-one situation with the keeper. Jack Grealish was subbed on for Leandro Bacuna, and saw the pitch for about 30 seconds. Almost enough time to boil an egg.
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