The national media have been unanimous in their praise for Aston Villa as they made it 13 straight home wins in the Premier League against Fulham.
Antonee Robinson’s own goal gifted them a 1-0 lead. The three points cemented Villa in fifth place entering the latest international break ahead of league matches against Tottenham, Man City and Arsenal on the horizon when they return to action.
Here is how the national media reported on the latest Villans’ home victory…
Unai Emery’s Villa made it 13 home league wins on the spin to equal their best run for 40 years.
This hard-fought but deserved victory sent Villa into the international break just two points off second-placed Liverpool – making a mockery of Emery’s claim that his men will struggle to make the top seven!
Forget the records. Forget the routine home wins – impressive as they are – over inferior teams. Between now and the end of the year, we will see what Unai Emery’s Aston Villa are really made of.
When the Premier League returns from the international break, Villa travel to Tottenham. Then, within the space of four days in early December, they have home games against Manchester City and Arsenal, before a trip to Old Trafford on Boxing Day.
Emery continues to play down Villa’s chances of finishing in the top four but if they are still in the hunt after those tests, it will be time to take their prospects seriously.
The rain teemed down for most people in B6 but all Aston Villa fans can see right now are clear blue skies.
Unai Emery’s free-scoring team equalled the club’s postwar record of winning at home for the 13th league game in a row, matching the run set by the European Cup-winning team across two seasons in 1983. Even as Antonee Robinson inadvertently played a role in all four goals to leave Fulham two places above the relegation zone, Villa moved to within two points of second place in the Premier League.