Aston Villa v Millwall: Championship – live!

22 April 2019 11:52
Promotion hopefuls face relegation-threatened Lions at Villa ParkLive scores: follow all the goals from the Bank Holiday fixturesSend your thoughts to Rob here 12.42pm BST Mind the timeHere’s Alan McInally scoring a worldie, even before the word existed, for Villa against Millwall in the 1988-89 League Cup. 12.07pm BST The teamsAston Villa (4-1-4-1) Steer; Elmohamady, Jedinak, Mings, Taylor; Whelan; Adomah, McGinn, Grealish, El Ghazi; Kodjia.Substitutes: Sarkic, Elphick, Hourihane, Green, Bjarnason, Lansbury, Davis. 10.13am BST Hello. A league campaign is a marathon, but at some stage you have to sprint. Unless you’ve got the square root of bugger all left in your legs and decide to give the last lap a miss and instead have a lie down on the nice, soft, cool grass mattress giving you those come-to-bed eyes.Most don’t choose that option, though. Aston Villa certainly haven’t. They have timed their surge perfectly - not to win the race, but maybe to end up on the podium. At the end of February, they had won two of their previous 14 league games and were the definition of mid-table mediocrity. Then, out of nothing, they walloped Derby County 4-0 to start a spectacular run of nine wins in a row. If they beat Millwall today they will set a new club record for consecutive league wins and all but secure their play-off place. Continue readingreadfullarticle

Source: TheGuardian