Villa’s fixtures up until Boxing Day: Leeds (H), Southampton (H), Arsenal (A), Brighton (H), West Ham (A), Newcastle (H), Wolves (A), Burnley (H), West Brom (A), Palace (H). You’d back them to win seven or eight of those on current form.
“Count on Peter Oh to cover all the Engels,” offers John Peeler. Indeed, it was not so long ago we turned to puns as the game drifted towards a goalless draw. Villa had other ideas though, and their winner means every game today saw late drama. Proof that for last-gasp excitement, you can’t beat the Barkleys.