Championship leaders Newcastle United dropped two vital points as they were forced to come from behind to claim a 2-2 home draw with struggling Bristol City. Ciaran Clark's goal eight minutes from time sealed a share of the spoils for Rafael Benitez'
In the first half, Aston Villa did not do what they usually do. With Sam Johnstone in goal (sigh) and Alan Hutton at right back (bigger sigh) there wasn’t much you could realistically expect from this group. The good news (note: sarcasm) was that, in a side that should really be working hard to give disgruntled home fans something worth cheering for, Jordan Amavi and Jack Grealish were left on the bench. Listen, neither have been that good this year, but at least they’re a sort of entertaining bad, y’know? But then the plot twist happened and in the 25th minute Villa managed to nab a lead. Henri Lansbury took a corner (a good one! He takes good set pieces) that managed to find James Chester a
Aston Villa won their first game of 2017 earlier this evening, winning 1-0 at home against Derby County. Unfortunately, Villa utility man Leandro Bacuna was sent off in the dying moments. Protesting furiously as a throw in decision was given (perhaps controversially) against him, Bacuna confronted the linesman, and some contact was made between the two, and as a result, the referee opted to shiw a red card. Our own writer, Jack Grimse took the following footage, check it out for yourselves: And another angle: Shoutout to Jack for posting those, go follow him at @JackGrimse. Now, a player CANNOT make contact with any of the officials, and so it has to be a red card, no question. Even though Bacuna