Aston Villa 3-1 Fulham: What Emery said

Villa manager Unai Emery: "It’s special for everyone. We connected very well with our supporters. We had control of the game in the first half. It was important for us to get the first goal [in the second half] but when they scored we needed to try to control the game and be consistent in our game plan and we were.

"We are the best scoring team in the league. It’s important because we’re showing our potential but we have to be stronger defensively.

"We had more control in the first half. We lost control of the game [at one stage]. They were trying to attack us and get behind and push a lot with some players."

On John McGinn: "He is playing always being positive and trying to help the team. We’re demanding of him. The fans love him a lot. It’s fantastic because he’s responding on the pitch and connecting with them and always playing with the game plan we have. He’s adding goals. He’s a very good example for everyone."

On their hopes of finishing high: "Now today we can be happy and optimistic about where we are. But you have to be very consistent. It’s very difficult. We’ll try to work hard to be there. It’s always another challenge we’re facing. Now we’re very happy. We want to rest and come back next week to try to be in the same way we are doing. Facing Tottenham away is a big challenge. They are playing very well."