Straight away, the team to start didn’t fill me with confidence. Our front two, of Gabby and Ross McCormack must have scored a combined total of two goals. Tshibola was in midfield after a decent performance against Spurs.
Commentators just haven’t been on Villa’s side at the moment. Danny Murphy was bad last week then after nine minutes, yes nine minutes into this game the commentator exclaimed, “McCormack hasnt really got into the game so far.” Pfft.
Anyway, 15 minutes in and Wolves were 1-0 up through Joe Mason. Nouha Dicko’s cross was parried by Johnstone straight into the path of Joe Mason who tucked home. Overall, Wolves just looked so much quicker upfront than us. Villa did get back into the game a little bit after Wolves first goal though. Amavi went past three players before putting a cross on a plate for McCormack who headed over.
As the half wore on, it seemed McCormack was trying his best to annoy me, standing blantantly offside for a free-kick.
Then Joe Mason got past Sam Johnstone too easily, luckily the excellent Chester was there to clean up.
Villa went close to getting an equaliser before half-time. Bacuna played a long ball over the top. Ikeme came out leaving Adomah on for the chip. Unfortunately all the Ghanaian could do was spoon ball into the air.
In the second half we didn’t really start with too much intent. Wolves had the next best chance, on the counter Dicko found himself with an open route to goal. His shot was straight at Johnstone when maybe he could’ve dribbled in a but more.
Grealish came on for Tsihbola on the hour mark for some reason, when Bacuna was the obvious choice. The latter moved inside instead to occupy the midfield berth alongside Jedinak.
It was such typical performance from Villa. We get the ball in a good position then slow down or go back. Another thing is the amount of times we cross from the corner of the box, and it goes to waste. Just do it from the byline ffs.
Andre Green came on late and did quite well, it got me thinking of the idea that we should just play youth players instead of buying the likes of Ross McCormack for 12 million.
Nevertheless, the play-offs look like a pipe dream at the moment with Villa a full ten points off.