Aston Villa’s form in the Sky Bet Championship has been remarkable, with Steve Bruce’s side managing to put last season’s disappointing campaign behind them by mounting a serious assault on promotion this year.
Bruce’s side picked up a valuable point against Leeds United last night, with Henri Lansbury’s late strike cancelling out Pontus Jansson’s headed opener in a cagey affair between two clubs with serious promotion ambitions this season.
Villa now sit with a comfortable grip on a place inside the Championship’s top-six, a stark contrast to this time last season, when the club were battling to work their way into contention.
Bruce has moulded an extremely impressive squad at Villa Park, and his payers are delivering on a regular basis, particularly Neil Taylor at left-back, who once again last night, put in a solid performance.
The Welshman’s crunching collision with Jansson led to Villa’s equaliser, typifying his evening’s work.
Here is how Villa’s supporters reacted to the defender’s contribution against Leeds…
So last night we saw that Chester is irreplaceable simple as,WHELAN immense, JG and Henri looked fresh and eager to impress , HUTTON&TAYLOR solid, Davis trying his hardest but desp needs help up there , poor lad is shattered 70 mins in, need way more from Hourihane , #AVFC
— ⚽DazPos77 ???????????????????? (@Daz7AVFC) December 2, 2017
I don’t think Chester gets enough credit or whelan, any partner seems to be confident next to Chester and Taylor won us the goal by not bottling the challenge and had that bieber looking thing in his pocket, #avfc
— ben priest (@benpriest1996) December 2, 2017
Whelan last few games has been great too. Fair play to him. Thought Taylor had his best game for us last night #avfc
— GTHEB (@BruceRioch4) December 2, 2017
Neil Taylor the best left back we’ve had since Alan Wright IMO #avfc
— Robert Ashley (@thevillan74) December 2, 2017
— Tim I (@ibbo67) December 2, 2017
Henri Lansbury and Jack Grealish changed the game today ????????⚽️ but Whelan, Taylor and Chester were excellent throughout #avfc
— Wallis (@Chris_J_Wallis) December 1, 2017
Taylor was superb tonight and as much as I moan about him, credit to the boss….good subs, changed the game. Keep them in next week #avfc
— Stuart Reed (@stureed1982) December 1, 2017
Special mentions to Neil Taylor and Glenn Whelan both had a great game, Grealish and Lansbury from the bench ???????????????????????????????? #avfc
— Kristiankurtis (@kristiankurtis) December 1, 2017