Aston Villa made it three wins on the bounce with an impressive 1-0 success at Nottingham Forest that came courtesy of a Scott Hogan header.
It means Villa have emerged from a tricky run of games against Middlesbrough away, Bristol City at home and Forest away with nine points from nine and without conceding a goal.
Steve Bruce’s men are fourth in the table and five points behind Derby County who currently occupy the second automatic promotion position.
Yesterday’s win was Aitor Karanka’s first in charge of Forest and fans were in an optimistic mood following their FA Cup victory over Arsenal last week.
Yet, Villa produced another strong performance and deservedly took all three points after Hogan’s early strike from a Robert Snodgrass cross.
They saw the game out relatively comfortably to hold onto the three points and the supporters were unsurprisingly delighted with the win.
Here’s how they reacted on twitter last night…
Snoddy and Super Jack excellent today. Hogan now looking the striking threat we know he is. Hutton and Adomah solid and resourceful down the left. UTV !
— Keith Rooms (@RoomsKeith) January 13, 2018
— Oliver Phelps (@OliverPhelps) January 13, 2018
Yes Brucey…!!!… ???? Well played boys..!!!
Would the Bruce Out brigade please now return to their armchairs ????????
— Andrew Talbot (@andrewtalbot72) January 13, 2018
one of the best team performances all season. Battled to the end. Snodgrass was a beast today! Great win boys! #UTV
— Danny Slater (@Dan_slater07) January 13, 2018
So getting beat in the fa cup last week is forgot about.great 3 points could all the so called supporters who ask Bruce to be sacked look at the league table
— David kearney (@Deekearney14) January 13, 2018
Still Bruce out! Good win but it’s not enough for my satisfaction
— NoTeamworkNoWin (@NoTeamworkNoWin) January 13, 2018
That was a very enjoyable game. Defensively sound, some neat football going forward, great endeavour and attitude, and at no point did #astonvillafc look in trouble – onto #barnsleyfc next week with nothing to fear… 5*#PartOfThePride #astonvilla #avfc
— Jon Hayes (@jonboy_avfc) January 13, 2018
GET IN THERE! nice to see Scott Hogan starting to bang them in COME ON VILLA!!
— Richard Benbow (@RichardBenbow79) January 13, 2018