Aston moves forwards on the Premier league
Watch Aston villa vs Nottm Forest Highlights, as Aston villa pounds Nottm Forest on the premier league meetings with 2-0 at the villa park in Saturday’s meeting.
As Aston villa stands in the 6th position of the points table, Nottm forest is standing in the 18th position of the premier league premises.
Aston villa vs Nottm Forest Highlights
Aston villa has been pushing themselves for the European spots with a 2-0 victory over the relegation zoned Nottm Forest, who came into the bottom three.
The hosts took only three minutes of the second to take the lead, before Traore side footing into the corner after pouncing on Jonjo Shelvey lost his pass inside his own area.
The game was eventually made safe deep into stoppage time when Ollie Watkins contined his red-hot streak in front of goal, grabbing his ninth goal in 11 matches to seal all three points.
Victory sees Unai Emery‘s side, who are on a run of four straight league wins, move up to sixth as their dreams of securing European football for next season stay firmly on track.
Meanwhile, Forest are now without a win in nine league games as the pressure continues to build on Steve Cooper. He was backed in midweek by owner Evangelos Marinakis but a statement from the club warned “results and performances must improve immediately” as the threat of relegation looms large.
Defeat at Villa Park leaves Forest, who face Manchester United and Liverpool in their next league matches, in the relegation zone on goal difference with eight games left to play.
It’s the first time they have dropped into the bottom three since January and boss Cooper insists Forest cannto feel sorry for themselves as they look to stay in the Premier League.
Unai Emery On postmatch interview
“Very happy, above all for our fans because we’re winning at home. Clean sheet. We scored two goals in four matches now. We’re going up in the table but we have to take balance as well with the difficult matches we have in front.
“[This] match was the same, we were thinking. It was difficult. We share our moments with our supporters and are taking more information to continue in our way.
“Another target we have is to go to Europe. Other teams are playing well. But [sixth place] is not real, Brighton have two matches less than us, Liverpool as well and we have to wait. We have to be realistic and ambitious as well. Our next match is to win.”
Steve Cooper On postmatch interview
“The first goal is more than costly. Villa had the ball and territory but really Keylor [Navas] hasn’t had to make a save in the whole game. The second goal is what it is because we’re down to 10 men with injuries today. Although we had to control the game without the ball we were comfortable. Villa didn’t look a threat at all, but they’re a good team. We’ve given the goal away and the game has changed.
“We recovered well, had quite a few attacks and a lot of set-pieces and corners. We tried to make changes to keep the impetus. After that we had had to go down to 10 men because we picked up an injury. Just another disappointing day.”
On whether he can take positives from today: “We were fine in the game. We’re away from home, our away record speaks for itself and we won’t try and hide from that, I certainly won’t. We were fine. To give that goal away and the way we gave it away, we can only blame ourselves. Even though we did respond well, [having] 10 men completely stifled our rhythm and it felt like a day where a lot of things didn’t go our way.”