Aston Villa Finally Sharpen up their 2024 Act Against the Blades

Aston Villa Kick-start 2024

After a slow start to the year 2024, Aston Villa finally ignited it with a thumping 5-0 of Sheffield United at Bramall Lane. It was certainly a cracking first half-an-hour, which saw Villa 4-0 up. The likes of Douglas Luiz, Youri Tielemans, and Ollie Watkins demonstrated against the Blades, that Villa still possess class when they play with conviction.

The win obviously came against a poor team adrift at the bottom of the table. If Villa have been playing within themselves in the past few weeks, bigger tests are to come this week with a big double-header at Villa Park, which could significantly shape their season.

Taking care of business against Chelsea in the FA Cup replay to set up a home tie against Championship opposition in the fifth round, then getting three points against Manchester United in the Premier League, would really set Villa up nicely.

First though, on the My Old Man Said podcast, we look back at the Sheffield United triumph.


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