Mile Jedinak praised for 'immense' performance for Aston Villa

Monday, 12 Feb, 2018

They remain 12 points behind runaway leaders Wolves but having chased down and overtaken Derby County in recent weeks, Adomah believes Nuno Espirito Santo's men should be their next target.

Aston Villa and Ireland midfielder Conor Hourihane sealed the Second City derby in style on Sunday with a sensational strike.

The 57-year-old Villa manager had until Saturday been on compassionate leave following the death of his father last Tuesday, the pain of that experience compounded by fears for his mother, who has herself been battling serious illness.

It was in midfield that the home side's superiority was most marked, with Albert Adomah and Robert Snodgrass providing width, assisted by willingly overlapping full-backs, and Jack Grealish outstanding inside them.

The Ghanaian shot his side into the lead in the 15 minutes after the break.

It was Adomah who made Villa's dominance count on the hour mark, rifling home off the woodwork after a fine pass from the excellent Grealish sent him into the penalty area. It rebounded straight back to the on-loan Southampton striker but this time, unprepared, he poked over. "It was a great second goal from Conor too".

Unsurprisingly, the Villa fans, buoyant after seeing their side secure an impressive victory, took to Twitter to react joyously and make the most of seeing off their local rivals.