Steve Bruce Relieved to Get Comeback Win against Blackburn
Ever since Steve Bruce took over as the new Aston Villa manager from Roberto di Matteo, the club’s fortunes have been on the up.
The club are undefeated in the last five matches and it has seen them rise up to 14th in the Championship. Manager Steve Bruce saw his team get a 2-1 win over Blackburn Rovers during the weekend. Incredibly, this was the third victory in four games for the club. They only dropped points against Birmingham City – in the Midlands derby – during this period. Bruce was especially relieved after the Blackburn game, as he felt that it was a big test for his team.
Sam Gallagher gave Blackburn a lead in the second half and it looked like the home team were heading for their first defeat in the last four games. Bruce, though, managed to take things on his hands and quickly revive the team. Villa were level after just four minutes through a penalty fromKodjia. From here on, the home team were the dominant force in the game and were ahead in front whenKodjia scored his second goal of the evening.
The victory gives Aston Villa the ability to think about a play-off place since it is still early days in the season.
“It was a big test after going behind but thankfully we responded in the right manner.Towards the last half an hour we started to look like a team.It was 18 months since we'd won away from home, 18 months since we'd won back-to-back games and now 18 months since we came from behind to win a game.That shows you what a difficult place the club has been in during the last 18 months. That’s the difficulty this club faces,” said Bruce about the unwanted record of Villa not coming back to win a game since 2014.