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Aston Villa Close in on European Qualification After 2-0 Win Over Nottingham Forest

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Aston Villa held a winning match at home against Nottingham Forest. This win has put them only six points away from qualifying for the Europa League—a tournament for European soccer teams. In the first half of the match, Aston Villa did not have an easy time since Nottingham Forest matched their efforts.

In the beginning, Villa – a team – almost scored when Ollie Watkins had a shot close to Keylor Navas. But then nothing happened.

However in the second half, Villa finally got their goal! Bertrand Traore managed to make it past Navas after Jonjo Shelvey kicked the ball straight to him.

At the end of the game, Watkins scored the winning goal by playing a pass back and forth with Jacob Ramsey. This win puts Aston Villa at six points away from fifth place in their league with eight games remaining. Nottingham Forest is now 18th placed in the same league, meaning that they are closer to being kicked out than to getting promoted.

What did you think about Aston Villa’s performance? Did you like or dislike Nottingham Forest’s display? Let us know!

Ollie’s Fantastic Streak

Since Emery came to help out in October, he’s made a huge change to Villa’s performance. Before that, they didn’t win much and were doing poorly. In the first half of their game, not a lot happened but Alex Moreno ran down the side a few times which was one of few good things that occurred.

The team felt much better after Traore scored, and their game got much better. Emi Buendia almost put the hosts ahead again, but he narrowly shot wide of the near post. Watkins scored his ninth goal in eleven games, making it a fantastic run for him. Manager Emery said that Watkins’ commitment to the team was very important.

We are very excited when Ollie scores because it helps us with his awesome quality. Everyone also is supporting him by trying to assist him like Jacob Ramsey did today. It’s really great that he is getting goals and will improve Aston Villa’s points in the league standings during the remainder of the season.

Forest Fans Stand Strong Despite Poor Performance

Forest has been in a tough streak, not winning any of the nine Premier League games they’ve played. Even though their defense was impressive in the first half against high-flying Villa, it wasn’t enough to end with a win.

There were some positive moves, like Brennan Johnson’s cool footwork on the right and Shelvey’s good passes throughout.

Forest, managed by Cooper, performed poorly and only got two shots on goal during the game at Villa Park. The owner of Forest, Evangelos Marinakis, backed Cooper but wants the team to start performing better soon. Even though the team is not doing well, the fans still cheered for Cooper as he was brought out for the game.

“That’s the part that makes me and us feel sad, because we are trying our hardest to make the supporters and club happy,” he said to Sport News Center after the game.

“This makes it a lot worse when things go wrong, like when we make mistakes or when goals are scored against us.

“I want to remind everyone that no one else is at fault here – it’s all on us for what happened.”

– Martínez (1E)

– Young (18)

– Konsa Booked at 85 minutes (4)

– Mings (5)

– Moreno Lopera Booked at 35 mins (15)

– Ramsey (41J)

– McGinn (7)

– Douglas Luiz (6)

– Buendía substituted for Dendoncker at 75 minutes (10).

– Bailey substituted for Traoré at 28 minutes (31).

– Watkins booked/warning, at 90mins(11).

18 Players, 4 Substitutions, and 4 Yellow Cards

– Santos Silva

– Traoré

– Chambers

– Durán

– Olsen

– Digne

– Dendoncker

– Sinisalo

– Revan

– Navas

– Worrall (replaced Awoniyi after 65 minutes and got a yellow card at 85 minutes)

– Felipe

– Niakhaté (replaced at 86 minutes)

– N Williams

– Shelvey (got a yellow card at 36 minutes, replaced Mangala after 65 minutes, and got another yellow card at 90 minutes)

– Kouyaté(replaced Freuler at 32 minutes)

– Toffolo (got a yellow card at 90minutes)

– Gibbs White

At 78 minutes, 28dos Santos de Oliveira came in and replaced A Ayew, while 20 Johnson stayed on.

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