Whilst the majority of football fans’ eyes were focused upon the Champions League last night, there was action going on in the Football League, and Aston Villa were finally given something to celebrate.
The club relegated from the Premier League last year currently sit 17th in the standings in the second-tier of English football, with 14 points to their name after 13 matches – they’ve won just twice so far this term.
One of those wins came against Reading last night, though, and as well as providing Villa with three points, the victory also brought an end to a run of 24 league games away from home without a positive scoreline.
That run stretches back to Villa’s Premier League campaign last season and was the Villans’ first win away from home since August 2015.
Whilst it’s unlikely to lead to a revival in the club’s fortunes, it does at least mean they can forget about their woes and look to build upon their performances. Sat six points behind a play-off spot, though, and just three off the relegation zone, there’s still plenty of work to be done.
24 – Aston Villa's 2-1 win at Reading has ended a run of 24 league games (D6 L18) without an away win. Relief.
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) October 18, 2016
Aston Villa's last 28 away games across all competitions:
They win their first away game since August 2015! ???? pic.twitter.com/Bm6WURjx67
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) October 18, 2016