Last season, Aston Villa fell short in their quest to earn promotion back to the Premier League, but in the current campaign, things are looking a lot more positive.
Steve Bruce’s side moved up to second in the Championship on Sunday when they earned a derby-day victory over Birmingham City.
Albert Adomah found the breakthrough for the Villans on the hour mark before Conor Hourihane added to the scoreline with nine minutes of normal time remaining.
The result not only gave Bruce’s side bragging rights, it extended the club’s winning league run to seven matches.
Villa are not in realistic contention to end the season as Championship winners due to Wolverhampton Wanderers having a 12-point lead, but if the campaign ended today, the Midlands outfit would be automatically promoted to the top flight.
As it stands, Villa have a one-point cushion in the top two, which means that they need to maintain focus for the upcoming games – next of which is a trip to Craven Cottage to face Fulham on Saturday.
Villa owner Tony Xia often interacts with the fans on Twitter, and after the weekend result, the Chinese businessman took to the social networking side.
— Dr. Tony Xia (@Dr_TonyXia) February 11, 2018
Supporters responded in their droves.
Rome wasn’t built in a day fair play Tony you’ve back us with money and passion days like today mean the world to us fans thank you 🙏
— GT (@gfunkvilla83) February 11, 2018
— Lance Jenkinson (@westsport) February 11, 2018
15 cup finals to go
— Zaccyyy (@Zaccyyyy) February 11, 2018
Dr Tony you should have been here, this is what our club can be and should be every game.
— Darren Halfpenny (@DazHalfpenny) February 11, 2018
Keep giving the motivational talks Tony, they are wonderful 🦁💪⚽️⚽️
— Michael J Edwards (@MichaelJEdwar14) February 11, 2018
The city is ours 😀😀
— stephen dal (@thedrimp) February 11, 2018
Go again at Fulham and then again and again. Believe
— nick shortt (@nickshortt) February 11, 2018
Wat you reckon doc ….promotion here we come
— john fenton (@jonboy3665) February 11, 2018
Love the attitude of the team on and off the field. Keep up the good work
— team Danby (@teamDanby) February 11, 2018