Aston Villa 3 – 1 Blackburn Rovers – Match Review

Aston Villa’s strikers proved the difference at Villa Park on Saturday, with goals from Gabriel Agbonlahor, Emile Heskey and Darren Bent sealing a 3-1 win for Villa against a disappointing Blackburn Rovers.

Agbonlahor opened the scoring with a beautiful curling effort that deservedly nestled into the top corner. The lively attacker then played a part in Villa’s second, setting up the normally goal-shy Emile Heskey who beat Paul Robinson will a low strike.

But instead of Villa looking to finish off the game, it was Blackburn who started to make their mark on the match. They got a goal back early in the second period when Morten Gamst Pedersen found the net with a header to give Blackburn a chance. But Darren Bent ended Blackburn’s hopes with a typical poacher’s goal to seal the points in a convincing win for Villa.

The result leaves the two managers in very different positions. Alex McLeish made a good first impression during his first home game in charge. But the under-pressure Steve Kean watched his side fall to their second league defeat of the season, with Blackburn now bottom of the Premier League.

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