This game will be remembered for Brad Guzan’s Sunday League goalkeeping but it could have been so different had the keeper not let his side down. Here are THREE talking points from today’s game:
Brad Guzan’s error was unforgivable. Aston Villa grew into their game with last season’s Champions but they were always facing an uphill battle thanks to the keeper’s mistake. Given Given’s performance in the FA Cup for Villa he should now be given his chance in the league.
Big decision to be made now before Everton game. Drop Guzan for Given? I'd go for Given all day long.
— Alex Norton (@Al_Norton) April 25, 2015
The midfielder followed up his match-winning display against Liverpool with another composed performance today. Grealish linked up Villa’s attack well and poses some awkward questions for previous manager Paul Lambert: with a side so bereft of creativity why did the Scot ignore such a player in his midst?
— DuttyMCFC (@Dutty1968) April 25, 2015
Not even hyperbole but Jack Grealish makes that #avfc side a different beast. Willingness to play & take the ball in tight space incredible
— Cian Carroll (@CianByName) April 25, 2015
Had Christian Benteke not been wrongly judges to be offside at 2-2 this game could have a very different look right now. As it was, City went up the other end and immediately scored via some Fernandinho acrobatics. Tim Sherwood has every reason to feel aggrieved.
City are lucky there, Benteke was on side and should've had a penalty just before.
— Liam (@Liam_Talboys) April 25, 2015
Benteke was on side.. damn it
— Mikael (@Mikael_Thfc) April 25, 2015