Club Focus – Aston Villa – Milner magic keeps top four aspirations alive

After leaving the Britannia Stadium with only one point on Saturday, it seemed as though Villa’s chances of gaining a Champions League spot were very slim. However, three days later and James Milner’s winning goal against Wigan ensured that the Midlands side are still on track for fourth place.

The Villains went in front fortunately on 27 minutes when John Carew’s far-post header was inexplicably volleyed into his own net by Wigan’s James McCarthy. Two minutes later, Gary Caldwell escaped the marking of Richard Dunne to glance Charles N’Zogbia’s free-kick to pull the home side level. The high-tempo of the game followed into the second half with both sides enjoying chances at either end and on 63 minutes, Mohamed Diam

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