Villa got another win under their belt thanks to a 2-1 victory over Nottingham Forest at Villa Park on Saturday evening.

The game got off to a slow start as both sides sized each other up. The deadlock was broken in the 15th minute when Kodjia played a brilliant through ball to Adomah, who rounded the keeper and slotted into an empty net.

Forest barely threatened Villa’s goal, and Adomah had the chance to double his tally in the 35th minute, but his shot was well saved by the keeper. Nothing much of note happened in the remaining ten minutes of the half and Villa went into the break one goal to the good.

Villa started the second half very sluggishly and they were punished when Murphy held off Terry far too easily and slotted into the bottom corner in the 52nd minute. Nottingham were level for 8 minutes before Kodjia won a free-kick about 20 yards from goal. Hourihane stepped up to take it and powered it home into the bottom corner.

Nottingham tried frantically to get an equalizer, but Villa defended stoically and saw the game out to claim a vital three points.

Below are our Villa player ratings for tonight’s match:

 

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