The Reds began our sequence of consecutive top-flight victories 10 days ago, away at Wolves, when Kobbie Mainoo scored a magnificent stoppage-time winner – and it was another Academy graduate in Scott McTominay who won us the game late on at Villa Park.
Rasmus Hojlund had volleyed in coolly for the opener after just 17 minutes, before Villa scored a 67th-minute equaliser from Douglas Luiz, but Erik ten Hag’s men put together a sustained spell of pressure late on which led to McTominay’s much-merited decisive goal.
Our victory at Villa Park now means just five points separate us from fifth-placed Villa in the Premier League standings, in our pursuit of Champions League qualification for the 2024/25 campaign, and a number of our Reds played a prominent part in this vital win – aside from the two goalscorers.
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