When Leicester City hammered Newcastle United on Saturday there was a sense amongst Aston Villa supporters that it might not be the best result for Tim Sherwood's side. There was, though, one way to turn it into the best possible outcome from that lunchtime kick-off: beat Everton and overtake both of them. Villa did just that with a 3-2 victory at Villa Park, a victory whose scoreline flattered not the victors but the visitors.
Goals from Christian Benteke and Tom Cleverley edged Villa closer to Premier League safety, and the focus of this week's Aston Villa Review is an assessment of Saturday's win. We discuss Villa's goalkeeping situation and renewed ability to win matches in midfield, and look tentatively ahead to another home game this coming Saturday afternoon. Can Villa take another three points against West Ham United to consolidate their position at the top of the bottom?
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