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Aston Villa chief delivers Twitter verdict on victory over Derby

By Matt Farr

Aston Villa chief executive Keith Wyness has shared his delight on Twitter at the club’s victory over Derby on Saturday.

Defender James Chester scored the game’s only goal, helping Aston Villa end a miserable 10-game winless run in the Championship and secure their very first victory of 2017.

Wyness admitted on his personal Twitter account following the game that while the victory was not pretty, it was an important win for the club.

Aston Villa began the game in a precarious position in the Championship, just six points clear of the relegation zone.

Despite a strong start to life under Steve Bruce, the end of the calendar year triggered a drastic freefall down the table, which saw Villa’s priorities change from promotion push to a shock potential bid for survival.

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They had scored just four league goals in the new year heading into Saturday’s game, but they will take valuable confidence from the victory into the remaining 13 games of the season.

The battle is far from over yet as the win didn’t push them up the league and they’re still in 17th place in the Championship.

But the victory may perhaps, however, be overshadowed by the remarkable sending-off of Aston Villa’s Leandro Bacuna.

The 25-year-old was left furious with the match officials and chose to unleash his anger by headbutting the linesman.

In other Aston Villa news, here is how Villa youngster Andre Green reacted to the victory.

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