Aston Villa news: Five most shocking moments in 21st century

By Danny Wright

21st Mar, 2018 | 9:11pm

Dion Dublin misses out on top spot in five most shocking Aston Villa moments in 21st century


Aston Villa are fighting tooth and nail to get themselves back into the Premier League this season and Steve Bruce has managed to get a bit of a feel-good factor back at the club for the first time in a long time.

However Villa have had their difficulties over the years – and some very controversial moments.

The 21st century got off to a decent start for the West Midlands giants as they reached the 2000 FA Cup final, only to lose to a star-studded Chelsea team which boasted future Villains boss Roberto Di Matteo and a young John Terry on the bench.

That defeat set the tone for Aston Villa though as the 18 years that have proceeded have been filled with the thrill of near-misses and ultimately their demise.

Here, Football Insider puts together a list of the five most shocking moments the club has endured in the 21st century.

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