Date: 26th December 2016 at 7:04pm
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By Amir Mir

Paul McGrath expressed his delight on Twitter as Aston Villa beat Burton Albion 2-1 on Boxing Day.

Steve Bruce’s side clinched all three points on home soil in front of a sell-out crowd at Villa Park.

Leandro Bacuna opened the scoring in the first half for Villa, before the hosts levelled going into the break.

Despite the constant pressure from the away team, striker Ross McCormack ended his four-month goal drought to score the winner 12 minutes from time.

This delighted club legend McGrath as he posted this message on his personal Twitter account after the win.

Villa are now three points off the final play-off spot which is currently being held by Sheffield Wednesday who take on leaders Newcastle on Monday evening.

Nonetheless, the win at Villa Park means, the Midlands giants have picked up five wins on the bounce on home soil.

They will take on fellow promotion chasers Leeds on Thursday evening, with Garry Monk’s side registering a 4-1 win at Preston on Boxing Day.

Bruce’s side have kept out the likes of Huddersfield, Newcastle and Wolves at home this season as they aim to do the same against Leeds.

The Yorkshire club won the reverse fixture 2-0 when Kemar Roofe and Chris Wood found the back of the net at Elland Road.

In other Aston Villa news, supporters react on Twitter as McCormack ends goal drought v Burton.