Match-winner Jonathan Kodjia is targeting a winning run following Villa’s single-goal victory over QPR on Sunday.
Kodjia’s 75th-minute strike sealed our second win on the road in the 2016/17 campaign and took his personal tally to eight for the season.
It was an eventful afternoon for Kodjia, who had earlier seen his penalty saved by impressive Rangers stopper and fellow ‘Man of the Match’ contender Alex Smithies.
The Ivory Coast international described the claret and blue camp as “happy” and was pleased to bounce back from Tuesday night’s defeat at Norwich City.
He said: “The game was important for the team because we needed to win.
“I was not happy to miss the penalty. But fortunately I scored later so I was able to help the team and make up for it.
“For a striker it’s important to score regularly. I hadn’t scored for three games but I did at QPR and that obviously made me happy and helped the team.
“I’m happy, the players are happy, the gaffer is happy – it was a good day.
“Against Norwich we had a bad game. The team did not play well, the whole team.
“But this weekend we were better and we won.
“Newcastle and Brighton are doing well and lots of teams at the top end of the table are going on winning runs and hopefully we can do the same.”