Is this the biggest run of luck in Premier League history?
Aston Villa’s fortuitous streak continues against Sunderland
While The Spoiler are big Martin O’Neill fans and acknowledge that Aston Villa’s performance has been one of many factors that have made this season so exciting, it would be wrong not to highlight one of the most remarkable runs of luck in recent memory:
Everton 2-3 Aston Villa
Villa were outplayed but snatched victory with a goal scored after the alotted amount of injury time had been played.
Aston Villa 4-2 Bolton
This was one game where O’Neill’s men fully deserved victory after coming from behind.
West Ham 0-1 Aston Villa
Villa’s late winner comes courtesy of the flukiest of own goals by Lucas Neill.
Aston Villa 2-2 Arsenal
Admittedly Villa were the better team overall but needed a penalty and injury-time equaliser to overcome a 2-0 deficit.
Hull 0-1 Aston Villa
Another late own goal handed Villa an away win and further luck came when the referee reversed his decision to wrongly award Hull a last-gasp penalty.
Aston Villa 2-1 West Brom
The Baggies were denied an injury-time penalty by Steve Bennett, who was also in charge of the Hull game.
Sunderland 1-2 Aston Villa
It looked like James Milner handled home Villa’s first while the winner came from a penalty awarded for a foul outside the box.
Chelsea and Manchester United both scored late winners today to prevent Villa from climbing to third and within a point of the champions. Alongside the fact Ashley Young picked up a three match suspension, could it be a sign that the purple patch is coming to a close?
Can you recall any other remarkable runs of good fortune in recent years? Liverpool’s sequence of late wins earlier this season deserves a mention but let us know of any others with a comment below.