Date: 23rd September 2015 at 8:39am
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After his side overcame arguably the better half of Birmingham on Tuesday night, Aston Villa manager Tim Sherwood told the media that his side ‘murdered` Gary Rowett`s Birmingham City.

I for one think that this is such a silly thing to say! I don`t know which game the former Tottenham Hotspur manager was watching but his side far from ‘murdered` Blues.

For the best part of the game, all be it in the first half, Rowett`s men were by far the higher performers and if we had taken our chances when we had them, and even taken a chance on a few more opportunities on goal, we may have been looking at a different result.

I am not taking the result away from Villa because on the night, they took their chances and we didn`t. In football, you just can`t squander chances like we did, especially the Maghoma one in the second half.

If rumours are true, Maghoma felt the force of the miss more than anybody else, with the former Sheffield Wednesday player reportedly getting rather emotional after the game.

However, missed chances happen in football but I still don`t think that that gives Sherwood the right to say such things.

Villa, who hadn`t won in four games, recorded a 1-0 win over Blues thanks to a second half header from Rudy Gestede. After the game, Sherwood said that it was his plan all along to impact the game in the second half.

Looking at it, if his game plan is to have his team booed off at half time due to their shocking first half performance then they are most certainly going to be joining us in the Championship next season, unless we pass them on the way up.

Villa Park was nearly 8,000 away from capacity last night but the fans that were in there last night surely can`t be proud of what they saw in the game.

Many fans that I spoke to before and after the game said that Blues were favourites heading into the fixture due to their fine form and many thought they should have been rewarded for their efforts in the first half.

However, yes Blues were unlucky not to get something out of the game but the changes that were made at half time made all the difference. One meaningful cross into the box and Villa got their unjust reward.

Despite losing the big game, it`s now onwards and upwards to Rotherham on Saturday were Rowett will be hoping his men can get back to winning ways immediately.

Blues fans, were you at the game last night? What did you make of the performance? In addition, what do you make of Sherwood`s comments? Let us know in the comment section down below!

 
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