Reading 1 Aston Villa 2 - Report, stats and pictures as Jordan Ayew ends away day woes
Steve Bruce needed just one away game to end Aston Villa’s 14-month wait for a victory on the road.
And it was the new manager’s inspired late substitution that made all the difference as Jordan Ayew won and converted a 90th-minute penalty that ended 436 days of hurt.
Jonathan Kodjia had fired Villa ahead in the first half but Yann Kermorgant headed in the rebound after Pierluigi Gollini has saved Garath McCleary’s spot-kick to level for Reading after the break.
Villa wasted chances through Leandro Bacuna and Kodjia and it looked as though they would have to settle for a draw.
But when Liam... read more
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