BRENTFORD bad-boy Neal Maupay thought he had caught the boot into Villa with a lethal double – till Jonathan Kodjia powered dwelling a header deep into damage time to rescue some extent.
Nevertheless livid Villa followers branded Maupay a dirty-Bee following a horror stamp on John McGinn which is prone to see the striker to cop a retrospective three-match ban – as soon as FA chiefs research video footage as we speak.
The x-rated problem noticed Brentford’s prime scorer lurch from hero to zero and again once more as he displayed the nice, the dangerous and the ugly sides of his sport.
Having fired Brentford in entrance halfway by the primary half, Maupay misplaced the plot moments after Jonathan Kodjia levelled for Villa simply earlier than the break.
Within the sport’s most controversial flashpoint, McGinn tussled for possession with Lewis Macleod and ended up pinned to the bottom.
Maupay recklessly charged in and appeared to viciously trample on the inclined Scot.
It appeared a shocker which was missed on the time by ref Jon Moss. Nevertheless the FA’s beaks will benefit from video replays and Maupay can count on restrospective motion as soon as they research some damning proof.
Villa’s fury wasn’t helped by the actual fact Maupay was nonetheless on the park to knock dwelling Brentford’s second, which appeared to have settled a bad-tempered affair.
Ollie Watkins fierce shot was parried out by Orjan Nyland and Maupay pounced to return agonisingly near incomes the Bees their first ever win at Villa Park.
Nevertheless Steve Bruce’s males summoned up one final effort 5 minutes into stoppage time as Kodjia rose to majestically head dwelling Ahmed Elmohamady’s cross.
Earlier Kodjia was most likely relieved Moss DID spot his reckless problem on Ezri Konsa, solely exhibiting him a yellow card, or he too might need been susceptible to a knock on his door this morning.
We’re nonetheless solely 4 video games into the Championship marathon however even at this early stage the stakes have been excessive.
Maybe the prospect of being inside a two-goal win of the summit spooked Brentford who made a nervous begin, permitting Villa loads of early possession which actually ought to have cashed in on.
McGinn virtually conjured up the proper begin when he mixed with Albert Adomah however his cute chip from the sting of the field drifted narrowly over.
Brentford goalie Daniel Bentley then unfold panic by his ranks by fumbling Jack Grealish’s booming free kick.
Henrik Dalsgaard was simply as reckless along with his slashed clearance which was heading straight for his personal internet till it struck the again of teammate Oliver Watkins’ head.
It was comedian cuts defending however Villa had nothing to smile about as they continued to create and waste a string of fine probabilities.
By some means the guests survived the onslaught – then in a basic rope-a-dope heist – Brentford ventured as much as the opposite finish of the park and promptly confirmed Villa the way it must be performed!
Sergi Canos galloped into the house past Alan Hutton on Brentford’s proper and his deep cross was nodded down on the again publish by Ollie Watkins.
Neal Maupay was the final man Villa wished the ball to fall to and the Bees’ striker confirmed precisely why as he lashed the ball past Orjan Nyland into the highest nook of the orwegian’s internet.
It was Maupay’s fourth objective of the season and impressively, he has now been concerned in eight of Brentford’s 10 objectives this season.
However Smith should concern his star striker now faces a spell on the sidelines.