Andre Green rounds off rousing Aston Villa comeback after Billy Sharp hat-trick 

Andre Green rounds off rousing Aston Villa comeback after Billy Sharp hat-trick 

“I thought we started the second half well too but then in the 52nd minute the officials didn’t do their job. Billy Sharp was offside for the initial cross and then the ball was in Kali’s hands and he has gone in with his studs up, too.

“That was a real momentum changer and they are a tough team to play against and when you concede a third you think the game is going to drift away.

“You have to give them [United] credit for the way they defended but when Tyrone scores you could feel it in the stadium. The players had a bit of a sniff and them you get a comeback like that.

“But I can’t say I’ve never known a game like it because there was the Nottingham Forest one!”

Match details

Aston Villa (4-1-4-1) Kalinic; Hutton, Elphick, Mings, Taylor; Jedinak (Whelan 65); El Ghazi, Hourihane, McGinn, Kodjia (Green 65); Abraham.
Substitutes Steer (g), Bjarnason, Elmohamady, Hause, Adomah. Booked Jedinak, Hutton, Whelan.

Sheffield United (3-4-1-2) Henderson; Basham, Egan, O’Connell; Baldock,  Norwood, Fleck, Stevens; Dowell (Cranie 74); Madine (McGoldrick 68), Sharp (Washington 85).
Substitutes Moore (g), Stearman, Duffy, Johnson. Booked Basham, Egan, Baldock.

Referee Tony Harrington (Cleveland).

Attendance 34,892.

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