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Sherwood: I wanted 3 points more than the missus winning the EuroMillions

The Aston Villa manager’s wife may not be too pleased to hear where his priorities lie.

Sherwood speaking at the post-match press conference.
Sherwood speaking at the post-match press conference.
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ASTON VILLA MANAGER Tim Sherwood has revealed he was desperate for Aston Villa to pick up their first Premier League victory since his arrival last night.

An injury-time Christian Benteke penalty saw Villa pick up three points in a 2-1 win over midland rivals West Brom and move out of the relegation zone.

You had to go back as far as 7 December to find their last league win, and speaking at his post-match press conference, Sherwood explained just how much it meant to him.

“When I left home this morning, my missus said that she had done the lottery Euros for a £54m jackpot,” he explained. “I said I’ll take three points all day. Seriously, and I mean it — it means more to me.

“I just think how far we’ve come. We’ve improved every game and tonight was the best performance, especially in the first half. We dictated the pace of the game, controlled the football, moved the ball through midfield and created chances.

“We should have been more than 1-0 up but typically of a Tony Pulis side they keep themselves in the game and invariably it’s a set-piece that we got undone by,” he added. “But we stuck at it. I didn’t then want the boys to go back to front like we did against Newcastle.

“I just said to keep patient, keep going through the midfield and the chance will come… but I didn’t expect it to be that late. It’s a magnificent feeling to be on the end of that.”

The linesman did very well to restrain an angry Steve Bruce as Sunderland held Hull

Injury-time penalty hands Sherwood first league win to lift Villa out of drop zone

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