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VIDEO: Rotherham steward sits and falls on advertising board as Aston Villa score

A video has emerged on social media appearing to show a steward at Rotherham United try to sit on the advertising board before then falling against it during a match against Aston Villa on Tuesday night.

The amusing moment came as substitute Jonathan Kodjia found an equaliser for the Dean Smith’s side from the penalty spot prior to half time.

Watch the video, which has been viewed over 60,000 times, below…

Minutes later, Aston Villa got themselves ahead through some truly brilliant bit of play, Grealish turned into Messi and we could be anymore in love with the video of the winning goal…

Jack Grealish doing an impression of Lionel Messi last night… ?

Posted by Football League Fan Banter on Thursday, April 11, 2019


Villa’s brilliant recent form has seen him win the EFL Championship Manager of the Month award for March on Friday morning.

Dean Smith said, as quoted by EFL: “I’m delighted to have been named Manager of the Month – it’s a reward for all the staff here at Aston Villa. We’ve had a good month and we now need to make sure we keep it going.”

George Burley, who chairs the Manager of the Month judging panel, added: “Dean is ‘Villa’ through and through and that means the results achieved in February will be even more satisfying.

“Aston Villa won all five of their matches in the month, scoring 13 goals and conceding only two.

“Wins against three Midlands rivals while climbing into the Play-Off places were the icing on the cake.”

Sky Sports’ pundit Don Goodman said: “What a transformation Dean Smith masterminded in his team during the month of March.

“At the end of February, it was almost impossible to imagine Aston Villa putting a run together to realistically challenge for a Play-Off spot let alone be in pole position to secure one, but the tightening up of a porous defence and the return to fitness of Jack Grealish has transformed them into the team that all the others may fear most.’’

Sky Bet EFL trader Ivor Davies also mentioned that they were 50/1 for promotion at the start of the month and are now as short as 9/4 to make a return to the Premier League.

They were sat in 11th just 7 games ago, but since then, they’ve won all of their matches, taking the West Midlands side to 5th and a real contender for the playoffs.

Defeat for the Millers meant they remained in the relegation zone, but just two points from safety, Wigan, Reading and Millwall just outside the drop on the same points.


After watching a video of a steward falling over the advertising board when Aston Villa scored their penalty, there was as much love for him as well as the goal – check out what they had to say on the next page.


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