Aston Villa have recorded their first away victory in 438 days via a late penalty from Jordan Ayew to record a 2-1 win over Reading at the Madjeski Stadium.
Jonathan Kodija gave the Villian’s the lead with a deflected strike from a Albert Adamoah cross.
However Reading pulled level after Yann Kermorgant headed Reading’s equaliser from the rebound after Danny Williams had a penalty saved.
Reading had a mammoth 73% possession in the first half but didn’t have anything to show for it and went in to half time down 1-0.
Ultimately it was Ayew who was the savior for Aston Villa converting a penalty from the spot in stoppage time after he was fouled by Reading defender Liam Moore.
Ayew duly obliged with the goal that sent the travelling 4000 Aston Villa fans into raptures.
It was Steve Bruce’s first win as Villa boss and just their second win of the season.
The win pushed the Villians up to 17th on the table on 14 points.
Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce was delighted with the travelling away support and believes the win has restored some belief back into his squad.
“I have to pay special mention to the supporters in the last 10 minutes. I think they breathed life into the lads.
“They’ve had a tough time and we’ve got to try and restore a bit of belief and that’s all we’ve done.
The win was also Aston Villa’s first in 11 matches.