I said at half time on Twitter that we needed a second half performance that you will be able to tell your grandchildren about and guess what, we got it.
It wasn´t that the first half was bad. Sure, we were two down, but the game was very entertaining and very end to end. Reading actually produced a great counter attacking goal for their second, that even Martin O´Neill would be proud of, but the game was very open and they just took their chances.
But, Martin O´Neill had words at half time and Reading made a classic mistake. The words Martin O´Neill had were very specific and clear for everyone and no surprise to Villa fans.
The words Brian McDermott had were possibly something along the lines of ´soak up the early pressure´ when actually he should have gone for it, much like they did in the first half.
Basically, after starting the second half 2-0 down, we were leading 3-2 after 57 with goals from Webcam and two from John Carew. It was, sorry is, fairytale stuff. Then, John Carew got his third in the second minute of injury time after getting brought down in the box. It really was fairytale stuff.
I´m voting for Webcam as my man of the match. He has stopped falling over and is not staying down with fake injuries so much anymore and today looked a lot more like the player we bought instead of the player we have pampered with lots of money.
More like this from Webcam and he will find his stride again and as a club we will get better. More please Webcam; we both know you can.
But, you can vote to the right and I really wouldn´t be surprised to see John Carew win, but for me, it is Webcam, only because I thought he was fantastic, despite Carew scoring three and you know I am a fan of the Webcam.
Draw for the next round after Chelsea and I will update the site, but we are off to Wemberlee again and I would love to get Pompey.
Before I go, the March hoodoo is broken. Up the Villa.