It's green, it was Fabulous Delph and you can't be unhappy with three points

You can't be unhappy with the three points last night. And I'm on record more than once saying I'd happily play like Arsenal did under George Graham and pick up the points and move up the table, so I can't change my mind either.

Football is all about winning matches and putting green on the Aston Villa clock.


And last night we made it green. And despite the fact that I'm feeling happy now and that going into December we are three points behind Manchester United, somebody somewhere needs to be reminded that this isn't Manchester United with Sir Alex Ferguson. This is Manchester United with David Moyes and even silly old me predicted at the start of the season that they wouldn't finish in the top four.

I'm happy, but three shots on target last night. How lucky were we that they all went in? And 23% possession? Can anyone really be happy with that statistic?

But they were the tactics and when the Southampton fans start booing after seeing another ball hit in hope, you have to accept that this is what you're going to get with this manager.

And don't forget that Southampton came into this game on the back of two defeats. I'm just saying that it might not just have been because we sat back and hit long and got lucky with our shots on target.

But it was a big win and one full of memorable moments. The first goal was set up by Delph, just outside our box when he passed to Gabby on the counter. Gabby ran over half the pitch, took it past one Southampton defender before slotting home.

Southampton then equalised. But then, El Ahmadi picks up the ball on the right to cross for Kozak, who heads in. Kozak doesn't touch the ball again as he's immediately substituted for Benteke.

Then Southampton score again and all is even with twenty minutes to go. That is until Delph picks up the ball and runs at the Southampton goal. Waving off orders from the manager to clear it, he keeps running and then he spots his opportunity and from 25 yards out he shoots, making perfect contact, into the to left corner.

That was also his first Premier League goal and what a way to start. Shine on Fabulous Delph.

With ten minutes to go, we held on. You could, if you wanted to, take a positive form that too.