Absolutely shattered today, got back from the game at 2am. What an epic night to be a Villa fan.
Poor for the majority of the game, we dictated play for large periods but couldn't break them down. How we didn't score in extra time I will never know. We need to be better in the final, but I am sure we will be. It's easy to forget that it was a semi final 2nd leg, away to a local rival in a fairly hostile atmosphere, we have seen how nervy derby games can be during the season let alone in a game with these stakes.
Abraham and Green didn't do enough for me last night. Green was wasteful in possession and sloppy with his crosses, we looked much more solid when Adomah came on. Nothing stuck up front with Abraham, but his work ethic and high pressing is always a danger.
Hourihane was fantastic, worked his balls off in the middle of the park with McGinn and Grealish on each side being shut out of the game once again. Mings was back to his best, I watched him for 5 minutes in the second half and he constantly bosses the back line pulling them up and down the pitch like a Sergeant Major. And Jed Steer, what a man, he's been brilliant since coming back and I'm so pleased for him after last night; everything he did in that shootout, from the mind games with the players, getting the crowd worked up and pulling off two magnificent saves, has seen us through to Wembley.
One for game and we are home. Up the Villa!