BY MARK RITSON
Aston Villa caretaker boss Kevin MacDonald felt his side should have come away with at least a point at Millwall this afternoon.
The Lions roared back from Tammy Abraham’s opening goal to equalise through Shane Ferguson, before Tom Elliot stabbed home from close range in the second half to heap further misery on the visitors, who sacked Steve Bruce on Friday.
Villa were impressive for large spells of the first half, but Neil Harris’ men stuck together and made sure of all three points to lift themselves out of the bottom three in the Championship.
MacDonald was disappointed Lions goalkeeper Ben Amos was not tested as much as he’d have liked either.
“I’m disappointed not to come away with something,” he said.
“First-half we started reasonably well and having scored the goal we thought we were in control.
“But we knew we were always going to be under pressure from set-pieces at Millwall. They got themselves back into the game and scored a good goal to equalise.
“And we never really started so well in the second half.
“I thought in the first-half we moved the ball quickly and gave ourselves some good crossing opportunities but we didn’t actually create enough.
“We didn’t work the goalkeeper enough. In the second half when they got the goal it became a bit end-to-end.
“We didn’t move the ball quickly enough. We got into positions where we could cut through them but just didn’t move the ball quick enough. They got back into shape very well.
“But overall, I’m disappointed not to have taken something from in. That’s what happens in football, though, some you win, some you lose.”