Aston Villa’s winning run: Dean Smith’s men have won 10 consecutive league games… but where does it rank in second tier history?


Aston Villa’s winning run: Dean Smith’s men have won 10 consecutive league games… but where does it rank in second tier history?

Aston Villa secured a 10th successive victory for the first time in their history after a 1-0 win over relegation threatened Millwall on Monday.

The stunning run of form has seen Dean Smith’s men go from languishing in mid-table obscurity to sealing a spot in the Championship play-offs.

Dean Smith, middle, has overseen a 10-game winning run by Aston Villa in the Championship

The victory over Neil Harris’ men has seen the Villains surpass the nine-game winning streak they set all the way back in 1910.

Villa are one of 10 sides who have achieved the same feat while playing in the second tier.

Villa fans have saw their side go from languishing in mid table to play-off certainties

With two games remaining of the regular season, Smith side’s will go joint third in that all-time list, alongside London duo Charlton and Fulham, should they beat both Leeds United and Norwich City.

Manchester United and Bristol City hold the longest winning streak in second tier history after both clubs secured 14 consecutive victories way back in 1905.

The longest winning runs in the second tier (Opta)

With both Leeds and Norwich fighting for promotion to the Premier League, it will be a hard task for the Midlands outfit to continue their memorable run.

However, if Jack Grealish and co are on song – then anything is possible.

ASTON VILLA’S 10-GAME WINNING STREAK

Mar 2: Aston Villa 4-0 Derby

Mar 10: Birmingham 0-1 Aston Villa

Mar 13: Nottingham Forest 1-3 Aston Villa

Mar 16: Aston Villa 3-0 Middlesbrough

Mar 30: Aston Villa 2-1 Blackburn

Apr 6: Sheffield Wednesday 1-3 Aston Villa

Apr 10: Rotherham 1-2 Aston Villa

Apr 13: Aston Villa 2-1 Bristol City

Apr 19: Bolton 0-2 Aston Villa

Apr 22: Aston Villa 1-0 Millwall

 


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