Unai Emery has praised his players and the fans following Aston Villa’s late comeback win over Crystal Palace.

Villa came back from behind thanks to 98th and 101st minute winners, securing a tenth consecutive win at Villa Park.

Odsonne Edouard put the away side in front, just minutes after half time.

Despite having 67% possession and ten more shots than their opposition, it took the Villains until the 87th minute to equalise.

A Jhon Duran rocket took everyone by surprise. Chest control and volley zooming past Sam Johnstone.

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Controversially, a Douglas Luiz penalty completed the comeback despite Palace fans not agreeing with the decision.

Leon Bailey, off the bench, finalised the result with his fourth goal of the season.

A great win and coming back from behind to win is the sign of a great team.

What has Unai Emery said?

Villa have now won ten out of ten at home, with fortress Villa Park in full swing.

Against the eagles, it was the first time the Villains had been losing on this run.

On that point, Emery said: “Today we started losing, we didn’t start losing the other matches, and our reaction was fantastic.

“Not tactically because after their goal we were losing our structure, but we played with our heart and our mind.”

The Spaniard was keen to thank the fans for their support: “We needed the supporters and I think the atmosphere was fantastic to get this reaction.”

Emery was pleased with the first half performance: “we played very well and controlled the game like we have been doing at home. We created chances; we didn’t score.”

Despite a difficult second half, the boss was pleased: “The second half was completely different because they scored and it changed everything. I’m very happy today.”

To win from behind is something that Villa don’t typically do and to show that characteristic is very encouraging.

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