A tense Premier League relegation battle is well underway between Sunderland, Aston Villa, Hull, QPR, Burnley, and Leicester. That is what made this Tuesday night (7 April) clash involving Aston Villa and QPR so enticing.
After seeing QPR destroy West Brom 4-1 away, Aston Villa were always going to enter this game with concern for their opponent’s attacking qualities. And they were right to, as QPR scored three times to take a 3-2 lead in the 78th minute.
With the end of the game in sight, Aston Villa manager Tim Sherwood did not have to worry for long. Christian Benteke completed a hat trick to rescue a point in what finished as a 3-3 draw.
After the UK football results last night, Aston Villa have risen to 16th place on 29 points. QPR remain in the relegation zone in 18th place with 26 points.