Kodjia’s penalty gives Villa another victory Boro show real fight in earning point at home
ASTON Villa may have lift-off and are closing in on the league leaders, but their 1-0 Sky Bet Championship win over bottom of the table Bolton was far from convincing.
The home side struggled for a long time to assert their authority and only took a 38th-minute lead through a Jonathan Kodjia penalty, after Kodjia was brought down by Mark Reevers on the by-line. They finished the contest MIDDLESBROUGH had to battle back from behind twice to earn a 2-2 home draw against Brentford.
The Bees took the lead through Yoann Barbet and Martin Braithwaite equalised. Brentford went back in front through Ollie Watkins. But Fabio da Silva responded for Boro.