Garde: Villa need momentum

Aston Villa manager Remi Garde is looking to gather some momentum after their 2-0 win over Wycombe Wanderers in the FA Cup at Villa Park on Tuesday.

The Villans had to wait until the 75th minute to open the scoring against their League Two opposition, with Ciaran Clark putting them ahead before Idrissa Gueye finished it off in the 90th minute.

"I am very happy with the result because everyone knows that this type of game is sometimes a trap," Garde said. "Today we have made the victory.

"I was disappointed for the first hour of play. Then we started to play more collectively and quickly – and more simple as well. For the players, it's important for them to have scored two goals today.

"The last four games unbeaten is a very good run, especially in our position. We have done nothing. We have won nothing. But the situation we were in for the past few weeks, I prefer this one now."

Those unbeaten matches include the 1-1 draw in the first leg against Wycombe, the 1-0 win over Crystal Palace and 1-1 draw with Leicester City in the league, and this latest victory.

However, they remain 10 points deep in the Premier League relegation zone ahead of Saturday's clash against West Brom, before taking on Manchester City in the next round of the FA Cup.

"It's good – but we need more," Garde added. "Let's say these last four games have been very important for confidence. We now have to do better than we did tonight to keep that momentum, for sure.

"[The match against City is] a big perspective for us. It's a big game to play. It will be tough for sure because City have good players everywhere on the field. It will be a good opportunity to play in the FA Cup again, which is very important."

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