Bristol Rovers Vs. Aston Villa, 2012 FA Cup Third Round: Villains Advance Despite Disastrous Stoppage Time Performance

Aston Villa dominated Bristol Rovers for 90 minutes and attempted to throw away their result in stoppage time, but were unsuccessful, as they won 3-1. Alex McLeish made the slightly surprising decision to play close to a first choice XI against a team that his second team should be competitive with, but his team came out of the game with a convincing win and no serious injuries, backing up his decision.

Marc Albrighton put his team up 1-0 in the 35th minute with a good finish from just inside the penalty area, slotting home on a pass from Stiliyan Petrov. Gabriel Agbonlahor came on as a second half substitute and made an impact quickly, doubling his team's lead with a fantastic goal from 20 yards out on the 64th minute. Ciaran Clark put the game away with a goal in the 78th.

Villa fell asleep in stoppage time, gifting Bristol Rovers' Scott McGleish a goal, then giving away a penalty just one minute later. Fortunately for Villa, Brad Guzan saved McGleish's attempt, preventing what could have been an all-time epic meltdown.

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