Aston Villa took a huge step towards cementing a Championship play-off place with a 2-1 win over Rotherham.
Villa trailed in the game and played for the entire second half with ten men following Tyrone Mings’ dismissal.
Will Vaulks opened the scoring for the Millers.
Class shone through though and Jonathan Kodjia and Jack Grealish goals ensured a seventh win in succession for Dean Smith’s team.
None of their rivals for a top-six place will fancy coming up against an in-form Villa side in a two-legged play-off fixture.
One disappointment from the evening was that Mings will now miss the weekend’s massive game with Bristol City.
The on-loan Bournemouth defender has been in great form since arriving in January.
His presence at the heart of the back four has been a vital component of Smith’s team that has looked irresistible of late.
Mings accepted that his red card was justified and took to Twitter after the game to offer his thoughts.
Naturally, the spirit around Villa Park is sound at the moment and the Villa faithful couldn’t be too hard on the 26-year-old
Despite an error of judgement from the defender, the supporters jumped to his defence on Twitter.
You can become Massive, with the Villa Ty,
~stay with Deano & help rebuild our Team back to Glory Days… You probably see it, more than we do as supporters, but this Club is back on the way up ..
SO @OfficialTM_3 👍JOIN US ON THIS EXCITING ADVENTURE, BACK TO PREM & EUROPE👍👍
— JohnoAV~ExM5 (@exm59) April 11, 2019
No worries, bro. Just sign a permanent deal with #AVFC and all is forgiven…
— Crippy Cooke (@CrippyCooke) April 10, 2019
10 year contract. Sign it
— vízzy9 (@vizzy9) April 10, 2019
Ty we love u just sign on the dotted line as soon as plz xx
— Claire AVFC robbins (@clairer322) April 10, 2019
You’re home now ❤️
— Villan (@mrmrbear9) April 10, 2019
Sign in the summer 🤞 – you’ll be a villa legend and fans favourite!!
— Joe (@95JSM) April 10, 2019
Just sign on the dotted line at the end of the season and you will then enter Villa folklore! It's a good club to be in.
— @rebeccamcgrath (@rebeccamcgrath) April 10, 2019
Unlucky Tyrone it happens to everyone hell of a game Saturday against Bristol gonna be tough without you Tyrone at the back UTV
— Harrison Burton (@HarrisonBurto11) April 11, 2019
Promotion, plus signing = redemption. Head up, different gravy since you joined.
— Darren L Nippers (@Dln230470L) April 11, 2019
I thought the ref was harsh sending you off myself for that but don't worry about it big man dust yourself off and move on life is all about living and learning and your the Beast 💪👊 and I hope you stay !😉up the Villa ✌️
— DaveyBoy (@Daveybo98197929) April 11, 2019
Head up lad. Its done now. Play offs here we come. UTV
— Ricky Martin (@RickyMa37442038) April 11, 2019