John Gregory's shocked reaction on Twitter says it all for Aston Villa

The former Aston Villa boss celebrated the Midlands side's 1-0 win over Crystal Palace.

With the way things have been going for Aston Villa, a 1-0 win over Crystal Palace - thanks to a Joleon Lescott winner - was the last thing many would have predicted.

But that's how football goes sometimes.

Villa beat Alan Pardew's men at Villa Park as the home fans roared in delight and there could finally be some hope for Remi Garde's charges when it comes to battling relegation. Yes, there is still a long way to go and, yes, Palace have been off form themselves.

But Aston Villa have got the monkey off their back. Their first win since the opening day of the Premier League season.

John Gregory's reaction on Twitter said it all. The former Villa boss joked that 'really, it's true,' posting up a picture of a shocked actress as Garde's side took all three points.

This is a huge boost for Aston Villa - but can they take advantage of it?

Villa are now four points off Sunderland (who have a game in hand) and eight points off safety. Yet it's three points closer than they were. A big step in the right direction...

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