Ian Taylor and Stan Collymore send messages on Twitter after Aston Villa's win over Reading

Stan Collymore before the match

Aston Villa defeated Reading 2-1 on Tuesday evening.

Aston Villa's Jordan Amavi celebrates after the match with manager Steve BruceAston Villa's Jordan Amavi celebrates after the match with manager Steve Bruce

Former Aston Villa duo Stan Collymore and Ian Taylor have taken to Twitter in order to react to the club's 2-1 win over Reading on Tuesday night.

After a 1-1 draw with Wolverhampton Wanderers, new Villa boss Steve Bruce took his side down to the Madejski Stadium on Tuesday to take on Jaap Stam's Reading side – and it proved to be a huge night for Villa.

Aston Villa's Jordan Ayew celebrates scoring their second goalAston Villa's Jordan Ayew celebrates scoring their second goal

Jonathan Kodjia put Villa in front with a deflected strike, before Yann Kermorgant turned the ball home from Danny Williams' saved penalty, with Villa goalkeeper Pierluigi Gollini left disappointed.

It looked like Villa were going to be left disappointed, but they managed to claim all three points as Jordan Ayew was fouled inside the area in stoppage time, and the Ghanaian stepped up confidently to stroke the ball home and send the Villa fans into delirium.

Aston Villa's Jonathan Kodjia celebrates scoring their first goalAston Villa's Jonathan Kodjia celebrates scoring their first goal

The reason this win was so important is that Villa hadn't won an away game for a staggering 437 days before beating the Royals, and had failed to win on the road 27 times too.

Not only is the drought now over, but fans will now feel confident that brighter times are ahead under new manager Bruce – and two of the club's former players celebrated on Twitter.

Stan Collymore before the matchStan Collymore

Ian Taylor and Stan Collymore both grew up supporting Villa before eventually signing for the club during their respective playing careers, and were clearly delighted after Tuesday's win.

Taylor was ecstatic that Villa claimed such a late win, whilst Collymore poked fun at himself having made a joke about Villa drawing the game just moments before Ayew clinched all three points.

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