Leandro Bacuna delighted to reward Aston Villa fans with a first away win in 14 months

Leandro Bacuna of Aston Villa (L) and Johnny Russell of Derby County in action

Villa finally ended their away hoodoo in dramatic fashion on Tuesday night.

Leandro Bacuna of Aston Villa (L) and Johnny Russell of Derby County in action

Aston Villa star Leandro Bacuna has admitted he is delighted to have rewarded the unwavering support of the club's fans with a first away win since August 2015, speaking to the club's website.

Villa had not tasted victory on the road since the opening day of last season until Jordan Ayew's last-minute penalty won the game against Reading at the Madejski Stadium on Tuesday night.

It has been an arduous wait for Villa fans, but on the 438th day of asking they finally cracked it despite having been pegged back by the Royals earlier in the game.

The cathartic manner of the win - only Villa's second in all competitions since February - was just reward for the unwavering loyalty and support shown by the club's fanbase throughout arguably the most miserable 12 months in the club's history.

Aston Villa's Jordan Ayew celebrates scoring their second goal

Despite the torrid run, over 4000 Villa supporters made the journey down to Berkshire on Tuesday night, and Bacuna has admitted that he and his teammates were delighted to finally give them a moment to savour.

The 25-year-old told the club's website: "It’s been a long wait for the supporters to see us pick up another win away from home. The fans supported us – and they have kept supporting us in really difficult times. We’re very pleased we got a win for them – and for the club too. Now we’re looking to crack on from this win and pick up more victories.

"This result gives us the chance to build on something – build on a win. We can take confidence from this game as we head home to Villa Park for the next match.

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

"The fans will be delighted with this win at Reading and now they will go back home to Villa Park and support us again in this next match. If we can get a win out of that too, it’ll be great for us, for the fans and for the standings in the table."

The win lifts Villa up to 17th in the table and remarkably leaves them just six points off a play-off place ahead of Wednesday night's action.

Bacuna and his teammates are back in action this weekend when they host Fulham.

Aston Villa'sJordan Ayew scores their second goal with a penalty

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