Mile Jedinak shone in Aston Villa win but tactical decision nearly proved costly

Aston Villa's Mile Jedinak

Aston Villa picked up their fifth win in six Championship games as they beat Wigan 2-0 at the weekend.

Aston Villa's Mile JedinakAston Villa's Mile Jedinak

Following Aston Villa's victory over Wigan at the weekend, Mile Jedinak was praised once again after another fine display for the Villans.

The Australian has arguably been the club's player of the season, and endeared himself further to Villa supporters by adapting extremely well to playing alongside James Chester at centre-back against the Latics.

However, perhaps the consensus surrounding his performance would have been slightly less positive had Omar Bogle taken full advantage of a brilliant chance that Jedinak had inadvertently created.

The former Crystal Palace man played a weak back pass towards his own goal, allowing the Wigan striker to get through on Sam Johnstone and take the ball around the Villa stopper.

However, Bogle had seemingly taken the ball too far past and was unable to hook it back into the net, sparing Jedinak's blushes, and leaving the path clear for Chester and Scott Hogan's late goals to hand Steve Bruce's men a 2-0 win.

Aston Villa's Mile Jedinak looks dejected after the game

As has been mentioned, Jedinak was excellent over the course of the afternoon barring that one mistake and showed enough to convince Bruce that if he needs someone to step in at centre-back again, the 32-year-old could perform that role.

Of course, mistakes happen to every player so it would be incredibly harsh to criticise Jedinak - especially given how he has played over the entire season - but it would be interesting to consider what the reaction to his performance would have been like had Bogle taken full advantage of the opportunity.

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