Paul McGrath reacts to Aston Villa win against Derby County

Dublin , Ireland - 9 October 2018; Republic of Ireland players, from left, Ciaran Clark, Scott Hogan, Callum Robinson, Jeff Hendrick, Aiden O'Brien and Conor Hourihane during a Republic of...

Aston Villa have won against Derby County in the Championship.

Conor Hourihane of Aston Villa during the Sky Bet Championship between Aston Villa and Bolton Wanderers at Villa Park on November 2, 2018 in Birmingham, England.

Lee Hendrie has sent a message to Aston Villa midfielder Conor Hourihane on Twitter following his heroics against Derby County.

Hourihane scored a superb free kick for Villa in their 3-0 win against Derby away from home at the Pride Park Stadium in the Championship this afternoon.

The 27-year-old midfielder found the target in the 84th minute of the encounter and was the Villans’ third goal.


John McGinn has put Dean Smith’s side in the lead in the 74th minute, and Chelsea-owned striker Tammy Abraham made it 2-0 to the visiting team on 78 minutes.

Former Villa midfielder Hendrie was following the match, and he was impressed with the free kick from the former Sunderland midfielder - who joined Villa from Barnsley in January 2017 for a transfer fee reported by The Irish Examiner to be worth £3 million.

Paul McGrath was also following the match, and the former Villa central defender was delighted to see Smith’s team pick up all three points from the encounter against Derby.

Conor Hourihane of Ireland during the UEFA Nations League B match between Republic of Ireland and Wales at Aviva Stadium in Dublin, Ireland on October 16, 2018

Dean Smith, Manager of Brentford looks on during a Brentford training session at Brentford Training Ground on January 23, 2017 in Brentford, England. Brentford are due to play Chelsea in...

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