Alex McLeish has revealed that Darren Bent finished their game against Wolves on Saturday frustrated.
Aston Villa was able to maintain their unbeaten start to the new campaign, and looked likely to steal all three points during the 0-0 derby. Despite Villa looking threatening, their target man Bent saw chances come very little for him; however he put a late header just over the top of the goal.
Villa boss McLeish was impressed with his opponent Mick McCarthy’s tactics, whilst the draw sent Wolves to the top of the Premier League.
“I felt second half we had full control of the game and we flashed a few balls across the face of goal,” McLeish said.
“I think a few shooting opportunities, even in the first half, we reneged on, and in the second half we miskicked or pulled our shots.
“Gabby (Agbonlahor) had one, Charles N’Zogbia had two or three and we were getting in good positions.
“Maybe we were not getting enough service to the main man again Benty, but he’s a bit frustrated. It only takes one chance, and he so very nearly won it for us.
“Mick made changes and the defensive midfielders he brought on took the sting out of the game and that stopped the momentum. It was a good choice of tactic by Mick.”