By Tom Farmery For The Daily Mail
Published: 22:41 GMT, 2 February 2020 | Updated: 22:46 GMT, 2 February 2020
It seems almost unfair and insulting to conclude that Bournemouth's best two qualities on Saturday were their togetherness and strength of character.
At full time, after a vindication and demonstration of manager Eddie Howe's skill-set honed in the lower leagues, Bournemouth's players were called into a huddle by assistant coach Steve Fletcher.
Fletcher was the striker who 11 years ago in April scored the winner in a 2-1 victory over Grimsby to keep Bournemouth in the Football League.
Bournemouth's togetherness and strength of character were important against Aston Villa
How fitting, then, that it should be the 47-year-old to deliver what captain Simon Francis said was a rousing speech in the minutes that followed what could also prove to be a season-defining victory.
'I think it was Fletcher's idea to say a few powerful words within the huddle and we've been doing a lot of that together recently,' said Francis.
'Sometimes we have huddles in training the day before a game, just to spread a few big and important words and messages to know how important these next few games are.'
Contrast this to the way Jack Grealish reacted when trudging back to the tunnel. He received a few boos from home supporters for his part in Jefferson Lerma's two