sport news CHRIS SUTTON: Aston Villa must take positives from their spirited performance

CHRIS SUTTON: Aston Villa must take positives from their spirited performance in the Carabao Cup final and use them in their fight for survival Struggling Aston Villa must avoid making this campaign a 'nearly season'  The club came close to upsetting Manchester City in the Carabao Cup final  But Villa must replicate their effort from their spirited showing in the top flight Dean Smith's men must view all their final league games as cup finals too

By Chris Sutton for the Daily Mail

Published: 23:20 GMT, 1 March 2020 | Updated: 23:20 GMT, 1 March 2020

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Aston Villa do not want this to end up being a ‘nearly’ season. 

The season they nearly won the Carabao Cup. The season they nearly retained their Premier League status.

Manchester City took the trophy home but were it not for that save by Claudio Bravo at the death, Villa might have gone on to cause an almighty upset.

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