Aston Villa manager Alex McLeish admitted there was a huge feeling of relief after his side saluted at home on the weekend.

Villa scored an injury-time winner through Andreas Weimann to defeat Fulham 1-0 at Villa Park on Saturday for their first win in eight matches at the venue with McLeish relieved to finally come through with maximum points.

"The relief was palpable," he told the club's official website. "That is what it is like in the dug-out, sometimes relief, and you are only really relaxing and not feeling any pressure when you are three or four up.

"But it was right to the wire, we kept going, we persevered, good traits there for improving things, and Andreas came good."

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