Villa boss McLeish refuses to snap back at boo-boys after Weimann success

Aston Villa boss Alex McLeish refused to snap back at the boo-boys after his supersub Andreas Weimann silenced them with the winner against Fulham.

Aston Villa boss Alex McLeish refused to snap back at the boo-boys after his supersub Andreas Weimann silenced them with the winner against Fulham.

McLeish was greeted with boos and cries of 'you don't know what you're doing' when he took off Charles N'Zogbia and replaced him with Weimann in the 73rd minute.

But with seconds remaining, Weimann earned Villa their first home win for four months after fellow substitute Gary Gardner's shot had been parried by Mark Schwarzer.

McLeish said: "Listen, the fans were great. They see a forward coming off and Charles has been in good form, no doubt about it, but I did want to get Weimann onto the pitch at some stage.

"I'll take it (the boos) on the chin. You don't want to be hearing it but it is part of the modern game.

"The fans were excellent but I thought we gave the fans something to be excellent about because of the way we played."

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