Aston Villa manager Alex McLeish praised goal hero Andreas Weimann after he silenced the boo-boys with a last-gasp winner in a 1-0 victory over Fulham at Craven Cottage.

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."

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