For 24 hours it felt like at least 1982!
Aston Villa's win over Bolton was the ninth consecutive win and together with their draw against Stoke City they were the form side in Europe.
This form of form meant that they were sitting in front of Manchester City and Bayern Munich, both of which lead their respective divisions.
Both City and Munich took the win on Saturday, pushing Villa to third place. But for at least a day Villa was again the toast of Europe.
They meet on Easter Monday at Villa Park on Millwall. They know that a win would make the club a record 10 on the turn.
Dean Smith also knows that if Villa can somehow extend this run to 16 games, they will be thrilled to return to the top tier where they can compete with the best.
Here is a selection of comments from Villa fans in social media that prove to be the best on the continent.
@ Jabari: Absolutely great team.
@ MeJUle2469: Love us, hate us and even sing about us without denying the facts!
@NialBurns: Most in shape team in Europe? You just love to see it
@AVFCPaulW: And with the best average presence.
@kyzaa_: Villas go up Villas go up na na na
AnthonyLewis: Back at our rightful place
StephenMC: The guys fly a team that we have
Donal Stewart: Brilliant run. They certainly deserve to be in the playoffs.
@AVFC_Bloxwich: I can not see a team beating us at all. We are not only in the championship, but also in shape Europe ATM. We will fight our way back to the PL. Wembley Wembley was the famous Aston Villa and we drive to Wembley.
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