BBC Sport - Aston Villa feel cloud has been lifted - Tim Sherwood

Cloud has been lifted - Sherwood

Aston Villa boss Tim Sherwood says people at the club feel like "the cloud has been lifted" after back-to-back victories over local rivals West Brom.

A injury-time Christian Benteke penalty gave Villa a 2-1 home win over the Baggies in the Premier League, before they booked an FA Cup semi-final spot at Wembley with a 2-0 win over the same opponents at Villa Park on Saturday.

Sherwood says while the threat of relegation may have lifted it is still looming, and Villa must see their upcoming Premier League visit to struggling Sunderland is an opportunity "to claw" their opponents into trouble.

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