Aston Villa picked up a narrow 1-0 win over Arsenal in the Premier League yesterday.
Ollie Watkins scored the only goal of the game after just 74 seconds to hand Dean Smith’s side a vital home win.
The win takes Aston Villa up to eighth in the Premier League table with 35 points from 21 matches.
Smith will be thoroughly impressed with the 25-year-old striker’s performance against the Gunners.
Villa needed a quality striker after their goal scoring problems last season and Watkins has been outstanding since his move from Brentford.
Apart from his goal, the striker worked hard by pressing and closing down the opposition throughout the game. His movement was excellent and he managed to seamlessly link up with the likes of Jack Grealish.
Watkins has now scored 10 goals in the Premier League and he will be hoping to build on his impressive start to life at Villa. He is still quite young and could improve even further as he gains more top-flight experience.
Some Villa fans took to Twitter to share their thoughts on Watkins’performance against the London side and here is what they had to say.
He’s so good. Got the potential to be better than Gabby imo
— Tom (@tom_avfc1) February 6, 2021
It's a pleasure to watch Ollie play he's going to love it when Villa park is rocking. Legend in the making and a very sensible young man UTV
— david gutteridge (@durhamvilla) February 7, 2021
What a great player, work rate, attitude and quality! A great example to young strikers looking to make it in the game.
— Simon Leydon (@simonleydon) February 6, 2021
Ollie Watkins, 23 yrs old, still slot to learn,
but he will surely benefit Villa with his ever increasing goal tally every season!😎
— Lee Maggs (@LeeMaggs5) February 6, 2021
Ollie is the real deal. He is a different kind of player. But in terms of impact on the team he is up there with Andy, Peter, and Christian.
— Paul G-Jefferson (@pgjf1) February 7, 2021