A new manager, a sell-out crowd and one of the most exciting Villa games for a long while. Fans however, had to wait 82 minutes before Ollie Watkins hit the back of the net with Tyrone Mings sealing victory in the 89th minute.
It was the perfect start for new manager Steven Gerrard leaving fans in a celebratory mood as they left Villa Park.
Here’s what Villa fans had to say on their new manager and that victory:
Andrew & Freddie
“Happy Days. I didn’t want Dean Smith to get the sack, but he has got the sack. What a great result for Stevie G and us Villa fans.”
Christian & Simon
“After 85 minutes when we scored, it’s made our day now. After Covid this is just the cherry on the cake now. Absolutely awesome.”
Warren & Anthony
“Electric, absolutely brilliant. Loved it, he has brought a new energy to the team, new energy to the ground, new energy to the team. I think we would have lost it under Smith.
James & Ben
“Fantastic atmosphere, we struggled to start in the first half, we wasn’t sure what would happen in the second half, it was absolutely fantastic. Great goals”
“Just hoping that Stevie Gerrard does it for us. He is passionate as I think Dean Smith was, I just hope we go forward from there.”
Andrew & Simon
“It took a while but we got there in the end. Total lack of confidence they were all over us. Really glad that Watkins scored cox (sic) that kid, he looks lost.”
Gary & George
“Absolutely fantastic, delighted with it. I was expecting nil-nil with one minute to go, but two-nil is a magnificent result.”
“It was amazing, the atmosphere was totally different, a really good start.”
“The creativity, the shooting, the defending the goalkeeping, all bits, it’s just unreal really and it showed today at two-nil.”
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