The Cameron Archer fairy-tale continues following Premier League debut
Cameron Archer made his Premier League debut in the 1-0 win at Old Trafford
Cameron Archer’s impressive rise in football continued on Saturday when he made his Premier League debut in Aston Villa’s memorable victory over Manchester United.
It capped off a week the youngster will never forget following his goal in the Carabao Cup against European champions, Chelsea.
The last time Villa won at Old Trafford, Archer was seven-years-old. And now, twelve years on, he was trusted by manager Dean Smith to come on in a 0-0 game to help his side push for a winner. A winner that ultimately came through Kortney Hause’s 88th minute header.
Speaking post-match, Smith praised the striker and claimed the chances he’s getting are fully deserved and a reward for all the work he’s putting in.
“I think he’s deserved that faith as well with his performances in the two Carabao Cup games and how he trains with the first team squad at the moment,” he said.
“He’s just made his premier league debut at Old Trafford in a victory we haven’t had in 12 or 13 years so I’m really pleased with him and I think that just showed our intent.
“The fact we can bring our record signing on with 15 minutes to go and then go and put another forward on who’s scored four goals in two Carabao Cup games.”
Smith went on to state he was pleased with the entire performance of the team and was quick to highlight John Mcginn & Jacob Ramsey as stand-outs.
“I thought it was a really good team performance today. We stuck to the game plan.
“We knew at times we would be man-for-man against their front four and we were prepared to do that and it allows the likes of John McGinn and JJ with the legs that they’ve got to go and pressure Fred and McTominay in midfield and I thought that worked really well.”