Aston Villa headed into today’s trip to Carrow Road to face fellow promoted Norwich City looking for our second win of the 2019/20 Premier League campaign.
Although we couldn’t keep the clean sheet, as the hosts grabbed an 87th minute consolation, few will care about that as we were superb up top and Wesley had given us the two goal advantage inside of the opening 30 minutes. It could’ve been a hattrick had he not spurned the chance from the penalty spot, but with Jack Grealish making it three minutes into the second half, we were always comfortable.
Further goals from Conor Hourihane and Douglas Luiz were simply the cherry on top given that performance – so the question is, can we make it back to back victories when proper football returns and we welcome Brighton and Hove Albion to Villa Park later on in the month?
Speaking to the BBC following the full time whistle, head coach Dean Smith said of our efforts against Daniel Farke’s boys.
“It was a really good performance, one that has been coming because our performances have deserved more points than we have got. It is nice it all came together. To come here and win as convincingly as we did is really pleasing.”
With Wesley’s performance on the day, he added.
“He is a young player. He has been in Belgium for a year or two and Slovakia before that. It is a new group of players and a new style and a big price. I had no doubts to put him in. I thought he was a colossus up front. The good thing for us is there is a lot of improvements to make and the potential is massive.”