With very little to shout about following Saturday’s defeat to Sheffield Wednesday, Aston Villa fans will take any small crumb of comfort they can from what is already turning into a hugely disappointing season under manager Steve Bruce and a seeming lack of tactical knowledge that makes Donald Trump look like he might have an IQ of at least 25.
The cleat highlight from the game at the weekend was John McGinn’s barnstormer of a volley as he drew us level in the game, for at least a period of time.
Social media went crackers, as did the Villa Park faithful and he’s taken plenty of headlines for himself with the effort and featured heavily on Sky Sports for his first goal in English football on Saturday evening.
Has John McGinn scored the goal of the season so far?
— Sky Sports Football (@SkyFootball) September 22, 2018
As long as the videos last, it’s above and below for anybody who’s been living under a rock for the last 24 and a bit hours.
— Tom Nightingale (@tdnightingale) September 22, 2018
That is an absolute worldie from McGinn. Stunning strike #avfc
— Mark Delaney (@MarkSparkyD) September 22, 2018
Oh my days ???? super John mcginn what a bloody strike that was ???????? #avfc
— shaun willans (@swillans1980) September 22, 2018
McGinn. No words, just ???????? #AVFC. Take a bow son
— Mr Thompson (@mrthompson81) September 22, 2018
Special goal from McGinn. Special. #AVFC
— EJ (@VillaofAston101) September 22, 2018
— TFS Aston Villa (@TFS_AstonVilla) September 22, 2018
— Peter ポップ (@uneasysoccermum) September 22, 2018
There were plenty more but that proves the point admirably. Our Goal of the Season has already been decided as I can’t see that being topped and I’m yet to see better in the Championship itself in my humble so far.