Fans in high spirits and high praise for the full debut of Keinan Davis:
Keinan Davis (@KeinanD100) August 19, 2017
Standing ovation on your first start for the club…the stuff dreams are made of 👏🙌
Aston Villa FC (@AVFCOfficial) August 20, 2017
Aspinall: Davis looked a beast – absolute quality.
Honestly didn’t think he was that good, he bullied them from what I’ve seen and heard.
He could be exactly what makes us tick I hope.
JW85 The only time I’ve seen him before was the Brighton game last season where he looked terrified the 1st 20 minutes or so then came into it and looked a player. His performance yesterday was on another level entirely though, extremely impressive. Not bad for someone we got on a free from Biggleswade town.
ironside: A great debut. What a difference when you’ve got a centre forward who wins the ball, shields it, lays it off, can turn with the ball under control and generally terrorises a pair of centre backs.
bodydouble: No more favouritism. No more players dining out on past glories. Davis played better than any of strikers have this season so should be in the first XI until someone outperforms him.
And why it’s blatantly obvious to anyone who saw today’s game that Davis offers far more than Gabby does, why do I get the horrible feeling that Gabby will be straight back in the first team as soon as he’s available. Fingers crossed Bruce has learnt his lesson.
Villatomb38: Absolute must start next Friday surely, brilliant performance. Only wish that one effort went in and not off the bar, would’ve really capped it off.
Bodybutter: There was a chance before the first goal where Davis gets the ball just ahead of the centre circle. I said ‘gets’ but I should say takes. He uses his body and takes two touches to leave the defender in the dust. He then runs straight for the goal before laying it off to Hourihane who misses.
The only player I’ve seen play like that is Benteke. Outstanding.
pvb1968 I think davis put in one of the best centre forward performances I have seen for a long time. The supporters will back the manager if he is brave enough to play the younger , hungrier players.
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