Gone Too Soon: Aston Villa Top Scorer Ollie Watkins Has Been Confirmed…

In a six-goal thriller, Watkins maintains the Golden Boot pursuit and Aston Villa’s chances of finishing in the top four.

At Villa Park, Aston Villa and Brentford drew 3-3 in an exciting match that saw Ollie Watkins, who is back, continue to pursue the Premier League Golden Boot.

Watkins keeps Golden Boot chase, Aston Villa’s top-four hopes alive in six-goal thriller

Ollie Watkins and John McGinn, two of Villa’s most reliable players this year, were back in the starting lineup and together they scored the first goal, with the England striker volleying in McGinn’s cross minutes before halftime.

Within the opening minute of the second half, Morgan Rogers scored his first goal for Villa, doubling their lead. However, on the hour, both Mathias Jorgensen and Bryan Mbeumo equalized the score in a furious two-minute span.

After Yoane Wissa tapped in a cross from Sergio Reguilon, it seemed as though the comeback was complete. Nevertheless, with ten minutes left, Watkins scored his second to tie the score, preventing Brentford from winning two games on the road this year.

Watkins currently trails Manchester City’s Erling Haaland, who has 19 goals, by only one goal.

After playing two more games than Spurs, Villa now sits in fourth position with 60 points, three ahead of Tottenham Hotspur in fifth.

The Chelsea veteran said De Bruyne is superior to the trio of English players, “better than Frank, Scholesy, and Stevie.”

Joe Cole has caused a sensation in the Premier League with his audacious declaration that Kevin De Bruyne of Manchester City is superior to players like Frank Lampard, Paul Scholes, and Steven Gerrard.

The claim was made in the wake of City’s thrilling 4-2 triumph against Crystal Palace, which strengthened their Premier League championship hopes.

Even though they have played one more game than Liverpool, City’s victory, which came away from home, puts them level on points with the leaders.

Cole gives De Bruyne high marks.

Cole, a former Chelsea player, was especially surprised by one player’s performance as City won all three points.

Cole stated, “I think he sits above everyone,” during a TNT Sports interview, as the Daily Mail reported. I genuinely do. And by everyone, I mean Frank, Scholesy, Stevie, and all of them.”

De Bruyne’s stellar display included two goals, with his equalizer standing out as particularly sublime. Cole continued his praise, emphasizing De Bruyne’s dominance in the current era of football.

“I think he’s moving up and they are great players of their time…but he’s certainly the best of this era and he’s just outstanding.”

Cole analysed De Bruyne’s performance against Palace, he couldn’t help but be amazed by his opening goal, calling it “beautiful.”

“It’s fantastic the talent it takes to strike it coming over with your weak foot. He really is the founding father of aggressive midfielders in international soccer.”

De Bruyne’s form will surely be critical as City strives for triumph on several fronts. He continues to be at the top of the modern game thanks to his combination of skill, vision, and ability to produce at crucial times.

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