The Villans summer signing from Birmingham put in a sensational display for Dean Smith’s side at Villa Park.
It was a superb day (night) at the office for Aston Villa on Friday as they put in a great performance to finally pick up their first Premier League win since their return to the top flight, running out 2-0 winners over Everton at Villa Park.
Villa fans enjoyed the ideal start to the Bank Holiday weekend as Wesley Moraes got things under way by breaking the deadlock in the 21st minute, latching on to Jota’s superb incisive pass to rifle past Jordan Pickford.
Although Everton had several chances to get back on level terms, they did not take them and Anwar El Ghazi then struck deep into injury time to seal the points for Villa after being teed up by John McGinn.
The Villa fanbase was delighted with virtually all of their players for putting in great performances, but the Man of the Match (BBC Sport) was Jota, given his first start for the club, and such was his performance that he was given a standing ovation after he was replaced.
Here are just some of the comments on social media about the £4million summer signing (Transfermarkt) from Birmingham City after his display at Villa Park:
Ladies and gentlemen we’ve got our Aston Villa back! What a day Didn’t realize how good Jota is, magnificent footballer⚽️ #AVFC— Andy S. Campbell (@AndySCampbell) August 24, 2019
He was incredible, my wife wasn’t convinced before the game but he certainly changed her opinion— Alan Barnett (@BarnettJAlan) August 24, 2019
Don’t wanna be too dramatic but Jota is the second coming of David Silva, Tyrone Mings is better than van Djik and we’re winning the league— AVFC Memes (@AVFCmemes) August 23, 2019
Jota and McGinn combined cost us £6m. But we’ve “wasted” sooo much money “doing a Fulham”! #avfc— Sean (@Gallie75) August 23, 2019
Blues have had there trousers pulled down and their bottoms smacked with Jota #avfc— JD Bowyer AVFC (@JDBowyer57) August 23, 2019
scattered #avfc thoughts:— alex carson (@_alexcarson) August 23, 2019
– jota’s ball on wesley’s goal was a thing of absolute beauty
– i was not expecting mings to be this good
– i think i love el ghazi in the substitute role
– dean got the tactics exactly right today, a great blueprint for villa
– wesley was superb
Up next for Aston Villa is their Carabao Cup game away at Crewe Alexandra on Tuesday night before heading to Selhurst Park at the weekend to take on Crystal Palace.