Ollie Watkins marked his England debut with a goal after coming off the bench to fire home England’s 5th of the night in our opening World Cup Qualifier against San Marino.

Never before has a 5th England goal against San Marino been celebrated with such pride and passion. Ollie Watkins and his rise through the Football League to scoring in a competitive International for England really captured the hearts of the Nation and left us Villa fans bursting with pride!

Here is how Ollie’s night played out and the reactions of our fans!

Team News

Ollie Watkins is named on bench alongside fellow Villan Tyrone Mings:

England are leading by 4-0. Goals from James Ward-Prowse, Raheem Sterling and a brace from Dominic Calvert-Lewin. Who’s that ready to come on?

Substitution

Here we go! It’s a debut for Ollie Watkins, he replaces Dominic Calvert-Lewin on 63 minutes.

@It Must Be…..and it is – summing up the mood of the Villa faithful here – one chance, it’s all he needs!

GOAL! – WATKINS!! 5-0!!

Villa Twitter explodes with pride, he’s done it! A debut goal! Played in by the impressive Phil Foden – Watkins takes a touch, get’s the ball out of his feet, open’s himself up and places the ball in the bottom left corner! What a way to mark your debut!

Villa Fans React

I’m getting involved to – GET IN OLLIE!!

An emotional moment as Tyrone Mings celebrates with Ollie Watkins – the pride on Tyrone’s face says it all!

Cheeky little dig at the Leeds fans!!

Luke fired up the pod!

The Villa Reaction

The Media Reacts

…we’ll leave you with this – The Interview

What a story! What a journey! Well done Ollie Watkins!


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