Aston Villa striker Ollie Watkins is a doubt for the visit of Crystal Palace. Watkins is struggling with an ankle problem but boss Steven Gerrard is hopeful he will be available. Jacob Ramsey is back but Leon Bailey and Kortney Hause remain out for the hosts. Crystal Palace will check...
West Ham’s need for reinforcements up front has been well-documented and as the summer transfer window beckons, they appear to have identified their first target. Jacob Steinberg at the Guardian understands the Hammers have shortlisted Aston Villa striker Ollie Watkins as a ‘primary target’. The report goes...
What the papers sayWest Ham’s search for a new striker has come to a close, with Aston Villa’s Ollie Watkins earmarked as the club’s primary transfer target. The Guardian says West Ham boss David Moyes is desperate to bolster his squad up front, with the club willing to test Villa’s resolve over the 26-year-old when the transfer window opens. Watkins has impressed this season, scoring 11 goals for club and country.The Daily Mail reports Barcelona are interested in Liverpool forward Sadio Mane. Despite the 30-year-old recently being linked with Bayern Munich, the Mail, via Mundo Deportivo, says the 30-year-old is...
Watch: Alisson Becker fires the ball at Ollie Watkins and narrowly avoids costing Liverpool a goal against Aston Villa
It was at a point in the first-half where Liverpool weren’t at their best and a misplaced pass from Alisson Becker didn’t help. The ball was passed back to the ‘keeper by Fabinho and, despite being able to see an onrushing Ollie Watkins, our No.1 fired the ball at the Aston Villa forward.
West Ham’s search for a new striker has come to a close, with Aston Villa’s Ollie Watkins earmarked as the club’s primary transfer target. The Guardian says West Ham boss David Moyes is desperate to bolster his squad up front, with the club willing to test Villa’s resolve over the 26-year-old when the transfer window opens. Watkins has impressed this season, scoring 11 goals for club and country.
West Ham’s search for a new striker has led to David Moyes identifying Aston Villa’s Ollie Watkins as a key target this summer. Moyes is desperate to add more quality to his attack and Watkins has impressed since leaving Brentford for £28m two years ago. West Ham...
Burnley 1-3 Aston Villa: Danny Ings, Emiliano Buendia and Ollie Watkins strike to dampen Clarets' survival hopes
Danny Ings, Emiliano Buendia and Ollie Watkins brought Burnley's recent revival to a sudden end at Turf Moor as Aston Villa moved into the top half with a comfortable 3-1 victory. Caretaker manager Mike Jackson suffered his first defeat after winning three and drawing one of his first four games...
Aston Villa beat Norwich 2-0 to send Dean Smith’s side out of the Premier League after Burnley secured another vital win against Watford
Nick Pope - 6 A bystander throughout. Called into just one save when Nicolas Pepe tried to score direct from the kick-off in the second half. International outings don't come much easier than this, a bittersweet reality for a goalkeeper who will have wanted to strengthen his World Cup claim.
Four new players have been brought into the England squad for their friendlies with Switzerland and the Ivory Coast following a raft of dropouts. There are first inclusions in the Three Lions' senior team for Southampton's Kyle Walker-Peters and Crystal Palace's Tyrick Mitchell, with usual right backs Reece James and Trent Alexander-Arnold forced to withdraw due to injury.
Aston Villa manager Steven Gerrard praised the effort of strikers Ollie Watkins and Danny Ings, after changing his system to fit both players in the side that beat Brighton 2-0. MATCH REPORT: Brighton 0-2 Aston Villa. Watch Premier League highlights on Match of the Day on Saturday 26 February at...
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Ollie Watkins scored his first goal since December as Aston Villa kept themselves in contention for a top-10 finish in the Premier League by winning at Brighton & Hove Albion. Matty Cash opened the scoring for the visitors in the first half, driving in from the edge of the box after Lucas Digne's cross had been half cleared.
Ollie Watkins is hopeful his goal and Aston Villa’s win at Brighton can be a shot in the arm for both him and the team.Having won just one of their seven previous Premier League games before heading to the south coast, Villa secured a 2-0 victory as Watkins wrapped up the points following a fine opener from Matty Cash.Cash was booked for removing his shirt during his celebration to show a message of support for Poland team-mate Tomasz Kedziora and his family – the defender currently stranded in Ukraine, where he plays for Dynamo Kiev.Villa continued to create the better...
Ollie WatkinsThe only thing that put us off backing Watkins ahead of gameweek 17 was Aston Villa’s reported Covid outbreak. If you brought him in anyway for the trip to Norwich, congratulations, it was his first double-digit return of the campaign.Burnley’s away record gives us every reason to believe he could score well again at the weekend. Beyond that, meetings with Leeds, Brentford and Everton could be fruitful for the focal point of Steven Gerrard’s attack - provided those games are played, of course.Bukayo SakaWith all the attention Emile Smith Rowe has had this season, Saka has flown a little...
Ollie Watkins and Danny Ings. Former Aston Villa striker Chris Sutton has backed Steven Gerrard’s decision to play Ollie Watkins over Danny Ings. Ings has only started one match since Gerrard took over in November and was left on the bench again for Tuesday night’s Premier League visit to Norwich City.