Ollie Watkins matches Mohamed Salah record after Aston Villa vs Nottingham Forest

Aston Villa played host to Nottingham Forest on Saturday afternoon in a Premier League clash and ran out 4-2 winners.

Villa are next in action on March 2 when they travel to Luton for a PL tie. Back Unai Emery’s side to win at 4/5 with bet365.

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Ollie Watkins matches Mohamed Salah record

Ollie Watkins scored the opening goal for Aston Villa vs Forest and now, with 14 goals and 10 assists, no player has been involved in more Premier League goals this season than Ollie Watkins (24, level with Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah).

Douglas Luiz then netted a brace during the match as he chases down a Salah record of his own. Only Mohamed Salah (11) has scored more Premier League home goals this season than Douglas Luiz (9).

The win over Forest leaves Aston Villa 4th in the Premier League and five points above 5th-place Tottenham, though Spurs do have a game in hand.

On his side competing in Europe, Emery said post-Forest: “We have players and every player has to be ready. They have to be in practice working hard to wait for their opportunity. Even when we decided to sign Morgan, bring back Kaine Kesler-Hayden, they have to be ready. Chambers too.

“We will play against Ajax and we are excited to get something in Europe. We have players more experienced playing three matches in the week. We will do it in two weeks again playing this amount of matches. If the players are ready to play then we can play three matches in a week with some players and maybe others. We always want to get the performance as best as possible.”

Josh Barker

Josh Barker

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