Tammy Abraham and Yannick Bolasie scored their first Aston Villa goals as Steve Bruce’s side recorded a 2-0 win over Rotherham United on Tuesday night.
Villa entered the match desperately needing a win following a poor run of form, which had only further increased the pressure on Bruce.
However, the former Manchester United defender played a key role in bringing both Abraham and Bolasie to Villa Park this summer, and both were on the scoresheet against Rotherham as Villa moved into the top six.
Abraham spent last season on loan at Swansea City from Chelsea, and was said to be reluctant to drop down to the Championship for the 2018-19 campaign.
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The striker’s lack of early-season minutes at Chelsea changed his mind, however, and Villa managed to secure his services.
The Villa fans have been frustrated with a lot of things this season, but many took to social media to hail Abraham for his debut goal.
A selection of the Twitter reaction from the club’s fans can be seen below:
Well done Tammy. Now fire us to premiership 💪
— David o mahony (@Davidomahony18) September 18, 2018
Kodjia and Abraham 💉💉
— Wesley Millward (@WesleyMillward) September 18, 2018
OOOHHHH TAMMY TAMMY!
— Alfie (@AlfieBlair151) September 18, 2018
Great goal UTV
— . (@xK3at) September 18, 2018
What a goal 👏👏
— Jack Tomlinson (@JackTomlinson01) September 18, 2018
I know we give Bruce a lot of stick but he played a big part in bringing Abraham and Bolasie to the club and they’re gonna be key this season #avfc
— Thetruevillain (@Truevillainavfc) September 18, 2018
THATS MORE LIKE IT GUYS!!!
All round superb performance, first clean sheet, great performances from Yannick and Abraham.
Can’t wait to do the ratings #avfc
— AVFCchats 🇪🇬 (@AVFCchats) September 18, 2018