Wesley has had a tough time of things in recent months, as he went 12 Premier League matches without getting a single goal or assist.
The striker will have been looking to change that in 2020 and push on in the English top-flight, helping Aston Villa climb up the table.
In the early stages of the match against Burnley, it seemed as though it would be another one of those occasions where it simply isn’t his day.
His heel denied Villa a first goal as it was adjudged to be offside by a VAR check, before a fairly tame effort was stopped by Nick Pope.
However, his fortunes changed in the 27th minute, when he played a one-two with Jack Grealish and unleashed a strike that went under the goalkeeper.
Red Herring or Real Hero: Only hardcore Villa fans will get all of them right….
The relief was clear to see from the player and fans lived that with him, as one branded him as a “hero” while another exclaimed “he’s finally scored”.
He’s finally scored
— HJK (@SpecialOne1238) January 1, 2020
WESLEY YOU HERO
— kburke1 (@kburke005) January 1, 2020
LETS GO BIG WEEEEES
— JackW (@JackW1311) January 1, 2020
Yup yup big Wes pic.twitter.com/R28KPg63a8
— Amy Dunne (@amydunne_2001) January 1, 2020
Go on big Wes
— sz (@sz91198922) January 1, 2020
However, things didn’t completely go the 23-year-old’s way, as he was forced off in the 71st minute through injury.
That came after a robust challenge from Ben Mee by the edge of the box, which saw the Brazilian’s knee bend in an unnatural way, leading to him being stretchered off and replaced by Jonathan Kodjia.
Supporters were clearly and understandably disappointed for him, as one commented “that looked nasty”, while another showed their appreciation for how he “lead the line brilliantly today”.
Just as he begins to play in the new formation
— Andy Blason (@jbh_andy) January 1, 2020
That looked nasty, hope he’s ok
— Sam (@Sammy78avfc) January 1, 2020
— max redfern (@maxredfern1) January 1, 2020
Shame for Wes… lead the line brilliantly today. Anyone know when Davies is back? #avfc
— Stan86 (@avfcforums) January 1, 2020
In other news, Aston Villa fans have reacted to a transfer link.