Ollie Watkins rescues point for Aston Villa with late strike at Bournemouth

03 December 2023 16:17
Just as it seemed Aston Villa would succumb to the kind of defeat that would stick in the throat, Unai Emery’s side salvaged a point at a rejuvenated Bournemouth courtesy of a deft Ollie Watkins header. The fourth official, James Bell, promptly indicated five minutes of second-half stoppage time would follow what was a magnificent header. Watkins beat Ilia Zabarnyi to the substitute Moussa Diaby’s cross to earn a precious point and maintain Villa’s momentum.Until that point Watkins had been very much on the periphery, his off-colour display symptomatic of a pale Villa performance all round. Emiliano Martinez played his part in ensuring Villa departed the south coast with something tangible, twice saving superbly from Dominic Solanke. Continue reading......read full article

Source: TheGuardian