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Bent: I want my next 100 goals to be all for Villa
Darren Bent on classy century.
2nd Feb 2012

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By Paul Brown

Darren Bent wants to bag another top-flight ton - only this time all for Villa.

Bent spoke of his immense delight at joining the illustrious Premier League 100 goals club following his predatory strike against QPR.

And the fab forward said "it meant the world to me" to notch the all-important century-clinching goal at Villa Park in front of his beloved claret and blue supporters.

He said: It was fantastic to score my 100th in a Villa jersey. That meant a lot to me. It meant the world to me actually.

"There was obviously speculation about me in the January transfer window. But I don't want to go anywhere. I am fully committed to this great club.

"For me to be able to share my joy with the claret and blue fans out there was fantastic. That meant everything to me."

Bent picked out his debut day strike against Manchester City as his favourite Villa goal in the classy century.

He added: "The one that stands out the most was the one on my debut.

"For us to beat one of the best teams in the country with a goal from myself on my debut having just joined was fantastic.

"If I could get another 100 in the claret and blue I'd be happy, delighted. It would really be fantastic.

"These supporters are tremendous. When they're behind us like they were in the second half against QPR, they're unbelievable. They lifted us.

"It was a real important achievement for me to get into the 100 club obviously but importantly it also sparked a comeback.

"We didn't start too well, especially in the first half hour where we weren't really at the races but after the goal we came out and no-one can doubt that we deserved to take all three points.

"I thought we were really fantastic in the second half."

Boss Alex McLeish was thrilled to see Bent make it to 100 - and urged him to continue his fine scoring run, which has seen four goals in as many games.

He added: "Darren is a supreme poacher.

"If you get the right service in there, he will score goals.

"We must congratulate him on his 100 goals and hopefully he can get another 100 quickly for Aston Villa."

Click here to watch the full interview with century hero Bent on AVTV.

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