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Josh Onomah: What it feels like to score in front of the Holte End

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Josh Onomah: What it feels like to score in front of the Holte End

Josh Onomah says scoring what proved to be the winner against Sunderland in front of the Holte End was a 'special' feeling.

The youngster's deflected effort rippled the net to give Villa another vital three points on Tuesday.

And despite him having been at the club just a matter of months, he knows the value of scoring in front of our historic stand.

He said: "I'm very grateful to be able to score my first goal in front of the Holte End.

"It was special. To see the fans screaming and shouting your name in that stand is amazing.

"It was another deflected goal for myself, but they all count.

"It's a dream come true and hopefully the first of many now."


The midfielder's goal helped make it back-to-back wins on the return from the international break – marking a perfect comeback to Championship duties.

And, after two impressive performances in those games, Onomah is now targeting another three points against Ipswich on Saturday, stressing the team are pinpointing these runs throughout the campaign in order to shape the promotion bid.

He added: "The gaffer has emphasised the importance of going on runs throughout the season – hopefully we can make it three in a row and get another win now.

"That's our aim – we've got to try and keep the winning momentum going. 

"It's important that we focus on one game at a time and stick to the plan.

"We've believed since the start of the season that with the players we have that we can get promoted. 

"We need to keep that going with another three points on Saturday."

Dan Connor
By @danconnor 23rd November 2017