Andreas Weimann hailed the claret and blue faithful as they showed spectacular levels of support at Norwich, insisting: "It's a pleasure to play in front of them!"
Over three thousand fans made the three hundred and twenty mile round-trip to Carrow Road to cheer on Lambert's Lions.
And they weren't disappointed as Villa emerged 4-1 winners.
Weimann, who bagged the all-important brace in the second half, was astounded by the levels of support displayed by the travelling army.
He said: "The fans were absolutely unbelievable. It was incredible support from them from first minute to last.
"The stand where they were seated was absolutely full.
"It is a long way to come from Birmingham to Norwich but they came to support us in their thousands. Hats off to them!
"The way they supported us was brilliant. They have been amazing all season. It's a pleasure to play in front of them."
Weimann said the team are now "really excited" at a semi-final two-leg in the Capital One Cup.
He added: "It's brilliant. I am really happy to have scored two goals but the team as a whole were unbelievable. We're so excited about being through to the semi-finals.
"It means the world to me to score the two goals. For me it's brilliant. Obviously I want to score in every game I play. But I was just happy to score two in this one.
"Eric did brilliantly down the left for the first goal and I was lucky that no-one touched it and it came to me. It was a striker's finish - I just put it into the back of the net.
"Christian did brilliant for my second goal. He looked up and saw me at the edge of the box and put a lovely ball in for me. All I had to do was put my leg there and put it in.
"The first goal from Brett was really important. They scored and then we hit back a minute later. That put us straight back into the game. The final goal from Christian was a brilliant finish too.
"The main thing is we're through to the semi-finals. We're really looking forward to that."
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