Keinan Davis got his first meaningful minutes of the season for Aston Villa in their 6-1 Carabao Cup victory over Crewe Alexandra on Tuesday.
He played 82 minutes during that game before being substituted off for Cameron Archer but had only managed three minutes across the campaign’s first three games, which came at the end of the 2-1 loss against AFC Bournemouth.
What was perhaps even more significant for the 21-year-old, is that he got his first senior goal for the club since January 2018, when he scored in a 3-1 loss against Peterborough United, as per Transfermarkt.
Understandably, the striker seemed pretty happy with how the evening had gone:
The best feeling.. thanks for the support pic.twitter.com/ANVS2HgJTG
— Keinan (@KeinanDavis_) August 27, 2019
His was the fourth goal of the game, which he scored by getting on the end of a low-driven ball into the box from Jack Grealish and turning it into the net first-time, as shown in the highlights video on Crewe Alexandra’s YouTube channel.
He contributed more than just the goal though, playing 3 key passes, winning possession back twice and completing 81% of his passes, as per SofaScore.
With the 21-year-old’s performance in mind, there have been plenty of Villa fans congratulating him for his contribution to the win.
A selection of Twitter reaction to his performance, including posts from impressed Aston Villa fans, can be seen below:
What a game from you – floored that one guy
— james (@Jamorushton) August 27, 2019
Congrats on the goal, Keinan. You’ve worked so hard for so long to get it. Hope it opens the floodgates for you from here! UTV!
— Rob Warner (@Real_Rob_Warner) August 27, 2019
Class today Keinan #utv
— _villadaily (@villadaily1) August 27, 2019
Many more to come big man. Keep working hard and improving.
— Captain Jack. (@10Grealish) August 27, 2019
Well deserved you have worked hard for that and it will be one of many , many more.
— NIGEL PARSONS (@NIGELPARSONS1) August 28, 2019
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Off and running now big lad. Great run out. #UTV
— Matty Deeming (@avfcmd81) August 27, 2019