Strikers that made their mark at Villa in the Premier League era

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Aston Villa have had constant struggles to hit the back of the net throughout the entirety of the 2019-20 season. Injury problems for Wesley haven’t helped Villa’s cause, while the winter arrival of Mbwana Samatta has done little to change those fortunes. There is pressure on Keinan Davis to score the goals to help keep Villa in the Premier League, but that is an awful lot of pressure to put on a 22-year-old.

Villa fans have remained hopeful that they will be able to stay in the top-flight this season, and gamblers can bet on the Villains to stay in the top-flight using this bet365 bonus code. However, it’s fair to say should Villa have had one of these amazing strikers in their prime, then things would have certainly worked out differently.

Dwight Yorke

Yorke was a lethal striker for Aston VillaDwight Yorke enjoyed an excellent career with Aston Villa, after signing for the club in 1989. Yorke remained with the Villa for nine years before joining Manchester United and going onto win the treble with the Red Devils. He was an integral part of the club’s first season in the Premier League as he scored six goals in 27 games.

However, his best scoring seasons for the Villa would come in the 1995-96 and 1996-97 seasons. In those two seasons, he scored 17 goals as he helped the Villa finish fourth and fifth respectively. He left the Villa having scored 73 goals in the top-flight of English football.

Gabriel Agbonlahor

There was never any doubting the love and commitment that Gabriel Agbonlahor had for Aston Villa. He grew up a die-hard fan of the club, and fans immediately fell in love with the striker. Agbonlahor stayed with the Villa throughout his career and enjoyed a wonderful 13-year stay at Villa Park. In total, he scored 73 Premier League goals for the club, which makes him Villa’s highest goal scorer in the division.

He was an integral part of the famous Martin O’Neil side that finished sixth in the Premier League between 2007 and 2010. His best goalscoring seasons for the Villa came in those seasons, as he scored eleven goals in the 2007-08 and 2008-09 seasons, and 13 goals in the 2009-10 season. Agbonlahor continued to play for the club when they were relegated into the Championship, before retiring from football in March 2019.

Dion Dublin

Dion Dublin quickly became a fan favourite during his time with Aston Villa, and fans were disappointed that he only spent six years with the club. Dublin scored 48 goals for the Villa in the top-flight and was instrumental in helping the younger players around him during his career with the club.

Dublin also became the first-ever Villa player and only the sixth ever to score in his first four games for a new Premier League side. He continued to play a huge role for Villa until the summer of 2004 when he moved to Leicester City on a free transfer.

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