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Watkins Scores, Assists, Makes Euro History!

The 28-year-old forward spearheaded Villa’s ascent into the top four this season, and he continued his stellar form against a beleaguered Sheffield United side.

Visiting Bramall Lane, Unai Emery’s men faced a Blades team languishing at the bottom of the table.

Watkins’ impact was immediate. Just 12 minutes in, his chipped shot rattled the post, leading to John McGinn’s close-range rebound opening the score.

The England international wasted no time adding his name to the scoresheet, converting a low finish shortly after.

His influence extended further, setting up Leon Bailey for the third goal before the half-hour mark.

Youri Tielemans joined the party with a well-placed shot, sending Villa into the break with a commanding 4-0 lead.

Watkins’ influence didn’t wane in the second half. Just two minutes after the restart, his assist found Alex Moreno, who volleyed home with aplomb.

This feat not only sealed Villa’s resounding victory but also etched Watkins’ name in the history books.

He became the first player in Europe’s top five leagues this season to reach double figures for both goals (11) and assists (10).  

Remarkably, he’s also the first Aston Villa player since Dwight Yorke in 1995/96 to achieve this remarkable feat in the Premier League.