Aston Villa big name displays his most useful second - and it involves Birmingham metropolis

Jonathan Kodjia has labelled his purpose towards Birmingham metropolis because the best moment of his Aston Villa career.

The Ivorian, who turned into the membership's appropriate scorer within the 2016-17 campaign however who has battled with accidents all over his two and a half years at the club, netted within the fresh four-2 success over Blues within the 2d city derby at Villa Park.

It might've been a suit remembered extra for Alan Hutton's solo effort, however for Kodjia it is regarded the one surest event of his time in claret and blue to this point.

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The importance of the fixture in certain became not misplaced on Kodjia, having performed in it a few times before - however changed into his first at Villa Park.

Kodjia changed into suspended when Gabby Agbonlahor netted the winner in 2017, having been sent off at Fulham the week before.

He turned into then injured when Conor Hourihane and Albert Adomah despatched Villa to victory ultimate season.

"i do know that I lived the dream of every supporter," Kodjia told avfc.co.uk.

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"each fan sits and watches us in that fit and imagines what it might be like to rating in opposition t the big rival – I lived that dream for them.

"It basically become an astounding feeling. It makes the hairs get up for your physique.

"i really like scoring dreams. Taking it additional, i love even more to ranking at Villa Park.

"Taking it additional much more than that, I scored at Villa Park in the derby healthy in front of a promote-out crowd, who have been going completely loopy. I suppose that sums up my emotions completely.

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"i used to be so happy – the emotions go through my body.

"however, thinking simply in regards to the match itself, it become a crucial purpose as a result of they might have been 2-0 up moments before when they hit the publish. It turned into a big purpose, which makes it even more particular.

When asked, then, what his primary moment changed into at Villa, there changed into only 1 response.

"It needs to be the Birmingham city goal! It turned into awesome – nothing can correct that for me at the moment."