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Tammy Abraham scores first of many, many goals for Aston Villa this season

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Less than a half hour into his second appearance (and second start!) for Aston Villa, Tammy Abraham scored what is sure to be the first of many, many goals to come this season.

The youngster has targeted “20-odd goals” and promotion with Villa, and both of those aims are off to a good start with four points from the two games he’s played in, as well as the goal on Tuesday against Rotherham United. Abraham’s goal opened the scoring in the eventual 2-0 win for the home side, their first win in seven games in all competitions.

Making his second start in four days, Abraham found himself on the end of a Jonathan Kodjia through-ball in the 27th minute yesterday. A quick glance up was all that he needed to calmly sidefoot past Slovakia U21 goalkeeper Marek Rodák in the Millers’ net.

Despite the string of recent draws, Villa are just five points behind division leaders Leeds United and remain firmly in the mix for promotion after coming oh so close last season under captain John Terry. Abraham and his goals will be just as key to those aims this season as JT’s leadership and defending were last season.