By Amir Mir
Jonathan Kodjia helped Aston Villa beat Blackburn Rovers 2-1 at Villa Park on Saturday afternoon- and fans on Twitter were delighted with his performance.
Forward Kodjia scored a double in the second-half as he cancelled out Sam Gallagher’s opener just after the break.
The Ivory Coast international converted from the penalty spot after Jack Grealish was fouled by Gordon Greer and Kodjia doubled his tally 12 minutes later.
His 71st minute strike, following Mile Jedinak’s assist, proved to be the difference as manager Steve Bruce remains unbeaten in his first five games in charge.
But supporters were raving about the ability Kodjia is showing as he has now scored five goals in his last five games.
Overall he has scored six goals in 11 games for the Midlands club, with Villa paying Bristol City a fee of £11 million in the summer, which could rise to £15 million depending on performances.
Unsurprisingly, considering his eye-catching start to the season fans were beginning to believe it was money well spent by the club.
Additionally, one supporter felt that the Ivory Coast international reminded them of Stan Collymore, who was known for his speed and strength during his peak playing days.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
#AVFC Kodjia is proving to be money well spent but McCormack has been a huge disappointment and worth nothing like the £12m we paid for him.
— brucechalmers (@golfingvillan) November 6, 2016
Just seen the goals. Cracking header from Blackburn and a wonderful goal from Kodjia to win it. What a finish! #avfc
— The Droyd (@The_Droyd) November 6, 2016
@StanCollymore kodjia-fast, strong, direct, commits defenders, two good feet, scores goals. Remind you of anyone Stan. Up the Villa!
— Shaun Forrester (@fozbhfc) November 6, 2016
Kodjia is different gravy
— Enzo Bedingfield (@callum_sleezby) November 5, 2016
Keep saying it but said it from the start about Kodjia. Has the ability to be a real Holte end hero. Has all the attributes & swagger #avfc
— Nick (@NickRedV) November 5, 2016
When Kodjia gets on the ball you just expect something to happen and you know he's going to score. Reminds me of Benteke. ☺
— Melissa (@11Melissax) November 5, 2016
Oh my god Kodjia's second goal was amazing
— The Matt Villan (@dvtavfc) November 5, 2016
After the international break Villa will travel to promotion chasers Brighton on November 18 for a tough away fixture.
In other Aston Villa team news, supporters on Twitter were left shocked by Ross McCormack’s sitter against Blackburn.