Date: 10th October 2019 at 10:04am
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Darren Bent has suggested that Aston Villa striker Wesley will be tearing his hair out over the penalty he failed to score against Norwich City despite his brace at Carrow Road.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, the former Villa and England striker says that he has been in exactly the same position as the Brazilian forward and that he could not stop fretting over the spot-kick in the days after the game.

Having already scored twice, Wesley saw his chance of a hat trick go begging after Michael McGovern saved the initial penalty before the Villa man blazed the rebound over the bar.

Bent says that while the 22-year-old performed well and got the goals he would have wanted, he suspects that the striker will also be frustrated about failing to hit the back of the net from 12 yards out.

Bent told Football Insider: “It was a great all-round performance but you know what’s mad is that, I’ve done that, been on two and not managed to score a penalty, missed a penalty and you cannot stop thinking about the penalty.

“You think: ‘Should I have put it this way, should I put it that way?’ It’s frustrating, but at the end of the day he’s got two goals, he played really well, it starts to show signs of why Villa paid the money for him.

“I don’t think at times he’s played to his strengths and given him opportunities but when they have, he’s taken them.”

Wesley has now scored four goals in eight games for the Villans since his move from Club Brugge over the summer, having also hit the back of the net against Everton and Arsenal.

Villa’s other scorers on Saturday were Jack Grealish, Conor Hourihane and Douglas Luiz, the emphatic win sending Dean Smith’s 15th ahead of the international break.

In other Aston Villa news, Bent has suggested that the club need to offload a 2016 signing that Smith turned an offer down for.