6 best Aston Villa goals of the season 2013-14

Villa scored enough screamers this season to almost distract from the general lack of performance.

Fabian Delph, prominent amongst our 6 best Aston Villa goals of the season
On one memorable occasion, Delph’s head got glued to the arm of a headless referee (Image: Qside)

Looking at the 6 best Aston Villa goals of the season almost gives the illusion that Paul Lambert’s men enjoyed a sparkling campaign – for this grand old club, it was anything but.

At least Villa fans can take memories of the following wonder goals, listed below in ascending order of brilliance, away from the whole sorry mess…

6. Andreas Weimann v Rotherham United

This dig was dug in a 3-0 League Cup win at Villa Park…

Did the close proximity of the phrases ‘3-0’ and ‘League Cup’ in the context of Aston Villa stir memories of that Savo Milošević screamer in the 1996 League Cup final against Leeds United for you too?

High five if so.

=5. Leandro Bacuna v Manchester City and Cardiff City

That equals sign isn’t a typo – that’s there to indicate our unwillingness to separate the following two free kicks…

Gotta love that second video in particular.

4. Fabian Delph v Rotherham United

The hapless Millers succumbed also to this deftly flicked dummy and rasping drive of a finish, administered in the week of an exquisitely chipped through ball from Christian Benteke…

Delph scored even better, though. You know what we’re talking about.

3. Fabian Delph v Southampton

This one, for instance…

KER – and, indeed – POW!

2. Christian Benteke v Norwich City

Speaking of blammo, the beastly-at-his-best Belgian managed to generate a remarkable amount of power with this overhead kick…

1. Fabian Delph v Chelsea

Finishing it as confoundingly brilliantly as he instigated the move that led to it, this winning goal went some way towards preserving Villa’s top-flight status…

How the claret and blue hell was that not even a Goal of the Season nominee on Match of the Day?

Yeah, we know, we missed Delph’s goal against West Brom out of our 6 best Aston Villa goals of the season. That’s because we couldn’t find a standalone video of it, although you can see it at around 2 minutes 40 into this one…

No sign whatsoever of Ashley Westwood’s v West Brom, so let’s just gloss over that one.

Closely guarded affairs, these midlands derby thrillers. Must be out on DVD or something.