Premier League: Andreas Weimann Is Vital For Aston Villa

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Striker Andreas Weimann has started the season like a house of fire for Aston Villa.

The Austrian has hit two goals in three games as Paul Lambert‘s men sit in third in the early Barclays Premier League table after narrowly beating Hull City 2-1 at Villa Park. Weimann, a signing from Rapid Wien in 2010, has enjoyed a successful time at Villa. His goal on Sunday was his 16th for the club. He may not be a prolific striker, but he offers the team a lot more than just goals and is still very young.

Since Lambert’s arrival, Weimann has been a pivotal part of the Scot’s squad. The 23-year-old has represented Austria at every level, but has yet to score a goal for his national side.

With the rumours of Villa’s influential striker Christian Benteke being on his way out of the club, Weimann will be more important for the Villans than ever. Weimann has started all three games for Villa, ahead of former England international striker Darren Bent. After the international break, Villa will face their toughest test of the season yet as they travel to Anfield to take on Liverpool.

If Pambert’s men can get something out of that game, it will be a real signal of intent from his side and a fantastic start to their season.

Gareth Hinton is a Soccer writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @Galccfc “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google

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