Ezri Konsa slumps to the floor in disbelief after learning Aston Villa goal vs Watford had been awarded to Tyrone Mings
Jan. 23, 2020
Aston Villa defender Ezri Konsa was crestfallen when he learned his last-minute winner against Watford was, in fact, NOT his goal.
The 22-year-old, who joined the Midlands outfit from Brentford last summer, was getting ready for his post-match interview with Sky Sports when he was told his shot had deflected off team-mate Tyrone Mings and into the back of the Watford goal.
In footage captured on camera, Konsa, who was denied his first Premier League goal as a result, slumped to the floor and admitted: “I’m heartbroken. I’m absolutely heartbroken.
Dean Smith’s men trailed at the break to Troy Deeney’s header, but Douglas Luiz hauled them level midway through the second half before the late drama unfolded.
Five minutes into four minutes of injury time, Mings won the ball in the Watford area and laid it off to Konsa, who rifled a powerful shot goalwards, only for it to flick off Mings as he fell to the floor.
Ben Foster was beaten, and Aston Villa celebrated their first win since New Year’s Day.
The victory lifted Villa out of the relegation zone and above the Hornets, who dropped back into the bottom three.
Smith’s side are now 16th, two points clear of Bournemouth , after taking four points off relegation rivals Watford and Brighton in their last two games.
Following the vital win, Konsa and Mings saw the funny side to the incident in their joint post-match interview.
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“I’m heartbroken – nah I’m joking,” Konsa laughed. “We got the victory and that’s all that matters.’
When asked who actually scored the goal, Mings replied: “Me, unfortunately.
“It’s cliche to come on here and say that the goal doesn’t matter because the three points is the most important thing, but when you got the three points it’s also nice to score – it makes it even sweeter.”
Konsa later took to social media to poke fun at the unfortunate episode, tweeting: “When you think you’ve scored your first goal for Villa,” he laughed.
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