Ollie Watkins

English footballer (born 1995)

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Ollie Watkins: English footballer (born 1995)
Oliver George Arthur Watkins is an English professional footballer who plays as a forward for Premier League club Aston Villa and the England national team.


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From Exeter to England - how Watkins has risen to top

If Ollie Watkins makes the England squad for Euro 2024, it will mark quite the rise from his debut for Exeter at Hartlepool a decade ago.
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Villa narrowly beat Lille in quarter-final first leg

Goals from Ollie Watkins and John McGinn give Aston Villa a narrow first-leg lead over Lille in their Europa Conference League quarter-final as Unai Emery marks his 1,000th game as a manager.
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Villa lack 'big-team mentality' - Watkins

Aston Villa forward Ollie Watkins says his side lack "a big-team mentality" to kill off crucial games in the Premier League.
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Late Watkins goal rescues Villa point against Brentford

Ollie Watkins rescues a late point for Aston Villa who had earlier surrendered a two-goal lead against Brentford in the Premier League.
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Southgate on 'big' opportunity for Toney and Watkins

Manager Gareth Southgate says strikers Ivan Toney and Ollie Watkins are aware they have a big opportunity with captain Harry Kane set to miss the Brazil friendly through injury.
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Analysis: Shearer praise for 'brilliant' Watkins

Match of the Day pundit Alan Shearer praises "brilliant" Ollie Watkins after the Aston Villa striker scores twice in his side's 3-2 Premier League win over Luton at Kenilworth Road.
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'He's on the plane' - Watkins dreaming of England Euros squad

Aston Villa's Ollie Watkins is dreaming of a Euro 2024 place after moving on to a career-best 16 Premier League goals this season.
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Watkins double helps Villa return to top four

Ollie Watkins scores twice as Aston Villa return to the Premier League's top four with a narrow victory at Fulham.
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'I was abused all game' - Watkins on celebration at fan

Aston Villa striker Ollie Watkins explains his controversial celebration after scoring the winning goal against his former side Brentford, which sparked a scuffle with opposing players.
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Police look into Watkins' fan abuse claims

The Metropolitan Police will speak to Aston Villa and Brentford about the events surrounding Ollie Watkins' celebration in Sunday's game.
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'Watkins is key for amazing Villa - but don't count Man City out'

Aston Villa's form is amazing but they need to keep Ollie Watkins fit to stay near the top of the Premier League, says MOTD2 pundit Alan Shearer.
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Watkins rescues point for Villa at Bournemouth

Ollie Watkins heads in a 90th-minute equaliser as Aston Villa twice came from behind to draw with Bournemouth in a thrilling Premier League game.
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Watkins and Diaby - Aston Villa's 'fantastic' duo

Jermaine Jenas and Ben Mee analyse the new Aston Villa partnership of Ollie Watkins and Moussa Diaby.
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'It's been a long time coming' - can Watkins be Kane’s understudy?

After making a goalscoring return to the England squad, has Ollie Watkins jumped to the front of the queue to be Harry Kane's main understudy?
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Watkins signs new five-year Aston Villa deal

Aston Villa striker Ollie Watkins, recalled to the England squad this week, signs a new five-year contract.
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Watkins recalled to England squad by Southgate

England manager Gareth Southgate recalls Aston Villa striker Ollie Watkins for October's games against Australia and Italy at Wembley.
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'I'm a bit of a weirdo!' - McGinn on Watkins wind-ups

Aston Villa and Scotland midfielder John McGinn tells Football Focus how much he enjoys playing with - and winding up - Ollie Watkins
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Villa boss Emery tips Watkins for England recall

Aston Villa manager Unai Emery feels that Ollie Watkins' form warrants an England recall for the striker.
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Emery praises hat-trick hero Watkins after Brighton win

Unai Emery says he wants Villa to "improve" despite thrashing Brighton 6-1 at Villa Park, with Ollie Watkins bagging an historic second hat-trick of the season.
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Watkins scores hat-trick as Villa thump Brighton

Ollie Watkins scores his second hat-trick of the season as Aston Villa deliver a ruthless display to thrash high-flying Brighton at Villa Park.
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Villa in talks with Watkins over new contract

Aston Villa are in talks with Ollie Watkins in the hope of tying down the England striker to a new long-term contract at the club.
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Watch Watkins head Villa in front against Hibs

Watch Ollie Watkins head Aston Villa in front against Hibernian in the Europa Conference League.
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Why 'incredible' Watkins is knocking on England's door

why 'incredible' watkins is knocking on england's door
Match of the Day pundit Danny Murphy explains why "incredible" Aston Villa striker Ollie Watkins is closing in on an England recall.
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Watkins 'sitting alongside Haaland' since World Cup

watkins 'sitting alongside haaland' since world cup
Erling Haaland has sent records crumbling in his debut Premier League campaign, but no player is in better form than Aston Villa's Ollie Watkins.
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Villa see off Newcastle to boost European hopes

villa see off newcastle to boost european hopes
Ollie Watkins continues his prolific form with two goals as Aston Villa boost their European hopes with an emphatic victory over Newcastle.
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Villa close in on European spot with Forest win

villa close in on european spot with forest win
Aston Villa move to within six points of European qualification as Bertrand Traore and Ollie Watkins goals seal victory over Nottingham Forest
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Villa victory returns Everton to bottom three

villa victory returns everton to bottom three
Ollie Watkins continues his excellent form in the Premier League with a penalty as Aston Villa beat Everton 2-0 at Goodison Park.
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Southampton remain bottom after Villa defeat

southampton remain bottom after villa defeat
Southampton remain rooted to the bottom of the Premier League after Ollie Watkins' second-half header earns Aston Villa a narrow win at St Mary's.
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Aston Villa 4-0 Southampton: Villa frontmen 'unplayable' in victory over Saints - Gerrard

Aston Villa manager Steven Gerrard says Phillipe Coutinho showed his Liverpool form of old alongside "unplayable" Ollie Watkins and Danny Ings
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Fantasy football tips for gameweek 15 and beyond: Ilkay Gundogan, Ollie Watkins, Jadon Sancho

BBC Radio 5 Live's Alistair Bruce-Ball explains why it could be time for fantasy football managers to think about mixing up their squad to gain an advantage over the competition.
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Aston Villa 2-0 Brighton & Hove Albion: Steven Gerrard's side win through late Ollie Watkins and Tyrone Mings goals

Late goals from Ollie Watkins and Tyrone Mings give Steven Gerrard's Aston Villa reign the perfect start with victory over Brighton at Villa Park.
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England: Fikayo Tomori, Ollie Watkins and Aaron Ramsdale named in Gareth Southgate's squad for World Cup qualifiers

Gareth Southgate recalls defender Fikayo Tomori, striker Ollie Watkins and goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale to his England squad for World Cup qualifiers against Andorra and Hungary.
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