Every single player – other than goalkeeper Emi Martinez – celebrated with Anwar El Ghazi after his stoppage-time strike at Molineux.
The Dutchman – making just his fourth Premier League appearance this season – slammed home his 94th-minute penalty to win it at Wolves.
The 25-year-old was given the match ball by his skipper Jack Grealish after John McGinn won the foul after a brilliant run inside the box at Wolves’ clumsy right-back Nelson Semedo.
“It was between Ollie and Jack for the penalty,” El Ghazi said post-match, “and I appreciate Jack gave it to me. I think he would take it but he knows my capabilities of taking penalties and it shows he’s a really good guy to give it to me.
“I’m very happy and pleased to help the team. I didn’t feel much (pressure). I practice a lot with shooting drills and penalties, even when I’ve not been playing. I practice a lot and it’s something you get used to. I didn’t feel pressure to be honest.”
After coolly slotting home the winner it was Grealish who had to remind El Ghazi how to celebrate after his first Premier League goal since his penalty strike in the 6-1 defeat against Man City last January.
Villa, meanwhile, uploaded a brilliant behind-the-scenes video of the Villa players celebrating in the corner of the Steve Bull Stand.
The clip shows Grealish leading the celebrations as he grabs and runs into the corner with El Ghazi next to him before the rest of the squad joined in. Tyrone Mings and Matty Cash gave the goal-scorer big high fives while, amid the pandemonium, it was John McGinn who reminded his teammates of their responsibilities until the final whistle.
McGinn told everyone: ‘Don’t concede. Don’t concede!’
Grealish, himself, made sure everyone was concentrated and told Ezri Konsa: ‘Ere, Ez. Defend back there, come on. For our lives, yeah!’
Loud screams of joy were heard all around Molineux after Mike Dean blew his whistle with celebrations continuing into the corporate boxes where Villa were forced to get changed pre and post-match.