What Morgan Rogers did after Aston Villa goal vs Chelsea in Cole Palmer repeat

Aston Villa attacker Morgan Rogers
Morgan Rogers copied Cole Palmer's celebration against Chelsea -Credit:DARREN STAPLES/AFP via Getty Images

Morgan Rogers got the better of his great friend Cole Palmer in the first half against Chelsea as Aston Villa moved into a 2-0 lead on Saturday night.

Scoring the second shortly before the break, Rogers wheeled away in celebration having bagged in consecutive Premier League matches.

Approaching the corner flag, Rogers folded his arms and moves his hands up and down, imitating the 'cold' celebration that has been donned by Palmer this season.

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Far from just mocking the Blues star, Rogers was enjoying his own taste of the spotlight having played alongside Palmer for England and Manchester City at age-group level.

“He’s one of the closest people I have in football and in life, one of those I speak to consistently,” he explained earlier this season. “When you see him doing so well you feel happy and proud. To play against him would be something special.”

Rogers was part of the Middlesbrough squad that beat Chelsea at the Riverside Stadium earlier this year in the Carabao Cup semi-final first leg, though he missed the actual match due to suspension, before his move to Villa Park later on in the January window. Now he's getting one over Palmer and it will be even sweeter thanks to their past.

Palmer and Rogers played 27 times with each other for England's Under-15, 17, and 18 teams. He also featured for the City Under-23s as well.

Whereas Palmer entered this clash with 20 league goals Rogers had just two to his name, though they have come in only nine appearances.

It was the Villa man that made the first mark though as he cut inside onto his strong right foot to power a shot into the near post of Djordje Petrovic's goal, through the legs of Trevoh Chalobah.