Jenas hails Villa duo

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Aston Villa debutant Jermaine Jenas believes Alex McLeish's side have, in Gabriel Agbonlahor and Darren Bent, two of the finest forwards in the country at the present time.

Both were on the scoresheet for the Villains on Saturday as the home side triumphed 3-2 over Norwich to ensure they climbed to eighth in the Barclays Premier League table.

The Canaries had taken a surprise lead at Villa Park through Anthony Pilkington before before Bent restored parity shortly after.

Agbonlahor struck after half-time to give Villa the lead - which Bent soon extended - with Steve Morison then cutting the deficit with 13 minutes remaining.

Jenas, meanwhile, was handed his first Villa appearance from the bench; coming on to replace Emile Heskey with 67 minutes on the clock.

And the on loan Tottenham midfielder was in awe of what he had witnessed from Agbonlahor and Bent.

"Gabby was on fire," Jenas told "When he's in that type of mood and that form - which he's been in for several weeks - he's simply unplayable.

"He's strong, he's quick and I don't think there's a centre-half in the country who wants to play against him at the moment.

"Darren was great aswell. He is one of those players who knows where to be at the right time. It's as simple as that.

"He makes good runs and when he's in with a chance of scoring, he's lethal.

"He's shown that again - two poacher's goals in the six yard box. It was exactly what we need."

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