'He hurts people and terrorises defences' - Sherwood delighted with matchwinner Gestede

The striker scored just 13 minutes into his debut as Aston Villa made a winning start to the Premier League season at Bournemouth's expense
Tim Sherwood hailed Aston Villa debutant Rudy Gestede 's impact as the striker came off the bench to secure all three points against Bournemouth on Saturday.

The newly promoted side were much the better side on their Premier League bow, with the likes of Dan Gosling and Marc Pugh guilty of missing chances to break the deadlock before half-time.

However, some words of inspiration from Sherwood and the introduction of Gestede lifted Villa as the former Blackburn man's header just 13 minutes after coming on secured a 1-0 win on the opeinng day.

"We asked him to play a bit too long today, he has only trained with us for four or five days so I am delighted he could come on and have that sort of impact," Sherwood told reporters.

"I don't think our centre-backs are too happy defending against him in training, he attacks the ball for his life, he throws everything at it.

"He flies in and hurts people if they get in the way, he terrorises defence, doesn't give them a minute but he's not just a battering ram. He's very accurate with his heading and his hold up play is very, very good.

"He gives us another dimension."

Gestede, who was brought in to help replace the goals of Christian Benteke, who joined Liverpool in a £32.5 million move earlier in August, was delighted to get off the mark for his new side.

He added: "It is a very good start, a good win because it is not easy to come here, it was a tough game, I had two chances and I scored one, so I am happy today.

"Bournemouth played a very good game, especially in the first half, but we started the second half well, it is not easy to win away from home but we'll take it. Three points is all we needed."