Without a goal since the 3-0 win over Everton on October 4, Robbie was delighted to find the net again with a sweet winning strike. He does, however, insist that the three points was the most important issue of the afternoon.
"It was pleasing - it is always nice to score," he reflected back at the training ground. "I haven't scored in a while so it is good, but the most important thing was to get the win.
"In the games before at home we didn't play well and it was important that we bounced back.
"It's not nice when you go a goal down and it is always going to be uphill from there, but full credit to the lads and we bounced back. Once we got the goal I was quite confident that we would go on and win the game."
Robbie added that his spirits were given a boost by a two-goal show for the Republic of Ireland against Canada on the Tuesday before the Villa game.
"Of course it did, it gives you confidence. Like I said, I hadn't scored for a while and scoring the two goals for Ireland gave me a lift coming back.
"Saying that, if you look at the games before, in four games I don't think I had one chance. I was lucky enough to get a chance on Saturday and score."
Victory over Aston Villa was all the more special to Robbie Keane for getting back on the Premiership goal trail.