Deeney wrote in his pre-match programme notes that he took no pleasure in Villa’s plight.
But you would not have known it after watching him celebrate a 90th-minute equaliser, followed by a winner deep into stoppage time.
“We’ll take that — and to score two against Villa was definitely a nice feeling,” said Deeney.
Villa twice led at Vicarage Road through Ciaran Clark’s header and Jordan Ayew’s strike, which sandwiched a fine free-kick from Almen Abdi.
The beleaguered midlanders, who had Aly Cissokho sent off with 15 minutes left, could not hold out as Deeney condemned them to a club record 11th straight defeat.
Gomes, Paredes (Berghuis 57), Cathcart, Britos, Anya, Abdi, Mario Suarez, Watson, Jurado (Amrabat 71), Deeney, Ighalo.
Nyom, Prodl, Ake, Guedioura, Pantilimon.
Bunn, Clark, Lescott, Toner, Hutton, Westwood, Bacuna, Gana (Sinclair 88), Cissokho, Ayew (Sanchez 79), Gestede.
Guzan, Richards, Veretout, Gil, Grealish.