By Amir Mir
Aston Villa fans on Twitter congratulated Marc Albrighton for scoring Leicester City’s first-ever Champions League goal against Club Brugge on Wednesday night.
The 24-year-old latched on from a defensive mistake to write his name into Foxes’ history, as Claudio Ranieri’s side went on to beat the Belgium champions 3-0 in their own back yard.
Albrighton was released by Villa in 2014, but has since gone on to lift the Premier League crown in 2015/16 and score Leicester’s first Champions League goal.
Villa supporters put into context where the winger’s career is at, compared with Aston Villa since his release in 2014.
While Albrighton was scoring a goal on the biggest stage of club football, Villa were playing Championship football against Brentford.
Some supporters did question why he was released by the club considering the success and history he has gone on to make.
But most congratulated the boyhood Villa fan for working hard and getting his reward by scoring a Champions League goal.
Here is a selection of Aston Villa supporters on Twitter reacting to Albrighton scoring in the CL
— Tomas Moore (@moore_tomas) September 14, 2016
— Dickie B (@dickiebaird) September 14, 2016
Shout out Marc Albrighton for creating his own bit of history last night. Couldn't happen to a better chap #avfc
— Dalian @kinson (@Dun_Deal_) September 15, 2016
Marc Albrighton the lad who was sitting in the holte end a few weeks back is banging in champions league 👊🏼👊🏼 #avfc
— Louis (@LouuC92) September 14, 2016
— LuisMiguelEchegaray (@lmechegaray) September 14, 2016
Super happy for the #AVFC lad Albrighton.
— Neil (@Ixeus) September 14, 2016
Albrighton – not good enough for villa first 11, wins prem, scores 5 mins into champ league debut 🤔 #avfc
— Matt Chambers (@Matimatique) September 14, 2016
— James Downes (@JamesDownes1991) September 14, 2016
Remember when people said Albrighton wasn't good enough… #avfc
— Stiggy Long (@stiggaroo) September 14, 2016
In other Aston Villa team news, this midfielder should be axed by Roberto Di Matteo as the Midlands side travel to Ipswich.