By Harvey Byrne
Aston Villa fans have taken to Twitter to congratulate former midfielder Marc Albrighton on his goal for Leicester in the Champions League on Wednesday evening.
The Villa youth graduate started the match for the Foxes against Belgian side Club Brugge and he scored within the first five minutes of his Champions League bow.
Leicester have gone in at half time 2-0 up thanks to Albrighton’s goal and a Riyad Mahrez stike, as the Premier League champions look to start with a victory in a rare appearance in Europe.
Villa fans took to Twitter to congratulate their former player, while many were quick to point out that some fans didn’t rate him in their side.
Here are a selection of their messages on the social media site:
Remember when people said Albrighton wasn't good enough… #avfc
— Stiggy Long (@stiggaroo) September 14, 2016
— Dickie B (@dickiebaird) September 14, 2016
— James Downes (@JamesDownes1991) 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
Albrighton scores in champions league, well done son #AVFC
— paul danton (@triplex77) September 14, 2016
Albrighton and Sinclair playing Champions League football. #AVFC playing at home to Brentford. Where did it all go wrong?
— andrew rankin (@a_rankin1) September 14, 2016
— Kieran Doody (@kierandoody) September 14, 2016
Albrighton left Aston Villa in 2014 for current side Leicester after joining at the age of eight.
He played a key part in the Foxes surprise Premier League win, featuring in all 38 league matches scoring two goals and providing seven assists.
At the same time as one of their former players scoring in the Champions League, Villa are being occupied by Brentford in the Championship.
The Midlands side have reshuffled their team which suffered relegation last season bringing in new manager Roberto Di Matteo and as well as nine new players as they look to return to the top flight at the first time of asking.