By Harvey Byrne
Aston Villa fans were delighted on Twitter with what they saw from Jonathan Kodjia in his first appearance for the club.
The former Bristol City frontman started Sunday’s match against Nottingham Forest at Villa Park and played the full 90 minutes.
The 26-year-old forward was not able to get on the score sheet in the 2-2 draw with Rudy Gestede and Ross McCormack finding the net for Villa, while goals from Apostolos Vellios and Henri Lansbury stopped Roberto Di Matteo’s side from picking up their second win in their Championship campaign.
Despite not scoring Aston Villa fans were clearly delighted with what they saw from the Ivory Coast international in his first outing and many took to social media to applaud the forward.
Here are a selection of their messages on Twitter:
Very impressed with Kodjia today. Top signing #avfc
— Jonny Gilkes (@jmgilkes) September 11, 2016
Kodjia looked class today #avfc
— JAMES (@FairgrieveJ) September 11, 2016
Can't believe we only scored two. Ayew and Kodjia both deserved at least one. Didn't need all those forwards after going ahead though. #avfc
— Graham G (@jambonvilla) September 11, 2016
— Andy Miller (@millerav_13) September 11, 2016
— Steve Guise (@kwxtra) September 11, 2016
Kodjia impressed me today. Deserved a goal for his efforts #avfc
— John Byng (@john_byng) September 11, 2016
When we were 2-1 up Jedi should have come on to sure up MF but flip 28 shots at goal?! ? Great goal from Rudy Kodjia looks the deal ?? #AVFC
— Julie Bayley (@JulieBayleyIFA) September 11, 2016
More points dropped. A frustrating afternoon. Kodjia looks like he'll eventually be a player that will excite! Liking the look of him #AVFC
— Quoc Nguyen (@QN1981) September 11, 2016
Kodjia moved to Villa Park in an £11million deal from Championship rivals Bristol City this summer.
He only moved to England last year in a £2million move from French side Angers to Ashton Gate and impressed during his debut season scoring 19 goals in 48 appearances in all competitions.
Aston Villa are sat in 17th place in the league table after six games and they could face another difficult battle in midweek against Brentford, with the Bees battling at the top end of the table.
In other Aston Villa team news, fans were left frustrated on Twitter following Sunday’s draw.