Aston Villa team news: Fans compare Kodjia to Benteke on Twitter

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14th Sep, 2016 | 9:52pm

Aston Villa fans compare Kodjia to Benteke on Twitter following goal v Brentford

By Harvey Byrne

Aston Villa fans have compared current striker Jonathan Kodjia to former star Christian Benteke on Twitter after an impressive performance against Brentford on Wednesday.

The Ivory Coast international moved to Villa Park from Championship rivals Bristol City in an £11million and his goal against Brentford was his first for the side.

The 26-year-old forward started in the match against the Bee’s in his second appearance for the club following his debut against Nottingham Forest on Sunday.

The match finished 1-1 with Kodjia’s goal being cancelled out late in the match by Brentford defender John Egan.

The striker played the full 90 minutes and many Villa supporters took to Twitter to compare him to current Crystal Palace striker Christian Benteke after his performance.

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Here are a selection of their messages:

Benteke joined Villa from Genk in the summer of 2012 for a £7million fee.

He starred in 101 encounters for the club scoring 49 goals before leaving for Liverpool in £32.5million deal in 2015.

Any comparison to the powerful attacker would have been welcomed by Kodjia, who only moved to England from French side Angers last summer.

He joined Bristol City for £2million and was an instant hit after scoring 20 goals in 48 appearances in all competitions during his debut campaign.

In other Aston Villa team news, Villa fans have taken to Twitter to congratulate former midfielder Marc Albrighton on his goal for Leicester in the Champions League.