Axel Tuanzebe made his first start in an Aston Villa shirt in the Championship game against Fulham on Saturday and fans were over the moon at what they saw.
The young centre-back made a 23-minute cameo appearance in the 3-2 win against Burton but Steve Bruce started him today at right-back and fans will be hoping they see more of him in future games, despite a 2-0 defeat.
The 20-year-old joined from Man United in January on loan for the rest of the season and put in a strong display against a good Fulham team.
He controlled Fulham’s wonderkid Ryan Sessegnon in the first half and looked a real prospect at this level.
He helped keep the score 0-0 at half-time but couldn’t do anything to stop Sessegnon getting the opening goal in the 52nd minute.
Fulham secured the three points with a Floyd Ayite goal in the 71st minute.
Here are the best reactions to Tuanzaebe on his full debut from Aston Villa fans:
Tuanzebe is a rock, need Elmo to do some decent crosses though
— Will (@willtaylor_96) February 17, 2018
Sessegnon lowest rated. Tuanzebe highest.
— Foxy (@FoxyN77) February 17, 2018
Tuanzebe is absolute quality, a rock on the right #avfc
— Richard Silvester (@Richie_Silver) February 17, 2018
@7500toHolte tuanzebe is looking good. Confident and had sessgnons number from the get go
— Jay (@j_bugden82) February 17, 2018
Tuanzebe is a serious player 🔥
— Garin (@GarinWilliams) February 17, 2018
Tuanzebe impressed so far at RB #AVFC
— HomeOfTheVilla (@TheVillaHome) February 17, 2018
Tuanzebe is 🔥
— Scott (@AVFC_Scott) February 17, 2018
Tuanzebe starting at RB and impressing in the early stages by the sound of it. https://t.co/SNMqGWZCgm
— Gary (@Gary_E336) February 17, 2018
Impressed with Tuanzebe. #avfc
— Guy Bradley (@GuyBradley) February 17, 2018
Tuanzebe dealing with Sessegnon then, good move
— Joe Steed (@jsteed89) February 17, 2018
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