Conor Hourihane shot down by official Aston Villa account in Twitter exchange
By Matt Farr
Conor Hourihane has tried to take credit on Twitter for Aston Villa’s opening goal in their 2-0 win against Rotherham on Saturday – but the club are having none of it.
Aston Villa’s Albert Adomah had fired the ball across the face of the Rotherham goal only for Millers defender Will Vaulks to turn the ball into the back of his own net.
But Hourihane had wheeled away in celebration in an attempt to take credit for the strike, triggering a light-hearted exchange between the midfielder and the club on Twitter.
Villa’s official club Twitter account had posted a replay of Vaulks’ own goal on Monday afternoon, alongside the caption: ‘Not a chance you’re claiming this @ConorHourihane.’
harsh.. clear touch ????????
— Conor Hourihane (@ConorHourihane) March 6, 2017
The 26-year-old swiftly replied by joking that he got a clear touch, insisting that not allowing him to claim the goal as his own was a “harsh” decision.
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Hourihane had earlier netted his first goal for the club since his January move from Barnsley in the victory over Bristol City the previous week.
Jonathan Kodjia’s 87th minute strike, however, was much clearer for all to see, handing Aston Villa their third straight victory.
They are now up to 13th in the Championship table, with a visit to third placed Huddersfield the next item on the agenda for Tuesday.