'Top class', 'What a man' - Villa fans rave about one player despite dull 0-0 v Millwall
Aston Villa fans were underwhelmed following todays lacklustre performance against Millwall, but they were thankful for one man – loanee goalkeeper Sam Johnstone.
On loan from Manchester United, Johnstone has impressed the powers that be at Old Trafford to the extent that the club have extended his contract through 2019, per reports from the Daily Mail.
The English shot-stopper kept Villa in the game today, making eight saves and he also earned his ninth clean sheet of the season in the process, as Villa drew 0-0 with Millwall.
Here are a few of the best Twitter reactions following the game:
— CarterTony (@MrAnthonyCarter) December 9, 2017
On a brighter note, Sam Johnstone is top class. Kept us in the game today.
— Bob Warman ❤️ Villa (@SupportAVFC) December 9, 2017
Full time 0-0. Frustrating match. Not good enough from Villa today (except Sam Johnstone — he was great). Dropped points. I'm @PBVogel and I'm sorry you watched that.
— 7500 To Holte (@7500toHolte) December 9, 2017
@samjohnstone50 what a man
— Adam fox (@AdamFox1874) December 9, 2017
Shame he was forced to show so much class today due to the rest of the dog turd on display in villa shirts today
— Craig Williamson (@craigwill85) December 9, 2017
— Alexander Morgan (@1AGMorgan) December 9, 2017
— The AVFC Faithful ???? ???? (@TheAVFCFaithful) December 9, 2017
Thank Zeus we had him!!! ????
— Nikki Gough (@campn321) December 9, 2017
The Daily Mail reports that the reason United are wanting to extend the contract of the 24-year-old is to ward off interest from Villa, who are keen to finalise a permanent deal.
Johnstone, who has spent most of his career on loan at various clubs, has represented England at all levels from Under 16’s to Under-20’s and is certainly a promising talent.
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Villa fans are desperate to keep the young keeper, who has now made over 40 appearnaces for the claret and blue.
The point today means that Villa stay rock solid in the play-off places, in fifth.
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