Fans react to teenage sensation outclassing Aston Villa during their defeat at Fulham
By Amir Mir
Ryan Sessegnon scored for Fulham as they beat Aston Villa 3-1 at Craven Cottage on Easter Monday – and fans on Twitter have praised the highly-rated youngster.
The 16-year-old teenage sensation opened the scoring in the first half when he calmly slotted home from inside the box against Steve Bruce’s side, who had a man sent off five minutes later.
Striker Jonathan Kodjia was shown a straight red card for his kick at Ryan Fredericks on 22 minutes.
Despite the number advantage for the home team, Jack Grealish equalised after the break with a brilliant curling shot.
However, Fulham restored their lead just six minutes later through Sone Aluko before Neeskens Kebano made sure of the points with ten minutes remaining.
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Fans were impressed with Sessegnon’s performance during the game as the teenager showed calmness and great ability on the ball.
He was constantly proving to be a threat, linking up with his attackers, beating his man and picking out the right pass.
Overall, considering his age, supporters believe the Fulham youngster has a bright future ahead of him as he outclassed Villa on Monday afternoon.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
— Nick Godwin (@NickGodwinsport) April 17, 2017
That Sessegnon for Fulham is some player, imagine having a manager brave enougth to play the youngsters. #avfc
— Villa Mad (@VillaMad3) April 17, 2017
Love that getting undone by a 16 year old
— Rob⚽️ (@Robert_avfc14) April 17, 2017
Ryan Sessegnon now playing right wing and scoring at 16. What a future he has
— Ryan Payne (@AyyyPanye) April 17, 2017
Bree is too exposed. First time I've seen Sessegnon play, looks the real deal. Perhaps we'll buy him for £25m this summer ????????
— Rummers (@kikmon) April 17, 2017
Sessegnon and Cairney are so good Fulham very good to watch
— James Lowden (@JamesLowden) April 17, 2017
Over the course of the season, Sessegnon has played 27 matches in all competitions for his promotion-chasing side, scoring seven goals and supplying four assists.
Furthermore, he has played 23 Championship matches where he has found the back of the net on five occasions with the youngsters stock rising game by game.
Sessegnon has scored against the likes of Premier League outfit Hull and automatic hopefuls Newcastle during this campaign.
His most impressive performance came during his side’s 3-1 win at St James’ Park in March when he netted a stunning brace playing on the left wing.
In other Aston Villa news, this duo need to be sold following the defeat against Fulham.