By Amir Mir
Henri Lansbury started the game for Aston Villa as they were beaten 2-1 by Nottingham Forest – and fans of his former club have slated him on Twitter.
Midfielder Lansbury left the City Ground to join their Midlands rivals Villa in January and returned back to his former club on Saturday night where he suffered a defeat.
This despite Jonathan Kodjia giving the away side the lead with a brilliant curling shot but an error from Sam Johnstone allowed Britt Assombalonga to level before half time.
Gary Brazil’s side kept the majority of possession throughout the game and when Jack Grealish was sent off with 12 minutes to go Forest capitalised.
Teenager Ben Brereton fired in the winner in stoppage time to help his team secure a valuable three points.
Lansbury was taken off by manager Steve Bruce with five minutes left on the clock for winger and academy product Andre Green.
Forest fans on Twitter believe he slowed things down for Villa in midfield as they were glad that he left their club.
On the other hand, others joked that his head was not in the right place, after Lansbury made those similar comments while trying to push through a move to Villa last month.
Furthermore, another fan believes with Lansbury no longer part of their team, they are looking a much better outfit.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
For me it wasn't about making Lansbury eat humble pie tonight it was about a much needed win but also 1st goal for Ben Brereton #nffc
— DB (@domthered) February 4, 2017
Watching Lansbury made me realise that Im he's left. Prancing around arrogantly yet slowed everything down for Villa. Good riddance. #NFFC
— Ben (@BenNFFC2002) February 4, 2017
— Gaz (@gazhursthouse) February 4, 2017
The Lansbury deal looks like a good piece of bussiness on this showing ! #nffc
— Dan Dare (@TravisBickle54) February 4, 2017
In other Aston Villa news, this January signing needs to axed following the defeat against Forest.