By Alex Taylor
Apostolos Vellios scored a wonder goal for Nottingham Forest against Aston Villa on Sunday – and Twitter paid tribute to the emphatic strike.
Vellios, 24, picked the ball up in space 25 yards from goal and with one touch smashed the ball into the top-right corner of the Villa net.
— Sky Sports Football (@SkyFootball) September 11, 2016
The goal put Forest 1-0 up in the fixture but quickfire strikes from Ross McCormack and Rudy Gestede gave the Villans a lead until late in the game.
Roberto Di Matteo’s side couldn’t hold as Henri Lansbury stole in on the 87th minute to level the scores at 2-2.
Fans took to social media to praise the Forest striker with one supporter even claiming he’ll head down to the ground to get a picture with the star.
Here is a collection of the messages on Twitter:
An apology. Apostolos Vellios, we take it all back. You little beauty!! #nffc
— Greg Oram (@greg_oram) September 11, 2016
Forest train 5 minutes away from my house, lord knows I'm going down to grab a picture with the sharp shooter that is Apostolos Vellios
— smart those jeans (@EFC_Dan) September 11, 2016
He's big, he's boss, his name's Apostolos, Vellios, Velliooosss
— Sasha (@SashaBK) September 11, 2016
A stunning finish from Apostolos Vellios. Forest don't deserve to be ahead, but somehow I don't think that will bother Philippe Montanier.
— Kristian Ross (@Kristian7Ross) September 11, 2016
What a hit. Absolutely delighted for Vellios. #NFFC
— Woof Zip Criminal (@fritzromanov) September 11, 2016
Vellios doesn’t do a lot. Good goal out of no where but otherwise ineffective. Didn’t get much service though. #nffc
— Phil Bowell (@philbowell) September 11, 2016
What a goal vellios #nffc
— Harry (@QPR_Harry) September 11, 2016
The result leaves Villa in 17th place in the table after six Championship games this season having already been beaten by Sheffield Wednesday, Bristol City and Luton.
Di Matteo will be hoping for a swift change of fortunes at Villa Park and will know he will need to start winning games if his side are to stand any chance of securing a return to the Premier League.