Aston Villa rescued a late 2-2 draw with Brentford on Wednesday evening at Villa Park and fans were pleased with the performance of one of their newest recruits on social media.

The Villans’ late heroics mean Steve Bruce’s side remain unbeaten in the Championship and sit in fifth place as they look to mount another serious charge for Premier League football next season.

Things did not get off to the best start for the home side when Neal Maupay found the back of the net, however, Jonathan Kodjia managed to level the tie up before the half-time whistle.

The Brentford forward then netted his second of the game with less than ten minutes left to play, however, Villa had other ideas about what the end result would be.

Kodjia, who has been in fine form for the club following a terrible injury setback, came up with the goods when he headed home deep into stoppage time to ensure Bruce’s side would get at least a point against the Bees.

Fans were understandably delighted with the performance of the Ivorian on social media, however, one other man appeared to get a number of plaudits.

Supporters took to Twitter to praise Orjan Nyland for his display in goal, with many feeling the goalkeeper made a number of crucial saves during the game to keep them in with a chance of stealing a point.

The 27-year-old, who joined from Ingolstadt this summer, had been the subject of criticism from some fans on social media for recent performances, however, it appears a section of the Villa faithful are prepared to give him a chance.

Here are some of their reactions:

 

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