Aston Villa stepped into the play-off hunt with an eye-opening win over Frank Lampard’s Derby County at the weekend.
Dean Smith’s side got their first away win under their new manager with a comfortable 3-0 win against the Rams, with goals from John McGinn, Conor Hourihane and Tammy Abraham giving Villa a deserved win.
The win takes Smith’s side up to 11th in the Championship table and more importantly, they are just four points behind Derby, who occupy the last play-off place.
One player who has received his fair share of criticism this season has been Villa goalkeeper, Orjan Nyland.
The summer signing has made some notable errors in his time between the sticks for the promotion chasing side, but showed just what he is capable of with a number of impressive saves to keep Derby out at the weekend.
But how did Villa fans react to Nyland’s positive showing at the weekend?
See the best of the reaction from social media below….
Well played Ørjan! Amazing TEAM performance, all 11 players and subs played their part. Some wonderful saves from you before the break too. ???? #UTV
— Aston Pablo (@AstonPablo) November 10, 2018
Best performances by this man to date.
— Kasir Kkay (@Kkasir23) November 10, 2018
Credit to you Nyland. Another clean sheet keep it up.UTV.
— Chez Avfc (@AvfcUTV1) November 10, 2018
Goalkeeper is probably the one position that need time to settle in and gain confidence because one mistake roles on your back. I admit, at times this season I’ve criticised you but I really hope you can carry that number one jersey and become a top keeper! #avfc @OrjanHNyland1
— Total Villa (@Total_Villa) November 11, 2018
Coming on leaps and bounds… providing a lot of people wrong at the moment, including myself!! UTV
— Rob Hardy (@rphardy7_rob) November 11, 2018
2nd clean sheet in a row. You are building. Been a rocky road at times but showing your confidence now. We are behind you !
— craig greatrex (@craggers2020) November 11, 2018
Good performance today keep this up and you'll prove us doubters wrong and I'll be more than happy to admit I was wrong
— Stuart Carter (@stuart445) November 10, 2018
Benchmark set today! Great game today. Keep it up! ????
— Gav Mac (@VillanGav) November 10, 2018
Superb today Orjan, stay strong, be confident and believe in yourself. We will be with you all the way! ????????????????????
— Mark Edwards (@MarkEUFC) November 10, 2018
Keep believing Orjan, we can see your performances and confidence growing game by game.. 2 clean sheets in a row and a great team performance. Enjoy.. Well done ????????????????????????
— Martin Barber (@ScorpioMart) November 10, 2018