Aston Villa kept up the pressure on the top six, but were forced to settle for a point against Stoke City at Villa Park on Saturday, but Dean Smith’s side remain in the hunt for a top six finish.
Villa were behind twice in this game but goals from Tammy Abraham and a late Jonathan Kodjia equaliser saw Smith’s side come away with a point.
It means that Villa are just three points adrift of Middlesbrough who occupy the last play-off place heading towards Christmas, so they are well in contention.
Smith’s side have their toughest test of the season so far next weekend when they take on Leeds United in what is sure to be a fiercely contested battle at Villa Park.
One man who will be keen to build on some impressive performances for Villa is Orjan Nyland, who made a positive impact and kept Villa in the game at times against Stoke this weekend.
But how did supporters react to his latest impressive performance?
See the best of the reaction from Twitter below…..
You pulled off some superb saves today Orjan and were unlucky with the penalty (so close !) Keep taking onboard everything in training, & continue to do your very best, it will come. Your game is so much better now so keep believing in yourself & keep that defence in check UTV ????
— Steve Tarpey (@0121steviet) December 16, 2018
Pulled off some great saves yesterday Fella well done ????
— Kieron O'Callaghan (@Kieronocall) December 16, 2018
Some good saves yesterday
Keep it up UTV
— Silver Arrows Villain (@Ossie12Simon) December 16, 2018
Did well, keep it up lad
— capitalist propaganda (@ahhwhatishappen) December 16, 2018
Stay strong. Behind a settled defence you will settle too. Unlucky with the penalty
— steve lait (@stevenavfc) December 16, 2018
I don’t think anyone will agree but for me Nyland isn’t as bad a people make out good shot stopper decent distribution just needs to demand his box more #AVFC
— Tom King (@thomasavfc12) December 15, 2018
#AVFC Good fight back today but didn't deserve to win. Too much lateral passing & poor delivery into box. Thought Whelan MOTM. McGinn very good & mention for Nyland. Improving, calm on ball & good shotstopping.
— Joe Fleming (@joefleming65) December 15, 2018
Thought Nyland was very good today in conditions made for keeper errors. Hopefully that will build his confidence a wee bit #avfc
— David Summers (@davidsummers64) December 15, 2018
Nyland had a good game today, made some cracking saves and was unlucky with the penalty, nearly had it #avfc
— Lauren (@LaurenAVFC) December 15, 2018
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