Manchester United loanee Axel Tuanzebe impressed Aston Villa fans on Twitter as the Villians knicked a 1-0 win away at League 2 side Yeovil Town in the Carabao Cup on Tuesday evening.
The hosts had a goal disallowed for a foul just before half-time and striker Alex Fisher had a penalty saved by Villa keeper Andre Moreira in the second half, before Conor Hourihane sealed the win for the Championship side.
Tuanzebe spent the second half of last season on loan at Steve Bruce’s side and returned this summer for a full season in the Championship. The 20-year-old, who played at right-back in the league win over Wigan, was alongside Elphick at the heart of the defence and impressed the Villa fans.
On more than one occasion he prevented what would have been certain goals, clearing one off the line when Yeovil looked certain to take the lead.
Take a look at some of the best tweets from Villa fans on Tuanzebe’s performance below.
Tuanzebe HAS to be MOTM. Played next to an idiot and in front of a clown. Gets it for sheer bloody persistence… #AVFC
— Keith Stokes (@keithlstokes) 14 August 2018
One definite positive was Tuanzebe, hoping he becomes regular centre back partner to Chester now with De Leat as RB and Hutton or quality Loan as LB. #avfc
— Foxy (@FoxyN77) August 14, 2018
On the plus side, after an “iffy” start, Tuanzebe has quite impressed me at centre back tonight. #avfc
— David Summers (@davidsummers64) August 14, 2018
Moreira clearly needs a few games to settle down so reserving judgement for now, but can’t understand Bruce singling him out for praise and not mentioning Tuanzebe. Clearly the second best CB at the club and needs to partner Chezzie #avfc
— Jonny Gilkes (@jmgilkes) August 14, 2018
Some positives though…. Tuanzebe did well at centre back imo and that was more like the old Kodjia for the goal, he’s finding his was back just needs a goal for his confidence #avfc
— Pricey (@DJ_Pricey) August 14, 2018
Tuanzebe was solid #AVFC
— Jason Price (@PriceyNumber1) 14 August 2018
Thought Tuanzebe was quality tbh, in his proper position who'd of thought it! Green very good too as was Jack as usual! Kodjia looked more like himself too… Well banana skin avoided onto the next one! Gives the kids more game time atleast
— Jordan Spencer (@JordAvfc) August 14, 2018
— HOLTEENDER4LIFE (@ONELOVEAVFC) August 14, 2018
Another win for the Villa, awful game which was expected. Tuanzebe at CB looked decent #avfc
— Harley (@PJ_Harley) August 14, 2018
Tuanzebe done enough from what I've seen to earn a space alongside Chester in the next game. De Laet or Elmo at RB. #avfc
— MrAstonVilla (@villa1st) August 14, 2018