Aston Villa played out a dramatic 3-3 draw with Preston North End on Tuesday evening, a game which had plenty of twists and turns.
The hosts raced into a two-goal lead in the first half but the match turned on it’s head after the interval, as Villa saw James Chester sent off – which allowed their opponents to claw themselves back into the game, taking a 3-2 lead late on.
Yannick Bolasie came off the bench to rescue a point for Steve Bruce’s side but it could have been even better for Villa, who saw a last-minute penalty from Glenn Whelan saved by Preston stopper Chris Maxwell.
The draw extended Villa’s poor run of form to just one victory from their last ten matches across all competitions and leaves them floating in the bottom-half of the table.
Fans took to social media to react to Whelan’s dramatic penalty miss and many questioned why he was even on spot-kick duty in the first place. We have gathered some of the best reactions below.
How can you let a guy who’s scored ONCE in seven years to take a penalty last kick of the game FFS!!!!!!!!!
— Matthew Selt (@MattSelt) October 2, 2018
— Sean Logue (@villaman1988) October 2, 2018
Jesus wept. Glenn Whelan, that renowned penalty taker… #BruceOut
— Dan B (@danbeasley1) October 2, 2018
Glenn Whelan. Really?? Glenn F**king Whelan. Get Bruce out tonight, dont wait till the morning.
— shanew (@shanea85) October 2, 2018
Imagine if we had a striker on to take penalties..
— Craig Turton-Lyndel (@MrDelDante) October 2, 2018
— Darren (@caspots) October 2, 2018
— Jay (@avfc_jay) October 2, 2018
Down to 10 men so we use the tactics of lump it forward. Get a penalty give it to a man who doesn’t score ffs really????
— Jon rogers (@JonJonrogers76) October 2, 2018
Bruce out and take the penalty maestro Whelan with you. Disgusting second half performance even before the sending off
— Ryan Stringer (@rjstringer) October 2, 2018
Whelan!? That top-notch penalty taker. Who ever thought that was a good idea!?
— Graham Eva (@GreyEva1) October 2, 2018
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