Aston Villa fans have taken to Twitter to react in delight after Alan Hutton put the icing on the cake in their 4-2 derby win over rivals Birmingham City.
The visitors took the lead through Lukas Jutkiewicz but were quickly pegged back by Jonathan Kodjia’s equaliser, before further goals from Jack Grealish and Tammy Abraham took the game out of Garry Monk’s side reach.
However, the crowning moment for almost everyone inside Villa Park came in the 76th minute, when fans’ favourite Hutton ran almost the entire length of the pitch, taking on numerous men in the process, before finding the bottom left corner.
For a player who rarely finds the back of the net, very rarely, this was the moment that the Midlands derby needed to really kickstart the party atmosphere for Dean Smith on his first taste of the occasion as Villains boss.
Of course, for such an iconic moment, Villa fans took to Twitter to express their jubilation…
Takes a pay cut to stay at a club that was in financial disaster – to run the pitch and score against our greatest rivals. WHAT A MAN ?
— Andy Rogers (@AVFCRogers) November 25, 2018
wikipedia lads already at work pic.twitter.com/ieDWpKnYtF
— ? (@APortInAnyStorm) November 25, 2018
They now call Cafu the Brazilian Alan Hutton
— Martin Laurence (@martinlaurence7) November 25, 2018
— Matt Lynch (@mattlyynch) November 25, 2018
Ends debate for me. Whatever happened previously and whatever happens from now, Alan Hutton will be remembered as a legend for that goal.
— Sir Bob XXX (@SupportAVFC) November 25, 2018
Alan Hutton, a full back who has only once scored for Aston Villa in years has…
…ran length of pitch, taken the ball past numerous Blues players in a local derby, and scored a fine solo goal in front of the home end.
Take heart, remainers.
Exceptional things can happen.
— David Allen Green (@davidallengreen) November 25, 2018
And So it was cemented in history that November 25th was thereby decreed to be Sir Alan Hutton Day.
— Goppa (@The_Goppa) November 25, 2018
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