Aston Villa fans react to Conor Hourihane’s roasting on Twitter

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Aston Villa began their first Premier League campaign in three seasons with defeat at the hands of Tottenham in north London last Saturday as the Champions League runners-up came out on top with a 3-1 win.

John McGinn had opened the scoring for the visitors and Villa held firm for the best part of an hour before a trio of goals put to bed a dream start for Dean Smith’s men.

Summer arrival Tanguy Ndombele scored a long-range strike before Harry Kane’s quick-fire brace wrapped things up in the final four minutes.

The following morning after the match, Villa midfielder Conor Hourihane dug out a tweet from five years ago which had previously doubted his potential, ironically from one member of the Villa fanbase…

Hourihane has worked his way up from League Two and Plymouth Argyle to the Premier League with Aston Villa via a spell at Barnsley in League One and the Championship.

The tweet sparked quite the reaction from much of the Villa Park fanbase.

One supporter lauded the 28-year-old, stating that his goals and assists got the club back to where they belong and after Saturday, he could say he stood up to one of the best in the country.

A further fan praised his top attitude and personality, telling him not to listen to any doubters whilst one added that he was class in the first half against Spurs.

Hourihane scored eight and assisted 11 goals last term in the Championship.

Here’s the best of the reaction:

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