Orjan Nyland finally made his Premier League debut during Aston Villa’s clash with Wolverhampton Wanderers on Sunday afternoon.
The 29-year-old had not even been in the squad for a top-flight fixture ahead of the match against Wolves, who ran out 2-1 winners on home soil.
Number two Jed Steer – featuring in place of the injured Tom Heaton – was forced off the field in the early exchanges, though, which allowed Nyland to earn some first-team minutes.
The Norway international could not prevent his side from suffering a defeat in their final match before the November international break.
However, judging by the reaction on social media, the Villa fans were pleased with what they saw from the stopper on the afternoon.
Indeed, many took to Twitter to praise Nyland’s display at Molineux, with a number pleased to see him back in action after overcoming a ruptured Achilles.
A selection of the reaction is available to view below:
You played well yesterday , but it was not to be
— June Mynard (@kelwell16) November 11, 2019
You did a good job yesterday. Nothing you could do about the goals
— Michael Beavon (@mbeavon) November 11, 2019
Fair play, especially in difficult circumstances. Good job.
— Bhavick Ricky Popat (@RickyPopat) November 11, 2019
Played well yesterday, nothing you could do about the goals.
— Rob (@robmilbs) November 11, 2019
You put a good shift in mate. Unlucky with their first goal: you were so close, man! 🤦♂️
We go again 🤘
— Danny AAces (@DAaces) November 11, 2019
Top man Orjan coming into the game after a few minutes, looked like you’ve never been away, looked very composed, well played 👏👏👏
— StanTheMan (@StanStaunton) November 11, 2019
Your performance was really good fella , great to see you back
— Tom Creaney (@CreaneyTom) November 11, 2019
You did a great job.
— matt king (@jeanstshirt) November 11, 2019