Aston Villa moved up to fifth in the Championship standings after they beat Preston North End 2-0 at Deepdale on Wednesday night, and Villa fans were particularly impressed with Alan Hutton’s performance at left-back.
The Scotland international has filled in there in the last four matches following Neil Taylor’s red card against Bolton Wanderers in September, but even when the Welshman returned to the squad in Lancashire he had to settle for a place on the substitutes bench.
Even though Hutton perhaps hasn’t been the most popular figure among the Villa Park faithful during his time with the Midlands outfit having been part of the disappointing seasons in the Premier League and the relegation, he shone against the Lilywhites on Wednesday and proved to be a real handful from an attacking point of view.
Aston Villa supporters were quick to have their say on his showing via social media, and while one described him as “a monster”, another said he is “making me eat my words”.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
Alan Hutton has been great in the last 3 games. Immense performance tonight. So much respect for him. #AVFC
— Kieran Smith (@KJ_TheSmiths) November 1, 2017
Best away performance ive seen im a very long time tonight! Eat my words on hutton. Whelan unsung hero tonight. Credit to bruce. #AVFC
— MARC HUTTON (@thelittlevillan) November 1, 2017
Have to say, credit to Hutton, really justified his selection over Taylor in the end, thought Terry, Chester & Whelan were also strong #avfc
— Reece J (@ReeceyBones) November 1, 2017
Decent away performance tonight villa ? my man Hutton again…I seriously can’t wait till he bags himself a goal ?? #avfc
— Chelsea webster (@chelsea_webby) November 1, 2017
Hutton gets so much stick on here but gives 100% week in week out and is performing ?? #AVFC
— M a t t (@MattyGriffi) November 1, 2017
Hutton the scotish Roberto Carlos now!!, ??? he’s better at left back, another great solid game #avfc
— Layton (Probes) AVFC (@laytonprobert) November 1, 2017
Well played Mr Alan Hutton. #avfc
— Belley (@thebellsarering) November 1, 2017
— Dave Roney (@bigdavehotrod77) November 1, 2017
Hutton making me eat my words and long may it continue ??
— Heart Of The Holte (@HeartOfTheHolte) November 1, 2017