Aston Villa kept their faint hopes of finishing in the play-off spots alive as they beat Queens Park Rangers 1-0 at Villa Park on Tuesday night.
Steve Bruce’s side still lie nine points behind sixth-placed Sheffield Wednesday with just six fixtures of the season remaining, but a run of seven wins in their last eight Championship fixtures as given them hope that they could yet gatecrash the top six.
While they have conceded just once during that fine sequence of form, they have relied on striker Jonathan Kodjia to get the goals at the other end and he proved to be the match-winner again in midweek.
The Ivory Coast international has netted seven times in his last seven appearances, and has 18 league goals for the campaign.
Villa supporters were quick to praise the 27-year-old after the final whistle, with many wondering where they would be without him.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction to his performance…
I was unjust in criticising @J_Kodjia earlier this season. He has the ability to score outrageous goals and is the main man! Sorry JK! ???? UTV
— Rory McDermott (@rmcd014) April 5, 2017
please tell me he will be here next season……we need him.. With kodj we will ne back in the prem!
— Sonia Kingscott (@soniakingscott) April 5, 2017
— steve gough (@premtravel_avfc) April 5, 2017
— Alex Rainsford (@alex_rainsford) April 5, 2017
Kodjia's actually a machine, what a player
— . (@DannyWillixms) April 5, 2017
Loving watching Kodjia at the moment. Wonderful to see in form confident player.
— john wragg (@downthelamb) April 5, 2017
Johnathon kodjia, the finest @AVFCOfficial player since Christian benteke left
— Andy Pearsall (@andy_pearsall) April 5, 2017