Aston Villa came from a goal behind to secure an important 2-1 victory against Brighton & Hove Albion on Saturday (via BBC Sport).
Goals from Jack Grealish and Matt Targett were enough for the Villans to win three points, a result which saw them move three points clear of the relegation zone (BBC Sport).
Plenty of players impressed for Villa as they turned the game around, but one man who was subject to specific praise on social media after the match was centre-back Bjorn Engels.
The Belgian played five accurate long balls, made two clearances, one successful tackle and one interception on the afternoon, whilst also finishing with an impressive 90.4% passing accuracy (WhoScored).
Engels has formed a partnership with Tyrone Mings at the heart of the Villa defence and has started all nine of their Premier League matches so far (via WhoScored).
Villa fans were happy with the former Olympiacos and Reims man’s performance against the Seagulls, and in particular, were praising his partnership with Mings.
Here is what some of them had to say on Twitter…
Nothing better than Engels and Mings in defense!
— Jed Steer Fanpage #AVFC (@AVSteerFanpage) October 19, 2019
Been an absolute class act since joining us. Reminds me so much of the way Mellberg just seamlessly fitted in without any fuss, calm and solid at the back. Absolute snip at £8m, him & Mings are the business at the back
— Simon O’Regan (@SiORegan) October 20, 2019
Solid yesterday Bjorn 🦁💜💙
— Ben (@Benjamin_Wavey) October 20, 2019
Class as always Bjorn
— OliH450- AVFC (@OHampson16) October 19, 2019
Excellent again sir
— Captain Jack. (@10Grealish) October 19, 2019
Another solid game Bjorn UTV
— Steve (@VillanK7R) October 19, 2019
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