Henri Lansbury bagged two assists and and put in an influential performance during Aston Villa’s 2-1 win over Wolves in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday evening.
Lansbury set up both of Villa’s goals in their Midlands derby victory over rivals Wolves, putting a well-weighted through ball on a plate for Anwar El Ghazi to squeeze it under John Ruddy.
Later on in the match, almost immediately after Wolves equalised through Patrick Cutrone, Villa took the lead again – with Lansbury directing a good free-kick into the path of Ahmed Elmohamady to bundle it home at the near post.
The 29-year-old put on a fantastic display at Villa park, undoubtedly being the difference between victory and defeat – advancing Dean Smith’s side to the League Cup quarter-finals almost single-handedly.
In stark contrast, Lansbury has barely been given a look-in so far this season in the Premier League, playing just nine minutes of the campaign over two brief cameos off the bench.
Now, it looks like he could be knocking on the door, with Aston Villa celebrating the midfielder’s performance in a Twitter post.
As a result, supporters have flocked to have their say on the Englishman, labelling him with deserved praise.
Good performance. Needs to say fit.
— Captain Jack. (@10Grealish) October 30, 2019
A real work horse
— Tom (@ThomasGardner_) October 30, 2019
I think he’s a great player. Could do a job this season.
— Jinks.i.am (@y2Jinks) October 30, 2019
So under rated 💁🏼♀️
— Claire ellis-m (@Claireellism2) October 30, 2019
Always say he should get more game time
— Beki ‘Bex’ Rider (@beki5rider) October 30, 2019
Well played Henri been really unlucky with injuries but hopefully can remain fit as I believe can play big part for us this season.UTV
— Paul Darby (@PaulDar59616002) October 30, 2019
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Lansbury is class! START THAT MAN!!!!!
— Maximillion Foy (@MaximillionFoy) October 30, 2019