Taking nothing away from Aston Villa’s mauling of a second-string version of league leaders Liverpool in the EFL Cup on Tuesday, the home fans were delighted with the performance of goalkeeper Orjan Nyland, who kept a clean sheet in the 5-0 success.
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Liverpool’s younger contingent dominated possession and out-shot Dean Smith’s side despite the one-sided scoreline.
Nyland had only made one senior appearance prior to Villa’s midweek victory, when he came on as a substitute in their 2-1 defeat at Wolves in November.
Fans appeared to be in agreement by lauding the goalkeeper for his performance after helping to secure Villa’s place in the semi-finals, with supporters offering plenty of kind words following the 29-year-old’s display.
Below you can find the thoughts of Villa fans on Twitter who were more than pleased with their goalkeeper:
— dan stator (@stator_) December 17, 2019
Nyland was superb! Glad both Kodj and Wes got a goal, also happy Chezzie got 75 under his belt! Bring on Saturday UTV🦁
— Matty (@VillaMatt91) December 17, 2019
Nyland > Steer #AVFC
— Dom🌹 (@DomH97) December 18, 2019
Superb performance Orjan – and good to see a GK who doesn’t panic with the ball at his feet. Keep it up.
— Son Lyme (@Son_Lyme) December 18, 2019
Well done for tonight! Smashed it, thank you utv
— Mayne (@_Rich_Mayne) December 18, 2019
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Motm for me superb saves well done Nyland 👏👏
— Andy Taylor (@AndyTails) December 18, 2019
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