Aston Villa fans react on Twitter to performance of Emi Martinez
Aston Villa defeated Sheffield United 1-0 to kick off their Premier League campaign with a victory at Villa Park, with Emi Martinez the hero of the hour.
The goalkeeper checked in from Arsenal last week and his penalty save with the score goalless proved the catalyst for a Villa win.
Ezri Konsa scored the only goal of the game but it could have been so different had John Lundstram had scored from the penalty spot prior to half-time.
Martinez won the FA Cup with Arsenal last season but would have spent the 2020/21 campaign playing second fiddle behind Bernd Leno.
With that in mind, he jumped at the chance to join Aston Villa in a deal worth £20 million, signing a four-year deal at Villa Park.
His debut couldn’t have really gone much better and following his showing supporters were quick to rave about him on Twitter.
Martinez, 28 has plenty of years left ahead of him and on the face of things, he already looks like a shrewd piece of business by the Villans.
Here is a selection of Tweets from Villa fans on the performance of Emi Martinez during last night’s win over Sheffield United.
You played incredibly well and watching players pass all kinds of passes back to you it is as if you are an outfield player the way you are so calm in the way you control the ball and play it out. You inspire confidence throughout the defence. Amazing performance, our No.1,👊
— Ncc415 (@Porkyboxster) September 21, 2020
Class save on your debut as well really felt the confidence today… missus even said omg a penalty here we go only for me to say hold on dont right us off just yet got a feelin about this… on🔥🔥👏👏
— scott fothergill (@scottfothergil2) September 21, 2020
We love you already ❤️ no for real! I had you and alisson becker as my GK in FPL. AND I think I'll switch back and forth unlike what I did last season unless alisson was injured. 😉
— Steph (@StephRWD) September 21, 2020
Great debut – well done – now phone your homey Buendia and get him to join you at Villa please ;)
— bonker99 (@bonker_99) September 21, 2020
Amazing performance and hopefully the start of a very successful time as a Villain 👍🏻
— Luc Wood (@straightedgeze2) September 21, 2020
Fantastic performance Emi, first down many more to come!! We are in safe hands. #UTV
— sunny chahal (@schahal77) September 21, 2020
— Hodko 🎒 (@Balxgun) September 21, 2020