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Aston Villa fans react to Conor Hourihane display against Newcastle United

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Aston Villa fans react to Conor Hourihane display against Newcastle United

The Irish midfielder provided the cross for Aston Villa’s equaliser at St James’ Park.

Aston Villa fought back to claim what could be a vital point against Newcastle United at St James’ Park as they continue their fight against relegation. 

Mohammed Elmohamady scored an equaliser, with a little help from Martin Dubravka, to give Villa a share of the spoils after Dwight Gayle had scored moments after coming on as a substitute. 

Indeed, it was substitutes who had the biggest impact on this game, with Aston Villa’s goal also set up by a player who came off the bench. 

Conor Hourihane delivered the set-piece for the goal and it had some Aston Villa fans scratching their heads. 

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND – JUNE 24: (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

The Republic of Ireland international is not always the most popular player with Villa fans. The midfielder is often the target for criticism online. In the final minute, his poor delivery from a free-kick saw plenty of Aston Villa fans pounding keyboards. 

But with John McGinn struggling since his return to fitness and Aston Villa generally lacking creativity, Hourihane’s dead-ball delivery could be a serious weapon for Dean Smith’s side throughout the remainder of the Premier League campaign. 

Here is how some Aston Villa fans reacted to the Irishman’s impactful display…


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