Aston Villa suffered yet another defeat in the Premier League on Thursday night – but some of the club’s supporters on Twitter did at least find some positivity from the performance of defender Ezri Konsa.
Dean Smith’s side were beaten 3-0 at home to Manchester United, which leaves them needing a huge turnaround in their remaining four games to avoid relegation.
The Midlands club sit 19th in the table four points from safety going into the closing fixtures and are on a 10-game streak in the league without a win.
Bruno Fernandes, Mason Greenwood and Paul Pogba were all on the scoresheet for visitors United, but the game was overshadowed by a controversial VAR penalty incident in the first-half.
Fernandes earned his spot-kick for the visitors when Konsa was judged to have fouled him in the box, but it appeared on closer inspection that the United playmaker had fouled the Villa man.
A selection of Villa supporters on social media picked out Konsa as a bright spark from the result despite being involved in the much discussed penalty event.
Konsa, who is conventionally a centre-back, continued his recent run as a right-back in the starting XI and offered a decent attacking threat for his side in the contest.
The 22-year-old delivered some excellent crosses to the box early on when the hosts were on top for a spell, but none of his teammates could convert and he then spent the rest of the match busy with his back to goal.
Here are some Villa fans on Konsa:
Was loving Konsa’s deliveries early in the game….. #avfc
— GTHEB (@BruceRioch4) July 9, 2020
I though Konsa actually played okay
— Wayne T (@witton_warrior) July 9, 2020
Even impressed by Konsa tonight. He’s done well in an unfamiliar position and delivered three brilliant crosses in the first half that we should have done better with. #avfc need to do something special now.
— Rich ? (@Bisqwit) July 9, 2020
3 players that have impressed me tonight that’s all. Luiz, Konsa and Hause #avfc
— Sam ??? (@Sammy78avfc) July 9, 2020
Maybe an unpopular opinion but I think Konsa has improved drastically and has huge potential #AVFC
— AVFCNews (@AllAVFC_) July 9, 2020
Without doubt. Our best player tonight imo #avfc
— Iain Gillett (@iaingillett) July 9, 2020
The search for positives? Thought Konsa and Hause looked decent,Taylor did his job,Luiz easily kept his best player rating ?♂️ UTV
— trev B31 ? (@TrevTNT23) July 9, 2020