Aston Villa lost 1-0 to Crystal Palace yesterday in the Premier League thanks to a goal from former Villa striker Jordan Ayew.
It was a tough pill to swallow for Aston Villa, especially as Henri Lansbury’s late equaliser was wrongly ruled out by referee Kevin Friend.
However, it was not one of Aston Villa’s best performances. Dean Smith’s side struggled to get a grip of the game and found it even harder after Trezeguet was sent off for two bookable offences.
But one player who did impress the Aston Villa fans was goalkeeper Tom Heaton.
Signed from Burnley in the summer for a fee reportedly (Lancashire Live) in the region of £8 million, Heaton has been tasked with solving the club’s long-standing goalkeeper issues.
Whilst he had a mild blip against Bournemouth earlier in the season, he has been a fantastic addition so far.
The England international was certainly on top form yesterday, keeping Aston Villa in the game against a rampant Palace.
Without his heroics in goal, Lansbury’s late effort would not have been the controversy it was as Palace might have been out of sight.
Aston Villa fans are certainly impressed by what they have seen from the player so far this season.
This is the worst performance I have seen since we appointed Smith. The only player who has played well today is Tom Heaton the rest need to hang there heads is shame ! #AVFC
— Sean Langley (@seanlangley94) August 31, 2019
#avfc heaton doing a cracking job for us
— Terry reid (@terryreid2) August 31, 2019
— El (@elyshalou) August 31, 2019
Heaton keeping us in it. What a keeper #avfc
— The Villan 🦁🦹🏼♂️ (@TheVillanAVFC) August 31, 2019
Heaton is magic tbf though #avfc
— Will Carroll (@Mr_WillCarroll) August 31, 2019
Heaton keeping us in this game #AVFC
— Brian Meer (@DangeAVFC) August 31, 2019
Heaton you beast #AVFC
— Nick (@NickRedV) August 31, 2019
— Ottawa Lions AVFC (@AvfcOttawa) August 31, 2019
Heaton is keeping us in this.. Need half time ASAP #utv
— Mark Green🦁 (@markagreen72) August 31, 2019
Bitter pill to swallow …. Tom Heaton was our best player … A game we didn’t deserve to win but at the end the goal should have been allowed.
— Charlie kane (@StayReadyMMA) August 31, 2019
TOM HEATON IS A FRIGGIN LEGEND I LOVE HIM. #AVFC
— C El Ghazi (@robyncharisse) August 31, 2019
Tom Heaton is a king, shouldn’t be stopping stuff like that.
— james (@Jamorushton) August 31, 2019