On-loan Aston Villa star Conor Hourihane scored a decisive goal for Swansea City on Wednesday night – and some Swansea fans on Twitter celebrated his impact.
Hourihane, 29, was sent out on loan this month to Championship side Swansea for the rest of the season.
The left-footed central midfielder joined up with a team chasing promotion in the second-tier and they moved up to second in the league table after a 1-1 draw last night.
10-man Swansea were heading for defeat at the Liberty Stadium when Tariqe Fosu-Henry scored for Brentford to capitalise on Kyle Naughton’s red card.
But on-loan Villa ace Hourihane netted a free-kick in the 78th minute, which was floated in from the the right and missed everyone to sail into the net.
A selection of Swansea supporters on social media waxed lyrical about Republic of Ireland international Hourihane for his midweek contribution:
The central midfielder only made his debut for the club last weekend in the FA Cup and he’s now made a colossal impact on his first league appearance for them, with many expecting him to play a key role in their promotion charge.
He’s had experience with Villa of getting out of the Championship, which is why his know-how is a real bonus for the Welsh club.
Here are some Swansea fans discussing Hourihane:
Connor hourihane the new siggy #swans
— Ryan Parker (@ryanswans76) January 28, 2021
one game for hourihane and one goal, he’s so so good it’s unbelievable🇮🇪🦢
— 🦢 (@DazzlingDhanda) January 27, 2021
something that no one has talked about yet – conor hourihane just broke our freekick curse.
— jack jenkins🦢 (@scfcJenkins) January 27, 2021
Hourihane on set pieces is dangerous🔥
— Keiran Herbert (@keiranherbert) January 27, 2021
If you offered me a point, realistically I would’ve taken it all day. Shows even when we aren’t playing our best and with ten men we can come up with something. Class to see Hourihane score, going to be some player for us in the promotion running. On to Rotherham, vamos!🦢 pic.twitter.com/ilxw27UBHL
— Jordan (@JordanWebber96) January 27, 2021
Hourihane shows us what we’ve been missing for so long. That ability to change the game in an instant off a set piece! What a goal!!!!
— マット 🇺🇸🇯🇵🏴 (@OldDominionJack) January 27, 2021
Hourihane is my idol
— AdamVans007🦢 (@AdamVansYJB) January 27, 2021