Aston Villa fans on Twitter have praised the performance of Marvelous Nakamba after he helped his side record a dramatic 2-1 win over Watford in the Premier League on Tuesday night.
Dean Smith’s side, who were trailing 1-0 to a Troy Deeney header, scored both their goals in the second half, including a last-minute winner thanks to Ezri Konsa’s shot deflecting off Tyrone Mings’ boot.
Villa fans picked out Nakamba as one of their standout performers as some felt that he put in his best performance to date.
The 26-year-old showed high energy levels throughout the 90 minutes, including the ability to constantly break up play and drive forward.
In the end, his never-say-die attitude in the middle of the park helped Villa secure a valuable three points, which has now pushed them out of the Premier League’s relegation zone.
It was a much-needed performance from Nakamba because Villa’s midfield has been pretty lacklustre in recent times.
Now it’s a case of Nakamba adding more consistency to his game because if he is able to do that then it’ll increase Villa’s chances of surviving in England’s top-flight.
Nonetheless, here is a selection of Villa fans on Twitter reacting to Nakamba’s display during that last-gasp win against their relegation rivals:
Appreciation tweet for Matty Targett, Marvelous Nakamba and El Ghazi.
Thought they were class tonight #avfc
— The General Draper (@DraperGeneral) January 21, 2020
Shout out to Nakamba tonight , constantly made himself a right pain in the backside, breaking the play and putting his foot in where it hurt 👏🏼👏🏼#avfc #UTV
— Paul Hawthorn (@paulha74) January 21, 2020
Marvelous Nakamba had his best game in a Villa shirt last night. Fought so hard. #AVFC
— Dan (@cratesofhippos) January 22, 2020
Nakamba was marvelous tonight UTV #avfc
Also let's enjoy Grealish until May… what a player! Champions league next season for him, he MUST do it. So special. UTV
— Billy! (@Billy7AVFC) January 21, 2020
Best game Nakamba has had in a Villa shirt by far #avfc
— The Villa Vision™ (@TheVillaVision) January 21, 2020
Nakamba MOTM today. Absolutely ran the show and controlled the midfield. COME ON VILLA! 🥳🥳 #AVFC
— TB ⚽️ (@TB_AVFC) January 21, 2020
Marvelous Nakamba man of the match for me, give absolute legs for 90 minutes, Grealish Masterclass as always. Probably the most important win of the season and out the bottom 3! #AVFC
— Ty Bracey (@TyBracey) January 21, 2020
Nakamba was absolutely marvelous, Reina is like a fine wine and the fact our substitutes actually add quality which can change games is something we really shouldn't take for granted #AVFC
— Connor (@connordabra) January 22, 2020