Aston Villa fans were largely satisfied with how their party performed in the 2-2 draw with Brentford on Tuesday – but are hopeful to see a new central defender arrive at the club before the loan window closes.
Jonathan Kodjia's late equalizer ensured that Villa earned himself a point against the Bees after having reset Neal Maupay's strike for the visitors for the second time in the game.
However, the assigned goals were a source of collective frustration for the claret and blue contingent on social media which, although grateful for the role of Mile Jedinak at the club, are not convinced of his abilities in the middle of time alongside James Chester.
But in general, the claret and the blues were applauded – and many Villans thought they deserved more of the game.
Here is a taste of the social media response.
Zak Johnson: King Kodj nodding in a 95th minute equalizer is what dreams are made of
Ben Bramble: If we can play this way why do we play 99% of the time route
Johno : Tuanzebe begins to find his way. Become a decent player
Luke Marshall: This # avfc team is not a Steve Bruce team. We are shaky at the back but are facing a major threat
Simon O & # 39; Regan: Good to see how Kodjia is starting to recover. Thought McGinn & Whelan played well and the keeper made some great saves. Room for improvement but much more fun tonight
Adam Hogshaw: Jedi does not have the pace to draw as a CB. He dominates & # 39; & # 39; space and that's why he was so good for the back last season. Best football we have played so far this season. Thought we should have won
Ry Bell: Huge point that … fully deserved … we have to build on that result & the solid start we have now … on Saturday
Adam Waters: Nice effort of the boys tonight! Really enjoyed a good football game, fair play from Nyland, made some good saves, hope that this will increase his confidence. We have begged for such a performance with the ball for so long, so no real complaints. Roll on Saturday
De Villan: Played a tearing football and we should have easily won that game tonight, but Bruce really needs to get a new center back in ASAP. It should be the priority. Sort it! #avfc
Layton : Nice to go to a game of football and enjoy it, that looks more like it, much better, keep us like that brucie playing and sort that I will be happy again, sometimes defensive and admitting goals that would can be avoided, UTV
Archie Davies: I thought the team was playing well, but why is Jedi @ CB?! McGinn looks class, as usual. Nyland is also more self-assured in my eyes, unhappy for the second goal.
Mini match report
Jonathan Kodjia saved a run for Aston Villa when he appeared with a late header with only ten seconds remaining rest time.
The hosts were faced with a first defeat of the season against a match they have had in recent years to abandon until Villa & # 39; s top shooter rescued the day late at night.
It was heading for the next night to forget against Bloody Brentford & # 39; – the side that always seems to find a way to deny Villa in the championship.
Only this time Villa came out to give the Bees a taste of their own medicine by playing a mixture of smooth, attacking own football.
Their demise was sloppy defending. It took clerks and blues on this occasion because Neal Maupay's brace almost gave the other side a first victory at Villa Park.
Like its high-flying side, the striker is now piping hot and played a part in eight of their last ten goals.
But the in-shape sniper was fortunate enough to stay on the field after a stamp on John McGinn in the first half that went unnoticed.
Brentford, for all their previous offensive football, were the second best on this occasion.
Villa really went to their opponents and had control over big periods, but simply could not find a murderer to see them disappear.
Kodjia sometimes looked back at his best. He took his first equalizing goal so well for rest and then stranded at death.
New signing Anwar El Ghazi was unveiled halfway through his signature earlier in the day and Yannick Bolasie will open the door in the next 24 hours.
With Villa still unbeaten, there is enough to build and the newcomers will give an extra boost.