Villa fans react on Twitter to Benteke's performance against Everton

Christian Benteke started for Aston Villa on Saturday, but what did the fans make of his performance?

Aston Villa forward Christian Benteke made his first start since suffering an Achilles injury last season and subsequently being ruled out of the World Cup.

Now back, the Belgian international is joining up with a Villa side who impressed in the early weeks of the season but have slipped somewhat in more recent times.  That poor form continued on Saturday, when Paul Lambert's side lost 3-0 to Everton, but how did Benteke do?

The Villa star played for 81 minutes but in that time he failed to have an on-target scoring attempt.  His passing accuracy of 79.17 per cent was also less than he would have hoped for, while he failed to play any key passes or go on any dribbles.

That said, he did have a fine finish ruled out for a foul, so he showed what Villa fans will hope is a regular occurrence in the months to come, Benteke using his strength to get the better of an opponent (even if on this occasion he was penalised for it).

  Pass AccuracyTotal Scoring AttemptOn-target Scoring AttemptShooting AccuracyKey PassDribblesMins
Christian Benteke 79.17 2 0 0.00 0 0 81

Villa need Benteke back and firing as soon as possible, given how their early form has taken a worrying dip, but fans will have to be patient considering the length of time he was on the side-lines.

After the match, we took to Twitter to see what Villa fans made of the player's performance, and below you can read a selection of what we found:

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