Supporters of the Southampton striker's former club were delighted he could produce the goods against their rivals.
Southampton fans weren't the only ones pleased with Shane Long's display on Saturday afternoon...
Sadio Mane stole the plaudits, of course, netting a hat-trick for Southampton - the fastest in Premier League history.
But Long was nevertheless integral as the Saints thrashed Aston Villa 6-1. The Irishman scored a wondergoal, netted once more and registered two assists -prompting celebrations Twitter-wide from both Southampton and West Brom supporters!
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As Opta stats show, the former West Brom man produced a brilliant display for the Saints against Villa. Naturally, Mane stole the limelight with his historic hat-trick but Long produced an all-round display, registering one more assist than Southampton's man of the moment, creating more chances and winning three headers.
The performance even prompted some West Brom fans to call for the 28-year-old to come back to the Hawthorns.
Here, then, is a selection of what happy Baggies fans were saying on Twitter after Long helped Southampton dismantle Aston Villa!
Hands up if you've just moved Shane Long up to hero status.. #wba— me (@matthews_boing) May 16, 2015
Would take Long back in a heartbeat, still better than anything we have at club ATM #wba— stephen mackenzie (@baggie_boy) May 16, 2015