Aston Villa fans react on Twitter to Shay Given and Alan Hutton international performances

Alan Hutton Scotland

The Ireland goalkeeper and Scotland right-back were a topic of discussion for Villa fans.

Scotland took on the Republic of Ireland in Dublin yesterday evening, the game ending in a 1-1 draw between the Gaelic rivals.

A goal from former Aston Villa player Shaun Maloney was enough for the Scots to earn a point, after Stoke City's Jonathan Walters had earlier put the Irish ahead at the Aviva Stadium.

Two current Aston Villa players started the game, two whose futures are certainly topics of debate in the Villa community.

Shay Given started in goal for the Republic of Ireland whilst Alan Hutton was at right-back for Scotland.

Given took the number one spot from David Forde, in something of a surprise move, after impressing Martin O'Neill toward the end of last season. Given took the place of Brad Guzan at Villa Park last term, after some poor performances from the USA international.

Hutton meanwhile is a regular for Scotland and Gordon Strachan is clearly a fan.

Neither player covered themselves in glory. Given showed his age for the Scotland goal whilst Hutton's crossing was woeful throughout the game, although he was solid defensively.

Hutton knows his place in the Villa fold is under threat from new signing Micah Richards whilst Given is surely set to face competition for his place in the Villa starting XI next season.

Here is some of the best Twitter reaction to their performances...

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