Aston Villa fans react on Twitter to Jordan Amavi's debut performance

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The 21-year-old left-back made his claret and blue bow in Tuesday night's 2-0 friendly win at Swindon Town.

Aston Villa new boy Jordan Amavi enjoyed an impressive debut on Tuesday night, as Tim Sherwood’s side secured a 2-0 win at Swindon Town in their third pre-season matchup.

After recording a 3-1 defeat to Fulham and 0-0 draw with SC Braga during their two-week training camp in Portugal, Villa began their first match back on English soil in imposing fashion, creating several opportunities in the opening stages.

They eventually found the breakthrough just before the half-hour when Gabby Agbonlahor teed up Scott Sinclair for a simple finish after the hosts failed to deal with Alan Hutton’s ball into the box.

Sherwood’s men continued to look sharp as the match wore on but it took them until the 82nd-minute to double their lead thanks to substitute Jerell Sellars, who capitalised on some poor defending to mark his first senior appearance with a goal.

It was fellow debutant Amavi who stole most of the headlines, though, as the French left-back showed clear glimpses of the talent that saw him labelled one of Ligue 1’s most exciting prospects during his 78-minute run-out.

Arriving from Nice at the weekend, the Under-21 international looked excellent going forward during the first-half and delivered one teasing cross in particular which would have been finished on another night.

He also impressed with his defensive work as the match wore on and, while there were one or two moments when he proved a tad wasteful possession, it was certainly a more than encouraging outing.

Having cost a reported £10 million, there are big expectations for the promising defender in the Midlands and, judging from the reaction of Villa’s Twitter-based fans on the night, he has gotten off to a solid start.

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