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Aston Villa supporters were over the moon after their former midfielder's Manchester City debut. Oh dear.

There were two major themes among Aston Villa fans on Twitter on Friday afternoon. Two keywords, rather: 'Karma' and 'Snake.'

Both were in relation to Fabian Delph, who recently left Villa for Manchester City - and injured his hamstring just minutes into his City debut on Friday. Manuel Pellegrini's side were in action against Real Madrid, being comprehensively beaten during their friendly, while Delph's short-lived display saw him leave the field for the physio room rather suddenly.

But, while Manchester City supporters may have been disappointed not to see more of their new midfielder - especially those at the stadium - Aston Villa fans were simply given the perfect material for an absolute field day on Twitter.

#Karma was a hashtag used frequently by the Villa faithful as they continue to feel hard done by after the way 25-year-old Delph treated the club during his exit. The comparison to a slithering animal is something else supporters have done a lot of recently, with the banner left outside the club's gates the biggest example.

Happy Friday for Aston Villa fans, then, as a nightmare Manchester City debut gave Delph a glimpse of a feeling he won't want to get used to - watching his City team-mates from the sidelines. Here's a selection of the Villa Twitter reaction:

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