Aston Villa fans react on Twitter to Idrissa Gueye's debut v Walsall

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Idrissa Gueye made his debut as Aston Villa were held to a 1-1 draw by Walsall.

Aston Villa began life without Christian Benteke and Fabian Delph with a 1-1 pre-season draw at local rivals Walsall on Saturday afternoon.

It was academy product Callum Robinson who drew first blood for the visitors after 22 minutes, producing a deft touch to control Libor Kozak’s cross and slot home from close range.

However, shortly before the break, Walsall found an equaliser after Anthony Forde's free-kick took a wicked deflection before finding the corner of the net.

Despite the result, Aston Villa fans have revealed their elation at the performance of summer signing Idrissa Gueye.

The 25-year-old, who joined the Midlands outfit on a four-year deal from Lille, emerged at the centre of the action as Tim Sherwood's side were held at the Banks's Stadium.

Tipped as the man to replace departed captain Fabian Delph, big things are expected of the Senegal international, who has been capped 18 times by his country. But can Gueye fill the big void left at Aston Villa and win over a fanbase who will be eager to move on from the Delph transfer saga?

Here is how Twitter reacted to Gueye's impressive pre-season display:

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