Aston Villa fans react on Twitter to Adama Traore's performance against Notts County

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The 19-year-old winger scored on his first start for the club in Tuesday night's 5-3 Capital One Cup victory at Villa Park.

Aston Villa new boy Adama Traore gave fans a glimpse of his Barcelona pedigree in Tuesday night’s 5-3 Capital One Cup second-round victory over Notts County, marking his home debut with his first goal for the club.

After an eye-catching cameo in Saturday’s 2-1 loss at Crystal Palace, the 19-year-old winger was bought into the line-up for the League Two club’s visit as one of nine changes from the weekend and proceeded to showcase his renowned pace and dribbling prowess right from the start.

His dominance down the right flank was soon rewarded in the 24th-minute when the ex-Barca hotshot cancelled out Genaro Snijders' 16th-minute opener thanks to some fine work from Jack Grealish, who laid his fellow teenager up for the equaliser from the edge of the box after a driving run.

Villa were forced to haul themselves level twice more before settling the tie in extra-time through Scott Sinclair’s third goal and a Joe Bennett strike, but the former Spain Under-19 international’s performance was one of the clear highlights on a testing night for Tim Sherwood’s men and should have sealed him a regular spot in the line-up going forward.

Whether his first Premier League start will come in the weekend’s home clash with Sunderland is now up in the air, however, as fans were forced to watch on in anguish on the hour when the £7 million man was forced off with a knock.

It remains to be seen how serious the problem is but, judging from the reaction on Twitter to his 60-minute showing, the claret and blue faithful would love to see him get a chance to take on the Black Cats’ struggling defence.

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