Aston Villa fans react on Twitter to Joleon Lescott debut v Leicester City

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The defender was thrown in at the deep end today and began to sink near the end.

Aston Villa threw away a 2-0 lead against Leicester City today as they were left dumbstruck after a terrific fightback from the East Midlands side.

Two terrific goals, one from Jack Grealish and the other from Carles Gil seemed to have Villa on their way to a comfortable win at the King Power Stadium.

But Villa capitulated. The defence went walkabouts and Villa fell apart. Goals from Ritchie De Laet, Jamie Vardy and then the winner from Nathan Dyer secured all three points for The Foxes.

Dyer’s goal was excellent, as he almost had his head taken off by Brad Guzan in the process, but his bravery paid dividends.

One man who would have enjoyed the game were it not for the final half hour was Joleon Lescott. It was the former West Brom man’s debut for the club and he performed well for most of the game. But he began to lose it near the end. His silly run caused the first goal and he begun to struggle, along with the rest of the team, as the wheels came off this performance.

It is fair to say that Villa’s fans were not convinced on Lescott’s performance and will hope to see more from the ex-England international…

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