David Ginola and Jack Grealish react on Twitter to Aston Villa draw

Gary Gardner, Ian Taylor and Callum Robinson also took to social media after a 0-0 draw with Manchester City.

Remi Garde started life at Aston Villa with a creditable 0-0 draw against Manchester City on Sunday afternoon.

An efficient and committed defensive display stifled a lacklustre City side and showed exactly what can be achieved when a manager actually decides to pick the right team.

And there was plenty of praise and celebration on Twitter after the game.

This wasn't a win but, after Villa's recent struggles, it felt like one. Former Premier League winger David Ginola was quick to congratulate compatriot Garde, for instance:

Meanwhile, Villa midfielder Jack Grealish also took to Twitter. The youngster hailed a 'brilliant performance' and hopes the City draw can provide the team with some much-needed confidence.

Despite the optimism, Aston Villa remain bottom of the Premier League table and new boss Garde will have to keep his side as organised as they were against Manchester City if they are to move forward.

But this was certainly a great sign for the Frenchman. Also jubilant on Twitter were injured Villa midfielder Gary Gardner, loaned-out forward Callum Robinson and former Villa man Ian Taylor:

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