Aston Villa kicked off the Remi Garde era with a hard-fought 0-0 draw against title candidates Manchester City on Sunday afternoon.
Frenchman Garde, 49, was appointed Villa manager a week ago, and took charge of the club for the first time against Manuel Pellegrini's City at Villa Park.
Villa looked far more organised than they did under former boss Tim Sherwood, but they did ride their luck at times as Raheem Sterling, Kevin De Bruyne and Fernando all missed clear chances from close range.
Ultimately though, Villa earned their point through hard work and determination, giving the club a strong platform to build on under new manager Garde.
One of the key performers for Villa was midfielder Jordan Veretout, who came in from the cold to play against City, with French boss Garde no doubt familiar with the former Nantes star.
Veretout enjoyed a strong game having been given limited playing time under Tim Sherwood, and fans were very complimentary about his performance on Twitter.
After the game, Villa fans took to Twitter in order to praise Garde for his tactics against City as well as rave about midfielder Veretout, with both Frenchman earning plenty of plaudits.
Here are some of the reactions from Villa fans after Garde's debut and Veretout's performance against Manchester City...
A positive from Veretout today was that he was at the heart of our more intricate moves. Few mistakes but encouraging. #avfc— Robért Jones (@UpTheAstonVilla) November 8, 2015
Veretout had a good 94 mins today, why wasn't he given this under the boss that signed him? #avfc— Jim (@MT_Jim) November 8, 2015
If we survive, I really think veretout is going to turn into a fantastic player for us.Some neat play and brilliant composure at times #avfc— DBs (@danbardell) November 8, 2015
There is a very good player in veretout, definitely has the ability #avfc— JY (@JohnnyKillsMUFC) November 8, 2015
Veretout had his best game so far, Garde spot on with tactics and subs. Hope at last #avfc— Mr_Holte (@reillyavfc1987) November 8, 2015
Positive start for Garde, onwards and upwards hopefully. We had a structure and a plan. We might just have a chance. #AVFC— Jb08 (@jsb_av1) November 8, 2015
Take a bow Garde and the players. So proud! Actually enjoyed watching #avfc again. Great to see them fight for the shirt— Nick (@NickRedV) November 8, 2015