The 19-year-old Australian made his first Villa start at right-back in Tuesday night's FA Cup clash with the League Two side.
Aston Villa avoided an upset in Tuesday night’s FA Cup third round replay against Wycombe Wanderers, seeing off the League Two side 2-0 thanks to late goals from Ciaran Clark and Idrissa Gana.
On a tense evening at Villa Park, the hosts had to wait until 15 minutes from time to break the deadlock when Clark headed home an Ashley Westwood cross to spare his side’s blushes after Garry Thompson had missed a couple of earlier chances to give Wycombe the lead.
Substitute Idrissa Gana then sealed the result just before stoppage-time with his first goal for the club, firing in from 12 yards out to hand manager Remi Garde his second win in charge and book a fourth round tie at home against Premier League counterparts Manchester City.
The top-flight bottom-dwellers have now gone four games unbeaten, but much like the disappointing 1-1 draw at Adams Park earlier this month, they were less than convincing against a team sitting 54 places below them in the football pyramid.
Among the few positives was the performance of 19-year-old Jordan Lyden, who was making his first start for the club after coming off the bench for his senior debut in the first meeting between the two sides.
The versatile Australian played the full 90 minutes at right-back rather than his natural defensive midfield role and looked solid on both sides of the ball, showing some good touches and even creating a couple of early chances for Jordan Ayew.
Villa fans certainly seemed impressed by his display, with plenty taking to Twitter after the match to call for him to be handed a bigger first-team role over the rest of the season.
The positive is that Villa won tonight, the negative is probably everything about the performance. Apart from Jordan Lyden— Conor Bursnell (@HEELbursnell) January 19, 2016
Not seen too much praise on here tonight for Lyden. Thought he didn't put a foot wrong. Could be in serious contention for rest of season— Mike Fielding (@MikeFielding) January 19, 2016
Lyden looked good at RB, didn't do much but didn't make any mistakes which is important for a debut. Hopefully he pushes Hutton out #avfc— Jake (@JakeGarbett) January 19, 2016
Lyden played very good, especially for his debut. Seems composed and had a good first touch every time— Jake Dabbs (@Jake_Dabbs) January 19, 2016
Thought Lyden had a good game tbf— Tom (@Tomavfc15) January 19, 2016
Also Lyden played quality tbf— ️ (@AdamaFlick) January 19, 2016
Was a big opportunity For Jordan Lyden tonight and he did well,solid debut. #avfc— Reece Williams (@REECEWILLIAMS11) January 19, 2016
Oh yeah and very impressed with Jordan Lyden, a few more cup games and some coaching, he'll be a solid performer #avfc— Lee Hartford (@LHartford83) January 19, 2016
Special mention to Jordan Lyden too, solid debut. #avfc— Matt Ashmore (@MattAshmore2) January 19, 2016
Happy that Lyden seems to be getting 90 too in Villa's FA Cup win. A good example of getting your head down and working hard at your club— Adam Howard (@adamOsaussies) January 19, 2016
Only good player has been Lyden at RB, and he's on debut, embarrassing— Dan Smith (@smithyy02) January 19, 2016