Aston Villa fans react on Twitter to Jordan Lyden's performance against Wycombe

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.

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