Aston Villa fans have taken to social networking site Twitter to give their reaction to the performance of James Chester against Reading at home.
Chester featured for Villa in their Championship game against Reading at Villa Park on Saturday afternoon.
The 29-year-old former Hull City central defender - who joined Villa from West Bromwich Albion in the summer of 2016 for a transfer fee reported by The Daily Mail to be worth £9 million - started the match and played for the entire 90 minutes.
After a goalless first half, Ahmed Elmohamady put the Villans in the lead on 51 minutes.
The visiting Royals restored parity in the third minute of injury time when Sam Baldock found the target from the penalty spot.
The penalty was conceded by Wales international central defender Chester when he brought down Josh Sims inside the Villa box.
Villa fans were not pleased with Chester’s mistake in the final moments of the game, and many have criticised on Twitter.
Below are some of the best comments:
Last #AVFC point.— A.M.C (@Conway1Alex) August 25, 2018
Not just Potatohead.
The glory boys, the fans faves...Chester? Idiotic tackle in 93rd min. Utterly clueless.
Grealish? 0 goals & 1 assist (a corner!) in 5 games. Against 4 poor teams. £30m Prem player? Give me a break.
McGinn is the only shining light.
If Villa are going for promotion we need to learn to see games out & no its not Bruce's fault, he didn't tell the keeper to make a mistake at Ipswich & he can't help that a tackle from Chester ends up a penalty. That's 4 points lost due to individual basics. Open your eyes #AVFC— The AV Interaction (@AVInteraction) August 25, 2018
How the hell can bruce have a pop at Chester. He’s doing the job of 3 defenders. He’s helping axel who isn’t a rb, he’s covering jedinaks arse for every error he makes plus his own position. Help Chester out Bruce instead of hanging him out to dry! #avfc— villa_views (@villanews11) August 25, 2018
Opinions on todays match: players need to stop being so selfish, set someone up whose in a better position.— Meaks89FM (@Richard_Meakin) August 25, 2018
Nyland pulled off a worldie triple save. Much better kicking too.
Chester shouldn't have dived in.
RHM or Adomah should have been on for Grealish.
2 points dropped #avfc
At least today we played very well in the first half, but somehow didn’t score. McGinn really should of scored whilst Chester hit the crossbar and El Ghazi went close. For the pen Chester definitely at fault. No need to go down in that position #avfc— AVFCchats (@AVFCchats) August 25, 2018
Agree Jedi ain’t a CB. Agreed Axel should play CB. But McGinn chose not to pass to an open Kodjia in first 20secs. Chester made a terrible decision. Kodjia was poor. So the stats are all in our favour, exactly how did Bruce make those players make stupid decisions? pic.twitter.com/Zpfhy1Gvxx— Fran Gorman (@Weeman78AVFC) August 25, 2018
Overall Chester should never of gone for that tackle!!! Just shadow I’m out there was no way anything would of came from it anyway ffs. Expect better from the cap #avfc— Oli (@oli_utv) August 25, 2018
Really? He had a lapse in concentration, thought the keeper was coming, panicked & dived in recklessly. Penalty from where I was sitting in North Stand. Poor from Chester imo.— Simon Lines (@simonlines) August 25, 2018
Didn’t think we played as well as we did the other night but looked very comfortable against a poor Reading side until the last 10 mins. Had a massive let off with Nyland rescuing us. No need for Chester to dive in to give the referee an option though. So annoying. #AVFC— Dale Parkes (@dale_villain) August 25, 2018
Absolutely no need for Chester to dive in to the challenge there. We faded after a good first 20 minutes. Yet again we seem to draw too many games #avfc— Lee Bickerton (@Lee_Bickerton) August 25, 2018