Aston Villa fans have lauded Conor Hourihane after he celebrated in Birmingham City midfielder Craig Gardner’s face, following Tammy Abraham’s penalty during the second city derby.
Gardner is not exactly a popular figure at Villa Park, as he once represented them and now plays for Birmingham.
Gardner has made some controversial statements about Villa since leaving, and his all-action style on the pitch normally makes him the centre of attention.
The Birmingham man must have got under Hourihane’s skin during the derby match, but it was the Villa midfielder who had the last laugh.
Although it wasn’t initially picked up on, Hourihane could be seen celebrating in Gardner’s face.
And the eagle-eyed Villa fans loved the audacity of Hourihane’s reaction to Abraham scoring.
Never noticed this yesterday. Well done @ConorHourihane— McGinniesta7 (@RHunter007) November 26, 2018
lmao thats brilliant— Ginger Guardiola (@SportsSayain) November 26, 2018
Haha haha love it— jake charlton (@villasparky) November 26, 2018
Quality from Conor. They said Gardner was also trying to rough up the penalty spot.— Stuart Powell (@StuartPowell23) November 26, 2018
Got what he deserved yesterday, talentless clown.
Villa went on to win the game 4-2, and in the process moved three points ahead of Birmingham in the Championship table.