Aston Villa fans react to Lovre Kalinic's performance

Lovre Kalinic of Croatia during the UEFA Nations League A group four match between England and Croatia at Wembley Stadium on November 18, 2018 in London, England.

The new Aston Villa goalkeeper was comfortably his side's best player on Saturday.

Lovre Kalinic of Aston Villa looks on as Courtney Baker-Richardson of Swansea City scores their 1st gal during the FA Cup Third Round match between Aston Villa and Swansea City at Villa...

There wasn't many positives for Aston Villa in Saturday's 3-0 defeat at Wigan Athletic.

But some fans of the Villa Park side have found at least one: Lovre Kalinic.

The Croatia goalkeeper, making his second appearance for Aston Villa following a £7 million [The Telegraph] move from Ghent, was comfortably his team's best player yesterday.

Okay so that isn't saying much when you consider that Dean Smith's side lost by three goals and didn't manage a single shot on target, but it was a very tidy display from the 28-year-old nonetheless.

 

If not for Kalinic, the defeat would have been far more emphatic for the Villans who were saved by their goalkeeper on a number of occasions.

First, Josh Windass was denied with a stunning point-blank save from six yards, and he then denied Joe Garner with a smart stop before the break.

It wasn't a perfect afternoon for Kalinic, whose distribution left a little to be desired, but he was the best of a very bad bunch yesterday and here's what Aston Villa fans said post match.

Lovre Kalinic of Aston Villa during the FA Cup Third Round match between Aston Villa and Swansea City at Villa Park on January 5, 2019 in Birmingham, United Kingdom.

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