West Bromwich Albion striker Charlie Austin has taken to Twitter to comment on his debut goal for the Baggies in Tuesday night's Carabao Cup game against Millwall and got a response from WBA fans and Southampton fans alike.
Although West Brom were defeated by the Lions at The Hawthorns in the first-round tie, the Albion summer signing was one of his side's better players on the night and opened his account early on in the game.
Austin, who joined the Baggies on deadline day from Southampton for a fee reported by BBC Sport as £4million, headed home from close range in the ninth minute of the game after Luke Steele parried Grady Diangana's shot on to the bar.
The 30-year-old posted the following message on social media, to which a few West Brom fans responded:
They don’t come much easier than that on your debut, right place right time pic.twitter.com/krZAIWjL7F— Charlie Austin (@chazaustin10) August 14, 2019
Another 25 of those will do just nicely Chaz— Nick Wortley (@nickwortley61) August 14, 2019
You'll bang some goals this season for us mate with the players behind you. Loads of positives. Hegazi back soon too. Onwards and upwards . Boing Boing— ᗪᗩᑎᑎƳ ᗴᗪᗯᗩᖇᗪᔕ (@DannyWBAFC) August 14, 2019
Need a couple more Saturday now— Mark baggies beckett (@markloutaylor) August 14, 2019
It was great to see you play yesterday Charlie, you lead the line brilliantly, I'm sure we'll be seeing a lot of you this season— JonW1995 (@JonW1995) August 14, 2019
P.S - nice try going for the chip in the first half
U played well Mate yesterday, Sadly the result was end the best but we tried till the very end let’s hope for more On Saturday,— Electric Mudkip (@ElectricMudz) August 14, 2019
Some Southampton fans also took to Twitter to praise their former striker and wish him all the best going forward:
Natural goal scorers find themselves in the right place and tight time. Class act— Danieltheviking (@OstenstadEgil) August 14, 2019
Well done. Might be easy but you have to get yourself in the right place to make it easy.— WessexSaint (@WessexSaint) August 14, 2019
Well done Charlie.— mark white (@saintmark22) August 14, 2019
Saints loss is Albions gain.
Madness that we let a proven goalscorer go and yet we do nothing to replace his goals.— Ludacris (@ludacrismitch) August 14, 2019
Still we have the prolific Shane Long to chip in his 2 goals a season
Austin has penned a two-year contract at West Brom following his exit from Southampton after three-and-a-half seasons at St Mary’s Stadium, in which he made 81 appearances and scored 20 goals.
The Baggies return to action on Saturday afternoon as they head to Luton Town for a Championship clash.
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