Aston Villa made it eight straight Championship wins with a 2-1 success over Bristol City at the weekend.
And the Villa fans loved what they saw from Glenn Whelan on the afternoon.
The 35-year-old will see his contract expire this summer, but showed that he can still perform at Championship level with a fine display against the Robins.
According to Villa’s official Twitter account, the 5 ft 11 ace ‘made more recoveries than any other player on Saturday’, which was eight.
Meanwhile, WhoScored have the midfielder down as winning three aerial duels.
It has been some run of form from Villa in recent weeks and Dean Smith’s side are seemingly going to take some stopping in the playoffs.
Whelan has not always had the full support of the club’s fans this season, but many loved what they saw from the Dublin-born midfielder on Saturday afternoon.
A selection of the best Twitter reaction can be seen below:
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— man like me init x (@oliverrr__1) April 15, 2019
Been a fan all season. The boo boys may have made him a scapegoat but he allows the lads to do their thing whilst he does his effortlessly. Blokes superb. #feelinwhelan
— Graham Johnson (@grahamjohnson1) April 15, 2019
What an effort. Often goes overlooked when we have such a fantastic attack ??????
— GV1827 (@GV18271) April 15, 2019
The experience he’s got can only help us to where we all want to be ?
— Kevin Young (@avfcnivek) April 15, 2019
Last 15 minutes in particular this man was terrific
— Steve Hayes (@SteveHayesWM) April 15, 2019
Been class since Dean Smith came in
— Adam (@Adyleen123) April 15, 2019
Once again, his contribution was outstanding. Even during the draws and defeats he performed like a seasoned professional.
— Razor Sharpe (@Razor_Sharper) April 15, 2019
— Quo Vadis. (@PaulJoseBrain) April 15, 2019