Swansea City Hourihane, Swansea City and Aston Villa fans comment on Twitter as Hourihane turns on the magic again

Swansea City and Aston Villa fans comment on Twitter as Hourihane turns on the magic again

He might be in an Aston Villa shirt in the main image to this article but Conor Hourihane is definitely tearing it up for Swansea City in the Championship since his move to the Welsh side.

Since his move to the Swans a fortnight ago, the former Barnsley captain (snapped up in a £3m move by Villa) has scored three in three appearances after his goal tonight against Norwich City.

Hourihane: from £3m man to Villa outcast

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Irish international Hourihane first came onto the radar when at Devon-based side Plymouth Argyle. It was a rise that saw a 2014 move to South Yorkshire with Barnsley.

His time with the Tykes saw him continue to impress and he rose to the role of club captain at Oakwell. All told, he needed up making 134 appearances for the South Yorkshire outfit – 134 appearances that paid out 31 goals and 48 assists.

That leave of output was sure to attract interest and it was Aston Villa who made a move for him in 2017, paying £3m to take him to Villa Park.

He was instrumental in helping Villa gain promotion from the Championship and survive a torrid first campaign in the Premier League.

His time at Villa Park has seen him notch up exactly 150 appearances where he has scored 29 goals and provided 23 assists. However, he slipped down the pecking order and out of Dean Smith’s plans.

That has brought him to the Liberty Stadium and a half-season loan for Swansea.

Hourihane: regal like a Swan in Wales

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Tonight’s game against table-topping Norwich City was a big test for Swansea; a test of their credentials as promotion challengers.

It was a game that Swansea emerged from as 2-0 winners to close the gap at the top between themselves and the Canaries.

It was also a game where Conor Hourihane proved his worth with his third goal in three games for the Swans.

It was a goal more than well-received on Twitter. Here is a collection of those responses with many coming from both Swansea and Aston Villa fans alike.

Hourihane makes in three in three (shots) – Twitter reactions

First, the goal that has them all talking:

For some Villa fans his electric form is too much to take:


On the flip side of the coin, Swansea fans are going wild at the stroke of genius which took him to Wales:


Even neutral fans are getting in on the Hourihane love:


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