Leicester City booked their place in the next round of the FA Cup after a 2-0 win on Tuesday night over Fleetwood Town in a third-round replay, and fans of the club were jubilant over the performance of new boy Adrien Silva.
Leicester fans singled out Silva’s man of the match performance, despite the brace from the much-maligned Kelechi Iheanacho. Silva who arrived from Sporting CP after much transfer controversy, played well enough to instil confidence into the Leicester fan base that he will go down as a great signing for the club.
The Portuguese midfielder was signed by the Foxes during the summer, however, due to issues with his paperwork he has only available to start playing during the month of January.
Silva's eye-catching performance in Tuesday's win against Fleetwood led to Leicester fans clamouring to social media to give forth their thoughts of their new man. Here are a few selected tweets of the admiration for the Portuguese:
Adrien Silva versus Fleetwood Town:— Marino Peixoto (@MarinoPeixoto) January 16, 2018
- 90 mins played
- 101 touches
- 71/79 passes completed (90%)
- 1 key pass
- 4/5 dribbles completed
- 2/4 tackles completed
- 1 MOTM
He's back, without a shadow of a doubt. After that performance he should be seeing far more mins in the PL. pic.twitter.com/21EfRnMuHc
Adrien Silva could answer the phone with his feet while wearing football boots— Joe (@J_AOTS) January 16, 2018
Adrien Silva has to be one of the classiest central midfielders ive ever seen play for us. Barely takes more than 1 touch to do anything— FM Part Timer (@adamvoce) January 16, 2018
Elsewhere, the win for the Foxes sees Claude Puel’s men move on to the next round of the competition where they'll travel to face Peterborough United.