Some Sheffield Wednesday supporters – as well as those of other clubs – felt that one Owls player got the better of his £24 million Aston Villa counterpart on Sunday.
Atdhe Nuhiu was one of two Wednesday representatives on the international scene, alongside Liam Palmer.
But while Palmer helped Scotland to a 2-1 win against Cyprus, Nuhiu was handed a much sterner test as Kosovo welcomed England to Pristina.
The 30-year-old was deployed as his country’s lone striker, tasked with causing problems for a £100m-plus centre-back pairing which comprised Harry Maguire of Manchester United and Aston Villa’s Tyrone Mings.
Nuhiu managed just one shot on target – a header comfortably saved by Nick Pope earlier on – but proved a useful outlet for his side, on several occasions winning back possession high up the pitch and helping to build attacks.
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He was ultimately withdrawn as Kosovo chased a late equaliser, but England struck three times in the final 12 minutes to record an emphatic 4-0 win.
And this is what was said about the Sheffield Wednesday striker’s battle with Mings – who Aston Villa signed permanently from Bournemouth in the summer transfer window – during and after…
Wednesday fans – what did you make of Sunday’s Owls v Aston Villa battle?