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.
He was ultimately withdrawn as Kosovo chased a late equaliser, but England struck three times in the final 12 minutes to record an emphatic 4-0 win.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…
Tyrone Mings getting bullied by Nuhiu hahaha
— Stu (@StuJones94) November 17, 2019
Nuhiu has Mings rattled here
— brad (@brxdask) November 17, 2019
— JBO (@JBOwl2) November 17, 2019
Nuhiu has got Mings right in his back pocket. Making him look like a right muppet
— sam king (@samking1992) November 17, 2019
Mings getting bullied by Nuhiu lmao
— Josh (@JTooker97) November 17, 2019
Nuhiu has got Mings on toast here 🤣
— Jack Shortland (@JackShortland) November 17, 2019
Nuhiu is giving Mings nightmares out there.#KOSENG
— Luca Rizzo (@LRizz92) November 17, 2019
Awful back pass from Mings leads to Pope conceding a corner. Villa centre back not having a great night up against Nuhiu so far
— Chris Boden (@bodenknights) November 17, 2019
Mings is absolutely fucking dreadful.
Can’t pass and is getting dominated by Nuhiu ffs.
— Matthew Jones (@MatthewJonesss) November 17, 2019
Much much better than against the Czechs, even though England aren’t really playing to their full strengths. My man Nuhiu bullying Mings, you love to see it. #KOSENG
— Art (@artjasharii) November 17, 2019
Mings is getting smashed aots by Adthe fucking Nuhiu 🥴
— kieran 🏴 (@kieran1889) November 17, 2019
There are few things that bring me great joy in life.
But Atdhe Nuhiu causing problems for the £100 million defensive duo of Maguire and Mings is up there.#SWFC
— Second Tier Podcast (@TheSecondTier) November 17, 2019
Nuhiu giving Mings nightmares
— ໐ຊ🌹 (@_oswfc) November 17, 2019
— Tommy Heffernan’s Poodle (@cherryred72) November 17, 2019
Wednesday fans – what did you make of Sunday’s Owls v Aston Villa battle?