Albrighton was recalled to the starting XI and responded by producing a man-of-the-match performance.
And the 24-year-old relished his battle out wide with highly-rated full-back Luke Shaw.
"Luke Shaw is unbelievable," he told Villa's website. "He is a great prospect for the future. He has got everything. He has a wand of a left foot, he is quick, strong, he goes forward and he has got a great future ahead of him.
"When the manager named the team I was over the moon and really looking forward to it. I'm just glad that we've gone and got that point."
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