While this was a great game for a neutral to watch, it was equally as bad for a Villa fan, because we were just so poor in defence.
Quite simply, after going two goals up within 10 minutes, the vast majority of home sides win and so we should have too.
Utd hardly touched the ball in that 10 minutes, after all.
But it’s the Villa we’re talking about, isn’t it?, where any team that has just had an awful run will turn it around against us. God, I’m sick of saying that, but it’s always true, it seems.
And I’m not at all convinced that you can lay much of the blame at Steve Bruce’s feet either, for this game anyway.
It was fairly obvious to me that he played to win and the players weren’t up to it.
I actually enjoyed most of the game and wonder what Steve Agnew brought to us?
If it was the attacking intent, that’s great. It’s what we’ve all been asking for, after all.
Hmm, thinking about it, it’s not the loss of yet another two points that bothers me the most.
It’s the slowly dawning fact that we just are not good enough. There are too many players that aren’t cutting it at the moment.
In fairness, I do have quite a bit of sympathy as regards our injuries, but if we can’t win our home games, we’re going to struggle to achieve top six.
Then again, I predicted a loss, with a draw at best, so it could definitely have been worse, I suppose.
Adomah was our MOTM, I thought.
He showed the most attacking intent and put some decent balls in the box.
Oh well, at least we’re still top six for now, even though we’re in the middle of a poor run.