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“A Lot Better Today” “Nail In The Coffin” – These Villa Fans Couldn’t Disagree More With Smith’s Comments On Player


There’s plenty of criticism to go around this weekend after Aston Villa fell to another defeat, this time at the hands of high flying Sheffield United up at Bramall Lane.

A 2-0 loss leaves us perched level on points with Southampton, albeit goal difference keeps us out of the bottom three as I type, and there’s no denying it was a poor performance from us again as we just didn’t click.

Summer signing Wesley continues to confound most fans but against the Blades he did win five aerials but only managed one shot in 30 touches – and as we know, he pinged that into the side netting.

Speaking to the media following the game, head coach Dean Smith sounded relatively pleased with his performance, explaining that he was substituted after taking a knock to his back, but plenty of fans will feel our gaffer is being somewhat coy there given how they saw Wesley’s performance.

“I thought he was a lot better today. He was up against John Egan and Jack O’Connell and Chris Basham who I know. I thought we got the ball into him and he made it stick. We won second balls off him and he had a couple of chances. There was one at the start of the second half where I thought he was going to lob the goalkeeper with his left foot, he decided to bring it down instead. He had a chance where he’s turned and hit it into the side netting. He just got a whack into his lower back just before that and I thought it was the right time to give Jonathan Kodjia an opportunity.”

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