Aston Villa fans furious on Twitter after shock cup exit
By Dominic Toner
Aston Villa supporters were furious on Twitter following the club’s 3-1 defeat to Luton in the first round of the EFL Cup.
Villa suffered a humiliating cup exit at the hands of League Two side Luton, after losing their opening game in the Championship on Sunday to Sheffield Wednesday.
The Villa fans have expressed their anger over the defeat as their downward spiral continues.
Here are a selection of the messages:
Fair to say I’m embarrassed to be an Aston Villa supporter atm…..#AVFC
— Josh Toogood (@josh_toogood) August 10, 2016
Aston villa are diabolical
— Danny Lane (@dannylane92) August 10, 2016
@AVFCOfficial fans actually clapped the team after that? Are they mad? Villa are now a Sunday team but without heart. Disgrace.
— Richard Cuddles (@Agent_Smith_RAS) August 10, 2016
— Jason Smith (@Jas_Smithy) August 10, 2016
Aston Villa just cant seem to hit the brakes on their downward spiral
— Pete Byrne (@pistolpete1690) August 10, 2016
@AVFCOfficial oh my! Never thought I’d say it but Rotherham is a big game
— David Griffiths (@davo262) August 10, 2016
Oh Aston Villa i have missed you ??? #avfc
— Catherine (@Miss_Catherinee) August 10, 2016
@AVFCOfficial let’s just take a season off and reconsider whether we should actually be a football club ??
— Captain Shann (@Rick_Shann) August 10, 2016
What can i say about Aston Villa nothing im speechless. We are absolutely rubbish.
— craig steadman (@craigsteadman) August 10, 2016
Stan Collymore also provided a ruthless assessment of the Villa side following the defeat in which he blasted the performance and direction of the club.
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Roberto Di Matteo made seven changes to his starting 11 from the side that lost in the opening game of the Championship, but the team fared no better against lower league opposition.
Ross McCormack, Jordan Ayew, Nathan Baker and Gary Gardner were the only survivors from the team that suffered a 1-0 defeat to Sheffield Wednesday on the opening day of the Championship, in which Fernando Forestieri scored a late winner.
It was Ayew who gave Villa an early lead in the first-half against Luton after he reacted first inside the penalty box to score his first goal of the season.
However, a Luton equaliser through Jake Gray before half-time, accompanied by a left-footed shot from Cameron McGeehan after the break gave the underdogs the lead.
Centre-back Jores Okore scored an own goal to pile the misery on the Villa side and Di Matteo will need a drastic change in fortunes after suffering his second loss of the season.
Di Matteo will now be desperate for an instant response in their Championship game against Rotherham on Saturday.
In other Aston Villa team news, McCormack wants to be the club’s main man from set-pieces.