Aston Villa fans react on Twitter after defeat to Preston

By Harry Sykes

Aston Villa fans reacted with anger on Twitter after the team lost 2-0 to lowly Preston on Saturday afternoon.

Goals from Ben Pearson and Jordan Hugill condemned Roberto Di Matteo’s side to a third defeat of the season, with Ross McCormack missing a late penalty.

It means they are 19th in the Championship table and the pressure is increasing on under-fire Di Matteo.

The Guardian claimed earlier this week that the Italian could face the axe if he failed to pick up a win against Barnsley on Tuesday or Preston on Saturday.

Villa’s haul of just a single point from the two matches means that the spotlight will now be placed even more on the former Chelsea and Schalke manager, who was only appointed in the summer.

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Supporters are furious at the failures of a team who were in the Premier League last season to overcome second-tier sides, and much of their disappointment is centred at manager Di Matteo.

Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:

Villa have started the season in disappointing fashion with only ten points from their opening 11 games, despite spending £50 million on transfers during the summer.

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