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:
Just wow #AVFC can’t even score a penalty. 35 games to go we need a 4+ winning streak to even start thinking we could finish in the top 6.
— Dan Littleford (@8little_ford8) October 1, 2016
Last 51 league games, taking in three different seasons, Villa have won 4 matches #avfc
— Andrew Robins (@pongowaring) October 1, 2016
We’ve already turned on the manager, not good! ? #avfc
— JAMES (@FairgrieveJ) October 1, 2016
Starting to get the feeling that if Di Matteo won the lottery he’d buy five Ferraris and forget to fill up with petrol. #avfc
— Villa Views (@ViewsVilla) October 1, 2016
— Guy Dunstan (@HolteEndHero) October 1, 2016
I would take Sherwood back in a heartbeat #avfc
— Luke Wall (@LukeWall_98) October 1, 2016
— Gregg Whitehouse (@orzmund1) October 1, 2016
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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