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By Will Butcher

Aston Villa’s Twitter fans have been left ruing their side’s incapability to hold onto a lead late on this season, after conceding an 88th-minute equaliser to Brentford.

John Egan’s equaliser for the Bees in Wednesday’s 1-1 draw at Villa Park is the fourth time this season that Roberto Di Matteo’s side have been unable to hold onto a lead in the dying moments, losing points after the 85th minute to Sheffield Wednesday, Nottingham Forest and Huddersfield.

The Midlands outfit were leading Dean Smith’s side 1-0 after £15million summer signing Jonathan Kodjia had found the back of the net for the first time in a claret and blue shirt.

However, Republic of Ireland under-21 international Egan’s deflected shot found the net to spoil the party for a fourth time in just seven Championship matches.

Fans are not impressed with their side’s defensive stability late on, which has cost them a draw and three wins.

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The additional seven points would have seen Villa pocket 14 points in total and be placed in a play-offs position.

Here are a selection of their messages on Twitter:

Villa have recorded just one win all season despite spending almost £60million on new talent this summer, with a 3-0 win against Rotherham.

However, Di Matteo’s side are now languishing above the Championship drop zone in 17th with just seven points from as many games, and face a difficult task of travelling to Ipswich on Saturday.

In other Aston Villa news, fans are already predicting their new manager’s fate on Twitter after the draw against Brentford.