Aston Villa fans react on Twitter after team concede lose points to another late goal
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:
Just got home, not in a great mood at all. Another evening ruined by a late goal, i dont even know what to say anymore.. #avfc
— MARC HUTTON (@thelittlevillan) September 14, 2016
— Jacqueline (@luckysseven) September 14, 2016
Another late goal. What is going on with not holding onto a lead or putting the game to bed!!! Sort it NOW Villa!!!! #AVFC
— Nick (@NicoAVFC) September 14, 2016
another late goal conceded came out 2nd half defensive Tactic and thats wat happen RDM needs 2 go 7 points in 7 games not good enough #avfc
— Michael Hellyer (@Hellyer7) September 14, 2016
— Stuart Carlton (@sdcarltonesq) September 14, 2016
— Mike Piscina (@M1keP10) September 14, 2016
You've got to ask what Di Matteo says to Villa at HT. Another late goal . The Dr won't be happy #avfc
— Hoathy (@brummieeagle) September 14, 2016
Trying to stay positive but ffs it's not easy. How many times do we need to concede a late goal to learn from it??? #AVFC
— Alex Othon (@lovespud83) September 14, 2016
— Steve (@gegenpresser21) September 14, 2016
Villa so predictable. Another late goal conceded. Thought this team was full of leaders ?!?! #avfc
— Mathew Day (@mathew_day) September 14, 2016
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.