Date: 18th February 2018 at 4:26pm
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Aston Villa fell to a 2-0 defeat on Saturday against Fulham in the Championship, in a result that halted Steve Bruce’s side march up the table.

Second half goals from Ryan Sessegnon and Floyd Ayite were enough to see Villa off and resigned them to their seventh defeat in the league this season.

However, the Cottagers continued their good run of form with the victory and after the game, Fulham’s midfielder Tom Cairney made light of some grappling in the box between himself and John Terry on Twitter where he compared the two to ‘strictly come dancing.’

It was a disappointing away trip for the Claret and Blues, particularly as they looked bereft of ideas going forward in the absence of Jack Grealish and clearly missed the firepower of Albert Adomah.

The game highlighted Bruce’s side lack of strength in depth which will undoubtedly be a concern going into Tuesday’s league match against Preston North End.

Both Adomah and Grealish are doubts ahead of the Championship clash, as is Ahmed Elmohamady on the wing.

It could mean that Villa may struggle to break down the Preston backline who can boast one of the best defensive records in the division having conceded 31 goals all season.

In other Aston Villa news, ‘Mind the gap, ‘Coming for us?’ – Wolves fans mock Villa after defeat v Fulham.

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