Ian Taylor vents frustration at Aston Villa performance against Huddersfield
By Amir Mir
Ian Taylor has vented his frustration at Aston Villa losing concentration during their 1-0 defeat at Huddersfield in the Championship on Tuesday night.
Steve Bruce’s side went into the match against the promotion chasers having recorded three wins on the bounce in the league.
However, Tommy Smith’s low drive from a corner midway through the second half was enough to seal the points for David Wagner’s side.
Henri Lansbury did hit the bar during the opening stages of the game but an injury hit Villa team only managed one shot on target throughout the game.
Former midfielder Taylor was pleased with the effort shown by the players but rued the manner in which they dealt with the goal.
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“Got to say we played well tonight with plenty of commitment,” Taylor wrote on his personal Twitter account. “Should have been ahead at half-time. One lapse cost us the game.”
Got to say we played well tonight with plenty of commitment. Should have been ahead at half time. One lapse cost us the game. #Frustrating
— Ian Taylor (@IanTaylor7) March 7, 2017
Prior to the game, Villa had a number of key players missing from their team with Andre Green, Scott Hogan, Jack Grealish, Alan Hutton, Birkir Bjarnason, Gabby Agbonlahor and Rushian Hepburn-Murphy all on the sidelines.
As a result, Bruce had to play left-back Jordan Amavi on the left-hand side of attack with the Frenchman disappointing and being substituted in the second half for Keinan Davis.
Villa have only won three games on the road this term, all under Bruce, while they only managed one win on their travels in the Premier League during their previous campaign.
Their next encounter will be a home tie against another Yorkshire club, this time Sheffield Wednesday who are also looking to secure a top six spot at the end of the season.