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Aston Villa were back on the losing side as they slumped to a 3-1 defeat to Norwich at Carrow Road on Saturday afternoon.

After beating Reading with relative ease on Tuesday night, Steve Bruce opted to field the same starting line-up by was punished by the Canaries who had Josh Murphy, Dennis Srbeny and James Maddison to thank for earning them three points that boosted them up the table.

Jack Grealish gave Villa some hope with a 67th minute strike, but that was soon quashed minutes later by in-form Maddison.

Bruce’s side have now won just one of their last five Championship fixtures, pretty much ended any hope that was left of earning automatic promotion to the Premier League.

It seems that the West Midlands club will now have to settle for a play-off finish, however their current form would suggest that Bruce has a lot to do to ensure that his side’s form does not continue to nosedive as it has done in the last month.

Here, Football Insider looks at three things learned about Aston Villa in their loss to Norwich.

Click ‘reveal’ below to read about the player who was fantastic against the Terriers…