Date: 17th February 2018 at 6:52pm
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Aston Villa slipped to a 2-0 defeat away at Fulham on Saturday in a disappointing Championship result for the Birmingham based club.

An uneventful first half sprung to life in the second and goals from Ryan Sessegnon in the 52nd minute and Floyd Ayite in the 71st minute ended a run of seven straight league wins for Steve Bruce’s side.

Considering that Derby County lost earlier in the day, it was an opportunity to put more daylight between themselves and the chasing pack.

Bruce had Jack Grealish missing in the centre of the park whose class and passing ability was sorely missed from the start and in his absence it highlighted the side’s lack of strength in depth.

The defeat saw Cardiff City replaced Villa in the second automatic promotion spot and a two-point gap needs now to be overhauled if the Birmingham outfit are going to get back up second.

However, the Claret and Blues can quickly put the result behind them with three points against Preston on Tuesday.

There were plenty of football supporters that were pleased with Fulham’s victory on Saturday.

The win was music to the ears of Wolves supporters who took the opportunity to mock their rival supporters in light of the loss.

Here is a selection of Twitter responses following the result on Saturday:

In other Aston Villa news, ‘Not close to PL level’ – Villa fans slaughter outfield player after defeat v Fulham.

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