Aston Villa succumbed to a heavy 3-1 defeat at home to promotion chasing Reading this afternoon, a result which did nothing to encourage fans heading into the next campaign.
Goals from Lewis Grabban from the penalty spot late on in the game, following two goals from Joseph Mendes, secured the three points for Jaap Stam’s team, and they have surely now secured a playoff spot in the Championship.
A goal from James Chester drew the Villans level in the first half, and it looked like Villa could well be on their way to yet another draw under Steve Bruce.
However, Reading had too much for Midlands club, and ran out comfortable winners in the end.
Villa fans have once again been divided in their opinions following the result, so we have taken to Twitter to look at some of the best reactions to today’s game at Villa Park…
Ironically we passed the ball better today than we have in all those wins. #avfc
— Ja'Crispy Oakley (@Gazoaks) April 15, 2017
Well that's the end of our unbeaten run and not before time. We've ridden our luck for weeks. Lots to do to get promotion next season #avfc
— Howard Hodgson (@HodgsonHoward) April 15, 2017
Been quiet about #avfc for weeks, because it's so hard to get excited. Quality of football is so poor.
— Alex Berwick (@Alex_Berwick) April 15, 2017
We didn't turn up today sloppy goals to give away all individual mistakes #AVFC
— Andy Miller (@millerav_13) April 15, 2017
Amavi is a liability, unrealible defensively and doesn't offer enough going forward. Tell clubs in summer he has 'potential' and sell #avfc
— Lucien (@luciennnn) April 15, 2017
— Scott Barker (@ScottBarkington) April 15, 2017