Aston Villa suffered a demoralising 3-0 defeat to Cardiff City in their second league fixture of the new season in the Welsh capital on Saturday, and fans were quick to criticise midfielder Henri Lansbury.
Villa are one of the favourites to secure promotion to the Premier League this season, but their Championship campaign hasn’t got off to the best of starts with the 1-1 draw against Hull City at Villa Park last weekend being followed up by the heavy loss against the Bluebirds.
The Midlands outfit would have been looking for a huge improvement this term following a 13th-placed finish last time out, but a brace from Nathaniel Mendez-Laing and a goal from Junior Hoilett condemned them to defeat at the Cardiff City Stadium.
Lansbury started the game in the middle of the park but he was replaced by Callum O’Hare before the hour-mark, with his substitution even being met with some boos from the visiting faithful.
Aston Villa supporters were quick to have their say on the former Forest man’s showing via social media, and many believe that he should be dropped to the bench as he isn’t offering anything on the pitch right now.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
When even Chester & Terry have poor games you know it's a shocker. Lansbury for me offers absolutely nothing needs rethinking #AVFC
— Reece (@Reece_AV) August 13, 2017
Don't want to jump on the Lansbury train but he has been poor might need to drop to the bench and fight for his place #avfc
— Andrew Broughton (@AndrewBrought14) August 13, 2017
I would drop Hutton & Lansbury for Bree and Hourihane. HL was lazy and passing was woeful today #AVFC
— AVFC Transtweet 跨鸣叫 (@AVFCTransTweet) August 12, 2017
Lansbury just a show pony, brings nothing to the team in my opinion ! I'd rather still have Westwood and that's saying something #AVFC
— ClaretBlueAVFC (@ClaretBlueAVFC) August 12, 2017
Villa sounded completely spineless vs Cardiff & Hutton + Lansbury had complete mares #avfc
— Villa Till I Die (@VillaTill) August 12, 2017
Lansbury has disappointed so much, he scored a banger against us last year but can't pass 5 yards now. #avfc
— Victor (@vicramsey85) August 12, 2017
Don't want to see Hutton or Lansbury near the starting 11 for the foreseeable future #avfc
— Ryan Nellist (@avfctid) August 12, 2017
Lansbury has been a massive let down for me, should be dropped, but also can't keep relying on JK players need to step up #avfc
— Matthew Sabin (@MattBrumSabin9) August 12, 2017