Aston Villa fans disappointed to drop points against Preston

Aston Villa were under some pressure heading into Tuesday night’s Championship game against Preston due to last weekend’s 2-0 loss to Fulham.

Steve Bruce’s side were flying high when they won seven league games on the bounce, but the defeat to Fulham curtailed their victorious run.

As a result, the Midlands outfit dropped down from the automatic promotion places in the table.

On Tuesday evening, Bruce’s men attempted to move back into the top two, but it was not to be.

The hosts were dealt a blow at Villa Park when Tom Barkhuizen opened the scoring for Preston in the 37th minute.

However, the Villans were able to respond thanks to January arrival Lewis Grabban, who netted an equaliser in the 66th minute from the penalty spot.

The result may not have been the desired outcome for Bruce and his players, but they remain in contention for promotion.

For plenty of fans, though, they felt that the performance in particular was not good enough.