Aston Villa fans slam Onomah’s performance against Preston

There was a lot of pressure on Josh Onomah’s shoulders when he joined the starting lineup for Aston Villa in Tuesday night’s Championship game against Preston.

Manager Steve Bruce selected the 20-year-old to play in the number 10 role as a replacement for Jack Grealish, who missed out with injury.

Onomah played in support of Scott Hogan, but he failed to impress the home fans at Villa Park.

The Midlands outfit went a goal down shortly after the half-hour mark, but Lewis Grabban managed to come off the bench to rescue a point for the team.

The forward, who is on loan from Bournemouth, stepped up to take a penalty in the 66th minute and converted from the spot.

Villa have now dropped five points in their last two games following a seven-game winning run.

The absence of injured pair Grealish and Albert Adomah has been heavily felt, but the club remain third in the table, one point adrift of the automatic promotion spots.

Plenty of Villa fans were disappointed in the result, and Onomah, who is on loan from Tottenham Hotspur, took the brunt of the blame.