Aston Villa have endured a turbulent start to the season under Steve Bruce, staying in the running for promotion from the Championship but not quite setting the world alight.
Things took a turn in the Carabao Cup on Tuesday evening though as Villa tumbled out at the second round stage following a defeat to Burton Albion, which left many fans on social media upset with the performance.
Albert Adomah was singled out for criticism after a night to forget that saw him have a penalty saved in the dying moments of the match, then putting the rebound over the bar from just a few yards out – which was always to attract responses.
He has been an ever-present figure for Villa so far this season but has a return of no goals and just one assist from his five Championship appearances, while also failing to provide the goods in his two Carabao Cup matches.
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The 30-year-old Ghana international appears to have lost the support of some fans, as we have assembled a selection of the best reactions on social media below.
At least Adomah now owns the world record for kicking the ball out of the stadium 2 yards from the goal line.
— Scott (@AVFC_Scott) August 28, 2018
That is one of the worst penalties I have ever seen from Albert Adomah. And then managed to sky the rebound. Shocking #AVFC
— Jamie White (@jaywhite_1) August 28, 2018
Hahahahaha Adomah is a disgrace
— Rob (@RobSteele96) August 28, 2018
Adomah Out. Now where’s my bedsheet and my pencil. #bedsheetcrazyvilla
— Ed Connaughton (@EdConnaughton) August 28, 2018
No denying how bad that was but ffs Adomah should be walking home, absolutely thieving a living #avfc
— This Charming Man (@DTheVillan) August 28, 2018
Adomah missed a penalty, woeful yes but so was the 89 minutes before it. Tactics / set up / dinosaur. It baffles me, his decisions and team selection. This is poor, we aren’t threatening the top six if it stays as we are #avfc
— Jacko (@Jackodotcom) August 28, 2018
Andre Green over Albert Adomah any day of the week for me #avfc
— Lochan (@lochan_AVFC) August 29, 2018
Adomah misses penalty and then misses the rebound, that’s Bruce’s fault ?? #avfc
— Mylooo! (@MyloAVFC) August 28, 2018
I’m sorry that penalty by Adomah was pathetic.
— Adam (@Hathers1987) August 28, 2018