Aston Villa found themselves on the end of a complete annihilation from Manchester City on Sunday.
It got to the embarrassing stage where Anwar El Ghazi’s late penalty, which made the score 6-1, didn’t seem to add any gloss to what was a terrible performance and result.
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Therefore, it was inevitable that there were going to be plenty of negative tweets to the club’s Twitter account, as they announced that the final whistle had been blown.
— Aston Villa (@AVFCOfficial) January 12, 2020
Dean Smith seemed to get a lot of the blame for the heavy defeat, with one fan suggesting that he “had the white flag out today before a ball was kicked”.
There were also suggestions that the manager and his players were “appalling” and “should be ashamed” of the result and showing.
It is hard to blame them for taking this stance, as City had 15 more shots and held 70.6% of possession – Villa were simply played off the park.
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That was embarrassing. Smith and the players should be ashamed. Anyone can get hammered by City but to not put a tackle in is a joke. Not to have a forward in by now is a joke. Season isn’t over though. Still points to play for need to do much more than today.
— Captain Jack. (@CJ7891234) January 12, 2020
— Villain (@Villain1982) January 12, 2020
Unacceptable, either go sign us some quality Villa and spend some money or forfeit the season, Smith had the white flag out today before a ball was kicked
— MrAVFClive (@PrideOfMids) January 12, 2020
This result means that Villa are back in the relegation zone after Watford beat AFC Bournemouth before Smith’s side kicked off.
Fans have shown the opinion that Smith needs to go for the situation to improve, with one admitting “I’m not sure he’s up to it, sadly”.
There was even one who suggested that Allardyce should be brought in to replace him in order to keep the club in the Premier League.
SMITH OUT NOW.
Lots of other options out there from the top of the championship that would do a better job that Smith (Bielsa, Bilic, Johnson, Monk, Houghton…). Any of those in please.
— Jordan (@jordanavfc9) January 12, 2020
Don’t come with the, “give him time, its man City” I don’t care, out with him now. City were class and always has been, but I expect the players to atleast have 1 shot on target, our only shot on target was the penalty we got last minute. The players he had available. Smith out
— SL (@AVFC_SSxL) January 12, 2020
— Villa Watch (@VillaWatch_) January 12, 2020
Serious questions now need asking about Smith. We cannot keep going like this. I’m not sure he’s up to it sadly
— Rich Moore (@Richard31311313) January 12, 2020