Aston Villa’s disappointing start to the Championship season continued as they were comfortably beaten 3-0 by Cardiff City in the Welsh capital on Saturday, and right-back Alan Hutton in particular came under criticism from the fans.
Following an opening day 1-1 draw against Hull City at Villa Park last weekend, Steve Bruce’s men would have been hoping to pick up their first three points of the campaign at the Cardiff City Stadium as they look to secure a return to the Premier League.
However, things didn’t go to plan for the Midlands outfit and Nathaniel Mendez-Laing gave the hosts a 1-0 lead at the break.
Junior Hoilett doubled their advantage on the hour-mark before Mendez-Laing scored again to wrap up the points for Neil Warnock’s side to leave Villa 21st in the table.
Aston Villa supporters were quick to have their say on the performance of Hutton via social media, with the majority slating the Scotland international.
While some described him as a “total liability”, others are keen for the club to sell the 32-year-old.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
Don't like to blame but Alan Hutton partially at fault for all 3 goals. Has to go #avfc
— AVFC (@Andre_Green19) August 13, 2017
Is the embarrassing Scottish Cafu chant gonna stop now after Hutton's performance today? Total liability whos stole a living for years #AVFC
— Tom F (@tommyfavfc) August 12, 2017
Yet to be convinced that Hogan, Lansbury and Hourihane are good enough. Hutton and Gabby are subs at best, shouldn't be starting #AVFC
— AP (@AP_VILLAN) August 12, 2017
Gabby and Hutton have had their day, rather give the youngsters a chance! #avfc
— Savo Jones (@savoavfc) August 12, 2017
Saw the highlights on the Sky Sports app. Alan Hutton lol 😁😁😁😁😁 #avfc
I never wanted that player when he signed. Get rid.
— Questions Craig (@QuestionsCraig) August 12, 2017
Hope this puts an end to the Alan "nobody tries more" Hutton windbags! Should be sold #AVFC
— Gareth Marsh (@GMarsh79) August 12, 2017
Has to be it for Hutton now, always, always a liability, can't afford to have them in the team #avfc
— Jack Millman (@LordMillman) August 12, 2017
Surely the Hutton love in ends today. I can't think of many League 1 teams he'd get in. #avfc
— Alex Berwick (@Alex_Berwick) August 12, 2017