Aston Villa’s winning streak in the Championship was cut short at three games on Tuesday night following defeat to Huddersfield Town.
Steve Bruce’s men seemed to be on the up when they claimed victories over Derby County, Bristol City and Rotherham United, but taking on third-placed Huddersfield proved to be too much of a challenge.
Twenty-two points separate Villa and the Terriers in the table, with Bruce’s side residing 15th with little or no hope of reaching the playoffs this season.
The Midlands outfit headed into the match at John Smith’s Stadium as underdogs and they were unable to upset the odds as Tom Smith nabbed the one and only goal in the 69th minute for Huddersfield.
Bruce blamed his team’s failure to find that clinical touch, and many fans thought the same after the final whistle.
Plenty took to Twitter to give their views, and while some were upset by the result, others decided to look at the big picture.
Dropped to 15th again but it dont matter. Next season is where it becomes interesting and important. we must be in the top 6 atleast! #AVFC
— G R I E F ???? #i60 (@Grief_Addict) March 8, 2017
— Sam Ramsey Stokes (@Ramsey92) March 8, 2017
Villa were better team 1st half & much of 2nd but slack defending and a lack of fire power cost us. Once we conceded confidence went. #AVFC
— Kevin Hughes (@kevinhughes348) March 7, 2017
Another abject #avfc performance and a very poor match. Even when we have been winning we have been playing badly. Really need improvement.
— John Wadsworth (@JohnWads1) March 7, 2017
Hope we don't leave it another 7 years before winning 3 in a row again #avfc
— Phil (@beetlebum87) March 7, 2017
— Danny Yates (@DannyYates1996) March 7, 2017
— Bear U (@holteend_bear) March 7, 2017
— Alex Othon (@lovespud83) March 7, 2017
Its simple. Nothing but 3 points Saturday… don't make me rant on a saturday….. please….. night all #avfc
— Richard Griffiths (@Griffwad83) March 7, 2017
#avfc we were unlucky think the team is really coming together now
— Rob (@Robertw38432955) March 7, 2017