Many Aston Villa fans were disappointed after their side’s failure to beat Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park in the Sky Bet Championship left the club without a win in five league matches.
Villa needed a 93rd-minute Conor Hourihane free-kick to rescue them from defeat in Lancashire against a Blackburn Rovers side which has been assembled on a relatively tight budget and looked every bit as good as their opponents.
The result means that Aston Villa are still searching for their first league win since 11 August when they beat Wigan Athletic at Villa Park. Manager Steve Bruce is coming in for plenty of criticism from fans with many suggesting on Twitter that his time is up and that a change is needed.
— Esoteric Eagle (@Esoteric_Eagle) September 15, 2018
Steve Bruce has been given all the component parts of a Ferrari but has no idea how they all fit together so instead he's pushing around the chassis without an engine. We need someone who knows how to put this amazing gift (squad) to its full potential. #avfc
— Sir Smuglas Ellis (@SirSmuglasEliis) September 15, 2018
Bruce is such a short sighted manager. Last season brought in loans & ‘experienced players’, we didn’t go up. This season he moans he’s lost 6 players, all accounted for in the above description, brings in a load of loans, the cycle continues.. #AVFC
— Kieran Hand (@kieranhand87) September 15, 2018
— Roger. W (@RogerW42) September 15, 2018
Last season #avfc first 7 games 7 points last season, this is what stopped us from automatic promotion. This season so far 10 points from 7, Bruce hasn’t learned lessons from last season and its going to impact us again. We should be getting at least 20+ points per 10 games.
— Philip Wright (@philipwright78) September 15, 2018
That’s 4 points out of our last 5 league games, Bruce can’t be keeping his job based on these last minute equalisers, no style of play, no plan. Bruce just simply surviving on brilliant moments performed by our players. Today his job was saved by a player he’s dropped #AVFC
— Max Ellis (@MaxAVFC15) September 15, 2018
Anyone think that performance was good? Going backwards I feel and another season of average ahead. Change needed. Excuses are always the same and I like the man but it ain’t happening Mr Bruce #AVFC
— Justin Robert Price (@JRPCD) September 15, 2018
If Steve Bruce had Messi, Neymar, and Ronaldo in his team he would still play for a 0-0. "Pragmatic". #avfc
— Mark R (@Holtey_AV) September 15, 2018
Shock. Bruce blames too many new players for the poor performance. No accountability once again. The bloke is a joke. Bruce out. #AVFC
— EJ (@VillaofAston101) September 15, 2018
Aston Villa are back in action on Tuesday evening when Rotherham United are the visitors to Villa Park.