Aston Villa suffered defeat at the hands of Manchester City on Saturday, going down 3-0 at the Etihad Stadium (via BBC Sport).
Dean Smith’s side had held the Citizens for the first half, but second half goals from Raheem Sterling, David Silva and Ilkay Gundogan condemned the Villans to defeat.
It was the first defeat for Aston Villa in four matches, having drawn against Burnley and secured back-to-back wins against Norwich City and Brighton prior to the game against the champions (via Transfermarkt).
It was also the first time that the Villans have failed to score in a league match since their 0-0 draw against West Ham on 16th September (Transfermarkt).
One reason for them firing a blank was the fact that centre-forward Wesley failed to have much of an impact on the game at the Etihad.
The Brazilian really struggled and failed to have a shot on target in the game, whilst also having one unsuccessful touch and one offside before being substituted after 70 minutes. He finished the game with a low WhoScored rating of just 5.83, mustering just one shot off target.
After game, several Villa fans were unhappy with Wesley’s performance. Many of them called his work rate into question, whilst some were also not happy with his attitude in the game…
Agree it’s a tough task especially away at City but he really needs to support the team more. Hes not working hard enough for me nor is he holding it when he needs to.
— Jamese9930 (@jamese9930) October 26, 2019
Doesn’t do the hard yards
— George Fowler (@FowlerLegend) October 26, 2019
Throws his hands up every 5 minutes. He’s frustrated. Take him out of the team-he can’t play with a head like that. Davis done better on the few minutes he’s been on AGAIN!
— VillaVillaVilla (@CliffRoberts1) October 26, 2019
— Karl Fisher (@karlosavfc) October 26, 2019
Tough on your own up front but he didn’t look up for it today
Same service for Davis but did more again when coming off the bench
— Silver Arrows Villan (@Ossie12Simon) October 26, 2019
I can’t stick him. I think we have a dud there I really do. Attitude stinks and useless when holding up the ball
— Marc Aston (@marcaston) October 26, 2019
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