Villa started off their 2017/18 Championship campaign with a 1-1 draw against Hull at Villa Park.
Villa had the first opportunity to go ahead when Henri Lansbury was put through on goal in the second minute, but he scuffed his shot across the face of the goal.
Three minutes later, Agbonlahor had the perfect chance to open the scoring when he was put clean through on goal, but he shot straight at the keeper. However, he made no mistake two minutes later when he swept home Hutton’s delightful cross.
Hull started to come into the game, and they had their first real shot on target in the 22nd minute, which Johnstone dealt with comfortably. In the 27th minute, Hogan went on a dazzling run into the box, but couldn’t get his shot away in time, and chance went begging. Hogan had another chance in the 32nd minute, but he couldn’t steer home Elmohamady’s pin-point cross.
Johnstone made sure that Villa went into the break with their lead intact when he made two fine saves in the 43rd minute after Hull broke forward.
Villa started the second half brightly, and could have had a penalty when the ball struck Aina’s hand in the box. Hull started to have their best spell of the match, and in the 62nd minute, their pressure was rewarded when Bowen rifled home at the back post.
The two sides pressed for a winner in the remaining 30 minutes, and Onamah had a glorious chance a few minutes before full-time, but he blazed his shot over the bar. There were no other chances of note, and the game ended in a stalemate.
Here are our Villa player ratings for today’s game: