Aston Villa had to settle for another goalless draw at home as they failed to put one of their many chances in the back of Middlesbrough’s net. This draw now means that they have just 7 points from their opening 7 games and are already 10 points adrift of Leeds at the top of the table.

Adama Traore was returning to Villa Park for the first time since he left, and he lasted all of 4 minutes before he was sent off for a reckless lunge on conor Hourihane.

This red card gave Villa a huge advantage and they started to pile the pressure on, but Lansbury had a shot saved by Randolph, and Bjarnason failed to get on the end of a very inviting Snodgrass cross.

In the 50th minute, Snodgrass had the best chance of the night to score, but he somehow managed to hit the bar from 5 yards out.

The game took another twist in the 65th minute when Lansbury was sent off for a reckless lunge where his only aim was to take Johnson out.

To the delight of the home fans, Kodjia came on in the 70th minute and he nearly scored with a powerful header. Villa couldn’t find a breakthrough and the match ended 0-0.

Here are our Villa player ratings for tonight’s match

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