Aston Villa lost their first home game of the season as they were defeated 2-1 by Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday afternoon.
The game got off to the worst possible start for Villa as they found themselves behind with just eighteen seconds on the clock thanks to a fantastic strike from Adam Reach. The ball fell to the winger 25 yards from goal and he thumped a thunderous effort into the top corner.
Villa couldn’t get a foothold in the match, and things got even worse for the home side when Terry was forced off injured in just the 21st minute. Two minutes later, the away side doubled their lead when Jordan Rhodes finished off a neat move.
Villa tried to get back into the game, but failed to trouble Keiran Westwood in Wednesday’s goal, and they left the field at half-time to a cacophony of boos.
The home side started the second-half on the front foot, but The Owls withstood everything that Villa threw at them, right up until Samba pulled back a consolation goal with virtually the last kick of the match. James Chester also had the chance to pull back a goal late on, but he headed over from 10 yards out.
Here are our Villa player ratings for today’s match: