Villa made it five points from their opening five games as they had to settle for a 1-1 draw against Bristol City at Ashton Gate on Friday night.
Villa started with three at the back, but Bruce changed it to four just before the half hour mark when he realised that his side were being overrun due to the available space down the flanks.
This helped Villa out, and they started to get back into the game. However. neither side could break the deadlock before half-time.
Bristol were the better team after the break, and they got their reward when a free-kick pinged around in the box before falling nicely at the feet of Paterson, who swept home.
Bristol’s lead last only 4 minutes, before a fiercely struck Onomah shot from around 25 yards took a wicked deflection and looped in over Bristol’s keeper.
Both teams pushed to find the winner, but neither managed and they had to be content with a point each.
Here are five things that we learnt from tonight’s game at Ashton Gate: