Steve Bruce was denied an early Christmas present as he saw his side blow a two-goal lead at home to Sheffield United.
A penalty from Albert Adomah and a first Villa Goal for Mile Jedinak saw the Villains take an early lead.
Former Birmingham City striker Clayton Donaldson wrapped up an eventful first 15 minutes by pulling a goal back for the visitors.
It was Donaldson who would draw United level and the two teams shared the points.
Here is how we rated the Villa players after the full-time whistle.