Goals from Nikica Jelavic and debutant Dame N'Doye consigned Aston Villa to a disappointing 2-0 defeat at Hull City.
Brad Guzan 6/10 – Saw the first goal loop over his head following a deflection and made a great initial save before the second. Wouldn’t blame him if he’s losing the will to live at this point.
Alan Hutton 6/10 – One of Villa’s better performers on the night. Linked up well with Gil on the right-hand side and created a couple of good chances after bombing runs down the flank.
Jores Okore 5.5/10 – Made a number of important blocks and headers but it’s hard to overlook the poor marking which led to Hull’s opener.
Ciaran Clark 6/10 – Was unfortunate to see the ball deflect off his attempt block for the first goal. A solid outing for the most part, despite the scoreline.
Aly Cissokho 5/10 – Made one driving run which almost resulted in a goal but couldn’t quite find the finish. A cheap foul resulted in Hull grabbing the second and putting the game out of reach.
Ashley Westwood 4.5/10 – Distribution was off on the night and didn’t provide enough bite in the middle. Carlos Sanchez would have been a better option to start.
Fabian Delph 5/10 – Worked hard throughout the 90 minutes but proved far too wasteful on the ball. Just hasn’t made the same impact since returning from the dislocated shoulder.
Carles Gil 6.5/10 – Wasn’t quite as bright as in his first few performances but did show some great moments of skill. If someone is going to pull Villa out of this mess, it’s the diminutive Spaniard.
Scott Sinclair 4/10 – Lack of recent first-team football was more than obvious. It looks like it’s going to take a lot of work to get him back to the past form he demonstrated at Swansea.
Gabby Agbonlahor 5/10 – Full of running as usual but was left isolated up top for most of the match.
Andreas Weimann 2/10 – Impact was negligible and deserved to be taken off at the break. If Villa are going down to the Championship, he might be more comfortable.
Christian Benteke (Weimann 45) 5/10 – An upgrade over Weimann but looks low on confidence at the moment. Almost grabbed a consolation goal at the death but saw Allan McGregor tip his shot over the bar.
Joe Cole (Scott Sinclair 59) 4/10 – Brought on to provide a creative spark but proved a virtual passenger instead.