Frustrated Ian Taylor reacts on Twitter to Aston Villa defeat

Southampton beat Villa in the Capital One Cup on Wednesday night.

Ian Taylor was left frustrated on Wednesday night by former club Aston Villa after their 2-1 defeat at Southampton in the Capital One Cup.

Indeed, ex-Villa man Taylor felt there was nothing in the game but that Villa were taught a 'harsh lesson' by the Saints after being punished for two lapses.

A late Scott Sinclair penalty couldn't stop Southampton overcoming Villa, with Liverpool now facing the South Coast side in the quarter-finals.

What'll help Villa move forward, naturally, will be appointing their new manager - even if he doesn't succeed.

The sooner, the better. No club that sits bottom of the Premier League has time to lose.

As far as that next manager is concerned, Remi Garde remains the bookies' favourite, according to Sky Bet, but there have been some other changes in the market.

Nigel Pearson is now second in the running at 4/1, while another Frenchman in Christophe Galtier follows shortly behind on 6/1. After that comes David Moyes, priced at 8/1, and Gus Poyet & Brendan Rodgers at 14s.

Whoever lands the job, however, will have a a tough task on his hands trying to bring Villa fans some long overdue happiness.

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