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.
So frustrating to watch tonight. Nothing in the game. Two lapses and two goals. We're getting taught a harsh lesson https://t.co/agDYoxlPE8— Ian Taylor (@IanTaylor7) October 28, 2015
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.