The Magpies headed to Villa Park in high confidence having managed to move themselves out of the bottom three last weekend.
They knew that all three points against already relegated Villa would provide another huge boost to their chances of avoiding relegation.
Instead they played out a boring 0-0 draw, in which the passion they had previously showed under Rafa Benitez was sorely lacking.
The result saw them slide back into the relegation zone, and Wright has criticised them, saying he couldn’t believe how bad they were.
“I couldn’t believe how bad they were,” he told Match of the Day.
“Newcastle, to me watching that performance, looked like they’ve resigned themselves to going down.”
Relegation is now certainly out of Newcastle’s hands, with their fate resting on the outcome of Sunderland’s game with Everton in midweek.
Their rivals will be confident of getting the win they need too, with the Toffees majorly out of form and their season coming to a dismal conclusion.
Conversely, Sunderland are full of confidence after the win over Chelsea and should they win, Newcastle will no doubt look back to this game at Aston Villa as a missed opportunity.