Ian Taylor reacts on Twitter to Aston Villa defeat, Paul McGrath praises defender

Sheffield Wednesday's Fernando Forestieri in action with Aston Villa's Tommy Elphick

Aston Villa lost against Sheffield Wednesday in the Championship on Sunday.

Aston Villa manager Roberto Di MatteoAston Villa manager Roberto Di Matteo

Ian Taylor has taken to social networking site Twitter to give his reaction to Aston Villa’s defeat to Sheffield Wednesday on Sunday evening.

Villa kicked off their 2016-17 Championship campaign with a disappointing 1-0 defeat to Wednesday away from home.

Fernando Forestieri’s goal five minutes from full time proved to be the difference between the two sides at the Hillsborough Stadium.

Former Wednesday and Villa midfielder Taylor was following the match, and he has taken to Twitter to have his say on the performance of Roberto Di Matteo’s side.

Aston Villa's Tommy Elphick receives treatment after sustaining a injury following a collision with Sheffield Wednesday's Steven FletcherAston Villa's Tommy Elphick receives treatment after sustaining a injury following a collision with Sheffield Wednesday's Steven Fletcher

Paul McGrath was also following the game, and the former Manchester United and Villa defender was impressed with the performance of Tommy Elphick.

Elphick, who joined the Villans from Premier League club Bournemouth in the summer transfer window, started against Wednesday and played for the entire 90 minutes.

  PositionTeamSeasonPassing AccuracyTackles WonInterceptions WonBall RecoveryHeaders WonOutfielder BlockEffective Clearance
Tommy Elphick DF Aston Villa 2016-2017 80% 0 2 1 5 1 7

Aston Villa's Tommy Elphick with a head injuryAston Villa's Tommy Elphick with a head injury

Over the course of the 90 minutes at the Hillsborough Stadium on Sunday evening, visitors Villa had 48% of the possession, took 12 shots of which only two were on target, and earned nine corners, according to BBC Sport.

Villa will return to action on Wednesday evening when they take on Luton Town in the first round of the EFL Cup.

West Brom manager Roberto Di MatteoRoberto Di Matteo

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