Aston Villa manager Roberto Di Matteo
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 Fletcher
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.
|Position||Team||Season||Passing Accuracy||Tackles Won||Interceptions Won||Ball Recovery||Headers Won||Outfielder Block||Effective Clearance|
|Tommy Elphick||DF||Aston Villa||2016-2017||80%||0||2||1||5||1||7|
One mistake,one goal!!!! .......— Ian Taylor (@IanTaylor7) 7 August 2016
Elphick was MOTM for me , lv the Attitude he showed , connecting with the supporters well played son . Things can only get better #UTV.— Paul McGrath (@Paulmcgrath5) 7 August 2016
Aston 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.
Roberto Di Matteo