Aston Villa fans tear into Alan Hutton on Twitter after his display against Luton Town

Luton Town's Cameron McGeehan celebrates scoring their second goal

The 31-year-old right-back was brought on at half-time of Wednesday night's EFL Cup clash at Kenilworth Road but proceeded to produce a lacklustre performance as Roberto Di Matteo's side fell to a 3-1 defeat.

Luton Town's Cameron McGeehan celebrates scoring their second goal

Aston Villa’s seemingly endless plight continued on Wednesday night as they suffered an embarrassing 3-1 defeat at League Two side Luton Town in the first round of the EFL Cup.

Villa manager Roberto Di Matteo made seven changes to the side that lost 1-0 at Sheffield Wednesday in Sunday’s Championship opener, and his new-look team initially appeared to be on their way to a straightforward victory after Jordan Ayew took advantage of some questionable defending following a Ross McCormack corner to slot home the 13th-minute opener.

Aston Villa’s Jordan Ayew celebrates scoring their first goal

Luton were level by the 35th-minute, however, when former Crystal Palace youngster Jake Gray finished off a well-worked team move to begin the visitors’ dramatic collapse.

Fellow midfielder Cameron McGeehan then gave the Hatters a shock lead eight minutes after the break with a close-range finish, before Jores Okore compounded a miserable night for Villa when he sliced an attempted clearance into his own net in the 66th-minute.

Di Matteo’s men did hit the woodwork three times over the course of the match, but the defeat could have been even worse but for some last-ditch defending.

Aston Villa manager Roberto Di Matteo looks dejected at the end of the match

With fans understandably frustrated and angry about result, few players escaped criticism on the night, but nobody seemingly received quite as much backlash as Alan Hutton.

The Scottish right-back only began the game on the bench after starting Sunday’s loss at Wednesday, but his display following his half-time introduction for the injured Nathan Baker was so uninspiring and mistaken-ridden that supporters on Twitter were calling on the club to cancel his contract.

Here’s how some of them reacted to his 45-minute performance…

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