Sunderland fans slam George Honeyman's performance against Aston Villa

Chris Coleman, manager of Sunderland looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Sunderland at Villa Park on November 21, 2017 in Birmingham, England.

Sunderland remain bottom of the Championship after a spirited 2-1 defeat away at Aston Villa.

George Honeyman of Sunderland takes on Craig Forsyth of Derby County during the Sky Bet Championship match between Sunderland and Derby County at Stadium of Light on August 4, 2017 in...

Sunderland fans have been reacting on Twitter after watching George Honeyman's performance in their defeat to Aston Villa on Tuesday night - and while there is some praise for the midfielder, others have absolutely slammed the academy graduate.

The long-suffering Black Cats supporters received a major boost ahead of the game with the news that former Wales boss Chris Coleman had been appointed as Simon Grayson's successor at the Stadium of Light.

Chris Coleman, manager of Sunderland looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Sunderland at Villa Park on November 21, 2017 in Birmingham, England.

But unfortunately, Coleman's first game in charge did not bring a significant upturn in form as Sunderland lost 2-1 to the Villans - who, admittedly, are flying high in the table right now.

And amongst the Sunderland players to receive criticism was Honeyman. The 23-year-old has really emerged into the first-team this season, but has generally struggled, like many of his teammates, to make an impact.

Chris Coleman, manager of Sunderland looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Sunderland at Villa Park on November 21, 2017 in Birmingham, England.

The youngster showed plenty of energy throughout the game, but seemed to struggle to create any openings for his teammates.

And many of the supporters were not happy with what they saw from Honeyman, with some insisting that he is simply not good enough to play at Championship level and should not be in the team - though a couple of fans have also praised the midfielder's display.

Here is the best of the reaction...

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