Birmingham City fans react on Twitter to Craig Gardner's performance against Aston Villa

Conor Hourihane of Aston Villa and Craig Gardner of Aston Villa clash during the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Birmingham City at Villa Park on November 25, 2018 in...

Aston Villa ran out 4-2 winners against Birmingham City in their most recent match.

Conor Hourihane of Aston Villa and Craig Gardner of Aston Villa clash during the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Birmingham City at Villa Park on November 25, 2018 in...

Birmingham City fans have hammered Craig Gardner, after his performance against Aston Villa yesterday.

Gardner started in Birmingham’s midfield, as Garry Monk’s side fell to a 4-2 defeat against their city rivals.

 

Gardner, who came through Villa’s youth academy, struggled to cope in the match, with his lack of pace often exposed.

And Birmingham fans have not been sympathetic with the 32-year-old on social media website Twitter.

Birmingham actually had the lead against Villa early on, but they were unable to protect their advantage.

Blues took the lead when Lukas Jutkiewicz scored from a corner, but Villa hit back.

The claret and blues ended up winning fairly comfortably, as they inflicted a frustrating defeat on Monk’s side.

Villa are now three points above Birmingham, with the claret and blues making an impressive start under Dean Smith.

Alan Hutton of Aston Villa beats Jacques Maghoma and Craig Gardener of Birmingham City during the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Birmingham City at Villa Park on...

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