Aston Villa were beaten at Brentford on Wednesday night.
Aston Villa's recent poor run of form continued on Wednesday night as they lost 1-0 away at Brentford thanks to a late Neal Maupay goal.
Villa were looking to use their dramatic comeback against Sheffield United on Friday to gain some momentum, and Dean Smith will have been desperate to win last night.
Smith left Brentford for Villa back in October, and was making his first return to Griffin Park since his move – but it didn't exactly go to plan.
Villa missed a golden chance in the first half as Albert Adomah shot wide when through on goal, whilst Tammy Abraham had a penalty appeal turned down after the break.
The winner came late on, as Maupay turned Tommy Elphick before dancing away from Tyrone Mings and shooting into the top corner for a fine winner.
It's now just one win in the last eight Championship games for Villa, and their play-off hopes are fading by the game.
A number of Villa players flopped in West London, but defender Kortney Hause – a January loan signing from Wolverhampton Wanderers – struggled at left back, and has been slated on Twitter.
Fans suggested that Hause should never play for Villa again, questioning just who on earth scouted him whilst branding him 'shocking', 'absolutely awful' and 'playing in slow motion'.
How hause got a full game tonight is beyond me #AVFC— Sam Ramsey Stokes (@Ramsey92) February 13, 2019
Who on earth scouted Hause and thought he’s just what we need he’d be picked last on the playground behind the kid with one heel 2” bigger than the other #avfc— A.P.Stevenson (@ApsAVFC) February 13, 2019
I never want to see Kortney Hause in a Villa shirt again. That signing sums up the current shambles. #avfc— Julian (@JB888) February 13, 2019
Send Hause back to wolves he's absolutely awful, paying him grands a week to do what? #avfc— Brad Worledge (@bradworledge_) February 13, 2019
Don't want to judge Hause this early but he's not looked great or massively interested— Jude (@jude_avfc) February 13, 2019
Hause???? Taylor’s not perfect but he’s better than this bloke. #avfc— Brendan Keenan (@roys_boys) February 13, 2019