Charlie Bannister reacts to Aston Villa defeat to West Bromwich Albion

General Views of Villa Park home of Aston Villa during the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Swansea at Villa Park on October 20, 2018 in Birmingham, England.

Aston Villa have lost to West Bromwich Albion at Villa Park on Saturday.

Dean Smith, Manager of Aston Villa during the Sky Bet Championship match between Brentford and Aston Villa at Griffin Park on February 13, 2019 in Brentford, England.

Charlie Bannister has taken to Twitter to give his reaction to Aston Villa’s defeat to West Bromwich Albion on Saturday afternoon.

Villa have suffered a 2-0 defeat at the hands of West Brom at Villa Park in the Championship.

Hal Robson-Kanu put the Baggies in the lead in the 41st minute, and Jay Rodriguez doubled the advantage for the visiting team on the stroke of half time.


Former Villa prospect Bannister was following the match, and he has criticised manager Dean Smith on Twitter.

Bannister has also suggested that the Villans will not get promoted from the Championship to the Premier League at the end of the season.

(THE SUN OUT, THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) Charlie Bannister of Aston Villa in action during the FA Youth Cup Fourth Round fixture between Liverpool and Aston Villa at Langtree Park on January...

Over the course of the 90 minutes at Villa Park on Saturday afternoon, hosts Villa had 63% of the possession, took 11 shots of which two were on target, and earned nine corners, according to BBC Sport.

The loss to West Brom means that Villa are now 10th in the Championship table with 44 points from 33 matches, seven points behind sixth-placed Middlesbrough.

Dean Smith head coach of Aston Villa talks to the press during press conference at the Aston Villa Bodymoor Heath training ground on February 15, 2019 in Birmingham, England.

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