Aston Villa go into the international break with three points from their opening four Premier League matches.
It is fair to say that John Terry isn’t too impressed with referee Kevin Friend after he disallowed Aston Villa’s late goal during their 1-0 defeat to Crystal Palace on Saturday.
The official claimed that Jack Grealish dived in the build-up to Henri Lansbury’s last-minute strike, but replays showed that the Villa man was actually fouled.
It means that Villa, who were reduced to 10 men in the second half, dropped a valuable point heading into the international break, as Jordan Ayew’s strike separated the two sides.
Nonetheless, this was Terry’s response to the incident, as posted on his personal Instagram account, with the likes of Gabby Agbonlahor calling the referee ‘arrogant’ for his decision.
It is understandable that Villa are annoyed because it has cost them a point and it now means they head into the international break with three defeats in four matches.
Added with that, it puts added pressure on the Villa players shoulders because they are now currently sitting in the relegation zone.
The only positive is that only four matches have been played and Dean Smith’s side will be looking to put things right when they take on West Ham United on September 16.
The Hammers are beginning to pick up some form now as they recorded a deserved win against Norwich City on Saturday.
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