Remi Garde’s first game as Aston Villa manager teased supporters of the sleeping Midlands giants, suggesting that better times were ahead.
Since that respectable 0-0 draw with Manchester City, old Villa have returned – and they’ve been worse than ever!
Last week’s 4-0 defeat at Everton was stunningly bad and, while today’s 3-2 home loss to Watford was almost impressive by comparison, Alan Hutton’s own goal, which put the Hornets 2-1 up on 69 minutes was simply tragic.
Hutton’s OG came after Micah Richards had cancelled out Odion Ighalo’s opener.
Troy Deeney’s fourth goal in five games then gave Watford some breathing space, before Jordan Ayew netted on 89 minutes to set up a potentially nervy finale, which the visitors survived all to easily.
Villa remain rock bottom in the Premier League, with just five points from 14 games.
Meanwhile, Watford are now in 11th place with 19 points.