A good exciting end to end game should have seen Villa with all three points and yet all the old faults there.
Actually to be honest we dominated most of the game and yet somehow contrived to lose a game. the derby record this season has been SHOCKING with both West Brom and Wolves ending long runs of not winning.
Simply NOT GOOD ENOUGH.
All season our achilles heel has been poor defending and that clearly cost us today yet again with two shocking defensive goals and against 10 men. Yet not really surprised by that given how the whole season has gone and you must really question the subsitiution of NRC for Pires, totally unconvincing.
For one player the result was totally unfair, downing had a total stormer all game and deserved to be on the winning side and he did not deserve this.
I have never seen us lose to West Brom and to have that run ended is not pleasant at all and shows the work that must be done in the summer to ensure we never see this again. Randy has to make some big calls and how he does these will shape the future for our club.
Bringing Pires on was the nadir of our whole season, total changed the game, he gives us nothing and Albrighton was left on the bench until far too late. Started the game off pretty relaxed and now pretty angry.