It is the club's worst run in 15 months and includes, arguably, Villa's worst 45 minutes under Smith in the defeat at Arsenal last weekend, which came on the back of his side squandering a two-goal lead in the final 10 minutes to lose 3-2 at home to Midlands rivals Wolves. Smith has endured tougher streaks at Villa and ahead of Sunday's game against West Ham at Villa Park he delivered a calm and considered assessment of his team's faltering form.
The top three in the Premier League all won on Wednesday evening as Chelsea, Man City and Liverpool all battle it out for the title.
Bernardo Silva’s exquisite volley inspired Manchester City to a battling 2-1 win at Aston Villa. The forward’s brilliant strike proved the difference as City were made to fight for a fourth...