Aston Villa were held scoreless at Hull City Saturday evening. Two dropped points push Villa further away from automatic promotion.
A feisty first half from the claret and blues was not enough to break a deadlock in Yorkshire. Hull City held Aston Villa scoreless in a match that saw the Tigers push away from the relegation zone.
In a near first-choice starting eleven, Villa just could not get past Hull center backs Michael Dawson, Angus MacDonald or Michael Hector. Hull won the possession battle 52-48, but could only muster a single shot on target. For the away side, Villa could not complete a pass all evening with just a 70% pass accuracy clip.
In the second half, we witnessed peak Steve Bruce. Another game in which three strikers saw the pitch at the same time. On the bright side, Jonathan Kodjia played 33 minutes in his first action in five months.