Aston Villa was trounced in the FA Cup third-round for a third consecutive season. Here are the match ratings:
Aston Villa Football Club has not won an FA Cup match since 2016, when the claret and blues downed Wycombe Wanderers during that disastrous Premier League campaign. Just the year prior they were in the Final against Arsenal after victories over West Brom, Liverpool, etc.
We’re in a far different time now. Villa have won a total of three cup matches in three years. Three! Spread across the EFL and FA Cup. The last victory against an opponent in the same league or higher was Liverpool in 2015. Frankly, it’s embarrassing.
Swansea traveled from Wales and embarrassed a rotated Villa side that still had quite a few starters in the lineup.
All substitutes: Keinan Davis, Henri Lansbury, and Jonathan Kodjia earns ‘6’s.
Let’s put this loss behind us and focus on next Saturday’s league game away to Wigan. Villa have to take advantage of an easy run of games upcoming.