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Aston Villa fans criticise Conor Hourihane’s display in Manchester City thrashing

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Aston Villa fans criticise Conor Hourihane’s display in Manchester City thrashing

The Irishman was part of a midfield swept aside by Manchester City.

Aston Villa were defeated 6-1 at home against reigning champions Manchester City at Villa Park yesterday.

Dean Smith’s 3-5-2 formation was utterly ripped apart by Pep Guardiola’s side, on an evening where Sergio Aguero set the Premier League record for most hat-tricks (12).

He also became the Premier League’s top scoring foreign player of all time, showing absolutely no mercy to a Villa side who were abject throughout.

None of the fight and grit from the midweek 1-1 draw against Leicester at the King Power Stadium was on display yesterday.

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Conor Hourihane came in for plenty of criticism on Twitter from supporters there, picked out as one of the worst performers on the day.

Some supporters said he is not Premier League standard and contributes little apart from set piece quality and called for Dean Smith to drop him in the coming weeks.

Hourihane was utterly outclassed by City’s midfield trio and looked out of his depth – as did all of his team mates apart from Jack Grealish. There is plenty of work to be done.

 

 

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