Stoke 2 Aston Villa: Not a nice defeat but there is plenty of the season to come

Gutted. Seconds away from a draw and we lose. We were up at the end of the first half and I thought we were going to win this but the second half didn't go as planned. I'm gutted because after the first half I thought we were going to win.

I'm not going to spend too much time tonight on this because I am gutted and I need to sit and talk about this before forming an opinion, but there is no blame. Stoke wanted this more and they got it in the end, literally.


I thought it was going to end 1-1 after Kenwyne Jones got one back with a few minutes to go, but with seconds to go, Huth got the winner. Not happy, really not happy, but it is only four games in and we are seventh and all things considered, seventh isn't a bad place to be.

Good goal from Downing in the first half, but more on that tomorrow and more on the match tomorrow too, when we do an analysis post with some statistics and paper views. Now, I go for beer.