Villa’s dodgy start continues
Aston Villa boss Martin O’Neill would have been looking for a steady start in the Europa League to compensate for their Premier League opening day defeat to Wigan. What he got was a sucker punch in the first minute from which his side could not find their they back.
Curtis Davies spotted a fascinating insect that he has never seen in the grass at any Premier League grounds and decided to take a closer look just as Rapid Vienna were putting in their first cross of the match. Nikica Jelavic was able to head home to give the Austrians a 1-0 lead to take to Villa Park.