English Premiership

Swansea add to Villa's woes

2015-10-24 19:22
Tim Sherwood (Supplied)

Birmingham - Aston Villa manager Tim Sherwood acknowledged that his position was potentially at threat after his side's slump continued with a 2-1 home defeat by Swansea City on Saturday.

Sherwood saw his side take a 62nd-minute lead through Jordan Ayew at Villa Park, but goals from Gylfi Sigurdsson and Andre Ayew, Jordan's elder brother, enabled Swansea to prevail.

It was Villa's sixth consecutive league defeat, their eighth in 10 games to date this season, and left last season's beaten FA Cup finalists second from bottom in the Premier League table, four points from safety.

"Am I going to be in the job next week? I'm not the person to ask. I feel like the club is in a hole," Sherwood told the BBC.

"I am disappointed with the result. We didn't deserve to lose the game. We can't carry anyone because we're getting done. At the moment we are short. If people don't give everything, we'll come up short.

"There's no shortage in desire, but the quality is not quite there. We're not world-beaters. Our league position suggests we're not and today wasn't our day."

Sherwood, 46, was appointed last February following the dismissal of Paul Lambert.

He helped Villa avoid relegation and led them to a first FA Cup final appearance since 2000 after a 2-1 defeat of Liverpool in the semi-finals, only for the Midlands club to lose 4-0 to Arsenal in the final.

Villa right-back Alan Hutton spoke out in support of Sherwood, saying: "Everyone is behind the manager 100 percent. We need to turn this around. We're behind him and everyone is pushing in the same way."

NEXT ON SPORT24X

What To Read Next

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Fixtures
Saturday, 20 January 2018
Brighton & Hove Albion v Chelsea, The American Express Community Stadium 14:30
Stoke City v Huddersfield Town, Bet365 Stadium 17:00
Arsenal v Crystal Palace, Emirates Stadium 17:00
Everton v West Bromwich Albion, Goodison Park 17:00
Leicester City v Watford, King Power Stadium 17:00
West Ham United v AFC Bournemouth, London Stadium 17:00
Burnley v Manchester United, Turf Moor 17:00
Manchester City v Newcastle United, Etihad Stadium 19:30
Sunday, 21 January 2018
Southampton v Tottenham Hotspur, St. Mary's Stadium 18:00
Monday, 22 January 2018
Swansea City v Liverpool, Liberty Stadium 22:00
Logs
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team
Vote

Who will claim the Premier League title at the end of the 2017/18 season?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Featured

The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.