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Sunday 17 December 2017

Sherwood left 'devastated' after first Villa defeat at home

Aston Villa manager Tim Sherwood stands dejected
Aston Villa manager Tim Sherwood stands dejected

New boss Tim Sherwood admitted he was "devastated" after Stoke stunned Aston Villa.

Victor Moses' stoppage-time penalty ruined Sherwood's debut as Villa manager despite Scott Sinclair giving the hosts the lead. Ron Vlaar was also sent off after bringing Moses down as the winger clinched a 2-1 win at Villa Park.

Defeat was Villa's sixth on the bounce in the Premier League and left them winless in 11 top-flight games. And they remained in the relegation zone, dropping to second bottom after Burnley's 1-1 draw at Chelsea.

Sherwood said: "I'm devastated, no-one feels as down as I am. I can be devastated now but I won't be on Monday.

"We need to move on, if you are dwelling on the last game then they start to run out. It's not all rosy in the garden here and no-one thought it was going to be easy but it was a cruel way to lose the game."

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