Wycombe Wanderers 1-1 Aston Villa: Post-match news as Villa fail to progress at the first opportunity

Aston Villa face a replay at Villa Park, following their 1-1 draw away to Wycombe Wanderers in the FA Cup third round on Saturday.

Having gone ahead through Micah Richards in a tie that they were desperate to win, Villa couldn't hold on to progress to the fourth round, as Ashley Westwood gave away a penalty. Joe Jacobson converted from the spot, giving the League Two side a profitable looking trip to B6 over the next few weeks.

Fans clash with players following the game

It was a defeat which extended Villa's winless run to 109 days, that having been a 5-3 Capital One Cup win against Notts County, with them not having won in another competition since August 8, over five months ago. 

The fans have been left disappointed, dejected and losing faith quickly, with a group of the travelling support clashing with captain Micah Richards after the game, shouting about the deemed lack of passion shown by the players during the defeat. 

That anger continued out of the ground, as the players were bombarded with abuse as they got on the coach home, with much of it recorded and posted on social media. Villa's inability to see off the League Two side appears to have been the tipping point for most, and it'll be interesting to see both the atmosphere and attendance at Villa Park come Tuesday night, when they host Crystal Palace

Richards, who clashed with fans after the game, pictured in action (photo: reuters)
Richards, who clashed with fans after the game, pictured in action (photo: getty)

Grealish out with tonsilitis 

Having been expected to feature against Wycombe, even more so after Adama Traore broke his foot, it was a surprise to see that Jack Grealish wasn't even amongst the substitutes. 

However, manager Remi Garde cleared up the situation after the game, revealing that the youngster missed out due to suffering with tonsillitis. Not only did it see him miss out on the draw, but he's unlikely to be available for Tuesday's game against Palace.

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