Sunderland defender Wes Brown has reacted to the criticism by the home supporters after the club recently suffered a 4-0 defeat against Aston Villa.
Despite being at home, Sunderland performed miserably and were booed off the pitch by their own supporters. Brown has been the part of defences that have held clean sheets against the likes of Chelsea, but he could do little about the collective poor performance by the team. Villa scored all their goals in the first half, while Sunderland did little to please the fans in the second half after turning out with only 10 players on the pitch.
The opening goal went in after just 16 minutes through striker Christian Benteke, who once again scored either side of the brace from Gabriel Agbonlahor in the 44th minute. Agbonlahor scored two goals to take his league tally for the season to a respectable six goals. Scoring goals has been a major problem for Aston Villa this season. Even though the first few matches were disappointing after the arrival of Tim Sherwood, the club has now managed three consecutive victories in all competitions. It has helped them create a three point gap between them and the relegation zone. Villa have another crucial match against Swansea next week.
“To go 4-0 behind before half-time is disappointing to say the least.Aston Villa were creating chances and it took us until the second half to create chances. But it was all over by then.We have to lift it now and train hard. Of course I understand the boos. We have been terrible at home.We have to let this game go and train hard ahead of next week’s game,” said Brown, who will be aware that the team needs to forget this result soon enough since West Ham are the next opponents.