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Aston Villa are now off to their worst start to a season in 43 years after drawing 1-1 with Norwich City at Villa Park.
Michael Turner's second-half equaliser for Norwich cancelled out Christian Benteke's well-taken opener.
The Canaries, with Wes Hoolahan pulling all the strings in a 4-5-1 behind Grant Holt, were the better side throughout, without ever really cutting the injury-robbed Villains to pieces.
Villa scored against the run of play when Benteke latched onto Joe Bennett's cross and calmly slotted it away. If the Belgian striker can keep up his early-season form in this struggling side, he has a great future ahead. At this stage in his career, he really does look like a young Didier Drogba.
From there, it was all hands to the pump as Norwich pressed for the equaliser. For the most part, Villa were able to keep them at arms length.
Bereft of confidence and leadership at the back, Villa's defence dropped deeper and deeper as the match went on, and midfield was completely conceded.
The near impossible task to keep Norwich at bay then got all that much harder when Bennett received his marching orders on 53 after picking up his second yellow card of the game.
Down to 10 men and under all sorts of pressure, it came as no surprise to see Chris Hughton's side equalise after Hoolahan's cross found Turner, who finished expertly.
If anything, the game was an advertisement for all that is bad about the Premier League.
The match was interspersed with quality amongst the constant mistakes rather than the other way around. From this evidence, it is easy to see why both sides are in the bottom five.
Possession: Aston Villa 41% - Norwich City 59%
Shots On/Off Target: Aston Villa 4/2 Norwich City 4/6