Villa still has matches against United, Crystal Palace, Everton, Arsenal and West Ham to come, but things look bleak for Dean Smith’s men.
Club legend Ian Taylor – who is also an unconditional Villan – perfectly sums up the emotions of Villa fans in just three letters.
“FFS…. Taylor tweeted after seeing Watford coming from behind to beat Norwich.
Here’s how a selection of Villa fans reacted to the result…
Adam Crowe: “It is heartbreaking, it is. Just put out my misery. ”
@ AVL8ton: “Now we have to win two games out of the remaining five, and that might not be enough. We are downstairs. Face reality. “
@ Atif21: “Always preferred a league season of 46 games anyway. ”
Tom Parker: “I really wish Doug Ellis never invented the bike kick. ”
Ash Skinner: “Anyone who thinks we’re going to be standing four points behind Watford after tonight really needs a reality check. We have no clinical goalscorer, we have the worst defense in the league and Smith will not start all young players. We are down, accept it. ”