RECAP: Aston Villa 2 Sunderland 1 - Opening defeat for new manager

Albert Adomah puts Villa ahead at the far post. Picture by Frank Reid
Albert Adomah puts Villa ahead at the far post. Picture by Frank Reid
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Sunderland started the Chris Coleman era with a 2-1 defeat at Championship high-fliers Aston Villa tonight to remain in bottom spot.

Former Wales boss Coleman, confirmed as manager on Sunday,saw the Black Cats succumb to strikes from Albert Adomah and Josh Onomah, before Lewis Grabban pulled one back. Sunderland, though, could not manage a leveller. Relive the action on our matchnight blog.

New Sunderland boss Chris Coleman watches his side at Villa Park. Picture by Frank Reid

New Sunderland boss Chris Coleman watches his side at Villa Park. Picture by Frank Reid

Hopeful. One young Sunderland fan, pictured ahead of Saturday's 2-2 draw with Millwall. Picture by Frank Reid

Hopeful. One young Sunderland fan, pictured ahead of Saturday's 2-2 draw with Millwall. Picture by Frank Reid