Garde says Villa deserved to lose as woes continue in the West Midlands

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After falling 2-0 to Norwich City on Monday, Aston Villa remain at the bottom of the Premier League table.

The Villans only win of the season came August 8 on opening day, and the club has managed just eight points through 19 matches.

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With a league-low 15 goals and a league-high -19 goal differential, one of England’s most historic clubs looks destined for Premier League relegation.

Speaking after the Norwich defeat, manager Remi Garde was at a loss for words, disappointed in the performance and saying his team did not deserve a better result.

I would like to say to you, ‘Yes we deserved a point.’ But at the end of the game, I think Norwich deserved the win. Nothing more to say.

We were close to maybe a little bit more, but to be fair we didn’t play as well as we did the last two games.

Garde has stated he believes 36 points could be enough to survive the drop, which means Villa would have to rattle off quite a run of results to stay up. To reach that mark, the Villans would need to get nearly 1.5 points per game from their final 19 matches. From their opening 19 matches, Villa has gotten less than 0.5 points per game.

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If there is any sign of hope for Villa, in each of the last two seasons, the team that sat bottom of the table at Christmas survived relegation. Sunderland (2013-14) and Leicester City (2014-15) both pulled off great escapes with just 10 points on December 25.