Groningen thrash Aston Villa 4-1

Aston Villa slumped to a 4-1 defeat away against Dutch side Groningen after conceding two goals in the opening eight minutes.

Aston Villa slumped to a 4-1 defeat away against Dutch side Groningen after conceding two goals in the opening eight minutes.

Both of those early goals were scored by Tjaronn Chery, and Jarchinio Antonia then made it 3-0 on the half-hour.

Charles N'Zogbia responded with a free-kick, but Groningen were not done and Dino Islamovic added their fourth in the last few seconds.

 
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