Derby County saw their six-match unbeaten run in the Championship brought to a premature end by a resurgent Aston Villa side that defeated them 3-0 at home.

The Rams came into match with so much confidence, going unbeaten in their last six league outings. That unbeaten run included wins over fellow promotion favorites, Sheffield United and just relegated West Bromwich Albion, as well as a well-deserved draw on the road at Middlesbrough.

Birmingham who were on an unbeaten streak of their own were also dispatched by a dominant Derby side. This is the same Birmingham that won plaudits from fans and the media alike, for their heroics against Chelsea in the Carabao Cup.

The Rams have been very impressive heading into the game against Aston Villa but they were humbled The Lions, ending a positive period on a low note.

“We have had a lot of positive feedback from our recent wins and performances,” said Derby County ace, Tom Huddlestone.

“I don’t think anybody was getting carried away but, if they were, this result and especially the second 45 minutes probably brings us back down to earth a bit. If we react from it, then it can be a positive”.

After a relatively quiet start to the first half, in which both sides had their own fair of good chances, it was Villa who looked more promising. We had to wait 74 minutes for the first goal of the match though, as the visitors broke the deadlock through John McGinn’s header.

Tammy Abraham added the second shortly afterwards when he found himself free in the opposition’s area and he made no mistake. ConorHourihane added gloss to the score-line late on with a sublime free kick.

Tom Andrew Huddlestone is an English professional footballer who currently plays as a central midfielder for Championship club side, Derby County.