Match: Villa v Fulham
Date: February 17, 2018
Competition: Sky Bet Championship
Venue: Craven Cottage
Weather: 11c, sunny
Sessegnon 51, Ayite 71
Villa couldn't extend their winning run to eight against Fulham, going down 2-0 at Craven Cottage.
The hosts were out of the traps from the first whistle with Matt Targett driving an effort across goal before Aleksandar Mitrovic headed wide.
In an even first half, chances were at a premium: Scott Hogan side-footed wide after being teed up by Birkir Bjarnason and the Iceland international then played a neat one-two with Conor Hourihane and drove a shot off target.
Before the break, Hourihane also curled over after good work from Axel Tuanzebe down the right flank.
Scott Hogan's header in the first action of the second half was well pouched by Marcus BettinelliIt was the hosts who would take the lead minutes later when Ryan Sessegnon was in the perfect place to turn a low cross into the bottom corner.
Robert Snodgrass then sent a curling effort at Bettinelli before Fulham doubled their lead.
Sam Johnstone's clearance from a wide position on the right was intercepted by Floyd Ayite who clipped the ball into the unguarded net from distance.
The Fulham man could have had a second shortly afterwards but headed over the bar.
At the other end, Hogan couldn't steer Bjarnason's early cross on target as the claret and blues went in search of a way back into proceedings.
ASTON VILLA: Johnstone; Tuanzebe, Terry, Chester, Hutton; Snodgrass (Davis 87), Jedinak (Grabban 67), Bjarnason, Elmohamady (Onomah 45); Hourihane, Hogan. Unused subs: Bunn, Taylor, Whelan, Lansbury.
FULHAM: Bettinelli, Fredericks, Kalas, Ream, Targett, Cairney, McDonald, Johansen (Odoi 90), Ayite (Piazon 87), Mitrovic (Kamara 78), Sessegnon. Unused subs: Button, Odoi, Kebano, Norwood, Piazon, Christie.
Referee: T Harrington
Assistant Referee 1: G Russell
Assistant referee 2: M George
Fourth Official: K Stroud