Aston Villa's Championship introduction was not a positive one

Roberto Di Matteo's side lost to Sheffield Wednesday

Sheffield Wednesday, Aston Villa,

Sheffield Wednesday's Daniel Pudil and Aston Villa's Leandro Bacuna battle for the ball during the Sky Bet Championship match at Hillsborough, Sheffield. Picture by: Danny Lawson / PA Wire/Press Association Images

Aston Villa's first game in the second tier of English football since 1988 has ended in defeat.

Roberto Di Matteo's side went down 1-0 at Sheffield Wednesday.

Like fellow Premier League regulars Newcastle who lost to Fulham on Friday night, Villa's first taste of life in the Championship this season ended in a single goal defeat.

Fernando Forestieri got the winner for a Wednesday which reached the promotion playoff final last season and also used to be a fixture on the Premier League table in the 1990s.

Meanwhile ex-Swansea boss Garry Monk's first Championship match in charge of Leeds ended in a 3-0 defeat to QPR.