Game #5512

Seasons | 2018-19 |

Matchday | #22 |
League Game | #20 |
Manager Game | #8 |
Saturday, 1 December 2018
Football League | Championship | Away | Middlesbrough | Riverside Stadium | 23,424 |

Game Summary

Manager | Dean Smith | 

KO | 17.30 |
Referee | Andy Davies | 

 HT Score | 1-0 | 
 FT Score | 3-0 | 

 FT Result | Won | 

Last 5 Games | WWWDW | 

Scorers | James Chester | 20’ | Tammy Abraham | 64’ | Glenn Whelan | 83’ |

Assists | Yannick Bolasie | 64’ | Conor Hourihane | 83’ |

 League Position | 8th | - | 

Line Up |

GK Ørjan Nyland |
LB Neil Taylor |
RB Ahmed El Mohamady |
CB James Chester |
GOAL | 20' |
CB Axel Tuanzebe |
M John McGinn |
SUB OFF | 82' |
M Conor Hourihane | ASSIST | 83' |
M Jack Grealish |
W Yannick Bolasie |
ASSIST | 64' | SUB OFF | 73' |
W Anwar El Ghazi |
CF Tammy Abraham |
GOAL | 64' | SUB OFF | 82' |

Substitutes |

CF Jonathan Kodija for W Yannick Bolasie | 73’ | 
M Glenn Whelan 
GOAL | 83' | for M John McGinn | 82’ | 
F Scott Hogan for CF Tammy Abraham | 82’ |

 

Unused Substitutes |

GK Mark Bunn
M Mile Jedinak
F Callum O’Hare
CB Dominic Revan

Team Stats |

Starting XI Average Age | 26.35 | 

Oldest Player | RB Ahmed El Mohamady | 31.25 |

Youngest Player | CB Axel Tuanzebe | 21.05 |

Unavailable | 

Injury |

CF Keinan Davis |

M Birkir Bjarnasson |

M Henri Lansbury |

W Albert Adomah | 


Loaned Out |

M Gary Gardner | Birmingham City | 9 August 2018 - 31 May 2019 |

GK Jed Steer | Charlton Athletic | 10 August 2018 - 31 December 2018 |

RB Mitchell Clark | Port Vale | 16 August 2018 - 31 May 2019 |

CB Easah Suliman | FC Emmen | 17 August 2018 - 28 December 2018 |

M Aaron Tshibola | Kilmarnock | 29 August 2018 - 31 May 2019 |

W André Green | Portsmouth | 29 August 2018 - 17 January 2019 |

CB Tommy Elphick | Hull City | 31 August 2018 - 29 December 2018 | 

RB Richie De Laet | Melbourne City | 14 September 2018 - 31 May 2019 |

CF Ross McCormack | Central Coast Mariners | 19 September 2018 - 5 January 2019 |

Match Stats |

Possession F | 58
Possession A | 42
Shots F | 21
Shots A | 10
Shots on Target F | 8
Shots on Target A | 3
Corners F | 7
Corners A | 2
Fouls F | 11
Fouls A | 12

Match Report

BBC Sport

Saturday, 1 December 2018

Aston Villa continued their ascent towards the Championship top six with a dominant victory at Middlesbrough.*
James Chester prodded in after Boro failed to clear a corner, before Tammy Abraham doubled the lead from close range in the second half with his seventh goal in four matches.


Glenn Whelan’s low, 25-yard shot was spilled into his own net by Darren Randolph late on to earn Dean Smith’s side a fourth victory in five matches.


The visitors were good value for their win, creating the better of the chances, as Middlesbrough struggled going forward.
Their best opportunity came 10 minutes from time when Jordan Hugill’s fierce shot was superbly tipped onto the underside of the crossbar by Orjan Nyland.

 

Villa are now up to eighth in a tight league table, three points outside the play-offs. For third-placed Boro it was a first defeat since the start of October.
 

While Villa’s potency in front of goal made the difference at the Riverside, their leaky defence which shipped five goals against Nottingham Forest in midweek was watertight against a tame home attack.
 

Boro had only conceded 10 goals all season heading into the game, but could not deal with the pace of Villa’s frontline, including the impressive Yannick Bolasie.
 

However, it was defender Chester who gave the West Midlanders the lead - the Welshman left with a tap-in as goalkeeper Randolph failed to punch clear.
 

Villa continued to dominate in the second half and on-loan striker Abraham, fresh from his four goals in the 5-5 draw with Forest, slid in Bolasie’s cross before Whelan capped their superiority thanks to Randolph’s howler.
 

Next up for Villa is a trip to neighbours West Brom on Friday, while Tony Pulis’ side host Blackburn the following day.