Game #5430

Season | 2016-17 |

Matchday | #41 |
League Game | #39 |
Manager Game | #29 |
Saturday, 1 April 2017
Football League | Championship | Home | Norwich City | Villa Park | 32,605 |  

Game Summary

Manager | Steve Bruce | 

KO | 15.00 |
Referee | Tony Harrington | 

 HT Score | 0-0 | 

 FT Score | 2-0 | 
 FT Result | Won | 

Last 5 Games | WLWWW |

Scorers | Jonathan Kodjia | 25’ | 87’ |

Assists | Scott Hogan | 25’ | Sam Johnstone | 87’ |

 League Position | 11th | +1 | 

Line Up |

GK Sam Johnstone | ASSIST | 87' |
RB Alan Hutton |
LB Neil Taylor |
CB Nathan Baker |
CB James Chester |
M Mile Jedinak |
M Henri Lansbury |
BOOKED | 51' | SUB OFF | 87' |
M Conor Hourihane | SUB OFF | 69' |
W Albert Adomah |
CF Jonathan Kodjia |
GOAL | 25' | 87' |  
F Scott Hogan | ASSIST | 25' | SUB OFF | 37' |

Substitutes |

LB Jordan Amavi for F Scott Hogan | 37’ | 
M Gary Gardner for M Conor Hourihane | 69’ | 
W André Green for M Henri Lansbury | 87’ |

 

Unused Substitutes |

GK Mark Bunn
CB Tommy Elphick
RB James Bree
M Jack Grealish

Cards |

 Yellow | Henri Lansbury | 51’ | 

Team Stats |

Starting XI Average Age | 27.80 | 

Oldest Player | M Mile Jedinak | 32.68 |

Youngest Player | GK Sam Johnstone | 24.04 |

Unavailable | 
 

Banned |

M Leandro Bacuna |
 

Loaned Out | 

W Carles Gil | Deportivo La Coruña | 22 July 2016 - 30 June 2018 |

D Niall Mason | Doncaster Rovers | 6 August 2016 - 31 May 2017 |

M Carlos Sánchez | ACF Fiorentina | 9 August 2016 - 30 June 2017 |

M Jordan Veretout | AS Saint-Étienne | 24 August 2016 - 30 June 2017 |

GK Pierluigi Gollini | Atalanta B.C. | 13 January 2017 - 30 June 2018 |

LB Aly Cissokho | Olympiacos F.C.. | 16 January 2017 - 30 June 2017 |

M Aaron Tshibola | Nottingham Forest | 30 January 2017 - 31 May 2017 |

CB Kevin Toner | Bradford City | 31 January 2017 - 31 May 2017 |

CF Ross McCormack | Nottingham Forest | 31 January 2017 - 31 May 2017 |

Match Stats |

Possession F | 31
Possession A | 69
Shots F | 13
Shots A | 15
Shots on Target F | 4
Shots on Target A | 4
Corners F | 2
Corners A | 10
Fouls F | 14
Fouls A | 9

Match Report

BBC Sport

Saturday, 1 April 2017

*Two goals from Jonathan Kodjia saw Aston Villa beat 10-man Norwich City at Villa Park.*


Kodjia put the hosts ahead midway through the first half when Scott Hogan played him in and the Ivory Coast striker found the roof of the net.
 

The game was all but settled when Ivo Pinto was shown a second yellow card for a foul on Jordan Amavi.
Kodjia made sure of a home win in the 87th minute when he capitalised on a mistake in the Norwich defence.

 

A third successive victory for Villa lifted them to 11th, just three points behind Norwich, who slipped to ninth and seven points outside the play-off places.
 

Nelson Oliveira had the visitors’ best chance, just before Kodjia’s second, when he was played in on goal by Cameron Jerome, but the Portuguese could not get a shot away after a poor first touch.
 

Jerome also went close to scoring in the opening 10 minutes, but his effort went inches wide as Norwich’s poor return on the road continued.
 

The Canaries have won just one of their past 14 away league games and remain without a manager following the sacking of Alex Neil last month.
 

Villa were denied a second before Kodjia’s late goal when Nathan Baker saw his header cleared off the line by Ryan Bennett and Conor Hourihane’s follow-up skimmed the crossbar.
 

*Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce told BBC WM:*”We showed a little bit of resilience and my goalkeeper has played very very well today.
 

“I thought we were a little bit leggy but we’ve stuck at it again and we’ve kept a clean sheet.
 

“We’re improving. We’ve still got a lot to do. We weren’t great again but we’ve done enough to win a game of football in this division.”