Game | #5396 | 

Season | 2016-17 |

Matchday | #7 |
League Game | #6 |
Manager Game | #7 |
Sunday, 11 September 2016
Football League | Championship | Home | Nottingham Forest | Villa Park | 30,619 | 

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Game Summary

Manager | Roberto Di Matteo |

KO | 13.15 |
Referee | Simon Hooper | 

 HT Score | 0-0 | 
 FT Score | 2-2 | 
 FT Result | Drew | 

Last 5 Games | WDDLD |

Scorers | Ross McCormack | 72’ | Rudy Gestede | 74’ |

Assists | Jordan Ayew | 72’ | 74’ |

 League Position | 17th | -1 | 

Line Up |

GK Pierluigi Gollini | SUB OFF | 46' |
LB Aly Cissokho | BOOKED | 86' |
CB Tommy Elphick | BOOKED | 90' |
CB James Chester |
RB Ritchie De Laet |
M Jack Grealish |
M Ashley Westwood |
M Gary Gardner |
SUB OFF | 65' |
F Jordan Ayew | ASSIST | 72' | 74' | BOOKED | 90' |
F Ross McCormack | GOAL | 72' |
CF Jonathan Kodjia | DEBUT |

Substitutes |

GK Mark Bunn for GK Pierluigi Gollini | 46’ | 
F Rudy Gestede 
GOAL | 74' | for M Gary Gardner | 65’ |

 

Unused Substitutes |

CB Nathan Baker
CB Micah Richards
RM Leandro Bacuna
LB Jordan Amavi
DM Mile Jedinak

Cards |

 Yellow | Aly Cissokho | 86’ |

 Yellow | Jordan Ayew | 90’ |

 Yellow | Tommy Elphick | 90’ |

Team Stats |

Starting XI Average Age | 26.25 | 

Oldest Player | F Ross McCormack | 30.09 |

Youngest Player | M Jack Grealish | 21.02 |

Unavailable | 
Injury |

M Aaron Tshibola | 

Loaned Out | 

D Riccardo Calder | Doncaster Rovers | 12 July 2016 - 2 January 2017 |

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

CB Easah Suliman | Cheltenham Town | 4 August 2016 - 2 January 2017 |

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 |

CB Kevin Toner | Walsall | 26 August 2016 - 1 January 2017 |

F Harry McKirdy | Stevenage FC | 31 August 2016 - 7 January 2017 |

Match Stats |

Possession F | 59
Possession A | 41
Shots F | 18
Shots A | 1
Shots on Target F | 8
Shots on Target A | 0
Corners F | 10
Corners A | 2
Fouls F | 10
Fouls A | 14

 On this day 11 September 2016 

Centre forward Jonathan Kodjia made his Villa debut aged 26 after joining from Bristol City for a fee of £11,610,000 in August 2016

 

Match Report

Sky Sports

Sunday, 11 September 2016

Henri Lansbury’s late equaliser salvaged a point for Nottingham Forest as they drew 2-2 with Aston Villa on Sunday.
 

Villa appeared to be heading for victory after two goals in two minutes turned the game on its head, but Lansbury responded for the visitors three minutes from time.
 

Apostolos Vellios put Forest ahead with a stunning 25-yard strike, but Villa then took the lead after goals from Ross McCormack and Rudy Gestede.
 

The spoils were ultimately shared in a game which saw two former European champions face each other outside the top-tier for the very first time.
 

The hosts enjoyed plenty of possession early on but struggled with their final ball in the opening 30 minutes.

 

However, Villa went close when Jordan Ayew found new boy Jonathan Kodjia out wide, and his low cross was met by McCormack, but he could only hit the post an angle from barely a yard out.


Moments later, Aly Cissokho sent in a cross, but it hit Ayew more than anything with the forward not anticipating the ball.
 

Villa’s best chance of the half came moments before the break when Kodjia leapt highest to connect with Ayew’s cross.
 

Kodjia’s powerful header forced a quality save from Vladimir Stojkovic, who just kept the ball out despite protests from the Villa frontman.
 

McCormack went close immediately after the break, but his effort curled narrowly wide of the post.


Forest’s opener came from a quick counter, and Vellios picked the ball up from 25 yards out before unleashing a powerful effort which was too strong for Mark Bunn.


With under 20 minutes left, Ayew wriggled into the Forest box before finding McCormack, who slid the ball past Stojkovic.
 

Barely two minutes later and Villa had the lead as Ayew crossed it in with the ball seemingly heading towards Jack Grealish.
 

However, Gestede stole in and managed to bring the ball down before acrobatically shooting on the turn.
 

Villa were denied the win after great work from Hildeberto Pereira, who played a clever one-two before finding Lansbury, whose tidy finish with the outside of his foot sailed past Bunn.