Game #5411

Season | 2016-17​ |

Matchday | #22 |
League Game | #21 |
Manager Game | #10 |
Tuesday, 13 December 2016
Football League | Championship | Away | Norwich City | Carrow Road | 26,044 |   

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Game Summary

Manager | Steve Bruce | 

KO | 19.45 |
Referee | Tim Robinson | 

 HT Score | 0-0 | 

 FT Score | 0-1 | 
 FT Result | Lost | 

Last 5 Games | DWLWL |

 League Position | 13th | - | 

Line Up |

GK Pierluigi Gollini | FINAL |
LB Jordan Amavi |
RB Alan Hutton |
CB Tommy Elphick |
CB James Chester |
M Mile Jedinak |
M Jack Grealish |
SUB OFF | 73' |
M Ashley Westwood |
CF Jonathan Kodjia |
F Jordan Ayew |
SUB OFF | 80' |
F Gabriel Agbonlahor | SUB OFF | 73' |

Substitutes |

W Albert Adomah for F Gabriel Agbonlahor | 73’ | 
F Ross McCormack for M Jack Grealish | 73’ | 
F Rudy Gestede for F Jordan Ayew | 80’ |

 

Unused Substitutes |

GK Matija Šarkić
RM Leandro Bacuna
M Gary Gardner
LB Aly Cissokho

Team Stats |

Starting XI Average Age | 26.98 | 

Oldest Player | M Mile Jedinak | 32.38 |

Youngest Player | M Jack Grealish | 21.27 |

Unavailable | 

Injury | CB Micah Richards | 

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 | 47
Possession A | 53
Shots F | 5
Shots A | 9
Shots on Target F | 0
Shots on Target A | 4
Corners F | 1
Corners A | 8
Fouls F | 12
Fouls A | 17

 On this day 13 December 2016 

Steve Bruce’s first 10 games in charge had seen him win 5 and lose twice, a significant improvement over his predecessor.​

Goalkeeper Pierluigi Gollini made his final appearance for Villa aged 21 before moving on to Atalanta BC for a fee of £3,870,000 in July 2018. Gollini had only joined Villa 5 months earlier from Hellas Verona for £4,500,000 however he was deemed surplus to requirements by Steve Bruce. Gollini made 20 appearances for Villa conceding just 19 goals at a ratio of 0.95 goals per game. Those figures were good enough to have placed Gollini in equal first place alongside Jim Cumbes (1971-72 to 1975-76) as statistically the best ‘keeper to have kept goal for Villa had he made more than 25 appearances since 1879.

 

Match Report

 

Sky Sports

Tuesday, 13 December 2016

Nelson Oliveira’s second-half strike handed Norwich a 1-0 win over Aston Villa at Carrow Road on Tuesday night.


The Portuguese striker’s curled effort from 20 yards out left Villa goalkeeper Pierluigi Gollini rooted to the spot and earned Norwich their second win of December - in what was the fifth ’10 in 10’ match on Sky Sports.

Norwich were good value for their win after enjoying the majority of possession, while Villa’s one shot on target came in second-half stoppage time.
 

The win moves Norwich up to eighth in the Sky Bet Championship, while defeat leaves Villa in the bottom half in 13th.
 

The Canaries headed into the match having lost six of their last seven league matches, while Villa in contrast had been defeated just once in nine games.

 

However, in a first half of little chances, it was Norwich who looked the stronger of the two sides, and their first opportunity fell to Graham Dorrans, who saw his effort from the edge of the area deflected over the bar.
 

Midway through the half, a double save from Gollini kept Norwich at bay, with the Villakeeper initially parrying a 30-yard strike from Martin Olsson.
 

The ball fell into the path of striker Oliveira, but Gollini recovered in time to make himself big and block the second attempt.
 

Norwich’s greatest chance at an opener fell on the hour mark, but Alan Hutton did brilliantly to get a touch on Robbie Brady’s strike and send the effort wide after Jonny Howson played him in.
 

The miss did not matter for the hosts, as two minutes later Oliveira picked the ball up 20 yards out before bending a low effort into the far corner, with Villa ‘keeper Gollini not moving.
 

After taking the lead, it was Norwich who looked more likely to double their advantage, with Oliveira failing to find the target after shooting on the turn.
 

Jacob Murphy then went close with a drilled effort from the edge of the box, as Villa soon turned to pumping it forward with Rudy Gestede coming off the bench.And Villa did have a penalty shout in the final play of the match, but the referee waved away Villa’s claims after Ross McCormack went down under minimal pressure.
 

With McCormack on the ground and Villa players appealing, the attention moved away from Jonathan Kodjia’s blocked effort, which proved to be their first shot on target with the final kick of the game.