Game #5530

Seasons | 2018-19 |

Matchday | #40 |
League Game | #37 |
Manager Game | #26 |
Wednesday, 13 March 2019
Football League | Championship | Away | Nottingham Forest | City Ground | 29,224 |

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Game Summary

Manager | Dean Smith | 

KO | 19.45 |
Referee | Mike Dean | 

 HT Score | 2-1 | 
 FT Score | 3-1 |

  FT Result | Won | 

Last 5 Games | LDWWW | 

Scorers | John McGinn | 7’ | 14’ | Kortney Hause | 61’ | 

Assists | Ahmed El Mohamady | 7’ | Conor Hourihane | 61’ |

 League Position | 8th | +1 | 

Line Up |

GK Jed Steer
LB Neil Taylor |
BOOKED | 65' |
RB Ahmed El Mohamady | ASSIST | 7' |
CB Kortney Hause | BOOKED | 28' | GOAL | 61' |
CB Tyrone Mings |
M John McGinn |
GOAL | 7' | 14' | 
M Conor Hourihane | ASSIST | 61' |
M Jack Grealish | SUB OFF | 86' |
W Anwar El Ghazi | SUB OFF | 64' |
W André Green |
CF Tammy Abraham |
SUB OFF | 72' |

Substitutes |

W Albert Adomah for W Anwar El Ghazi | 64’ | 
CF Jonathan Kodjia 
BOOKED | 90'+6 | for CF Tammy Abraham | 72’ | 
M Glenn Whelan for M Jack Grealish | 86’ |

 

Unused Substitutes |

GK Lovre Kalinić
M Tom Carroll
M Mile Jedinak
M Birkir Bjarnasson

Cards |

 Yellow | Kortney Hause for a bad foul | 28’ |

 Yellow | Neil Taylor | 65’ |

 Yellow | Jonathan Kodjia for a bad foul | 90’+6 |

Team Stats |

Starting XI Average Age | 25.44 | 

Oldest Player | RB Ahmed El Mohamady | 31.53 |

Youngest Player | W André Green | 20.64 |

Unavailable | 

Injury |

CB Axel Tuanzebe |

GK Ørjan Nyland |

M Henri Lansbury |

CB James Chester |

CB Tommy Elphick |

RB Alan Hutton |


Loaned Out |

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

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

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

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

CF Ross McCormack | Motherwell | 5 January 2019 - 31 May 2019 |

 F Rushian Hepburn-Murphy | Cambridge United | 11 January 2019 - 31 May 2019 |

F Callum O'Hare | Carlisle United | 29 January 2019 - 31 May 2019 |

W Corey Blackett-Taylor | Walsall | 31 January 2019 - 31 May 2019 |

RB James Bree | Ipswich Town | 31 January 2019 - 31 May 2019 |

M Jake Doyle-Hayes | Cambridge United | 31 January 2019 - 31 May 2019 |

F Scott Hogan | Sheffield United | 31 January 2019 - 31 May 2019 | 

F Harry McKirdy | Newport County | 31 January 2019 - 31 May 2019 |

RB Frédéric Guilbert | SM Caen | 31 January 2019 - 31 May 2019 |

Match Stats |

Possession F | 48
Possession A | 52
Shots F | 11
Shots A | 14
Shots on Target F | 4
Shots on Target A | 2
Corners F | 6
Corners A | 8
Fouls F | 13
Fouls A | 17

 

Match Report

BBC Sport

Wednesday, 13 March 2019

*A first-half double from John McGinn boosted Aston Villa’s play-off hopes after an impressive away win which dented Nottingham Forest’s chances of reaching the top six.*


The hosts initially took the lead in a frantic opening 15 minutes, in which three goals were scored, as McGinn’s two goals put Dean Smith’s side ahead at the break.
 

Forest fought hard to get themselves back into the game in the second half, with a Yohan Benalouane goal ruled out for offside, before Kortney Hause’s first strike for Villa put the game out of reach.
 

The result sees Villa leapfrog Martin O’Neil’s side into eighth place in the Championship, two points behind sixth-placed Derby.
 

McGinn’s excellently-taken goals came just eight minutes apart - the first, a low driven shot from the left, was followed by a superb long-range effort from 25 yards that rebounded off the post, beyond Costel Pantilimon in the Forest net.

 

Jack Colback had given Forest an early lead after his cross-cum-shot looped over Jed Steer in the third minute of the game.
 

The first meeting this season at Villa park ended in a remarkable 5-5 draw, and after three goals were scored so early it appeared fans at the City Ground could be treated to another high-scoring thriller.
 

But in an entertaining and competitive game, the only other goal came when Hause deflected a whipped free-kick from Conor Hourihane into the net just after the hour mark to keep the visitors in the hunt for the play-offs.
 

*Aston Villa boss Dean Smith told BBC WM:*
 

“It was a very professional performance. They had a fortunate goal that looked like a cross but we responded really.
 

“I brought John McGinn back in which was a tough decision because the midfield three have been doing really well. He was brilliant and deserved his two goals.
 

“He epitomises what we’re about as he’s a very good player but works so hard - the lads in the dressing room love him.
 

“[On being two points off the play-offs] I don’t want another false dawn so all we will be doing is concentrating on the next game which is Middlesbrough at home.”