Game #5462 

Season | 2017-18 |

Matchday | #25 |
League Game | #22 |
Manager Game | #61 |
Saturday, 16 December 2017
Football League | Championship | Away | Derby County | Pride Park | 28,118 |

Manager | Steve Bruce | 

KO | 15.00 |
Referee | Lee Probert | 

HT Score | 0-1 |
FT Score | 0-2 |

FT Result | Lost |

Last 5 Games | WWDDL | 

League Position | 5th | - |

Line Up |

GK Sam Johnstone |
LB Neil Taylor |
CB James Chester |
RB Ahmed El Mohamady |
M Glenn Whelan |
SUB OFF | 65' |
M Josh Onomah | SUB OFF | 83' |
M Conor Hourihane |
M Mile Jedinak |
M Jack Grealish |
W Robert Snodgrass |
W Albert Adomah |

Substitutes |

F Scott Hogan for M Glenn Whelan | 65’ | 
F Gabriel Agbonlahor for M Josh Onomah | 83’ |

 

Unused Substitutes |

GK Jed Steer
RB Richie De Laet
M Birkir Bjarnasson
RB Alan Hutton
CB Tommy Elphick

Team Stats |

Starting XI Average Age | 28.21 | 

Oldest Player | M Glenn Whelan | 33.95 |

Youngest Player | M Josh Onomah | 20.65 |

Unavailable | 

Injury |

CF Jonathan Kodjia |

CF Keinan Davis |

CB John Terry | 

Loaned Out |

W Carles Gil | Deportivo La Coruña | 12 July 2017 - 30 June 2018 |

LB Jordan Amavi | Marseille | 10 August 2017 - 30 June 2018 |

M Gary Gardner | Barnsley | 31 August 2017 - 31 May 2018 |

GK Matija Šarkić | Wigan Athletic | 31 August 2017 - 7 January 2018 |

CF Ross McCormack | Melbourne City | 29 September 2017 - 31 January 2018 |

Match Stats |

Possession F | 67
Possession A | 33
Shots F | 13
Shots A | 11
Shots on Target F | 2
Shots on Target A | 8
Corners F | 8
Corners A | 7
Fouls F | 6
Fouls A | 9

Match Report

BBC Sport

Saturday, 16 December 2017

In-form Derby County boosted their promotion hopes with a win over play-off rivals Aston Villa.*


The Rams took the lead when Glenn Whelan’s blind backpass was picked up by Matej Vydra and he teed up former Villa man Andreas Weimann.
 

Robert Snodgrass nearly levelled at the start of the second half but Richard Keogh cleared his effort off the line.
Substitute Johnny Russell secured the victory in the last minute after a good ball from Keogh.

 

Steve Bruce’s side started the match without a recognised striker after Keinan Davis was ruled out with illness and they struggled to create throughout.
 

The Rams, who would have scored inside the opening minute but for a superb last-ditch tackle from Neil Taylor on David Nugent, could have won by more had it not been for some fine saves from Sam Johnstone to deny Keogh and Bradley Johnson.
 

Gary Rowett’s men, who remain fourth, have now won five of their past six games and are six points off second-placed Cardiff City.
Villa remain fifth after defeat at Pride Park but are now winless in three games and just one point clear of seventh-placed Leeds.

 

*Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce:*
 

“From the very first minute, we put them through and didn’t really recover. We made far too many mistakes and when we really analyse it we’ll look and think, for all that we huffed and puffed, we’ve gifted them the game.
 

“In a big game of this magnitude, the disappointing thing for me was the number of mistakes we made. We made so many it was scary and we made too many to win a football match.
 

“Second half, I was pleased with how we played. We had enough possession but not enough shots on target: we’ve had 12 or 13 attempts but only two on target.”