Game #5521

Season | 2018-19 |

Matchday | #31 |
League Game | #28 |
Manager Game | #17 |
Saturday, 19 January 2019
Football League | Championship | Home | Hull City | Villa Park | 33,619 |

Game Summary

Manager | Dean Smith | 

KO | 15.00 |
Referee | Darren Bond | 

 HT Score | 1-2 | 
 FT Score | 2-2 | 
 FT Result | Drew | 

Last 5 Games | DDLLD | 

Scorers | James Chester | 45’ | Tammy Abraham | 64’ |
Assists | Conor Hourihane | 45’ | 

 League Position | 13th | -1 | 

Line Up |

GK Lovre Kalinić |
RB Alan Hutton |
LB Neil Taylor |
CB James Chester |
GOAL | 45' |
CB Tommy Elphick |
M John McGinn |
M Conor Hourihane |
ASSIST | 45' | BOOKED | 45' |
M Birkir Bjarnasson | BOOKED | 58' | SUB OFF | 75' |
W Yannick Bolasie | SUB OFF | 59' | FINAL |
W Albert Adomah | SUB OFF | 59' |
CF Tammy Abraham | GOAL | 64' |

Substitutes |

W André Green for W Yannick Bolasie | 59’ | 
W Anwar El Ghazi for W Albert Adomah | 59’ | 
CF Jonathan Kodjia for M Birkir Bjarnasson | 75’ | 

 

Unused Substitutes |

GK Jed Steer
CF Keinan Davis
RB Ahmed El Mohamady
CB Kortney Hause

Cards |

 Yellow | Conor Hourihane | 45’ |

 Yellow | Birkir Bjarnason for a bad foul | 58’ |

Team Stats |

Starting XI Average Age | 29.03 | 

Oldest Player | RB Alan Hutton | 34.16 |

Youngest Player | CF Tammy Abraham | 21.31 |

Unavailable | 

Injury |

M Mile Jedinak |

M Jack Grealish |

CB Axel Tuanzebe |

GK Ørjan Nyland |

M Henri Lansbury |

M Glenn Whelan |

F Scott Hogan | 


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 |

Match Stats |

Possession F | 51
Possession A | 39
Shots F | 18
Shots A | 12
Shots on Target F | 2
Shots on Target A | 4
Corners F | 7
Corners A | 5
Fouls F | 14
Fouls A | 11

 On this day 19 January 2019 

Winger Yannick Bolasie made his final appearance for Villa aged 29 before ending his loan spell from Everton early, Bolasie had made 21 appearances, 12 as substitute and scored twice.

Match Report

BBC Sport

Saturday, 19 January 2019

Aston Villa came from two goals down to end Hull’s sparkling winning run in a 2-2 draw at Villa Park.


The visitors, who had claimed six Sky Bet Championship victories on the spin, surged into a commanding lead through Jarrod Bowen - his eighth goal in six league games - and Evandro’s dynamic volley.

 

But Villa reduced the deficit just before half-time when James Chester headed in from close range against his former employers.
 

The hosts were nonetheless strangely passive in the first half but improved significantly after the break and they scored the equaliser manager Dean Smith might feel had been warranted through Tammy Abraham after 67 minutes.
 

Villa are, however, now without a home win in six league games - a fact which no doubt contributed towards an apprehensive atmosphere inside the ground.

 

But their team did little to lift the mood of the locals for most of the first half, during which time Kamil Grosicki and Reece Burke had good chances.
 

Indeed, there was a sense of inevitability about Hull’s opening goal - both in terms of the scorer and in the general context of the match.
 

Be that as it may, Villa only had themselves to blame by not clearing a lofted ball, aimed at Chris Martin, after 27 minutes.


Bowen sensed an opportunity and, having received the ball in a pocket of space on the right, swept home with his left foot.

Goalkeeper Lovre Kalinic will, though, expected to have done better as the ball seemed to squirm through his hands.
 

Villa’s response was muted at best and their lethargic demeanour was exposed by Evandro 10 minutes later.
 

Martin teed up the dangerous Grosicki on the left, who sent over a lovely, deep cross towards the far post. The ball was inviting, but Evandro still needed craft and skill to acrobatically volley the ball into the net.
 

Hull’s momentum was stifled by the loss to injury of centre-back Jordy de Wijs, who was replaced by Robbie McKenzie while Villa were preparing to take a free-kick from the right.
 

Perhaps unsettled by that setback, the visitors defended Conor Hourihane’s set-piece poorly and Chester easily headed home from six yards.
 

Villa Park had awoken, and the landscape of the game changed markedly after the restart - yet too often the home team’s final ball was awry, with Hull goalkeeper David Marshall largely untroubled. That was until the 64th minute, when Abraham made it 2-2.
 

Alan Hutton’s cute cross from the right found the Villa striker, whose initial shot was blocked. But the rebound fell kindly to the Chelsea loan signing, who steered the ball away from a despairing Marshall.
 

Villa held sway after Abraham’s goal, but they were left thankful to Kalinic at the death when he clawed to safety Chris Martin’s six-yard clipped strike after good work from Dan Batty.
 

The managers
 

Dean Smith:

 

“I thought we started really well, but it looked like the confidence was drained out of us a little bit. We have shown togetherness and a lot of character, but we’re giving poor goals away, that’s for sure.
 

“Just by having good body language, good attitudes and good energy, the crowd got behind us, but we’ve got to win games here, that’s for sure. We’re giving it everything. The lads have shown they’ve got the character, but it’s the quality that’s needed to go on and win games here.