Game #5382

Season | 2015-16 |

Matchday | #37 |
League Game | #31 |
Premier League Match-week | #31 |  
Manager Game | #23 |
Saturday, 19 March 2016
Premier League | Away | Swansea City | Liberty Stadium | 20,454 | 

Game Summary

Manager | Remi Garde | 

KO | 17.30 |
Referee | Mike Dean | 
HT Score | 0-0 |

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

Last 5 Games | LLLLL | 

League Position | 20th | - |

Line Up |

GK Brad Guzan |
RB Aly Cissokho |
BOOKED | 27' |
RB Alan Hutton |
CB Ciaran Clark |
CB Joleon Lescott | 
BOOKED | 90' |
M Ashley Westwood |
M Idrissa Gueye |
M Jordan Veretout |
SUB OFF | 61' |
W Carles Gil | SUB OFF | 74' |
F Jordan Ayew |
F Rudy Gestede |

Substitutes |

W André Green for M Jordan Veretout | 61’ | 
F Gabriel Agbonlahor for W Carles Gil | 74’ |

 

Unused Substitutes |

GK Mark Bunn
CB Jores Okore
M Leandro Bacuna
F Scott Sinclair
M Carlos Sánchez 

Cards |

 Yellow | Aly Cissokho | 27’ |

 Yellow | Joleon Lescott | 90’ |

Team Stats |

Starting XI Average Age | 27.49 | 

Oldest Player | CB Joleon Lescott | 33.61 |

Youngest Player | M Jordan Veretout | 23.07 |

Unavailable | 

Injury |

LB Jordan Amavi |

W Adama Traoré |

CF Libor Kozák |

F Rudy Gestede |

M Jack Grealish |

Loaned Out |

CB Nathan Baker | Bristol City | 1 September 2015 - 30 June 2016 | 

GK Jed Steer | Huddersfield Town | 11 September 2015 - 31 May 2016 | 

D Janoi Donacien | Newport County | 24 September 2015 - 30 June 2016 | 

F Callum Robinson | Preston North End | 5 January 2016 - 30 June 2016 | 

M Gary Gardner | Nottingham Forest | 8 January 2016 - 31 May 2016 | 

LB Joe Bennett | Sheffield Wednesday | 19 January 2016 - 31 May 2016 | 

FB José Ángel Crespo | Rayo Vallecano | 20 January 2016 - 30 June 2016 

Match Stats |

Possession F | 48
Possession A | 52
Shots F | 6
Shots A | 6
Shots on Target F | 0
Shots on Target A | 2
Corners F | 6
Corners A | 4
Fouls F | 10
Fouls A | 9

Match Report

Sky Sports

Saturday, 19 March 2016

Aston Villa plunged closer to relegation from the Premier League as they lost 1-0 to Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium.
 

After competing well for 53 minutes, Villa switched off defensively and allowed Federico Fernandez to bundle home from close range.

 

The goal drained all confidence out of the visitors, who have lost their last six games and are 12 points from safety with seven games remaining.
 

Meanwhile, Swansea have now won five of their 10 games since Francesco Guidolin’s appointment and pull 11 points clear of the relegation zone.


Guidolin was back in the dugout after missing the last three games with a chest infection, but his presence on touchline didn’t have an impact on his players as Joleon Lescott and Jordan Ayew both fired off target from presentable openings for Villa in the early stages.

 

Remi Garde’s men, who are without an away win since their opening day victory over Bournemouth, looked sharp with and without the ball as Swansea struggled to get their passing game going.

 

Good chances were few and far between though. Ayew found space in box on 40 minutes but was denied by a fantastic saving tackle from Ashley Williams.
 

The Swansea skipper was at it again minutes later to head a Rudy Gestede bicycle kick over the crossbar.
 

Villa fans would have been hoping their team could kick-on after the break but despite having looked comfortable defensively, one mistake cost them dear.
 

Good chances were few and far between though. Ayew found space in box on 40 minutes but was denied by a fantastic saving tackle from Ashley Williams.
 

The Swansea skipper was at it again minutes later to head a Rudy Gestede bicycle kick over the crossbar.
Villa fans would have been hoping their team could kick-on after the break but despite having looked comfortable defensively, one mistake cost them dear.