Game #5420

Season | 2016-17 |

Matchday | #31 |
League Game | #29 |
Manager Game | #19 |
Saturday, 4 February 2017
Football League | Championship | Away | Nottingham Forest | City Ground | 19,866 | 

Game Summary

Manager | Steve Bruce | 

KO | 17.30 |
Referee | Paul Tierney | 

 HT Score | 1-1 | 

 FT Score | 1-2 | 
 FT Result | Lost | 

Last 5 Games | LLDLL |

Scorers | Jonathan Kodjia | 19’ |
Assists | Jack Grealish | 19’ |

 League Position | 14th | - | 

Line Up |

GK Sam Johnstone |
RB James Bree |
DEBUT |
CB Tommy Elphick |
CB Nathan Baker |
CB James Chester |
M Henri Lansbury |
SUB OFF | 85' |
M Jack Grealish | ASSIST | 19' | BOOKED | 32' | 78' | SENT OFF | 78' |
M Birkir Bjarnason |
M Conor Hourihane |
CF Jonathan Kodjia |
GOAL | 19' | SUB OFF | 82' |
F Scott Hogan | DEBUT | BOOKED | 45' | SUB OFF | 84' |

Substitutes |

M Leandro Bacuna for CF Jonathan Kodjia | 82’ | 
W Albert Adomah for F Scott Hogan | 84’ | 
W André Green for M Henri Lansbury | 85’ |

 

Unused Substitutes |

GK Mark Bunn
LB Jordan Amavi
RB Alan Hutton
M Gary Gardner

Cards |

 Yellow | Jack Grealish | 32’ | 78’ |

 Yellow | Scott Hogan | 45’ | 

 Red | Jack Grealish | 78’ | 

Team Stats |

Starting XI Average Age | 25.54 | 

Oldest Player | CB Tommy Elphick | 29.43 |

Youngest Player | RB James Bree | 19.16 |

Unavailable | 
Loaned Out |

W Carles Gil | Deportivo La Coruña | 22 July 2016 - 30 June 2018 |

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 |

GK Pierluigi Gollini | Atalanta B.C. | 13 January 2017 - 30 June 2018 |

LB Aly Cissokho | Olympiacos F.C.. | 16 January 2017 - 30 June 2017 |

M Aaron Tshibola | Nottingham Forest | 30 January 2017 - 31 May 2017 |

CB Kevin Toner | Bradford City | 31 January 2017 - 31 May 2017 |

CF Ross McCormack | Nottingham Forest | 31 January 2017 - 31 May 2017 |

Match Stats |

Possession F | 29
Possession A | 71
Shots F | 11
Shots A | 17
Shots on Target F | 8
Shots on Target A | 6
Corners F | 6
Corners A | 6
Fouls F | 15
Fouls A | 13

 On this day 4 February 2017 

Forward Scott Hogan made his Villa debut aged 24 after joining from Brentford for £9,450,000 in January 2017.

Right back James Bree made his Villa debut aged 19 after joining from Barnsley for £3,150,000 in January 2017.

Match Report

BBC Sport

Saturday, 4 February 2017

*Teenage striker Ben Brereton’s late goal earned Nottingham Forest a hard-fought win over 10-man Aston Villa.*


Villa took the lead when Jonathan Kodjia curled a first-time shot into the corner from the edge of the box.
 

But Jamie Ward’s shot was spilled by keeper Sam Johnstone, allowing Britt Assombalonga to tap in the equaliser.
 

Jack Grealish was sent off for a second yellow card, before 17-year-old Brereton fired in from Assombalonga’s header down to win it for Forest.
 

Grealish’s dismissal changed the momentum of a second half which Villa had controlled, with Forest keeper Stephen Henderson saving Scott Hogan’s low shot before reacting brilliantly to deny Tommy Elphick’s flicked shot from a Conor Hourihane free-kick.
 

The 21-year-old’s second yellow card came for a mistimed challenge on Eric Lichaj, having already been booked in the first half for petulantly kicking the ball away.
 

Hogan was making his first appearance for Steve Bruce’s side since signing from Brentford in a £12m deal, but he was overshadowed by Brereton’s late contribution, who made his senior debut against Rotherham four days earlier.
 

His goal adds to a poor run of results for Villa away from home, as they have won only two games on their travels this season.
 

The result lifts Forest up to 15th in the table after a third win in four games under interim manager Gary Brazil, with their opponents one place above them in 14th.
 

*Nottingham Forest interim manager Gary Brazil on match-winner Ben Brereton:*”The young lad got a chance and, bless his heart, he took it.
 

“It is lovely that we had a young player coming on to score his first league goal - and he will get a lot of goals for this club.
 

“I am not worried about the age of the player, I am worried about the quality he will give us. We know what he will give us when he comes on the pitch.
 

“He was really good at retaining possession, he was playing with his back to goal - he was just bright. He has a lot to do, but he wants to learn and he wants to get better.”


*Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce:* ”I am distraught for everyone. The players have to stick at it. It is tough at the moment, but this is where you earn your money.


“We have to roll up our sleeves and keep working on the training ground. We were much better in this game than against Brentford and we have brought new players into the squad now.


“We will turn this around and see if we can put some back-to-back wins together, which will take us to where we want to be.”