Game #5453

Season | 2017-18 |

Matchday | #16 |
League Game | #13 |
Manager Game | #52 |
Saturday, 21 October 2017
Football League | Championship | Home | Fulham | Villa Park | 30,724 |   

Game Summary

Manager | Steve Bruce | 

KO | 15.00 |
Referee | Michael Jones | 
HT Score | 1-1 |

FT Score | 2-1 |
FT Result | Won |

Last 5 Games | WWWLW | 

Scorers | John Terry | 23’ | Albert Adomah | 49’ |
Assists | Conor Hourihane | 23’ | Jonathan Kodjia | 49’ |

League Position | 5th | +2 |

Line Up |

GK Sam Johnstone |
RB Ahmed El Mohamady |
RB Alan Hutton |
CB James Chester |
CB John Terry |
GOAL | 23' |
M Glenn Whelan |
M Josh Onomah |
BOOKED | 82' |
M Conor Hourihane | ASSIST | 23' |
W Robert Snodgrass | SUB OFF | 81' |
W Albert Adomah | GOAL | 49' | SUB OFF | 86' |
CF Jonathan Kodjia | ASSIST | 49' | SUB OFF | 73' |

Substitutes |

CF Keinan Davis for CF Jonathan Kodjia | 73’ | 
RB Richie De Laet for W Robert Snodgrass | 81’ | 
M Birkir Bjarnason for W Albert Adomah | 86’ |

 

Unused Substitutes |

GK Jed Steer
CB Christopher Samba
F Scott Hogan
F Callum O’Hare

Cards |

 Yellow | Josh Onomah | 82’ |

Team Stats |

Starting XI Average Age | 29.31 | 

Oldest Player | CB John Terry | 36.90 |

Youngest Player | M Josh Onomah | 20.50 |

Unavailable | 

Injury |

Mile Jedinak |

M Jack Grealish |


Banned |

LB Neil Taylor | 

Loaned Out |

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

M Aaron Tshibola | MK Dons | 27 July 2017 - 9 November 2017 |

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

CB Kevin Toner | Stevenage | 24 August 2017 - 27 November 2017 |

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 | 32
Possession A | 68
Shots F | 15
Shots A | 9
Shots on Target F | 6
Shots on Target A | 2
Corners F | 2
Corners A | 5
Fouls F | 14
Fouls A | 14

Match Report

BBC Sport

Saturday, 21 October 2017

*Former Chelsea and England captain John Terry scored his first Aston Villa goal to help them beat Fulham and move into the Championship play-off places.*


The defender nodded in a fine Conor Hourihane delivery, but Stefan Johansen equalised with a curling free-kick.


Villa regained the lead when Jonathan Kodjia’s mis-kick fell for team-mate Albert Adomah to net at the back post.
 

Floyd Ayite shot at Sam Johnstone as Fulham rallied, while Kodjia was denied a penalty after being bundled over.
 

Steve Bruce’s Villa side are yet to lose at home in the league this season and rose to fifth place, while defeat ended Fulham’s four-game unbeaten run and left them in mid-table.
 

Villa skipper Terry, 36, joined the Midlands club this summer, and his header was the 68th club goal of his career - and the first not in a Chelsea shirt.
 

Norway international Johansen levelled against the run of play for Slavisa Jokanovic’s side, but the hosts deserved the luck that led to what proved to be the winning goal.
 

Fulham should have left with a point, but Ayite could not beat Johnstone from close range after a classy cutback from Ryan Fredericks.
 

It means Villa have only lost one of their past 17 home league games against Fulham - a 2-1 Premier League defeat in April 2014.
 

*Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce:*
 

“We are just about starting in the Championship for me. The winter is upon us and the marathon is starting. But we have made progress from where we were 12 months ago.
 

“We would like some more points after a poor start but we have dug deep and have only one defeat in 10 games. We are going in

the right direction.
 

“I thought John Terry played very well and he is always going to chip in with a few goals.”