Game #5458

Season | 2017-18 |

Matchday | #21 |
League Game | #18 |
Manager Game | #57 |
Tuesday, 21 November 2017
Football League | Championship | Home | Sunderland | Villa Park | 27,662 |

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Game Summary

Manager | Steve Bruce | 

KO | 19.45 |
Referee | Stephen Martin | 

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

FT Result | Won |

Last 5 Games | DWLWW | 

Scorers | Albert Adomah | 10’ | Josh Onomah | 49’ |

Assists | Robert Snodgrass | 10’ | 49’ |

League Position | 4th | +1 |

Line Up |

GK Sam Johnstone |
LB Neil Taylor |
RB Alan Hutton |
CB Christopher Samba |
CB James Chester |
M Glenn Whelan |
SUB OFF | 63' |
M Josh Onomah | GOAL | 49' |
M Conor Hourihane |
W Robert Snodgrass |
ASSIST | 10' | 49' |
W Albert Adomah | GOAL | 10' | SUB OFF | 87' |
CF Keinan Davis | SUB OFF | 75' |

Substitutes |

M Mile Jedinak for M Glenn Whelan | 63’ | 
M Jack Grealish for CF Keinan Davis | 75’ | 
RB Ahmed El Mohamady for W Albert Adomah | 87’ |

 

Unused Substitutes |

GK Jed Steer
RB Richie De Laet
M Henri Lansbury
M Birkir Bjarnasson

Team Stats |

Starting XI Average Age | 28.20 | 

Oldest Player | M Glenn Whelan | 33.88 |

Youngest Player | CF Keinan Davis | 19.78 |

Unavailable | 

Injury |

CF Jonathan Kodjia | 

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 |

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 | 49
Possession A | 51
Shots F | 4
Shots A | 4
Shots on Target F | 3
Shots on Target A | 2
Corners F | 2
Corners A | 2
Fouls F | 10
Fouls A | 11

Match Report

Sky Sports

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Chris Coleman’s Sunderland rescue mission began with defeat as the Black Cats went down 2-1 at Aston Villa.


Albert Adomah and Joshua Onomah struck for Villa to condemn Coleman to defeat after he left the Wales job to join Sunderland.

 

Lewis Grabban’s 10th goal of the season was only a consolation for the Black Cats and defeat kept them rooted to the bottom of the Sky Bet Championship, four points from safety.

 

They have won just once this season and have lost half of their games. In contrast, in-form Villa moved up to fourth and are now just five points adrift of the top two after back-to-back wins.
 

Appointing Coleman as boss was seen as a coup for the Black Cats and they offered signs of life, even if they failed to recover from Adomah’s controversial opener just 10 minutes in.

 

Sunderland thought they should have had a free-kick when Aiden McGeady went down but the hosts broke and Adomah - who scored twice in Saturday’s 2-1 victory at QPR - converted Robert Snodgrass’ far-post cross.

 

Coleman was left raging to the fourth official but slowly the Black Cats regained their composure and McGeady fired wide, but the visitors lacked the speed and ideas to really hurt Villa. Grabban worked hard and offered a ray of hope for Coleman but was often too isolated to make a difference.
 

And, without that killer instinct, Sunderland should have fallen further behind on 32 minutes but goalkeeper Robbin Ruiter denied Snodgrass when he bundled his way through. But Villa did double their lead four minutes after the break when Onomah scored his third goal of the season, his 25-yard effort deflecting off Tyias Browning and looping in.


It looked like Villa would cruise to the finish in a game of few chances but Sunderland pulled a goal back with 18 minutes left when Grabban hooked in before the hosts hung on.


The managers


Steve Bruce:”We didn’t play very well at all but we found a way to win which is important.


“It’s very difficult for Chris. When I walked in here (Villa) my fear was you’re not too big to go down, we’ve seen it, but he is ready for the challenge and I hope he pulls them through.”