Game #5501

Season | 2018-19 |

Matchday | #11 |
League Game | #9 |
Manager Game | #100 |
Saturday, 22 September 2018
Football League | Championship | Home | Sheffield Wednesday | Villa Park | 35,572 |

Game Summary

Manager | Steve Bruce | 

KO | 15.00 |
Referee | David Webb | 

 HT Score | 0-0 | 

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

Last 5 Games | LLDWL | 

Scorers | John McGinn | 53’ |

 League Position | 13th | -7 | 

Line Up |

GK Ørjan Nyland |
RB Ahmed El Mohamady |
RB Alan Hutton |
CB James Chester |
BOOKED | 8' |
M Conor Hourihane |
M Mile Jedinak |
M John McGinn |
GOAL | 53' | BOOKED | 55' |
M Jack Grealish |
W Albert Adomah |
SUB OFF | 68' |
CF Tammy Abraham |
CF Jonathan Kodija |
SUB OFF | 78' |

Substitutes |

W Yannick Bolasie for W Albert Adomah | 68’ | 
W Anwar El Ghazi for CF Jonathan Kodija | 78’ |

 

Unused Substitutes |

GK Mark Bunn
CB Axel Tuanzebe
M Glenn Whelan
RB James Bree

Cards |

 Yellow | James Chester for a bad foul | 8’ |

 Yellow | John McGinn for a bad foul | 55’ |

Team Stats |

Starting XI Average Age | 28.38 | 

Oldest Player | M Mile Jedinak | 34.16 |

Youngest Player | CF Tammy Abraham | 20.99 |

Unavailable | 

Injury |

F Scott Hogan |

CF Keinan Davis | 


Loaned Out |

M Gary Gardner | Birmingham City | 9 August 2018 - 31 May 2019 |

GK Jed Steer | Charlton Athletic | 10 August 2018 - 31 December 2018 |

RB Mitchell Clark | Port Vale | 16 August 2018 - 31 May 2019 |

CB Easah Suliman | FC Emmen | 17 August 2018 - 28 December 2018 |

 M Aaron Tshibola | Kilmarnock | 29 August 2018 - 31 May 2019 |

W André Green | Portsmouth | 29 August 2018 - 17 January 2019 |

CB Tommy Elphick | Hull City | 31 August 2018 - 29 December 2018 | 

RB Richie De Laet | Melbourne City | 14 September 2018 - 31 May 2019 |

CF Ross McCormack | Central Coast Mariners | 19 September 2018 - 5 January 2019 |

Match Stats |

Possession F | 54
Possession A | 46
Shots F | 18
Shots A | 13
Shots on Target F | 4
Shots on Target A | 5
Corners F | 3
Corners A | 7
Fouls F | 15
Fouls A | 12

Match Report

BBC Sport

Saturday, 22 September 2018

*Steve Bruce says he is “never going to walk away” as Aston Villa manager despite seeing his side booed off the pitch after losing at home to Sheffield Wednesday.*


The Owls consigned Villa to their first home defeat of the season in Bruce’s 100th game in charge of the club.
Wednesday took the lead just after the break when the ball broke to Marco Matias on the edge of the area and he fired a crisp shot into the bottom corner.


John McGinn levelled with a stunning volley that went in off the underside of the bar but Steven Fletcher scored Wednesday’s winner with a header from a Joel Pelupessy cross.


After Villa dropped to 13th in the Championship table, Bruce acknowledged the supporters’ discontent at the final whistle.
Bruce told BBC WM 95.6: “I can understand people’s frustrations and disappointments but that’s only the fifth time in my two years that we’ve been beaten here.


“It’s difficult at the moment. No matter what I do, in some people’s eyes I’m not going to be the right fit.
 

“There’s nothing I can do about that. I will stay on the ropes and stay with it. That will never change with me. I’m never going to walk away from a challenge - and it’s certainly been a challenge.
 

“In some people’s eyes, I will never be the answer. That’s obvious, but the one thing that changes it is results, so we need a few results. I do believe we’ve got the nucleus of a very decent team again, given time.”
 

Villa, who have now won just three of their opening nine Championship games, allowing Wednesday - who won 2-1 at Villa Park for the second season in succession - moved above them to 10th.
 

After a slow start to the season, Wednesday, who host league leaders Leeds on Friday, have taken 13 points from their past six games.