Game #5527

Seasons | 2018-19 |

Matchday | #37 |
League Game | #34 |
Manager Game | #23 |
Saturday, 23 February 2019
Football League | Championship | Away | Stoke City | Bet365 Stadium | 27,975 |

Game Summary

Manager | Dean Smith | 

KO | 15.00 |
Referee | David Webb | 

 HT Score | 0-1 | 
 FT Score | 1-1 | 
 FT Result | Drew | 

Last 5 Games | DDLLD |

Scorers | Albert Adomah | 62’ |
Assists | Anwar El Ghazi | 62’ |

 League Position | 11th | -1 | 

Line Up |

GK Jed Steer |
RB Alan Hutton |
SUB OFF | 7' |
RB Ahmed El Mohamady |
CB Kortney Hause |
BOOKED | 41' |
CB Tyrone Mings |
CB Tommy Elphick |
M Glenn Whelan |
M Conor Hourihane |
W Anwar El Ghazi |
ASSIST | 62' |
CF Tammy Abraham |
CF Jonathan Kodija |

Substitutes |

W Albert Adomah GOAL | 62' | SUB OFF | 85' | for RB Alan Hutton | 7’ | 
W André Green for W Albert Adomah | 85’ |

 

Unused Substitutes |

GK Lovre Kalinić
LB Neil Taylor
M Mile Jedinak
M Birkir Bjarnasson
M Jacob Ramsey

Cards |

 Yellow | Kortney Hause for a bad foul | 41’ |

Team Stats |

Starting XI Average Age | 28.28 | 

Oldest Player | M Glenn Whelan | 35.14 |

Youngest Player | CF Tammy Abraham | 21.41 |

Unavailable | 

Injury |

M Jack Grealish |

CB Axel Tuanzebe |

GK Ørjan Nyland |

M Henri Lansbury |

CB James Chester |

M Tom Carroll |

CF Keinan Davis |


Banned |

M John McGinn |


Loaned Out |

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

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

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

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

CF Ross McCormack | Motherwell | 5 January 2019 - 31 May 2019 |

 F Rushian Hepburn-Murphy | Cambridge United | 11 January 2019 - 31 May 2019 |

F Callum O'Hare | Carlisle United | 29 January 2019 - 31 May 2019 |

W Corey Blackett-Taylor | Walsall | 31 January 2019 - 31 May 2019 |

RB James Bree | Ipswich Town | 31 January 2019 - 31 May 2019 |

M Jake Doyle-Hayes | Cambridge United | 31 January 2019 - 31 May 2019 |

F Scott Hogan | Sheffield United | 31 January 2019 - 31 May 2019 | 

F Harry McKirdy | Newport County | 31 January 2019 - 31 May 2019 |

RB Frédéric Guilbert | SM Caen | 31 January 2019 - 31 May 2019 |

Match Stats |

Possession F | 62
Possession A | 38
Shots F | 10
Shots A | 7
Shots on Target F | 3
Shots on Target A | 4
Corners F | 6
Corners A | 2
Fouls F | 13
Fouls A | 18

Match Report

BBC Sport

Saturday, 23 February 2019

*Aston Villa denied Stoke City a first win in six games as Albert Adomah’s first goal since March 2018 was enough to secure a point at the Bet365 Stadium.*


The Potters took the lead in the fifth minute when Sam Vokes smartly backheeled a Sam Clucas cross from the left flank past Jed Steer to register his first goal since his January move from Burnley.
 

After Steer had denied Tom Ince, Adomah equalised just after the hour mark when he side-footed Anwar El Ghazi’s cutback into the bottom corner.
 

Stoke keeper Jack Butland then made brilliant saves to keep out efforts from Tammy Abraham and Tyrone Mings, while Villa midfielder Conor Hourihane sent a free-kick over the bar as the visitors finished the stronger.
 

Butland’s saves, the latter tipping over a looping header from Mings in stoppage time, were fitting on a day when the hosts celebrated the life and career of legendary former England goalkeeper Gordon Banks.
 

World Cup-winner Banks, who was in the Stoke side which won the League Cup in 1972 - the club’s only major trophy - died this month at the age of 81.


Flowers and tributes were laid at his statue outside the stadium, home supporters held cards up to form a mosaic in the stands before the match and Butland wore a special plain green jersey.
 

Stoke remain 17th, with Nathan Jones’ side having won only one of their past 11 Championship games.
 

Villa, too, have struggled for form in recent weeks and find themselves slipping a place to 11th, eight points off the play-off places following a run of one win in 10 league outings.
 

*Aston Villa manager Dean Smith told BBC Radio WM:*
 

“I wasn’t happy at half time, I got into the players a little bit, but that was nothing to do with the shape, system or style of play, more down to our body language when we gave balls away.
 

“Both teams were very sloppy in the first half, gave balls away very cheaply, and I felt we all looked at each other as if it wasn’t our mistake and we were playing alright.
 

“Second half it was a much better display, I thought we were dominant, created the goal and probably should have scored mote and won the game.”