Game #5408

Season  | 2016-17 |

Matchday | #19 |
League Game | #18 |
Manager Game | #7 |
Saturday, 26 November 2016
Football League | Championship | Home | Cardiff City | Villa Park | 31,484 |  

Game Summary

Manager | Steve Bruce | 

KO | 15.00 |
Referee | Geoff Eltringham | 

 HT Score | 2-1 | 
 FT Score | 3-1 | 

 FT Result | Won | 

Last 5 Games | WDWDW |

Scorers | Albert Adomah | 24’ | Jonathan Kodjia | 39’ | Rudy Gestede | 90’ pen |

Assists | Jordan Amavi | 21’ | Albert Adomah | 39’ |

 League Position | 11th | +2 | 

Line Up |

GK Pierluigi Gollini |
LB Jordan Amavi |
 ASSIST | 21' | BOOKED | 59' |
RB Alan Hutton |
CB Nathan Baker |
SUB OFF | 46' |
CB James Chester |
M Mile Jedinak |
M Ashley Westwood |
M Jack Grealish |
W Albert Adomah |
GOAL | 24' | ASSIST | 39' | SUB OFF | 75' |
CF Jonathan Kodjia | GOAL | 39' |
F Jordan Ayew | SUB OFF | 63' |

Substitutes |

CB Tommy Elphick for CB Nathan Baker | 46’ |
F Gabriel Agbonlahor
 BOOKED | 63' | for F Jordan Ayew | 63’ | 
F Rudy Gestede 
BOOKED | 86' | GOAL | 90' | for W Albert Adomah | 75’ |

 

Unused Substitutes |

GK Mark Bunn
RM Leandro Bacuna
M Gary Gardner
LB Aly Cissokho

Cards |

 Yellow | Jordan Amavi | 59’ |

 Yellow | Gabriel Agbonlahor | 63’ |

 Yellow | Rudy Gestede | 86’ | 

Team Stats |

Starting XI Average Age | 26.50 | 

Oldest Player | M Mile Jedinak | 32.34 |

Youngest Player | M Jack Grealish | 21.23 |

Unavailable | 

Injury |

CB Micah Richards | 

Loaned Out | 

D Riccardo Calder | Doncaster Rovers | 12 July 2016 - 2 January 2017 |

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

CB Easah Suliman | Cheltenham Town | 4 August 2016 - 2 January 2017 |

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 |

CB Kevin Toner | Walsall | 26 August 2016 - 1 January 2017 |

F Harry McKirdy | Stevenage FC | 31 August 2016 - 7 January 2017 |

Match Stats |

Possession F | 57
Possession A | 43
Shots F | 11
Shots A | 8
Shots on Target F | 4
Shots on Target A | 3
Corners F | 2
Corners A | 6
Fouls F | 9
Fouls A | 21

Match Report

 

BBC Sport

Saturday, 26 November 2016

Steve Bruce’s unbeaten reign as Aston Villa manager was extended to seven games with victory over Cardiff City.*


The hosts took the lead when Jordan Amavi crossed for Albert Adomah to tuck home his first Villa goal.
 

Rickie Lambert’s calm finish when one-on-one levelled the score, but Jonathan Kodjia’s header restored Villa’s lead.
 

Cardiff dominated the second half, but saw Lee Peltier sent off for a second yellow, before Rudy Gestede netted a penalty after Jack Grealish was fouled.
 

The victory enabled Villa to break into the top half of the Championship table, while the Welsh side slipped into the bottom three after Blackburn’s surprise win at Newcastle.
 

But Neil Warnock’s side will feel aggrieved not to have taken something from the match, having carved out the better of the chances in the second half.
 

Sean Morrison headed over the bar when well-placed on the hour mark, before substitute Frederic Gounongbe was guilty of heading straight at Pierluigi Gollini.
 

Peltier’s second booking, for a late foul, plus Gestede’s penalty eased the pressure for the hosts, who maintained the division’s only unbeaten home record.
 

*Villa manager Steve Bruce:*
 

“This is is only the first shoots of a recovery. We are hopefully heading in the right direction because a club like Aston Villa needs to be at the top end of the division.
 

“Cardiff are difficult. They are right in your face and, if we hadn’t shown the resistance we displayed, it could have been a difficult afternoon.
 

“You have to be brave facing a side like Cardiff. It was a typical performance from a Neil Warnock side.”