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Game #5323

Saturday, 26 December 2015

Attendance: 38,193

Drew

Premier League

20th (-)

West Ham United

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Villa Park

Villa draw a second successive game under Reฬmi Garde but remain winless in seventeen Premier League games.

Aston Villa

1-1

West Ham United

Assist(s) | None

KEY MAN

Jordan Ayew scores from the spot for his second goal in two games as Villa record consecutive draws for the first time this season, Saturday, 26 December 2015.

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MATCH TIMELINE

๐ŸŸจ | 11โ€™ Booking, Leandro Bacuna
๐Ÿ” | 38โ€™ Sub off, Carlos Sรกnchez, Sub on, Carles Gil
๐Ÿฅ… | 45โ€™+2 Goal, 0-1, (West Ham United), Aaron Cresswell
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 0-1 West Ham United
โšฝ | 62โ€™ Goal, 1-1, Jordan Ayew (pen)
๐ŸŸจ | 78โ€™ Booking, Alan Hutton
๐Ÿ” | 83โ€™ Sub off, Jordan Veretout, Sub on, Adama Traorรฉ
๐ŸŸจ | 90โ€™+4 Booking, Joleon Lescott
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 1-1 West Ham United

ON THIS DAY

Reฬmi Gardeโ€™s Villa record a second successive draw and their fourth in seven games however they remain without a win in seventeen.

Aston Villa

European Cup / Champions League: ๐Ÿ†
UEFA Cup Winners Cup: โŒ
League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 1995-96

West Ham United

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
UEFA Cup Winners Cup: ๐Ÿ†
League Champions: โŒ
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: โŒ
Last Trophy: 1979-80

FIXTURE HISTORY

Previous 5 vs. West Ham: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 2015-16 |
Matchday | #21 |
League Game | #18 |
Manager Game | #7 |
Saturday, 26 December 2015

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Rรฉmi Garde | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | L'Arbresle, 2015-2016
Referee: Mike Dean | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Wirral, 1997-2022
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 0-1
FT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 1-1
FT Result: ๐ŸŸจ Drew
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Mike Dean | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Wirral, 1997-2022
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฅ 2 Nov 15, Villa 1-3 Tottenham (a)
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ
Assistants: Mark Scholes, Ian Hussin

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

West Ham United

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

TEAM NEWS

Rudy Gestede replaces Scott Sinclair.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age: | 27.26 |
Oldest Player: CB Joleon Lescott | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 33.38 |
Youngest Player: M Jordan Veretout | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | 22.84 |

MANAGER

Rรฉmi Garde | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |

MANAGER

Slaven Biliฤ‡ | ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท |

Aston Villa

GK Brad Guzan | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
RB Alan Hutton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
CB Jores Okore | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ |
CB Joleon Lescott | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Jordan Veretout | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐Ÿ” |
M Ashley Westwood | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Carlos Sรกnchez | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด | ๐Ÿ” |
M Idrissa Gueye | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณ |
M Leandro Bacuna | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ผ | ๐ŸŸจ |
F Jordan Ayew | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ | โšฝ |
CF Rudy Gestede | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฏ |

West Ham United

GK Adriรกn | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
LB Aaron Cresswell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ” |
CB James Tomkins | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CB James Collins (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
CB Angelo Ogbonna | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Cheikhou Kouyatรฉ | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Pedro Obiang | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ถ |
M Mark Noble | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Mauro Zรกrate | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Michail Antonio | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ |
CF Enner Valencia | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡จ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” W Carles Gil | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | for M Carlos Sรกnchez | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด | 38โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” W Adama Traorรฉ | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | for M Jordan Veretout | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | 83โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | RB Carl Jenkinson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for CB James Tomkins | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 46โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | M Alex Song | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฒ | for LB Aaron Cresswell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 75โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | CB Reece Oxford | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for CF Mauro Zรกrate | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท | 85โ€™ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Mark Bunn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Ciaran Clark | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
LB Kieran Richardson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Jack Grealish | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Scott Sinclair | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Darren Randolph | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
LB Stephen Hendrie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
M Josh Cullen | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
W Djair Parfitt-Williams | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฒ |

SQUAD STATS

1st XI Cost: ยฃ54.90m
Home Nation ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง : 3/11
Homegrown: โญ•/11
Subs Cost: ยฃ12.78m
Team Cost: ยฃ67.68m
Squad Cost: ยฃ71.51m
Home Nation ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง : 7/18
Homegrown: 2/18

MATCHDAY SQUAD

GK Brad Guzan | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | ยฃ0.90m |
GK Mark Bunn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |

RB Alan Hutton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ยฃ4.05m |
LB Kieran Richardson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ0.68m |

CB Jores Okore | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ | ยฃ4.23m |
CB Joleon Lescott | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ1.26m |
CB Ciaran Clark | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | Youth |

M Jordan Veretout | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ9.00m |
M Idrissa Gueye | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณ | ยฃ8.10m |
M Carlos Sรกnchez | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด | ยฃ5.40m |
M Ashley Westwood | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ2.25m |
M Leandro Bacuna | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ผ | ยฃ1.26m |
M Jack Grealish | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |

W Adama Traorรฉ | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | ยฃ9.00m |
W Carles Gil | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | ยฃ3.78m |
W Scott Sinclair | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ3.15m |

F Jordan Ayew | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ | ยฃ10.80m |
CF Rudy Gestede | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฏ | ยฃ7.65m |

SQUAD STATS

1st XI Cost: ยฃ48.59m
Home Nation ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง : 4/11
Homegrown: 2/11
Subs Cost: ยฃ0.00m
Team Cost: ยฃ48.59m
Squad Cost: ยฃ49.70m
Home Nation ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง : 7/18
Homegrown: 3/18

MATCHDAY SQUAD

GK Adriรกn | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | Free |
GK Darren Randolph | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | Free |

LB Aaron Cresswell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ4.05m |
LB Stephen Hendrie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ยฃ1.11m |
RB Carl Jenkinson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Loan |

CB Angelo Ogbonna | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น | ยฃ9.39m |
CB James Collins (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | ยฃ2.72m |
CB James Tomkins | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |
CB Reece Oxford | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |

M Cheikhou Kouyatรฉ | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณ | ยฃ6.40m |
M Pedro Obiang | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ถ | ยฃ5.12m |
M Mark Noble | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |
M Josh Cullen | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | Youth |
M Alex Song | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฒ | Loan |

W Djair Parfitt-Williams | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฒ | Free |

CF Enner Valencia | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡จ | ยฃ12.80m |
CF Michail Antonio | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ | ยฃ8.11m |
CF Mauro Zรกrate | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท | Free |

UNAVAILABLE

Injury | 2 |
LB Jordan Amavi | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
CB Micah Richards | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Out on Loan | 7 |
RB Aly Cissokho | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | Porto
F Callum Robinson | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | Bristol City
LB Joe Bennett | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Bournemouth
CB Nathan Baker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Bristol City
GK Jed Steer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Huddersfield
RB Janoi Donacien | ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡จ | Newport
M Joe Cole | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Coventry

UNAVAILABLE

Not Recorded

Player Abbreviations:

GK : Goalkeeper

LB, RB, FB : Left Back, Right Back, Full Back

CB, D : Centre Back, Defender

M, W : Midfielder. Winger

F, CF : Forward, Centre Forward

๐ŸŸข : Debut ๐Ÿ”ด : Final Game

Symbols:

โšฝ | Goal
๐Ÿ”ฅ | Assist
๐Ÿ” | Substitution

๐ŸŸจ | Booking

๐ŸŸฅ | Sending off

๐Ÿ†˜ | Poor refereeing performance

DEBUT APPEARANCES

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Possession F | 59%
Possession A | 41%
Shots F | 15
Shots A | 10
Shots on Target F | 8
Shots on Target A | 4
Corners F | 9
Corners A | 6
Fouls F | 14
Fouls A | 13

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

โ€I knew this game was crucial for us. I wanted to win. A draw was not the goal for this game.

โ€œWe only missed the points. What we put into this game was probably the best we can do. I think we deserved more than we got. I am frustrated and also a bit sad for my players.

โ€œWe are still in a very bad position but when I see my team play itโ€™s very encouraging. The performance we gave was not a bottom one. We have to score goals and be more efficient in the offensive parts.โ€

Reฬmi Garde, Saturday, 26 December 2015.

*BBC Sport*
Saturday, 26 December 2015

*A Jordan Ayew penalty helped bottom-of-the-table Aston Villa come from behind to earn a draw against a West Ham team which has not won since 24 October.*

In an evenly contested game, Villa twice went close in the first half through Rudy Gestede before Aaron Cresswell scored with a low strike.

The spirited hosts levelled through Ayew after Gestede was clumsily felled by Angelo Ogbonna.

As Villa searched for the winner, Alan Hutton went close with a header.

But the right-backโ€™s effort was cleared by James Collins as West Ham held on for their fifth successive draw to remain ninth in the league.

*Garde remains winless*

Villa have now battled back to earn a point in successive league matches, but Remi Gardeโ€™s team desperately need to start collecting three points if they are to overcome the odds and maintain their Premier League status.

Garde has yet to oversee a Villa victory since succeeding Tim Sherwood as manager at the beginning of November, although there may be some solace in the desire his side displayed against a well-organised West Ham side despite falling behind just before half-time.

The grim reality, however, is that Villa have not won since the opening day of the season and are now 10 matches without a win at Villa Park and nine points from safety.

Only three of the previous 23 sides who were bottom of the Premier League on Christmas Day have avoided relegation, although the last two sides in that position - Leicester in 2014 and Sunderland in 2013 - did both survive.

*Hammers masters of the draw*

Although Villa fans might look at their mid-table rivals with envy, Slaven Bilicโ€™s side are enduring a slump of their own slump after promising early-season form.

The Londonersโ€™ winless run has coincided with the absence of the injured Dimitri Payet - scorer of five goals in an impressive start since his arrival from Marseilles - and the France internationalโ€™s return in the New Year will be welcomed by Bilicโ€™s injury-hit side.

West Ham are defensively sound - enjoying three successive clean sheets prior to this match - but currently lack cutting edge in front of goal.

Not many sides would have been as obliging as Villa in giving Cresswell the freedom to roam down the left, before cutting inside and striking low into the far corner from the edge of the box to end West Hamโ€™s 388-minute goal drought.

The Hammers had their chances, with Cheikhou Kouyate hitting the crossbar before Cresswell opened the scoring, but a draw was a fair result as the visitorsโ€™ verve died away after the break and the hosts came back into it.

Man of the match - Jordan Ayew

Gestede was instrumental for Villa, but it was Ayew who led the hostsโ€™ attack and scored a great penalty to give his team hope of survival. The 24-year-old summer signing has now scored five goals for Villa in nine games and was adventurous and industrious.