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Game #5324

Monday, 28 December 2015

Attendance: 27,071

Lost

Premier League

20th (-)

Norwich City

Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ

Carrow Road

Villa lose for the thirteenth time in nineteen Premier League games.

Norwich City

2-0

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | None

KEY MAN

Kieran Richardson can't make the difference as Villa sit eleven points from safety after nineteen games, Monday, 28 December 2015.

RELATED MATCHES

MATCH TIMELINE

๐Ÿฅ… | 24โ€™ Goal, 0-1, (Norwich City), Jonny Howson
๐ŸŸจ | 42โ€™ Booking, Jordan Veretout
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Norwich City 1-0 Aston Villa
๐Ÿ” | 58โ€™ Sub off, Scott Sinclair, Sub on, Adama Traorรฉ
๐Ÿ” | 69โ€™ Sub on, Leandro Bacuna, Sub on, Rudy Gestede
๐ŸŸจ | 77โ€™ Booking, Idrissa Gueye
๐Ÿ” | 81โ€™ Sub off, Jordan Veretout, Sub on, Jack Grealish
๐Ÿฅ… | 87โ€™ Goal, 0-2, (Norwich City), Dieumerci Mbokani
๐ŸŸจ | 90โ€™ Booking, Jordan Ayew
๐ŸŸจ | 90โ€™+2 Booking, Ashley Westwood
๐ŸŸจ | 90โ€™+3 Booking, Micah Richards
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Norwich City 2-0 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Reฬmi Gardeโ€™s Villa had now lost four in eight and were without a win in eighteen Premier League matches and sat bottom, eleven points from safety at the half way point of the season.

Aston Villa

European Cup / Champions League: ๐Ÿ†
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

Norwich City

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
League Champions: โŒ
FA Cup Winners: โŒ
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 1984โ€“85

FIXTURE HISTORY

Previous 5 vs. Norwich: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 2015-16 |
Matchday | #22 |
League Game | #19 |
Manager Game | #8 |
Monday, 28 December 2015

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Rรฉmi Garde | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | L'Arbresle, 2015-2016
Referee: Graham Scott | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Oxford, 2008-
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 0-1
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 0-2
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฅ Lost
Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Graham Scott | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Oxford, 2008-
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸจ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸจ 29 Nov 14, Villa 1-1 Burnley (a)
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ
Assistants: Simon Long, Peter Kirkup

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Norwich City

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

TEAM NEWS

Micah Richards, Scott Sinclair and Kieran Richardson replace Jores Okore (injury), Joleon Lescott and Carlos Sรกnchez.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age: | 27.07 |
Oldest Player: GK Brad Guzan | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | 31.32 |
Youngest Player: M Jordan Veretout | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | 22.84 |

MANAGER

Rรฉmi Garde | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |

MANAGER

Alex Neil | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |

Aston Villa

GK Brad Guzan | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
LB Kieran Richardson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Ciaran Clark | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CB Micah Richards | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
RB Alan Hutton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
M Jordan Veretout | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Ashley Westwood | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Idrissa Gueye | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Leandro Bacuna | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ผ | ๐Ÿ” |
W Scott Sinclair | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Jordan Ayew | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ | ๐ŸŸจ |

Norwich City

GK Declan Rudd | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Russell Martin | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
CB Sรฉbastien Bassong | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฒ |
CB Ryan Bennett | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Robbie Brady | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Jonny Howson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
M Wes Hoolahan | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐Ÿ” |
M Graham Dorrans | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐Ÿ” |
M Alexander Tettey | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด |
W Nathan Redmond | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Dieumerci Mbokani | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฉ | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ” |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” W Adama Traorรฉ | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | for W Scott Sinclair | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 58โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” CF Rudy Gestede | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฏ | for M Leandro Bacuna | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ผ | 69โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” M Jack Grealish | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for M Jordan Veretout | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | 81โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | M Gary Oโ€™Neil | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for M Graham Dorrans | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | 85โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | M Vadis Odjidja-Ofoe | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช | for M Wes Hoolahan | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | 88โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | CF Cameron Jerome | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for CF Dieumerci Mbokani | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฉ | 88โ€™ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Mark Bunn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Joleon Lescott | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Jordan Lyden | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ |
W Carles Gil | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK John Ruddy | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Martin Olsson | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช |
RB Steven Whittaker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
CF Kyle Lafferty | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |

SQUAD STATS

1st XI Cost: ยฃ40.19m
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 : 5/11
Homegrown: 1/11
Subs Cost: ยฃ16.65m
Team Cost: ยฃ56.84m
Squad Cost: ยฃ61.88m
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 : 8/18
Homegrown: 3/18

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 Joleon Lescott | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ1.26m |
CB Ciaran Clark | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | Youth |
CB Micah Richards | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |

M Jordan Veretout | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ9.00m |
M Idrissa Gueye | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณ | ยฃ8.10m |
M Ashley Westwood | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ2.25m |
M Leandro Bacuna | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ผ | ยฃ1.26m |
M Jordan Lyden | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ | Youth |
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: ยฃ22.33m
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 : 5/11
Homegrown: 1/11
Subs Cost: ยฃ5.89m
Team Cost: ยฃ28.22m
Squad Cost: ยฃ35.05m
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 : 10/18
Homegrown: 1/18

MATCHDAY SQUAD

GK John Ruddy | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ0.51m |
GK Declan Rudd | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |

LB Martin Olsson | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช | ยฃ2.48m |
RB Steven Whittaker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | Free |

CB Ryan Bennett | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ3.29m |
CB Sรฉbastien Bassong | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฒ | ยฃ2.57m |
CB Russell Martin | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | Free |

M Robbie Brady | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ยฃ8.47m |
M Vadis Odjidja-Ofoe | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช | ยฃ4.27m |
M Graham Dorrans | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ยฃ3.50m |
M Alexander Tettey | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด | ยฃ1.28m |
M Jonny Howson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ0.94m |
M Wes Hoolahan | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ยฃ0.32m |
M Gary Oโ€™Neil | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |

W Nathan Redmond | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ1.96m |

CF Kyle Lafferty | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | ยฃ3.84m |
CF Cameron Jerome | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ1.62m |
CF Dieumerci Mbokani | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฉ | Loan |

UNAVAILABLE

Injury | 3 |
LB Jordan Amavi | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
CB Jores Okore | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ |
M Carlos Sรกnchez | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด |

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 | 50%
Possession A | 50%
Shots F | 4
Shots A | 6
Shots on Target F | 2
Shots on Target A | 2
Corners F | 8
Corners A | 3
Fouls F | 21
Fouls A | 10

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

โ€œI would like to say we deserved a point but at the end I think Norwich deserved the win. Nothing more to say.

โ€œWe did not play as well as we did in the last two games. We tried to do our best, of course, but did not create many chances. If you donโ€™t score in a game, you donโ€™t deserve to win.

โ€œI will be the last man not to believe we can still win games. It is my job to make the players believe we will win the next one. I know it has been a long time for them to win, me as well, but we have the quality to win games.

โ€œSometimes in football you have to cope with this kind of situation. January will be important.โ€

Reฬmi Garde, Monday, 28 December 2015.

*Sky Sports*
Monday, 28 December 2015

Goals from Jonny Howson and Dieumerci Mbokani were enough to give Norwich victory over Aston Villa, who have now gone 18 league games without a win.

Howson volleyed in the opener from Nathan Redmondโ€™s cross midway through the first half and that was how it stayed until three minutes from time when Mbokani headed home the second.

It was a second win in three for Alex Neilโ€™s side to edge them away from the relegation zone, while Villa remain rooted to the foot of the table with their hopes of survival slimming by the week.

Villa were certainly the better side in the opening stages with Scott Sinclair looking particularly bright down the right.

He was involved in a move that eventually saw the ball come to Leandro Bacuna 25 yards out and he tested Declan Rudd with the first shot of the match.

From the resulting corner, Micah Richards was inches away from giving Remi Gardeโ€™s side the lead. The ball dropped on the six-yard line but under pressure from his marker, Richards was unable to stab the ball goalwards.

The visitors continued to press and fashioned the best chance of the half, Ashley Westwoodโ€™s free-kick finding Jordan Ayew whose header forced Rudd to parry the ball away, diving to his left.

Villa were well on top but it counted for little as they fell behind soon after. Redmond played a neat one-two with Graham Dorrans to get into the Villa box and clipped in a cross that skimmed off a defenderโ€™s head and into the path of Howson, the midfielder making no mistake with his volley from eight yards with 24 minutes on the clock.

Despite a decent response from Villa, Norwich could have doubled their lead as a smart corner routine saw Dorrans fire just wide of the near post from a low delivery.

It was a similar story in the second half as Villa again started on the front foot but were unable to create any real openings.

Redmond tried his luck with a shot form 25 yards that bounced just in front of Guzan and when the โ€˜keeper spilled it, the ball ran to Howson on the edge of the box, but the former Leeds midfielder was unable to find his mark and slid the ball narrowly wide.

Ayew briefly caused panic in the Norwich defence with a powerful run through the middle before choosing to pass out wide having reached the edge of the area with just one defender ahead of him.

Soon after, a Ciaran Clark slip nearly allowed Mbokani to run through on goal but the defender recovered to make a crucial slide tackle to deny the striker.

At that point the game seemed destined to end 1-0 but another defensive lapse, this time from Alan Hutton, allowed Norwich the chance to clinch the win.

Redmond found Hoolahan on the edge of the box and delivered a perfect cross to Mbokani, who had peeled away to the far post before planting a header past Guzan to wrap up all three points.

There was still time for Ayew to draw a fantastic save out of Rudd with a curling free-kick in the final minute of stoppage time before the final whistle went and Norwich were able to celebrate a crucial win.