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Game #5324

Aston Villa

Lost

20th (-)

Monday, 28 December 2015

Last 5: 🟨 🟥 🟨 🟨 🟥

Premier League

Norwich City

Carrow Road

Attendance: 27,071

Norwich City

2-0

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | None

MATCH SUMMARY

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

KEY MAN

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

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MATCH TIMELINE

Monday, 28 December 2015

🥅 | 24’ Goal, 0-1, (Norwich City), Jonny Howson
🟨 | 42’ Booking, Jordan Veretout
🕒 | HT Norwich City 1-0 Aston Villa
🔁 | 58’ Sub off, Scott Sinclair, Sub on, Adama Traoré
🔁 | 69’ Sub on, Leandro Bacuna, Sub on, Rudy Gestede
🟨 | 77’ Booking, Idrissa Gueye
🔁 | 81’ Sub off, Jordan Veretout, Sub on, Jack Grealish
🥅 | 87’ Goal, 0-2, (Norwich City), Dieumerci Mbokani
🟨 | 90’ Booking, Jordan Ayew
🟨 | 90’+2 Booking, Ashley Westwood
🟨 | 90’+3 Booking, Micah Richards
🕒 | FT Norwich City 2-0 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Rémi Garde’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: 🏆
League Champions: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 🏆🏆
FA Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 🏆🏆
League Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆
Last Trophy: 1995-96

Norwich City

European Cup / Champions League: ❌
League Champions: ❌
FA Cup Winners: ❌
League Cup Winners: 🏆🏆
Last Trophy: 1984–85

FIXTURE HISTORY

Norwich City

Previous 5 vs. Norwich: 🟨 🟩 🟩 🟩 🟩

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

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Rémi Garde | 🇫🇷 | L'Arbresle, 2015-2016
Referee: Graham Scott | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Oxford, 2008-
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟥 0-1
FT Score: 🟥 0-2
FT Result: 🟥 Lost
Last 5: 🟨 🟥 🟨 🟨 🟥

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Rémi Garde | 🇫🇷 |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

🕒 8 | 🟩 | 0 🟨 | 4 🟥 4 | 0.50

Villa Career Form:

Relegation

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Graham Scott | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Oxford, 2008-
Matches Officiated: 2
🟩 : 0
🟨 : 1
🟥 : 1
🆘 : 0
Previous 5: 🟨
Last Match: 🟨 29 Nov 14, Villa 1-1 Burnley (a)
Cards: 🟨 🟨 🟨 🟨 🟨 🟨 🟨
Assistants: Simon Long, Peter Kirkup

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

🟨 🟨 🟨 🟨 🟨

Norwich City

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TEAM NEWS

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

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age: | 27.07 |
Oldest Player: GK Brad Guzan | 🇺🇸 | 31.32 |
Youngest Player: M Jordan Veretout | 🇫🇷 | 22.84 |

MANAGER

Rémi Garde | 🇫🇷 |

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Aston Villa

GK Brad Guzan | 🇺🇸 |
LB Kieran Richardson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Ciaran Clark | 🇮🇪 |
CB Micah Richards | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🟨 |
RB Alan Hutton | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Jordan Veretout | 🇫🇷 | 🟨 | 🔁 |
M Ashley Westwood | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🟨 |
M Idrissa Gueye | 🇸🇳 | 🟨 |
M Leandro Bacuna | 🇨🇼 | 🔁 |
W Scott Sinclair | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔁 |
CF Jordan Ayew | 🇬🇭 | 🟨 |

MANAGER

Alex Neil | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |

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Norwich City

GK Declan Rudd | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Russell Martin | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | 🟨 |
CB Sébastien Bassong | 🇨🇲 |
CB Ryan Bennett | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🟨 |
M Robbie Brady | 🇮🇪 |
M Jonny Howson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ |
M Wes Hoolahan | 🇮🇪 | 🔁 |
M Graham Dorrans | 🇮🇪 | 🔁 |
M Alexander Tettey | 🇳🇴 |
W Nathan Redmond | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Dieumerci Mbokani | 🇨🇩 | ⚽ | 🔁 |

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STARTING XI

SUBSTITUTES

Not necessarily indicative of the actual matchday formation

UNUSED

Player

SUBSTITUTES

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🔁 W Adama Traoré | 🇪🇸 | for W Scott Sinclair | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 58’ |
🔁 CF Rudy Gestede | 🇧🇯 | for M Leandro Bacuna | 🇨🇼 | 69’ |
🔁 M Jack Grealish | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | for M Jordan Veretout | 🇫🇷 | 81’ |

SUBSTITUTES

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🔁 | M Gary O’Neil | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | for M Graham Dorrans | 🇮🇪 | 85’ |
🔁 | M Vadis Odjidja-Ofoe | 🇧🇪 | for M Wes Hoolahan | 🇮🇪 | 88’ |
🔁 | CF Cameron Jerome | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | for CF Dieumerci Mbokani | 🇨🇩 | 88’ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Mark Bunn | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Joleon Lescott | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Jordan Lyden | 🇦🇺 |
W Carles Gil | 🇪🇸 |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK John Ruddy | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
LB Martin Olsson | 🇸🇪 |
RB Steven Whittaker | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
CF Kyle Lafferty | 🇬🇧 |

SQUAD STATS

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1st XI Cost: £40.19m
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 5/11
Homegrown: 1/11
Subs Cost: £16.65m
Team Cost: £56.84m
Squad Cost: £61.88m
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 8/18
Homegrown: 3/18

SQUAD STATS

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1st XI Cost: £22.33m
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 5/11
Homegrown: 1/11
Subs Cost: £5.89m
Team Cost: £28.22m
Squad Cost: £35.05m
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 10/18
Homegrown: 1/18

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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GK Brad Guzan | 🇺🇸 | £0.90m |
GK Mark Bunn | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Free |

RB Alan Hutton | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | £4.05m |
LB Kieran Richardson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | £0.68m |

CB Joleon Lescott | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | £1.26m |
CB Ciaran Clark | 🇮🇪 | Youth |
CB Micah Richards | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Free |

M Jordan Veretout | 🇫🇷 | £9.00m |
M Idrissa Gueye | 🇸🇳 | £8.10m |
M Ashley Westwood | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | £2.25m |
M Leandro Bacuna | 🇨🇼 | £1.26m |
M Jordan Lyden | 🇦🇺 | Youth |
M Jack Grealish | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Youth |

W Adama Traoré | 🇪🇸 | £9.00m |
W Carles Gil | 🇪🇸 | £3.78m |
W Scott Sinclair | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | £3.15m |

F Jordan Ayew | 🇬🇭 | £10.80m |
CF Rudy Gestede | 🇧🇯 | £7.65m |

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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GK John Ruddy | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | £0.51m |
GK Declan Rudd | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Youth |

LB Martin Olsson | 🇸🇪 | £2.48m |
RB Steven Whittaker | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | Free |

CB Ryan Bennett | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | £3.29m |
CB Sébastien Bassong | 🇨🇲 | £2.57m |
CB Russell Martin | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | Free |

M Robbie Brady | 🇮🇪 | £8.47m |
M Vadis Odjidja-Ofoe | 🇧🇪 | £4.27m |
M Graham Dorrans | 🇮🇪 | £3.50m |
M Alexander Tettey | 🇳🇴 | £1.28m |
M Jonny Howson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | £0.94m |
M Wes Hoolahan | 🇮🇪 | £0.32m |
M Gary O’Neil | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Free |

W Nathan Redmond | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | £1.96m |

CF Kyle Lafferty | 🇬🇧 | £3.84m |
CF Cameron Jerome | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | £1.62m |
CF Dieumerci Mbokani | 🇨🇩 | Loan |

UNAVAILABLE

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Injury | 3 |
LB Jordan Amavi | 🇫🇷 |
CB Jores Okore | 🇩🇰 |
M Carlos Sánchez | 🇨🇴 |

Out on Loan | 7 |
RB Aly Cissokho | 🇫🇷 | Porto
F Callum Robinson | 🇮🇪 | Bristol City
LB Joe Bennett | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Bournemouth
CB Nathan Baker | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Bristol City
GK Jed Steer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Huddersfield
RB Janoi Donacien | 🇱🇨 | Newport
M Joe Cole | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Coventry

UNAVAILABLE

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Not Recorded

Player Positions:

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GK : Goalkeeper
CB, D, B : Centre Back, Defender, Back
FB, LB, RB, WH : Full Back, Left Back, Right Back, Wing Back, Wing Half


M, CH, LH, RH : Midfielder, Centre Half, Left Half, Right Half
W, OL, OR : Winger, Outside Left, Outside Right
F, IF, IL, IR : Forward, Inside Forward, Inside Left, Inside Right, Second Striker, False 9
CF : Centre Forward

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Match Symbols:

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⚽ | Goal
🔥 | Assist
🔁 | Substitution

🟨 | Booking

🟥 | Sending off

🆘 | Poor refereeing performance
🟢 : Debut 🔴 : Final Game

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

MATCH QUOTES

“I would like to say we deserved a point but at the end I think Norwich deserved the win. Nothing more to say. “We 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 don’t score in a game, you don’t deserve to win. “I 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. “Sometimes in football you have to cope with this kind of situation. January will be important.” Rémi Garde, Monday, 28 December 2015.

MATCH REPORT

*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 Redmond’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 Neil’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 Garde’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 Westwood’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 defender’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 ‘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.

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