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Game #5326

Saturday, 9 January 2016

Attendance: 9,298


FA Cup 3rd Round

3rd Round

Wycombe Wanderers

Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ

Adams Park

Villa can't beat League Two Wycombe as tempers finally break.

Wycombe Wanderers


Aston Villa

Assist(s) | Not recorded


Micah Richards celebrates his opener before becoming peacemaker in Chief, Saturday, 9 January 2016.




โšฝ | 22โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Micah Richards, Assist by Carles Gil
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Wycombe Wanderers 0-1 Aston Villa
๐ŸŸจ | 49โ€™ Booking, Ashley Westwood
๐Ÿฅ… | 50โ€™ Goal, 1-1, (Wycombe Wanderers), Joe Jacobsen
๐Ÿ” | 71โ€™ Sub off, Carles Gil, Sub on, Jordan Veretout
๐Ÿ” | 71โ€™ Sub off, Scott Sinclair, Sub on, Jordan Ayew
๐Ÿ” | 83โ€™ Sub off, Micah Richards, Sub on, Jordan Lyden ๐ŸŸข
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Wycombe Wanderers 1-1 Aston Villa


Reฬmi Gardeโ€™s Villa had now lost five in ten and could only draw with League Two side Wycombe as tempers finally boiled over after fourteen defeats in twenty two games this season. Meanwhile, midfielder Jordan Lyden made his Villa debut aged 19 after coming through the youth team ranks.

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

Wycombe Wanderers

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
League Champions: โŒ
FA Cup Winners: โŒ
League Cup Winners: โŒ
Last Trophy: โŒ


Wycombe Wanderers

Previous 5 vs. Wycombe: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ


Season | 2015-16 |
Matchday | #24 |
Manager Game | #10 |
Saturday, 9 January 2016


Manager: Reฬmi Garde | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | L'Arbresle, 2015-2016
Referee: Michael Oliver | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Northumberland, 2007-
Kick off: 12.45pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 1-0
FT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 1-1
FT Result: ๐ŸŸจ Drew
Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ


Referee: Michael Oliver | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Northumberland, 2007-
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฅ 21 Nov 15, Villa 0-4 Everton (a)
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ
Assistants: Michael Salisbury, Stephen Child




Wycombe Wanderers

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Michael Oliver


Mark Bunn, Jores Okore, Ciaran Clark, Scott Sinclair, Ashley Westwood and Kieran Richardson replace Brad Guzan, Joleon Lescott, Jordan Veretout, Alan Hutton, Jack Grealish and Aly Cissokho.


Starting XI Average Age: | 26.68 |
Oldest Player: LB Kieran Richardson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 31.26 |
Youngest Player: W Carles Gil | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | 23.15 |



Rรฉmi Garde | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |

Gareth Ainsworth | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Aston Villa

GK Mark Bunn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Kieran Richardson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Jores Okore | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ |
CB Ciaran Clark | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CB Micah Richards | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Ashley Westwood | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Idrissa Gueye | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณ |
M Leandro Bacuna | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ผ |
W Scott Sinclair | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
W Carles Gil | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Rudy Gestede | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฏ |

Wycombe Wanderers

GK Alex Lynch | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
LB Sam Wood | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Joe Jacobsen | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
CB Anthony Stewart | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Aaron Pierre | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฉ |
CB Michael Harriman | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐ŸŸจ |
RB Jason McCarthy | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Luke Oโ€™Nien | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Matt Bloomfield | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
W Garry Thompson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Aaron Amadi-Holloway | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ” |


๐Ÿ” M Jordan Veretout | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | for W Carles Gil | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | 71โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” F Jordan Ayew | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ | for W Scott Sinclair | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 71โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” M Jordan Lyden | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ | for CB Micah Richards | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 83โ€™ |


๐Ÿ” | CF Gozie Ugwu | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for CF Aaron Amadi-Holloway | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | 70โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | M Stephen McGinn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | for M Matt Bloomfield | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 82โ€™ |


GK Brad Guzan | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
CB Joleon Lescott | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Aly Cissokho | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
CF Libor Kozรกk | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ |


GK Barry Richardson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Sido Jombati | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น |
M Danny Rowe | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Jermaine Udumaga | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Max Kretzschmar | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |


1st XI Cost: ยฃ31.10m
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: ยฃ19.80m
Team Cost: ยฃ50.90m
Squad Cost: ยฃ61.16m
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 : 6/18
Homegrown: 2/18


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

RB Aly Cissokho | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ2.25m |
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 |
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 |

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 |
CF Libor Kozรกk | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ | ยฃ5.85m |


1st XI Cost: ยฃ0.00m
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 : 9/11
Homegrown: โญ•/11
Subs Cost: ยฃ0.00m
Team Cost: ยฃ0.00m
Squad Cost: ยฃ0.00m
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 : 15/18
Homegrown: 1/18


GK Alex Lynch | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | Free |
GK Barry Richardson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |

LB Sam Wood | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |
LB Joe Jacobsen | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | Free |
RB Sido Jombati | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น | Free |
RB Jason McCarthy | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Loan |

CB Anthony Stewart | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |
CB Aaron Pierre | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฉ | Free |
CB Michael Harriman | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | Free |

M Max Kretzschmar | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |
M Luke Oโ€™Nien | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |
M Matt Bloomfield | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |
M Stephen McGinn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | Free |
M Danny Rowe | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |
M Jermaine Udumaga | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Loan |

W Garry Thompson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |

CF Aaron Amadi-Holloway | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | Free |
CF Gozie Ugwu | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |


Injury | 2 |
LB Jordan Amavi | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
M Carlos Sรกnchez | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด |

Out on Loan | 5 |
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
F Callum Robinson | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | Preston
M Gary Gardner | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Forest


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


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

๐ŸŸจ | Booking

๐ŸŸฅ | Sending off

๐Ÿ†˜ | Poor refereeing performance


M Jordan Lyden | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ |



Possession F | 65%
Possession A | 35%
Shots F | 18
Shots A | 9
Shots on Target F | 2
Shots on Target A | 4
Corners F | 7
Corners A | 6
Fouls F | 4
Fouls A | 15


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โ€I understand that the fans could be angry. We have to accept that, as a player, a manager, everybody at the club has to accept that criticism, because we are not winning - thatโ€™s football.

โ€œThe situation with Aston Villa is very difficult and makes some silly things happen sometimes.

โ€œEverybody has to keep calm, face their responsibilities, look in the mirror and ask themselves what they can do to get out of this difficult situation.โ€

Reฬmi Garde, Saturday, 9 January 2016.

*BBC Sport*
Saturday, 9 January 2016

*Aston Villaโ€™s winless run extended to 16 games as the Premier Leagueโ€™s bottom club were held to a draw by League Two Wycombe Wanderers in the FA Cup third round.*

Remi Garde looks certain to preside over Villaโ€™s relegation to the Championship - and both the manager and his players felt the fury of many travelling supporters at the final whistle, with captain Micah Richards involved in heated exchanges with fans at the end.

Richards gave Villa the lead after 22 minutes with a low right-foot shot but Wycombe, sixth in League Two and FA Cup semi-finalists in 2001, were level five minutes after half-time through Joe Jacobsonโ€™s penalty.

Villa were furious referee Michael Oliver punished Ashley Westwood for his clash with Matt Bloomfield - and their frustration increased when Rudy Gestedeโ€™s deflected late shot bounced off the bar.

Garde avoided the humiliation of defeat by League Two opposition - but he is still without a win 10 games after succeeding Tim Sherwood.

There will be an element of relief but also frustration that a decent first-half display did not bring more reward than Richardsโ€™ goal.

It gave Wycombe hope and they cashed in with a contentious penalty from Jacobson - although the flailing arm of Westwood was asking for trouble.

Villaโ€™s failure to win simply confirms the deeper malaise at Villa Park, and the fact Garde has inherited a desperately poor squad that does not look like it has what it takes to mount the sort of miracle recovery they will need to stay in the Premier League.

Garde must now try to work the markets in January to put together an unlikely escape plan, but the fact not too many would have regarded a Wycombe win as a huge shock tells you just how dismal this Villa squad is.

*Villa fansโ€™ mixed emotions*

The 2,500 Villa fans who made the short journey down the M40 seem resigned to relegation this season as they are cut off at the bottom of the Premier League - but they retain some dark humour.

There was anger among their number as they sang โ€œWe want our Villa backโ€ moments into the game, understandable with owner Randy Lerner having failed to sell the club and presided over a decline that looks certain to end in the Championship.

Chants of โ€œYou donโ€™t know what youโ€™re doingโ€ came when Garde put Jordan Veretout on for Carles Gil after 71 minutes.

And there was hostility at the final whistle when fans sang โ€œYouโ€™re not fit to wear the shirtโ€ in the direction of Villaโ€™s players as they trooped off.

There was also the sight of captain and goalscorer Richards in heated debate with disappointed fans at the final whistle. Villa is a club in freefall.

But there was humour, too, to sustain Villaโ€™s followers.

When a group of flag-bearing children walked behind the goal where Villaโ€™s supporters were gathered, they were greeted by chants of โ€œSign them up, sign them upโ€ before breaking into an chorus of โ€œWeโ€™re down and we know we areโ€.

Richards lifted the spirits with a first-half strike and, amid the celebrations, they sang โ€œWeโ€™ve scored a goalโ€ before taunting Wycombe fans for supporting a team actually losing to Villa.

In their defence, Villaโ€™s fans gave tremendous support to a team that is so clearly short of any serious quality, although a few expressed their hostility at the failure to beat lowly Wycombe when the final whistle sounded.

It appears they have decided it is better to laugh than cry at their plight.
Daily Mail Online
Saturday, 9 January 2016

Micah Richards was separated from a confrontation with furious fans by stewards during Aston Villaโ€™s draw to League Two Wycombe Wanderers as the captain told them: โ€˜We are giving our best.โ€™

Richards scored the opening goal at Adams Park but went off through a foot injury in the 83rd minute and shortly after took exception to a group of heckling Villa supporters behind the dugout.

It is believed they were accusing the Villa team of not trying and Richards insisted the players were giving their all. He went into the crowd to remonstrate and had to be pulled back when words began to get heated.

Manager Remi Garde said: โ€˜As professional we have to face responsibilities, not only Micah. But it was brave he did that.

โ€˜The situation where Aston Villa is, is very difficult. Some silly things happen and everyone needs to keep calm, face responsibility, and look in the mirror to get out of this situation.โ€™

After the final whistle, Richards gave his jersey to a fan and stayed to applaud the 2,500 travelling crowd, even as the chant rang out: โ€˜Youโ€™re not fit to wear the shirt.โ€™

Villa fans finally turned on their team after watching Wycombe, who were beaten at home by Morecambe in their last game, come back to earn a draw to make it 16 games without a win in all competitions.

The players were abused as they trudged down the tunnel, with Rudy Gestede biting back, and again as they went onto the team bus together with a number of fans waiting to vent their anger.

There was a police guard in place to stop any physical altercations. Garde was verbally abused too, told to โ€˜f*** offโ€™ by a couple of particularly irate supporters.

For the first time in his tenure he was booed during the game when fan-favourite Carles Gil was substituted. โ€˜You donโ€™t know what youโ€™re doing,โ€™ the Villa supporters chanted. He is still waiting for his first win.