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Game #5333

Saturday, 6 February 2016

Attendance: 32,472

Won

Premier League

20th (-)

Norwich City

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ

Villa Park

Villa win for the second time in five Premier League games with two draws and a defeat - their best run of the season.

Aston Villa

2-0

Norwich City

Assist(s) | Jordan Veretout | 51โ€™ |

KEY MAN

Gabby Agbonlahor scores for the eleventh consecutive Premier League season, Saturday, 6 February 2016.

RELATED MATCHES

MATCH TIMELINE

โšฝ | 45โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Own Goal, Timm Klose
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 1-0 Norwich City
โšฝ | 51โ€™ Goal, 2-0, Gabriel Agbonlahor, Assist by Jordan Veretout
๐Ÿ” | 90โ€™+1 Sub off, Micah Richards, Sub on, Ciaran Clark
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 2-0 Norwich City

ON THIS DAY

Reฬmi Gardeโ€™s Villa win for the second time under his leadership in the Premier League and only the third time in twenty five games this season.

As a result Villa remained bottom but closed the gap to safety to eight points.

Meanwhile, Gabby Agbonlahorโ€™s strike - his first in twenty one games - meant he had now scored in eleven consecutive Premier League seasons for Villa.

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: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 2015-16 |
Matchday | #31 |
League Game | #25 |
Manager Game | #17 |
Saturday, 6 February 2016

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Rรฉmi Garde | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | L'Arbresle, 2015-2016
Referee: Martin Atkinson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | West Riding, 2003-2022
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 1-0
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 2-0
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฉ Won
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Martin Atkinson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | West Riding, 2003-2022
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸจ 19 Dec 15, Villa 1-1 Newcastle (a)
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ
Assistants: Mike Mullarkey, Stephen Child

CARDS

Villa

None

Norwich City

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

TEAM NEWS

Ashley Westwood replaces Jordan Ayew (suspension).

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age: | 26.96 |
Oldest Player: CB Joleon Lescott | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 33.50 |
Youngest Player: M Jordan Veretout | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | 22.95 |

MANAGER

Rรฉmi Garde | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |

MANAGER

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

Aston Villa

GK Mark Bunn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Aly Cissokho | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
CB Micah Richards | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CB Jores Okore | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ |
CB Joleon Lescott | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Jordan Veretout | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
M Ashley Westwood | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Idrissa Gueye | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณ |
M Leandro Bacuna | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ผ |
W Carles Gil | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
CF Gabriel Agbonlahor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |

Norwich City

GK Declan Rudd | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Russell Martin | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
CB Sรฉbastien Bassong | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฒ |
CB Timm Klose |๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ| ๐ŸŸจ |
M Robbie Brady | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Jonny Howson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Wes Hoolahan | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐Ÿ” |
M Youssuf Mulumbu | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฉ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Gary Oโ€™Neil | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
F Steven Naismith | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Dieumerci Mbokani | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฉ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” CB Ciaran Clark | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | for CB Micah Richards | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 90โ€™+1 |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | W Nathan Redmond | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for M Youssuf Mulumbu | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฉ | 56โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | CF Patrick Bamford | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for M Wes Hoolahan | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | 56โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | W Matt Jarvis | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for F Steven Naismith | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | 80โ€™ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Brad Guzan | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
LB Kieran Richardson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Jordan Lyden | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ |
M Jack Grealish | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Keinan Davis | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Scott Sinclair | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK John Ruddy | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Ivo Pinto | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น |
LB Martin Olsson | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CF Cameron Jerome | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

SQUAD STATS

1st XI Cost: ยฃ32.14m
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: ยฃ0.00m
Team Cost: ยฃ32.14m
Squad Cost: ยฃ36.87m
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 : 9/18
Homegrown: 4/18

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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 | ยฃ2.26m |
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 |
M Jack Grealish | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |

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

F Gabriel Agbonlahor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |
CF Keinan Davis | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |

SQUAD STATS

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: ยฃ4.86m
Team Cost: ยฃ35.96m
Squad Cost: ยฃ43.73m
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 |

RB Ivo Pinto | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น | ยฃ3.16m |
LB Martin Olsson | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช | ยฃ2.48m |

CB Timm Klose |๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ| ยฃ9.41m |
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 Jonny Howson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ0.94m |
M Wes Hoolahan | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ยฃ0.32m |
M Youssuf Mulumbu | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฉ | Free |
M Gary Oโ€™Neil | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |

W Matt Jarvis | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ2.90m |
W Nathan Redmond | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ1.96m |

F Steven Naismith | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ยฃ9.39m |
CF Cameron Jerome | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ1.62m |
CF Dieumerci Mbokani | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฉ | Loan |
CF Patrick Bamford | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Loan |

UNAVAILABLE

Injury | 6 |
LB Jordan Amavi | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
W Adama Traorรฉ | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
M Carlos Sรกnchez | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด |
CF Libor Kozรกk | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ |
CF Rudy Gestede | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฏ |
RB Alan Hutton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |

Suspension | 1 |
F Jordan Ayew | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ |

Out on Loan | 7 |
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
LB Joe Bennett | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Wednesday
FB Josรฉ รngel Crespo | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | Vallecano

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 | 48%
Possession A | 52%
Shots F | 10
Shots A | 13
Shots on Target F | 2
Shots on Target A | 5
Corners F | 2
Corners A | 11
Fouls F | 10
Fouls A | 11

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

โ€Football is strange. Today we didnโ€™t play as well as in some games that we lost. Our football is improving, not only today but for a while now, but we havenโ€™t been getting what we deserve.

โ€œWe are still a way away from where we would like to be but we still believe. The way the players fought on the field today means a lot to me.

โ€œEveryone was very committed, and behaving in that way we still have a chance.โ€

Reฬmi Garde, Saturday, 6 February 2016.

*BBC Sport*
Saturday, 6 February 2016

*Aston Villa moved to within eight points of Premier League safety with their third win of the season as Norwich slipped into the bottom three.*

Joleon Lescottโ€™s headed goal at the end of a dire first half was Villaโ€™s first attempt on target.

Gabriel Agbonlahor doubled the lead after the break, stroking home after Declan Rudd misjudged Jordan Veretoutโ€™s through ball.
Norwich, for whom this was a fifth defeat in a row, are now 18th.

Newcastleโ€™s 1-0 home victory over West Brom saw them leapfrog Alex Neilโ€™s side, who havenโ€™t won since 2 January.

*So are Villa staying up?*

With 13 matches left to play, the distance between Villa and safety is eight points.

The Premier Leagueโ€™s bottom club face an almost impossible task to haul themselves out of the relegation zone, but who knows what could happen with a bit of confidence?

That was in short supply in the first half. Lescottโ€™s downward header from Carles Gilโ€™s free-kick went in via two deflections - a scruffy goal typical of a poor opening 45 minutes.

After Agbonlahorโ€™s second there was much greater fluency though, and few of the nerves you might expect of a side with just two wins from 24 games.

Norwich made three attacking substitutions as the game wore on, but Villa defended soundly and could have added a third had Leandro Bacuna not blazed wildly over.

*Norwich loseโ€ฆ again*

Two weeks ago in the early kick-off, Norwich saw a 3-1 lead over Liverpool transformed into a 5-4 loss when seeking a much-needed win following defeats by Stoke and Bournemouth.

The Canaries were resoundingly beaten by Tottenham in midweek, and now find themselves in serious trouble despite a positive start to the campaign.

Their defending was their undoing at Villa Park. The shape of the back line and Ruddโ€™s decision to come off his line for Agbonlahorโ€™s second goal was particularly poor, but nor did they offer much of an attacking threat.

Sebastien Bassong saw a downward header bounce over the bar, Dieumerci Mbokaniโ€™s tame efforts were easy to deal with, and Steven Naismith was bright without creating too much danger.

Patrick Bamford - who came on for his Norwich debut - was denied by Jores Okoreโ€™s brilliant saving challenge, but had the Chelsea loanee turned in with just minutes to play it surely would only have been a consolation.

Man of the match - Carles Gil

The Spaniard - Villaโ€™s top scorer on the pitch with just two league goals - was inventive throughout, and provided the killer ball for Lescottโ€™s goal at the end of the first half