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Game #5337

Saturday, 5 March 2016

Attendance: 53,892

Lost

Premier League

20th (-)

Manchester City

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ

Etihad Stadium

Villa lose for the nineteenth time in twenty nine Premier League games.

State of Abu Dhabi

4-0

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | None

KEY MAN

Alan Hutton vs. Fernandinho, as much as we love him it wasn't a fair fight, Saturday, 5 March 2016

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MATCH TIMELINE

๐ŸŸจ | 45โ€™ Booking, Jordan Veretout
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Manchester City 0-0 Aston Villa
๐Ÿฅ… | 48โ€™ Goal, 0-1, (Manchester City), Yaya Tourรฉ
๐Ÿฅ… | 50โ€™ Goal, 0-2, (Manchester City), Sergio Agรผero
๐Ÿฅ… | 60โ€™ Goal, 0-3, (Manchester City), Sergio Agรผero
๐Ÿฅ… | 66โ€™ Goal, 0-4, (Manchester City), Raheem Sterling
๐Ÿ” | 70โ€™ Sub off, Gabriel Agbonlahor, Sub on, Rudy Gestede
๐Ÿ” | 74โ€™ Sub off, Jordan Veretout, Sub on, Leandro Bacuna
๐Ÿ” | 80โ€™ Sub off, Jordan Ayew, Sub on, Scott Sinclair
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Manchester City 4-0 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Reฬmi Gardeโ€™s Villa lose their eleventh match in twenty one under his leadership and twentieth in thirty five games this season, as the now almost irrelevant gap to safety increases to nine points.

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

Manchester City

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
UEFA Cup Winners Cup: ๐Ÿ†
League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 2015-16

FIXTURE HISTORY

Manchester City

Previous 5 vs. Abu Dhabi: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 2015-16 |
Matchday | #35 |
League Game | #29 |
Manager Game | #21 |
Saturday, 5 March 2016

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Rรฉmi Garde | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | L'Arbresle, 2015-2016
Referee: Lee Mason | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Bolton, 2006-2021
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 0-0
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 0-4
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฅ Lost
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Lee Mason | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Bolton, 2006-2021
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฅ 28 Nov 15, Villa 2-3 Watford (h)
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ
Assistants: Darren Cann, Matt Wilkes

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ

Manchester City

None

Lee Mason

TEAM NEWS

Jordan Veretout replaces Leandro Bacuna.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age: | 28.03 |
Oldest Player: CB Joleon Lescott | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 33.58 |
Youngest Player: M Jordan Veretout | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | 23.03 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

Rรฉmi Garde | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |

Manuel Pellegrini | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |

Aston Villa

GK Brad Guzan | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
CB Micah Richards | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Ciaran Clark | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CB Joleon Lescott | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Aly Cissokho | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
RB Alan Hutton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
M Ashley Westwood | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Idrissa Gueye | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณ |
M Jordan Veretout | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ” |
F Gabriel Agbonlahor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
F Jordan Ayew | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ | ๐Ÿ” |

Manchester City

GK Joe Hart | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Gaรซl Clichy | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
CB Vincent Kompany | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช |
CB Nicolรกs Otamendi | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท |
RB Bacary Sagna | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
RB Jesรบs Navas | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
M David Silva | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Fernandinho | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท |
M Yaya Tourรฉ | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Sergio Agรผero | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท | โšฝ | โšฝ |
CF Wilfried Bony | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ | ๐Ÿ” |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” CF Rudy Gestede | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฏ | for F Gabriel Agbonlahor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 70โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” M Leandro Bacuna | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ผ | for M Jordan Veretout | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | 74โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” W Scott Sinclair | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for F Jordan Ayew | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ | 80โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | W Raheem Sterling | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ | for CF Wilfried Bony | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ | 62โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | CF Kelechi Iheanacho | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ | for M David Silva | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | 70โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | M Manu Garcรญa | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | for M Yaya Tourรฉ | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ | 80โ€™ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Mark Bunn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Jores Okore | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ |
W Carles Gil | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
M Jordan Lyden | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Willy Caballero | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท |
RB Pablo Zabaleta | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท |
LB Aleksandar Kolarov | ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธ |
CB Eliaquim Mangala | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |

SQUAD STATS

1st XI Cost: ยฃ38.61m
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: 2/11
Subs Cost: ยฃ12.06m
Team Cost: ยฃ50.67m
Squad Cost: ยฃ58.68m
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 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 |
RB Aly Cissokho | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ2.25m |

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

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 |
F Gabriel Agbonlahor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |

SQUAD STATS

1st XI Cost: ยฃ216.12m
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 : 1/11
Homegrown: โญ•/11
Subs Cost: ยฃ55.63m
Team Cost: ยฃ271.75m
Squad Cost: ยฃ344.93m
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 : 2/18
Homegrown: โญ•/18

MATCHDAY SQUAD

Without a shadow of doubt the worst squad to ever represent Villa at any level.

Yet putting aside the appalling judgement in the transfer market shown by the Villa hierarchy just how was it possible to compete with the likes of new money city when a single player on the opposition bench cost more than all Villaโ€™s 14 players combined.

In total Manchester City fielded a squad costing ยฃ335m with two home nation players and not a single one home grown. Chelsea on steroids with an equally inglorious past.

GK Willy Caballero | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ6.84m |
GK Joe Hart | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ0.77m |

LB Aleksandar Kolarov | ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธ | ยฃ20.41m |
RB Jesรบs Navas | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | ยฃ17.10m |
RB Pablo Zabaleta | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ7.44m |
LB Gaรซl Clichy | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ6.63m |
RB Bacary Sagna | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | Free |

CB Eliaquim Mangala | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ38.49m |
CB Nicolรกs Otamendi | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ38.06m |
CB Vincent Kompany | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช | ยฃ7.27m |

M Fernandinho | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ34.21m |
M Yaya Tourรฉ | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ | ยฃ25.66m |
M David Silva | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | ยฃ24.59m |
M Manu Garcรญa | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | ยฃ0.21m |

W Raheem Sterling | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ54.48m |

CF Sergio Agรผero | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ34.21m |
CF Wilfried Bony | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ | ยฃ27.62m |
CF Kelechi Iheanacho | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ | ยฃ0.94m |

UNAVAILABLE

Injury | 5 |
LB Jordan Amavi | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
W Adama Traorรฉ | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
M Carlos Sรกnchez | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด |
CF Libor Kozรกk | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ |
M Jack Grealish | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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 | 30%
Possession A | 70%
Shots F | 1
Shots A | 15
Shots on Target F | 0
Shots on Target A | 6
Corners F | 1
Corners A | 9
Fouls F | 9
Fouls A | 12

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

โ€œUntil the end, I will believe we can do it but we have to be realistic.

โ€œIf we play like we did in the first half here, we have a chance. If we play like we did in the second half, we have no chance.โ€

Reฬmi Garde, Saturday, 5 March 2016.

*Sky Sports*
Saturday, 5 March 2016

Manchester City broke their run of three straight Premier League defeats with a convincing 4-0 victory over Aston Villa on Saturday.

Manuel Pellegriniโ€™s side have slipped off the pace in the title race but goals from Yaya Toure, Raheem Sterling and a double from Sergio Aguero moved them to within 10 points of league leaders Leicester City.

Aguero could also afford to spurn a penalty as he missed out on a hat-trick against a Villa side that mustered just two shots on goal and had 28 per cent possession.

The result means Villa plunge closer to relegation from the Premier League with Remi Gardeโ€™s side now nine points from safety.

Wilfried Bony was handed his first start of 2016 as he partnered Aguero in attack as Pellegrini made three changes to his team that limped to a 3-0 defeat at Liverpool on Wednesday.

The pattern of the game was clear from the outset. Manchester City attacked, Aston Villa sat back.

Gardeโ€™s team had 11 men behind the ball for large parts as City enjoyed 77 per cent possession in the first half, although they rarely looked capable of breaking through Villaโ€™s deep backline.

Aguero had an effort from eight yards tipped over from Brad Guzan on 10 minutes while Bony really should have buried a Gael Clichy cross four minutes later.

Villa mustered their first shot on goal on 26 minutes but it so nearly gave them an unlikely lead as Joe Hart had to be very alert to palm away a snappy Jordan Ayew effort.

The home fans were becoming a little frustrated with their side but any fears of a further Premier League slip-up were put to bed within three minutes of the restart.

Toure finished off a move instigated by Aguero with a cool finish that deflected past Guzan off Micah Richards.

The returning Richards, who played 179 games for City, was in the thick of the action again two minutes later as Aguero punished his mistake to make it 2-0.

A ball in behind the centre-back put him in all sorts of trouble and his sliding clearance came off Aguero and straight into the net.

The Argentine striker sensed blood and trebled Cityโ€™s lead on 60 minutes as Villaโ€™s defending descended into a farce.

Aguero sprung into life and played a fantastic one-two with Silva. With Richards standing and watching, Aguero raced past him and smashed the ball into the bottom corner.

Sterling replaced Bony on 62 minutes and took just four minutes to get on the scoresheet.

Jesus Navas raced away down the right and squared the ball across the box for Sterling to tap home from close range. The Villa defence just stood and watched.

Ciaran Clark fouled substitute Kelechi Iheanacho in the penalty area on 72 minutes but Aguero missed his chance for a treble by curling the effort from 12 yards against the post.