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Game #5347

Sunday, 7 August 2016

Attendance: 30,060

Lost

Championship

19th

Sheffield Wednesday

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ

Hillsborough

Villa open the campaign in the second tier still ridded with many of the players that had presided over their worst ever season as it was the turn of a manager with questionable credentials once again to take over the hotseat.

Sheffield Wednesday

1-0

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | None

KEY MAN

Ross McCormack makes his debut carrying the hopes of an immediate return to the top flight, 7 August 2016

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MATCH TIMELINE

๐ŸŸข | 1โ€™ Debut, Pierluigi Gollini, Tommy Elphick, Ross McCormack
๐ŸŸจ | 41โ€™ Booking, Tommy Elphick
๐ŸŸจ | 45โ€™ Booking, Gary Gardner
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Sheffield Wednesday 0-0 Aston Villa
๐ŸŸจ | 66โ€™ Booking, Nathan Baker
๐Ÿ” | 70โ€™ Sub off, Gary Gardner, Sub on, Aaron Tshibola ๐ŸŸข
๐Ÿ” | 70โ€™ Sub off, Ross McCormack, Sub on, Jack Grealish
๐Ÿฅ… | 85โ€™ Goal, 0-1, the (Sheffield Wednesday), Fernando Forestieri
๐Ÿ” | 86โ€™ Sub off, Leandro Bacuna, Sub on, Andrรฉ Green
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Sheffield Wednesday 1-0 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Roberto Di Matteoโ€™s first game as Villa boss and Villaโ€™s first game in the second tier for 29 years

Goalkeeper Pierluigi Gollini made his Villa debut aged 21 after joining from Hellas Verona for a fee of ยฃ4,500,000 in July 2016.

Centre Tommy Elphick made his Villa debut aged 28 after joining from AFC Bournemouth for a fee of ยฃ3,510,000 in July 2016.

Forward Ross McCormack made his Villa debut aged 29 after joining from Fulham for a fee of ยฃ12,870,000 earlier this month.

Midfielder Aaron Tshibola made his Villa debut aged 21 as a 70โ€™ substitute after joining from Reading for a fee of ยฃ5,310,000 in July 2016.

Former Villa midfielder Barry Bannan lined up for Wednesday.

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

Sheffield Wednesday

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 1990โ€“91

FIXTURE HISTORY

Sheffield Wednesday

Previous 5 vs. Wednesday: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season 2016-17
Matchday | #1 |
League Game | #1 |
Manager Game | #1 |
Sunday, 7 August 2016

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Roberto Di Matteo | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น | Schaffhausen, Switzerland, 2016
Referee: Steve Martin | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Staffordshire, 2012-
Kick off: 4.30pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 0-0
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 0-1
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฅ Lost
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Steve Martin | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Staffordshire, 2012-
Previous 5:
Last Match: None
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ
Assistants: Jonathan Hunt, Matt McGrath

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Sheffield Wednesday

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Steve Martin

TEAM NEWS

With not all of the stench of relegation tainted players removed from the Villa squad, new boss Roberto Di Matteo retains Leandro Bacuna, Jordan Ayew, Rudy Gestede, Aly Cissokho and Ashley Westwood.

New signings Ross McCormack, Tommy Elphick and Pierluigi Gollini make their debuts.

Nathan Baker comes in after his season long, and relegation avoiding, loan away from the club.

Aaron Tshibola, Roberto Di Matteoโ€™s left field and expensive signing from Reading, makes his squad debut.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age: | 26.77 |
Oldest Player: RB Alan Hutton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | 31.71 |
Youngest Player: GK Pierluigi Gollini | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น | 21.41 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

Roberto Di Matteo | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น |

Carlos Carvalhal | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น |

Aston Villa

GK Pierluigi Gollini | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น | ๐ŸŸข |
LB Aly Cissokho | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
RB Alan Hutton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
CB Nathan Baker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
CB Tommy Elphick | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸข | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Leandro Bacuna | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ผ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Ashley Westwood | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Gary Gardner | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ” |
F Jordan Ayew | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ |
F Rudy Gestede | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฏ |
F Ross McCormack | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸข | ๐Ÿ” |

Sheffield Wednesday

GK Kieren Westwood | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
LB Daniel Pudil | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ |
CB Tom Lees | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
RB Jack Hunt | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Kieran Lee | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Almen Abdi |๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ|
M Sam Hutchinson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Ross Wallace | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Barry Bannan (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
CF Steven Fletcher | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
F Fernando Forestieri | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น | โšฝ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” M Aaron Tshibola | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸข | for M Gary Gardner | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 70โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” M Jack Grealish | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for F Ross McCormack | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | 77โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” W Andrรฉ Green | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for M Leandro Bacuna | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ผ | 86โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | CF Gary Hooper | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for CF Steven Fletcher | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | 27โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | CF Atdhe Nuhiu | ๐Ÿ‡ฝ๐Ÿ‡ฐ | for M Ross Wallace | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | 67โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | RB Liam Palmer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | for RB Jack Hunt | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 84โ€™ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Mark Bunn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Micah Richards | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Jores Okore | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ |
LB Jordan Amavi | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Joe Wildsmith | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Josรฉ Semedo | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น |
M Jรฉrรฉmy Hรฉlan | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
CF Lucas Joรฃo | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น |

SQUAD STATS

1st XI Cost: ยฃ49.14m
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 : 6/11
Homegrown: 2/11
Subs Cost: ยฃ5.31m
Team Cost: ยฃ54.45m
Squad Cost: ยฃ68.58m
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 : 11/18
Homegrown: 4/18

MATCHDAY SQUAD

GK Pierluigi Gollini | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น | ยฃ4.50m |
GK Mark Bunn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |

LB Jordan Amavi | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ9.90m |
RB Alan Hutton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ยฃ4.05m |
LB Aly Cissokho | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ2.25m |

CB Jores Okore | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ | ยฃ4.23m |
CB Tommy Elphick | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ3.51m |
CB Nathan Baker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |
CB Micah Richards | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |

M Aaron Tshibola | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ5.31m |
M Ashley Westwood | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ2.25m |
M Leandro Bacuna | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ผ | ยฃ1.26m |
M Gary Gardner | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |
M Jack Grealish | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |
W Andrรฉ Green | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |

F Ross McCormack | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ยฃ12.87m |
F Jordan Ayew | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ | ยฃ10.80m |
CF Rudy Gestede | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฏ | ยฃ7.65m |

SQUAD STATS

1st XI Cost: ยฃ6.69m
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 : 7/11
Homegrown: โญ•/11
Subs Cost: ยฃ3.38m
Team Cost: ยฃ10.07m
Squad Cost: ยฃ12.83m
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: 2/18

MATCHDAY SQUAD

GK Joe Wildsmith | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |
GK Kieren Westwood | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | Free |

RB Liam Palmer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | Youth |
LB Daniel Pudil | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ | Free |
RB Jack Hunt | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |

CB Tom Lees | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |

M Almen Abdi |๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ| ยฃ3.12m |
M Jรฉrรฉmy Hรฉlan | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ0.35m |
M Kieran Lee | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |
M Ross Wallace | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | Free |
M Barry Bannan (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | Free |
M Josรฉ Semedo | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น | Free |
M Sam Hutchinson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Loan |

F Fernando Forestieri | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น | ยฃ3.57m |
CF Gary Hooper | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ3.38m |
CF Lucas Joรฃo | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น | ยฃ2.41m |
CF Steven Fletcher | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | Free |
CF Atdhe Nuhiu | ๐Ÿ‡ฝ๐Ÿ‡ฐ | Free |

UNAVAILABLE

Out on Loan | 4 |
LB Riccardo Calder | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Doncaster
W Carles Gil | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | Deportivo
CB Easah Suliman | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Cheltenham
RB Niall Mason | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Doncaster

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

GK Pierluigi Gollini | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น |
CB Tommy Elphick | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
F Ross McCormack | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
M Aaron Tshibola | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Possession F | 48%
Possession A | 52%
Shots F | 12
Shots A | 17
Shots on Target F | 2
Shots on Target A | 6
Corners F | 9
Corners A | 12
Fouls F | 9
Fouls A | 14

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

*Villa boss Roberto di Matteo*

โ€With 10 minutes to go, youโ€™re away from home against a good side, youโ€™d like to see the game out. If you canโ€™t win it, donโ€™t lose it.

โ€œUnfortunately it was an error from us that gave them the goal, but I thought that in the second half we were a very good team and had some excellent opportunities to score.

โ€œItโ€™s very harsh for us to take because Iโ€™d like the opposition to do something special to score, rather than give them a goal.

โ€œWe have to learn from this situation - weโ€™ve only been together for five weeks and you can see theyโ€™ve been together for a much longer time.โ€

*BBC Sport*
Saturday, 7 August 2016

*Aston Villaโ€™s first game in the second tier since 1988 ended in defeat as Fernando Forestieriโ€™s late goal gave Sheffield Wednesday victory in their Championship opener at Hillsborough.*

Forestieri pounced on a poor clearance by Villa goalkeeper Pierluigi Gollini to slot in an 85th-minute winner.

Roberto di Matteoโ€™s Villa improved as the game progressed after a slow start.

They looked on course for a point until Forestieriโ€™s intervention for last seasonโ€™s beaten play-off finalists.

Gollini had twice denied the Italian forward during the second period but was powerless to rectify his kicking error as Forestieri raced clear before finishing coolly into the corner of the net.

Jordan Ayew and Rudy Gestede both had headers saved and Ashley Westwood also drilled two long-range shots just wide as Villa, aiming to return to the Premier League at the first attempt under new boss Di Matteo, made a creditable but ultimately pointless start to life in the Championship.

Chances were scarce during a cagey first period, which was interrupted for five minutes while Owls debutant Steven Fletcher and Villa captain Tommy Elphick received treatment following a nasty clash of heads.

Scotland striker Fletcher required 10 stitches in a head wound and was unable to continue.

Villaโ€™s new ยฃ12m front man Ross McCormack was denied a debut goal by Tom Leesโ€™ last-ditch tackle shortly before his withdrawal after 77 minutes.

*Aston Villa boss Roberto di Matteo told BBC WM:*

โ€With 10 minutes to go, youโ€™re away from home against a good side, youโ€™d like to see the game out. If you canโ€™t win it, donโ€™t lose it.

โ€œUnfortunately it was an error from us that gave them the goal, but I thought that in the second half we were a very good team and had some excellent opportunities to score.

โ€œItโ€™s very harsh for us to take because Iโ€™d like the opposition to do something special to score, rather than give them a goal.

โ€œWe have to learn from this situation - weโ€™ve only been together for five weeks and you can see theyโ€™ve been together for a much longer time.โ€