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Game #5348

Aston Villa

Wednesday, 10 August 2016

Lost

1st Round

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ

League Cup

Attendance: 7,412

Luton Town

Kenilworth Road

Villa make it two defeats from two in all competitions as questions are asked once again and suspicion abounds.

Luton Town

3-1

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | Not recorded

KEY MAN

Jores Okore, later accused of match fixing, made his final appearance after passing the ball into his own net, 10 August 2016

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MATCH TIMELINE

Wednesday, 10 August 2016

โšฝ | 13โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Jordan Ayew
๐ŸŸจ | 17โ€™ Booking, Ross McCormack
๐Ÿฅ… | 35โ€™ Goal, 1-1, (Luton Town), Jake Gray
๐ŸŸจ | 43โ€™ Booking, Jordan Ayew
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Luton Town 1-1 Aston Villa
๐Ÿ” | 46โ€™ Sub off, F Ross McCormack, Sub on, CF Rudy Gestede
๐Ÿ” | 46โ€™ Sub off, CB Nathan Baker, Sub on, RB Alan Hutton
๐Ÿฅ… | 53โ€™ Goal, 1-2, (Luton Town), Cameron McGeehan
๐Ÿฅ… | 66โ€™ Goal, 1-1, (Luton Town), Jores Okore scores an own goal under no pressure into an empty net as his team mates look on in questioning shock
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Luton Town 3-1 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Villaโ€™s earliest entry into the League Cup ever and consequently their earliest ever exit from the competition since its inauguration in 1960.

Centre back Jores Okore made his final appearance for Villa aged 24 before moving on to FC Copenhagen on a free transfer later this month.

Villa had paid FC Nordsjaelland ยฃ4,230,000 for Okoreโ€™s services in July 2013 and following an injury ravaged spell had made just 47 appearances, 5 as substitute, and scoring once across his 3 seasons with the club.

Okore scored an easily avoidable own goal in the match that attracted comment during and after the game as Villa fell to lower league opposition seemingly without a fight.

Okore would later be accused of match fixing at Aalborg Boldspilklub.

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

Luton Town

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
League Champions: โŒ
FA Cup Winners: โŒ
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 1987-88

FIXTURE HISTORY

Luton Town

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

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season 2016-17
Matchday | #2 |
Manager Game | #2 |
Wednesday, 10 August 2016

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Roberto Di Matteo | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น | Schaffhausen, Switzerland, 2016
Referee: Gavin Ward | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Surrey, 2007-
Kick off: 7.45pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 1-0
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 1-3
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฅ Lost
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Gavin Ward | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Surrey, 2007-
Previous 5:
Last Match: None
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ
Assistants: Craig Hicks, Nicholas Cooper

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Luton Town

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Gavin Ward

TEAM NEWS

Despite a new team being brought together and one game played, Roberto Di Matteo makes mass changes for the League Cup.

Mark Bunn, Micah Richards, Jores Okore (who had refused to play for the club during their relegation season), Aaron Tshibola, Andrรฉ Green, Jordan Amavi and Jack Grealish come in.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age: | 24.67 |
Oldest Player: GK Mark Bunn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 31.75 |
Youngest Player: W Andrรฉ Green | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 18.05 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

Roberto Di Matteo | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น |

Nathan Jones | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |

Aston Villa

GK Mark Bunn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Jordan Amavi | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
CB Micah Richards | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CB Jores Okore | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ | ๐Ÿคก |
CB Nathan Baker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Aaron Tshibola | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Gary Gardner | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Jack Grealish | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Andrรฉ Green | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
F Jordan Ayew | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ | โšฝ | ๐ŸŸจ |
F Ross McCormack | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ” |

Luton Town

GK Christopher Walton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Stephen Oโ€™Donnell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
RB James Justin | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Johnny Mullins | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Glen Rea | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Jake Gray | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Cameron McGeehan | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | โšฝ |
M Pelly-Ruddock Mpanzu | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฉ |
M Olly Lee | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Danny Hylton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
CF Jack Marriott | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” CF Rudy Gestede | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฏ | for CF Ross McCormack | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | 46โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” RB Alan Hutton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | for CB Nathan Baker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 46โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | CB Scott Cuthbert | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | for M Olly Lee | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 84โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | M Jonathan Smith | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for M Jake Gray | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 87โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | CF Isaac Vassell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for CF Jack Marriott | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 89โ€™ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Pierluigi Gollini | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น |
CB Tommy Elphick | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Aly Cissokho | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
M Leandro Bacuna | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ผ |
M Ashley Westwood | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Craig King | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Akin Famewo | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
F Jordan Cook | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Josh McQuoid | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |

SQUAD STATS

1st XI Cost: ยฃ43.11m
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 : 8/11
Homegrown: 4/11
Subs Cost: ยฃ11.70m
Team Cost: ยฃ54.81m
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: ยฃ0.12m
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 : 9/11
Homegrown: 1/11
Subs Cost: ยฃ0.05m
Team Cost: ยฃ0.17m
Squad Cost: ยฃ0.17m
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 : 16/18
Homegrown: 3/18

MATCHDAY SQUAD

GK Craig King | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |
GK Christopher Walton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Loan |

RB Stephen Oโ€™Donnell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | Free |
RB James Justin | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |

CB Akin Famewo | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |
CB Scott Cuthbert | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | Free |
CB Johnny Mullins | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |

M Cameron McGeehan | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | ยฃ0.12m |
M Jonathan Smith | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ0.05m |
M Glen Rea | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | Free |
M Jake Gray | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |
M Pelly-Ruddock Mpanzu | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฉ | Free |
M Olly Lee | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |

CF Danny Hylton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |
CF Jack Marriott | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |
CF Isaac Vassell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |
F Jordan Cook | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |
CF Josh McQuoid | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | Free |

UNAVAILABLE

Out on Loan | 5 |
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
M Carlos Sรกnchez | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด | Fiorentina

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

CB Jores Okore | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ |

MATCH STATS

Possession F | 56%
Possession A | 44%
Shots F | 9
Shots A | 7
Shots on Target F | 4
Shots on Target A | 5
Corners F | 4
Corners A | 5
Fouls F | 6
Fouls A | 10

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

"Jores Okore turned into his own net to compound Villaโ€™s misery. The Denmark international diverted past Mark Bunn, after the keeper could only get his fingertips to Grayโ€™s low ball into the area."

*BBC Sport*
Wednesday, 10 August 2016

*Five-time winners Aston Villa were knocked out of the EFL Cup in the first round by League Two side Luton Town.*

Villa, without an away win since August 2015, took the lead at Kenilworth Road when Jordan Ayew scuffed home.

Jake Gray equalised with a neat finish and Cameron McGeehan capitalised on a fortuitous rebound to put Luton ahead against a side relegated from the Premier League last term.

Jores Okore turned into his own net to compound Villaโ€™s misery.

The Denmark international diverted past Mark Bunn, after the keeper could only get his fingertips to Grayโ€™s low ball into the area.

Villa, without a win in all competitions since February, had started the better when Ayew found the bottom corner after outmuscling the defence at a corner.

But after Grayโ€™s first goal for the Hatters made it 1-1, former Norwich midfielder McGeehan was left with a tap in when Grayโ€™s strike rebounded off Bunn and Jack Grealish into his path.

Villa striker Rudy Gestedeโ€™s effort was cleared off the line before McGeehanโ€™s strike, and Okoreโ€™s misfortune secured Nathan Jonesโ€™ side a deserved victory.
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*Birmingham Mail*
19 May 2020

Aston Villa rebel investigated for alleged match-fixing - report

One-time Aston Villa centre-back Jores Okore is being investigated amid concerns of alleged match-fixing in Denmark.

Danish newspaper Ekstra Bladet claim Okoreโ€™s late yellow card for Aalborg in the 1-0 victory over OB Odense back in October is being scrutinised.

The match took place on October 18, 2019 and, two minutes into added time, Okore appeared to stamp on opponent Oliver Lundโ€™s chest sparking a mass brawl.

The defender, who was at Villa between 2013-2016, was given a yellow card and, amid alleged unusual betting activity, the incident was investigated by North Jutland Police in Denmark.

Ekstra Bladet claim how several bookmakers licensed in Denmark registered large gaming activity on Okore to be booked in that particular match. Itโ€™s also alleged that in-game bets were abruptly suspended for Okore to be booked amid large sums being wagered on that very outcome.

In a press release, Aalborg - Okoreโ€™s current club - pointed out how the police were investigating the specific incident of an on-field fight that broke out between players following Okoreโ€™s stamp.

North Jutland Police, meanwhile, according to Ekstra Bladet , confirmed it was investigating match fixing during Aalborgโ€™s win over OB Odense on October 18, 2019.

The Danish media outlet has attempted to contact Okore and his representatives for comment. Aalborg have distanced themselves from the matter while police enquiries continue.

Okore, meanwhile, was signed for ยฃ4million under then-boss Paul Lambert back in 2013. He made a total of 47 appearances in three seasons, the last of which came in the shock 3-1 defeat away at Luton Town in the League Cup in August 2016.

The 27-year-old infamously refused to play for Villa again during their relegation year from the Premier League.

Stand-in manager Eric Black once said: โ€œAfter (Bournemouth at Villa Park), he said that he didnโ€™t want to be considered for any of the games going forwards.

โ€œI didnโ€™t have a choice apart from remove him. I donโ€™t want people who donโ€™t want to be at Aston Villa.โ€