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Game #5349

Aston Villa

Saturday, 13 August 2016

Won

11th (+8)

Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ

Championship

Rotherham United

Attendance: 33,286

Villa Park

Aston Villa

3-0

Rotherham United

Assist(s) | Aly Cissokho | 21โ€™ | Ross McCormack | 45โ€™+4 | Rudy Gestede | 84โ€™ |

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa win for the first time under Roberto Di Matteo as promoted Rotherham are beaten at Villa Park.

KEY MAN

Jack Grealish scores Villa's third to record their first win of the season after a Rudy Gestede brace, 13 August 2016

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 13 August 2016

๐ŸŸข | 1โ€™ Debut, James Chester
โšฝ | 21โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Rudy Gestede, Assist by Aly Cissokho
๐ŸŸจ | 27โ€™ Booking, Jordan Ayew
๐ŸŸจ | 36โ€™ Booking, Ross McCormack
๐ŸŸจ | 38โ€™ Booking, Rudy Gestede
โšฝ | 45โ€™+4 Goal, 2-0, Rudy Gestede, Assist by Ross McCormack
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 2-0 Rotherham United
๐Ÿ” | 74โ€™ Sub off, Jordan Ayew, Sub on, Adama Traorรฉ ๐Ÿ”ด
โšฝ | 84โ€™ Goal, 3-0, Jack Grealish, Assist by Rudy Gestede
๐ŸŸจ | 84โ€™ Booking, Jack Grealish
๐Ÿ” | 85โ€™ Sub off, Ross McCormack, Sub on, Gary Gardner
๐Ÿ” | 90โ€™ Sub off, Jack Grealish, Sub on, Andrรฉ Green
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 3-0 Rotherham United

ON THIS DAY

Villa secure their first second tier win since beating Bradford City 1-0 on Monday, 2 May 1988

Centre back James Chester made his debut for Villa aged 27 after joining from West Bromwich Albion for a fee of ยฃ8,370,000 earlier his month.

The stench of relegation lessened with the arrival of leader Chester as it did as winger Adama Traorรฉ made his final appearance for Villa aged 20 before moving on to Middlesbrough for a fee of ยฃ7,430,000 later this month. Traorรฉโ€™s made 1 start, 11 substitute appearances and scored once. Villa had paid Barcelona a scarcely believable ยฃ9,000,000 for Traorรฉโ€™s services a year earlier in August 2015. Villa wouldnโ€™t be the last club to spend big on this most ineffective and disruptive of players.

In other news, Ross McCormackโ€™s first three games following his ยฃ12,870,000 move had contributed no goals, one assist, two bookings and a half time hook.

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

Rotherham United

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

FIXTURE HISTORY

Rotherham United

Previous 5 vs. Rotherham: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season 2016-17
Matchday | #3 |
League Game | #2 |
Manager Game | #3 |
Saturday, 13 August 2016

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Roberto Di Matteo | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น | Schaffhausen, Switzerland, 2016
Referee: Keith Stroud | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Hampshire, 2004-2010
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 2-0
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 3-0
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฉ Won
Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Roberto Di Matteo | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 3 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 1 ๐ŸŸจ | 0 ๐ŸŸฅ 2 | 1.00

Villa Career Form:

Relegation

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Keith Stroud | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Hampshire, 2004-2010
Matches Officiated: 7
๐ŸŸฉ : 5
๐ŸŸจ : 0
๐ŸŸฅ : 2
๐Ÿ†˜ : 0
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฅ 28 Oct 15, Villa 1-2 Southampton (a)
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ
Assistants: Nicholas Greenhalgh, James Mainwaring

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Rotherham United

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

TEAM NEWS

Only Jack Grealish, Ross McCormack, Aaron Tshibola and Jordan Ayew survive from the controversial League Cup loss to Luton.

Unsurprisingly Jores Okore is nowhere to be seen.

New defensive signing James Chester makes his debut but the remnants of relegation remain with Ashley Westwood, Aly Cissokho and Rudy Gestede returning.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age: | 25.79 |
Oldest Player: F Ross McCormack | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | 30.01 |
Youngest Player: M Jack Grealish | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 20.94 |

MANAGER

Roberto Di Matteo | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น |

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Aston Villa

GK Pierluigi Gollini | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น |
LB Aly Cissokho | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
CB Tommy Elphick | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB James Chester | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸข |
M Aaron Tshibola | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Jack Grealish | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Ashley Westwood | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Leandro Bacuna | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ผ |
F Jordan Ayew | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ” |
F Ross McCormack | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ | ๐Ÿ” |
F Rudy Gestede | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฏ | โšฝ | ๐ŸŸจ | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |

MANAGER

Alan Stubbs | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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Rotherham United

GK Lee Camp | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |
LB Joe Mattock | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ” |
CB Richard Wood | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Stephen Kelly | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Dominic Ball | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Will Vaulks | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
M Anthony Forde | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Jon Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Richard Smallwood | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Jake Forster-Caskey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Danny Ward | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” W Adama Traorรฉ | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | ๐Ÿ”ด | for F Jordan Ayew | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ | 74โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” M Gary Gardner | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for F Ross McCormack | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | 85โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” W Andrรฉ Green | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for M Jack Grealish | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 90โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” | CF Jerry Yates | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for M Jake Forster-Caskey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 59โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | RB Darnell Fisher | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ | for LB Joe Mattock | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 71โ€™ |

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UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Mark Bunn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Micah Richards | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Alan Hutton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
LB Jordan Amavi | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Lewis Price | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
CB Kelvin Wilson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Tom Thorpe | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Mason Warren | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Scott Allen | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |

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SQUAD STATS

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1st XI Cost: ยฃ58.77m
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: 1/11
Subs Cost: ยฃ9.00m
Team Cost: ยฃ67.77m
Squad Cost: ยฃ81.72m
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: 3/18

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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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 James Chester | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | ยฃ8.37m |
CB Tommy Elphick | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ3.51m |
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 Jack Grealish | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |
M Gary Gardner | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |

W Adama Traorรฉ | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | ยฃ9.00m |
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

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1st XI Cost: ยฃ1.51m
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: ยฃ1.51m
Squad Cost: ยฃ1.51m
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: 2/18

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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GK Lee Camp | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | Free |
GK Lewis Price | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | Free |

LB Joe Mattock | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |
RB Stephen Kelly | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | Free |
RB Darnell Fisher | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |

CB Richard Wood | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |
CB Kelvin Wilson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |
CB Tom Thorpe | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |

M Jon Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ0.51m |
M Will Vaulks | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | ยฃ0.40m |
M Richard Smallwood | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ0.19m |
M Mason Warren | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |
M Dominic Ball | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |
M Anthony Forde | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | Free |
M Jake Forster-Caskey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Loan |
M Scott Allen | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | Loan |

CF Danny Ward | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ0.41m |
CF Jerry Yates | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |

UNAVAILABLE

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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

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Not Recorded

Player Positions:

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GK : Goalkeeper
CB, D, B : Centre Back, Defender, Back
FB, LB, RB, WH : Full Back, Left Back, Right Back, Wing Back, Wing Halfโ€จ

M, CH, LH, RH : Midfielder, Centre Half, Left Half, Right Half
W, OL, OR : Winger, Outside Left, Outside Right
F, IF, IL, IR : Forward, Inside Forward, Inside Left, Inside Right, Second Striker, False 9
CF : Centre Forward

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Match Symbols:

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

๐ŸŸจ | Booking

๐ŸŸฅ | Sending off

๐Ÿ†˜ | Poor refereeing performance
๐ŸŸข : Debut ๐Ÿ”ด : Final Game

DEBUT APPEARANCES

๐ŸŸข CB James Chester | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |

FINAL APPEARANCES

๐Ÿ”ด W Adama Traorรฉ | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | 2015-16 | ๐Ÿ•’ 12 | 1 (11) | โšฝ 1 | ๐Ÿ”ฅ 1 | ๐Ÿ‡บ 4 | #881 |

MATCH STATS

Possession F | 49%
Possession A | 51%
Shots F | 16
Shots A | 10
Shots on Target F | 7
Shots on Target A | 1
Corners F | 4
Corners A | 6
Fouls F | 17
Fouls A | 13

MATCH QUOTES

*Villa boss Roberto Di Matteo* โ€œI am not relieved, I am pleased because I could see some positive signs despite the fact we lost the first game. I could see we are improving and we will keep improving. Results like this will help. โ€œMany of our players havenโ€™t had that feeling for a long time, so to have that feeling is very important for the players and the fans. โ€œWe wanted to win our first home game and make Villa Park a difficult place for teams to come. It was important to have a team performance overall and it resulted in a good win. โ€œYou can do everything right on the training pitch but the best recipe for confidence is the result at the end of the week. One result will give us a lot of confidence, so this is the importance of this win.โ€

MATCH REPORT