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Game #5360

Aston Villa

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Won

18th (+2)

Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ

Championship

Reading

Attendance: 20,331

Madejski Stadium

Reading

1-2

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | Albert Adomah | 38โ€™ |

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa win for the first time in eleven games as Steve Bruce starts his tenure with consecutive unbeaten matches.

KEY MAN

Jordan Ayew scores late to help Villa on the way to their first win in eleven, 18 October 2016

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MATCH TIMELINE

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

โšฝ | 38โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Jonathan Kodjia, Assist by Albert Adomah
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Reading 0-1 Aston Villa
๐Ÿ’ฅ | 54โ€™ Penalty save, Pierluigi Gollini
๐Ÿฅ… | 54โ€™ Goal, 1-1, (Reading), Yann Kermorgant
๐Ÿ” | 77โ€™ Sub off, Rudy Gestede, Sub on, Jordan Ayew
๐Ÿ” | 77โ€™ Sub off, Aly Cissokho ๐Ÿ”ด, Sub on, Jordan Amavi
๐ŸŸจ | 78โ€™ Booking, Alan Hutton
๐Ÿ” | 86โ€™ Sub off, Jonathan Kodjia, Sub on, Ross McCormack
โšฝ | 90โ€™ Goal, 2-1, Jordan Ayew (pen)
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Reading 1-2 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Villa win their second game of the season at the eleventh attempt as Steve Bruce secures his first win and Jonathan Kodjia makes it two in two with his third goal for the club.

In a surprise to nobody, Micah Richardsโ€™ first start in 6 months results in an injury and subsequent absence from the squad.

Another of the relegation mob bites the dust as left back Aly Cissokho made his final appearance for Villa aged 29 before moving on to Yeni Malatyaspor in August 2017 on a free transfer. Villa had signed Cissokho under Paul Lambert in August 2014 from Valencia CF for a fee of ยฃ2,250,000 and he made 58 appearances in his 3 seasons with the club.

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

Reading

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

Reading

Previous 5 vs. Reading: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 2016-17 |
Matchday | #14 |
League Game | #13 |
Manager Game | #2 |
Tuesday, 18 October 2016

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Steve Bruce | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Northumberland, 2016-2018
Referee: Andy Woolmer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Northamptonshire, 2004-2023
Kick off: 8.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 1-0
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 2-1
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฉ Won
Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Steve Bruce | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 2 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 1 ๐ŸŸจ | 1 ๐ŸŸฅ 0 | 2.00

Villa Career Form:

Top 4

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Andy Woolmer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Northamptonshire, 2004-2023
Matches Officiated: 1
๐ŸŸฉ : 1
๐ŸŸจ : 0
๐ŸŸฅ : 0
๐Ÿ†˜ : 0
Previous 5: None
Last Match: None
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ
Assistants: Adam Crysell, John Flynn

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ

Reading

๐ŸŸจ

TEAM NEWS

Steve Bruce brings in Nathan Baker, Leandro Bacuna (after suspension), Rudy Gestede, Alan Hutton and Gary Gardner as he tries to get a measure of the squad he inherited.

Out go Ross McCormack, Jack Grealish (suspension), Aaron Tshibola, Tommy Elphick (injury) and Micah Richards (injury).

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age: | 27.41 |
Oldest Player: M Mile Jedinak | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ | 32.23 |
Youngest Player: GK Pierluigi Gollini | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น | 21.60 |

MANAGER

Steve Bruce | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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Aston Villa

GK Pierluigi Gollini | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น |
RB Alan Hutton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
LB Aly Cissokho | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐Ÿ”ด | ๐Ÿ” |
CB Nathan Baker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB James Chester | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
M Mile Jedinak | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ |
M Gary Gardner | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Albert Adomah | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
M Leandro Bacuna | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ผ |
CF Jonathan Kodjia | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ” |
F Rudy Gestede | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฏ | ๐Ÿ” |

MANAGER

Jaap Stam | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |

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Reading

GK Ali Al Habsi | ๐Ÿ‡ด๐Ÿ‡ฒ |
LB Tyler Blackett | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Liam Moore | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ |
RB Chris Gunter | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
M Joey van den Berg | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
M George Evans | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
M John Swift | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Danny Williams | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
W Roy Beerens | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
W Garath McCleary | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ | ๐ŸŸจ |
CF Yann Kermorgant | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | โšฝ |

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SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” F Jordan Ayew | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ | for CF Rudy Gestede | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฏ | 77โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” LB Jordan Amavi | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | for LB Aly Cissokho | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | 77โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” CF Ross McCormack | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | for CF Jonathan Kodjia | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ | 86โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” | CF Danzell Gravenberch | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ท | for M George Evans | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Mark Bunn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Aaron Tshibola | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Ashley Westwood | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Andrรฉ Green | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Anssi Jaakkola | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ |
RB Tennai Watson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Jordan Obita | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Liam Kelly | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
W Callum Harriott | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Dominic Samuel | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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SQUAD STATS

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1st XI Cost: ยฃ46.98m
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 : 4/11
Homegrown: 2/11
Subs Cost: ยฃ33.57m
Team Cost: ยฃ80.55m
Squad Cost: ยฃ88.11m
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 : 9/18
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 Nathan Baker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |

M Aaron Tshibola | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ5.31m |
M Mile Jedinak | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ | ยฃ4.14m |
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 |

W Albert Adomah | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ | ยฃ3.15m |
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 |
CF Jonathan Kodjia | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ | ยฃ11.61m |
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: ยฃ8.24m
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 : 4/11
Homegrown: โญ•/11
Subs Cost: ยฃ0.07m
Team Cost: ยฃ8.31m
Squad Cost: ยฃ8.31m
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 : 8/18
Homegrown: 4/18

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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GK Ali Al Habsi | ๐Ÿ‡ด๐Ÿ‡ฒ | Free |
GK Anssi Jaakkola | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ | Free |

RB Chris Gunter | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | ยฃ2.57m |
LB Tyler Blackett | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ1.54m |
RB Tennai Watson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |
LB Jordan Obita | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |

CB Liam Moore | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ | ยฃ0.99m |

M Danny Williams | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | ยฃ1.72m |
M Liam Kelly | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | Youth |
M Joey van den Berg | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | Free |
M George Evans | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |
M John Swift | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |

W Roy Beerens | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | ยฃ0.86m |
W Garath McCleary | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ | Free |
W Callum Harriott | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |

CF Yann Kermorgant | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ0.56m |
CF Danzell Gravenberch | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ0.07m |
CF Dominic Samuel | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |

UNAVAILABLE

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Injury | 3 |
LB Ritchie De Laet | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช |
CB Micah Richards | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Tommy Elphick | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Suspension | 1 |
M Jack Grealish | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Out on Loan | 7 |
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
M Jordan Veretout | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | Saint-ร‰tienne
CB Kevin Toner | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | Walsall

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

FINAL APPEARANCES

๐Ÿ”ด LB Aly Cissokho | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | 2014-17 | ๐Ÿ•’ 58 | 56 (2) | โšฝ 0 | ๐Ÿ”ฅ 1 | ๐Ÿ‡บ 17 | #868 |

MATCH STATS

Possession F | 34%
Possession A | 66%
Shots F | 8
Shots A | 10
Shots on Target F | 4
Shots on Target A | 5
Corners F | 2
Corners A | 7
Fouls F | 12
Fouls A | 8

MATCH QUOTES

*Villa boss Steve Bruce* โ€œYou have to make a special mention of the supporters. Theyโ€™ve travelled down here in their thousands, theyโ€™ve got behind their team in the last 10 minutes and breathed life into the lads. โ€œThe players have had a tough time so youโ€™ve just got to try to restore a little bit of belief. We havenโ€™t done a lot but weโ€™ll get stuck into them over the next few weeks and months. โ€œIโ€™ve got to try to get a bit of belief back into the whole club. Theyโ€™ve had it tough but it shows you the magnitude of the club when they bring 4,000 fans to Reading on a Tuesday night.โ€

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