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Game #5369

Sunday, 18 December 2016

Attendance: 16,285

Won

Championship

13th (-)

Queens Park Rangers

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ

Loftus Road

Villa bounce back from their second defeat in ten under Steve Bruce to secure a sixth win in eleven under the new boss.

Queens Park Rangers

0-1

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | Alan Hutton | 75โ€™ |

KEY MAN

Jonathan Kodjia celebrates his 75' winner and his seventh under Steve Bruce, Sunday, 18 December 2016.

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MATCH TIMELINE

๐Ÿ’ฅ | 31โ€™ Missed Penalty, Jonathan Kodjia
๐ŸŸจ | 43โ€™ Booking, Mile Jedinak
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Queens Park Rangers 0-0 Aston Villa
๐ŸŸจ | 63โ€™ Booking, James Chester
๐Ÿ” | 71โ€™ Sub off, Ross McCormack, Sub on, Gabriel Agbonlahor
โšฝ | 75โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Jonathan Kodjia, Assist by Alan Hutton
๐Ÿ” | 84โ€™ Sub off, Jonathan Kodjia, Sub on, Rudy Gestede
๐Ÿ” | 89โ€™ Sub off, Gary Gardner, Sub on, Ashley Westwood
๐ŸŸจ | 90โ€™ Booking, Mark Bunn
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Queens Park Rangers 0-1 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Steve Bruce's Villa bounce back from defeat to Norwich as Jonathan Kodjia makes it eight goals in eleven.

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

Queens Park Rangers

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
League Champions: โŒ
FA Cup Winners: โŒ
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 1966-67

FIXTURE HISTORY

Queens Park Rangers

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

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 2016-17โ€‹ |
Matchday | #23 |
League Game | #22 |
Manager Game | #11 |
Sunday, 18 December 2016

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Steve Bruce | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Northumberland, 2016-2018
Referee: Geoff Eltringham | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | County Durham, 2009-
Kick off: 12.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 0-0
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 1-0
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฉ Won
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Geoff Eltringham | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | County Durham, 2009-
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฉ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฉ 18 Dec 16, Villa 1-0 QPR (a)
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ
Assistants: John Flynn, Matt Foley

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Queens Park Rangers

๐ŸŸจ

Geoff Eltringham

TEAM NEWS

Mark Bunn replaces Pierluigi Gollini as Nathan Baker, Leandro Bacuna, Gary Gardner, Albert Adomah and Ross McCormack are recalled.

Jordan Ayew, Tommy Elphick, Gabriel Agbonlahor and Ashley Westwood are dropped.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age: | 28.12 |
Oldest Player: M Mile Jedinak | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ | 32.40 |
Youngest Player: LB Jordan Amavi | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | 22.79 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

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

Ian Holloway | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Aston Villa

GK Mark Bunn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
LB Jordan Amavi | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
RB Alan Hutton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
CB Nathan Baker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB James Chester | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Mile Jedinak | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Gary Gardner | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
W Albert Adomah | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ |
M Leandro Bacuna | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ผ |
CF Jonathan Kodjia | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ” |
F Ross McCormack | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |

Queens Park Rangers

GK Alex Smithies | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Jake Bidwell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Grant Hall | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Nedum Onuoha | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Joel Lynch | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
M James Perch | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Massimo Luongo | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ |
M Tjaronn Chery | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐Ÿ” |
W Paweล‚ Wszoล‚ek | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ | ๐Ÿ” |
W Yeni Nโ€™Gbakoto | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฉ | ๐ŸŸจ |
CF Conor Washington | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | ๐Ÿ” |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” CF Gabriel Agbonlahor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for CF Ross McCormack | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | 71โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” CF Rudy Gestede | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฏ | for CF Jonathan Kodjia | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ | 84โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” M Ashley Westwood | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for M Gary Gardner | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 89โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | CF Idrissa Sylla | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ณ | for CF Conor Washington | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | 46โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | W Olamide Sodipo | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | for W Paweล‚ Wszoล‚ek | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ | 62โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | CF Jamie Mackie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | for M Tjaronn Chery | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ท | 78โ€™ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Pierluigi Gollini | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น |
CB Tommy Elphick | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Jack Grealish | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
F Jordan Ayew | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Matt Ingram | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Sandro | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท |
M Ariel Borysiuk | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
CF Sebastian Polter | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช |

SQUAD STATS

1st XI Cost: ยฃ55.35m
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: ยฃ9.90m
Team Cost: ยฃ65.25m
Squad Cost: ยฃ84.06m
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: 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 |

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 Nathan Baker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |

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

W Albert Adomah | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ | ยฃ3.15m |

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

SQUAD STATS

1st XI Cost: ยฃ19.93m
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 : 7/11
Homegrown: 1/11
Subs Cost: ยฃ2.58m
Team Cost: ยฃ22.51m
Squad Cost: ยฃ32.96m
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: 2/18

MATCHDAY SQUAD

GK Alex Smithies | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ1.81m |
GK Matt Ingram | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ0.46m |

LB Jake Bidwell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ1.38m |

CB Nedum Onuoha | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ4.04m |
CB Joel Lynch | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | ยฃ1.25m |
CB Grant Hall | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |

M Sandro | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ6.46m |
M Massimo Luongo | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ | ยฃ3.68m |
M Tjaronn Chery | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ2.01m |
M Ariel Borysiuk | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ | ยฃ1.55m |
M James Perch | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ1.20m |

W Paweล‚ Wszoล‚ek | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ | ยฃ1.72m |
W Olamide Sodipo | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | Youth |
W Yeni Nโ€™Gbakoto | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฉ | Free |

CF Conor Washington | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | ยฃ2.84m |
CF Jamie Mackie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | Free |

CF Idrissa Sylla | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ณ | ยฃ2.58m |
CF Sebastian Polter | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช | ยฃ1.98m |

UNAVAILABLE

Injury | 1 |
CB Micah Richards | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Out on Loan | 8 |
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
F Harry McKirdy | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Stevenage

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 | 45%
Possession A | 55%
Shots F | 11
Shots A | 8
Shots on Target F | 4
Shots on Target A | 2
Corners F | 8
Corners A | 2
Fouls F | 10
Fouls A | 11

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

โ€œWeโ€™ve had the most outstanding chances, and I thought their goalkeeper was going to get man of the match.

โ€œThere was one save in particular down to his right hand side that was unbelievable, then he saved the penalty and youโ€™re thinking if itโ€™s going to be one of those days.

โ€œThankfully Kodjia has done what heโ€™s done best. The pleasing thing is that heโ€™s stuck at it, missing the penalty, and won us the match. Itโ€™s his eighth goal in 11 games.

โ€œWeโ€™ve still got a long way to catch up, weโ€™ve got to try and make an impression on the top six, thatโ€™s got to be our aim.โ€

Steve Bruce, Sunday, 18 December 2016.

*Sky Sports*
Sunday, 18 December 2016

Jonathan Kodjia missed a penalty but went on to score the winner in a 1-0 victory for Aston Villa, who heaped more misery on QPR at Loftus Road in the Sky Bet Championship on Sunday.

Villaโ€™s top scorer was denied from 12 yards by Alex Smithies on 31 minutes but redeemed himself with 17 minutes to go, powering home after a driving run.

This was the perfect response by Steve Bruceโ€™s side after he called his team โ€œpatheticโ€ in the 1-0 defeat at Norwich.

Meanwhile, QPR have now lost five games on the bounce, meaning Ian Holloway has taken just three points from his six matches in charge.

Bruce freshened up his side up from that Norwich defeat, making six changes.

Holloway made just one change from the defeat at home to Derby with Pavel Wszolek replacing the injured Jordan Cousins.

The Polish international was heavily involved in the major talking point of the first-half where he fouled Kodjia in the penalty area.

The striker won the ball back off the QPR man, who decided to have a pull at his shorts right in front of the referee.

Unfortunately for the 3,000 travelling Villa faithful, Kodjiaโ€™s penalty was read by Smithies, who sprung to his left and pushed the penalty to safety.

Kodjia could have had another penalty just minutes before that incident but the referee deemed Joel Lynchโ€™s tackle on him on fair one despite huge protests from the striker.

QPR, who have now scored just one goal in their last five games, rarely threatened and failed to test visiting goalkeeper Mark Bunn with any meaningful efforts.

It was Villa that looked the team with more cutting edge and Smithies made two quality low saves to deny Kodjia and Leandro Bacuna as the pressure grew on the QPR backline.

It finally caved in on 73 minutes and it was the best player on the pitch that grabbed the goal.

Kodjia showed great strength down the right flank to hold off Lynch before drilling in a low drive past Smithies at his near post - his eighth goal of the season.

Jamie Mackie, on his return from injury, gave QPR some much needed legs in the closing stages but apart from a chance he dragged wide from 15 yards they didnโ€™t have the belief to get back into the game.

This win moves Villa up to 13th, just six points off the play-offs, while QPR remain just three points outside the drop zone.