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Game #5371

Aston Villa

Drew

9th (+1)

Last 5: 🟩 🟥 🟩 🟩 🟨

Thursday, 29 December 2016

Championship

Leeds United

Villa Park

Attendance: 37,078

Aston Villa

1-1

Leeds United

Assist(s) | None

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa end 2016 in transformed form under Steve Bruce as they make it seven wins and three draws in thirteen Championship matches under the new boss.

KEY MAN

Jonathan Kodjia celebrates his late equaliser, Thursday, 29 December 2016.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Thursday, 29 December 2016

🕒 | HT Aston Villa 0-0 Leeds United
🔁 | 49’ Sub off, Jack Grealish, Sub on, Ross McCormack
🥅 | 54’ Goal, 0-1, (Leeds United), Pontus Jansson
🔁 | 78’ Sub off, Mile Jedinak, Sub on, Rudy Gestede 🔴
🔁 | 78’ Sub off, Jordan Ayew, Sub on, Albert Adomah
🟨 | 86’ Booking, Rudy Gestede
⚽ | 86’ Goal, 1-1, Jonathan Kodjia (pen)
🟨 | 87’ Booking, Leandro Bacuna
🟨 | 90’ Booking, James Chester
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 1-1 Leeds United

ON THIS DAY

Steve Bruce's Villa end the year unbeaten in three as a late Jonathan Kodjia penalty secures a point against 4th placed Leeds, as a result Villa climb to 9th and Bruce's first thirteen games had generally proven a significant improvement over Di Matteo's twelve match reign.

Meanwhile, forwards Jordan Ayew and Rudy Gestede made their final appearances aged 25 and 28 respectively.

Ayew left for Swansea in a swap deal that brought left back Neil Taylor to the club as well as £5,310,000.

Villa had signed Ayew from FC Lorient in July 2015 for a fee of £10,800,000 and he went on to make 58 appearances and scored 10 goals.

Gestede moved on to Middlesbrough for £6,390,000 having made 55 appearances, 29 as a substitute, in his two seasons with Villa and had scored 10 goals.

Villa had signed Gestede for £7,650,000 from Blackburn Rovers in July 2015.

Aston Villa

European Cup / Champions League: 🏆
League Champions: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 🏆🏆
FA Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 🏆🏆
League Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆
Last Trophy: 1995-96

Leeds United

European Cup / Champions League: ❌
League Champions: 🏆🏆🏆
FA Cup Winners: 🏆
League Cup Winners: 🏆
Last Trophy: 1991–92

FIXTURE HISTORY

Leeds United

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Season | 2016-17​ |
Matchday | #25 |
League Game | #24 |
Manager Game | #13 |
Thursday, 29 December 2016

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Steve Bruce | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Northumberland, 2016-2018
Referee: Roger East | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Wiltshire, 2006-2019
Kick off: 7.45pm
HT Score: 🟨 0-0
FT Score: 🟨 1-1
FT Result: 🟨 Drew
Last 5: 🟩 🟥 🟩 🟩 🟨

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Steve Bruce | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

🕒 13 | 🟩 | 7 🟨 | 4 🟥 2 | 1.92

Villa Career Form:

Top 4

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Roger East | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Wiltshire, 2006-2019
Matches Officiated: 10
🟩 : 1
🟨 : 4
🟥 : 5
🆘 : 2
Previous 5: 🟥 🟥 🟨 🟥 🟩
Last Match: 🟩 5 Nov 16, Villa 2-1 Blackburn (h)
Cards: 🟨 🟨 🟨 🟨 🟨 🟨
Assistants: Andy Garratt, Sian Massey-Ellis

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

🟨 🟨 🟨

Leeds United

🟨 🟨 🟨

TEAM NEWS

Jack Grealish, Jordan Ayew and Ashley Westwood replace Gary Gardner, Albert Adomah and Ross McCormack.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age: | 27.19 |
Oldest Player: M Mile Jedinak | 🇦🇺 | 32.43 |
Youngest Player: M Jack Grealish | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 21.32 |

MANAGER

Steve Bruce | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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Aston Villa

GK Mark Bunn | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
LB Jordan Amavi | 🇫🇷 |
CB Nathan Baker | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB James Chester | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 | 🟨 |
RB Alan Hutton | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Mile Jedinak | 🇦🇺 | 🔁 |
M Ashley Westwood | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Jack Grealish | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔁 |
M Leandro Bacuna | 🇨🇼 | 🟨 |
CF Jonathan Kodjia | 🇨🇮 | ⚽ |
F Jordan Ayew | 🇬🇭 | 🔴 | 🔁 |

MANAGER

Garry Monk | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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Leeds United

GK Robert Green | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Pontus Jansson | 🇸🇪 | ⚽ | 🟨 |
CB Liam Cooper | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | 🟨 |
RB Stuart Dallas | 🇬🇧 | 🔁 |
RB Luke Ayling | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Gaetano Beradi | 🇨🇭 |
M Kalvin Phillips | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Liam Bridcutt | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | 🟨 | 🔁 |
W Hadi Sacko | 🇲🇱 |
CF Kemar Roofe | 🇯🇲 | 🔁 |
CF Souleymane Doukara | 🇲🇷 |

SUBSTITUTES

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🔁 CF Ross McCormack | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | for M Jack Grealish | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 49’ |
🔁 CF Rudy Gestede | 🇧🇯 | 🟨 | 🔴 | for M Mile Jedinak | 🇦🇺 | 78’ |
🔁 W Albert Adomah | 🇬🇭 | for CF Jordan Ayew | 🇬🇭 | 78’ |

SUBSTITUTES

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🔁 | M Pablo Hernández | 🇪🇸 | for RB Stuart Dallas | 🇬🇧 | 57’ |
🔁 | CF Chris Wood | 🇳🇿 | for CF Kemar Roofe | 🇯🇲 | 69’ |
🔁 | M Ronaldo Viera | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | for M Liam Bridcutt | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | 83’ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Pierluigi Gollini | 🇮🇹 |
CB Tommy Elphick | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Gary Gardner | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Gabriel Agbonlahor | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Marco Silvestri | 🇮🇹 |
LB Tyler Denton | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Alex Mowatt | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Marcus Antonsson | 🇸🇪 |

SQUAD STATS

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1st XI Cost: £52.38m
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 6/11
Homegrown: 2/11
Subs Cost: £23.67m
Team Cost: £76.05m
Squad Cost: £84.06m
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 10/18
Homegrown: 4/18

SQUAD STATS

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1st XI Cost: £13.73m
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 6/11
Homegrown: 1/11
Subs Cost: £3.10m
Team Cost: £16.83m
Squad Cost: £19.33m
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 9/18
Homegrown: 3/18

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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GK Pierluigi Gollini | 🇮🇹 | £4.50m |
GK Mark Bunn | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Free |

LB Jordan Amavi | 🇫🇷 | £9.90m |
RB Alan Hutton | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | £4.05m |

CB James Chester | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 | £8.37m |
CB Tommy Elphick | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | £3.51m |
CB Nathan Baker | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Youth |

M Mile Jedinak | 🇦🇺 | £4.14m |
M Ashley Westwood | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | £2.25m |
M Leandro Bacuna | 🇨🇼 | £1.26m |
M Jack Grealish | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Youth |
M Gary Gardner | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Youth |

W Albert Adomah | 🇬🇭 | £3.15m |

F Ross McCormack | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | £12.87m |
CF Jonathan Kodjia | 🇨🇮 | £11.61m |
F Jordan Ayew | 🇬🇭 | £10.80m |
CF Rudy Gestede | 🇧🇯 | £7.65m |
F Gabriel Agbonlahor | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Youth |

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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GK Marco Silvestri | 🇮🇹 | £0.43m |
GK Robert Green | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Free |

RB Stuart Dallas | 🇬🇧 | £1.71m |
RB Luke Ayling | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | £0.78m |
RB Gaetano Beradi | 🇨🇭 | £0.08m |
LB Tyler Denton | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Youth |

CB Pontus Jansson | 🇸🇪 | £3.43m |
CB Liam Cooper | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | £0.64m |

M Liam Bridcutt | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | £1.00m |
M Kalvin Phillips | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Youth |
M Ronaldo Viera | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Youth |
M Pablo Hernández | 🇪🇸 | Free |
M Alex Mowatt | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Youth |

W Hadi Sacko | 🇲🇱 | £1.46m |

CF Kemar Roofe | 🇯🇲 | £3.00m |
CF Souleymane Doukara | 🇲🇷 | £1.63m |

CF Chris Wood | 🇳🇿 | £3.10m |
CF Marcus Antonsson | 🇸🇪 | £2.07m |

UNAVAILABLE

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Injury | 1 |
CB Micah Richards | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

Out on Loan | 8 |
LB Riccardo Calder | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Doncaster
W Carles Gil | 🇪🇸 | Deportivo
CB Easah Suliman | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Cheltenham
RB Niall Mason | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Doncaster
M Carlos Sánchez | 🇨🇴 | Fiorentina
M Jordan Veretout | 🇫🇷 | Saint-Étienne
CB Kevin Toner | 🇮🇪 | Walsall
F Harry McKirdy | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Stevenage

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 Half


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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⚽ | Goal
🔥 | Assist
🔁 | Substitution

🟨 | Booking

🟥 | Sending off

🆘 | Poor refereeing performance
🟢 : Debut 🔴 : Final Game

DEBUT APPEARANCES

FINAL APPEARANCES

🔴 CF Rudy Gestede | 🇧🇯 | 2015-16 | 🕒 55 | 26 (29) | ⚽ 10 | 🔥 3 | 🇺 6 | #880 |
🔴 F Jordan Ayew | 🇬🇭 | 2015-17 | 🕒 58 | 48 (10) | ⚽ 10 | 🔥 5 | 🇺 7 | #878 |

MATCH STATS

Possession F | 50%
Possession A | 50%
Shots F | 9
Shots A | 4
Shots on Target F | 6
Shots on Target A | 0
Corners F | 4
Corners A | 7
Fouls F | 15
Fouls A | 14

MATCH QUOTES

“It’s the best Leeds team I’ve seen in a good few years. “They’re confident, playing well and you can see that in abundance. But we stuck at it and got a point out of the game. “We might have nicked it and I think that might have been a bit unfair. “We’re still unbeaten at home but we’ve got a lot of work to do, I’m under no illusions about that. We’re still a long way away from where we need to be.” Steve Bruce, Thursday, 29 December 2016.

MATCH REPORT

*Sky Sports*
Thursday, 29 December 2016

Jonathan Kodjia’s late penalty nicked a point for Aston Villa as they drew 1-1 with Leeds in the Sky Bet Championship on Thursday night. Liam Cooper’s rash handball allowed Kodjia to slot home from the spot in the 86th minute at Villa Park, cancelling out Pontus Jansson’s headed opener for Leeds earlier in the second half. Garry Monk’s side would have risen to third in the table if they had managed to hold on for victory, but instead end the day a place lower in fourth. Villa, meanwhile, climb to ninth, five points off the play-off places. Villa were nearly gifted the opener after less than two minutes as Kalvin Phillips played a dangerous back pass right into the path of Kodjia in the Leeds area. Luckily for Phillips, though, his team-mate Jansson got across to deny the striker before he could get a shot away. In terms of chances, though, that was pretty much as good as it got in the first half, with both sides defending resiliently and keeping opportunities for the opposition to a minimum. The second half, however, was a far more entertaining affair almost from the off, and after 54 minutes Leeds had the lead. It was defender Jansson who got the goal, as Villa goalkeeper Mark Bunn failed to stop his header from a Stuart Dallas corner squirming over the line. Falling behind rattled Villa, and it could have been even worse just a couple of minutes later as Jansson, once again at a corner, was afforded far too much space to take a touch just inside the area and rattle the crossbar with a fierce volley. Leeds looked like they were going to hold on until Cooper’s daft handball in the final few minutes, the defender jumping with his arm aloft as he challenged Villa sub Rudy Gestede in the air, leaving referee Roger East with no option but to award the penalty before Kodjia did the damage from the spot. That was not to be the end of the action as both sides had great chances to win it in the closing stages. First Hadi Sacko nearly capitalised on a Jordan Amavi mistake, getting in behind before rattling the Villa crossbar. The home side then went up the other end and saw Kodjia force a fine save out of Rob Green from close range, the last real opportunity of the game as the spoils were shared.

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