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Game #5376

Aston Villa

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Lost

14th (-1)

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ

Championship

Brentford

Attendance: 10,016

Griffin Park

Brentford

3-0

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | None

MATCH SUMMARY

Despite the result the signs are there that a good team lurks within but the outstanding footballing side of Dean Smith exposes a newly assembled Villa side to leave Steve Bruce without a win in four Championship games in 2017 and three losses.

KEY MAN

A patched up Henri Lansbury tries to spark Villa as Jota looks on but Villa fall to a third defeat in four winless Championship games under Steve Bruce, Tuesday, 31 January 2017.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

๐ŸŸข | 1โ€™ Debut, Birkir Bjarnason, Conor Hourihane
๐Ÿฅ… | 25โ€™ Goal, 0-1, (Brentford), Lasse Vibe
๐Ÿฅ… | 38โ€™ Goal, 0-1, (Brentford), Nico Yennaris
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Brentford 2-0 Aston Villa
๐Ÿฅ… | 65โ€™ Goal, 0-3, (Brentford), Lasse Vibe
๐ŸŸจ | 74 Booking, Conor Hourihane
๐Ÿ” | 75โ€™ Sub off, Birkir Bjarnason, Sub on, Leandro Bacuna
๐Ÿ” | 76โ€™ Sub off, Henri Lansbury, Sub on, Jack Grealish
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Brentford 3-0 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Steve Bruceโ€™s Villa lose for the fourth time in five games in 2017 despite fielding what was arguably their strongest team in years.

Sadly a much changed line up didnโ€™t immediately gel and Villa fell to defeat against an impressive and slick Brentford managed by Villa fan and future Villa boss Dean Smith.

Regardless the team was packed with quality and potential.

The excellent young โ€˜keeper Johnstone, the committed and talented left back Amavi, the dependable cult hero Hutton, the rejuvenated Baker, the leader Chester, the talented midfield trio of Lansbury, Bjarnason and Hourihane, the goal threat of Adomah and Kodjia and the exciting winger Green.

Given time this team could prove competitive at this level, the only real question was how long that would take and whether Villa could hold on to the core if it took too long.

Midfielder Conor Hourihane made his Villa debut aged 26 after joining from Barnsley for ยฃ3,150,000 earlier this month.

Midfielder Birkir Bjarnason made his Villa debut aged 28 after joining from FC Basel 1893 for ยฃ1,800,000 earlier this month.

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

Brentford

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

Brentford

Previous 5 vs. Brentford: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 2016-17 |
Matchday | #30 |
League Game | #28 |
Manager Game | #18 |
Tuesday, 31 January 2017

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Steve Bruce | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Northumberland, 2016-2018
Referee:ย David Coote | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Nottinghamshire, 2010-
Kick off: 7.45pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 0-2
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 0-3
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฅ Lost
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ

MANAGERIAL RECORD

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

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 18 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 7 ๐ŸŸจ | 5 ๐ŸŸฅ 6 | 1.44

Villa Career Form:

Top 8

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee:ย David Coote | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Nottinghamshire, 2010-
Matches Officiated: 3
๐ŸŸฉ : 0
๐ŸŸจ : 1
๐ŸŸฅ : 2
๐Ÿ†˜ : 0
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸจ 15 Oct 16, Villa 1-1 Wolves (h)
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ
Assistants: Mark Russell, Geoff Russell

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ

Brentford

๐ŸŸจ

TEAM NEWS

Conor Hourihane (debut), Birkir Bjarnason (debut), and Jonathan Kodjia replace Gabriel Agbonlahor, Ashley Westwood and Jack Grealish.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age: | 26.26 |
Oldest Player: RB Alan Hutton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | 32.19 |
Youngest Player: W Andrรฉ Green | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 18.53 |

MANAGER

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

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Aston Villa

GK Sam Johnstone | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Jordan Amavi | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
RB Alan Hutton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
CB Nathan Baker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB James Chester | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
M Henri Lansbury | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Birkir Bjarnason | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธ | ๐ŸŸข | ๐Ÿ” |
M Conor Hourihane | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐ŸŸข | ๐ŸŸจ |
W Andrรฉ Green | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Albert Adomah | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ |
CF Jonathan Kodjia | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ |

MANAGER

Dean Smith | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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Brentford

GK Daniel Bentley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Tom Field | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CB Andreas Bjelland | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ |
CB Harlee Dean | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Maxime Colin | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
M Nico Yennaris | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ | โšฝ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Josh McEachran | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Ryan Woods | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Jota Peleteiro | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
W Florian Jozefzoon | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Lasse Vibe | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ | โšฝ | โšฝ |

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SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” M Leandro Bacuna | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ผ | for M Birkir Bjarnason | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธ | 75โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” M Jack Grealish | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for M Henri Lansbury | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 76โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” | RB Josh Clarke | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for W Florian Jozefzoon | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ท | 71โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | M Konstantin Kerschbaumer | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น | for M Nico Yennaris | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ | 76โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | M Alan McCormack | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | for M Josh McEachran | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 88โ€™ |

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UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Mark Bunn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Tommy Elphick | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB James Bree | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Gary Gardner | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Keinan Davis | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Jack Bonham | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CB Yoann Barbet | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
M Romaine Sawyers | ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ณ |
CF Philipp Hofmann | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช |

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SQUAD STATS

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1st XI Cost: ยฃ45.09m
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: ยฃ1.26m
Team Cost: ยฃ46.35m
Squad Cost: ยฃ53.01m
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 : 12/18
Homegrown: 4/18

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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GK Mark Bunn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |
GK Sam Johnstone | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Loan |

LB Jordan Amavi | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ9.90m |
RB Alan Hutton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ยฃ4.05m |
RB James Bree | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ3.15m |

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 Conor Hourihane | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ยฃ3.15m |
M Henri Lansbury | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ3.06m |
M Birkir Bjarnason | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธ | ยฃ1.80m |
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 Albert Adomah | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ | ยฃ3.15m |
W Andrรฉ Green | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |

CF Jonathan Kodjia | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ | ยฃ11.61m |
CF Keinan Davis | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |

SQUAD STATS

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1st XI Cost: ยฃ8.39m
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: 1/11
Subs Cost: ยฃ0.00m
Team Cost: ยฃ8.39m
Squad Cost: ยฃ10.71m
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 : 5/18
Homegrown: 2/18

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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GK Daniel Bentley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |
GK Jack Bonham | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | Free |

RB Maxime Colin | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ1.29m |
LB Tom Field | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | Youth |
RB Josh Clarke | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |

CB Andreas Bjelland | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ | ยฃ2.16m |
CB Yoann Barbet | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ0.60m |
CB Harlee Dean | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |

M Ryan Woods | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ1.16m |
M Josh McEachran | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ0.89m |
M Nico Yennaris | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ | ยฃ0.09m |
M Konstantin Kerschbaumer | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น | Free |
M Alan McCormack | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | Free |
M Romaine Sawyers | ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ณ | Free |

W Jota Peleteiro | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | ยฃ1.29m |
W Florian Jozefzoon | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ0.39m |

CF Philipp Hofmann | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช | ยฃ1.72m |
CF Lasse Vibe | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ | ยฃ1.12m |

UNAVAILABLE

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Out on Loan | 9 |
W Carles Gil | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | Deportivo
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
GK Pierluigi Gollini | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น | Atalanta
RB Aly Cissokho | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | Olympiacos
M Aaron Tshibola | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Forest
CB Kevin Toner | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | Bradford
CF Ross McCormack | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | Forest

UNAVAILABLE

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Not Recorded

Player Positions:

โ€‹

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 M Birkir Bjarnason | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
๐ŸŸข M Conor Hourihane | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Possession F | 38%
Possession A | 62%
Shots F | 6
Shots A | 7
Shots on Target F | 2
Shots on Target A | 2
Corners F | 5
Corners A | 8
Fouls F | 13
Fouls A | 8

MATCH QUOTES

โ€œThat was the worst so far here and arguably my worst game in years. As soon as they scored we collapsed, and that is unacceptable. โ€œWe started brightly enough and had chances. Then we had to be better for the next 60 minutes but we were poor all over the pitch both offensively and defensively against a very good Brentford side.โ€ Steve Bruce, Tuesday, 31 January 2017.

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