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Game #5377

Aston Villa

Lost

14th (-)

Saturday, 4 February 2017

Last 5: 🟥 🟥 🟨 🟥 🟥

Championship

Nottingham Forest

City Ground

Attendance: 19,866

Nottingham Forest

2-1

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | Jack Grealish | 19’ |

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa suffer ill-luck as they are beaten at the last at the City Ground despite a much improved showing to leave them with four defeats in five winless Championship games under Steve Bruce in 2017 having delivered seven wins and three draws in his first thirteen matches to the end of 2016.

KEY MAN

Scott Hogan pressures on debut but to no avail as fates conspire to leave Villa without a win in five and four defeats, Saturday, 4 February 2017,

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 4 February 2017

🟢 | 1’ Debut, James Bree, Scott Hogan
⚽ | 19’ Goal, 1-0, Jonathan Kodjia, Assist by Jack Grealish
🟨 | 32’ Booking, Jack Grealish
🥅 | 42’ Goal, 1-1, (Nottingham Forest), Britt Assombalonga
🟨 | 45’ Booking, Scott Hogan
🕒 | HT Nottingham Forest 1-1 Aston Villa
🟨 | 78’ Booking, Jack Grealish
🟥 | 78’ Sending off, Jack Grealish
🔁 | 82’ Sub off, Jonathan Kodjia, Sub on, Leandro Bacuna
🔁 | 84’ Sub off, Scott Hogan, Sub on, Albert Adomah
🔁 | 85’ Sub off, Henri Lansbury, Sub on, André Green
🥅 | 90’+3 Goal, 1-2, (Nottingham Forest), Ben Brereton
🕒 | FT Nottingham Forest 2-1 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Steve Bruce’s Villa lose for the fifth time in six games in 2017 in their worst run of the season - a run that has painful echoes of 2015-16. The difference however is that there is clear quality in this side that just needs unlocking. The squad itself gets bigger as forward Scott Hogan, 24, and right back James Bree, 19, make their debuts after joining in January 2017 from Brentford for £9,450,000 and Barnsley for £3,150,000 respectively.

Aston Villa

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

Nottingham Forest

European Cup / Champions League: 🏆🏆
League Champions: 🏆
FA Cup Winners: 🏆🏆
League Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆🏆
Last Trophy: 1989-90

FIXTURE HISTORY

Nottingham Forest

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FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 2016-17 |
Matchday | #31 |
League Game | #29 |
Manager Game | #19 |
Saturday, 4 February 2017

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Steve Bruce | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Northumberland, 2016-2018
Referee: Paul Tierney | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Wigan, 2009-
Kick off: 5.30pm
HT Score: 🟨 1-1
FT Score: 🟥 1-2
FT Result: 🟥 Lost
Last 5: 🟥 🟥 🟨 🟥 🟥

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Steve Bruce | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

🕒 19 | 🟩 | 7 🟨 | 5 🟥 7 | 1.37

Villa Career Form:

Mid Table

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Paul Tierney | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Wigan, 2009-
Matches Officiated: 2
🟩 : 0
🟨 : 1
🟥 : 1
🆘 : 0
Previous 5: 🟨
Last Match: 🟨 20 Aug 16, Villa 0-0 Derby (a)
Cards: 🟥 🟨 🟨 🟨
Assistants: Edward Smart, Andy Halliday

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

🟥 🟨 🟨

Nottingham Forest

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TEAM NEWS

Tommy Elphick, Scott Hogan (debut), James Bree (debut) and Jack Grealish replace Albert Adomah, André Green, Alan Hutton and Jordan Amavi.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age: | 25.54 |
Oldest Player: CB Tommy Elphick | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 29.43 |
Youngest Player: RB James Bree | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 19.16 |

MANAGER

Steve Bruce | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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Aston Villa

GK Sam Johnstone | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB James Bree | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🟢 |
CB Tommy Elphick | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Nathan Baker | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB James Chester | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
M Henri Lansbury | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔁 |
M Jack Grealish | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔥 | 🟨 | 🟨 | 🟥 |
M Birkir Bjarnason | 🇮🇸 |
M Conor Hourihane | 🇮🇪 |
CF Jonathan Kodjia | 🇨🇮 | ⚽ | 🔁 |
F Scott Hogan | 🇮🇪 | 🟢 | 🔁 |

MANAGER

Gary Brazil | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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Nottingham Forest

GK Stephen Henderson | 🇮🇪 |
LB Dani Pinillos | 🇪🇸 |
LB Danny Fox | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
CB Michael Mancienne | 🇸🇨 |
RB Matty Cash | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🟨 | 🔁 |
RB Eric Lichaj (ex) | 🇺🇸 |
M Ben Osborn | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M David Vaughan | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
W Jamie Ward (ex) | 🇬🇧 | 🔁 |
CF Britt Assombalonga | 🇨🇩 | ⚽ |
F Zach Clough | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔁 |

SUBSTITUTES

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🔁 M Leandro Bacuna | 🇨🇼 | for CF Jonathan Kodjia | 🇨🇮 | 82’ |
🔁 W Albert Adomah | 🇬🇭 | for F Scott Hogan | 🇮🇪 | 84’ |
🔁 W André Green | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | for M Henri Lansbury | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 85’ |

SUBSTITUTES

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🔁 | CF Ben Brereton | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ | for RB Matty Cash | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 70’ |
🔁 | CB Thomas Lam | 🇫🇮 | for W Jamie Ward (ex) | 🇬🇧 | 77’ |
🔁 | W Mustapha Carayol | 🇬🇲 | for F Zach Clough | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 87’ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Mark Bunn | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
LB Jordan Amavi | 🇫🇷 |
RB Alan Hutton | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Gary Gardner | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Vladimir Stojkovic | 🇷🇸 |
CB Joe Worrall | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Pajtim Kasami | 🇨🇭 |
CF Tolis Vellios | 🇬🇷 |

SQUAD STATS

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1st XI Cost: £44.10m
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 7/11
Homegrown: 2/11
Subs Cost: £4.41m
Team Cost: £48.51m
Squad Cost: £62.46m
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 11/18
Homegrown: 4/18

SQUAD STATS

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1st XI Cost: £9.14m
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 7/11
Homegrown: 1/11
Subs Cost: £0.00m
Team Cost: £9.14m
Squad Cost: £10.17m
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 9/18
Homegrown: 2/18

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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GK Mark Bunn | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Free |
GK Sam Johnstone | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Loan |

LB Jordan Amavi | 🇫🇷 | £9.90m |
RB Alan Hutton | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | £4.05m |
RB James Bree | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | £3.15m |

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

M Conor Hourihane | 🇮🇪 | £3.15m |
M Henri Lansbury | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | £3.06m |
M Birkir Bjarnason | 🇮🇸 | £1.80m |
M Leandro Bacuna | 🇨🇼 | £1.26m |
M Jack Grealish | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Youth |
M Gary Gardner | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Youth |

W Albert Adomah | 🇬🇭 | £3.15m |
W André Green | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Youth |

CF Jonathan Kodjia | 🇨🇮 | £11.61m |
F Scott Hogan | 🇮🇪 | £9.45m |

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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GK Stephen Henderson (ex) | 🇮🇪 | Free |
GK Vladimir Stojkovic | 🇷🇸 | Free |

LB Dani Pinillos | 🇪🇸 | Free |
LB Danny Fox | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | Free |
RB Matty Cash | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Free |
RB Eric Lichaj (ex) | 🇺🇸 | Free |

CB Michael Mancienne | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | £0.69m |
CB Joe Worrall | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Youth |
CB Thomas Lam | 🇫🇮 | Free |

M Ben Osborn | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Youth |
M David Vaughan | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 | Free |
M Pajtim Kasami | 🇨🇭 | Loan |

W Jamie Ward (ex) | 🇬🇧 | Free |
W Mustapha Carayol | 🇬🇲 | Free |

CF Britt Assombalonga | 🇨🇩 | £5.94m |
F Zach Clough | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | £2.51m |
CF Tolis Vellios | 🇬🇷 | £1.03m |
CF Ben Brereton | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Free |

UNAVAILABLE

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Out on Loan | 9 |
W Carles Gil | 🇪🇸 | Deportivo
RB Niall Mason | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Doncaster
M Carlos Sánchez | 🇨🇴 | Fiorentina
M Jordan Veretout | 🇫🇷 | Saint-Étienne
GK Pierluigi Gollini | 🇮🇹 | Atalanta
RB Aly Cissokho | 🇫🇷 | Olympiacos
M Aaron Tshibola | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Forest
CB Kevin Toner | 🇮🇪 | Bradford
CF Ross McCormack | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | Forest

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

🟢 RB James Bree | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
🟢 F Scott Hogan | 🇮🇪 |

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Possession F | 29%
Possession A | 71%
Shots F | 11
Shots A | 17
Shots on Target F | 8
Shots on Target A | 6
Corners F | 6
Corners A | 6
Fouls F | 15
Fouls A | 13

MATCH QUOTES

”I am distraught for everyone. The players have to stick at it. It is tough at the moment, but this is where you earn your money. “We have to roll up our sleeves and keep working on the training ground. We were much better in this game than against Brentford and we have brought new players into the squad now. “We will turn this around and see if we can put some back-to-back wins together, which will take us to where we want to be.” Steve Bruce, Saturday, 4 February 2017.

MATCH REPORT

*BBC Sport*
Saturday, 4 February 2017

*Teenage striker Ben Brereton’s late goal earned Nottingham Forest a hard-fought win over 10-man Aston Villa.* Villa took the lead when Jonathan Kodjia curled a first-time shot into the corner from the edge of the box. But Jamie Ward’s shot was spilled by keeper Sam Johnstone, allowing Britt Assombalonga to tap in the equaliser. Jack Grealish was sent off for a second yellow card, before 17-year-old Brereton fired in from Assombalonga’s header down to win it for Forest. Grealish’s dismissal changed the momentum of a second half which Villa had controlled, with Forest keeper Stephen Henderson saving Scott Hogan’s low shot before reacting brilliantly to deny Tommy Elphick’s flicked shot from a Conor Hourihane free-kick. The 21-year-old’s second yellow card came for a mistimed challenge on Eric Lichaj, having already been booked in the first half for petulantly kicking the ball away. Hogan was making his first appearance for Steve Bruce’s side since signing from Brentford in a £12m deal, but he was overshadowed by Brereton’s late contribution, who made his senior debut against Rotherham four days earlier. His goal adds to a poor run of results for Villa away from home, as they have won only two games on their travels this season. The result lifts Forest up to 15th in the table after a third win in four games under interim manager Gary Brazil, with their opponents one place above them in 14th.

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