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Game #5381

Aston Villa

Saturday, 25 February 2017

Won

17th (-)

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ

Championship

Attendance: 30,935

Derby County

Villa Park

Villa win for the first time in 2017 and their first Championship match since Boxing Day having lost seven of their previous eight under Steve Bruce.

Aston Villa

1-0

Derby County

Assist(s) | Jonathan Kodjia | 25โ€™ |

KEY MAN

All smiles and relief as Villa celebrate James Chester's 25' goal that secures a first win in 2017 and first in eleven under Steve Bruce, Saturday, 25 February 2017.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 25 February 2017

โšฝ | 25โ€™ Goal, 1-0, James Chester, Assist by Jonathan Kodjia
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 1-0 Derby County
๐Ÿ” | 72โ€™ Sub off, Albert Adomah, Sub on, Jordan Amavi
๐Ÿ” | 74โ€™ Sub off, Andrรฉ Green, Sub on, Birkir Bjarnason
๐ŸŸจ | 70โ€™ Booking, Neil Taylor
๐Ÿ” | 88โ€™ Sub off, Jonathan Kodjia, Sub on, Gary Gardner
๐ŸŸฅ | 90โ€™+4 Sending off, Leandro Bacuna
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 1-0 Derby County

ON THIS DAY

Steve Bruce's Villa win for the first time in 2017 and for the first time in nine games.

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

Derby County

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: โŒ
Last Trophy: 1974-75

FIXTURE HISTORY

Derby County

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

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 2016-17 |
Matchday | #35 |
League Game | #33 |
Manager Game | #23 |
Saturday, 25 February 2017

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Steve Bruce | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Northumberland, 2016-2018
Referee:ย Andy Madley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Huddersfield, 2011-
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 1-0
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 1-0
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฉ Won
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ

MANAGERIAL RECORD

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

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 23 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 8 ๐ŸŸจ | 5 ๐ŸŸฅ 10 | 1.26

Career Form:

Mid Table

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

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee:ย Andy Madley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Huddersfield, 2011-
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸจ 21 Jan 17, Villa 2-2 Preston (h)
Cards: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ
Assistants: Mark Dwyer, Mark Russell

Andy Madley

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ

Derby County

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

TEAM NEWS

Albert Adomah, Nathan Baker, Leandro Bacuna and Andrรฉ Green replace Scott Hogan (injury), Conor Hourihane, Birkir Bjarnason and Tommy Elphick.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age: | 27.09 |
Oldest Player: M Mile Jedinak | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ | 32.59 |
Youngest Player: W Andrรฉ Green | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 18.60 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

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

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

Aston Villa

GK Sam Johnstone | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Neil Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
CB Nathan Baker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB James Chester | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
RB Alan Hutton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
M Mile Jedinak | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ |
M Henri Lansbury | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Leandro Bacuna | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ผ | ๐ŸŸฅ |
W Albert Adomah | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ | ๐Ÿ” |
W Andrรฉ Green | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Jonathan Kodjia | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ | ๐Ÿ” |

Derby County

GK Scott Carson (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Max Lowe | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Richard Keogh | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐Ÿ” |
CB Alex Pearce | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
RB Cyrus Christie | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Julian De Sart | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Jacob Butterfield | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Will Hughes | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Tom Ince | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
W Johnny Russell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Darren Bent (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” LB Jordan Amavi | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | for W Albert Adomah | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ | 72โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” M Birkir Bjarnason | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธ | for W Andrรฉ Green | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 74โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” M Gary Gardner | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for CF Jonathan Kodjia | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ | 88โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | M Chris Baird | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | for CB Richard Keogh | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | 49โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | CF David Nugent | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for M Jacob Butterfield | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 65โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | W Mason Bennett | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for W Johnny Russell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | 74โ€™ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Jonathan Mitchell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Marcus Olsson | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Craig Bryson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
M Ikechi Anya | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |

SQUAD STATS

1st XI Cost: ยฃ35.64m
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: 2/11
Subs Cost: ยฃ11.70m
Team Cost: ยฃ47.34m
Squad Cost: ยฃ54.00m
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

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 |
LB Neil Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | Exchange |

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 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 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 |
W Andrรฉ Green | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |

CF Jonathan Kodjia | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ | ยฃ11.61m |

SQUAD STATS

1st XI Cost: ยฃ12.46m
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: 2/11
Subs Cost: ยฃ2.50m
Team Cost: ยฃ14.96m
Squad Cost: ยฃ20.02m
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 : 13/18
Homegrown: 3/18

MATCHDAY SQUAD

GK Scott Carson (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |
GK Jonathan Mitchell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |

LB Marcus Olsson | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช | ยฃ0.57m |
RB Cyrus Christie | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ยฃ0.09m |
LB Max Lowe | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |

CB Richard Keogh | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ยฃ1.10m |
CB Alex Pearce | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | Free |

M Jacob Butterfield | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ4.74m |
M Ikechi Anya | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ยฃ4.05m |
M Craig Bryson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ยฃ0.44m |
M Will Hughes | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |
M Chris Baird | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | Free |
M Julian De Sart | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช | Loan |

W Tom Ince | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ5.77m |
W Johnny Russell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ยฃ0.76m |
W Mason Bennett | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |

CF David Nugent | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ2.50m |
CF Darren Bent (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |

UNAVAILABLE

Injury | 1 |
F Scott Hogan | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |

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

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

MATCH STATS

Possession F | 31%
Possession A | 69%
Shots F | 4
Shots A | 8
Shots on Target F | 1
Shots on Target A | 2
Corners F | 4
Corners A | 8
Fouls F | 15
Fouls A | 10

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

โ€œThe linesman got the decision horribly wrong as it was a throw-in for us. It was a huge frustration but he overstepped the mark and he knows that. It was kind of a chest bump and it was disappointing as he had given a brilliant performance.

โ€œBut with Leo it is all about himself. He always tests the manager as he makes a habit of being late, but against Derby he reminded what a good player he is.โ€

Steve Bruce, Saturday, 25 February 2017.

*Sky Sports
Saturday, 25 February 2017*

James Chesterโ€™s first goal for Aston Villa enabled the Birmingham club to record a 1-0 Championship home win over Derby - their first victory in 11 games and a first in 2017,

The change in fortunes is a major relief for Villa and their manager, Steve Bruce, following five successive defeats.

For Derby it was a familiar outcome at Villa Park where they have now lost on each of their last 10 visits It was, however, far from a conclusive win for the hosts.

As usual they found themselves under strong pressure in the last 20 minutes defending a lead carved out by Chesterโ€™s 25th-minute strike.

Their anxiety was increased two minutes into added time when Leandro Bacuna was sent off following a coming together with a linesman.

Early in the proceedings only the brilliance of goalkeeper Scott Carson kept Derby in the game. He produced a superb save to keep out a goalbound header from Villaโ€™s skipper and man of the match Chester.

Typically, Villa made most of the early running with Derby dropping a blanket defence to keep out the home side.

Alarmingly Villaโ€™s defence was prone to mistakes which allowed Derby to look menacing on the break. Darren Bent, who earlier in his career was Aston Villaโ€™s most expensive capture, had a couple of goal attempts blocked.

Increasingly it became a game of frustration for Villa. They were often badly disjointed with Jonathan Kodjia completely out of sorts against a resolute Derby defence.

But in the 25th minute Villa finally achieved a break through. Following a right-wing corner from Henri Lansbury, the ball bobbed around and it was a determined Chester who forced the ball into the net from very close range as Carson was simply unable to intervene.

Forced into a change of approach, Derby had strong appeals for a penalty rejected for a tackle by Nathan Baker on Bent as the Rams striker moved on Villaโ€™s goal.

Two minutes into the second half, Villa very nearly increased their lead. Bacuna produced a right-wing cross, which the diving teenager Andre Green headed against the post.

Villaโ€™s skipper Chester certainly earned the plaudits. It was only his timely intervention which cut off Johnny Russellโ€™s low pass to the waiting Bent.

But it was Villaโ€™s Scottish international defender Alan Hutton who embarrassingly wasted an excellent chance to increase the Birmingham clubโ€™s lead.

Finding himself in unfamiliar territory in front of goal with only Carson to beat he meekly shot straight at the keeper.

As it was, Villa had to endure some relentless pressure with Sam Johnstone rising to the occasion.

With the pressure on Villa growing with every minute Ince very nearly equalised in with a low shot which went across the face of Villaโ€™s goal with no one able to get a touch.

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