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Game #5386

Aston Villa

Won

12th (-)

Saturday, 18 March 2017

Last 5: 🟩 🟩 🟥 🟩 🟩

Championship

Wigan Athletic

DW Stadium

Attendance: 14,811

Wigan Athletic

0-2

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | Albert Adomah | 84’ |

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa win for the fifth time in six Championship games as Steve Bruce earns a twelfth win in twenty seven League games since taking over.

KEY MAN

Villa celebrates a fifth win in six as Wigan are beaten at the JJB, Saturday, 18 March 2017.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 18 March 2017

🟨 | 42’ Booking, Conor Hourihane
🕒 | HT Wigan Athletic 0-0 Aston Villa
🔁 | 60’ Sub off, Gary Gardner, Sub on, Henri Lansbury
🔁 | 60’ Sub off, James Bree, Sub on, Scott Hogan
⚽ | 73’ Goal, James Chester
🟨 | 75’ Booking, Henri Lansbury
⚽ | 84’ Goal, Scott Hogan, Assist by Albert Adomah
🔁 | 84’ Sub off, Albert Adomah, Sub on, Tommy Elphick
🕒 | FT Wigan Athletic 0-2 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Steve Bruce's Villa win their fifth game in six as their form has reversed from eight defeats in nine from the start of 2017.

Aston Villa

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

Wigan Athletic

European Cup / Champions League: ❌
League Champions: ❌
FA Cup Winners: 🏆
League Cup Winners: ❌
Last Trophy: 2012-13

FIXTURE HISTORY

Wigan Athletic

Previous 5 vs. Wigan: 🟩 🟨 🟥 🟨 🟩

PREVIOUS MATCH

NEXT MATCH

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 2016-17 |
Matchday | #40 |
League Game | #38 |
Manager Game | #28 |
Saturday, 18 March 2017

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Steve Bruce | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Northumberland, 2016-2018
Referee: Tony Harrington | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Cleveland, 2016-
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟨 0-0
FT Score: 🟩 2-0
FT Result: 🟩 Won
Last 5: 🟩 🟩 🟥 🟩 🟩

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Steve Bruce | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

🕒 28 | 🟩 | 12 🟨 | 5 🟥 11 | 1.46

Villa Career Form:

Top 8

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Tony Harrington | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Cleveland, 2016-
Matches Officiated: 3
🟩 : 1
🟨 : 1
🟥 : 1
🆘 : 0
Previous 5: 🟨 🟥
Last Match: 🟥 14 Jan 17, Villa 0-1 Wolves (a)
Cards: 🟨 🟨 🟨
Assistants: James Wilson, Mark Dwyer

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

🟨 🟨

Wigan Athletic

🟨

TEAM NEWS

Alan Hutton replaces Nathan Baker.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age: | 26.83 |
Oldest Player: M Mile Jedinak | 🇦🇺 | 32.64 |
Youngest Player: RB James Bree | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 19.28 |

MANAGER

Steve Bruce | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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Aston Villa

GK Sam Johnstone | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
LB Jordan Amavi | 🇫🇷 |
LB Neil Taylor | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
RB Alan Hutton | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
RB James Bree | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔁 |
CB James Chester | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 | ⚽ |
M Mile Jedinak | 🇦🇺 |
M Gary Gardner | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔁 |
M Conor Hourihane | 🇮🇪 | 🟨 |
W Albert Adomah | 🇬🇭 | 🔥 | 🔁 |
CF Jonathan Kodjia | 🇨🇮 |

MANAGER

Graham Barrow | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Caretaker

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Wigan Athletic

GK Matt Gilks | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
LB Andrew Kellett | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔁 |
LB Dan Burn | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Craig Morgan | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
CB Jake Buxton | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Jamie Hanson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🟨 |
M Samy Morsy | 🇪🇬 | 🔁 |
M Shaun MacDonald | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
W Gabriel Obertan | 🇫🇷 | 🔁 |
W Michael Jacobs | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Omar Bogle | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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STARTING XI

SUBSTITUTES

Not necessarily indicative of the actual matchday formation

UNUSED

Player

SUBSTITUTES

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🔁 M Henri Lansbury | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🟨 | for M Gary Gardner | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 60’ |
🔁 F Scott Hogan | 🇮🇪 | ⚽ | for RB James Bree | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 60’ |
🔁 CB Tommy Elphick | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | for W Albert Adomah | 🇬🇭 | 84’ |

SUBSTITUTES

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🔁 | M Callum Connolly | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | for LB Andrew Kellett | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 54’ |
🔁 | W Ryan Colclough | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | for W Gabriel Obertan | 🇫🇷 | 61’ |
🔁 | M Alex Gilbey | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | for M Samy Morsy | 🇪🇬 | 82’ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Mark Bunn | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Micah Richards | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Jack Grealish | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Keinan Davis | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Jakob Haugaard | 🇩🇰 |
CB Alex Bruce | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Max Power | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M David Perkins | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

SQUAD STATS

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1st XI Cost: £47.52m
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 6/11
Homegrown: 1/11
Subs Cost: £16.02m
Team Cost: £63.54m
Squad Cost: £63.54m
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 12/18
Homegrown: 2/18

SQUAD STATS

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1st XI Cost: £1.28m
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 9/11
Homegrown: ⭕/11
Subs Cost: £0.00m
Team Cost: £1.28m
Squad Cost: £1.28m
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 15/18
Homegrown: ⭕/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 |
LB Neil Taylor | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 | Exchange |

CB James Chester | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 | £8.37m |
CB Tommy Elphick | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | £3.51m |
CB Micah Richards | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Free |

M Mile Jedinak | 🇦🇺 | £4.14m |
M Conor Hourihane | 🇮🇪 | £3.15m |
M Henri Lansbury | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | £3.06m |
M Gary Gardner | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Youth |
M Jack Grealish | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Youth |

W Albert Adomah | 🇬🇭 | £3.15m |

CF Jonathan Kodjia | 🇨🇮 | £11.61m |
F Scott Hogan | 🇮🇪 | £9.45m |
CF Keinan Davis | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Free |

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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GK Matt Gilks | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | Free |
GK Jakob Haugaard | 🇩🇰 | Loan |

LB Dan Burn | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Free |
LB Andrew Kellett | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Free |

CB Craig Morgan | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 | Free |
CB Jake Buxton | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Free |
CB Alex Bruce | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Free |

M Samy Morsy | 🇪🇬 | £0.28m |
M Shaun MacDonald | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 | £0.25m |
M Alex Gilbey | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Free |
M Max Power | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Free |
M David Perkins | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Free |
M Jamie Hanson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Loan |
M Callum Connolly | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Loan |

W Gabriel Obertan | 🇫🇷 | Free |
W Michael Jacobs | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Free |
W Ryan Colclough | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Free |

CF Omar Bogle | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | £0.75m |

UNAVAILABLE

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Suspension | 1 |
M Leandro Bacuna | 🇨🇼 |

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

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Possession F | 48%
Possession A | 52%
Shots F | 5
Shots A | 11
Shots on Target F | 1
Shots on Target A | 7
Corners F | 7
Corners A | 9
Fouls F | 14
Fouls A | 10

MATCH QUOTES

“They gave us a really tough game, that’s how difficult the Championship is. They were really game. They’ve had a change of manager, change of formation, change of shape and they caused us a few problems. “It’s good to see us show a little bit of resilience. But, if we’re being honest, we’ve got to be better than what we’ve been today. At least we stuck at it and we got a win, and that’s what this league is all about.” Steve Bruce, Saturday, 18 March 2017.

MATCH REPORT

*Sky Sports*
Saturday, 18 March 2017

Second-half goals from James Chester and substitute Scott Hogan gave Aston Villa a 2-0 Sky Bet Championship victory at the DW Stadium that pushes Wigan closer to relegation. The hosts were being led for the first time by interim boss Graham Barrow, but were unable to improve on their miserable home form that contributed to Warren Joyce losing his job at the start of the week. Wigan should have been ahead inside 15 minutes, but, after reading a short back pass from Mile Jedinak, Omar Bogle could only find the side-netting from a tight angle. Bogle and Gabriel Obertan fired wide as Wigan tried to find a way through, with Michael Jacobs at least finding the target from a 20-yard free-kick only for goalkeeper Sam Johnstone to make a routine save. Wigan were given a warning just before the break when Chester headed inches over from Conor Hourihane’s pinpoint free-kick. At the other end, Jacobs saw a long-range shot touched round the post by Johnstone, who then did even better to deny substitute Callum Connolly from close range. Villa showed their resources by sending on Hogan and Henri Lansbury on the hour mark to try to tip the game in their favour. Lansbury immediately showed his quality with a couple of superb inswinging corners that caused havoc, the first being headed over by Chester and the second flying through the six-yard box, begging to be forced over the line. Wigan continued to press, with Shaun MacDonald seeing a shot blocked and Connolly seeing a header hacked off the line by a defender. But Wigan were made to pay for their profligacy inside the last 20 minutes as Villa scored two goals without reply. With 17 minutes to go, Hourihane’s cross was spilled by goalkeeper Matt Gilks which allowed Chester to nod home from close range. After Bogle had been denied an equaliser by the fingertips of Johnstone, Villa made the game safe when Albert Adomah crossed for Hogan to head home from close range.

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