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Game #5388

Aston Villa

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Won

11th (-)

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ

Championship

Attendance: 27,154

Queens Park Rangers

Villa Park

Villa's superb form continues under Steve Bruce as they record their seventh victory in eight Championship games.

Aston Villa

1-0

Queens Park Rangers

Assist(s) | Leandro Bacuna | 5โ€™ |

KEY MAN

Jonathan Kodjia remarkable goalscoring streak under Steve Bruce continues as he celebrates his 5' winner to make it seven wins in eight Championship matches for Villa, Tuesday, 4 April 2017.

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Tuesday, 4 April 2017

โšฝ | 5โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Jonathan Kodjia, Assist by Leandro Bacuna
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 1-0 Queens Park Rangers
๐Ÿ” | 77โ€™ Sub off, Albert Adomah, Sub on, Scott Hogan
๐Ÿ” | 85โ€™ Sub off, Jordan Amavi, Sub on, Andrรฉ Green
๐ŸŸจ | 87โ€™ Booking, Jonathan Kodjia
๐Ÿ” | 90โ€™+1 Sub off, Jonathan Kodjia, Sub on, Tommy Elphick
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 1-0 Queens Park Rangers

ON THIS DAY

Steve Bruce's Villa win their seventh game in eight and their fourth consecutive game for the first time this season and the first time since Martin O'Neill in December 2009.

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

Queens Park Rangers

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
League Champions: โŒ
FA Cup Winners: โŒ
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 1966-67

FIXTURE HISTORY

Queens Park Rangers

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

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 2016-17 |
Matchday | #42 |
League Game | #40 |
Manager Game | #30 |
Tuesday, 4 April 2017

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Steve Bruce | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Northumberland, 2016-2018
Referee: Peter Bankes | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Liverpool, 2014-
Kick off: 7.45pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 1-0
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 1-0
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฉ Won
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Peter Bankes | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Liverpool, 2014-
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฅ 20 Feb 17, Villa 0-2 Newcastle (a)
Incidents: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ

Queens Park Rangers

๐ŸŸจ

Peter Bankes

TEAM NEWS

Leandro Bacuna returns after his six game ban as Jordan Amavi comes in to replace Conor Hourihane and Scott Hogan.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age: | 27.59 |
Oldest Player: M Mile Jedinak | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ | 32.69 |
Youngest Player: LB Jordan Amavi | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | 23.09 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

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

Ian Holloway | 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 |
LB Jordan Amavi | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐Ÿ” |
CB Nathan Baker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB James Chester | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
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 |
W Albert Adomah | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Leandro Bacuna | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ผ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
CF Jonathan Kodjia | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ | โšฝ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ” |

Queens Park Rangers

GK Alex Smithies | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Jake Bidwell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Grant Hall | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Nedum Onuoha | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Darnell Furlong | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Luke Freeman | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Sean Goss | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | ๐Ÿ” |
M Massimo Luongo | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ |
W Yeni Nโ€™Gbakoto | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฉ |
CF Jamie Mackie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
CF Idrissa Sylla | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ณ | ๐Ÿ” |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” CF Scott Hogan | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | for W Albert Adomah | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ | 77โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” W Andrรฉ Green | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for LB Jordan Amavi | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | 85โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” CB Tommy Elphick | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for CF Jonathan Kodjia | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ | 90+1โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | CF Matt Smith | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for CF Idrissa Sylla | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ณ | 64โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | CF Conor Washington | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | for M Sean Goss | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | 72โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | M Michael Petrasso | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ | for RB Darnell Furlong | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 75โ€™ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Mark Bunn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB James Bree | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Conor Hourihane | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Jack Grealish | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Matt Ingram | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Ryan Manning | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ |
M James Perch | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Paweล‚ Wszoล‚ek | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ |

SQUAD STATS

1st XI Cost: ยฃ45.54m
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: 1/11
Subs Cost: ยฃ12.96m
Team Cost: ยฃ58.50m
Squad Cost: ยฃ64.80m
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 : 11/18
Homegrown: 3/18

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 Conor Hourihane | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ยฃ3.15m |
M Henri Lansbury | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ3.06m |
M Leandro Bacuna | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ผ | ยฃ1.26m |
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 |
F Scott Hogan | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ยฃ9.45m |

SQUAD STATS

1st XI Cost: ยฃ14.30m
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 : 8/11
Homegrown: 1/11
Subs Cost: ยฃ3.34m
Team Cost: ยฃ17.64m
Squad Cost: ยฃ21.08m
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: 1/18

MATCHDAY SQUAD

GK Alex Smithies | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ1.81m |
GK Matt Ingram | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ0.46m |

LB Jake Bidwell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ1.38m |
LB Ryan Manning | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ | ยฃ0.06m |

CB Nedum Onuoha | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ4.04m |
CB Grant Hall | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |

RB Darnell Furlong | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |

M Massimo Luongo | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ | ยฃ3.68m |
M James Perch | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ1.20m |
M Sean Goss | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | ยฃ0.51m |
M Luke Freeman | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ0.30m |
M Michael Petrasso | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ | Free |

W Paweล‚ Wszoล‚ek | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ | ยฃ1.72m |
W Yeni Nโ€™Gbakoto | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฉ | Free |

CF Conor Washington | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | ยฃ2.84m |
CF Idrissa Sylla | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ณ | ยฃ2.58m |
CF Matt Smith | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ0.50m |
CF Jamie Mackie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | Free |

UNAVAILABLE

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 Abbreviations:

GK : Goalkeeper

LB, RB, FB : Left Back, Right Back, Full Back

CB, D : Centre Back, Defender

M, W : Midfielder. Winger

F, CF : Forward, Centre Forward

๐ŸŸข : Debut ๐Ÿ”ด : Final Game

Symbols:

โšฝ | Goal
๐Ÿ”ฅ | Assist
๐Ÿ” | Substitution

๐ŸŸจ | Booking

๐ŸŸฅ | Sending off

๐Ÿ†˜ | Poor refereeing performance

DEBUT APPEARANCES

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Possession F | 38%
Possession A | 62%
Shots F | 9
Shots A | 8
Shots on Target F | 3
Shots on Target A | 1
Corners F | 5
Corners A | 6
Fouls F | 10
Fouls A | 10

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

โ€œI believe that we have given ourselves too much to do [to reach the play-offs]. We have got to improve with the ball particularly late in the game.

โ€œBut they have found the resilience which is required in the Championship. To concede only one goal in eight games is an incredible turn around. It is a shame we are not four or five points closer to the play-offs but that is where we are at the moment.

โ€œWith six games to go we have probably given ourselves too much to do but we are making a fist of it which is good.โ€

Steve Bruce, Tuesday, 4 April 2017.

*Sky Sports*
Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Jonathan Kodjia was the match-winner again as Aston Villa secured a 1-0 victory against QPR in the Sky Bet Championship.

The impressive Kodjia, who scored both of Villaโ€™s goals against Norwich at the weekend, bagged his 18th strike of the campaign to move the hosts within nine points of the play-off places.

Villaโ€™s seventh win in eight games was done the hard way as they failed to build upon Kodjiaโ€™s fifth-minute goal. Playing a side that had won just one of their last six games on the road, Steve Bruceโ€™s side often lived dangerously before emerging with the points.

The hosts made a blistering start and posted an early indication of their danger when Albert Adomah smashed a 20-yard shot against the foot of a post in only the third minute with goalkeeper Alex Smithies well beaten.

Rangers obviously failed to heed the warning as it took Villa only another two minutes to surge into the lead.
Leandro Bacuna, drafted into the side in place of Irishman Conor Hourihane, picked out the unmarked Kodjia with a defence-splitting pass and the Ivory Coast international responded by drilling home a powerful low drive to record his seventh goal in as many games.

The visitors had obviously been caught napping as they made a sluggish start and it took them some time to regroup. They managed to build up a promising attack only for Yeni Ngbakotoโ€™s effort to be deflected just wide of a post.

As against Norwich at the weekend, Villa struggled to build upon their slender lead and consequently enabled Rangers to get back into game.

The nippy Ngbakoto, in particular, was a persistent threat and he very nearly capitalised upon a risky back pass from Neil Taylor.

Villa were put under pressure as Rangers slowly gained control in midfield as they went in search of the equaliser, only to be thwarted by a somewhat anxious opposition.

With Grant Hall finally getting to grips with the Kodjia threat, Ian Hollowayโ€™s side built up several promising attacks. Substitute Conor Washington fired wide of goal while Jamie Mackie failed to hit the target when well placed in stoppage time. But Villa held out to seal their second successive 1-0 victory over the London club.