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Game #5390

Saturday, 15 April 2017

Attendance: 30,742

Lost

Championship

12th (-1)

Reading

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ

Villa Park

Villa lose for the first time in six as another strong run comes to an end with Steve Bruce's side now just playing for pride ahead of an expected promotion challenge in 2017-18.

Aston Villa

1-3

Reading

Assist(s) | Conor Hourihane | 14โ€™ |

KEY MAN

Albert Adomah can't find a way through as Villa lose for the first time in six ahead of another season in the Championship, Saturday, 15 April 2017.

RELATED MATCHES

MATCH TIMELINE

๐Ÿฅ… | 6โ€™ Goal, 0-1, (Reading), Joseph Mendes
โšฝ | 14โ€™ Goal, 1-1, James Chester, Assist by Conor Hourihane
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 1-1 Reading
๐Ÿฅ… | 46โ€™ Goal, 1-2, (Reading), Joseph Mendes
๐Ÿ” | 62โ€™ Sub off, Jordan Amavi, Sub on, Scott Hogan
๐Ÿ” | 76โ€™ Sub off, Nathan Baker, Sub on, Jack Grealish
๐ŸŸจ | 78โ€™ Booking, Leandro Bacuna
๐Ÿฅ… | 79โ€™ Goal, 1-3, (Reading, pen), Lewis Grabban
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 1-3 Reading

ON THIS DAY

Steve Bruce's Villa lose for the first time in six and are now destined for at least one more season of Championship football.

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

Reading

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

Previous 5 vs. Reading: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 2016-17 |
Matchday | #44 |
League Game | #42 |
Manager Game | #32 |
Saturday, 15 April 2017

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Steve Bruce | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Northumberland, 2016-2018
Referee: Scott Duncan | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Northumberland, 2012-2020
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 1-1
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 1-3
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฅ Lost
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Scott Duncan | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Northumberland, 2012-2020
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸจ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸจ 16 Aug 16, Villa 1-1 Huddersfield (h)
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ
Assistants: Daniel Robathan, Akil Howson

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ

Reading

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

TEAM NEWS

Conor Hourihane replaces Neil Taylor.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age: | 27.44 |
Oldest Player: M Mile Jedinak | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ | 32.72 |
Youngest Player: LB Jordan Amavi | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | 23.12 |

MANAGER

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

MANAGER

Jaap Stam | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |

Aston Villa

GK Sam Johnstone | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Jordan Amavi | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐Ÿ” |
CB Nathan Baker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
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 Conor Hourihane | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
M Leandro Bacuna | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ผ | ๐ŸŸจ |
W Albert Adomah | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ |
CF Jonathan Kodjia | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ |

Reading

GK Ali Al Habsi | ๐Ÿ‡ด๐Ÿ‡ฒ |
LB Jordan Obita | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
LB Tyler Blackett | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Liam Moore | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ |
RB Chris Gunter | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
M John Swift | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Danny Williams | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Liam Kelly | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐Ÿ” |
W Adrian Popa | ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ด | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Joseph Mendes | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ผ | โšฝ | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Lewis Grabban | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ | โšฝ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” CF Scott Hogan | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | for LB Jordan Amavi | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | 62โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” M Jack Grealish | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for CB Nathan Baker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 76โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | W Garath McCleary | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ | for W Adrian Popa | ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ด | 65โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | CF Yann Kermorgant | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | for CF Joseph Mendes | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ผ | 69โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | M George Evans | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for M Liam Kelly | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | 87โ€™ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Matija ล arkiฤ‡ | ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CB Micah Richards | 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 |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Anssi Jaakkola | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ |
CB Tiago Ilori (ex) | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น |
M Jordon Mutch | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Yakou Mรฉรฏtรฉ | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ |

SQUAD STATS

1st XI Cost: ยฃ48.69m
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 : 5/11
Homegrown: 1/11
Subs Cost: ยฃ9.45m
Team Cost: ยฃ58.14m
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 : 10/18
Homegrown: 4/18

MATCHDAY SQUAD

GK Matija ล arkiฤ‡ | ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ช | Youth |
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 |
CB Micah Richards | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |

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 |
M Gary Gardner | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |

W Albert Adomah | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ | ยฃ3.15m |

CF Jonathan Kodjia | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ | ยฃ11.61m |
F Scott Hogan | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ยฃ9.45m |

SQUAD STATS

1st XI Cost: ยฃ7.34m
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: 2/11
Subs Cost: ยฃ0.56m
Team Cost: ยฃ7.90m
Squad Cost: ยฃ11.60m
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 : 6/18
Homegrown: 2/18

MATCHDAY SQUAD

GK Anssi Jaakkola | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ | Free |
GK Ali Al Habsi | ๐Ÿ‡ด๐Ÿ‡ฒ | Free |

RB Chris Gunter | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | ยฃ2.57m |
LB Tyler Blackett | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ1.54m |
LB Jordan Obita | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |

CB Tiago Ilori (ex) | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น | ยฃ3.70m |
CB Liam Moore | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ | ยฃ0.99m |

M Danny Williams | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | ยฃ1.72m |
M Liam Kelly | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | Youth |
M John Swift | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |
M George Evans | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |
M Jordon Mutch | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Loan |

W Adrian Popa | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช | ยฃ0.52m |
W Yakou Mรฉรฏtรฉ | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ | Free |
W Garath McCleary | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ | Free |

CF Yann Kermorgant | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ0.56m |
CF Joseph Mendes | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ผ | Free |
CF Lewis Grabban | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ | Loan |

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 | 53%
Possession A | 47%
Shots F | 11
Shots A | 7
Shots on Target F | 2
Shots on Target A | 5
Corners F | 6
Corners A | 6
Fouls F | 6
Fouls A | 11

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

โ€œI donโ€™t like getting beaten and I donโ€™t like getting beaten by sloppiness. I thought that was a thing of the past, a performance like that.

โ€œI couldnโ€™t fault their effort but it was how they handled making a mistake, if youโ€™re going to play for a big club like this youโ€™ve got to be able to handle that.

โ€œWe made more individual errors than we have done in the past three months. We have been punished and given really, really bad goals away.โ€

Steve Bruce, Saturday, 8 April 2017.

*Sky Sports*
Saturday, 15 April 2017

Reading moved a giant step closer to securing their place in the Sky Bet Championship play-offs with a convincing 3-1 win away at Aston Villa.

Joseph Mendes opened the scoring with a well-placed finish before James Chester levelled the scores with a close-range header.

Mendes grabbed his second of the game immediately after the restart before Lewis Grabban sealed the result with a penalty midway through the second half.

Villa started the match on the front foot but fell behind after just six minutes when Mendes, starting in place of top scorer Yann Kermorgant, fired a low drive past Sam Johnstone in what was the away teamโ€™s first real attack of the game.

Steve Bruce would have wanted to see a swift response from his side and he got it - James Chester drawing the home side level just seven minutes later with a well-directed header from a corner.

The match, which had started at a frenetic pace, showed no signs of slowing down as the half progressed and Mendes was guilty of wasting a glorious opportunity to double his tally on the half-hour mark.

After finding himself completely unmarked in the box, the French striker was only able to curl his tame effort over the bar under pressure from the onrushing Johnstone.

Grabban then forced the on loan Manchester United goalkeeper into another save as the visitors ended the half the stronger of the two sides.

Reading carried that momentum into the second half and retook the lead just seconds after the interval when Mendes stabbed home from close range following good work from Grabban on the right.

And it was Grabban who rounded off the scoring midway through the second half - calmly converting a second-half penalty after Liam Kelly was brought down in the box by Leandro Bacuna.

Reading overtake Leeds into fourth place in the Championship table and are now six points clear of seventh-place Fulham with only four games remaining in the regular season.