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Game #5394

Sunday, 7 May 2017

Attendance: 32,856

Drew

Championship

13th (-1)

Brighton & Hove Albion

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ

Villa Park

Villa end the season with a draw against would-be Champions Brighton as their first season in the Championship proves a qualified success as the team is rejuvenated, the rotten wood shipped out, quick action in the boardroom prevents a second successive relegation and but for a terrible six weeks at the start of 2017 and the last five games of the season with nothing to play for Steve Bruce delivers promotion winning form with fourteen victories in twenty one Championship matches.

Aston Villa

1-1

Brighton & Hove Albion

Assist(s) | Neil Taylor | 89โ€™ |

KEY MAN

Jack Grealish celebrates his 89' equaliser as Villa draw with would be Champions Brighton on the final day of the Championship season, Sunday, 7 May 2017.

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MATCH TIMELINE

๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 0-0 Brighton & Hove Albion
๐Ÿ” | 46โ€™ Sub off, Scott Hogan, Sub on, Keinan Davis
๐Ÿ” | 61โ€™ Sub off, Albert Adomah, Sub on, Jack Grealish
๐ŸŸฅ | 63โ€™ Sending off, Nathan Baker
๐Ÿฅ… | 64โ€™ Goal, 0-1, (Brighton & Hove Albion, pen), Glenn Murray
๐Ÿ” | 65โ€™ Sub off, Jordan Amavi, Sub on, Tommy Elphick
โšฝ | 89โ€™ Goal, 1-1, Jack Grealish, Assist by Neil Taylor
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 1-1 Brighton & Hove Albion

ON THIS DAY

Villaโ€™s first campaign in the second tier in twenty nine years came to its conclusion and it was always likely to be a difficult one given the utter disarray the club was in following 2015-16.

An underwhelming managerial appointment followed by a rescue job by a Championship specialist added more instability. Yet Villa built a large squad with players that should have been capable of an immediate return to the top flight. That alone was an achievement.

The run of draws under Robert Di Matteo followed by a torrid run under Steve Bruce in the early months of 2017 effectively put paid to any potential promotion prospects.

Buttressed between those low points however was some genuinely excellent consistency and a feeling that Villa could make an immediate Premier League return. But a mystifying tendency to change the team from game to game seemed to rob Villa of a personality, a way of playing or even a consistent objective.

However, that Villa, by 2017, had seen the back of the vast majority of the 2015-16 squad, was in itself a significant achievement but the team that remained could and should have achieved more.

Left back Jordan Amavi made his final appearance for Villa aged 23 before moving on to Olympique Marseille for ยฃ9,000,000 in July 2018 after a season long loan.

Amavi was one of the few highlights from the 2015 recruitment intake, sadly injuries robbed Villa of his services for most to the relegation season but despite him being head and shoulders in quality above the other arrivals who agitated, failed and moved on, Jordan stayed fully committed to the cause.

Over his 2 seasons with Villa, Amavi made 48 appearances, including 9 as a substitute.

Centre back Nathan Baker made his final appearance for Villa aged 26 before moving on to Bristol City for ยฃ3,900,000 in July 2017.

Baker had come through the youth team ranks at Villa and after 9 seasons had made 122 appearances and one goal.

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

Brighton & Hove Albion

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

Brighton & Hove Albion

Previous 5 vs. Brighton: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 2016-17 |
Matchday | #48 |
League Game | #46 |
Manager Game | #36 |
Sunday, 7 May 2017

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Steve Bruce | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Northumberland, 2016-2018
Referee: Darren Bond | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Lancashire, 2013-
Kick off: 12.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 0-0
FT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 1-1
FT Result: ๐ŸŸจ Drew
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Darren Bond | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Lancashire, 2013-
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฅ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฅ 7 Mar 17, Villa 0-1 Huddersfield (a)
Cards: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ
Assistants: Nicholas Hopton, Jonathan Hunt

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸฅ

Brighton & Hove Albion

๐ŸŸจ

Darren Bond

TEAM NEWS

James Bree, Jordan Amavi and Albert Adomah replace Jonathan Kodjia, Gary Gardner and Alan Hutton.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age: | 25.68 |
Oldest Player: W Albert Adomah | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ | 29.42 |
Youngest Player: RB James Bree | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 19.42 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

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

Chris Hughton | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |

Aston Villa

GK Sam Johnstone | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Neil Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
RB James Bree | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Jordan Amavi | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐Ÿ”ด | ๐Ÿ” |
CB Nathan Baker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸฅ | ๐Ÿ”ด |
CB James Chester | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
M Henri Lansbury | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Conor Hourihane | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Leandro Bacuna | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ผ |
W Albert Adomah | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ | ๐Ÿ” |
F Scott Hogan | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐Ÿ” |

Brighton & Hove Albion

GK David Stockdale | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Sรฉbastien Pocognoli | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐ŸŸจ |
CB Lewis Dunk | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Fikayo Tomori | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Bruno Saltor | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Dale Stephens | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Steve Sidwell (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Anthony Knockaert | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
W Jamie Murphy | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Glenn Murray | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
CF Sam Baldock | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” CF Keinan Davis | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for F Scott Hogan | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | 46โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” M Jack Grealish | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for W Albert Adomah | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ | 61โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” CB Tommy Elphick | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for LB Jordan Amavi | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | 65โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | M Solly March | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for W Jamie Murphy | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | 61โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | RB Liam Rosenior | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for RB Bruno Saltor | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | 81โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | CF Tomer Hemed | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | for CF Sam Baldock | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 89โ€™ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Mark Bunn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Micah Richards | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Gary Gardner | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
F Callum Oโ€™Hare | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Niki Mรคenpรครค | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ |
LB Gaรซtan Bong | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฒ |
M Beram Kayal | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
W Jiri Skalak | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ |

SQUAD STATS

1st XI Cost: ยฃ41.49m
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: ยฃ3.51m
Team Cost: ยฃ45.00m
Squad Cost: ยฃ45.00m
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 : 13/18
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 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 |
CB Micah Richards | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |

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 |

F Scott Hogan | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ยฃ9.45m |
F Callum Oโ€™Hare | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |
CF Keinan Davis | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |

SQUAD STATS

1st XI Cost: ยฃ12.80m
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 : 8/11
Homegrown: 1/11
Subs Cost: ยฃ1.21m
Team Cost: ยฃ14.01m
Squad Cost: ยฃ15.47m
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: 2/18

MATCHDAY SQUAD

GK David Stockdale | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ1.12m |
GK Niki Mรคenpรครค | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ | Free |

LB Gaรซtan Bong | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฒ | Free |
RB Bruno Saltor | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | Free |
RB Liam Rosenior | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |
LB Sรฉbastien Pocognoli | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช | Loan |

CB Lewis Dunk | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |
CB Fikayo Tomori | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Loan |

M Dale Stephens | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ1.71m |
M Solly March | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |
M Steve Sidwell (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |
M Beram Kayal | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | Free |

W Anthony Knockaert | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ3.01m |
W Jamie Murphy | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ยฃ1.81m |
W Jiri Skalak | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ | ยฃ1.46m |

CF Glenn Murray | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ3.00m |
CF Sam Baldock | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ2.15m |
CF Tomer Hemed | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | ยฃ1.21m |

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

LB Jordan Amavi | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
CB Nathan Baker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

MATCH STATS

Possession F | 53%
Possession A | 47%
Shots F | 14
Shots A | 15
Shots on Target F | 10
Shots on Target A | 3
Corners F | 7
Corners A | 3
Fouls F | 9
Fouls A | 14

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

โ€œWeโ€™re 31 points behind Brighton and thatโ€™s unacceptable. Iโ€™ve got to have a squad of players who can mount a challenge otherwise I wonโ€™t be sitting here [next season].

โ€œWeโ€™ve finished 13th and thatโ€™s the lowest Iโ€™ve finished in my career.

โ€œThe draw put a bit of a dampener on it [for Brighton] but they have got promoted. For us to be 31 points behind them shows the work Iโ€™ve got and weโ€™re as jealous as hell.โ€

Steve Bruce, Sunday, 7 May 2017.

*BBC Sport*
Sunday, 7 May 2017

*Jack Grealishโ€™s last-minute equaliser for Aston Villa denied Brighton & Hove Albion the Championship title.*

The Premier League-bound Seagulls were beaten by Bristol City and Norwich in their past two games with only three points required to seal top spot.

Glenn Murrayโ€™s penalty after Sam Baldock was fouled by Nathan Baker, who was sent off for the challenge, looked to be sending them towards the title.

However, Grealishโ€™s strike handed top spot to Newcastle, who beat Barnsley.

Chris Hughtonโ€™s side, who confirmed their return to the top flight on 17 April, also miss out on a fourth league title in 16 years - with no other current EFL team having won more league titles since 2000 than the Seagulls.

Villa, good value for their point against Brighton, finish 13th in the Championship after relegation from the Premier League last season.

Henri Lansbury wasted their clearest opportunity prior to Murrayโ€™s opener, heading over the crossbar with the goal at his mercy.

Visiting goalkeeper David Stockdale was also forced into several smart saves - the best to deny Conor Hourihane from long range - but he looked to be at fault for Grealishโ€™s late equaliser.

Having played the last half an hour with 10 men following Bakerโ€™s straight red card, the 31-year-old keeper was wrong-footed by the Villa midfielderโ€™s strike despite appearing to initially have it covered.

Brighton will now have to pick themselves up after their stuttering end to the season as they prepare for their first top-flight campaign for 34 years.