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Game #5409

Saturday, 14 October 2017

Attendance: 30,239

Lost

Championship

8th (-)

Wolverhampton Wanderers

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ

Molineux

Villa lose the first time in nine Championship games as they come up against a team of ringers.

Wolves

2-0

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | None

KEY MAN

The returning Alan Hutton can't hold off Champions League players in the Second Tier, 14 October 2017

RELATED MATCHES

MATCH TIMELINE

๐ŸŸจ | 12โ€™ Booking, Robert Snodgrass
๐ŸŸจ | 42โ€™ Booking, Conor Hourihane
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Wolverhampton Wanderers 0-0 Aston Villa
๐Ÿฅ… | 55โ€™ Goal, 0-1, (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Diogo Jota
๐Ÿ” | 64โ€™ Sub off, Keinan Davis, Sub on, Scott Hogan
๐Ÿฅ… | 71โ€™ Goal, 0-2, (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Lรฉo Bonatini
๐Ÿ” | 73โ€™ Sub off, Albert Adomah, Sub on, Josh Onomah
๐Ÿ” | 79โ€™ Sub off, Jonathan Kodjia, Sub on, Callum Oโ€™Hare
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Wolverhampton Wanderers 2-0 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Villa come up against arguably the best side in the Championship. A side full of Champions League standard players not normally found in the second tier of English football.

In a refreshing twist Steve Bruce - perhaps buoyed by four successive wins - provides an unusually positive and objective verdict on the game much in contrast to his mutterings earlier in the season that had caused such alarm about the hands within which the club was being held.

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

Wolverhampton Wanderers

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 1979-80

FIXTURE HISTORY

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

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 2017-18 |
Matchday | #15 |
League Game | #12 |
Manager Game | #51 |
Saturday, 14 October 2017

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Steve Bruce | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Northumberland, 2016-2018
Referee: Tim Robinson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Sussex, 2012-
Kick off: 5.30pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 0-0
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 0-2
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฅ Lost
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Tim Robinson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Sussex, 2012-
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฉ 23 Sep 17, Villa 2-1 Forest (h)
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ
Assistants: Tim Wood, Mark Dwyer

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Wolverhampton Wanderers

None

TEAM NEWS

One enforced change with the suspended Neil Taylor replaced by Alan Hutton. Steve Bruce had now fielded a consistent line up for five successive matches.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age: | 29.21 |
Oldest Player: CB John Terry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 36.88 |
Youngest Player: CF Keinan Davis | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 19.68 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

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

Nuno Espรญrito Santo | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น |

Aston Villa

GK Sam Johnstone | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Ahmed Elmohamady | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ |
RB Alan Hutton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
CB James Chester | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
CB John Terry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Glenn Whelan | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Conor Hourihane | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐ŸŸจ |
W Robert Snodgrass | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
W Albert Adomah | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Keinan Davis | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Jonathan Kodjia | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ | ๐Ÿ” |

Wolverhampton Wanderers

GK John Ruddy | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Barry Douglas | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
CB Danny Batth | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Conor Coady | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Roderick Miranda | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น |
CB Romain Saรฏss | ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆ |
RB Matt Doherty | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Rรบben Neves | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น | ๐Ÿ” |
W Ivan Cavaleiro | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น | ๐Ÿ” |
W Hรฉlder Costa | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ด | ๐Ÿ” |
W Diogo Jota | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น | โšฝ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” F Scott Hogan | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | for CF Keinan Davis | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 64โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” M Josh Onomah | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for W Albert Adomah | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ | 73โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” F Callum Oโ€™Hare | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for CF Jonathan Kodjia | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ | 79โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | CF Lรฉo Bonatini | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | โšฝ | for W Hรฉlder Costa | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ด | 46โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | M Ben Marshall | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for W Ivan Cavaleiro | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น | 73โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | M Alfred Nโ€™Diaye | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณ | for M Rรบben Neves | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น | 79โ€™ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Jed Steer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Christopher Samba | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฌ |
RB Ritchie De Laet | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Birkir Bjarnason | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Will Norris | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Ryan Bennett | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Rรบben Vinagre | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น |
CF Bright Enobakhare | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

SQUAD STATS

1st XI Cost: ยฃ32.85m
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: โญ•/11
Subs Cost: ยฃ9.45m
Team Cost: ยฃ42.30m
Squad Cost: ยฃ46.66m
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 : 9/18
Homegrown: 1/18

MATCHDAY SQUAD

GK Jed Steer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ0.49m |
GK Sam Johnstone | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Loan |

RB Alan Hutton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ยฃ4.05m |
RB Ritchie De Laet | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช | ยฃ2.07m |
RB Ahmed Elmohamady | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ | ยฃ0.99m |

CB James Chester | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | ยฃ8.37m |
CB John Terry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |
CB Christopher Samba | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฌ | Free |

M Conor Hourihane | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ยฃ3.15m |
M Birkir Bjarnason | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธ | ยฃ1.80m |
M Glenn Whelan | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ยฃ1.53m |
M Josh Onomah | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Loan |

W Albert Adomah | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ | ยฃ3.15m |
W Robert Snodgrass | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | Loan |

CF Jonathan Kodjia | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ | ยฃ11.61m |
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: ยฃ57.66m
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: 1/11
Subs Cost: ยฃ1.21m
Team Cost: ยฃ58.87m
Squad Cost: ยฃ58.87m
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 : 8/18
Homegrown: 2/18

MATCHDAY SQUAD

From signing Ben Marshall for ยฃ1.2m earlier this year, Wolves with 20+ seasons in the second tier in the last three decades are suddenly signing Portuguese internationals for ยฃ7m, ยฃ12m, ยฃ13m and ยฃ16m. As a result an unprecedented ยฃ58m squad lines up at Molineux against Villa.

GK John Ruddy | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |
GK Will Norris | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |

LB Barry Douglas | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ยฃ0.98m |
RB Matt Doherty | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ยฃ0.08m |
LB Rรบben Vinagre | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น | Loan |

CB Romain Saรฏss | ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆ | ยฃ3.60m |
CB Roderick Miranda | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น | ยฃ2.58m |
CB Conor Coady | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ2.52m |
CB Danny Batth | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |
CB Ryan Bennett | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |

M Rรบben Neves | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น | ยฃ16.11m |
M Ben Marshall | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ1.21m |
M Alfred Nโ€™Diaye | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณ | Loan |

W Hรฉlder Costa | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ด | ยฃ12.91m |
W Ivan Cavaleiro | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น | ยฃ6.88m |

CF Diogo Jota | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น | ยฃ12.00m |
CF Bright Enobakhare | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |
CF Lรฉo Bonatini | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | Loan |

UNAVAILABLE

Injury | 2 |
M Jack Grealish | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Mile Jedinak | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ |

Suspension | 1 |
LB Neil Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |

Out on Loan | 8 |
W Carles Gil | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | Deportivo
GK Pierluigi Gollini | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น | Atalanta
M Aaron Tshibola | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | MK Dons
LB Jordan Amavi | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | Marseille
CB Kevin Toner | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | Stevenage
M Gary Gardner | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Barnsley
GK Matija ล arkiฤ‡ | ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ช | Wigan
CF Ross McCormack | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | Melbourne

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 | 45%
Possession A | 55%
Shots F | 7
Shots A | 20
Shots on Target F | 1
Shots on Target A | 6
Corners F | 2
Corners A | 6
Fouls F | 9
Fouls A | 11

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

*Villa boss Steve Bruce*

โ€œWolves were better than us. They played very well on the night. The better team won, we have to be honest. Sometimes you have to hold your hands up and accept that.

โ€œThey played some very good football and, up the top end, theyโ€™re a threat. We didnโ€™t do enough going forward until the last 10 or 15 minutes when we were 2-0 down.

โ€œWe found it difficult. But thereโ€™s a long way to go. A long winter ahead and all to play for. Thereโ€™s 30-odd games left. Weโ€™ll dust ourselves down and go again.โ€

*BBC Sport*
Saturday, 14 October 2017

*Wolves went top of the Championship with a deserved win against Midlands rivals Aston Villa thanks to goals from Diogo Jota and substitute Leo Bonatini.*

After dominating a goalless first half, Wolves went ahead when a twisting Jota held off three Villa defenders to fire home from inside the area.

Bonatini then added a second with a shot from a tight angle.

But Villa keeper Sam Johnstone also pulled off a terrific double save to deny the two Wolves goalscorers.

Villaโ€™s defeat, in front of Molineuxโ€™s biggest crowd of the season, was a first in nine league games for Steve Bruceโ€™s side, who remain seventh.

Wolves, who have lost only once themselves in that time, now move two points clear of Cardiff City and Sheffield United at the top.

In a thoroughly entertaining first half the home team looked the most likely to score, Romain Saiss going close with a header early on before a sliding challenge from Alan Hutton prevented Helder Costa from bursting through on goal.

Danny Batth then headed over from inside the area before Ruben Neves fired just wide from distance.

The visitors, who drew 1-1 with Wolves in Bruceโ€™s first game in charge at Villa Park a year ago, had their moments too as Jonathan Kodjia and Robert Snodgrass both found space but failed to connect with crosses.

But the best of the chances fell to Nunoโ€™s Wolves, defender Roderick Miranda hitting the side netting from 20 yards before a Neves shot from the edge of the area was turned away by Johnstone.

Wolves took the lead 10 minutes into the second half when Ivan Cavaleiroโ€™s cross eventually found Jota inside the box and his sharp turn gave him the space to fire past Johnstone.

The hosts then doubled their lead when Hutton cleared from the on-rushing Jota only for it to fall to Bonatini, who found the net from a tight angle.

Jota thought he had scored his second when his header was blocked on the line by Johnstone, who then also turned away a follow-up shot from Bonatini.

Snodgrass hit the top of the crossbar with a chipped free-kick and James Chester and Josh Onomah both headed wide late on, but that was all Villa could muster.

*Wolves head coach Nuno told BBC WM:*

โ€œIt was the kind of performance that puts you really close to achieving what you want.

โ€œWith no game of football are you ever comfortable as anything can happen. But we were in control of the game, threatening and creating chances.

โ€œWe were consistent in the way we kept the ball. It came for us in the second half as we did it so well in the first half.โ€

*Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce told BBC WM:*

โ€œWolves were better than us. They played very well on the night. The better team won, we have to be honest. Sometimes you have to hold your hands up and accept that.

โ€œThey played some very good football and, up the top end, theyโ€™re a threat. We didnโ€™t do enough going forward until the last 10 or 15 minutes when we were 2-0 down.

โ€œWe found it difficult. But thereโ€™s a long way to go. A long winter ahead and all to play for. Thereโ€™s 30-odd games left. Weโ€™ll dust ourselves down and go again.โ€