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Game #5420

Aston Villa

Drew

6th (-1)

Saturday, 23 December 2017

Last 5: 🟩 🟨 🟨 🟥 🟨

Championship

Sheffield United

Villa Park

Attendance: 35,210

Aston Villa

2-2

Sheffield United

Assist(s) | Robert Snodgrass | 9’ |

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa draw for the third time in four games to leave them with one win in five as momentum falters a little following an exhilarating run

KEY MAN

Albert Adomah scores from the spot but Villa are held despite being two goals to the good after 9', 12 December 2017

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 23 December 2017

⚽ | 4’ Goal, 1-0, Albert Adomah (pen)
⚽ | 9’ Goal, 2-0, Mile Jedinak, Assist by Robert Snodgrass
🥅 | 12’ Goal, 2-1, (Sheffield United), Clayton Donaldson
🥅 | 26’ Goal, 2-2, (Sheffield United), Clayton Donaldson
🕒 | HT Aston Villa 2-2 Sheffield United
🔁 | 59’ Sub off, Robert Snodgrass, Sub on, Ritchie De Laet
🔁 | 73’ Sub off, Keinan Davis, Sub on, Gabriel Agbonlahor 🔴
🔁 | 73’ Sub off, Ahmed Elmohamady, Sub on, Scott Hogan
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 2-2 Sheffield United

ON THIS DAY

Despite taking a two goal lead within 9 minutes Villa can’t hang on for a first win in four as their difficult December continues.

Forward Gabby Agbonlahor made his final appearance for Villa aged 31 after 13 seasons with Villa. Sadly, despite his long service, the last 18 months had seen Gabby become a divisive figure following his apparent care free attitude to Villa’s relegation. That however would misrepresent Gabby’s commitment to and passion for Villa, in his 13 seasons Gabby made 394 appearances, of which 50 were as a substitute and scored 89 goals. Not prolific but one of our own on whom history will ultimately look with affection. Gabby was released by Villa in July 2018 before retiring from football after stating he would not wish to represent another club give his connection to Villa. Bravo Gabby, thanks for the memories.

Aston Villa

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

Sheffield United

European Cup / Champions League: ❌
League Champions: 🏆
FA Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆🏆
League Cup Winners: ❌
Last Trophy: 1924–25

FIXTURE HISTORY

Sheffield United

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FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 2017-18 |
Matchday | #26 |
League Game | #23 |
Manager Game | #62 |
Saturday, 23 December 2017

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Steve Bruce | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Northumberland, 2016-2018
Referee: Simon Hooper | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Wiltshire, 2008-
Kick off: 5.30pm
HT Score: 🟨 2-2
FT Score: 🟨 2-2
FT Result: 🟨 Drew
Last 5: 🟩 🟨 🟨 🟥 🟨

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Steve Bruce | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

🕒 62 | 🟩 | 27 🟨 | 15 🟥 20 | 1.55

Villa Career Form:

Top 8

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Simon Hooper | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Wiltshire, 2008-
Matches Officiated: 6
🟩 : 4
🟨 : 2
🟥 : 0
🆘 : 0
Previous 5: 🟩 🟨 🟩 🟩 🟩
Last Match: 🟩 16 Sept 17, Villa 3-0 Barnsley (a)
Cards: 🟨 🟨 🟨
Assistants: Adam Crysell, Akil Howson

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

None

Sheffield United

🟨 🟨 🟨

TEAM NEWS

Keinan Davis comes in for Josh Onomah.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age: | 28.16 |
Oldest Player: M Glenn Whelan | 🇮🇪 | 33.97 |
Youngest Player: CF Keinan Davis | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 19.87 |

MANAGER

Steve Bruce | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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Aston Villa

GK Sam Johnstone | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
LB Neil Taylor | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
CB James Chester | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
RB Ahmed Elmohamady | 🇪🇬 | 🔁 |
M Glenn Whelan | 🇮🇪 |
M Conor Hourihane | 🇮🇪 |
M Mile Jedinak | 🇦🇺 | ⚽ |
M Jack Grealish | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Robert Snodgrass | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | 🔥 | 🔁 |
W Albert Adomah | 🇬🇭 | ⚽ |
CF Keinan Davis | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔁 |

MANAGER

Chris Wilder | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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Sheffield United

GK Simon Moore | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
LB Enda Stevens (ex) | 🇨🇮 |
CB Jack O’Connell | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🟨 |
CB Chris Basham | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🟨 |
CB Cameron Carter-Vickers | 🇺🇸 |
CB Richard Stearman | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB George Baldock | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M John Lundstram | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Mark Duffy | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔁 |
CF Leon Clarke | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Clayton Donaldson | 🇯🇲 | ⚽ | ⚽ | 🟨 | 🔁 |

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STARTING XI

SUBSTITUTES

Not necessarily indicative of the actual matchday formation

UNUSED

Player

SUBSTITUTES

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🔁 RB Ritchie De Laet | 🇧🇪 | for W Robert Snodgrass | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | 59’ |
🔁 F Gabriel Agbonlahor | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔴 | for CF Keinan Davis | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 73’ |
🔁 F Scott Hogan | 🇮🇪 | for RB Ahmed Elmohamady | 🇪🇬 | 73’ |

SUBSTITUTES

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🔁 | M Samir Carruthers (ex) | 🇨🇮 | for M Mark Duffy | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 73’ |
🔁 | CF Billy Sharp | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | for CF Clayton Donaldson | 🇯🇲 | 74’ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Jed Steer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Tommy Elphick | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Alan Hutton | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Birkir Bjarnason | 🇮🇸 |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Jamal Blackman | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
LB Danny Lafferty | 🇬🇧 |
CB Ben Heneghan | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Jake Wright | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Caolan Lavery | 🇬🇧 |

SQUAD STATS

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1st XI Cost: £21.33m
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 6/11
Homegrown: 1/11
Subs Cost: £11.52m
Team Cost: £32.85m
Squad Cost: £42.70m
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 10/18
Homegrown: 2/18

SQUAD STATS

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1st XI Cost: £2.39m
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 8/11
Homegrown: ⭕/11
Subs Cost: £0.60m
Team Cost: £2.99m
Squad Cost: £3.36m
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 14/18
Homegrown: 1/18

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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GK Jed Steer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | £0.49m |
GK Sam Johnstone | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Loan |

RB Alan Hutton | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | £4.05m |
RB Ritchie De Laet | 🇧🇪 | £2.07m |
RB Ahmed Elmohamady | 🇪🇬 | £0.99m |
LB Neil Taylor | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 | Exchange |

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

M Mile Jedinak | 🇦🇺 | £4.14m |
M Conor Hourihane | 🇮🇪 | £3.15m |
M Birkir Bjarnason | 🇮🇸 | £1.80m |
M Glenn Whelan | 🇮🇪 | £1.53m |
M Jack Grealish | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Youth |

W Albert Adomah | 🇬🇭 | £3.15m |
W Robert Snodgrass | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | Loan |

F Scott Hogan | 🇮🇪 | £9.45m |
F Gabriel Agbonlahor | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Youth |
CF Keinan Davis | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Free |

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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GK Simon Moore | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | £0.50m |
GK Jamal Blackman | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Loan |

RB George Baldock | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | £0.64m |
LB Enda Stevens (ex) | 🇮🇪 | Free |
LB Danny Lafferty | 🇬🇧 | Free |

CB Richard Stearman | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | £0.77m |
CB Ben Heneghan | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | £0.37m |
CB Jack O’Connell | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Free |
CB Chris Basham | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Free |
CB Jake Wright | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Free |
CB Cameron Carter-Vickers | 🇺🇸 | Loan |

M John Lundstram | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | £0.48m |
M Mark Duffy | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Free |
M Samir Carruthers (ex) | 🇨🇮 | Free |

CF Billy Sharp | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | £0.60m |
CF Leon Clarke | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Free |
CF Clayton Donaldson | 🇯🇲 | Free |
CF Caolan Lavery | 🇬🇧 | Free |

UNAVAILABLE

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Injury | 2 |
CF Jonathan Kodjia | 🇨🇮 |
CB John Terry | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

Out on Loan | 6 |
W Carles Gil | 🇪🇸 | Deportivo
GK Pierluigi Gollini | 🇮🇹 | Atalanta
LB Jordan Amavi | 🇫🇷 | Marseille
M Gary Gardner | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Barnsley
GK Matija Šarkić | 🇲🇪 | Wigan
CF Ross McCormack | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | Melbourne

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

🔴 F Gabriel Agbonlahor | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 2006-17 | 🕒 392 | 341 (51) | ⚽ 89 | 🔥 39 | 🇺 19 | #789 |

MATCH STATS

Possession F | 61%
Possession A | 39%
Shots F | 13
Shots A | 11
Shots on Target F | 3
Shots on Target A | 4
Corners F | 2
Corners A | 4
Fouls F | 13
Fouls A | 21

MATCH QUOTES

*Villa boss Steve Bruce* “We made a wonderful start, got in front and looked good, but we’ve then gifted them two goals. “The one thing you can’t legislate for is individual errors. It cost us last week in a big game (at Derby) and it’s cost us again. “That’s disappointing because it’s the one area where we’ve looked strong. We had the best defensive record earlier in the season. Now, all of a sudden, we’re making unforced mistakes.”

MATCH REPORT

*BBC Sport*
Saturday, 23 December 2017

*Aston Villa let slip an early two-goal lead as they were held to an ultimately disappointing draw by fellow Championship play-off contenders Sheffield United.* Top scorer Albert Adomah’s fourth-minute penalty was quickly followed by Mile Jedinak’s header. Yet, by the 26th minute, the Blades had levelled with two well-taken strikes from Clayton Donaldson. The draw leaves both sides nine points off an automatic promotion place. For all their spirit in coming back to claim a deserved point, Chris Wilder’s side have now gone six games without a win, while it is almost a month since Villa last won, having picked up just three points from their last four games. Villa made a dream start, going two up in nine minutes. First, teenage striker Keinan Davis went down under a relatively soft challenge by Richard Stearman and the referee pointed to the spot. Adomah duly despatched the spot kick, for his 11th goal of the season, followed five minutes later by the soaring Jedinak’s fierce header from Conor Hourihane’s right-wing corner. Within three minutes, the Blades pulled one back when Jedinak failed to cut out John Lundstram’s long ball over the top and Birmingham City old boy Donaldson coolly brought the ball down before chipping over the stranded Sam Johnstone. It was then makeshift centre-half Jedinak’s error that let Donaldson in for his second goal when he failed to deal with another long ball, this time from another former Blues player Mark Duffy. That allowed Donaldson to power clear and fire through keeper Johnstone’s legs. But it proved to be the end of the scoring, Leon Clarke, the Championship’s 14-goal top scorer, going closest in a poor second half, with an off-target far-post header just wide. *Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce told BBC Sport:* “We made a wonderful start, got in front and looked good, but we’ve then gifted them two goals. “The one thing you can’t legislate for is individual errors. It cost us last week in a big game (at Derby) and it’s cost us again. “That’s disappointing because it’s the one area where we’ve looked strong. We had the best defensive record earlier in the season. Now, all of a sudden, we’re making unforced mistakes.”

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