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Game #5420

Saturday, 23 December 2017

Attendance: 35,210

Drew

Championship

6th (-1)

Sheffield United

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ

Villa Park

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

Aston Villa

2-2

Sheffield United

Assist(s) | Robert Snodgrass | 9โ€™ |

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

โšฝ | 4โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Albert Adomah (pen)
โšฝ | 9โ€™ Goal, 2-0, Mile Jedinak, Assist by Robert Snodgrass
๐Ÿฅ… | 12โ€™ Goal, 2-1, (Sheffield United), Clayton Donaldson
๐Ÿฅ… | 26โ€™ Goal, 2-2, (Sheffield United), Clayton Donaldson
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 2-2 Sheffield United
๐Ÿ” | 59โ€™ Sub off, Robert Snodgrass, Sub on, Ritchie De Laet
๐Ÿ” | 73โ€™ Sub off, Keinan Davis, Sub on, Gabriel Agbonlahor ๐Ÿ”ด
๐Ÿ” | 73โ€™ Sub off, Ahmed Elmohamady, Sub on, Scott Hogan
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 2-2 Sheffield United

ON THIS DAY

Despite taking a two goal lead within 9 minutes Villa canโ€™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 Villaโ€™s relegation. That however would misrepresent Gabbyโ€™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: 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

Sheffield United

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
League Champions: ๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: โŒ
Last Trophy: 1924โ€“25

FIXTURE HISTORY

Sheffield United

Previous 5 vs. Sheffield United: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ

FIXTURE DETAILS

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

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Steve Bruce | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Northumberland, 2016-2018
Referee:ย Simon Hooper | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Wiltshire, 2008-
Kick off: 5.30pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 2-2
FT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 2-2
FT Result: ๐ŸŸจ Drew
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee:ย Simon Hooper | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Wiltshire, 2008-
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฉ 16 Sept 17, Villa 3-0 Barnsley (a)
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ
Assistants: Adam Crysell, Akil Howson

CARDS

Villa

None

Sheffield United

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Simon Hooper

TEAM NEWS

Keinan Davis comes in for Josh Onomah.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age: | 28.16 |
Oldest Player: M Glenn Whelan | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | 33.97 |
Youngest Player: CF Keinan Davis | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 19.87 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

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

Chris Wilder | 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 |
CB James Chester | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
RB Ahmed Elmohamady | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Glenn Whelan | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Conor Hourihane | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Mile Jedinak | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ | โšฝ |
M Jack Grealish | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Robert Snodgrass | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ | ๐Ÿ” |
W Albert Adomah | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ | โšฝ |
CF Keinan Davis | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |

Sheffield United

GK Simon Moore | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Enda Stevens (ex) | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ |
CB Jack Oโ€™Connell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
CB Chris Basham | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
CB Cameron Carter-Vickers | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
CB Richard Stearman | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB George Baldock | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M John Lundstram | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Mark Duffy | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Leon Clarke | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Clayton Donaldson | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ | โšฝ | โšฝ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ” |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” RB Ritchie De Laet | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช | for W Robert Snodgrass | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | 59โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” F Gabriel Agbonlahor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ด | for CF Keinan Davis | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 73โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” F Scott Hogan | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | for RB Ahmed Elmohamady | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ | 73โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | M Samir Carruthers (ex) | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ | for M Mark Duffy | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 73โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | CF Billy Sharp | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for CF Clayton Donaldson | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ | 74โ€™ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Jed Steer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Tommy Elphick | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Alan Hutton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
M Birkir Bjarnason | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Jamal Blackman | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Danny Lafferty | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |
CB Ben Heneghan | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Jake Wright | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Caolan Lavery | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |

SQUAD STATS

1st XI Cost: ยฃ21.33m
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: ยฃ11.52m
Team Cost: ยฃ32.85m
Squad Cost: ยฃ42.70m
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 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 |
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 |

M Mile Jedinak | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ | ยฃ4.14m |
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 Jack Grealish | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |

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

F Scott Hogan | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ยฃ9.45m |
F Gabriel Agbonlahor | 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: ยฃ2.39m
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: โญ•/11
Subs Cost: ยฃ0.60m
Team Cost: ยฃ2.99m
Squad Cost: ยฃ3.36m
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 : 14/18
Homegrown: 1/18

MATCHDAY SQUAD

GK Simon Moore | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ0.50m |
GK Jamal Blackman | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Loan |

RB George Baldock | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ0.64m |
LB Enda Stevens (ex) | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | Free |
LB Danny Lafferty | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | Free |

CB Richard Stearman | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ0.77m |
CB Ben Heneghan | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ0.37m |
CB Jack Oโ€™Connell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |
CB Chris Basham | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |
CB Jake Wright | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |
CB Cameron Carter-Vickers | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | Loan |

M John Lundstram | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ0.48m |
M Mark Duffy | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |
M Samir Carruthers (ex) | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ | Free |

CF Billy Sharp | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ0.60m |
CF Leon Clarke | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |
CF Clayton Donaldson | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ | Free |
CF Caolan Lavery | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | Free |

UNAVAILABLE

Injury | 2 |
CF Jonathan Kodjia | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ |
CB John Terry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Out on Loan | 6 |
W Carles Gil | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | Deportivo
GK Pierluigi Gollini | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น | Atalanta
LB Jordan Amavi | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | Marseille
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

F Gabriel Agbonlahor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

*Villa boss Steve Bruce*

โ€œWe made a wonderful start, got in front and looked good, but weโ€™ve then gifted them two goals.

โ€œThe one thing you canโ€™t legislate for is individual errors. It cost us last week in a big game (at Derby) and itโ€™s cost us again.

โ€œThatโ€™s disappointing because itโ€™s the one area where weโ€™ve looked strong. We had the best defensive record earlier in the season. Now, all of a sudden, weโ€™re making unforced mistakes.โ€

*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 Adomahโ€™s fourth-minute penalty was quickly followed by Mile Jedinakโ€™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 Wilderโ€™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 Jedinakโ€™s fierce header from Conor Hourihaneโ€™s right-wing corner.

Within three minutes, the Blades pulled one back when Jedinak failed to cut out John Lundstramโ€™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 Jedinakโ€™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 Johnstoneโ€™s legs. But it proved to be the end of the scoring, Leon Clarke, the Championshipโ€™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:*

โ€œWe made a wonderful start, got in front and looked good, but weโ€™ve then gifted them two goals.

โ€œThe one thing you canโ€™t legislate for is individual errors. It cost us last week in a big game (at Derby) and itโ€™s cost us again.

โ€œThatโ€™s disappointing because itโ€™s the one area where weโ€™ve looked strong. We had the best defensive record earlier in the season. Now, all of a sudden, weโ€™re making unforced mistakes.โ€