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Game #5422

Aston Villa

Saturday, 30 December 2017

Won

7th (+1)

Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ

Championship

Middlesbrough

Attendance: 29,422

Riverside Stadium

Middlesbrough

0-1

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | Albert Adomah | 75โ€™ |

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa win for the first time in six to leave them with eleven wins, seven draws and four defeats in their last twenty two Championship games.

KEY MAN

Robert Snodgrass celebrates his winner, 30 December 2017

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 30 December 2017

๐ŸŸจ | 24โ€™ Booking, Conor Hourihane
๐ŸŸจ | 30โ€™ Booking, Josh Onomah
๐Ÿ” | 37โ€™ Sub off, Josh Onomah, Sub on, Jack Grealish
๐ŸŸจ | 45โ€™ Booking, Tommy Elphick
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Middlesbrough 0-0 Aston Villa
๐ŸŸจ | 62โ€™ Booking, James Chester
โšฝ | 75โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Robert Snodgrass, Assist by Albert Adomah
๐Ÿ” | 75โ€™ Sub off, Scott Hogan, Sub on, Rushian Hepburn-Murphy
๐Ÿ” | 90โ€™ Sub off, Albert Adomah, Sub on, Birkir Bjarnason
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Middlesbrough 0-1 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Back to winning ways for Villa with a first win in 6 after a difficult December. Following the fantastic form from September to November with a settled and focused team the worry remained that as Steve Bruce began chopping and changing selections once again all the good work of the earlier period would be undone. 2018 was already looking like a make or break year for Bruce and for Villa.

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

Middlesbrough

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
League Champions: โŒ
FA Cup Winners: โŒ
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 2003-04

FIXTURE HISTORY

Middlesbrough

Previous 5 vs. Middlesbrough: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 2017-18 |
Matchday | #28 |
League Game | #25 |
Manager Game | #64 |
Saturday, 30 December 2017

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Steve Bruce | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Northumberland, 2016-2018
Referee:ย Andy Madley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Huddersfield, 2011-
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 0-0
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 1-0
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฉ Won
Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ

MANAGERIAL RECORD

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

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 64 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 28 ๐ŸŸจ | 15 ๐ŸŸฅ 21 | 1.55

Villa Career Form:

Top 8

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee:ย Andy Madley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Huddersfield, 2011-
Matches Officiated: 6
๐ŸŸฉ : 3
๐ŸŸจ : 3
๐ŸŸฅ : 0
๐Ÿ†˜ : 0
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸจ 29 Oct 17, Villa 0-0 Birmingham (a)
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ
Assistants: Jonathan Hunt, James Wilson

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Middlesbrough

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

TEAM NEWS

Although the injury list was growing necessitating some changes, Steve Bruce had begun to tinker with his squad once more. Neil Taylor (injury), Glenn Whelan (injury) and Jack Grealish drop out with Conor Hourihane, Josh Onomah and Ahmed Elmohamady recalled to the starting line up.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age: | 28.61 |
Oldest Player: M Mile Jedinak | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ | 33.43 |
Youngest Player: M Josh Onomah | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 20.69 |

MANAGER

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

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Aston Villa

GK Sam Johnstone | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Ahmed Elmohamady | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ |
CB James Chester | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
CB Tommy Elphick | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
RB Alan Hutton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
M Mile Jedinak | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ |
M Conor Hourihane | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Josh Onomah | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ” |
W Robert Snodgrass | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
W Albert Adomah | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ | ๐Ÿ” |
F Scott Hogan | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐Ÿ” |

MANAGER

Tony Pulis | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |

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Middlesbrough

GK Darren Randolph | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
LB George Friend | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
CB Daniel Ayala | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
CB Ryan Shotton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Ben Gibson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Grant Leadbitter | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Jonny Howson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Stewart Downing (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
CF Britt Assombalonga | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฉ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Martin Braithwaite | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Rudy Gestede (ex) | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฏ | ๐Ÿ” |

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SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” M Jack Grealish | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for M Josh Onomah | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 37โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” F Rushian Hepburn-Murphy | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for F Scott Hogan | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | 75โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” M Birkir Bjarnason | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธ | for W Albert Adomah | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ | 90โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” | W Adama Traorรฉ (ex) | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | for CF Martin Braithwaite | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ | 57โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | CF Patrick Bamford | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for CF Rudy Gestede (ex) | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฏ | 69โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | CF Ashley Fletcher | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for CF Britt Assombalonga | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฉ | 79โ€™ |

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UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Jed Steer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB James Bree | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Jake Doyle-Hayes | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
F Callum Oโ€™Hare | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Dimitrios Konstantopoulos | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ท |
RB Cyrus Christie | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Adlรจne Guรฉdioura | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฟ |
M Lewis Baker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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SQUAD STATS

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1st XI Cost: ยฃ36.81m
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: ยฃ1.80m
Team Cost: ยฃ38.61m
Squad Cost: ยฃ42.25m
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 : 11/18
Homegrown: 4/18

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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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 James Bree | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ3.15m |
RB Ahmed Elmohamady | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ | ยฃ0.99m |

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 Jack Grealish | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |
M Jake Doyle-Hayes | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | Youth |
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 |

F Scott Hogan | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ยฃ9.45m |
F Rushian Hepburn-Murphy | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |
F Callum Oโ€™Hare | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |

SQUAD STATS

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1st XI Cost: ยฃ50.60m
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 : 6/11
Homegrown: 1/11
Subs Cost: ยฃ18.62m
Team Cost: ยฃ69.22m
Squad Cost: ยฃ76.13m
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

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Middlesbrough arrive at Villa Park with a squad costing ยฃ76m. As has been the case for many a year their line up includes a (un)healthy number of ex. Villains.

GK Darren Randolph | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ยฃ4.80m |
GK Dimitrios Konstantopoulos | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ท | Free |

RB Cyrus Christie | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ยฃ2.42m |
LB George Friend | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ0.55m |

CB Ryan Shotton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ2.75m |
CB Daniel Ayala | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | ยฃ0.36m |
CB Ben Gibson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |

M Jonny Howson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ4.84m |
M Adlรจne Guรฉdioura | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฟ | ยฃ4.49m |
M Grant Leadbitter | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |
M Lewis Baker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Loan |

W Adama Traorรฉ (ex) | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | ยฃ7.10m |
W Stewart Downing (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ6.77m |

CF Britt Assombalonga | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฉ | ยฃ14.66m |
CF Martin Braithwaite | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ | ยฃ9.76m |
CF Ashley Fletcher | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ6.30m |
CF Rudy Gestede (ex) | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฏ | ยฃ6.11m |
CF Patrick Bamford | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ5.22m |

UNAVAILABLE

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Injury | 5 |
CF Jonathan Kodjia | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ |
CB John Terry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Glenn Whelan | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
LB Neil Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
CF Keinan Davis | 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

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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 Halfโ€จ

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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โšฝ | Goal
๐Ÿ”ฅ | Assist
๐Ÿ” | Substitution

๐ŸŸจ | Booking

๐ŸŸฅ | Sending off

๐Ÿ†˜ | Poor refereeing performance
๐ŸŸข : Debut ๐Ÿ”ด : Final Game

DEBUT APPEARANCES

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Possession F | 55%
Possession A | 45%
Shots F | 11
Shots A | 13
Shots on Target F | 5
Shots on Target A | 1
Corners F | 9
Corners A | 5
Fouls F | 12
Fouls A | 16

MATCH QUOTES

*Villa boss Steve Bruce* โ€œConsidering the problems that weโ€™ve had (without nine players) itโ€™s a very satisfying win. โ€œThe response from the other night was vitally important. We lurch along, we played badly against Brentford second half and all of a sudden weโ€™re in crisis. โ€œWe have to eradicate that as a club. We canโ€™t be just going along quite nicely and then weโ€™re in crisis. Weโ€™ve seen today this is a division which throws up results which leave people scratching their heads at. Let us get on with the job in hand.โ€

MATCH REPORT