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Game #5431

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Attendance: 30,894

Drew

Championship

3rd (-)

Preston North End

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ

Villa Park

A leggy Villa side are held at home by lowly Preston but now have one defeat in nine and seven wins in their promotion challenge.

Aston Villa

1-1

Preston North End

Assist(s) | None

KEY MAN

Lewis Grabban scores from the spot to earn a point for Villa, 20 February 2018

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MATCH TIMELINE

๐ŸŸจ | 22โ€™ Booking, Birkir Bjarnason
๐Ÿฅ… | 37โ€™ Goal, 0-1, (Preston North End)
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 0-1 Preston North End
๐Ÿ” | 46โ€™ Sub off, Conor Hourihane, Sub on, Keinan Davis
๐Ÿ” | 46โ€™ Sub off, Robert Snodgrass, Sub on, Lewis Grabban
๐ŸŸจ | 51โ€™ Booking, Mile Jedinak
โšฝ | 66โ€™ Goal, 1-1, Lewis Grabban (pen)
๐ŸŸจ | 79โ€™ Booking, John Terry
๐Ÿ” | 85โ€™ Sub off, Axel Tuanzebe, Sub on, Ahmed Elmohamady
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 1-1 Preston North End

ON THIS DAY

Lewis Grabban scores his first goal for Villa from the spot to rescue a point against Preston.

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

Preston North End

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: โŒ
Last Trophy: 1937โ€“38

FIXTURE HISTORY

Preston North End

Previous 5 vs. Preston: | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐ŸŸฉ | ๐ŸŸฅ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐ŸŸฉ |

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 2017-18 |
Matchday | #37 |
League Game | #33 |
Manager Game | #73 |
Tuesday, 20 February 2018

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Steve Bruce | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Northumberland, 2016-2018
Referee:ย Darren England | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Doncaster, 2015-
Kick off: 7.45pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 0-1
FT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 1-1
FT Result: ๐ŸŸจ Drew
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee:ย Darren England | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Doncaster, 2015-
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฉ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฉ 18 Nov 17, Villa 2-1 QPR (a)
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ
Assistants: James Mainwaring, Nicholas Greenhalgh

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Preston North End

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Darren England

TEAM NEWS

Ahmed Elmohamady drops out with Josh Onomah returning.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age: | 28.40 |
Oldest Player: CB John Terry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 37.23 |
Youngest Player: CB Axel Tuanzebe | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 20.28 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

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

Alex Neil | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |

Aston Villa

GK Sam Johnstone | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Alan Hutton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
CB Axel Tuanzebe | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CB James Chester | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
CB John Terry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Mile Jedinak | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Josh Onomah | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Birkir Bjarnason | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Conor Hourihane | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐Ÿ” |
W Robert Snodgrass | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
F Scott Hogan | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |

Preston North End

GK Declan Rudd | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
LB Greg Cunningham | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CB Ben Davies | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Paul Huntington | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Darnell Fisher | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Ben Pearson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Alan Browne | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
W Thomas Barkhuizen | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ” |
W Billy Bodin | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Louis Moult | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Callum Robinson (ex) | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” CF Keinan Davis | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for M Conor Hourihane | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | 46โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” CF Lewis Grabban | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ | โšฝ | for W Robert Snodgrass | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | 46โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” RB Ahmed Elmohamady | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ | for CB Axel Tuanzebe | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 85โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | M Daryl Horgan | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | for CF Louis Moult | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 83โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | M Josh Harrop | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for W Thomas Barkhuizen | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 89โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | CF Connor Simpson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for W Billy Bodin | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | 89โ€™ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Mark Bunn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Neil Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
M Glenn Whelan | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Henri Lansbury | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Chris Maxwell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
LB Tommy Spurr | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Josh Earl | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Calum Woods | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

SQUAD STATS

1st XI Cost: ยฃ30.96m
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 : 7/11
Homegrown: โญ•/11
Subs Cost: ยฃ0.99m
Team Cost: ยฃ31.95m
Squad Cost: ยฃ36.54m
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: โญ•/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 |

RB Alan Hutton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ยฃ4.05m |
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 John Terry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |
CB Axel Tuanzebe | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Loan |

M Mile Jedinak | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ | ยฃ4.14m |
M Conor Hourihane | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ยฃ3.15m |
M Henri Lansbury | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ3.06m |
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 Robert Snodgrass | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | Loan |

F Scott Hogan | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ยฃ9.45m |
CF Keinan Davis | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |
CF Lewis Grabban | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ | Loan |

SQUAD STATS

1st XI Cost: ยฃ1.92m
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: ยฃ0.00m
Team Cost: ยฃ1.92m
Squad Cost: ยฃ1.92m
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: 2/18

MATCHDAY SQUAD

GK Declan Rudd | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ0.98m |
GK Chris Maxwell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | Free |

LB Josh Earl | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |
LB Greg Cunningham | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | Free |
RB Darnell Fisher | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |
LB Tommy Spurr | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |
RB Calum Woods | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |

CB Ben Davies | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |
CB Paul Huntington | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |

M Ben Pearson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ0.11m |
M Josh Harrop | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |
M Alan Browne | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | Free |
W Thomas Barkhuizen | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |
M Daryl Horgan | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | Free |

W Billy Bodin | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | ยฃ0.39m |

CF Louis Moult | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ0.44m |
CF Callum Robinson (ex) | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | Free |
CF Connor Simpson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |

UNAVAILABLE

Injury | 3 |
CF Jonathan Kodjia | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ |
M Jack Grealish | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Albert Adomah | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ |

Out on Loan | 7 |
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
CB Tommy Elphick | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Reading
RB Ritchie De Laet | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช | Antwerp
CB Easah Suliman | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Grimsby

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 | 53%
Possession A | 47%
Shots F | 9
Shots A | 11
Shots on Target F | 6
Shots on Target A | 6
Corners F | 3
Corners A | 7
Fouls F | 16
Fouls A | 8

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

*Villa boss Steve Bruce*

โ€œWe found it difficult against a really good Championship team. They have a good work ethic, good players and in this league they are a threat for anyone. It is fair to say we found it difficult in the first half but in the second half we could have won the match with the best pass and best quality of the match but Keinan Davis didnโ€™t take the chance.

โ€œAll of a sudden we have a difficult Villa Park pitch at the moment. Iโ€™ve never seen it in such condition but we eventually got something out of the game despite missing several creative players through injury. Without them we have found it difficult.โ€

*Sky Sports*
Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Lewis Grabban netted his first goal for Aston Villa to scramble a nervous 1-1 Championship home draw against Preston on Tuesday.

Tom Barkhuizen, North Endโ€™s leading marksman, put the play-off chasing Lilywhites ahead in the first half. But Villa equalised as a result of a controversial penalty converted by on-loan Bournemouth striker Grabban in the 66th minute.

A struggling Villa, who had been looking to complete the double, therefore missed the chance to move into second place in the table.

Villa were seriously depleted due to the absence of Albert Adomah, Ahmed Elmohamady and Jack Grealish, although they made a good start when Preston were undoubtedly indebted to goalkeeper Declan Rudd.

The former Norwich stopper had to make a spectacular save flinging himself to his right to keep out a powerful shot from Birkir Bjarnason and a minute later Rudd saved a John Terry header as Villa strived to build an early advantage.

After losing their first league game in eight at Fulham on Saturday, Villa attempted to bounce back in style but they were thwarted by an equally determined Preston side who exploited the midlands clubโ€™s shortcomings.

Preston, who had skipper Greg Cunningham and Ben Pearson back in their side, played with quiet confidence as they slowly found some attacking form generally generated by Alan Browne.

A dreadful clearance by Terry gave Preston a golden opportunity to take the lead but Callum Robinsonโ€™s snap shot from 20 yards went narrowly wide of the post with goalkeeper Sam Johnstone completely out of position.

But it was Rudd who continued to take the first-half honours with another point-blank save from Scott Hogan.

Frustration began to creep into Villaโ€™s play and it was clearly evident that they sadly missed the creative ability and drive of Grealish, while Mile Jedinak struggled badly in midfield.

Consequently Preston were able to pose real problems with some smooth attacks which had Villa back-peddling.

The pressure was relieved by Alan Hutton moving forward to fully test Ruddโ€™s undoubted ability.

Preston, who had only lost one game in their previous 16 Championship matches, demonstrated their attacking danger when Barkhuizen put them ahead in the 37th minute.

Johnstone, who gave away a bad goal at Fulham, attempted to punch the ball clear only to set up Barkhuizen to score with a scissors kick which looped into the roof of the net.

The goal definitely put Villa on the back foot and after the break they made a double substitution, sending on strikers Grabban and Keinan Davis.

Preston continued to look the more dangerous with Johnstone forced to make a fine save from a Paul Huntington header but Davis won a penalty which live-wire Grabban casually converted with a low shot into the middle of the net.

*Villa boss Steve Bruce*

โ€œWe found it difficult against a really good Championship team. They have a good work ethic, good players and in this league they are a threat for anyone. It is fair to say we found it difficult in the first half but in the second half we could have won the match with the best pass and best quality of the match but Keinan Davis didnโ€™t take the chance.

โ€œAll of a sudden we have a difficult Villa Park pitch at the moment. Iโ€™ve never seen it in such condition but we eventually got something out of the game despite missing several creative players through injury. Without them we have found it difficult.โ€