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Game #5434

Aston Villa

Saturday, 10 March 2018

Won

3rd (-)

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ

Championship

Wolverhampton Wanderers

Attendance: 37,836

Villa Park

Aston Villa

4-1

Wolves

Assist(s) | Lewis Grabban | 8โ€™ | Robert Snodgrass | 57โ€™ | Albert Adomah | 62โ€™ | Henri Lansbury | 85โ€™ |

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa hammer Wolverhampton's Champions League ringers as automatic promotion looks to be possible.

KEY MAN

James Chester celebrates his goal to put Villa in front in the hammering of Wolves, 10 March 2018

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 10 March 2018

โšฝ | 8โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Albert Adomah, Assist by Lewis Grabban
๐Ÿฅ… | 20โ€™ Goal, 1-1, (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Diogo Jota
๐ŸŸจ | 44โ€™ Booking, Albert Adomah
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 1-1 Wolverhampton Wanderers
โšฝ | 57โ€™ Goal, 2-1, James Chester, Assist by Robert Snodgrass
โšฝ | 62โ€™ Goal, 3-1, Lewis Grabban, Assist by Albert Adomah
๐Ÿ” | 75โ€™ Sub off, Albert Adomah, Sub on, โ€‹Birkir Bjarnason
๐ŸŸจ | 79โ€™ Booking, Conor Hourihane
๐Ÿ” | 81โ€™ Sub off, Conor Hourihane, Sub on, โ€‹Henri Lansbury
๐ŸŸจ | 83โ€™ Booking, Jack Grealish
โšฝ | 85โ€™ Goal, 4-1, Birkir Bjarnason, Assist by Henri Lansbury
๐Ÿ” | 86โ€™ Sub off, Lewis Grabban, Sub on, Scott Hogan
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 4-1 Wolverhampton Wanderers

ON THIS DAY

Villa put runaway leaders Wolverhampton Wanderers to the sword in a scintillating second half performance. As refreshing as the result was just as welcome was the positive, objective nature of Steve Bruce's post match statements standing in direct contrast to some of his earlier proclamations. Villa had certainly turned a corner in recent months, the boss seemed to have done so too.

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

Wolverhampton Wanderers

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

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 2017-18 |
Matchday | #40 |
League Game | #36 |
Manager Game | #76 |
Saturday, 10 March 2018

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Steve Bruce | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Northumberland, 2016-2018
Referee:ย David Coote | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Nottinghamshire, 2010-
Kick off: 5.30pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 1-1
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 4-1
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฉ Won
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ

MANAGERIAL RECORD

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

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 76 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 37 ๐ŸŸจ | 16 ๐ŸŸฅ 23 | 1.67

Villa Career Form:

Top 6

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee:ย David Coote | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Nottinghamshire, 2010-
Matches Officiated: 6
๐ŸŸฉ : 2
๐ŸŸจ : 1
๐ŸŸฅ : 3
๐Ÿ†˜ : 1
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฉ 3 Feb 18, Villa 3-2 Burton (h)
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ
Assistants: Shaun Hudson, Nicholas Hopton

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Wolverhampton Wanderers

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

TEAM NEWS

Steve Bruce recalls Jack Grealish and Mile Jedinak as Scott Hogan and Glenn Whelan drop out.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age: | 29.57 |
Oldest Player: CB John Terry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 37.28 |
Youngest Player: M Jack Grealish | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 22.51 |

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 |
LB Neil Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
RB Ahmed Elmohamady | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ |
CB James Chester | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
CB John Terry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Jack Grealish | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Mile Jedinak | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ |
M Conor Hourihane | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ” |
W Robert Snodgrass | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
W Albert Adomah | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ | โšฝ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Lewis Grabban | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ” |

MANAGER

Nuno Espรญrito Santo | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น |

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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 | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ” |
CB Willy Boly | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ |
CB Conor Coady | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Matt Doherty | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Alfred Nโ€™Diaye | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Rรบben Neves | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น |
W Ivan Cavaleiro | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น | ๐Ÿ” |
W Diogo Jota | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น | ๐ŸŸจ | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Lรฉo Bonatini | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท |

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SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” M Birkir Bjarnason | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธ | โšฝ | for W Albert Adomah | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ | 75โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” M Henri Lansbury | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ | for M Conor Hourihane | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | 81โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” F Scott Hogan | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | for CF Lewis Grabban | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ | 86โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” | CF Benik Afobe | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฉ | for W Ivan Cavaleiro | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น | 67โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | CB Romain Saรฏss | ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆ | for CB Danny Batth | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 68โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | W Hรฉlder Costa | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ด | ๐ŸŸจ | for W Diogo Jota | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น | 76โ€™ |

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UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Mark Bunn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB James Bree | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Josh Onomah | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Keinan Davis | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Will Norris | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Roderick Miranda | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น |
CB Ryan Bennett | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Morgan Gibbs-White | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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SQUAD STATS

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1st XI Cost: ยฃ19.80m
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: ยฃ14.31m
Team Cost: ยฃ34.11m
Squad Cost: ยฃ37.26m
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: 1/18

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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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 James Bree | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ3.15m |
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 |

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 Jack Grealish | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 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 |
CF Keinan Davis | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |
CF Lewis Grabban | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ | Loan |

SQUAD STATS

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1st XI Cost: ยฃ49.37m
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: ยฃ16.51m
Team Cost: ยฃ65.88m
Squad Cost: ยฃ68.46m
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 : 7/18
Homegrown: 2/18

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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Fresh from a sudden ability to attract Champions League players to a club that has spent 22 of the past 26 seasons outside the top flight, Wolves arrive at Villa Park with a squad costing over ยฃ68m. The squad itself is peppered with Portuguese internationals as well as a number of advantageous loan deals that will be transformed into permanent transfers at season end but avoid being in contravention of FFP.

Questions abound as to how it works and what it means but the presence of the โ€˜super agentโ€™ Jorge Mendes alongside Wolvesโ€™ new owners Fosun suggest this is either a brand new model for running a football club or an age old sleight of hand that wonโ€™t end well.

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 |

CB Willy Boly | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ | ยฃ10.80m |
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 Morgan Gibbs-White | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |
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 Lรฉo Bonatini | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | Loan |
CF Benik Afobe | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฉ | Loan |

UNAVAILABLE

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Injury | 1 |
CF Jonathan Kodjia | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ |

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

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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 | 42%
Possession A | 58%
Shots F | 3
Shots A | 6
Shots on Target F | 1
Shots on Target A | 4
Corners F | 2
Corners A | 4
Fouls F | 13
Fouls A | 14

MATCH QUOTES

*Villa boss Steve Bruce* โ€œOver the last two to three months in particular, the whole team has produced some terrific performances away from home, but to cap it off tonight against a very decent Wolves team was terrific for everybody. โ€œAll of a sudden weโ€™ve got a goal threat all across the teamโ€ฆweโ€™ve taken our chances, in a big game you have to take your chances. The neutrals might have enjoyed that, but every Villa fan is going to enjoy it more.โ€

MATCH REPORT