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Game #5438

Aston Villa

Tuesday, 3 April 2018

Won

4th (-)

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ

Championship

Reading

Attendance: 29,223

Villa Park

Aston Villa

3-0

Reading

Assist(s) | Robert Snodgrass | 46โ€™ |

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa win for the first time in four games.

KEY MAN

Birkir Bjarnason celebrates his goal as Villa get back to winning ways against Reading, 3 April 2018

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MATCH TIMELINE

Tuesday, 3 April 2018

๐ŸŸฅ | 30โ€™ Sending off, (Reading), David Edwards
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 0-0 Reading
โšฝ | 46โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Birkir Bjarnason, Assist by Robert Snodgrass
โšฝ | 63โ€™ Goal, 2-0, Conor Hourihane
๐Ÿ” | 66โ€™ Sub off, Albert Adomah, Sub on, Jonathan Kodjia
๐Ÿ” | 67โ€™ Sub off, Robert Snodgrass, Sub on, Josh Onomah
โšฝ | 70โ€™ Goal, 3-0, Scott Hogan
๐Ÿ” | 75โ€™ Sub off, Jack Grealish, Sub on, Glenn Whelan
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 3-0 Reading

ON THIS DAY

Villa return to form with 18 shots on target and 3 goals with all three coming from players Steve Bruce had reinstated into the side for the match.

Former Villa midfielder and Champions League hopeful Leandro Bacuna lined up for Reading.

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

Reading

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
League Champions: โŒ
FA Cup Winners: โŒ
League Cup Winners: โŒ
Last Trophy: โŒ

FIXTURE HISTORY

Reading

Previous 5 vs. Reading: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 2017-18 |
Matchday | #44 |
League Game | #40 |
Manager Game | #80 |
Tuesday, 3 April 2018

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Steve Bruce | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Northumberland, 2016-2018
Referee: Darren Bond | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Lancashire, 2013-
Kick off: 7.45pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 0-0
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 3-0
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฉ Won
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ

MANAGERIAL RECORD

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

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 80 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 38 ๐ŸŸจ | 17 ๐ŸŸฅ 25 | 1.64

Villa Career Form:

Top 6

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Darren Bond | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Lancashire, 2013-
Matches Officiated: 3
๐ŸŸฉ : 1
๐ŸŸจ : 1
๐ŸŸฅ : 1
๐Ÿ†˜ : 0
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸจ 7 May 17, Villa 1-1 Brighton (h)
Cards: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ
Assistants: Matt McGrath, Matt Foley

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

None

Reading

๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

TEAM NEWS

Mass changes from the side that drew with Hull as Steve Bruce recalls Neil Taylor, Conor Hourihane, Scott Hogan, Birkir Bjarnason and Ahmed Elmohamady with Lewis Grabban, Axel Tuanzebe, Alan Hutton, Mile Jedinak and Henri Lansbury dropping out.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age: | 28.90 |
Oldest Player: CB John Terry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 37.35 |
Youngest Player: M Jack Grealish | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 22.58 |

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 |
CB John Terry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Jack Grealish | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Birkir Bjarnason | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธ | โšฝ |
M Conor Hourihane | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | โšฝ |
W Robert Snodgrass | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ | ๐Ÿ” |
W Albert Adomah | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ | ๐Ÿ” |
F Scott Hogan | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | โšฝ |

MANAGER

Paul Clement | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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Reading

GK Vito Mannone | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น |
LB Tyler Blackett | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Liam Moore | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ |
CB Tiago Ilori (ex) | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น |
RB Chris Gunter | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
M George Evans | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
M David Edwards | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐ŸŸฅ |
M Leandro Bacuna (ex) | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ผ |
W Modou Barrow | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฒ |
F Sone Aluko | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Sam Smith | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |

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SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” CF Jonathan Kodjia | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ | for W Albert Adomah | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ | 66โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” M Josh Onomah | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for W Robert Snodgrass | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | 67โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” M Glenn Whelan | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | for M Jack Grealish | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 75โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” | M Pelle Clement | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | for CF Sam Smith | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 46โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | M Liam Kelly | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | for M George Evans | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 65โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | CF Chris Martin | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | for F Sone Aluko | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ | 73โ€™ |

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UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Mark Bunn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Henri Lansbury | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Mile Jedinak | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ |
CF Lewis Grabban | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Anssi Jaakkola | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ |
CB Tom Holmes | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Joey van den Berg | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
M John Swift | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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SQUAD STATS

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1st XI Cost: ยฃ26.91m
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: ยฃ13.14m
Team Cost: ยฃ40.05m
Squad Cost: ยฃ47.25m
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 : 9/18
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 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 Glenn Whelan | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ยฃ1.53m |
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 |

CF Jonathan Kodjia | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ | ยฃ11.61m |
F Scott Hogan | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ยฃ9.45m |
CF Lewis Grabban | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ | Loan |

SQUAD STATS

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1st XI Cost: ยฃ20.91m
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 : 5/11
Homegrown: โญ•/11
Subs Cost: ยฃ0.00m
Team Cost: ยฃ20.91m
Squad Cost: ยฃ20.91m
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 : 8/18
Homegrown: 2/18

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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GK Vito Mannone | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น | ยฃ1.98m |
GK Anssi Jaakkola | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ | Free |

RB Chris Gunter | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | ยฃ2.57m |
LB Tyler Blackett | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ1.54m |

CB Tiago Ilori (ex) | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น | ยฃ3.70m |
CB Liam Moore | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ | ยฃ0.99m |
CB Tom Holmes | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |

M Leandro Bacuna (ex) | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ผ | ยฃ1.29m |
M David Edwards | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | ยฃ0.95m |
M Liam Kelly | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | Youth |
M George Evans | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |
M Pelle Clement | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | Free |
M Joey van den Berg | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | Free |
M John Swift | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |

W Modou Barrow | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฒ | ยฃ1.46m |

F Sone Aluko | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ | ยฃ6.43m |
CF Sam Smith | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |
CF Chris Martin | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | Loan |

UNAVAILABLE

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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 | 74%
Possession A | 26%
Shots F | 18
Shots A | 1
Shots on Target F | 8
Shots on Target A | 1
Corners F | 6
Corners A | 2
Fouls F | 6
Fouls A | 7

MATCH QUOTES

*Villa boss Steve Bruce* โ€There are going to a few twists and turns. Obviously Fulham are there or thereabouts. The way they are performing at the moment, and to have the run they have had, is remarkable. โ€œThere are seven games to go and there is a chance we can win promotion and we remember we take on second placed Cardiff at home next week. After a difficult couple of weeks there was a freshness about the team and I was very pleased with the performance against Reading,โ€

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