Game #5440

2017-18

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Championship

Cardiff City

Cardiff City Stadium

Attendance: 23,899

Saturday, 12 August 2017

Villa are hammered at Cardiff to leave them without a win in the opening two Championship games of the season.

Cardiff City

3-0

Aston Villa

Scorer(s) | None

Assist(s) | None

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AT A GLANCE

Game #5440

Season | 2017-18 |
Matchday | #3 |
League Game | #2 |
Manager Game | #39 |
Saturday, 12 August 2017

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager | Steve Bruce |
KO | 3.00pm |
Referee | Tim Robinson |
HT Score | 0-1 |
FT Score | 0-3 |
FT Result | Lost |
Last 5 Games | LDDWL |
League Position | 21st | - |

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 28.89 |

Oldest Player |
CB John Terry | 36.70 |

Youngest Player |
M Josh Onomah | 20.31 |

TEAM NEWS

Steve Bruce recalls Sam Johnstone, Neil Taylor, Glenn Whelan, Henri Lansbury, Gabby Agbonlahor, Alan Hutton, John Terry and Ahmed Elmohamady.

UNAVAILABLE

Injury | 1 |
M Jack Grealish |

Loaned Out | 3 |
W Carles Gil |
Deportivo La Coruña |
12 Jul 17 - 30 Jun 18 |

M Aaron Tshibola |
MK Dons |
27 Jul 17 - 9 Nov 17 |

LB Jordan Amavi |
Olympique Marseille |
10 Aug 17 - 30 Jun 18 |

MATCH STATS

Possession F | 59%
Possession A | 41%
Shots F | 7
Shots A | 11
Shots on Target F | 1
Shots on Target A | 10
Corners F | 4
Corners A | 7
Fouls F | 9
Fouls A | 9

MATCH PROGRAMME

LEAGUE TABLE

STARTING LINE UP

GK Sam Johnstone |
LB Neil Taylor |
RB Alan Hutton |
CB James Chester |
CB John Terry |
RB Ahmed Elmohamady |
M Glenn Whelan |
M Henri Lansbury |
M Josh Onomah |
F Scott Hogan |
F Gabriel Agbonlahor |

SUBSTITUTES

W Albert Adomah for RB Ahmed Elmohamady | 31’ |
F Callum O’Hare for M Henri Lansbury | 58’ |
M Conor Hourihane for M Josh Onomah | 77’ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Jed Steer
CB Christopher Samba
RB James Bree
M Birkir Bjarnason

THE OPPOSITION

GK Neil Etheridge, RB Lee Peltier, LB Joe Bennett (ex) (RB Jazz Richards), CB Sean Morrison, CB Sol Bamba, M Joe Ralls, M Aron Gunnarsson, W Nathaniel Mendez-Laing (g) (g) (CF Danny Ward), M Loïc Damour, CF Kenneth Zohoré (W Matty Kennedy), W Junior Hoilett (g).

Manager: Neil Warnock.

ex: Also played for the Villa

g: Scored

s/o: Sent off

s-: Sub off; s+: Sub on

No way through for Scott Hogan as Villa suffer a chastening defeat at Cardiff, 12 August 2017

Source: avfc.co.uk/news/2017/08/12/match-report-cardiff-v-villa/

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MATCH TIMELINE

21’ Goal, 0-1, (Cardiff City)
31’ Sub off, RB Ahmed Elmohamady, Sub on, W Albert Adomah
HT Cardiff City 1-0 Aston Villa
55’ Booking, Neil Taylor
58’ Sub off, M Henri Lansbury, Sub on, F Callum O’Hare
60’ Goal, 0-2, (Cardiff City)
71’ Goal, 0-3, (Cardiff City)
77’ Sub off, M Josh Onomah, Sub on, M Conor Hourihane
FT Cardiff City 3-0 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

After a 13th placed finish in 2016-17 Villa are 21st after 2 games of the new campaign following a heavy defeat to Cardiff.

Former Villa defender Joe Bennett lined up for Cardiff.

QUOTES

*Villa boss Steve Bruce*

”Everything went wrong apart from the first 20 minutes. We made a bad mistake for the first goal and after that it was on the verge of embarrassing at times. It was a rude awakening for us. We didn’t do the basics well and we looked fragile. Overall, it was a difficult afternoon.

“We have to do more. We are Aston Villa and we come with a big reputation. But away from home we have to be aware of what’s coming. There were two decent chances at 0-0, but we didn’t take them. It’s one of the biggest defeats I’ve had in the Championship, we lost all our shape and balance.”

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Saturday, 12 August 2017

"Aston Villa’s difficult to start to the new Sky Bet Championship season continued as they were thrashed 3-0 by Cardiff."

*Sky Sports*
Saturday, 12 August 2017

MATCH REPORT

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Aston Villa’s difficult to start to the new Sky Bet Championship season continued as they were thrashed 3-0 by Cardiff.

Nathaniel Mendez-Laing scored in either half and Junior Hoilett also found the net for Neil Warnock’s Bluebirds as the home side boasted the cutting edge that Villa lacked.

Steve Bruce’s visitors were limited in attack and after being held at home by Hull on the opening weekend, this was another reminder for Villa that they will not have things all their own way this season.

Cardiff, watched by owner Vincent Tan, were fully deserving winners of this encounter and Kenneth Zohore and Mendez-Laing played starring roles to put Warnock’s men top of the Championship table. With two league wins so far this season and no goals conceded, Warnock could not have wished for a better start.

Promotion favourites Villa made a fast start in the Welsh capital, Scott Hogan firing over and then having an effort saved at point-blank range by the diving Neil Etheridge.

At the other end, Hoilett’s shot was spilled but then recovered by visiting goalkeeper Sam Johnstone. The Manchester United loanee also saved well from striker Zohore before the home side took the lead.

It was a simple goal, Hoilett’s cross finding Mendez-Laing at the back post, the former Rochdale winger rising between John Terry and Neil Taylor to head home in the 21st minute.

Villa lost Ahmed Elmohamady to injury on the half-hour mark, Albert Adomah his replacement, and Bruce’s team went into half-time with a 1-0 deficit to overcome.

Johnstone was again the man to Villa’s rescue at the start of the second period. The goalkeeper saved expertly from both Mendez-Laing and Zohore, before Villa’s best chance of the game arrived.

Henri Lansbury’s corner from the right was headed down by James Chester, a slight deflection off Joe Bennett beating Etheridge but not the crossbar. It was to cost Villa dear.

Bruce’s introduction of Callum O’Hare for Lansbury almost immediately coincided with Cardiff’s second and it was a goal for which Zohore could take the credit.

The powerful Danish striker interested Premier League newcomers Brighton this summer, and the way he danced down the touchline before crossing for Hoilett to tap home showed he has the class to play at a higher level.

Zohore gave Villa’s experienced centre-half pairing of Terry and Chester a torrid afternoon and when Mendez-Laing slotted home a third after breezing past Alan Hutton, the game was decided as a contest.

Villa, as they had done all afternoon, huffed and puffed for a way back into the contest but could not break through and Bruce will know his team have real work to do if they are to challenge the Championship’s best this season.

Steve Bruce: ”Everything went wrong apart from the first 20 minutes. We made a bad mistake for the first goal and after that it was on the verge of embarrassing at times. It was a rude awakening for us. We didn’t do the basics well and we looked fragile. Overall, it was a difficult afternoon.

“We have to do more. We are Aston Villa and we come with a big reputation. But away from home we have to be aware of what’s coming. There were two decent chances at 0-0, but we didn’t take them. It’s one of the biggest defeats I’ve had in the Championship, we lost all our shape and balance.”

Aston Villa’s difficult to start to the new Sky Bet Championship season continued as they were thrashed 3-0 by Cardiff.

Nathaniel Mendez-Laing scored in either half and Junior Hoilett also found the net for Neil Warnock’s Bluebirds as the home side boasted the cutting edge that Villa lacked.

Steve Bruce’s visitors were limited in attack and after being held at home by Hull on the opening weekend, this was another reminder for Villa that they will not have things all their own way this season.

Cardiff, watched by owner Vincent Tan, were fully deserving winners of this encounter and Kenneth Zohore and Mendez-Laing played starring roles to put Warnock’s men top of the Championship table. With two league wins so far this season and no goals conceded, Warnock could not have wished for a better start.

Promotion favourites Villa made a fast start in the Welsh capital, Scott Hogan firing over and then having an effort saved at point-blank range by the diving Neil Etheridge.

At the other end, Hoilett’s shot was spilled but then recovered by visiting goalkeeper Sam Johnstone. The Manchester United loanee also saved well from striker Zohore before the home side took the lead.

It was a simple goal, Hoilett’s cross finding Mendez-Laing at the back post, the former Rochdale winger rising between John Terry and Neil Taylor to head home in the 21st minute.

Villa lost Ahmed Elmohamady to injury on the half-hour mark, Albert Adomah his replacement, and Bruce’s team went into half-time with a 1-0 deficit to overcome.

Johnstone was again the man to Villa’s rescue at the start of the second period. The goalkeeper saved expertly from both Mendez-Laing and Zohore, before Villa’s best chance of the game arrived.

Henri Lansbury’s corner from the right was headed down by James Chester, a slight deflection off Joe Bennett beating Etheridge but not the crossbar. It was to cost Villa dear.

Bruce’s introduction of Callum O’Hare for Lansbury almost immediately coincided with Cardiff’s second and it was a goal for which Zohore could take the credit.

The powerful Danish striker interested Premier League newcomers Brighton this summer, and the way he danced down the touchline before crossing for Hoilett to tap home showed he has the class to play at a higher level.

Zohore gave Villa’s experienced centre-half pairing of Terry and Chester a torrid afternoon and when Mendez-Laing slotted home a third after breezing past Alan Hutton, the game was decided as a contest.

Villa, as they had done all afternoon, huffed and puffed for a way back into the contest but could not break through and Bruce will know his team have real work to do if they are to challenge the Championship’s best this season.

Steve Bruce: ”Everything went wrong apart from the first 20 minutes. We made a bad mistake for the first goal and after that it was on the verge of embarrassing at times. It was a rude awakening for us. We didn’t do the basics well and we looked fragile. Overall, it was a difficult afternoon.

“We have to do more. We are Aston Villa and we come with a big reputation. But away from home we have to be aware of what’s coming. There were two decent chances at 0-0, but we didn’t take them. It’s one of the biggest defeats I’ve had in the Championship, we lost all our shape and balance.”