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Game #5444

Sunday, 6 May 2018

Attendance: 17,195

Lost

Championship

4th (-)

Millwall

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ

The New Den

Villa end an excellent three-quarters of a season with defeat but it is of little import as fourth place and a first appearance in the play offs is already secured.

Millwall

1-0

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | None

KEY MAN

Mark Bunn tips over on a rare start as Villa end the regular season on defeat, 6 May 2018

RELATED MATCHES

MATCH TIMELINE

๐Ÿฅ… | 30โ€™ Goal, 0-1, (Millwall, pen), Shaun Williams
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Millwall 1-0 Aston Villa
๐Ÿ” | 74โ€™ Sub off, Albert Adomah, Sub on, Lewis Grabban
๐Ÿ” | 75โ€™ Sub off, Jonathan Kodjia, Sub on, Robert Snodgrass
๐Ÿ” | 75โ€™ Sub off, Scott Hogan, Sub on, Jack Grealish
๐Ÿ’ฅ | 86โ€™ Penalty save, Mark Bunn
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Millwall 1-0 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

The final game of the regular season and a much changed line up surrender to Millwall yet all eyes are on next Saturday and Middlesbrough away as Villa embark on their first ever Play off journey.

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

Millwall

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

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

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 2017-18 |
Matchday | #50 |
League Game | #46 |
Manager Game | #86 |
Sunday, 6 May 2018

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Steve Bruce | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Northumberland, 2016-2018
Referee: Tim Robinson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Sussex, 2012-
Kick off: 12.30pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 0-1
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 0-1
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฅ Lost
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Tim Robinson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Sussex, 2012-
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฅ 13 Mar 18, Villa 1-3 QPR (h)
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ
Assistants: Andrew Fox, Matt McGrath

Villa have won only one match in seven officiated by Tim Robinson, losing six.

CARDS

Villa

None

Millwall

๐ŸŸจ

TEAM NEWS

Steve Bruce rests the likely play off side for the final game of the season with only James Chester, Conor Hourihane and Albert Adomah retained in the line up.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age: | 28.31 |
Oldest Player: M Mile Jedinak | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ | 33.78 |
Youngest Player: RB James Bree | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 20.41 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

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

Neil Harris | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Aston Villa

GK Mark Bunn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB James Bree | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Alan Hutton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
CB James Chester | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
M Mile Jedinak | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ |
M Henri Lansbury | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Josh Onomah | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Conor Hourihane | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
W Albert Adomah | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ | ๐Ÿ” |
F Scott Hogan | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Jonathan Kodjia | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ | ๐Ÿ” |

Millwall

GK Jordan Archer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
LB James Meredith | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ |
CB Shaun Hutchinson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Jake Cooper | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Shaun Williams | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | โšฝ |
M Fred Onyedinma | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ |
M Ryan Tunnicliffe | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Ben Marshall | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ” |
W Jed Wallace | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Aiden Oโ€™Brien | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Steve Morison | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” CF Lewis Grabban | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ | for W Albert Adomah | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ | 74โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” W Robert Snodgrass | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | for CF Jonathan Kodjia | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ | 75โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” M Jack Grealish | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for F Scott Hogan | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | 75โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | CF Lee Gregory | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for W Aiden Oโ€™Brien | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | 64โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | M Shane Ferguson | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | for M Ben Marshall | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 80โ€™ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Matija ล arkiฤ‡ | ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CB John Terry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Ahmed Elmohamady | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ |
M Glenn Whelan | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK David Martin | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Jason Shackell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Harry Toffolo | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Ben Thompson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Tom Elliott | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

SQUAD STATS

1st XI Cost: ยฃ50.13m
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 : 6/11
Homegrown: โญ•/11
Subs Cost: ยฃ0.00m
Team Cost: ยฃ50.13m
Squad Cost: ยฃ52.65m
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: 2/18

MATCHDAY SQUAD

GK Matija ล arkiฤ‡ | ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ช | Youth |
GK Mark Bunn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |

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 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 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

1st XI Cost: ยฃ0.38m
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: 2/11
Subs Cost: ยฃ0.60m
Team Cost: ยฃ0.98m
Squad Cost: ยฃ0.98m
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 : 13/18
Homegrown: 3/18

MATCHDAY SQUAD

GK David Martin | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |
GK Jordan Archer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | Free |

LB James Meredith | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ | Free |
LB Harry Toffolo | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |

CB Jake Cooper | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ0.38m |
CB Shaun Hutchinson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |
CB Jason Shackell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Loan |

M Shane Ferguson | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | ยฃ0.34m |
M Fred Onyedinma | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ | Youth |
M Ben Thompson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |
M Shaun Williams | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | Free |
M Ryan Tunnicliffe | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |
M Ben Marshall | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Loan |

W Aiden Oโ€™Brien | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | Youth |
W Jed Wallace | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |

CF Lee Gregory | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ0.26m |
CF Steve Morison | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | Free |
CF Tom Elliott | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Loan |

UNAVAILABLE

Injury | 1 |
CB Axel Tuanzebe | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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 | 52%
Possession A | 48%
Shots F | 10
Shots A | 6
Shots on Target F | 6
Shots on Target A | 1
Corners F | 5
Corners A | 5
Fouls F | 4
Fouls A | 12

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

*Villa assistant manager Colin Calderwood*

โ€We need to play at a different level in our next game. We have to be more towards our A game than we were today - and we will be. The magnitude of the clubs involved in the play-offs this season make them all exciting games - and hard to call. We canโ€™t think that a play-off semi-final is the limit of our success.

โ€œOne moment we were playing Derby, then Boro scored. In our heads we always thought that it would be Boro. Theyโ€™ll be ready for us; weโ€™ll be ready for them.โ€

*Sky Sports*
Sunday, 6 May 2018

Millwall secured their highest league finish since 2002 after Shaun Williamsโ€™ penalty earned them a 1-0 victory over Championship play-off contenders Aston Villa.

Williams sent goalkeeper Mark Bunn the wrong way from 12 yards on the half-hour mark to secure a seventh-place finish for Neil Harrisโ€™ side on the final day.

Villa meanwhile were already confirmed to finish fourth in the table and will face Middlesbrough in the play-offs after Patrick Bamfordโ€™s injury-time equaliser against Ipswich.

Stand-in Villa goalkeeper Bunn, making his first start since January 2017, did well to prevent his side from going behind in the 15th minute.

Aiden Oโ€™Brienโ€™s attempted cross was heading goalwards, forcing the alert keeper to tip the ball over the bar.

However, he was well beaten by Williamsโ€™ winner from the spot, awarded by referee Tim Robinson for Henri Lansburyโ€™s clumsy foul on Jed Wallace.

Villaโ€™s best spell of the first half came after they went behind. Josh Onomah wasted an opportunity, shooting tamely straight at Millwall goalkeeper Jordan Archer after good play by Albert Adomah.

Tottenham loanee Onomah also gave Archer an easy save with a long-range effort three minutes before half-time.

Millwall could have doubled their advantage twice in the early exchanges after the break. First, Williams narrowly headed over Ben Marshallโ€™s corner before Fred Onyedinma missed the target having been played through by leading scorer Steve Morison.

Goalkeeper Archer and the Millwall defence were rarely troubled by Villa in the second half, with their best opportunities all coming from distance.

Onomahโ€™s spectacular curling effort sailed narrowly over the bar, and Conor Hourihaneโ€™s drive from 20 yards flew past the upright.

Archerโ€™s best save of the game came shortly after the hour, as he flew through the air to tip James Breeโ€™s curling effort from the edge of the box out for a corner.

Villa boss Steve Bruce made a triple substitution 16 minutes from time, bringing on Jack Grealish, Robert Snodgrass and former Lions striker Lewis Grabban, to inject life into Villaโ€™s sluggish attacking play.

Hourihane tested Archer with a volley shortly after, before Grealishโ€™s attempt to equalise at the back post was crucially blocked by Shaun Hutchinson.

Ultimately only late heroics by Bunn prevented Villa falling further behind at The Den.

The Villa goalkeeper kept out Lee Gregoryโ€™s late penalty, awarded following lengthy consideration by Robinson, after Bree handled Onyedinmaโ€™s header.

He also, somehow, saved James Meredithโ€™s rebound with his feet to keep it at 1-0.

*Villa assistant manager Colin Calderwood*

โ€We need to play at a different level in our next game. We have to be more towards our A game than we were today - and we will be. The magnitude of the clubs involved in the play-offs this season make them all exciting games - and hard to call. We canโ€™t think that a play-off semi-final is the limit of our success.

โ€œOne moment we were playing Derby, then Boro scored. In our heads we always thought that it would be Boro. Theyโ€™ll be ready for us; weโ€™ll be ready for them.โ€