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Game #5445

Aston Villa

Saturday, 12 May 2018

Won

Semi Final

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ

Play Off Semi Final

Attendance: 29,233

Middlesbrough

Riverside Stadium

Villa take a crucial first leg lead in their first ever appearance in the play offs.

Middlesbrough

0-1

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | Jack Grealish | 15โ€™ |

KEY MAN

Mile Jedinak celebrates his first leg winner in the Play off semi final at the Riverside, 12 May 2018

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 12 May 2018

๐ŸŸจ | 13โ€™ Booking, Conor Hourihane
โšฝ | 15โ€™ Goal, Mile Jedinak, Assist by Jack Grealish
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Middlesbrough 0-1 Aston Villa
๐Ÿ” | 71โ€™ Sub off, Albert Adomah, Sub on, Jonathan Kodjia
๐ŸŸจ | 75โ€™ Booking, Robert Snodgrass
๐Ÿ” | 81โ€™ Sub off, Lewis Grabban, Sub on, Birkir Bjarnason
๐Ÿ” | 88โ€™ Sub off, Ahmed Elmohamady, Sub on, Glenn Whelan
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Middlesbrough 0-1 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

A masterclass from Jack Grealish earns Villa a slender lead ahead of the home leg with a Wembley play off date tantalisingly close.

Former Villa winger Adama Traorรฉ manages to stay on the pitch for 90โ€™ but can do nothing to stop his old club.

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

Middlesbrough

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
League Champions: โŒ
FA Cup Winners: โŒ
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 2003-04

FIXTURE HISTORY

Middlesbrough

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

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 2017-18 |
Matchday | #51 |
Manager Game | #87 |
Saturday, 12 May 2018

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Steve Bruce | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Northumberland, 2016-2018
Referee: Bobby Madley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Wakefield, 2010-
Kick off: 5.15pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 1-0
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 1-0
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฉ Won
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ

MANAGERIAL RECORD

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

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 87 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 42 ๐ŸŸจ | 18 ๐ŸŸฅ 27 | 1.66

Career Form:

Top 6

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

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Bobby Madley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Wakefield, 2010-
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸจ 7 May 16, Villa 0-0 Newcastle (h)
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ
Assistants: Peter Kirkup, Harry Lennard

Bobby Madley

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Middlesbrough

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

TEAM NEWS

Sam Johnstone, Robert Snodgrass, Jack Grealish, John Terry, Ahmed Elmohamady and Lewis Grabban are recalled.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age: | 30.12 |
Oldest Player: CB John Terry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 37.45 |
Youngest Player: M Jack Grealish | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 22.68 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

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

Tony Pulis | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ 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 |
RB Ahmed Elmohamady | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ | ๐Ÿ” |
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”ฅ |
M Conor Hourihane | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Mile Jedinak | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ | โšฝ |
W Robert Snodgrass | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
W Albert Adomah | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Lewis Grabban | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ | ๐Ÿ” |

Middlesbrough

GK Darren Randolph | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
LB George Friend | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
CB Daniel Ayala | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | ๐Ÿ” |
CB Ryan Shotton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Ben Gibson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Adam Clayton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Jonny Howson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Muhamed Beลกiฤ‡ | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฆ |
W Stewart Downing (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Adama Traorรฉ (ex) | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
CF Britt Assombalonga | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฉ | ๐Ÿ” |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” CF Jonathan Kodjia | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ | for W Albert Adomah | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ | 71โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” M Birkir Bjarnason | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธ | for CF Lewis Grabban | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ | 81โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” M Glenn Whelan | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | for RB Ahmed Elmohamady | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ | 88โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | RB Fรกbio | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | for CB Daniel Ayala | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | 64โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | CF Patrick Bamford | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for CF Britt Assombalonga | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฉ | 76โ€™ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Mark Bunn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Christopher Samba | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฌ |
M Josh Onomah | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
F Scott Hogan | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Dimitrios Konstantopoulos | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ท |
CB Dael Fry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Martin Cranie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Grant Leadbitter | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Jack Harrison | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

SQUAD STATS

1st XI Cost: ยฃ23.85m
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: ยฃ14.94m
Team Cost: ยฃ38.79m
Squad Cost: ยฃ48.24m
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: 1/18

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 |

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 Christopher Samba | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฌ | Free |

M Mile Jedinak | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ | ยฃ4.14m |
M Conor Hourihane | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ยฃ3.15 |
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

1st XI Cost: ยฃ43.43m
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: ยฃ7.20m
Team Cost: ยฃ50.63m
Squad Cost: ยฃ50.63m
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: 2/18

MATCHDAY SQUAD

GK Darren Randolph | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ยฃ4.80m |
GK Dimitrios Konstantopoulos | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ท | Free |

RB Fรกbio | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ1.98m |
LB George Friend | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ0.55m |

CB Ryan Shotton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ2.75m |
CB Daniel Ayala | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | ยฃ0.36m |
CB Ben Gibson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |
CB Dael Fry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |
CB Martin Cranie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |

M Jonny Howson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ4.84m |
M Adam Clayton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ1.60m |
M Grant Leadbitter | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |
M Muhamed Beลกiฤ‡ | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฆ | Loan |

W Adama Traorรฉ (ex) | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | ยฃ7.10m |
W Stewart Downing (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ6.77m |
W Jack Harrison | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |

CF Britt Assombalonga | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฉ | ยฃ14.66m |
CF Patrick Bamford | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ5.22m |

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 Positions:

โ€‹

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

โ€‹

Match Symbols:

โ€‹

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 | 37%
Possession A | 63%
Shots F | 6
Shots A | 17
Shots on Target F | 4
Shots on Target A | 4
Corners F | 2
Corners A | 10
Fouls F | 11
Fouls A | 9

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

*Villa boss Steve Bruce*

โ€We had to defend very well. We went too deep in the second half but you saw the resilience of the team. It was very difficult but we kept a clean sheet and weโ€™ve got an advantage. Itโ€™s never easy but weโ€™ll take that and weโ€™ll look forward to Tuesday.

โ€œItโ€™s only half-time, theyโ€™ve got to come to our place but we all know the Championship and how ridiculous it is. We clung on a bit in the second half but weโ€™ve got an advantage to take home.โ€

*Sky Sports*
Saturday, 12 May 2018

Mile Jedinakโ€™s header handed Aston Villa the advantage in their play-off tie with Middlesbrough as they edged a 1-0 win at the Riverside Stadium.

The Australian international nodded home from a corner in the first half to give Steve Bruceโ€™s side the lead in their Sky Bet Championship semi-final against a surprisingly flat Boro side on Saturday.

It had been nearly three months since Middlesbrough last failed to score, but they rarely threatened Sam Johnstoneโ€™s goal throughout 90 minutes, leaving Villa with the edge heading into the second leg on Tuesday night.

Middlesbrough have been set-piece specialists since Tony Pulis arrived in December, and he would have been dismayed to see his side come undone from a corner after 15 minutes. It didnโ€™t even require a particularly spectacular corner from Jack Grealish to find Jedinak at the near post, although the Australian did impressively leap to flick home his first goal away from home since November 2014.

Were it not for Darren Randolph then Villa would have doubled their lead just before half-time. Robert Snodgrassโ€™ curling effort looked destined for the bottom corner, but the Boro stopper somehow got across to tip the strike onto the post.

Boro continued to push for an equaliser but suffered a blow midway through the second half as Daniel Ayala was forced off with a leg injury, rendering him doubtful for the second leg.

Fabio was his replacement and he presented his side with a glorious opportunity to level with his first touch after coming on, but his inviting ball across the six-yard line was behind the run of Britt Assombalonga, who would have had a simple tap-in if the full-back had found him.

The home side continued to huff and puff in search of an equaliser with Pulis throwing on Patrick Bamford for the ineffective Assombalonga, but the Villa defence, led by John Terry, resisted anything that was thrown at them to take them one step closer to Wembley.

The only blow for Villa was the late injury to full-back Ahmed Elmohamady, who appeared to aggravate his hamstring and now looks doubtful for their mission to finish the job back at Villa Park in three days.

Man of the match: Jack Grealish

His corner created the only goal of the game for Jedinak to convert, but Grealish also ran the show for Villa in his attacking midfield role and there were occasions when the Boro players couldnโ€™t get near him.

*Villa boss Steve Bruce*

โ€We had to defend very well. We went too deep in the second half but you saw the resilience of the team. It was very difficult but we kept a clean sheet and weโ€™ve got an advantage. Itโ€™s never easy but weโ€™ll take that and weโ€™ll look forward to Tuesday.

โ€œItโ€™s only half-time, theyโ€™ve got to come to our place but we all know the Championship and how ridiculous it is. We clung on a bit in the second half but weโ€™ve got an advantage to take home.โ€

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