Game #5445

2017-18

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Position:

Championship

Brentford

Villa Park

Attendance: 29,799

Saturday, 9 September 2017

Villa are held at home by Dean Smith's footballing Brentford side to leave Steve Bruce with one win in six Championship matches.

Aston Villa

0-0

Brentford

Scorer(s) | None

Assist(s) | None

AT A GLANCE

Game #5445

Season | 2017-18 |
Matchday | #8 |
League Game | #6 |
Manager Game | #44 |
Saturday, 9 September 2017

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager | Steve Bruce |
KO | 3.00pm |
Referee | Scott Duncan, Northumberland |
HT Score | 0-0 |
FT Score | 0-0 |
FT Result | Drew |
Last 5 Games | LWWDD |
League Position | 18th | -3 |

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Scott Duncan
Assistants: Daniel Robathan, Philip Dermott

MATCH INCIDENTS

Scott Duncan

Villa

None

Brentford

None

🟨 | Booking
🟥 | Sending off
💥+ | Incidents e.g. penalty awarded

💥- | Incidents e.g. penalty conceded, goal disallowed

💥 | Incidents e.g. refused clear pen

🆘 | Notably poor refereeing performance    

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 26.15 |

Oldest Player |
CB John Terry | 36.78 |

Youngest Player |
W André Green | 19.14 |

TEAM NEWS

Steve Bruce makes just one change from the team that drew with Bristol City last time out as James Bree comes in for Christopher Samba. Robert Snodgrass, Villa's new loan signing, takes his place on the bench for his first squad appearance.

UNAVAILABLE

Injury | 1 |
M Jack Grealish |

Loaned Out | 6 |
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 |

CB Kevin Toner |
Stevenage |
24 Aug 17 - 27 Nov 17 |

M Gary Gardner |
Barnsley |
31 Aug 17 - 31 May 18 |

GK Matija Šarkić |
Wigan Athletic |
31 Aug 17 - 7 Jan 18 |

MATCH STATS

Possession F | 49%
Possession A | 51%
Shots F | 10
Shots A | 18
Shots on Target F | 1
Shots on Target A | 5
Corners F | 5
Corners A | 4
Fouls F | 10
Fouls A | 14

MANAGER

Steve Bruce

STAFF

Assistant Manager: Stephen Clemence
Assistant Manager: Colin Calderwood
Technical Director: Steve Round

STARTING LINE UP

GK Sam Johnstone |
LB Neil Taylor |
CB James Chester |
CB John Terry |
RB James Bree |
RB Ahmed Elmohamady |
M Glenn Whelan |
M Conor Hourihane |
M Josh Onomah |
W André Green |
CF Keinan Davis |

SUBSTITUTES

W Robert Snodgrass for CF Keinan Davis | 60’ |
F Scott Hogan for W André Green | 60’ |
F Gabriel Agbonlahor for M Josh Onomah | 71’ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Jed Steer
M Henri Lansbury
M Mile Jedinak
M Birkir Bjarnason

THE OPPOSITION

GK Daniel Bentley, LB Rico Henry (CB Andreas Bjelland), CB John Egan, CB Yoann Barbet, RB Henrik Dalsgaard, M Ke Li, M Ryan Woods, M Romaine Sawyers, CF Neil Maupay (CF Justin Shaibu), CF Ollie Watkins (ex), W Sergi Canós (RB Josh Clarke).

Manager: Dean Smith.

ex: Also played for the Villa

g: Scored

s/o: Sent off

s-: Sub off; s+: Sub on

ON THIS DAY

With Villa clearly struggling in this their second season in the Championship, Steve Bruce pulls off a real transfer coup in signing West Ham winger Robert Snodgrass on loan to the end of the campaign.

Snodgrass made his Villa debut as a 60’ substitute but could not help Villa make the breakthrough against future Villa boss Dean Smith’s talented Brentford side. As a result Villa tumbled back to 18th in the table.

Future Villa centre forward Ollie Watkins lined up for Brentford.

John Terry keeps a clean sheet for Villa against Dean Smith's Brentford but it's now one win in six, 9 September 2017

Source: avfc.co.uk/News/2017/09/09/match-report-brentford-draw-home

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Source: avfc.co.uk/News/2017/09/09/match-report-brentford-draw-home

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MATCH TIMELINE

HT Aston Villa 0-0 Brentford
60’ Sub off, CF Keinan Davis, Sub on, W Robert Snodgrass DEBUT
60’ Sub off, W André Green, Sub on, F Scott Hogan
71’ Sub off, M Josh Onomah, Sub on, F Gabriel Agbonlahor
FT Aston Villa 0-0 Brentford

MANAGER WATCH

POSITION

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MATCH PROGRAMME

MATCH PROGRAMME

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QUOTES

*Villa boss Steve Bruce:*

“It was frustrating, disappointing and (I’m) thankful to take a point. Sam Johnstone earned his spurs.

“I can readily understand the frustration of the fans as this was arguably the worst we have been since I’ve been here at Villa in the last nine months.

“We didn’t have any spark, we didn’t do enough with or without the ball. We looked jaded and I take responsibility for that. I should have known better after having 90% of the team away on international duty.”
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*Brentford manager Dean Smith:*

“It was a good point but we should have collected three points.

“We controlled the football and in the second half created three big chances. Unfortunately Sam Johnstone, who I had (on loan) at Walsall, kept us at bay.

“We are an organised team despite losing three big players during the transfer window but I do not think we have diminished the quality of the squad.”

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*BBC Sport*
Saturday, 9 September 2017

"Villa struggled to fashion clear-cut chances and were fortunate to come away with a point against the Bees, who are still without a Championship win."

*BBC Sport*
Saturday, 9 September 2017

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*Goalkeeper Sam Johnstone produced an excellent performance to earn Aston Villa a draw with Brentford.*

Villa struggled to fashion clear-cut chances and were fortunate to come away with a point against the Bees, who are still without a Championship win.

Johnstone twice kept out Ollie Watkins, while Nico Yennaris, Yoann Barbet and Neal Maupay also went close.

Substitute Scott Hogan had Villa’s only shot on target, but it was well saved by Brentford goalkeeper Daniel Bentley.

Steve Bruce’s side, who have won just one of their opening six league matches, were booed off the pitch at half-time by some fans inside Villa Park.

And they had Johnstone to thank for the point, with the former Manchester United keeper’s best save a full-length dive to keep out Watkins’ drive.

Brentford looked good going forward, but could not find a way past Johnstone and have just three draws so far this season.

*Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce:*

“It was frustrating, disappointing and (I’m) thankful to take a point. Sam Johnstone earned his spurs.

“I can readily understand the frustration of the fans as this was arguably the worst we have been since I’ve been here at Villa in the last nine months.

“We didn’t have any spark, we didn’t do enough with or without the ball. We looked jaded and I take responsibility for that. I should have known better after having 90% of the team away on international duty.”

*Brentford manager Dean Smith:*

“It was a good point but we should have collected three points.

“We controlled the football and in the second half created three big chances. Unfortunately Sam Johnstone, who I had (on loan) at Walsall, kept us at bay.

“We are an organised team despite losing three big players during the transfer window but I do not think we have diminished the quality of the squad.”

*Goalkeeper Sam Johnstone produced an excellent performance to earn Aston Villa a draw with Brentford.*

Villa struggled to fashion clear-cut chances and were fortunate to come away with a point against the Bees, who are still without a Championship win.

Johnstone twice kept out Ollie Watkins, while Nico Yennaris, Yoann Barbet and Neal Maupay also went close.

Substitute Scott Hogan had Villa’s only shot on target, but it was well saved by Brentford goalkeeper Daniel Bentley.

Steve Bruce’s side, who have won just one of their opening six league matches, were booed off the pitch at half-time by some fans inside Villa Park.

And they had Johnstone to thank for the point, with the former Manchester United keeper’s best save a full-length dive to keep out Watkins’ drive.

Brentford looked good going forward, but could not find a way past Johnstone and have just three draws so far this season.

*Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce:*

“It was frustrating, disappointing and (I’m) thankful to take a point. Sam Johnstone earned his spurs.

“I can readily understand the frustration of the fans as this was arguably the worst we have been since I’ve been here at Villa in the last nine months.

“We didn’t have any spark, we didn’t do enough with or without the ball. We looked jaded and I take responsibility for that. I should have known better after having 90% of the team away on international duty.”

*Brentford manager Dean Smith:*

“It was a good point but we should have collected three points.

“We controlled the football and in the second half created three big chances. Unfortunately Sam Johnstone, who I had (on loan) at Walsall, kept us at bay.

“We are an organised team despite losing three big players during the transfer window but I do not think we have diminished the quality of the squad.”