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Game #5446

Aston Villa

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Drew

Semi Final

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ

Play Off Semi Final

Middlesbrough

Attendance: 40,505

Villa Park

Aston Villa

0-0

Middlesbrough

Assist(s) | None

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa are held to a goalless draw but their first leg win at the Riverside proves enough to see them qualify for the first Play Off final.

KEY MAN

Conor Hourihane battles in midfield as an excellent defensive performance over two legs sees Villa qualify for their first ever Play off final, 15 May 2018

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MATCH TIMELINE

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

๐ŸŸจ | 34โ€™ Booking, Robert Snodgrass
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 0-0 Middlesbrough
๐Ÿ” | 79โ€™ Sub off, Lewis Grabban, Sub on, Jonathan Kodjia
๐Ÿ” | 85โ€™ Sub off, Conor Hourihane, Sub on, Glenn Whelan
๐Ÿ” | 90โ€™ Sub off, Albert Adomah, Sub on, Birkir Bjarnason
๐ŸŸจ | 45โ€™ Booking, Alan Hutton
๐ŸŸจ | 60โ€™ Booking, Jack Grealish
๐ŸŸจ | 87โ€™ Booking, Sam Johnstone
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 0-0 Middlesbrough

ON THIS DAY

Villa keep it tight to make it to their first ever Play off Final where theyโ€™ll face Championship form team Fulham.

Former Villa winger Adama Traorรฉโ€ฆ. still does nothing.

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: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 2017-18 |
Matchday | #52 |
Manager Game | #88 |
Tuesday, 15 May 2018

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Steve Bruce | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Northumberland, 2016-2018
Referee: Mike Dean | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Wirral, 1997-2022
Kick off: 7.45pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 0-0
FT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 0-0
FT Result: ๐ŸŸจ Drew
Aggregate Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 1-0
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ

MANAGERIAL RECORD

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

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 88 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 42 ๐ŸŸจ | 19 ๐ŸŸฅ 27 | 1.65

Villa Career Form:

Top 6

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Mike Dean | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Wirral, 1997-2022
Matches Officiated: 49
๐ŸŸฉ : 15
๐ŸŸจ : 15
๐ŸŸฅ : 19
๐Ÿ†˜ : 4
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฅ 8 Jan 17, Villa 0-2 Spurs (a)
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ
Assistants: Simon Long, Mark Scholes

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Middlesbrough

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

TEAM NEWS

Steve Bruce replaces the injured Ahmed Elmohamady with James Bree.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age: | 29.20 |
Oldest Player: CB John Terry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 37.46 |
Youngest Player: RB James Bree | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 20.44 |

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 | ๐ŸŸจ |
RB Alan Hutton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
RB James Bree | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
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 | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Conor Hourihane | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐Ÿ” |
M Mile Jedinak | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ |
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” |

MANAGER

Tony Pulis | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |

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Middlesbrough

GK Darren Randolph | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
LB George Friend | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
CB Ryan Shotton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CB Ben Gibson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Dael Fry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Adam Clayton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Jonny Howson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Muhamed Beลกiฤ‡ | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฆ | ๐ŸŸจ |
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” |

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SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” CF Jonathan Kodjia | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ | for CF Lewis Grabban | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ | 79โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” M Glenn Whelan | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | for M Conor Hourihane | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | 85โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” M Birkir Bjarnason | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธ | for W Albert Adomah | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ | 90โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” | CF Patrick Bamford | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for CF Britt Assombalonga | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฉ | 68โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | CF Rudy Gestede (ex) | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฏ | for M Jonny Howson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 73โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | RB Fรกbio | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | for CB Ryan Shotton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 82โ€™ |

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UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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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

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GK Dimitrios Konstantopoulos | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ท |
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 |

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SQUAD STATS

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1st XI Cost: ยฃ26.01m
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 : 7/11
Homegrown: 1/11
Subs Cost: ยฃ14.94m
Team Cost: ยฃ40.95m
Squad Cost: ยฃ50.40m
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 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 |

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 | ยฃ3.15m |
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: ยฃ43.07m
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 : 7/11
Homegrown: 2/11
Subs Cost: ยฃ13.31m
Team Cost: ยฃ56.38m
Squad Cost: ยฃ56.38m
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 : 11/18
Homegrown: 2/18

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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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 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 Rudy Gestede (ex) | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฏ | ยฃ6.11m |
CF Patrick Bamford | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ5.22m |

UNAVAILABLE

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Injury | 2 |
CB Axel Tuanzebe | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Ahmed Elmohamady | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ |

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 | 45%
Possession A | 55%
Shots F | 10
Shots A | 3
Shots on Target F | 5
Shots on Target A | 1
Corners F | 7
Corners A | 4
Fouls F | 8
Fouls A | 16

MATCH QUOTES

*Villa boss Steve Bruce* โ€Weโ€™ve just shaded it over the two games. Weโ€™ve got a goal from a set-piece which has won two games, basically. Thereโ€™s not much in the teams but I donโ€™t think theyโ€™ve had a shot on target in the two games. That stood us in good stead, obviously.โ€

MATCH REPORT