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Game #5447

Aston Villa

Saturday, 26 May 2018

Lost

Final

Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ

Play Off Final

Fulham

Attendance: 85,243

Wembley Stadium

Aston Villa

0-1

Fulham

Assist(s) | None

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa end an excellent campaign in severe disappointment as they lose on the pitch in a highly controversial play off final only to face a fight for the very existence of the football club just days after.

KEY MAN

Even Robert Snodgrass can't inspire Villa in a controversial Play off final, 26 May 2018.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 26 May 2018

๐ŸŸจ | 8โ€™ Booking, James Chester
๐Ÿฅ… | 23โ€™ Goal, 0-1, (Fulham), Tom Cairney
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 0-1 Fulham
๐ŸŸจ | 63โ€™ Booking, Jack Grealish
๐ŸŸฅ | 70โ€™ Sending off, (Fulham), Denis Odoi
๐ŸŸจ | 76โ€™ Booking, Mile Jedinak
๐Ÿ” | 77โ€™ Sub off, Mile Jedinak, Sub on, Josh Onomah ๐Ÿ”ด
๐Ÿ” | 77โ€™ Sub off, Ahmed Elmohamady, Sub on, Jonathan Kodjia
๐Ÿ” | 82โ€™ Sub off, Conor Hourihane, Sub on, Scott Hogan
๐ŸŸจ | 86โ€™ Booking, Alan Hutton
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 0-1 Fulham

ON THIS DAY

Villa saved what was arguably their poorest performance of the season for the biggest game of an entertaining campaign.

Although Fulham were a pundit popular team, in truth they were fortunate to win the game in an evenly matched contest and were additionally fortunate not to have seen players sent off early in the game for some abysmal tackles.

For Villaโ€™s part it was almost as if the players had a hangover and looked a shadow of their best form with no spearhead in attack and seemingly treading water in midfield.

Jack Grealish shone, despite Fulhamโ€™s assaults, and was involved in the best moves of the match however a solitary Fulham goal was enough for them to triumph and lap up the pundit plaudits.

For Villa the explanation of the seemingly distracted performance became clearer when it was revealed - through boardroom acrimony - that Villa were on the brink financially and in danger of going out of business.

The new owner had gambled the house on promotion and coming away losers signalled impending disaster.

The immediate fallout was the loss of players who had contributed so much but who Villa simply couldnโ€™t afford to keep in their now revealed straightened circumstances.

Goalkeeper Sam Johnstone made his final appearance for Villa aged 25 before returning to Manchester United at the end of his season long loan. Johnstone conceded just 68 goals in his 70 appearances.

Winger Robert Snodgrass made his final appearance for Villa aged 30 before returning to West Ham United at the end of his season long loan. In his short time with Villa Snodgrass had become a cult hero making 43 appearances and scoring 7 goals as he played an instrumental role in driving Villa up the Championship table.

Midfielder Josh Onomah made his final appearance for Villa aged 21 before returning to Tottenham Hotspur at the end of his season long loan. Onomah had made 37 appearances, 14 as substitute and scored 4 goals in his stop start season with Villa.

Centre back John Terry made his final appearance for Villa aged 37 before retiring from football. Terry made 36 appearances and scored once. Terry returned to Villa as assistant manager in 2018-19.

Future Villa right back Matt Targett lined up for Fulham.

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

Fulham

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

Fulham

Previous 5 vs. Fulham: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 2017-18 |
Matchday | #53 |
Manager Game | #89 |
Saturday, 26 May 2018

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Steve Bruce | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Northumberland, 2016-2018
Referee:ย Anthony Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Wythenshaw, 2006-
Kick off: 5.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 0-1
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 0-1
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฅ Lost
Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ

MANAGERIAL RECORD

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

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 89 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 42 ๐ŸŸจ | 19 ๐ŸŸฅ 28 | 1.63

Villa Career Form:

Top 6

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee:ย Anthony Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Wythenshaw, 2006- ๐Ÿ†˜
Matches Officiated: 19
๐ŸŸฉ : 7
๐ŸŸจ : 3
๐ŸŸฅ : 9
๐Ÿ†˜ : 3
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฅ 30 Apr 16, Villa 2-3 Watford (a)
Cards: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ
Assistants: Gary Beswick, Daniel Cook

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Fulham

๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

TEAM NEWS

Ahmed Elmohamady returns from injury to replace James Bree.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age: | 30.16 |
Oldest Player: CB John Terry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 37.49 |
Youngest Player: M Jack Grealish | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 22.72 |

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 | ๐Ÿ”ด |
RB Alan Hutton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
RB Ahmed Elmohamady | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ | ๐Ÿ” |
CB James Chester | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
CB John Terry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ด |
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 | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ” |
W Robert Snodgrass | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ด |
W Albert Adomah | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ |
CF Lewis Grabban | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ | ๐Ÿ”ด |

MANAGER

Slaviลกa Jokanoviฤ‡ | ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธ |

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Fulham

GK Marcus Bettinelli | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Matt Targett | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Tim Ream | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
RB Ryan Fredericks | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
RB Denis Odoi | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐ŸŸฅ |
M Kevin McDonald | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
M Stefan Johansen | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด | ๐Ÿ” |
M Tom Cairney | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
W Ryan Sessegnon | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Aleksandar Mitroviฤ‡ | ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธ |
CF Aboubakar Kamara | ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ” |

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SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” M Josh Onomah | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ด | for M Mile Jedinak | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ | 77โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” CF Jonathan Kodjia | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ | for RB Ahmed Elmohamady | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ | 77โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” F Scott Hogan | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | for M Conor Hourihane | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | 82โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” | M Oliver Norwood | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | for M Stefan Johansen | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด | 72โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | CB Tomรกลก Kalas | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ | for CF Aboubakar Kamara | ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ท | 77โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | RB Cyrus Christie | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | for RB Ryan Fredericks | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 83โ€™ |

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UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Mark Bunn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB James Bree | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Glenn Whelan | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Birkir Bjarnason | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK David Button | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Lucas Piazon | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท |
W Floyd Ayitรฉ | ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฌ |
CF Rui Fonte | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น |

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SQUAD STATS

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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: ยฃ21.06m
Team Cost: ยฃ44.91m
Squad Cost: ยฃ51.39m
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 |
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 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: ยฃ35.83m
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: ยฃ2.93m
Team Cost: ยฃ38.76m
Squad Cost: ยฃ48.37m
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: 2/18

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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GK David Button | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ1.98m |
GK Marcus Bettinelli | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |

RB Cyrus Christie | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ยฃ2.93m |
RB Denis Odoi | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ | ยฃ0.86m |
RB Ryan Fredericks | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ0.21m
LB Matt Targett | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Loan |

CB Tim Ream | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | ยฃ1.46m |
CB Tomรกลก Kalas | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ | Loan |

M Tom Cairney | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ยฃ3.61m |
M Stefan Johansen | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด | ยฃ1.98m |
M Kevin McDonald | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ยฃ1.29m |
M Oliver Norwood | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | Loan |
M Lucas Piazon | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | Loan |

W Floyd Ayitรฉ | ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฌ | ยฃ1.72m |
W Ryan Sessegnon | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |

CF Aleksandar Mitroviฤ‡ | ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธ | ยฃ21.26m |
CF Rui Fonte | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น | ยฃ5.91m |
CF Aboubakar Kamara | ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ5.16m |

UNAVAILABLE

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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

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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

๐Ÿ”ด GK Sam Johnstone | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 2017-18 | ๐Ÿ•’ 70 | 70 (0) | โšฝ 0 | ๐Ÿ”ฅ 1 | ๐Ÿ‡บ 0 | #898 |
๐Ÿ”ด CB John Terry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 2017-18 | ๐Ÿ•’ 36 | 36 (0) | โšฝ 1 | ๐Ÿ”ฅ 1 | ๐Ÿ‡บ 1 | #909 |
๐Ÿ”ด W Robert Snodgrass | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | 2017-18 | ๐Ÿ•’ 43 | 41 (2) | โšฝ 7 | ๐Ÿ”ฅ 14 | ๐Ÿ‡บ 1 | #915 |
๐Ÿ”ด CF Lewis Grabban | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ | 2018 | ๐Ÿ•’ 18 | 13 (5) | โšฝ 8 | ๐Ÿ”ฅ 1 | ๐Ÿ‡บ 1 | #917 |
๐Ÿ”ด M Josh Onomah | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 2017-18 | ๐Ÿ•’ 37 | 23 (14) | โšฝ 4 | ๐Ÿ”ฅ 3 | ๐Ÿ‡บ 11 | #908 |

MATCH STATS

Possession F | 49%
Possession A | 51%
Shots F | 12
Shots A | 15
Shots on Target F | 2
Shots on Target A | 3
Corners F | 0
Corners A | 3
Fouls F | 14
Fouls A | 15

MATCH QUOTES

*Villa boss Steve Bruce* โ€œThey set out to rough up Grealish, it was part of their game plan.But we didnโ€™t do enough around Grealish. The second half was much better from us but to be brutally honest it wouldnโ€™t have been too hard. โ€œThe feeling now is utter disappointment for everybody and the next hard part is where we go from here. But letโ€™s not forget weโ€™re Aston Villa, weโ€™re a proud club, a big club with big history. Iโ€™m really upset for everyone but Iโ€™ll roll my sleeves up and go for it again.โ€ โ€œFirst half we didnโ€™t do enough. But a big decision then went against us. The red card was very early and I know we donโ€™t want to see a game ruined early, but I was right in front of the incident โ€“ he stamps on him. โ€œThe occasion maybe, it was a boiling hot day, we were totally disappointed with the first half. We have got five of the players out there on loan. We will dust ourselves down and have another tilt and see if we can go one better. We have three or four players out of contracts, over the next weeks we will get ourselves sorted. [On John Terry]: Itโ€™s a big decision for John, weโ€™ll see how he feels.โ€ --- *Villa Chairman Tony Xia* โ€œVilla will face severe Financial Fair Play challenges next season.โ€

MATCH REPORT