Game #5447

2017-18

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Position:

Championship

Barnsley

Oakwell

Attendance: 14,633

Saturday, 16 September 2017

Albert Adomah saves Steve Bruce's job with the axe about to fall as Villa win for the second time in eight Championship games.

Barnsley

0-3

Aston Villa

Scorer(s) | Albert Adomah | 19’ | 44’ pen | Keinan Davis | 55’ |

Assist(s) | James Chester | 19’ | Ahmed Elmohamady | 55’ |

AT A GLANCE

Game #5447

Season | 2017-18 |
Matchday | #10 |
League Game | #8 |
Manager Game | #46 |
Saturday, 16 September 2017

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager | Steve Bruce |
KO | 5.30pm |
Referee | Simon Hooper, Wiltshire |
HT Score | 2-0 |
FT Score | 3-0 |
FT Result | Won |
Last 5 Games | WDDDW |
League Position | 13th | +5 |

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Simon Hooper
Assistants: Akil Howson, Adam Crysell

MATCH INCIDENTS

Simon Hooper

Villa

💥+ | 🟨 | 🟨 |

Barnsley

🟨 |

🟨 | 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
| 28.76 |

Oldest Player |
CB John Terry | 36.80 |

Youngest Player |
W André Green | 19.60 |

TEAM NEWS

Steve Bruce makes 3 changes from the side that secured a second successive home goalless draw in the previous game. Albert Adomah, Jonathan Kodjia and Glenn Whelan replaced Mile Jedinak (injury), Henri Lansbury and Birkir Bjarnason.

UNAVAILABLE

Injury | 2 |
M Jack Grealish |
M Mile Jedinak |

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 | 41%
Possession A | 59%
Shots F | 6
Shots A | 5
Shots on Target F | 4
Shots on Target A | 2
Corners F | 1
Corners A | 6
Fouls F | 11
Fouls A | 7

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 Ahmed Elmohamady |
M Conor Hourihane |
M Glenn Whelan |
W Robert Snodgrass |
W Albert Adomah |
CF Keinan Davis |
CF Jonathan Kodjia |

SUBSTITUTES

M Josh Onomah for CF Jonathan Kodjia | 61’ |
F Scott Hogan for CF Keinan Davis | 75’ |
M Birkir Bjarnason for W Robert Snodgrass | 83’ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Jed Steer
CB Christopher Samba
M Henri Lansbury
RB Alan Hutton

THE OPPOSITION

GK Adam Davies, RB Jason McCarthy, CB Liam Lindsay, CB Adam Jackson, CB Matty Pearson, M Joe Williams, W Adam Hammill, M George Moncur (W Ryan Hedges), M Harvey Barnes (CF Iké Ugbo), M Brad Potts, CF Tom Bradshaw (CF Mamadou Thiam).

Manager: Paul Heckingbottom.

ex: Also played for the Villa

g: Scored

s/o: Sent off

s-: Sub off; s+: Sub on

ON THIS DAY

The game where Albert Adomah saved Steve Bruce’s job.

With the axe about to fall on Bruce’s underwhelming reign, Albert Adomah - a player regularly discarded at the first opportunity by Bruce - came into the side and effectively saved the Villa boss’s job with a first half brace which set Villa on the way to scoring three goals away from home for the first time under Bruce and the first time since March 2015.

Centre forward Keinan Davis scored his first goal for Villa aged 19.

Albert Adomah saves Steve Bruce's job, 16 September 2017

Source: avfc.co.uk/News/2017/09/16/match-report-barnsley-0-3-villa

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MATCH TIMELINE

​19’ Goal, 1-0, Albert Adomah, Assist by James Chester
44’ Goal, 2-0, Albert Adomah (pen)
HT Barnsley 0-2 Aston Villa
55’ Goal, 3-0, Keinan Davis, Assist by Ahmed Elmohamady
61’ Sub off, CF Jonathan Kodjia, Sub on, M Josh Onomah
75’ Sub off, CF Keinan Davis, Sub on, F Scott Hogan
76’ Booking, Glenn Whelan
83’ Sub off, W Robert Snodgrass, Sub on, M Birkir Bjarnason
90’ Booking, Conor Hourihane
FT Barnsley 0-3 Aston Villa

MANAGER WATCH

POSITION

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MATCH PROGRAMME

MATCH PROGRAMME

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QUOTES

*Villa boss Steve Bruce*

“We’ve been threatening but we just haven’t been getting the results. You hope that this will be the lift off - I’ve been saying that we are a decent side but patience is needed sometimes and obviously a result like that helps the cause.

“Fair play to Keinan Davis, I thought he led the line fantastically well. You sometimes need luck and we’ve had none of it, but that’s us unbeaten in six and three clean sheets on the spin, so lets hope that shuts a few people up, for a little while anyway.”

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*Sky Sports*
Saturday, 16 September 2017

"Aston Villa scored three goals in an away game for the first time in over two years as they eased to a 3-0 Sky Bet Championship win over Barnsley at Oakwell on Saturday evening."

*Sky Sports*
Saturday, 16 September 2017

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Aston Villa scored three goals in an away game for the first time in over two years as they eased to a 3-0 Sky Bet Championship win over Barnsley at Oakwell on Saturday evening.

Albert Adomah seized on two defensive efforts in the first half, while Keinan Davis headed his first goal for the Villans in the second half to match the feat last achieved in a 4-0 win against Sunderland in March 2015.

The first came after 19 minutes when a swift break saw Adomah force Tykes stopper Adam Davies into a mistake as he bore down on goal, with Davis the architect of the second when he was felled by Adam Jackson.

Despite Oakwell’s vocal opposition to the decision, a penalty kick was the decision and Adomah got his second goal when he smashed his shot to the left of Davies (44).

Davis made it three when he headed in Ahmed Elmohamady’s cross early in the second half (55).

A clash of heads between Davis and Jackson immediately following kick-off delayed the start, but the opening exchanges between the two sides were relatively even, with plenty of exciting forays forward.

A perfect example of how to transform defence into attack soon followed; in a few swift seconds, the ball was out of Sam Johnstone’s hands and at the feet of Adomah, who slotted home after a defensive mix-up between Jason McCarthy and Davies.

The Tykes continued to look the superior side and found vast swathes of space in which to create chances, but John Terry and James Chester stood strong to nullify several crosses from Brad Potts and McCarthy.

It was another error of judgement that led to Adomah making it 2-0. Davis raced onto a loose ball but was swiftly grounded by Jackson’s lunge. Adomah made no mistake from the spot - Oakwell was incensed.

If Tykes fans felt the first two goals were unfair, the third was anything but. As Villa grew in stature, they carved a meaningful chance of their own and youngster Davis headed a well-deserved third 11 minutes after the restart.

Adomah went close to a hat-trick on more than one occasion, but during the last, he squared for Robert Snodgrass following superb chasing of a lost cause from Scott Hogan, but the Scot’s curling effort dropped wide of the mark.

Villa stopper Johnstone was pelted with plastic bottles and other objects, but unfortunately for Paul Heckingbottom’s men, they could not significantly test the keeper, managing only two shots on target in the match.

Barnsley’s influence ebbed away towards the end with the result all-but secured, meaning Steve Bruce’s men registered a third clean sheet in succession.

Barnsley boss Paul Heckingbottom: “Lots of things we were really good at but the main issue for us was scoring goals. I though Villa picked our pockets in the first half, scoring two goals arguably against the run of play but we didn’t deserve anything ourselves because we didn’t look like scoring.

“We’ve seen before in this league how tough it is to come from a goal behind, and a team like Villa were resolute today and defended very well. We haven’t taken points from the game but we’ve taken things to get better at.”

Aston Villa boss Steve Bruce:

“We’ve been threatening but we just haven’t been getting the results. You hope that this will be the lift off - I’ve been saying that we are a decent side but patience is needed sometimes and obviously a result like that helps the cause.

“Fair play to Keinan Davis, I thought he led the line fantastically well. You sometimes need luck and we’ve had none of it, but that’s us unbeaten in six and three clean sheets on the spin, so lets hope that shuts a few people up, for a little while anyway.”

Man of the match: Keinan Davis

Aston Villa scored three goals in an away game for the first time in over two years as they eased to a 3-0 Sky Bet Championship win over Barnsley at Oakwell on Saturday evening.

Albert Adomah seized on two defensive efforts in the first half, while Keinan Davis headed his first goal for the Villans in the second half to match the feat last achieved in a 4-0 win against Sunderland in March 2015.

The first came after 19 minutes when a swift break saw Adomah force Tykes stopper Adam Davies into a mistake as he bore down on goal, with Davis the architect of the second when he was felled by Adam Jackson.

Despite Oakwell’s vocal opposition to the decision, a penalty kick was the decision and Adomah got his second goal when he smashed his shot to the left of Davies (44).

Davis made it three when he headed in Ahmed Elmohamady’s cross early in the second half (55).

A clash of heads between Davis and Jackson immediately following kick-off delayed the start, but the opening exchanges between the two sides were relatively even, with plenty of exciting forays forward.

A perfect example of how to transform defence into attack soon followed; in a few swift seconds, the ball was out of Sam Johnstone’s hands and at the feet of Adomah, who slotted home after a defensive mix-up between Jason McCarthy and Davies.

The Tykes continued to look the superior side and found vast swathes of space in which to create chances, but John Terry and James Chester stood strong to nullify several crosses from Brad Potts and McCarthy.

It was another error of judgement that led to Adomah making it 2-0. Davis raced onto a loose ball but was swiftly grounded by Jackson’s lunge. Adomah made no mistake from the spot - Oakwell was incensed.

If Tykes fans felt the first two goals were unfair, the third was anything but. As Villa grew in stature, they carved a meaningful chance of their own and youngster Davis headed a well-deserved third 11 minutes after the restart.

Adomah went close to a hat-trick on more than one occasion, but during the last, he squared for Robert Snodgrass following superb chasing of a lost cause from Scott Hogan, but the Scot’s curling effort dropped wide of the mark.

Villa stopper Johnstone was pelted with plastic bottles and other objects, but unfortunately for Paul Heckingbottom’s men, they could not significantly test the keeper, managing only two shots on target in the match.

Barnsley’s influence ebbed away towards the end with the result all-but secured, meaning Steve Bruce’s men registered a third clean sheet in succession.

Barnsley boss Paul Heckingbottom: “Lots of things we were really good at but the main issue for us was scoring goals. I though Villa picked our pockets in the first half, scoring two goals arguably against the run of play but we didn’t deserve anything ourselves because we didn’t look like scoring.

“We’ve seen before in this league how tough it is to come from a goal behind, and a team like Villa were resolute today and defended very well. We haven’t taken points from the game but we’ve taken things to get better at.”

Aston Villa boss Steve Bruce:

“We’ve been threatening but we just haven’t been getting the results. You hope that this will be the lift off - I’ve been saying that we are a decent side but patience is needed sometimes and obviously a result like that helps the cause.

“Fair play to Keinan Davis, I thought he led the line fantastically well. You sometimes need luck and we’ve had none of it, but that’s us unbeaten in six and three clean sheets on the spin, so lets hope that shuts a few people up, for a little while anyway.”

Man of the match: Keinan Davis