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Game #5449

Aston Villa

Saturday, 11 August 2018

Won

2nd (-)

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ

Championship

Wigan Athletic

Attendance: 34,331

Villa Park

Aston Villa

3-2

Wigan Athletic

Assist(s) | John McGinn | 13โ€™ | Conor Hourihane | 90โ€™+4 |

MATCH SUMMARY

Birkir Bjarnason's 90โ€™+4 goal makes it two from two for Villa.

KEY MAN

Birkir Bjarnason wins it on 90โ€™+4, 11 August 2018

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 11 August 2018

๐ŸŸข | 1โ€™ Debut, John McGinn, ร˜rjan Nyland
โšฝ | 13โ€™ Goal, 1-0, James Chester, Assist by John McGinn
๐Ÿฅ… | 41โ€™ Goal, 1-1, (Wigan Athletic), Nick Powell
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 1-1 Wigan Athletic
๐Ÿฅ… | 55โ€™ Goal, 1-2, (Wigan Athletic), Callum Connolly
โšฝ | 63โ€™ Goal, 2-2, Own Goal, Chey Dunkley
๐Ÿ” | 65โ€™ Sub off, Axel Tuanzebe, Sub on, Albert Adomah
๐Ÿ” | 74โ€™ Sub off, Andrรฉ Green, Sub on, Rushian Hepburn Murphy
๐ŸŸจ | 86โ€™ Booking, Jack Grealish for a bad foul
๐Ÿ” | 87โ€™ Sub off, Jonathan Kodija, Sub on, Conor Hourihane
โšฝ | 90โ€™+4, Goal, 3-2, Birkir Bjarnason, Assist by Conor Hourihane
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 3-2 Wigan Athletic

ON THIS DAY

Midfielder John McGinn made his Villa debut aged 23 after joining from Hibernian FC for a fee of ยฃ2,790,000 earlier this month.

Goalkeeper ร˜rjan Nyland made his Villa debut aged 27 after joining from FC Ingolstadt for a fee of ยฃ2,700,000 earlier this month.

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

Wigan Athletic

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
League Champions: โŒ
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: โŒ
Last Trophy: 2012-13

FIXTURE HISTORY

Wigan Athletic

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

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 2018-19 |
Matchday | #2 |
League Game | #2 |
Manager Game | #91 |
Saturday, 11 August 2018

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Steve Bruce | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Northumberland, 2016-2018
Referee: Jeremy Simpson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Lancashire, 2005-
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 1-1
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 3-2
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฉ Won
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ

MANAGERIAL RECORD

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

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 91 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 44 ๐ŸŸจ | 19 ๐ŸŸฅ 28 | 1.66

Villa Career Form:

Top 6

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Jeremy Simpson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Lancashire, 2005-
Matches Officiated: 7
๐ŸŸฉ : 6
๐ŸŸจ : 1
๐ŸŸฅ : 0
๐Ÿ†˜ : 0
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฉ 10 Apr 18, Villa 1-0 Cardiff (h)
Incidents: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ
Assistants: Shaun Hudson, Nicholas Hopton

Villa have never lost a match officiated by Jeremy Simpson (6) with five wins.

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ

Wigan Athletic

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

TEAM NEWS

Midfielder John McGinn and goalkeeper ร˜rjan Nyland make their debuts. Axel Tuanzebe, fresh from agreeing a new loan spell with Villa, Mile Jedinak, Andrรฉ Green, Birkir Bjarnason return to the line up as Albert Adomah, Tommy Elphick, Conor Hourihane, Glenn Whelan, Neil Taylor and Jed Steer drop out. Goalkeeper Andrรฉ Moreira makes his first squad appearance in place of Mark Bunn.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age: | 27.53 |
Oldest Player: M Mile Jedinak | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ | 34.04 |
Youngest Player: W Andrรฉ Green | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 20.06 |

MANAGER

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

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Aston Villa

GK ร˜rjan Nyland | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด | ๐ŸŸข |
RB Alan Hutton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
RB Ahmed Elmohamady | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ |
CB Axel Tuanzebe | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CB James Chester | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
M John McGinn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸข | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
M Jack Grealish | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Mile Jedinak | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ |
M Birkir Bjarnason | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธ | โšฝ |
W Andrรฉ Green | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Jonathan Kodija | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ | ๐Ÿ” |

MANAGER

Paul Cook | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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Wigan Athletic

GK Christian Walton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Antonee Robinson | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
CB Cรฉdric Kiprรฉ | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ |
CB Cheyenne Dunkley | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ | ๐ŸŸจ |
RB Reece James | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Callum Connolly | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
M Samy Morsy | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Nick Powell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ” |
W Michael Jacobs | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Callum McManaman | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Will Grigg | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | ๐Ÿ” |

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SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” W Albert Adomah | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ | for CB Axel Tuanzebe | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 65โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” F Rushian Hepburn Murphy | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for W Andrรฉ Green | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 74โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” M Conor Hourihane | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | for CF Jonathan Kodija | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ | 87โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” | M Lee Evans | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ. for W Callum McManaman | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 54โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | M Josh Windass | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for M Nick Powell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 68โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | CF James Vaughan | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for CF Will Grigg | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | 81โ€™ |

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UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Andrรฉ Moreira | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น |
CB Tommy Elphick | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Neil Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
M Glenn Whelan | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Jamie Jones | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Alex Bruce | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Gary Roberts | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Jamie Walker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |

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SQUAD STATS

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1st XI Cost: ยฃ36.45m
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: ยฃ6.30m
Team Cost: ยฃ42.75m
Squad Cost: ยฃ47.79m
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: 3/18

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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GK ร˜rjan Nyland | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด | ยฃ2.70m |
GK Andrรฉ Moreira | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น | Loan |

RB Alan Hutton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ยฃ4.05m |
RB Ahmed Elmohamady | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ | ยฃ0.99m |
LB Neil Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | Exchange |

CB James Chester | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | ยฃ8.37m |
CB Tommy Elphick | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ3.51m |
CB Axel Tuanzebe | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Loan |

M Mile Jedinak | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ | ยฃ4.14m |
M Conor Hourihane | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ยฃ3.15m |
M John McGinn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ยฃ2.79m |
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 |

W Albert Adomah | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ | ยฃ3.15m |
W Andrรฉ Green | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |

CF Jonathan Kodjia | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ | ยฃ11.61m |
F Rushian Hepburn-Murphy | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |

SQUAD STATS

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1st XI Cost: ยฃ5.01m
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: โญ•/11
Subs Cost: ยฃ2.70m
Team Cost: ยฃ7.71m
Squad Cost: ยฃ8.00m
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 : 14/18
Homegrown: โญ•/18

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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GK Jamie Jones | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |
GK Christian Walton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Loan |

LB Antonee Robinson | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | Loan |
RB Reece James | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Loan |

CB Cรฉdric Kiprรฉ | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ | ยฃ0.95m |
CB Cheyenne Dunkley | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ | Free |
CB Alex Bruce | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |

M Samy Morsy | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ | ยฃ2.84m |
M Josh Windass | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ2.41m |
M Callum Connolly | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Loan |
M Lee Evans | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | Loan |
M Nick Powell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |

W Jamie Walker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ยฃ0.29m |
W Gary Roberts | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |
W Michael Jacobs | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |
W Callum McManaman | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |

CF Will Grigg | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ1.22m |
CF James Vaughan | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ0.29m |

UNAVAILABLE

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Injury | 3 |
CF Keinan Davis | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
F Scott Hogan | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
F Callum Oโ€™Hare | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Out on Loan | 2 |
M Gary Gardner | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Small Heath
GK Jed Steer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Charlton

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

๐ŸŸข GK ร˜rjan Nyland | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด |
๐ŸŸข M John McGinn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
๐ŸŸข GK Andrรฉ Moreira | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น | First Squad Appearance |

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Possession F | 48%
Possession A | 52%
Shots F | 17
Shots A | 10
Shots on Target F | 6
Shots on Target A | 3
Corners F | 3
Corners A | 4
Fouls F | 17
Fouls A | 16

MATCH QUOTES

*Villa boss Steve Bruce* โ€œWeโ€™ve come through it with a bit of resilience, which is evident after a difficult summer for everybody. โ€œTheyโ€™re a very good side, who caused us a lot of problems, but weโ€™ve managed to get through. โ€œTo win back-to-back games with all the difficulties weโ€™ve had, is huge. โ€œJohn McGinn is a player we couldnโ€™t buy two weeks ago. The new owners have blown new life into the club.โ€

MATCH REPORT