Game #5454

2017-18

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Championship

Birmingham City

St Andrew's

Attendance: 24,408

Sunday, 29 October 2017

Villa drop points as the extend their unbeaten run over the team with four names to thirteen years.

Birmingham City

0-0

Aston Villa

Scorer(s) | None

Assist(s) | None

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AT A GLANCE

Game #5454

Season | 2017-18 |
Matchday | #17 |
League Game | #14 |
Manager Game | #53 |
Sunday, 29 October 2017

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager | Steve Bruce |
KO | 12.00pm |
Referee | Andy Madley |
HT Score | 0-0 |
FT Score | 0-0 |
FT Result | Drew |
Last 5 Games | WWLWD |
League Position | 6th | -1

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 29.33 |

Oldest Player |
CB John Terry | 36.84 |

Youngest Player |
M Josh Onomah | 20.52 |

TEAM NEWS

Steve Bruce fields an unchanged line up once again

UNAVAILABLE

Injury | 1 |
M Jack Grealish |

Suspended | 1 |
LB Neil Taylor | Three Games |

Loaned Out | 7 |
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 |

CF Ross McCormack |
Melbourne City |
29 Sep 17 - 31 Jan 18 |

MATCH STATS

Possession F | 47%
Possession A | 53%
Shots F | 10
Shots A | 9
Shots on Target F | 3
Shots on Target A | 4
Corners F | 4
Corners A | 3
Fouls F | 13
Fouls A | 16

MATCH PROGRAMME

LEAGUE TABLE

STARTING LINE UP

GK Sam Johnstone |
RB Ahmed Elmohamady |
RB Alan Hutton |
CB James Chester |
CB John Terry |
M Glenn Whelan |
M Josh Onomah |
M Conor Hourihane |
W Robert Snodgrass |
W Albert Adomah |
CF Jonathan Kodjia |

SUBSTITUTES

M Mile Jedinak for W Robert Snodgrass | 60’ |
CF Keinan Davis for M Conor Hourihane | 74’ |
F Scott Hogan for CF Jonathan Kodjia | 81’ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Jed Steer
RB Ritchie De Laet
CB Christopher Samba
M Birkir Bjarnason

THE OPPOSITION

GK Tomasz Kuszczak, CB Jonathan Grounds, CB Marc Roberts, RB Maxime Colin, CB Michael Morrison, M Maikel Kieftenbeld, M David Davis, M Cheikh N’Doye, CF Isaac Vassell (CF Sam Gallagher), W Jota Peleteiro (ex) (W Jérémie Boga), CF Che Adams (CF Lukas Jutkiewicz).

Manager: Steve Cotterill.

ex: Also played for the Villa

g: Scored

s/o: Sent off

s-: Sub off; s+: Sub on

Jonathan Kodjia brings football to Birmingham, 29 October 2017

Source: avfc.co.uk/News/2017/10/29/match-report-blues-0-0-villa

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MATCH TIMELINE

16’ Booking, Robert Snodgrass
HT Birmingham City 0-0 Aston Villa
60’ Sub off, W Robert Snodgrass, Sub on, M Mile Jedinak
74’ Sub off, M Conor Hourihane, Sub on, CF Keinan Davis
76’ Booking, Josh Onomah
81’ Sub off, CF Jonathan Kodjia, Sub on, F Scott Hogan
FT Birmingham City 0-0 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Villa make it 11 games, 8 managers and nearly 13 years since losing a league match to neighbours Birmingham.

Future winger with Villa in the Premier League, Jota, lined up for Birmingham.

QUOTES

*Villa boss Steve Bruce*

”I think we were better when we made the changes. Physically it was important we stood up to the barrage they had, then the longer the game goes on you’re hoping you can produce a bit of quality at the top end of the pitch.

“We’ve had a really big, big chance in the game, and they did as well just after half-time, but you’re hoping you can take that and come away with the win, which is always nicer than a draw.”

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*Sky Sports*
Sunday, 29 October 2017

"Tensions were high, Glenn Whelan left bloodied after being caught in the face and a host of fan clappers - later denounced by Steve Bruce - thrown onto the pitch, but the result moves Birmingham two points clear of the relegation zone, while Villa stay sixth."

*Sky Sports*
Sunday, 29 October 2017

MATCH REPORT

MATCH REPORTS

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The spoils were shared in the Second City derby as Birmingham and Aston Villa played out a goalless draw in the Sky Bet Championship.

Both sides had a number of chances to score and win the game at St Andrew’s, Jota missing a one-on-one for the Blues and Villa hitting the bar twice late in the second half.

Tensions were high, Glenn Whelan left bloodied after being caught in the face and a host of fan clappers - later denounced by Steve Bruce - thrown onto the pitch, but the result moves Birmingham two points clear of the relegation zone, while Villa stay sixth.

Villa started brighter but Birmingham grew swiftly into the game and created most of the big chances in the first half. They were nearly gifted the opener after 34 minutes by Sam Johnstone, who booted a clearance straight at the onrushing Isaac Vassell, but the ball flew just wide of the post.

Birmingham continued well after the break and had another glorious opportunity to take the lead after 48 minutes as Conor Hourihane’s weak pass was intercepted by Jota. He then raced through on goal but could only blaze over the bar from 12 yards.

The next big chance fell to Aston Villa as Jonathan Kodjia came within inches of opening the scoring. His header from Albert Adomah’s cross after 63 minutes seemed destined for the top corner, but Tomasz Kuszczak got across brilliantly to deny him with a flying save.

That chance seemed to shift the momentum towards Villa, and they had several more fantastic opportunities to take the lead. John Terry sent a Conor Hourihane free-kick just wide, before both Keinan Davis and Jonathan Kodjia rattled the crossbar in the space of two minutes.

Villa then had a great chance to nick the win with the last kick of the game, but Adomah could only hit his free-kick over the bar.

Man of the match - Glenn Whelan

In a fiercely-contested derby game in which he was left bloodied by a flailing arm at one point, Glenn Whelan’s experience and composure in midfield shone through for Aston Villa, particularly at times in the game when they were under real pressure from Birmingham.

*Villa boss Steve Bruce*

”I think we were better when we made the changes. Physically it was important we stood up to the barrage they had, then the longer the game goes on you’re hoping you can produce a bit of quality at the top end of the pitch.

“We’ve had a really big, big chance in the game, and they did as well just after half-time, but you’re hoping you can take that and come away with the win, which is always nicer than a draw.”

The spoils were shared in the Second City derby as Birmingham and Aston Villa played out a goalless draw in the Sky Bet Championship.

Both sides had a number of chances to score and win the game at St Andrew’s, Jota missing a one-on-one for the Blues and Villa hitting the bar twice late in the second half.

Tensions were high, Glenn Whelan left bloodied after being caught in the face and a host of fan clappers - later denounced by Steve Bruce - thrown onto the pitch, but the result moves Birmingham two points clear of the relegation zone, while Villa stay sixth.

Villa started brighter but Birmingham grew swiftly into the game and created most of the big chances in the first half. They were nearly gifted the opener after 34 minutes by Sam Johnstone, who booted a clearance straight at the onrushing Isaac Vassell, but the ball flew just wide of the post.

Birmingham continued well after the break and had another glorious opportunity to take the lead after 48 minutes as Conor Hourihane’s weak pass was intercepted by Jota. He then raced through on goal but could only blaze over the bar from 12 yards.

The next big chance fell to Aston Villa as Jonathan Kodjia came within inches of opening the scoring. His header from Albert Adomah’s cross after 63 minutes seemed destined for the top corner, but Tomasz Kuszczak got across brilliantly to deny him with a flying save.

That chance seemed to shift the momentum towards Villa, and they had several more fantastic opportunities to take the lead. John Terry sent a Conor Hourihane free-kick just wide, before both Keinan Davis and Jonathan Kodjia rattled the crossbar in the space of two minutes.

Villa then had a great chance to nick the win with the last kick of the game, but Adomah could only hit his free-kick over the bar.

Man of the match - Glenn Whelan

In a fiercely-contested derby game in which he was left bloodied by a flailing arm at one point, Glenn Whelan’s experience and composure in midfield shone through for Aston Villa, particularly at times in the game when they were under real pressure from Birmingham.

*Villa boss Steve Bruce*

”I think we were better when we made the changes. Physically it was important we stood up to the barrage they had, then the longer the game goes on you’re hoping you can produce a bit of quality at the top end of the pitch.

“We’ve had a really big, big chance in the game, and they did as well just after half-time, but you’re hoping you can take that and come away with the win, which is always nicer than a draw.”