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Game #5456

Saturday, 15 September 2018

Attendance: 15,982

Drew

Championship

12th (-)

Blackburn Rovers

Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ

Ewood Park

Villa draw for the fourth time in five winless games as they need a dramatic late goal for the third time this season to rescue a result.

Blackburn Rovers

1-1

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | None

KEY MAN

Celebrations for Conor Hourihane's 90'+3 equaliser, 15 September 2018

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MATCH TIMELINE

๐ŸŸข | 1โ€™ Debut, Tammy Abraham
๐ŸŸจ | 18โ€™ Booking, John McGinn for a bad foul
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Blackburn Rovers 0-0 Aston Villa
๐Ÿ” | 69โ€™ Sub off, Albert Adomah, Sub on, Jonathan Kodija
๐Ÿฅ… | 76โ€™ Goal, 0-1, (Blackburn Rovers), Bradley Dack
๐Ÿ” | 77โ€™ Sub off, Ahmed Elmohamady, Sub on, Yannick Bolasie ๐ŸŸข
๐Ÿ” | 77โ€™ Sub off, Mile Jedinak, Sub on, Conor Hourihane
โšฝ | 90โ€™+3 Goal, 1-1, Conor Hourihane
๐ŸŸจ | 90โ€™+6 Booking, Yannick Bolasie for a bad foul
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Blackburn Rovers 1-1 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Villaโ€™s latest draw - as with Brentford at Villa Park - rescued with a stoppage time strike both of which involved Conor Hourihane who couldnโ€™t buy a league start for the club under Steve Bruce.

Ritchie De Laet becomes the latest first team player to be sent out on loan by Steve Bruce joining Jed Steer, Andrรฉ Green and Tommy Elphick unavailable for selection.

Centre forward Tammy Abraham made his Villa debut aged 20 after joining on a season long loan from Chelsea.

Winger Yannick Bolasie made his Villa debut aged 29 as a 77โ€™ substitute after joining on a season long loan from Everton.

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

Blackburn Rovers

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 2001-02

FIXTURE HISTORY

Blackburn Rovers

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

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 2018-19 |
Matchday | #9 |
League Game | #7 |
Manager Game | #98 |
Saturday, 15 September 2018

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Steve Bruce | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Northumberland, 2016-2018
Referee: Steve Martin | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Staffordshire, 2012-
Kick off: 5.30pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 0-0
FT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 1-1
FT Result: ๐ŸŸจ Drew
Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Steve Martin | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Staffordshire, 2012-
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฉ 21 Nov 17, Villa 2-1 Sunderland (h)
Incidents: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ
Assistants: Jonathan Hunt, Matt McGrath

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Blackburn Rovers

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Steve Martin

TEAM NEWS

Steve Bruce brings back Neil Taylor for Glenn Whelan whilst debutant Tammy Abraham lines up ahead of the benched Jonathan Kodjia.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age: | 27.81 |
Oldest Player: M Mile Jedinak | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ | 34.14 |
Youngest Player: CB Axel Tuanzebe | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 20.85 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

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

Tony Mowbray | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Aston Villa

GK ร˜rjan Nyland | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด |
LB Neil Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
RB Ahmed Elmohamady | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ | ๐Ÿ” |
RB Alan Hutton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
CB James Chester | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
CB Axel Tuanzebe | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Mile Jedinak | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ | ๐Ÿ” |
M John McGinn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Jack Grealish | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Albert Adomah | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Tammy Abraham | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸข |

Blackburn Rovers

GK David Raya | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
LB Amariโ€™i Bell | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ |
CB Charlie Mulgrew | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
CB Darragh Lenihan | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐ŸŸจ |
RB Ryan Nyambe | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฆ |
M Richard Smallwood | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Bradley Dack | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
M Corry Evans | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Elliott Bennett | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ |
CF Adam Armstrong | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Danny Graham | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” CF Jonathan Kodija | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ | for W Albert Adomah | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ | 69โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” W Yannick Bolasie | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฉ | ๐ŸŸข | ๐ŸŸจ | for RB Ahmed Elmohamady | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ | 77โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” M Conor Hourihane | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | โšฝ | for M Mile Jedinak | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ | 77โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | CF Ben Brereton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for M Corry Evans | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | 58โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | M Harrison Reed | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ | for M Richard Smallwood | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 67โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | CB Derrick Williams (ex) | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | for CF Adam Armstrong | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 73โ€™ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Andrรฉ Moreira | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น |
RB James Bree | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Glenn Whelan | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
W Anwar El Ghazi | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Jayson Leutwiler | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ |
M Joe Rothwell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Craig Conway | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
M Kasey Palmer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

SQUAD STATS

1st XI Cost: ยฃ26.19m
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: ยฃ14.76m
Team Cost: ยฃ40.95m
Squad Cost: ยฃ53.73m
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: 1/18

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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 James Bree | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ3.15m |
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 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 Glenn Whelan | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ยฃ1.53m |
M Jack Grealish | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |

W Anwar El Ghazi | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | ยฃ8.10m |
W Albert Adomah | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ | ยฃ3.15m |
W Yannick Bolasie | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฉ | Loan |

CF Jonathan Kodjia | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ | ยฃ11.61m |
CF Tammy Abraham | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Loan |

SQUAD STATS

1st XI Cost: ยฃ3.38m
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 : 5/11
Homegrown: 1/11
Subs Cost: ยฃ7.83m
Team Cost: ยฃ11.21m
Squad Cost: ยฃ11.21m
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 : 10/18
Homegrown: 1/18

MATCHDAY SQUAD

GK Jayson Leutwiler | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ | Free |
GK David Raya | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | Free |

LB Amariโ€™i Bell | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ | ยฃ0.26m |
RB Ryan Nyambe | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฆ | Youth |

CB Derrick Williams (ex) | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ยฃ0.71m |
CB Charlie Mulgrew | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | Free |
CB Darragh Lenihan | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | Free |

M Corry Evans | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | ยฃ0.76m |
M Bradley Dack | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ0.73m |
M Elliott Bennett | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ | Free |
M Joe Rothwell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |
M Craig Conway | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | Free |
M Kasey Palmer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Loan |
M Harrison Reed | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Loan |

CF Ben Brereton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ7.12m |
CF Adam Armstrong | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ1.63m |
CF Danny Graham | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |

UNAVAILABLE

Injury | 2 |
CF Keinan Davis | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
F Scott Hogan | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |

Out on Loan | 8 |
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
CB Easah Suliman | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Emmen
RB Mitch Clark | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | Port Vale
M Aaron Tshibola | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Kilmarnock
W Andrรฉ Green | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Portsmouth
CB Tommy Elphick | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Hull
RB Ritchie De Laet | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช | Melbourne

UNAVAILABLE

Not Recorded

Player Abbreviations:

GK : Goalkeeper

LB, RB, FB : Left Back, Right Back, Full Back

CB, D : Centre Back, Defender

M, W : Midfielder. Winger

F, CF : Forward, Centre Forward

๐ŸŸข : Debut ๐Ÿ”ด : Final Game

Symbols:

โšฝ | Goal
๐Ÿ”ฅ | Assist
๐Ÿ” | Substitution

๐ŸŸจ | Booking

๐ŸŸฅ | Sending off

๐Ÿ†˜ | Poor refereeing performance

DEBUT APPEARANCES

CF Tammy Abraham | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Yannick Bolasie | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฉ |

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Possession F | 51%
Possession A | 49%
Shots F | 15
Shots A | 13
Shots on Target F | 5
Shots on Target A | 3
Corners F | 3
Corners A | 8
Fouls F | 11
Fouls A | 8

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

*Villa boss Steve Bruce*

โ€I think we deserved the equaliser. I thought we had a blatant, stonewall penalty. That changes games, goals change games. It wouldโ€™ve been harsh if we had got beat.

โ€œHourihane has just reminded everybody of what a good free-kick taker he is. Iโ€™m encouraged by Tammy Abrahamโ€™s performance, but itโ€™s going to take time. Weโ€™ve practically built the team again which is going to be difficult.

โ€œWeโ€™ve stuck at it and got another late equaliser which is now three out of seven games, so it shows thereโ€™s resilience in our side.โ€

*Sky Sports*
Saturday, 15 September 2018

Conor Hourihaneโ€™s 93rd-minute free-kick salvaged a point for Aston Villa in an entertaining 1-1 draw against Blackburn at Ewood Park.

Bradley Dackโ€™s sublime flick (76) looked like consigning Villa to consecutive defeats in the Championship on his return to the Rovers side following a knee injury.

But substitute Hourihane stepped up in stoppage time to bend his set-piece beyond David Raya and rescue a point.

Villa remain in 12th position, one place above Blackburn - who extend their unbeaten home run to 24 games, the longest in senior English football - with both sides on 10 points from seven games.

This was one of Villaโ€™s better performances this season even before Hourihaneโ€™s late intervention, but Bruce will hope this point acts as the springboard to an improved run of results despite them now being winless in their last five Championship games.

Rovers were boosted by the return of their creative engine Dack, and the midfielder felt aggrieved after 27 minutes when referee Steve Martin ruled out his header from Charlie Mulgrewโ€™s free-kick.

Alan Hutton appeared to have played him onside, but Villa themselves were protesting moments later when Richard Smallwood caught the ankle of John McGinn inside the box but their penalty appeals were waved away.

Orjan Nyland had earlier been forced into a save with his legs on the goal line to prevent Axel Tuanzebe from heading into his own net, but it was Villa who created the better chances in the second period.

Tammy Abraham failed to hit the target with his header from Ahmed Elmohamadyโ€™s cross 10 minutes after the interval before the striker, on loan from Chelsea, received Albert Adomahโ€™s pass only to stroke his shot wide.

Villa were duly punished for their profligacy moments after Tony Mowbray had made a tactical change to stem the tide as Mulgrewโ€™s cross was kept alive by substitute Ben Brereton before Danny Grahamโ€™s shot was exquisitely backheeled in by Dack.

But just when it looked as though Villa were heading for defeat, Jack Grealish was bundled over by Harrison Reed and up stepped Hourihane from 25 yards out to curl his left-foot free-kick around Rayaโ€™s wall and low into the net.

Steve Bruce:

โ€I think we deserved the equaliser. I thought we had a blatant, stonewall penalty. That changes games, goals change games. It wouldโ€™ve been harsh if we had got beat.

โ€œHourihane has just reminded everybody of what a good free-kick taker he is. Iโ€™m encouraged by Tammy Abrahamโ€™s performance, but itโ€™s going to take time. Weโ€™ve practically built the team again which is going to be difficult.

โ€œWeโ€™ve stuck at it and got another late equaliser which is now three out of seven games, so it shows thereโ€™s resilience in our side.โ€