Game #5456

2017-18

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Championship

Sheffield Wednesday

Villa Park

Attendance: 33,154

Saturday, 4 November 2017

Villa suffer a shock defeat - their second in twelve - as Jack Grealish makes his first appearance of the season.

Aston Villa

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Sheffield Wednesday

Scorer(s) | Christopher Samba | 90’+6 |

Assist(s) | Callum O’Hare | 90’+6 |

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AT A GLANCE

Game #5456

Season | 2017-18 |
Matchday | #19 |
League Game | #16 |
Manager Game | #55 |
Saturday, 4 November 2017

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager | Steve Bruce |
KO | 3.00pm |
Referee | Geoff Eltringham |
HT Score | 0-2 |
FT Score | 1-2 |
FT Result | Lost |
Last 5 Games | LWDWL |

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 29.05 |

Oldest Player |
CB John Terry | 36.93 |

Youngest Player |
CF Keinan Davis | 19.74 |

TEAM NEWS

Steve Bruce makes one change - bringing in Scott Hogan for Josh Onomah

UNAVAILABLE

Injury | 1 |
CF Jonathan Kodjia |

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 | 56%
Possession A | 44%
Shots F | 12
Shots A | 9
Shots on Target F | 4
Shots on Target A | 2
Corners F | 6
Corners A | 2
Fouls F | 8
Fouls A | 12

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 Conor Hourihane |
W Robert Snodgrass |
W Albert Adomah |
CF Keinan Davis |
F Scott Hogan |

SUBSTITUTES

CB Christopher Samba for CB John Terry | 21’ |
F Callum O’Hare for W Robert Snodgrass | 40’ |
M Jack Grealish for M Glenn Whelan | 77’ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

LB Neil Taylor
M Mile Jedinak
M Birkir Bjarnason
GK Jed Steer

THE OPPOSITION

GK Kieren Westwood, RB Jack Hunt, LB Morgan Fox, CB Glenn Loovens, CB Tom Lees, M Jacob Butterfield, M Barry Bannan (ex), M Adam Reach (g), M Ross Wallace (RB Liam Palmer), CF Jordan Rhodes (g) (CF Steven Fletcher), CF Gary Hooper (M David Jones).

Manager: Carlos Carvalhal.

ex: Also played for the Villa

g: Scored

s/o: Sent off

s-: Sub off; s+: Sub on

Callum O'Hare tries to unlock the Wednesday defence, 4 November 2017

Source: avfc.co.uk/News/2017/11/04/match-report-aston-villa-1-2-sheffield-wednesday

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MATCH TIMELINE

1’ Goal, 0-1, (Sheffield Wednesday)
21’ Sub off, CB John Terry, Sub on CB Christopher Samba
23’ Goal, 0-2, (Sheffield Wednesday)
40’ Sub off, W Robert Snodgrass, Sub on F Callum O’Hare
HT Aston Villa 0-2 Sheffield Wednesday
77’ Sub off, M Glenn Whelan, Sub on, M Jack Grealish
90’+6 Goal, 1-2, Christopher Samba, Assist by Callum O’Hare
FT Aston Villa 1-2 Sheffield Wednesday

ON THIS DAY

Villa suffer their first real setback since the calmness in team selection descended on Steve Bruce, losing two early goals and an unbeaten home record as well as John Terry and Robert Snodgrass to first half injuries.

Jack Grealish however comes on as a 77’ substitute for his first appearance of the season.

QUOTES

*Villa boss Steve Bruce*

“We got rocked by a stunning goal. A wonderful strike from the boy. I don’t think I’ve ever been a goal down after 20 seconds before.

“It rocked everybody. We huffed and puffed without ever having that real cutting edge. But it was a big blow losing both John Terry and Robert Snodgrass.

“Chris Samba came on and did well and he scored when we went gung ho and went for it towards the end, but really it was an awful afternoon for us.”

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*BBC Sport*
Saturday, 4 November 2017

"Aston Villa surrendered their unbeaten home Championship record this season as they lost to Sheffield Wednesday."

*BBC Sport*
Saturday, 4 November 2017

MATCH REPORT

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*Aston Villa surrendered their unbeaten home Championship record this season as they lost to Sheffield Wednesday.*

Adam Reach and Jordan Rhodes both netted for the second game running as the Owls ended a run of three straight away losses to enjoy a rare win at Villa Park.

Villa were hit by first-half injuries to John Terry and Robert Snodgrass.

Terry’s stand-in Chris Samba got one back for the hosts in injury time, his first for Villa, but it was not enough.

Villa’s afternoon got off to a nightmare start in the very first minute when, from keeper Kieren Westwood’s hoof upfield, an off-balance Terry’s clearing header fell to Ross Wallace.

He moved it left and it fell nicely for Reach to power forward and hit a dipping left-volley into the top left corner from 25 yards.

Terry then left the fray on 20 minutes - and just three minutes later, Gary Hooper put through Rhodes, whose right-foot shot found the bottom right corner.

Having previously not scored in the league since March, it was his second goal in successive games - just as it had been for Reach, who is now on a three-game scoring run.

Villa then lost Snodgrass, who had been a pre-match doubt with a rib injury, five minutes before the break, allowing Callum O’ Hare on for his home league debut.

Winger Jack Grealish also came off the bench late on to make a first appearance of the season after recovering from the freak kidney injury he suffered in pre-season.

But, even though Samba pulled one back in injury time, it could not prevent Villa losing at home in the Championship for the first time since 15 April.

The Owls climb back up to 11th in the table, two points outside the play-off places - and three behind Villa, who remain fifth.

*Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce told BBC WM:*

“We got rocked by a stunning goal. A wonderful strike from the boy. I don’t think I’ve ever been a goal down after 20 seconds before.

“It rocked everybody. We huffed and puffed without ever having that real cutting edge. But it was a big blow losing both John Terry and Robert Snodgrass.

“Chris Samba came on and did well and he scored when we went gung ho and went for it towards the end, but really it was an awful afternoon for us.”

*Aston Villa surrendered their unbeaten home Championship record this season as they lost to Sheffield Wednesday.*

Adam Reach and Jordan Rhodes both netted for the second game running as the Owls ended a run of three straight away losses to enjoy a rare win at Villa Park.

Villa were hit by first-half injuries to John Terry and Robert Snodgrass.

Terry’s stand-in Chris Samba got one back for the hosts in injury time, his first for Villa, but it was not enough.

Villa’s afternoon got off to a nightmare start in the very first minute when, from keeper Kieren Westwood’s hoof upfield, an off-balance Terry’s clearing header fell to Ross Wallace.

He moved it left and it fell nicely for Reach to power forward and hit a dipping left-volley into the top left corner from 25 yards.

Terry then left the fray on 20 minutes - and just three minutes later, Gary Hooper put through Rhodes, whose right-foot shot found the bottom right corner.

Having previously not scored in the league since March, it was his second goal in successive games - just as it had been for Reach, who is now on a three-game scoring run.

Villa then lost Snodgrass, who had been a pre-match doubt with a rib injury, five minutes before the break, allowing Callum O’ Hare on for his home league debut.

Winger Jack Grealish also came off the bench late on to make a first appearance of the season after recovering from the freak kidney injury he suffered in pre-season.

But, even though Samba pulled one back in injury time, it could not prevent Villa losing at home in the Championship for the first time since 15 April.

The Owls climb back up to 11th in the table, two points outside the play-off places - and three behind Villa, who remain fifth.

*Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce told BBC WM:*

“We got rocked by a stunning goal. A wonderful strike from the boy. I don’t think I’ve ever been a goal down after 20 seconds before.

“It rocked everybody. We huffed and puffed without ever having that real cutting edge. But it was a big blow losing both John Terry and Robert Snodgrass.

“Chris Samba came on and did well and he scored when we went gung ho and went for it towards the end, but really it was an awful afternoon for us.”