top of page

Game #5457

Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Attendance: 27,991

Won

Championship

7th (+5)

Rotherham United

Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ

Villa Park

Villa win for the first time in six Championship games as Tammy Abraham hits number one for the season.

Aston Villa

2-0

Rotherham United

Assist(s) | Jonathan Kodjia | 27โ€™ | Ahmed Elmohamady | 82โ€™ |

KEY MAN

Tammy Abraham scores his first goal for Villa, 18 September 2018

RELATED MATCHES

MATCH TIMELINE

โšฝ | 27โ€™ Goal, 1-0 Tammy Abraham, Assist by Jonathan Kodjia
๐ŸŸจ | 37โ€™ Booking, Anwar El Ghazi for a bad foul
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 1-0 Rotherham United
๐ŸŸจ | 68โ€™ Booking, Tammy Abraham for a bad foul
๐Ÿ” | 73โ€™ Sub off, Anwar El Ghazi, Sub on, Yannick Bolasie
๐Ÿ” | 81โ€™ Sub off, Jonathan Kodija, Sub on, Albert Adomah
โšฝ | 82โ€™ Goal, 2-0, Yannick Bolasie, Assist by Ahmed Elmohamady
๐Ÿ” | 86โ€™ Sub off, Tammy Abraham, Sub on, James Bree
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 2-0 Rotherham United

ON THIS DAY

Tammy Abraham and Yannick Bolasie scored their first goals for Villa to help climb 6 places in the table as they record their first win since an injury time winner secured them victory in the second game of the season. The reaction from Steve Bruce to the win against a side who would - as per the bookmakers prediction - be relegated at the season end simply underlined the concern that the Villa boss was no longer thinking clearly or objectively in his role.

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

Rotherham United

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
League Champions: โŒ
FA Cup Winners: โŒ
League Cup Winners: โŒ
Last Trophy: โŒ

FIXTURE HISTORY

Previous 5 vs. Rotherham: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 2018-19 |
Matchday | #10 |
League Game | #8 |
Manager Game | #99 |
Tuesday, 18 September 2018

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Steve Bruce | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Northumberland, 2016-2018
Referee: Andy Davies | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Hampshire, 2012-
Kick off: 7.45pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 1-0
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 2-0
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฉ Won
Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Andy Davies | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Hampshire, 2012-
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸจ 31 Mar 18, Villa 0-0 Hull (a)
Incidents: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ
Assistants: Mark Dwyer, Tim Wood

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Rotherham United

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

TEAM NEWS

Neil Taylor, Albert Adomah and Axel Tunazebe make way as Conor Hourihane earns a rare start with Anwar El Ghazi and Jonathan Kodjia recalled.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age | 27.69 |
Oldest Player: M Mile Jedinak | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ | 34.15 |
Youngest Player: CF Tammy Abraham | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 20.98 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

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

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

Aston Villa

GK ร˜rjan Nyland | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด |
RB Ahmed Elmohamady | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
RB Alan Hutton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
CB James Chester | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
M Conor Hourihane | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Mile Jedinak | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ |
M John McGinn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
M Jack Grealish | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Anwar El Ghazi | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Tammy Abraham | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Jonathan Kodija | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ | ๐Ÿ” |

Rotherham United

GK Marek Rodรกk | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ |
LB Ryan Manning | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐Ÿ” |
LB Joe Mattock | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
CB Zac Vyner | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Semi Ajayi | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ | ๐ŸŸจ |
CB Richard Wood | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Will Vaulks | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
M Ryan Williams | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Richie Towell | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CF Kyle Vassell | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Michael Smith | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” W Yannick Bolasie | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฉ | โšฝ | for W Anwar El Ghazi | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | 73โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” W Albert Adomah | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ | for CF Jonathan Kodija | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ | 81โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” RB James Bree | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for CF Tammy Abraham | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 86โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | M Jon Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for CF Kyle Vassell | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | 59โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | CF Jamie Proctor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for LB Ryan Manning | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | 68โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | M Anthony Forde | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | for M Ryan Williams | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ | 76โ€™ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Mark Bunn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Axel Tuanzebe | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Glenn Whelan | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Birkir Bjarnason | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Lewis Price | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
RB Billy Jones | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Ben Wiles | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Matt Palmer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

SQUAD STATS

1st XI Cost: ยฃ45.90m
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: ยฃ6.30m
Team Cost: ยฃ52.20m
Squad Cost: ยฃ55.53m
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 Mark Bunn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |

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 |

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 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 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: ยฃ0.40m
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: โญ•/11
Subs Cost: ยฃ0.58m
Team Cost: ยฃ0.98m
Squad Cost: ยฃ0.98m
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 : 12/18
Homegrown: 1/18

MATCHDAY SQUAD

GK Lewis Price | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | Free |
GK Marek Rodรกk | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ | Loan |

RB Billy Jones | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |
LB Joe Mattock | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |
LB Ryan Manning | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | Loan |

CB Semi Ajayi | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ | Free |
CB Richard Wood | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |
CB Zac Vyner | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Loan |

M Jon Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ0.51m |
M Will Vaulks | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | ยฃ0.40m |
M Ryan Williams | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ | Free |
M Anthony Forde | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | Free |
M Ben Wiles | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |
M Matt Palmer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |
M Richie Towell | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | Loan |

CF Jamie Proctor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ0.07m |
CF Michael Smith | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |
CF Kyle Vassell | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | 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

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Possession F | 60%
Possession A | 40%
Shots F | 14
Shots A | 13
Shots on Target F | 4
Shots on Target A | 3
Corners F | 3
Corners A | 3
Fouls F | 9
Fouls A | 16

TABLE

2021-22 Matchweek 38.jpg

PROGRAMME

Quotation Marks.png

MATCHDAY QUOTES

*Villa boss Steve Bruce*

โ€œI thought it was comfortable. We needed to get that second goal a little earlier and then it might have been one of those great nights.

โ€œBut, overall, with all the nonsense thatโ€™s been written, Iโ€™m pleased. Weโ€™ve won a game, we are in the top six and it looks a bit more rosy for everybody.

โ€œIโ€™ve always wanted to play two up top and for some reason here, it hasnโ€™t really happened. Weโ€™ve got the personnel to do it, youโ€™ve seen that tonight, those two [Abraham and Kodjia] will be a threat for anybody.โ€

*BBC Sport*
Tuesday, 18 September 2018

*Loan duo Tammy Abraham and Yannick Bolasie opened their Aston Villa accounts as victory over Rotherham ended a five-game winless run to ease the pressure on boss Steve Bruce.*

Twice-capped England striker Abraham, on a season-long loan deal from Chelsea, collected Jonathan Kodjiaโ€™s clever through ball to put Villa ahead in the first half.

Rotherham could have equalised but skipper Richard Wood headed Will Vaulksโ€™ cross inches wide with 13 minutes remaining.

Everton loanee Bolasie sealed the points eight minutes from the end with a diving header from Ahmed Elmohamadyโ€™s cross as Villa recorded a first league win since 11 August.

If Villa think that was a long wait, Rotherhamโ€™s travelling support might well take umbrage - the Millers are now approaching two and a half years without a Championship away win.

Of Unitedโ€™s 29 second-tier travels since a 4-0 trouncing of MK Dons in April 2016, the Millers have now lost 26 and drawn three - a paltry three points from a possible 87.

It was a run they never looked like ending at Villa Park with the hosts in control from the first whistle, as Millers keeper Marek Rodak had to save smartly from an instinctive Kodjia effort four minutes in.

Villaโ€™s new-look front two looked sharp and Kodjia provided a lovely cushioned pass for Abraham to tuck Villa ahead on 27 minutes.

Abraham, a transfer deadline day arrival at Villa Park, has already proven his Championship credentials with 23 goals in 41 games during a similar stay at Bristol City in 2016-17.

Scoring has not been an issue for Villa - defending has been their problem and this was their first league clean sheet of the season, although they were grateful to see Woodโ€™s 77th-minute header float wide.

Substitute Bolasie eased any jitters with a late second, illustrating the options Bruce has at his disposal as Villa eased themselves back into the top six.

*Aston Villa boss Steve Bruce told BBC Radio WM 95.6:*

โ€œI thought it was comfortable. We needed to get that second goal a little earlier and then it might have been one of those great nights.

โ€œBut, overall, with all the nonsense thatโ€™s been written, Iโ€™m pleased. Weโ€™ve won a game, we are in the top six and it looks a bit more rosy for everybody.

โ€œIโ€™ve always wanted to play two up top and for some reason here, it hasnโ€™t really happened. Weโ€™ve got the personnel to do it, youโ€™ve seen that tonight, those two [Abraham and Kodjia] will be a threat for anybody.โ€