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Game #5459

Aston Villa

Drew

15th (-2)

Last 5: 🟥 🟨 🟩 🟥 🟨

Friday, 28 September 2018

Championship

Bristol City

Ashton Gate

Attendance: 24,224

Bristol City

1-1

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | Conor Hourihane | 45’+3 |

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa draw for the fifth time in ten Championship matches and now have just one win in eight as Steve Bruce's grip on reality becomes increasingly tenuous and increasingly hard to watch.

KEY MAN

Celebrations for Birkir Bjarnason's equaliser on the stroke of half time, 28 September 2018

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MATCH TIMELINE

Friday, 28 September 2018

🥅 | 16’ Goal, 0-1, (Bristol City), Josh Brownhill
🟨 | 26’ Booking, Jonathan Kodija for a bad foul
⚽ | 45’+3 Goal, 1-1, Birkir Bjarnason, Assist by Conor Hourihane
🕒 | HT Bristol City 1-1 Aston Villa
🟨 | 62’ Booking, Alan Hutton for a bad foul
🔁 | 75’ Sub off, Jonathan Kodija, Sub on, Yannick Bolasie
🔁 | 90’+1 Sub off, Tammy Abraham, Sub on, Albert Adomah
🕒 | FT Bristol City 1-1 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Villa climb to 11th after yet another draw - their 5th in 10 league games - and already look like automatic promotion is beyond them for the third successive season.

Once again rather than addressing the reasons and planning the response, Steve Bruce chooses to bring the focus onto himself in his now familiarly self obsessed way of thinking which to most observers can only seem to be a contributing factor in Villa’s failure to learn from their mistakes.

Former Villa centre back Nathan Baker and former Villa forward Andreas Weimann lined up for Bristol City.

Aston Villa

European Cup / Champions League: 🏆
League Champions: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 🏆🏆
FA Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 🏆🏆
League Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆
Last Trophy: 1995-96

Bristol City

European Cup / Champions League: ❌
League Champions: ❌
FA Cup Winners: ❌
League Cup Winners: ❌
Last Trophy: ❌

FIXTURE HISTORY

Bristol City

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Season | 2018-19 |
Matchday | #12 |
League Game | #10 |
Manager Game | #101 |
Friday, 28 September 2018

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Steve Bruce | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Northumberland, 2016-2018
Referee: Tim Robinson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Sussex, 2012-
Kick off: 8.00pm
HT Score: 🟨 1-1
FT Score: 🟨 1-1
FT Result: 🟨 Drew
Last 5: 🟥 🟨 🟩 🟥 🟨

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Steve Bruce | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

🕒 101 | 🟩 | 46 🟨 | 24 🟥 31 | 1.60

Villa Career Form:

Top 6

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Tim Robinson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Sussex, 2012-
Matches Officiated: 9
🟩 : 1
🟨 : 2
🟥 : 6
🆘 : 0
Previous 5: 🟩 🟥 🟥 🟥 🟨
Last Match: 🟨 18 Aug 18, Villa 1-1 Ipswich (a)
Cards: 🟨 🟨 🟨 🟨
Assistants: Andrew Fox, Mark Jones

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

🟨 🟨

Bristol City

🟨 🟨

TEAM NEWS

Steve Bruce recalls Axel Tuanzebe and Birkir Bjarnason as Ahmed Elmohamady and Albert Adomah make way.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age: | 27.43 |
Oldest Player: M Mile Jedinak | 🇦🇺 | 34.18 |
Youngest Player: CB Axel Tuanzebe | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 20.88 |

MANAGER

Steve Bruce | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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Aston Villa

GK Ørjan Nyland | 🇳🇴 |
RB Alan Hutton | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | 🟨 |
CB James Chester | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
CB Axel Tuanzebe | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Conor Hourihane | 🇮🇪 | 🔥 |
M Mile Jedinak | 🇦🇺 |
M John McGinn | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Birkir Bjarnason | 🇮🇸 | ⚽ |
M Jack Grealish | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Tammy Abraham | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔁 |
CF Jonathan Kodija | 🇨🇮 | 🟨 | 🔁 |

MANAGER

Lee Johnson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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Bristol City

GK Niki Mäenpää | 🇫🇮 |
CB Adam Webster | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Nathan Baker (ex) | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Lloyd Kelly | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Jack Hunt | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🟨 |
M Josh Brownhill | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ |
M Callum O’Dowda | 🇮🇪 | 🔁 |
M Niclas Eliasson | 🇸🇪 | 🔁 |
M Marlon Pack | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Matty Taylor | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🟨 | 🔁 |
CF Andreas Weimann (ex) | 🇦🇹 |

SUBSTITUTES

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🔁 W Yannick Bolasie | 🇨🇩 | for CF Jonathan Kodija | 🇨🇮 | 75’ |
🔁 W Albert Adomah | 🇬🇭 | for CF Tammy Abraham | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 90’+1 |

SUBSTITUTES

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🔁 | CF Famara Diédhiou | 🇸🇳 | for M Callum O’Dowda | 🇮🇪 | 68’ |
🔁 | F Jamie Paterson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | for CF Matty Taylor | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 68’ |
🔁 | W Marley Watkins | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 | for M Niclas Eliasson | 🇸🇪 | 87’ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK André Moreira | 🇵🇹 |
RB James Bree | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Ahmed Elmohamady | 🇪🇬 |
M Glenn Whelan | 🇮🇪 |
W Anwar El Ghazi | 🇳🇱 |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Max O’Leary | 🇮🇪 |
LB Jay Dasilva | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Liam Walsh | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Jens Hegeler | 🇩🇪 |

SQUAD STATS

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1st XI Cost: £38.61m
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 6/11
Homegrown: 1/11
Subs Cost: £3.15m
Team Cost: £41.76m
Squad Cost: £55.53m
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 7/18
Homegrown: 1/18

SQUAD STATS

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1st XI Cost: £13.67m
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 7/11
Homegrown: 1/11
Subs Cost: £6.09m
Team Cost: £19.76m
Squad Cost: £20.96m
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 11/18
Homegrown: 2/18

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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GK Ørjan Nyland | 🇳🇴 | £2.70m |
GK André Moreira | 🇵🇹 | Loan |

RB Alan Hutton | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | £4.05m |
RB James Bree | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | £3.15m |
RB Ahmed Elmohamady | 🇪🇬 | £0.99m |

CB James Chester | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 | £8.37m |
CB Axel Tuanzebe | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Loan |

M Mile Jedinak | 🇦🇺 | £4.14m |
M Conor Hourihane | 🇮🇪 | £3.15m |
M John McGinn | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | £2.79m |
M Birkir Bjarnason | 🇮🇸 | £1.80m |
M Glenn Whelan | 🇮🇪 | £1.53m |
M Jack Grealish | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Youth |

W Anwar El Ghazi | 🇳🇱 | £8.10m |
W Albert Adomah | 🇬🇭 | £3.15m |
W Yannick Bolasie | 🇨🇩 | Loan |

CF Jonathan Kodjia | 🇨🇮 | £11.61m |
CF Tammy Abraham | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Loan |

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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GK Max O’Leary | 🇮🇪 | Youth |
GK Niki Mäenpää | 🇫🇮 | Free |

RB Jack Hunt | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | £1.46m |
LB Jay Dasilva | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Loan |

CB Nathan Baker (ex) | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | £3.71m |
CB Adam Webster | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | £3.43m |
CB Lloyd Kelly | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Youth |

M Niclas Eliasson | 🇸🇪 | £1.71m |
M Callum O’Dowda | 🇮🇪 | £1.03m |
M Liam Walsh | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | £0.94m |
M Jens Hegeler | 🇩🇪 | £0.26m |
M Marlon Pack | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | £0.10m |
M Josh Brownhill | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Free |

W Marley Watkins | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 | £0.95m |

CF Famara Diédhiou | 🇸🇳 | £5.14m |
CF Andreas Weimann (ex) | 🇦🇹 | £1.93m |
CF Matty Taylor | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | £0.30m |
F Jamie Paterson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Free |

UNAVAILABLE

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Injury | 2 |
CF Keinan Davis | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Scott Hogan | 🇮🇪 |

Out on Loan | 9 |
M Gary Gardner | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Small Heath
GK Jed Steer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Charlton
CB Easah Suliman | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Emmen
RB Mitch Clark | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 | Port Vale
M Aaron Tshibola | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Kilmarnock
W André Green | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Portsmouth
CB Tommy Elphick | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Hull
RB Ritchie De Laet | 🇧🇪 | Melbourne
CF Ross McCormack | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | Central Coast Mariners

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 Half


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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⚽ | Goal
🔥 | Assist
🔁 | Substitution

🟨 | Booking

🟥 | Sending off

🆘 | Poor refereeing performance
🟢 : Debut 🔴 : Final Game

DEBUT APPEARANCES

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Possession F | 54%
Possession A | 46%
Shots F | 12
Shots A | 7
Shots on Target F | 5
Shots on Target A | 3
Corners F | 8
Corners A | 3
Fouls F | 18
Fouls A | 15

MATCH QUOTES

*Villa boss Steve Bruce* “There is a certain element that think I can’t do the right thing about anything. I know with a club of our size there is expectation. However, it is not a given to come to Bristol City and beat them three- or four-nil. I will get on with the job as always and do the best I can. I know with the squad of players I have that we will be there or thereabouts when it counts.”

MATCH REPORT

*Sky Sports*
Friday, 28 September 2018

Bristol City and Aston Villa shared the points at Ashton Gate after a 1-1 draw in the Championship on Friday night. Bristol City took the lead through Josh Brownhill’s low effort from 20 yards (16), but Villa levelled in first-half injury time through Birkir Bjarnason’s bullet header from Conor Hourihane’s free-kick. Both sides had half-chances in the second half, but neither could find a way through in a dull encounter. It leaves Villa in 11th, with just one win in nine matches, while Bristol City are in eighth, a point better off. Former Villa man Andreas Weimann missed an early chance for the hosts, blazing over with a close-range header, while former Bristol City forward Jonathan Kodjia saw a good chance blocked at the opposite end from inside the box. Bristol City won the midfield battle early on, however, and were ahead as the ball broke to Brownhill on the edge of the box, seeing his low drive fly past Orjan Nyland, who will feel he should have done better. They continued to dominate the first half until Villa’s last-gasp leveller, Bjarnason scoring his second goal of the season with a fierce header from Hourihane’s superb left-wing free-kick. John McGinn saw a finely-struck half volley well saved by Niki Maenpaa in the second half, before Nathan Baker’s header late on was cleared off the line by a combination of Alan Hutton and McGinn. Hourihane struck just wide in the last minute, but it ended goalless as the pressure builds on Villa manager Steve Bruce. Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce: “There is a certain element that think I can’t do the right thing about anything. I know with a club of our size there is expectation. However, it is not a given to come to Bristol City and beat them three- or four-nil. I will get on with the job as always and do the best I can. I know with the squad of players I have that we will be there or thereabouts when it counts.”

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