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Game #5462

Aston Villa

Saturday, 20 October 2018

Won

13th (+2)

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ

Championship

Swansea City

Attendance: 41,326

Villa Park

Aston Villa

1-0

Swansea City

Assist(s) | Ahmed Elmohamady | 8โ€™ |

MATCH SUMMARY

A rapturous welcome greets new boss and Villa boy Dean Smith as his new side win for only the second time in eleven in his first game in charge.

KEY MAN

Celebrating Tammy Abraham's 8' Winner, 20 October 2018

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 20 October 2018

โšฝ | 8โ€™ Goal, Tammy Abraham, Assist by Ahmed Elmohamady
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 1-0 Swansea City
๐Ÿ” | 64โ€™ Sub off, Ahmed Elmohamady, Sub on, Yannick Bolasie
๐Ÿ” | 74โ€™ Sub off, Albert Adomah, Sub on, Jonathan Kodija
๐Ÿ” | 83โ€™ Sub off, Jack Grealish, Sub on, Conor Hourihane
๐ŸŸจ | 85โ€™ Booking, John McGinn
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 1-0 Swansea City

ON THIS DAY

Dean Smith's first game in charge of Villa after arriving from Brentford to replace Steve Bruce

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

Swansea City

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
League Champions: โŒ
FA Cup Winners: โŒ
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 2012-13

FIXTURE HISTORY

Swansea City

Previous 5 vs. Swansea: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 2018-19 |
Matchday | #15 |
League Game | #13 |
Manager Game | #1 |
Saturday, 20 October 2018

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Dean Smith | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | West Bromwich, 2018-2021
Referee:ย Andy Madley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Huddersfield, 2011-
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 1-0
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 1-0
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฉ Won
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Dean Smith | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 1 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 1 ๐ŸŸจ | 0 ๐ŸŸฅ 0 | 3.00

Villa Career Form:

Champions

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee:ย Andy Madley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Huddersfield, 2011-
Matches Officiated: 9
๐ŸŸฉ : 6
๐ŸŸจ : 3
๐ŸŸฅ : 0
๐Ÿ†˜ : 0
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฉ 6 Aug 18, Villa 3-1 Hull (a)
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ
Assistants: Mark Russell, James Wilson

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ

Swansea City

๐ŸŸจ

TEAM NEWS

Dean Smith names his first Villa squad and James Chester returns from suspension and Albert Adomah is recalled as Conor Hourihane and James Bree miss out.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age: | 27.55 |
Oldest Player: RB Alan Hutton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | 33.91 |
Youngest Player: CB Axel Tuanzebe | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 20.95 |

MANAGER

Dean Smith | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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Aston Villa

GK ร˜rjan Nyland | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด |
LB Neil Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
CB James Chester | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
CB Axel Tuanzebe | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Ahmed Elmohamady | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ | ๐Ÿ” |
RB Alan Hutton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
M John McGinn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Birkir Bjarnason | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
M Jack Grealish | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
W Albert Adomah | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Tammy Abraham | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |

MANAGER

Graham Potter | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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Swansea City

GK Kristoffer Norffeldt | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช |
LB Martin Olsson | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CB Mike van der Hoorn | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
CB Joe Rodon | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
CB Cian Harries | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
RB Connor Roberts | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
M Leroy Fer | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Bersant Celina | ๐Ÿ‡ฝ๐Ÿ‡ฐ |
M Jay Fulton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
W Barrie McKay | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Oliver McBurnie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |

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SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” W Yannick Bolasie | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฉ | for RB Ahmed Elmohamady | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ | 64โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” CF Jonathan Kodija | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ | for W Albert Adomah | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ | 74โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” M Conor Hourihane | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | for M Jack Grealish | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 83โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” | W Daniel James | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | for CB Cian Harries | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | 50โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | M Tom Carroll | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for W Barrie McKay | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | 65โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | M Matt Grimes | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for M Leroy Fer | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | 70โ€™ |

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UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Mark Bunn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Glenn Whelan | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Mile Jedinak | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ |
F Scott Hogan | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Erwin Mulder | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
RB Kyle Naughton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Cameron Carter-Vickers | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
M George Byers | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |

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SQUAD STATS

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1st XI Cost: ยฃ23.85m
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: ยฃ38.61m
Squad Cost: ยฃ53.83m
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

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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 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 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 Albert Adomah | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ | ยฃ3.15m |
W Yannick Bolasie | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฉ | Loan |

CF Jonathan Kodjia | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ | ยฃ11.61m |
F Scott Hogan | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ยฃ9.45m |
CF Tammy Abraham | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Loan |

SQUAD STATS

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1st XI Cost: ยฃ15.61m
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: 2/11
Subs Cost: ยฃ6.40m
Team Cost: ยฃ22.01m
Squad Cost: ยฃ27.69m
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 : 11/18
Homegrown: 2/18

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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GK Kristoffer Nordfeldt | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช | ยฃ0.73m |
GK Erwin Mulder | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | Free |

RB Kyle Naughton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ5.68m |
LB Martin Olsson | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช | ยฃ3.96m |
RB Connor Roberts | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | Youth |

CB Mike van der Hoorn | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | ยฃ2.15m |
CB Cian Harries | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | ยฃ0.24m |
CB Joe Rodon | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | Youth |
CB Cameron Carter-Vickers | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | Loan |

M Leroy Fer | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | ยฃ4.82m |
M Tom Carroll | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ4.47m |
M Bersant Celina | ๐Ÿ‡ฝ๐Ÿ‡ฐ | ยฃ2.93m |
M Matt Grimes | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ1.93m |
M Jay Fulton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | Free |
M George Byers | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | Free |

W Barrie McKay | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ยฃ0.48m |
W Daniel James | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | Free |

CF Oliver McBurnie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ยฃ0.30m |

UNAVAILABLE

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Injury | 1 |
CF Keinan Davis | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Out on Loan | 9 |
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
CF Ross McCormack | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | 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 Halfโ€จ

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

๐ŸŸจ | Booking

๐ŸŸฅ | Sending off

๐Ÿ†˜ | Poor refereeing performance
๐ŸŸข : Debut ๐Ÿ”ด : Final Game

DEBUT APPEARANCES

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Possession F | 47%
Possession A | 53%
Shots F | 11
Shots A | 15
Shots on Target F | 5
Shots on Target A | 5
Corners F | 3
Corners A | 8
Fouls F | 13
Fouls A | 8

MATCH QUOTES

*Villa boss Dean Smith* โ€œItโ€™s great to give them the first win, we want to try to get the bums off the seats here. โ€œWe are grateful for them all turning up in their numbers and it just shows what can happen at this club. Itโ€™s always a good start when you get three points. โ€œThe clean sheet is the big thing for us โ€“ we have conceded an awful lot of goals. Itโ€™s a tough league and itโ€™s a tight league.โ€ โ€œIt was great to win it for the fans. It was one of the biggest crowds of the day, including the Premier League. โ€œIt just shows what can happen at this club if we have a plan to move forward.โ€ โ€œTammy put in a hell of shift up front on his own and proved that he is a fine player. He is a handful. But he knows better than me that he should have been walking away with the match ball. โ€œIn the second half I thought our energy levels dropped and allowed Swansea to get onto the ball in little pockets. โ€œItโ€™s a tough league but a tight league. The win gives us an opportunity to move forward. We now have two away games but the players know what I expect. It is always a good start when you get three points. I thought we were very good in the first half, certainly the first 30 minutes we stuck to the game plan.โ€

MATCH REPORT