Game #5470

2017-18

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Championship

Sheffield United

Bramall Lane

Attendance: 26,477

Tuesday, 30 January 2018

Villa make it five consecutive Championship wins as they show their resilient side to overcome an obdurate Sheffield United with a last minute winner.

Sheffield United

0-1

Aston Villa

Scorer(s) | Robert Snodgrass | 90’ |

Assist(s) | Birkir Bjarnason | 90’ |

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AT A GLANCE

Game #5470

Season | 2017-18 |
Matchday | #33 |
League Game | #29 |
Manager Game | #69 |
Tuesday, 30 January 2018

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager | Steve Bruce |
KO | 7.45pm |
Referee | Jeremy Simpson |
HT Score | 0-0 |
FT Score | 1-0 |
FT Result | Won |
Last 5 Games | WLWWW |
League Position | 3rd | +1 |

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 29.11 |

Oldest Player |
CB John Terry | 37.17 |

Youngest Player |
M Jack Grealish | 22.41 |

TEAM NEWS

Steve Bruce named an unchanged line up as he searched for a fifth successive league win.

UNAVAILABLE

Injury | 1 |
CF Jonathan Kodjia |

Loaned Out | 5 |
W Carles Gil |
Deportivo La Coruña |
12 Jul 17 - 30 Jun 18 |

LB Jordan Amavi |
Olympique Marseille |
10 Aug 17 - 30 Jun 18 |

M Gary Gardner |
Barnsley |
31 Aug 17 - 31 May 18 |

CF Ross McCormack |
Melbourne City |
29 Sep 17 - 31 Jan 18 |

M Aaron Tshibola |
Kilmarnock FC |
29 Jan 18 - 14 May 18 |

MATCH STATS

Possession F | 53%
Possession A | 47%
Shots F | 5
Shots A | 11
Shots on Target F | 3
Shots on Target A | 6
Corners F | 7
Corners A | 9
Fouls F | 9
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 Birkir Bjarnason |
M Conor Hourihane |
M Jack Grealish |
W Albert Adomah |
W Robert Snodgrass |
F Scott Hogan |

SUBSTITUTES

M Josh Onomah for M Conor Hourihane | 76’ |
CF Keinan Davis for F Scott Hogan | 82’ |
M Mile Jedinak for W Albert Adomah | 86’ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Mark Bunn
LB Neil Taylor
M Glenn Whelan
CB Axel Tuanzebe

THE OPPOSITION

GK Simon Moore, RB George Baldock, LB Enda Stevens (ex), CB Jack O’Connell, CB Chris Basham, CB Richard Stearman, M John Fleck, M Ryan Leonard (M John Lundstram), M Lee Evans (W Ricky Holmes), CF Leon Clarke, CF James Wilson (CF Clayton Donaldson).

Manager: Chris Wilder.

ex: Also played for the Villa

g: Scored

s/o: Sent off

s-: Sub off; s+: Sub on

Robert Snodgrass celebrates his 90' winner for five in a row for on form Villa, 30 January 2018

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MATCH TIMELINE

HT Sheffield United 0-0 Aston Villa
76’ Sub off, M Conor Hourihane, Sub on, M Josh Onomah
82’ Sub off, F Scott Hogan, Sub on, CF Keinan Davis
86’ Sub off, W Albert Adomah, Sub on, M Mile Jedinak
90’ Goal, 1-0, Robert Snodgrass, Assist by Birkir Bjarnason
FT Sheffield United 0-1 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Villa’s difficult December is well forgotten as Steve Bruce’s team make it five league wins in a row thanks to Robert Snodgrass’ injury time winner as a result of which Villa move up to 3rd in the table - their highest placing of the season to date.

QUOTES

*Villa assistant manager Colin Calderwood*

”It wasn’t as we’d have wanted, especially in the first half and when it’s not perfect, you’ve got to get through it. We found ourselves on the back foot but we dug in and got through that period and it was an excellent result. We’ve dug in and got three points away from home out of nothing spectacular.”

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*Sky Sports*
Tuesday, 30 January 2018

"Robert Snodgrass struck a last-minute winner for Aston Villa as they won 1-0 at promotion rivals Sheffield United to make it five Championship victories in a row."

*Sky Sports*
Tuesday, 30 January 2018

MATCH REPORT

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Robert Snodgrass struck a last-minute winner for Aston Villa as they won 1-0 at promotion rivals Sheffield United to make it five Championship victories in a row.

The hosts dominated in the first half, putting the Villa goal under pressure on several occasions. Jack O’Connell went close to scoring in the sixth minute when his header from a Lee Evans corner crashed against the bar.

United’s top scorer Leon Clarke then threatened on a couple of occasions, first heading over and then seeing his deflected effort from the edge of the area saved by Sam Johnstone.

The Villa keeper was also called into action to keep out a George Baldock long-range effort, diving to his right to make the save.

Villa’s only chance of note during the first 45 minutes came from James Chester, who headed wide from a Snodgrass corner.

United continued to press before the break with Evans having a long-range strike blocked and Johnstone keeping out Baldock’s firm shot following a good build-up involving Ryan Leonard and John Fleck. James Wilson also went close with an overhead kick inside the area.

It was Villa who made the more positive start to the second half, attacking with purpose in the opening stages. Alan Hutton fired in a low shot which was comfortably saved by Simon Moore and Jack Grealish curled a 20-yard effort which went just wide of the keeper’s left-hand post.

Johnstone came to his side’s rescue again when he turned Baldock’s well-struck shot over the bar. Evans had a shot blocked before Blades boss Chris Wilder made a double substitution, sending on Clayton Donaldson and John Lundstram in place of Wilson and Leonard.

Evans himself then made way with Ricky Holmes, signed recently from Charlton, coming on to make his debut for the Blades.

Villa manager Steve Bruce also made a couple of changes in the space of six minutes with Conor Hourihane replaced by Josh Onomah and Keinan Davis sent on in place of Scott Hogan, who had scored four goals in his previous three games. Johnstone was tested again, keeping out Fleck’s low shot.

Like his opposite number, Bruce used his allotted three substitutions with Albert Adomah replaced by Mile Jedinak late on.

Snodgrass snatched victory for Villa inside the last minute of the game, cutting inside and curling a fine effort beyond Moore in front of the jubilant visiting fans.

Towards the end of four minutes of time added on, O’Connell went close to equalising with a header from a Holmes cross which was tipped over by Johnstone.

Villa assistant Colin Calderwood:

”It wasn’t as we’d have wanted, especially in the first half and when it’s not perfect, you’ve got to get through it. We found ourselves on the back foot but we dug in and got through that period and it was an excellent result. We’ve dug in and got three points away from home out of nothing spectacular.”

Robert Snodgrass struck a last-minute winner for Aston Villa as they won 1-0 at promotion rivals Sheffield United to make it five Championship victories in a row.

The hosts dominated in the first half, putting the Villa goal under pressure on several occasions. Jack O’Connell went close to scoring in the sixth minute when his header from a Lee Evans corner crashed against the bar.

United’s top scorer Leon Clarke then threatened on a couple of occasions, first heading over and then seeing his deflected effort from the edge of the area saved by Sam Johnstone.

The Villa keeper was also called into action to keep out a George Baldock long-range effort, diving to his right to make the save.

Villa’s only chance of note during the first 45 minutes came from James Chester, who headed wide from a Snodgrass corner.

United continued to press before the break with Evans having a long-range strike blocked and Johnstone keeping out Baldock’s firm shot following a good build-up involving Ryan Leonard and John Fleck. James Wilson also went close with an overhead kick inside the area.

It was Villa who made the more positive start to the second half, attacking with purpose in the opening stages. Alan Hutton fired in a low shot which was comfortably saved by Simon Moore and Jack Grealish curled a 20-yard effort which went just wide of the keeper’s left-hand post.

Johnstone came to his side’s rescue again when he turned Baldock’s well-struck shot over the bar. Evans had a shot blocked before Blades boss Chris Wilder made a double substitution, sending on Clayton Donaldson and John Lundstram in place of Wilson and Leonard.

Evans himself then made way with Ricky Holmes, signed recently from Charlton, coming on to make his debut for the Blades.

Villa manager Steve Bruce also made a couple of changes in the space of six minutes with Conor Hourihane replaced by Josh Onomah and Keinan Davis sent on in place of Scott Hogan, who had scored four goals in his previous three games. Johnstone was tested again, keeping out Fleck’s low shot.

Like his opposite number, Bruce used his allotted three substitutions with Albert Adomah replaced by Mile Jedinak late on.

Snodgrass snatched victory for Villa inside the last minute of the game, cutting inside and curling a fine effort beyond Moore in front of the jubilant visiting fans.

Towards the end of four minutes of time added on, O’Connell went close to equalising with a header from a Holmes cross which was tipped over by Johnstone.

Villa assistant Colin Calderwood:

”It wasn’t as we’d have wanted, especially in the first half and when it’s not perfect, you’ve got to get through it. We found ourselves on the back foot but we dug in and got through that period and it was an excellent result. We’ve dug in and got three points away from home out of nothing spectacular.”