Game #5472

2017-18

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Championship

Birmingham City

Villa Park

Attendance: 41,233

Sunday, 11 February 2018

Villa make it seven consecutive Championship wins as they beat the team with four names once again.

Aston Villa

2-0

Birmingham City

Scorer(s) | Albert Adomah | 60’ | Conor Hourihane | 81’ |

Assist(s) | Jack Grealish | 60’ |

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AT A GLANCE

Game #5472

Season | 2017-18 |
Matchday | #35 |
League Game | #31 |
Manager Game | #71 |
Sunday, 11 February 2018

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager | Steve Bruce |
KO | 12.00pm |
Referee | Peter Bankes |
HT Score | 0-0 |
FT Score | 2-0 |
FT Result | Won |
Last 5 Games | WWWWW |
League Position | 2nd | +1 |

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 29.49 |

Oldest Player |
CB John Terry | 37.21 |

Youngest Player |
M Jack Grealish | 22.44 |

TEAM NEWS

Mile Jedinak returns as Birkir Bjarnason makes way,

UNAVAILABLE

Injury | 1 |
CF Jonathan Kodjia |

Loaned Out | 4 |
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 |

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

MATCH STATS

Possession F | 56%
Possession A | 44%
Shots F | 9
Shots A | 5
Shots on Target F | 3
Shots on Target A | 2
Corners F | 10
Corners A | 6
Fouls F | 5
Fouls A | 16

MATCH PROGRAMME

LEAGUE TABLE

STARTING LINE UP

GK Sam Johnstone |
RB Ahmed Elmohamady |
RB Alan Hutton |
CB James Chester |
CB John Terry |
M Mile Jedinak |
M Conor Hourihane |
M Jack Grealish |
W Albert Adomah |
W Robert Snodgrass |
F Scott Hogan |

SUBSTITUTES

CF Lewis Grabban for F Scott Hogan | 79’ |
M Birkir Bjarnason for M Jack Grealish | 84’ |
M Glenn Whelan for W Albert Adomah | 89’ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Mark Bunn
LB Neil Taylor
M Josh Onomah
CB Axel Tuanzebe

THE OPPOSITION

GK David Stockdale, CB Marc Roberts, RB Maxime Colin, CB Harlee Dean, RB Carl Jenkinson, M Maikel Kieftenbeld, M Cheikh N’Doye (s/o), M Jacques Maghoma (W Jota Peleteiro (ex)), W Jérémie Boga, M David Davis (CF Che Adams), CF Sam Gallagher.

Manager: Steve Cotterill.

ex: Also played for the Villa

g: Scored

s/o: Sent off

s-: Sub off; s+: Sub on

Conor Hourihane celebrates winning it for Villa, 11 February 2018

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MATCH TIMELINE

HT Aston Villa 0-0 Birmingham City
60’ Goal, 1-0, Albert Adomah, Assist by Jack Grealish
79’ Sub off, F Scott Hogan, Sub on, CF Lewis Grabban DEBUT
81’ Goal, 2-0, Conor Hourihane
84’ Sub off, M Jack Grealish, Sub on, M Birkir Bjarnason
89’ Sub off, W Albert Adomah, Sub on, M Glenn Whelan
90’ Sending off, (Birmingham City)
FT Aston Villa 2-0 Birmingham City

ON THIS DAY

Villa make it twelve games and thirteen years since losing a league match to neighbours Birmingham.

Villa had now won seven consecutive league games for the first time since the title winning season of 1980-81.

Centre forward Lewis Grabban made his Villa debut aged 30 as a 79’ substitute after joining from AFC Bournemouth on loan to the end of the season.

QUOTES

*Villa assistant manager Colin Calderwood*

“After we scored we really took control of the game. We found our rhythm better than Birmingham and we were able to to create some good openings. The passing of Jack Grealish was excellent and played a leading role in this important game.

“We have to take care of staying where we are at the moment. That is more important than worrying about (league leaders) Wolves.”

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*Sky Sports*
Sunday, 11 February 2018

"Aston Villa moved up to second in the Sky Bet Championship after goals from Albert Adomah and Conor Hourihane secured a 2-0 win over fierce rivals Birmingham."

*Sky Sports*
Sunday, 11 February 2018

MATCH REPORT

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Aston Villa moved up to second in the Sky Bet Championship after goals from Albert Adomah and Conor Hourihane secured a 2-0 win over fierce rivals Birmingham.

Adomah scored his 13th goal of the season on the hour mark and Conor Hourihane netted a second after 81 minutes as Villa chalked up their seventh successive league win to edge a point ahead of third-placed Derby.

Birmingham were reduced to 10 men at the death following Cheikh Ndoye’s second yellow card but the game was long won, Steve Cotterill’s side two points above the relegation zone in 20th and without a goal in their last five visits to Villa Park.

The first half was a frenetic affair as Aston Villa dominated possession but struggled to create chances, until Scott Hogan broke into the box and volleyed a shot against the bar after the ball had ricocheted off a Birmingham defender and onto his arm.

Adomah should have done better when played in by a flick from Jack Grealish following good work by Robert Snodgrass, but the former Middlesbrough winger struck a shot straight at Stockdale from 10 yards.

Birmingham had the best opportunity of the opening period when Sam Gallagher latched onto a through ball from Jacques Maghoma after John Terry had slipped, but the striker struck his shot against the post and the rebound flew over.

Aston Villa showed their intent from kick-off in the second half as Snodgrass swung a cross in from the right which Terry challenged for, but it came off the head of Marc Roberts before Harlee Dean headed onto his own bar before clearing.

Grealish played a crucial part in the opening goal, holding the ball up on the left before cutting in and laying it off to Adomah, who shifted the ball into space and struck into the bottom corner from 18 yards.

The victory was confirmed with nine minutes to go as Hourihane was first onto Dean’s headed clearance, sending a dipping shot from 20 yards over a helpless David Stockdale.

Ndoye saw red in the final moments of the game after clashing with Mile Jedinak and Terry, which resulted in a second booking, but Villa’s victory by then was secure, Steve Bruce’s side joining Wolves in the automatic promotion places.

Man of the match - Jack Grealish

The midfielder was a constant menace, ensuring Carl Jenkinson had a horrendous afternoon. Grealish created one goal but was key to most things positive for Villa.

*Villa assistant manager Colin Calderwood*

“After we scored we really took control of the game. We found our rhythm better than Birmingham and we were able to to create some good openings. The passing of Jack Grealish was excellent and played a leading role in this important game.

“We have to take care of staying where we are at the moment. That is more important than worrying about (league leaders) Wolves.”

Aston Villa moved up to second in the Sky Bet Championship after goals from Albert Adomah and Conor Hourihane secured a 2-0 win over fierce rivals Birmingham.

Adomah scored his 13th goal of the season on the hour mark and Conor Hourihane netted a second after 81 minutes as Villa chalked up their seventh successive league win to edge a point ahead of third-placed Derby.

Birmingham were reduced to 10 men at the death following Cheikh Ndoye’s second yellow card but the game was long won, Steve Cotterill’s side two points above the relegation zone in 20th and without a goal in their last five visits to Villa Park.

The first half was a frenetic affair as Aston Villa dominated possession but struggled to create chances, until Scott Hogan broke into the box and volleyed a shot against the bar after the ball had ricocheted off a Birmingham defender and onto his arm.

Adomah should have done better when played in by a flick from Jack Grealish following good work by Robert Snodgrass, but the former Middlesbrough winger struck a shot straight at Stockdale from 10 yards.

Birmingham had the best opportunity of the opening period when Sam Gallagher latched onto a through ball from Jacques Maghoma after John Terry had slipped, but the striker struck his shot against the post and the rebound flew over.

Aston Villa showed their intent from kick-off in the second half as Snodgrass swung a cross in from the right which Terry challenged for, but it came off the head of Marc Roberts before Harlee Dean headed onto his own bar before clearing.

Grealish played a crucial part in the opening goal, holding the ball up on the left before cutting in and laying it off to Adomah, who shifted the ball into space and struck into the bottom corner from 18 yards.

The victory was confirmed with nine minutes to go as Hourihane was first onto Dean’s headed clearance, sending a dipping shot from 20 yards over a helpless David Stockdale.

Ndoye saw red in the final moments of the game after clashing with Mile Jedinak and Terry, which resulted in a second booking, but Villa’s victory by then was secure, Steve Bruce’s side joining Wolves in the automatic promotion places.

Man of the match - Jack Grealish

The midfielder was a constant menace, ensuring Carl Jenkinson had a horrendous afternoon. Grealish created one goal but was key to most things positive for Villa.

*Villa assistant manager Colin Calderwood*

“After we scored we really took control of the game. We found our rhythm better than Birmingham and we were able to to create some good openings. The passing of Jack Grealish was excellent and played a leading role in this important game.

“We have to take care of staying where we are at the moment. That is more important than worrying about (league leaders) Wolves.”