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Game #5475

Aston Villa

Tuesday, 1 January 2019

Drew

9th (-1)

Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Championship

Attendance: 37,760

Queens Park Rangers

Villa Park

Villa are held to a second successive draw as they are held on New Years' Day to leave them with one defeat and five wins in their last eleven Championship games.

Aston Villa

2-2

Queens Park Rangers

Assist(s) | John McGinn | 21โ€™ | Anwar El Ghazi | 75โ€™ |

KEY MAN

Tammy Abraham celebrates the New Year with another two goal haul, 1 January 2019

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MATCH TIMELINE

Tuesday, 1 January 2019

โšฝ | 21โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Tammy Abraham, Assist by John McGinn
๐Ÿฅ… | 41โ€™ Goal, 1-1, (Queens Park Rangers), Luke Freeman
๐ŸŸจ | 45โ€™ Booking, Conor Hourihane for a bad foul
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 1-1 Queens Park Rangers
๐ŸŸจ | 49โ€™ Booking, Jonathan Kodija for a bad foul
๐Ÿฅ… | 57โ€™ Goal, 1-2, (Queens Park Rangers), Eberechi Eze
๐Ÿ” | 61โ€™ Sub off, Albert Adomah, Sub on, Yannick Bolasie
๐Ÿ” | 61โ€™ Sub off, Jonathan Kodija, Sub on, Anwar El Ghazi
โšฝ | 75โ€™ Goal, 2-2, Tammy Abraham, Assist by Anwar El Ghazi
๐Ÿ” | 90+1โ€™ Sub off, Conor Hourihane, Sub on, Glenn Whelan
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 2-2 Queens Park Rangers

ON THIS DAY

Another year, another Tammy Abraham brace, Tammy makes it 16 for the season as Villa fail to win for the fifth time in six games and fall back to 13th in the table with all the positives of the Dean Smith regime being overshadowed by such a lowly league placing.

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

Queens Park Rangers

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
League Champions: โŒ
FA Cup Winners: โŒ
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 1966-67

FIXTURE HISTORY

Queens Park Rangers

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

FIXTURE DETAILS

Seasons | 2018-19 |
Matchday | #28 |
League Game | #26 |
Manager Game | #14 |
Tuesday, 1 January 2019

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Dean Smith | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | West Bromwich, 2018-2021
Referee: James Linington | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Isle of Wight, 2008-
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 1-1
FT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 2-2
FT Result: ๐ŸŸจ Drew
Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: James Linington | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Isle of Wight, 2008-
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฅ 1 Sep 18, Villa 1-4 Sheffield United (a)
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ
Assistants: Sam Lewis, Tim Wood

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Queens Park Rangers

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

James Linington

TEAM NEWS

Jed Steer makes only his second start of the season after his loan spell and first under Dean Smith as ร˜rjan Nyland is injured. Glenn Whelan drops out along with Yannick Bolasie and Anwar El Ghazi with Birkir Bjarnason, Tommy Elphick (First start under Dean Smith after his ill-advised loan spell away from the club under Steve Bruce) and Jonathan Kodjia coming in.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age: | 27.92 |
Oldest Player: RB Alan Hutton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | 34.11 |
Youngest Player: RB James Bree | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 21.07 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

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

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

Aston Villa

GK Jed Steer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Alan Hutton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
RB James Bree | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB James Chester | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
CB Tommy Elphick | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M John McGinn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
M Conor Hourihane | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Birkir Bjarnason | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
W Albert Adomah | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Jonathan Kodija | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Tammy Abraham | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ | โšฝ |

Queens Park Rangers

GK Joe Lumley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
LB Jake Bidwell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
CB Joel Lynch | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
CB Toni Leistner | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐ŸŸจ |
RB Darnell Furlong | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Luke Freeman | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
M Jordan Cousins | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ |
M Eberechi Eze | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Josh Scowen | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Paweล‚ Wszoล‚ek | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Nahki Wells | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฒ | ๐Ÿ” |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” W Yannick Bolasie | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฉ | for W Albert Adomah | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ | 61โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” W Anwar El Ghazi | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | for CF Jonathan Kodija | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ | 61โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” M Glenn Whelan | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | for M Conor Hourihane | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | 90โ€™+1 |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | CF Matt Smith | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for CF Nahki Wells | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฒ | 71โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | RB Bright Osayi-Samuel | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ | ๐ŸŸจ | for W Paweล‚ Wszoล‚ek | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ | 77โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | CB Grant Hall | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for M Eberechi Eze | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 89โ€™ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Mark Bunn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Ahmed Elmohamady | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ |
CF Keinan Davis | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
F Scott Hogan | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Matt Ingram | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Ryan Manning | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ |
M Ilias Chair | ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆ |
CF Aramide Oteh | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

SQUAD STATS

1st XI Cost: ยฃ42.07m
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: โญ•/11
Subs Cost: ยฃ9.63m
Team Cost: ยฃ51.70m
Squad Cost: ยฃ62.14m
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 : 9/18
Homegrown: 2/18

MATCHDAY SQUAD

GK Jed Steer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ0.49m |
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 Tommy Elphick | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ3.51m |

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 |

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 |
F Scott Hogan | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ยฃ9.45m |
CF Keinan Davis | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |
CF Tammy Abraham | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Loan |

SQUAD STATS

1st XI Cost: ยฃ5.94m
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: 2/11
Subs Cost: ยฃ0.50m
Team Cost: ยฃ6.44m
Squad Cost: ยฃ6.96m
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

GK Matt Ingram | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ0.46m |
GK Joe Lumley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |

LB Jake Bidwell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ1.38m |
LB Ryan Manning | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ | ยฃ0.06m |
RB Darnell Furlong | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |
RB Bright Osayi-Samuel | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ | Free |

CB Joel Lynch | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | ยฃ1.25m |
CB Grant Hall | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |
CB Toni Leistner | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช | Free |

M Jordan Cousins | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ | ยฃ1.29m |
M Luke Freeman | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ0.30m |
M Ilias Chair | ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆ | Free |
M Eberechi Eze | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |
M Josh Scowen | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |

W Paweล‚ Wszoล‚ek | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ | ยฃ1.72m |

CF Matt Smith | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ0.50m |
CF Aramide Oteh | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |
CF Nahki Wells | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฒ | Loan |

UNAVAILABLE

Injury | 6 |
M Henri Lansbury | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Mile Jedinak | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ |
LB Neil Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
M Jack Grealish | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Axel Tuanzebe | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
GK ร˜rjan Nyland | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด |

Out on Loan | 7 |
M Gary Gardner | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Small Heath
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
RB Ritchie De Laet | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช | Melbourne
CF Ross McCormack | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | Central Coast Mariners
GK Matija ล arkiฤ‡ | ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ช | Stratford Town

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 | 61%
Possession A | 39%
Shots F | 22
Shots A | 11
Shots on Target F | 5
Shots on Target A | 4
Corners F | 9
Corners A | 1
Fouls F | 10
Fouls A | 21

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

*Villa boss Dean Smith:*

โ€It was frustrating as we know it was a game we should have won. After Abrahamโ€™s first goal we fell away when we should have capitalised upon it.

โ€œWe lacked a bit of quality although the players showed a lot of character. Probably the four games in 10 days took their toll on key players like John McGinn and Conor Hourihane. Their quality was not as good as it usually is.

โ€œTammy has shown no inclination to go back to Chelsea. We are very happy with the way He is developing as a player and as a person. He is very happy and you can see the connection he has the supporters, the players and staff.

โ€œChelsea seem very happy as he developing as a player and scoring goals in the Championship. For all three parties it is a win, win, win.โ€

*BBC Sport*
Tuesday, 1 January 2019

*Aston Villa striker Tammy Abraham took his goal tally for the season to 16 in an entertaining draw with fellow play-off hopefuls QPR.*

Villa made an excellent start and took the lead when John McGinn, who had earlier hit the crossbar, sent in a perfect cross for Abraham to head home.

Luke Freeman levelled for the visitors before the break when he smashed home from 25 yards out and Ebere Eze put them in front with a good finish after a quick counter-attack.

Abraham put the hosts back on level terms from sub Anwar El-Ghaziโ€™s cross, but Conor Hourihaneโ€™s free-kick was just too high and Yannick Bolasie headed over as QPR managed to hold on for 11 minutes of stoppage time.

Despite piling forward in the latter stages Villa were unable to find a winner in a game that stretched well past the 100-minute mark after a collision between Villa striker Jonathan Kodjia and Rโ€™s goalkeeper Joe Lumley.

A fourth victory in five games would have lifted Steve McClarenโ€™s victors to two points outside the top six, but they could not hold on to claim a win at Villa Park for the second successive season.

In contrast to their recent good form, Villa, who are five points outside the play-offs, have won just one of the four games influential midfielder Jack Grealish has missed because of a calf injury.

The Villans made five changes to the team that drew 1-1 with Preston on Saturday, including starts for goalkeeper Jed Steer and defender Tommy Elphick, who were recalled from loan spells at Charlton and Hull City respectively.

The alterations looked to have paid dividends as Dean Smithโ€™s side started strongly but they could not build on Abrahamโ€™s 15th goal of the season and ended up indebted to the Chelsea loanee for salvaging a point.

They host Swansea in the FA Cup third round on Saturday, while QPR are at home against Championship leaders Leeds on Sunday.

*Aston Villa boss Dean Smith:*

โ€It was frustrating as we know it was a game we should have won. After Abrahamโ€™s first goal we fell away when we should have capitalised upon it.

โ€œWe lacked a bit of quality although the players showed a lot of character. Probably the four games in 10 days took their toll on key players like John McGinn and Conor Hourihane. Their quality was not as good as it usually is.

โ€œTammy has shown no inclination to go back to Chelsea. We are very happy with the way He is developing as a player and as a person. He is very happy and you can see the connection he has the supporters, the players and staff.

โ€œChelsea seem very happy as he developing as a player and scoring goals in the Championship. For all three parties it is a win, win, win.โ€