Game #5478

2017-18

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Championship

Queens Park Rangers

Villa Park

Attendance: 30,228

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Villa suffer a shock defeat - their first in five and only their second in the last thirteen - as they put in a lacklustre performance after the exertions of the previous game.

Aston Villa

1-3

Queens Park Rangers

Scorer(s) | James Chester | 88’ |

Assist(s) | Robert Snodgrass | 88’ |

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AT A GLANCE

Game #5478

Season | 2017-18 |
Matchday | #41 |
League Game | #37 |
Manager Game | #77 |
Tuesday, 13 March 2018

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager | Steve Bruce |
KO | 7.45pm |
Referee | Tim Robinson |
HT Score | 0-2 |
FT Score | 1-3 |
FT Result | Lost |
Last 5 Games | DWWWL |
League Position | 3rd | - |

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 29.58 |

Oldest Player |
CB John Terry | 37.29 |

Youngest Player |
M Jack Grealish | 22.52 |

TEAM NEWS

Steve Bruce names an unchanged line up from the team that crushed Wolves last time out.

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 | 61%
Possession A | 39%
Shots F | 15
Shots A | 11
Shots on Target F | 4
Shots on Target A | 7
Corners F | 14
Corners A | 2
Fouls F | 11
Fouls A | 12

MATCH PROGRAMME

LEAGUE TABLE

STARTING LINE UP

GK Sam Johnstone |
LB Neil Taylor |
RB Ahmed Elmohamady |
CB James Chester |
CB John Terry |
M Jack Grealish |
M Mile Jedinak |
M Conor Hourihane |
W Robert Snodgrass |
W Albert Adomah |
CF Lewis Grabban |

SUBSTITUTES

CF Keinan Davis for LB Neil Taylor | 56’ |
F Scott Hogan for CF Lewis Grabban | 67’ |
M Birkir Bjarnason for M Conor Hourihane | 81’ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Mark Bunn
M Henri Lansbury
RB James Bree
M Josh Onomah

THE OPPOSITION

GK Alex Smithies, RB Darnell Furlong, LB Jake Bidwell (g), CB Nedum Onuoha, CB Joel Lynch, M Josh Scowen, LB Ryan Manning (g) (M Jordan Cousins), M Massimo Luongo, W Paweł Wszołek (M James Perch), M Eberechi Eze (M Luke Freeman (g)), CF Matt Smith.

Manager: Ian Holloway.

ex: Also played for the Villa

g: Scored

s/o: Sent off

s-: Sub off; s+: Sub on

Jack Grealish can't inspire Villa as they suffer a shock home defeat to QPR, 13 March 2018

Source: avfc.co.uk/News/2018/03/13/match-report-villa-1-3-qpr

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MATCH TIMELINE

12’ Goal, 0-1, (QPR)
33’ Goal, 0-2, (QPR)
HT Aston Villa 0-2 QPR
56’ Sub off, LB Neil Taylor, Sub on, ​CF Keinan Davis
67’ Sub off, CF Lewis Grabban, Sub on, F Scott Hogan
81’ Sub off, M Conor Hourihane, Sub on, M Birkir Bjarnason
82’ Goal, 0-3, (QPR)
88’ Goal, 1-3, James Chester, Assist by Robert Snodgrass
90’ Booking, Jack Grealish
FT Aston Villa 1-3 QPR

ON THIS DAY

Buoyed by another run of victories facing QPR at Villa Park was expected to rubber stamp Villa’s push for automatic promotion but a poor performance and result rocked the ground in what was as unexpected as it was unwelcome.

QUOTES

*Villa boss Steve Bruce*

“We’ve choked tonight. We’ve made a mess of it. Now we need to put it right at Bolton on Saturday evening.

“From experience, I always feared it might be ‘After the Lord Mayor’s Show’ following the weekend. I toyed and toyed with changing it, making five or six changes, and in hindsight, I should have done.

“We never got started. Mentally, we weren’t at it. We didn’t get anywhere near the heights of Saturday. But that’s what this league is all about, any team can beat you.”

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*BBC Sport*
Tuesday, 13 March 2018

"Queens Park Rangers upset Aston Villa’s automatic promotion hopes as they eased to only their third Championship away win of the season."

*BBC Sport*
Tuesday, 13 March 2018

MATCH REPORT

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*Queens Park Rangers upset Aston Villa’s automatic promotion hopes as they eased to only their third Championship away win of the season.*

Jake Bidwell crossed for Ryan Manning to head an early opener before the QPR left-back himself scored with a low left-foot shot for a 2-0 half-time lead at Villa Park.

Substitute Luke Freeman turned to drill home an 82nd-minute third.

James Chester’s third goal in as many games was only a consolation.

Villa’s first home defeat in four months leaves them seven points behind second-placed Cardiff and 10 points adrift of leaders Wolves, both of whom won on Tuesday.

An impressive QPR performance was their third win in the Midlands this season and lifts Ian Holloway’s side one place to 15th.

Villa boss Steve Bruce had already warned of the danger of complacency in the wake of Saturday’s thumping win over Wolves.

But they were simply no match for a QPR side who belied their lowly league position.

After Matt Smith’s low left-foot shot had forced a save from an alert Sam Johnstone in the first minute, QPR went ahead on 12 minutes when Manning deftly headed home Bidwell’s left-wing cross.

They then doubled the lead when, following a move down the right, Villa only half cleared, and the ball broke to Bidwell, who drilled in from 20 yards.

QPR had other near chances, while Villa were limited to just two first-half efforts, each time being denied by keeper Alex Smithies.

Top scorer Albert Adomah’s speculative right foot curler would have dipped in under the bar, only for Smithies to tip away as he again did, when the unmarked Jack Grealish headed Robert Snodgrass’ cross straight at him just before the break.

Bruce threw on first Keinan Davis, then Scott Hogan and went to three at the back in an attempt to shake things up.

However, the visitors always looked the greater threat even before Freeman finished Villa off - and defender Chester’s consolation goal was too little, too late.

*Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce told BBC WM:*

“We’ve choked tonight. We’ve made a mess of it. Now we need to put it right at Bolton on Saturday evening.

“From experience, I always feared it might be ‘After the Lord Mayor’s Show’ following the weekend. I toyed and toyed with changing it, making five or six changes, and in hindsight, I should have done.

“We never got started. Mentally, we weren’t at it. We didn’t get anywhere near the heights of Saturday. But that’s what this league is all about, any team can beat you.”

*Queens Park Rangers upset Aston Villa’s automatic promotion hopes as they eased to only their third Championship away win of the season.*

Jake Bidwell crossed for Ryan Manning to head an early opener before the QPR left-back himself scored with a low left-foot shot for a 2-0 half-time lead at Villa Park.

Substitute Luke Freeman turned to drill home an 82nd-minute third.

James Chester’s third goal in as many games was only a consolation.

Villa’s first home defeat in four months leaves them seven points behind second-placed Cardiff and 10 points adrift of leaders Wolves, both of whom won on Tuesday.

An impressive QPR performance was their third win in the Midlands this season and lifts Ian Holloway’s side one place to 15th.

Villa boss Steve Bruce had already warned of the danger of complacency in the wake of Saturday’s thumping win over Wolves.

But they were simply no match for a QPR side who belied their lowly league position.

After Matt Smith’s low left-foot shot had forced a save from an alert Sam Johnstone in the first minute, QPR went ahead on 12 minutes when Manning deftly headed home Bidwell’s left-wing cross.

They then doubled the lead when, following a move down the right, Villa only half cleared, and the ball broke to Bidwell, who drilled in from 20 yards.

QPR had other near chances, while Villa were limited to just two first-half efforts, each time being denied by keeper Alex Smithies.

Top scorer Albert Adomah’s speculative right foot curler would have dipped in under the bar, only for Smithies to tip away as he again did, when the unmarked Jack Grealish headed Robert Snodgrass’ cross straight at him just before the break.

Bruce threw on first Keinan Davis, then Scott Hogan and went to three at the back in an attempt to shake things up.

However, the visitors always looked the greater threat even before Freeman finished Villa off - and defender Chester’s consolation goal was too little, too late.

*Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce told BBC WM:*

“We’ve choked tonight. We’ve made a mess of it. Now we need to put it right at Bolton on Saturday evening.

“From experience, I always feared it might be ‘After the Lord Mayor’s Show’ following the weekend. I toyed and toyed with changing it, making five or six changes, and in hindsight, I should have done.

“We never got started. Mentally, we weren’t at it. We didn’t get anywhere near the heights of Saturday. But that’s what this league is all about, any team can beat you.”