Game #5480

2017-18

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Championship

Hull City

KCOM Stadium

Attendance: 16,133

Saturday, 31 March 2018

Villa stop a run of two defeats but are winless in three in their promotion challenge as they are held by Hull.

Hull City

0-0

Aston Villa

Scorer(s) | None

Assist(s) | None

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AT A GLANCE

Game #5480

Season | 2017-18 |
Matchday | #43 |
League Game | #39 |
Manager Game | #79 |
Saturday, 31 March 2018

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager | Steve Bruce |
KO | 5.30pm |
Referee | Andy Davies |
HT Score | 0-0 |
FT Score | 0-0 |
FT Result | Drew |
Last 5 Games | WWLLD |
League Position | 4th | - |

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 29.11 |

Oldest Player |
CB John Terry | 37.33 |

Youngest Player |
CB Axel Tuanzebe | 20.39 |

TEAM NEWS

After successive defeats Steve Bruce rings the changes.

In come Henri Lansbury, Mile Jedinak, Alan Hutton and Axel Tuanzebe as out go Ahmed Elmohamady, Birkir Bjarnason, James Bree and Conor Hourihane.

Jonathan Kodjia returns for his first squad appearance since October 2017 following his long term injury.

UNAVAILABLE

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 | 49%
Possession A | 51%
Shots F | 9
Shots A | 10
Shots on Target F | 5
Shots on Target A | 2
Corners F | 8
Corners A | 4
Fouls F | 9
Fouls A | 11

MATCH PROGRAMME

LEAGUE TABLE

STARTING LINE UP

GK Sam Johnstone |
RB Alan Hutton |
CB Axel Tuanzebe |
CB James Chester |
CB John Terry |
M Jack Grealish |
M Mile Jedinak |
M Henri Lansbury |
W Robert Snodgrass |
W Albert Adomah |
CF Lewis Grabban |

SUBSTITUTES

CF Jonathan Kodjia for M Mile Jedinak | 62’ |
RB Ahmed Elmohamady for CB Axel Tuanzebe | 76’ |
F Scott Hogan for W Albert Adomah | 83’ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Mark Bunn
M Conor Hourihane
RB James Bree
M Josh Onomah

THE OPPOSITION

GK Allan McGregor, CB Michael Dawson, LB Max Clark, LB Ola Aina, CB Angus MacDonald (CB Michael Hector), M Jackson Irvine (M Jon Toral), M Sebastian Larsson, M Markus Henriksen, CF Abel Hernández, W Jarrod Bowen, W Harry Wilson (W Kamil Grosicki).

Manager: Nigel Adkins.

ex: Also played for the Villa

g: Scored

s/o: Sent off

s-: Sub off; s+: Sub on

Albert Adomah tries to find a way through, 31 March 2018

Source: avfc.co.uk/news/2018/03/31/match%20report-hull-0-0-villa/

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MATCH TIMELINE

32’ Booking, Robert Snodgrass
HT Hull City 0-0 Aston Villa
62’ Sub off, M Mile Jedinak, Sub on, CF Jonathan Kodjia
76’ Sub off, CB Axel Tuanzebe, Sub on, RB Ahmed Elmohamady
81’ Booking, Lewis Grabban
83’ Sub off, W Albert Adomah, Sub on, F Scott Hogan
FT Hull City 0-0 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Villa stop the rot after two defeats but are held by Hull.

QUOTES

*Villa boss Steve Bruce*

“In the first half, I thought we had control of it and all that was really missing for myself was the goal. We’ve had a glorious couple of chances but didn’t take them and the longer the game went on, the more frustrating it got for us.

“In the second half, we really haven’t got out of the traps at all and whether you can put that down to Hull, we gave the ball away cheaply, became disjointed very, very quickly and in the end it was a frustrating night for us.”

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*Sky Sports*
Saturday, 31 March 2018

"Adam Le Fondre’s first-half strike dented Aston Villa’s automatic promotion chances as Bolton won 1-0 at the Macron Stadium."

*Sky Sports*
Saturday, 31 March 2018

MATCH REPORT

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Aston Villa lost ground in their search for automatic promotion as they were held to a 0-0 draw by Hull in the Sky Bet Championship on Saturday evening.

Albert Adomah missed two chances to open up an early lead at the KCOM, firstly poking Robert Snodgrass’ teasing cross over from close range, before being dispossessed just yards from the goal line by Ola Aina.

Hull, battling for their lives at the bottom half of the table, defended well and were denied what looked like a clear penalty early in the second half when Jack Grealish raised his hands to Seb Larsson’s free-kick.

Neither side could apply the killer blow in the end as Nigel Adkins’ men moved six points clear of the relegation zone, with Villa now nine points behind second-placed Cardiff, who have a game in hand.

As the first of Adomah’s chances presented itself, there was little more Snodgrass could have done to deliver a better ball into the six-yard box from the right flank, but the Ghana international somehow missed the target from just a few yards out.

The Tigers looked good value in terms of possession in the first half as they patiently built in midfield, but it was the killer final ball that was lacking as Villa stopper Sam Johnstone went untested for the entire first 45 minutes.

John Terry headed Snodgrass’ inviting corner over, but on the cusp of half-time, Adomah was set free on the left by Grealish; he opted to square for Lewis Grabban, but the pass had minimal pace and was subsequently cleared by Aina.

Seemingly re-invigorated by Adkins’ half-time team-talk, the hosts sped out of the blocks and were denied the chance to score the opener when Grealish failed to lower his arms as Larsson swung a free-kick in from the right-hand side; the Swede’s animated appeals were swiftly waved away.

For all of their first-half opportunities, Villa’s attacking potency was absent after the break and though Steve Bruce opted to finish the game with three strikers on the pitch, it was Hull goalkeeper Allan McGregor who was perhaps the least active player on the pitch.

Hull should have done better when both substitute Jon Toral and Max Clark fired strikes over the bar, but in the end, it was their defence that held firm to secure a valuable point in their survival quest.

*Villa boss Steve Bruce*

“In the first half, I thought we had control of it and all that was really missing for myself was the goal. We’ve had a glorious couple of chances but didn’t take them and the longer the game went on, the more frustrating it got for us.

“In the second half, we really haven’t got out of the traps at all and whether you can put that down to Hull, we gave the ball away cheaply, became disjointed very, very quickly and in the end it was a frustrating night for us.”

Aston Villa lost ground in their search for automatic promotion as they were held to a 0-0 draw by Hull in the Sky Bet Championship on Saturday evening.

Albert Adomah missed two chances to open up an early lead at the KCOM, firstly poking Robert Snodgrass’ teasing cross over from close range, before being dispossessed just yards from the goal line by Ola Aina.

Hull, battling for their lives at the bottom half of the table, defended well and were denied what looked like a clear penalty early in the second half when Jack Grealish raised his hands to Seb Larsson’s free-kick.

Neither side could apply the killer blow in the end as Nigel Adkins’ men moved six points clear of the relegation zone, with Villa now nine points behind second-placed Cardiff, who have a game in hand.

As the first of Adomah’s chances presented itself, there was little more Snodgrass could have done to deliver a better ball into the six-yard box from the right flank, but the Ghana international somehow missed the target from just a few yards out.

The Tigers looked good value in terms of possession in the first half as they patiently built in midfield, but it was the killer final ball that was lacking as Villa stopper Sam Johnstone went untested for the entire first 45 minutes.

John Terry headed Snodgrass’ inviting corner over, but on the cusp of half-time, Adomah was set free on the left by Grealish; he opted to square for Lewis Grabban, but the pass had minimal pace and was subsequently cleared by Aina.

Seemingly re-invigorated by Adkins’ half-time team-talk, the hosts sped out of the blocks and were denied the chance to score the opener when Grealish failed to lower his arms as Larsson swung a free-kick in from the right-hand side; the Swede’s animated appeals were swiftly waved away.

For all of their first-half opportunities, Villa’s attacking potency was absent after the break and though Steve Bruce opted to finish the game with three strikers on the pitch, it was Hull goalkeeper Allan McGregor who was perhaps the least active player on the pitch.

Hull should have done better when both substitute Jon Toral and Max Clark fired strikes over the bar, but in the end, it was their defence that held firm to secure a valuable point in their survival quest.

*Villa boss Steve Bruce*

“In the first half, I thought we had control of it and all that was really missing for myself was the goal. We’ve had a glorious couple of chances but didn’t take them and the longer the game went on, the more frustrating it got for us.

“In the second half, we really haven’t got out of the traps at all and whether you can put that down to Hull, we gave the ball away cheaply, became disjointed very, very quickly and in the end it was a frustrating night for us.”