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Game #5480

Saturday, 2 February 2019

Attendance: 17,458

Drew

Championship

8th (+2)

Reading

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ

Madjeski Stadium

Villa hand a debut to Tyrone Mings as Dean Smith's revolution continues but they are held at the Madjeski.

Reading

0-0

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | None

KEY MAN

Tyrone Mings makes his Villa debut, 2 February 2019

RELATED MATCHES

MATCH TIMELINE

๐ŸŸข | 1โ€™ Debut, Tyrone Mings
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Reading 0-0 Aston Villa
๐ŸŸจ | 49โ€™ Booking, Anwar El Ghazi for simulation
๐ŸŸจ | 49โ€™ Booking, Glenn Whelan for a bad foul
๐Ÿ” | 74โ€™ Sub off, Glenn Whelan, Sub on, Tom Carroll ๐ŸŸข
๐Ÿ” | 74โ€™ Sub off, Albert Adomah, Sub on, Jonathan Kodjia
๐ŸŸจ | 87โ€™ Booking, Tom Carroll for a bad foul
๐Ÿ” | 89โ€™ Sub off, John McGinn, Sub on, Mile Jedinak
๐ŸŸจ | 90โ€™+6โ€™ Booking, Conor Hourihane for a bad foul
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Reading 0-0 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Having been in post for three months Dean Smith embarked on a clear out of the Villa squad he inherited, organising fresh loan spells for 6 players as well as bringing in and immediately loaning back French right back Frรฉdรฉric Guilbert.

Also arriving on loan are Tyrone Mings from AFC Bournemouth and Tom Carroll from Swansea City as Dean Smith began to rebuild his Villa side.

Centre back Mings made his Villa debut aged 26 after joining on loan until the end of the season.

Midfielder Carroll made his Villa debut aged 25 as a 74โ€™ substitute after also joining on loan until the end of the season.

Another of Dean Smithโ€™s signings Lovre Kaliniฤ‡ keeps his first clean sheet in his fifth game for the club having conceded 9 in the previous 4.

Future Villa goalkeeper Emiliano Martรญnez lined up for Reading whilst Tommy Elphick lined up for Villa against the club to whom he had been exiled by former boss Steve Bruce.

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

Reading

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
League Champions: โŒ
FA Cup Winners: โŒ
League Cup Winners: โŒ
Last Trophy: โŒ

FIXTURE HISTORY

Previous 5 vs. Reading: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ

FIXTURE DETAILS

Seasons | 2018-19 |
Matchday | #33 |
League Game | #30 |
Manager Game | #19 |
Saturday, 2 February 2019

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Dean Smith | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | West Bromwich, 2018-2021
Referee: Geoff Eltringham | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | County Durham, 2009-
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 0-0
FT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 0-0
FT Result: ๐ŸŸจ Drew
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Geoff Eltringham | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | County Durham, 2009-
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸจ 29 Dec 18, Villa 1-1 Preston (a)
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ
Assistants: Matt Foley, Mark Pottage

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Reading

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

TEAM NEWS

New loan signing Tyrone Mings make his debut in place of the injured James Chester.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age: | 28.55 |
Oldest Player: M Glenn Whelan | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | 35.08 |
Youngest Player: CF Tammy Abraham | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 21.35 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

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

Josรฉ Gomes | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น |

Aston Villa

GK Lovre Kaliniฤ‡ | ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท |
LB Neil Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
CB Tyrone Mings | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸข |
CB Tommy Elphick | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Alan Hutton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
M John McGinn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Glenn Whelan | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Conor Hourihane | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐ŸŸจ |
W Albert Adomah | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ | ๐Ÿ” |
W Anwar El Ghazi | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | ๐ŸŸจ |
CF Tammy Abraham | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Reading

GK Emiliano Martรญnez | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท |
RB Andy Yiadom | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ | ๐ŸŸจ |
CB Liam Moore | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ |
CB Matt Miazga | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
LB Tyler Blackett | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M John Swift | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Lewis Baker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Ovie Ejaria | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Andy Rinomhota | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Callum Harriott | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡พ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Nรฉlson Oliveira | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ” |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” M Tom Carroll | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸข | ๐ŸŸจ | for M Glenn Whelan | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | 74โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” CF Jonathan Kodjia | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ | for W Albert Adomah | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ | 74โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” M Mile Jedinak | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ | for M John McGinn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | 89โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | LB Omar Richards | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for W Callum Harriott | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡พ | 67โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | F Sone Aluko | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ | for M Lewis Baker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 70โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | W Yakou Mรฉรฏtรฉ | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ | for CF Nรฉlson Oliveira | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น | 73โ€™ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Jed Steer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Kortney Hause | 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 |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Sam Walker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Chris Gunter | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
W Modou Barrow | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฒ |
W Garath McCleary | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ |

SQUAD STATS

1st XI Cost: ยฃ31.68m
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 : 6/11
Homegrown: โญ•/11
Subs Cost: ยฃ15.75m
Team Cost: ยฃ47.43m
Squad Cost: ยฃ48.91m
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 : 4/18
Homegrown: โญ•/18

MATCHDAY SQUAD

GK Lovre Kaliniฤ‡ | ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ5.40m |
GK Jed Steer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ0.49m |

RB Alan Hutton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ยฃ4.05m |
RB Ahmed Elmohamady | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ | ยฃ0.99m |
LB Neil Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | Exchange |

CB Tommy Elphick | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ3.51m |
CB Tyrone Mings | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Loan |
CB Kortney Hause | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Loan |

M Mile Jedinak | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ | ยฃ4.14m |
M Conor Hourihane | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ยฃ3.15m |
M John McGinn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ยฃ2.79m |
M Glenn Whelan | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ยฃ1.53m |
M Tom Carroll | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Loan |

W Anwar El Ghazi | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | ยฃ8.10m |
W Albert Adomah | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ | ยฃ3.15m |

CF Jonathan Kodjia | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ | ยฃ11.61m |
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: ยฃ2.53m
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 : 5/11
Homegrown: โญ•/11
Subs Cost: ยฃ6.43m
Team Cost: ยฃ8.96m
Squad Cost: ยฃ12.99m
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 : 8/18
Homegrown: โญ•/18

MATCHDAY SQUAD

GK Sam Walker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |
GK Emiliano Martรญnez | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท | Loan |

RB Chris Gunter | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | ยฃ2.57m |
LB Tyler Blackett | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ1.54m |
RB Andy Yiadom | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ | Free |
LB Omar Richards | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |

CB Liam Moore | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ | ยฃ0.99m |
CB Matt Miazga | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | Loan |

M Andy Rinomhota | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |
M John Swift | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |
M Lewis Baker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Loan |
M Ovie Ejaria | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Loan |

W Modou Barrow | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฒ | ยฃ1.46m |
W Callum Harriott | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡พ | Free |
W Yakou Mรฉรฏtรฉ | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ | Free |
W Garath McCleary | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ | Free |

F Sone Aluko | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ | ยฃ6.43m |
CF Nรฉlson Oliveira | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น | Loan |

UNAVAILABLE

Injury | 6 |
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 |
CB James Chester | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
M Henri Lansbury | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Andrรฉ Green | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Out on Loan | 13 |
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
RB Ritchie De Laet | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช | Melbourne
CF Ross McCormack | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | Motherwell
F Rushian Hepburn-Murphy | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Cambridge
F Callum Oโ€™Hare | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Carlisle
W Corey Blackett-Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Walsall
RB James Bree | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Ipswich
M Jake Doyle-Hayes | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | Cambridge
F Scott Hogan | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | Sheffield United
F Harry McKirdy | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Newport
RB Frรฉdรฉric Guilbert | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | Caen

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

CB Tyrone Mings | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Tom Carroll | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Possession F | 43%
Possession A | 57%
Shots F | 13
Shots A | 7
Shots on Target F | 3
Shots on Target A | 2
Corners F | 6
Corners A | 5
Fouls F | 17
Fouls A | 16

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

*Villa boss Dean Smith*

โ€œThere is a feeling of frustration but our performance levels are back to where I want them to be. We started well and were on the front foot and I thought we were especially good in the second half.

โ€œWe changed it tactically at half time and had the best chances in the game. Tammy Abraham had two headers and will probably be disappointed that he didnโ€™t score. On the balance of chances we were the better team today.

โ€œTheyโ€™ve got a new manager and theyโ€™ll cause teams problems here. We looked resolute and Tyrone Mings was fantastic, but the only thing missing was a goal.โ€

*BBC Sport*
Saturday, 2 February 2019

*Aston Villa missed out on the chance to close the gap on the play-off places as they were held to a goalless draw at struggling Reading.*

The Villans came closest to breaking the deadlock before the break, with top scorer Tammy Abraham missing an excellent chance from close range and former Royals loanee Tommy Elphick heading against the bar.

Reading struggled to create many clear-cut chances but felt they should have had a penalty in the first half when Alan Hutton appeared to take down Ovie Ejaria in the area.

Abraham nearly snatched it for Villa, who have now won just one of their past 10 matches, but he was denied by a fine save from goalkeeper Emi Martinez.

The stalemate was Dean Smithโ€™s sideโ€™s first of the season and left them four points outside the top six, while the Royals remained in the relegation zone.

Villa should have taken an early lead when England international Abraham failed to convert after Martinez saved Anwar El Ghaziโ€™s initial effort.

It was a competitive game throughout with both teams in need of points for different reasons, but a draw did little for either.

Reading visit Sheffield Wednesday next Saturday, while Villa are back in action when they host promotion-chasing Sheffield United on Friday.

*Aston Villa manager Dean Smith told BBC Radio WM 95.6:*

โ€œThere is a feeling of frustration but our performance levels are back to where I want them to be. We started well and were on the front foot and I thought we were especially good in the second half.

โ€œWe changed it tactically at half time and had the best chances in the game. Tammy Abraham had two headers and will probably be disappointed that he didnโ€™t score. On the balance of chances we were the better team today.

โ€œTheyโ€™ve got a new manager and theyโ€™ll cause teams problems here. We looked resolute and Tyrone Mings was fantastic, but the only thing missing was a goal.โ€