Game #5482

2017-18

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Championship

Norwich City

Carrow Road

Attendance: 26,278

Saturday, 7 April 2018

Villa lose for the third time in five, winning once, as their automatic promotion push falters.

Norwich City

3-1

Aston Villa

Scorer(s) | Jack Grealish | 67’ |

Assist(s) | Jonathan Kodjia | 67’ |

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AT A GLANCE

Game #5482

Season | 2017-18 |
Matchday | #45 |
League Game | #41 |
Manager Game | #81 |
Saturday, 7 April 2018

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager | Steve Bruce |
KO | 12.30pm |
Referee | Peter Bankes |
HT Score | 0-1 |
FT Score | 1-3 |
FT Result | Lost |
Last 5 Games | LLDWL |
League Position | 4th | - |

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 28.91 |

Oldest Player |
CB John Terry | 37.36 |

Youngest Player |
M Jack Grealish | 22.59 |

TEAM NEWS

Steve Bruce names an unchanged line up from the team that put Reading to the sword last time out.

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 | 56%
Possession A | 44%
Shots F | 6
Shots A | 9
Shots on Target F | 2
Shots on Target A | 5
Corners F | 7
Corners A | 5
Fouls F | 13
Fouls A | 18

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 Birkir Bjarnason |
M Conor Hourihane |
W Robert Snodgrass |
W Albert Adomah |
F Scott Hogan |

SUBSTITUTES

CF Jonathan Kodjia for W Albert Adomah | 55’ |
CF Lewis Grabban for W Robert Snodgrass | 55’ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Mark Bunn
M Glenn Whelan
M Henri Lansbury
M Mile Jedinak
M Josh Onomah

THE OPPOSITION

GK Angus Gunn, RB Ivo Pinto, CB Timm Klose, CB Grant Hanley, LB Jamal Lewis, M Harrison Reed (M Wes Hoolahan), M Mario Vrančić, W Josh Murphy (g), M James Maddison (g) (CB Christoph Zimmermann), M Alexander Tettey, CF Dennis Srbeny (g) (CF Nélson Oliveira).

Manager: Daniel Farke.

ex: Also played for the Villa

g: Scored

s/o: Sent off

s-: Sub off; s+: Sub on

Jack Grealish scores but to no avail as Villa come unstuck at Carrow Road, 7 April 2018

Source: avfc.co.uk/news/2018/04/07/match-report-norwich-3-1-villa/

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MATCH TIMELINE

45’ Goal, 0-1, (Norwich City)
HT Norwich City 1-0 Aston Villa
54’ Goal, 0-2, (Norwich City)
55’ Sub off, W Albert Adomah, Sub on, CF Jonathan Kodjia
55’ Sub off, W Robert Snodgrass, Sub on, CF Lewis Grabban
67’ Goal, 1-2, Jack Grealish, Assist by Jonathan Kodjia
72’ Goal, 1-3, (Norwich City)
68’ Booking, Conor Hourihane
82’ Booking, Jack Grealish
90’ Booking, James Chester
FT Norwich City 3-1 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Jack Grealish scores but to no avail as Villa come unstuck at Carrow Road, 7 April 2018

QUOTES

*Villa boss Steve Bruce*

”We were poor, really poor, and we didn’t do nearly enough to get anything from the game. There was no zip to our play, the defending for the second two Norwich goals was unbelievably poor and we absolutely got what we deserved, which was nothing. The players have let the supporters down - and they have also let themselves and the team down.

“It’s really disappointing the way we have fallen away over the past four games, taking just four points. That’s not promotion form, or even play-off form. We have failed to perform when we really needed to and handed the momentum to others, which is really disappointing.”

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Saturday, 7 April 2018

"Norwich dealt a huge blow to Aston Villa’s chances of automatic promotion from the Sky Bet Championship with a convincing 3-1 victory at Carrow Road."

*Sky Sports*
Saturday, 7 April 2018

MATCH REPORT

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Norwich dealt a huge blow to Aston Villa’s chances of automatic promotion from the Sky Bet Championship with a convincing 3-1 victory at Carrow Road.

The Canaries took the lead in first-half stoppage time when Josh Murphy curled home a beautiful effort into the top-left corner (45+2) and they made it two when Dennis Srbeny netted his first goal for the club (54).

Jack Grealish pulled one back when he tucked Jonathan Kodjia’s cross past Angus Gunn (67), but just five minutes later, James Maddison hit back to restore the two-goal lead (72).

The result means little for Daniel Farke’s men, while Villa are now seven points behind Cardiff in the automatic places with just five games left to play.

The Canaries started the better but the lack of chances did little to justify their dominance as Villa grew into the game, with Scott Hogan at the forefront of the visitors’ attack proving a nuisance early on.

In a half devoid of clear-cut opportunities, Grealish had a venomous shot bravely headed away by Grant Hanley, while at the other end, John Terry was tested when he covered for a momentarily disorganised Villa back-line to prevent Maddison’s driving run and cross being tucked home by Murphy.

But seconds before the break, Murphy left Villa shell-shocked when he picked up Maddison’s short pass and looked for a killer ball to the far post. He opted to shoot and beat Sam Johnstone with a stunning left-footed shot from 25 yards.

Nine minutes into the second half, it was two. The energetic Murphy raced down the left to find Harrison Reed and he clipped a pass across to Srbeny, who evaded the offside trap to bury it from close range.

Bruce made a double change after 55 minutes to incorporate Jonathan Kodjia and Lewis Grabban into his ailing attack and that soon paid off when Kodjia laid the ball off to the tireless Grealish, who squeezed a low shot past Gunn’s left palm, before revealing a shirt bearing a tribute to Ray Wilkins.

The advantage may have been narrowed, but Farke’s men continued regardless and were rewarded for their tenacious mentality when Murphy raced from nigh-on halfway to cross for Maddison. He steadied himself, struck the fourth and all but ended Villa’s hopes of avoiding the play-offs.

*Villa boss Steve Bruce*

”We were poor, really poor, and we didn’t do nearly enough to get anything from the game. There was no zip to our play, the defending for the second two Norwich goals was unbelievably poor and we absolutely got what we deserved, which was nothing. The players have let the supporters down - and they have also let themselves and the team down.

“It’s really disappointing the way we have fallen away over the past four games, taking just four points. That’s not promotion form, or even play-off form. We have failed to perform when we really needed to and handed the momentum to others, which is really disappointing.”

Norwich dealt a huge blow to Aston Villa’s chances of automatic promotion from the Sky Bet Championship with a convincing 3-1 victory at Carrow Road.

The Canaries took the lead in first-half stoppage time when Josh Murphy curled home a beautiful effort into the top-left corner (45+2) and they made it two when Dennis Srbeny netted his first goal for the club (54).

Jack Grealish pulled one back when he tucked Jonathan Kodjia’s cross past Angus Gunn (67), but just five minutes later, James Maddison hit back to restore the two-goal lead (72).

The result means little for Daniel Farke’s men, while Villa are now seven points behind Cardiff in the automatic places with just five games left to play.

The Canaries started the better but the lack of chances did little to justify their dominance as Villa grew into the game, with Scott Hogan at the forefront of the visitors’ attack proving a nuisance early on.

In a half devoid of clear-cut opportunities, Grealish had a venomous shot bravely headed away by Grant Hanley, while at the other end, John Terry was tested when he covered for a momentarily disorganised Villa back-line to prevent Maddison’s driving run and cross being tucked home by Murphy.

But seconds before the break, Murphy left Villa shell-shocked when he picked up Maddison’s short pass and looked for a killer ball to the far post. He opted to shoot and beat Sam Johnstone with a stunning left-footed shot from 25 yards.

Nine minutes into the second half, it was two. The energetic Murphy raced down the left to find Harrison Reed and he clipped a pass across to Srbeny, who evaded the offside trap to bury it from close range.

Bruce made a double change after 55 minutes to incorporate Jonathan Kodjia and Lewis Grabban into his ailing attack and that soon paid off when Kodjia laid the ball off to the tireless Grealish, who squeezed a low shot past Gunn’s left palm, before revealing a shirt bearing a tribute to Ray Wilkins.

The advantage may have been narrowed, but Farke’s men continued regardless and were rewarded for their tenacious mentality when Murphy raced from nigh-on halfway to cross for Maddison. He steadied himself, struck the fourth and all but ended Villa’s hopes of avoiding the play-offs.

*Villa boss Steve Bruce*

”We were poor, really poor, and we didn’t do nearly enough to get anything from the game. There was no zip to our play, the defending for the second two Norwich goals was unbelievably poor and we absolutely got what we deserved, which was nothing. The players have let the supporters down - and they have also let themselves and the team down.

“It’s really disappointing the way we have fallen away over the past four games, taking just four points. That’s not promotion form, or even play-off form. We have failed to perform when we really needed to and handed the momentum to others, which is really disappointing.”