Game #5485

2017-18

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Championship

Ipswich Town

Portman Road

Attendance: 20,034

Saturday, 21 April 2018

Villa record a third consecutive win and their fourth in five games to keep the pressure on the top two and consolidate their play off place.

Ipswich Town

0-4

Aston Villa

Scorer(s) | Conor Hourihane | 25’ | Lewis Grabban | 57’ | 78’ | Henri Lansbury | 82’ |

Assist(s) | Josh Onomah | 57’ | 78’ | Birkir Bjarnason | 82’ |

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AT A GLANCE

Game #5485

Season | 2017-18 |
Matchday | #48 |
League Game | #44 |
Manager Game | #84 |
Saturday, 21 April 2018

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager | Steve Bruce |
KO | 3.00pm |
Referee | Simon Hooper |
HT Score | 1-0 |
FT Score | 4-0 |
FT Result | Won |
Last 5 Games | WLWWW |
League Position | 4th | - |

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 28.48 |

Oldest Player |
M Glenn Whelan | 34.29 |

Youngest Player |
M Josh Onomah | 21.00 |

TEAM NEWS

Conor Hourihane and Birkir Bjarnason return as Robert Snodgrass and Jonathan Kodjia drop out.

UNAVAILABLE

Injury | 2 |
CB John Terry
CB Axel Tuanzebe

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 | 64%
Possession A | 36%
Shots F | 14
Shots A | 2
Shots on Target F | 3
Shots on Target A | 1
Corners F | 8
Corners A | 4
Fouls F | 10
Fouls A | 11

MATCH PROGRAMME

LEAGUE TABLE

STARTING LINE UP

GK Sam Johnstone |
LB Neil Taylor |
RB Ahmed Elmohamady |
CB James Chester |
M Jack Grealish |
M Glenn Whelan |
M Josh Onomah |
M Birkir Bjarnason |
M Mile Jedinak |
M Conor Hourihane |
CF Lewis Grabban |

SUBSTITUTES

F Scott Hogan for LB Neil Taylor | 65’ |
M Henri Lansbury for M Conor Hourihane | 74’ |
W Albert Adomah for CF Lewis Grabban | 83’ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Mark Bunn
CB Christopher Samba
W Robert Snodgrass
RB James Bree

THE OPPOSITION

GK Bartosz Białkowski, LB Jonas Knudsen, RB Jordan Spence, CB Cameron Carter-Vickers, LB Myles Kenlock, M Cole Skuse, M Bersant Celina (F Freddie Sears), M Grant Ward (s/o), M Luke Hyam (W Ben Folami), M Tristan Nydam (M Callum Connolly), CF Martyn Waghorn.

Manager: Bryan Klug.

ex: Also played for the Villa

g: Scored

s/o: Sent off

s-: Sub off; s+: Sub on

Lewis Grabban grabs a brace as Villa batter Ipswich, 21 April 2018

Source: avfc.co.uk/News/2018/04/21/match-report-ipswich-v-villa

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MATCH TIMELINE

​25’ Goal, 1-0, Conor Hourihane
42’ Sending off, (Ipswich Town)
HT Ipswich Town 0-1 Aston Villa
57’ Goal, 2-0, Lewis Grabban, Assist by Josh Onomah
65’ Sub off, LB Neil Taylor, Sub on, F Scott Hogan
74’ Sub off, M Conor Hourihane, Sub on, M Henri Lansbury
78’ Goal, 3-0, Lewis Grabban, Assist by Josh Onomah
82’ Goal, 4-0, Henri Lansbury, Assist by Birkir Bjarnason
83’ Sub off, CF Lewis Grabban, Sub on, W Albert Adomah
FT Ipswich Town 0-4 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Villa make it three wins in three Championship game to consolidate fourth position and a play off place and an outside chance of automatic promotion.

QUOTES

*Villa assistant manager Colin Calderwood*

”We don’t know how helpful that is for the automatic position but it helps us having a nice rhythm and good form going into whatever may happen come the end of the season.

“We have got to be ready (for the play-offs) and the big games that we have had the atmosphere has been rare and intensified and that gives us confidence and hopefully that will give supporters the belief.”

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*Sky Sports*
Saturday, 21 April 2018

"Aston Villa kept their automatic promotion bid alive with a convincing 4-0 victory over 10-man Ipswich at Portman Road."

*Sky Sports*
Saturday, 21 April 2018

MATCH REPORT

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Aston Villa kept their automatic promotion bid alive with a convincing 4-0 victory over 10-man Ipswich at Portman Road.

After Conor Hourihane opened the scoring in the 25th minute, former Norwich striker Lewis Grabban bagged a second-half brace before Henri Lansbury - another ex-Canary - wrapped up the points.

Town played the whole of the second half with 10 men after Grant Ward was shown a red card by referee Simon Hooper for a high challenge on Villa defender Neil Taylor just before the break.

The Suffolk side made a bright start and in the fourth minute a cross from the right by Ward fell to Myles Kenlock just outside the six-yard area but with the goal at his mercy he struck his shot horribly wide.

Eight minutes later Town midfield Luke Hyam fouled Villa playmaker Jack Grealish and from the resulting free-kick home keeper Bartosz Bialkowski fell awkwardly while punching the ball clear, although he was fine to continue.

Villa then went ahead in fortunate circumstances. Grabban turned Jordan Spence on the edge of the penalty area and his goalbound shot took a deflection off Cole Skuse and hit a post before rebounding out for Hourihane to tap home.

Clever play between Ward and Bersant Celina led to an Ipswich corner which was initially cleared but Skuse picked up the ball and crossed for centre-half Cameron Carter-Vickers, who headed over.

Ipswich then found their task even harder as they were reduced to 10 men with Ward given his marching orders after catching Taylor high up on his left leg.

Kenlock lost the ball just outside the Ipswich penalty area in the 49th minute and the ball ran through to Villa midfielder Birkir Bjarnason, whose shot went wide of Bialkowski’s right-hand post.

Grabban then received the ball in the penalty area and laid it off to Josh Onomah, whose shot was parried wide for a corner.

The Villa forward bagged a second goal for the visitors in the 57th minute when he turned Jonas Knudsen magnificently in the penalty area to rifle home.

Grealish then played Bjarnason clear on goal in the 69th minute but his effort hit the side-netting but Grabban claimed his second in the 78th minute.

It followed a mix-up in the Ipswich defence with Onomah squaring the ball for the Villa striker to easily beat Bialkowski.

Villa made it 4-0 when a cross from the left from Bjarnason was headed home by substitute Lansbury.

Scott Hogan, another sub, had a wonderful chance to make it five for Villa in injury-time but he hit his shot high over the bar.

*Villa assistant manager Colin Calderwood*

”We don’t know how helpful that is for the automatic position but it helps us having a nice rhythm and good form going into whatever may happen come the end of the season.

“We have got to be ready (for the play-offs) and the big games that we have had the atmosphere has been rare and intensified and that gives us confidence and hopefully that will give supporters the belief.”

Aston Villa kept their automatic promotion bid alive with a convincing 4-0 victory over 10-man Ipswich at Portman Road.

After Conor Hourihane opened the scoring in the 25th minute, former Norwich striker Lewis Grabban bagged a second-half brace before Henri Lansbury - another ex-Canary - wrapped up the points.

Town played the whole of the second half with 10 men after Grant Ward was shown a red card by referee Simon Hooper for a high challenge on Villa defender Neil Taylor just before the break.

The Suffolk side made a bright start and in the fourth minute a cross from the right by Ward fell to Myles Kenlock just outside the six-yard area but with the goal at his mercy he struck his shot horribly wide.

Eight minutes later Town midfield Luke Hyam fouled Villa playmaker Jack Grealish and from the resulting free-kick home keeper Bartosz Bialkowski fell awkwardly while punching the ball clear, although he was fine to continue.

Villa then went ahead in fortunate circumstances. Grabban turned Jordan Spence on the edge of the penalty area and his goalbound shot took a deflection off Cole Skuse and hit a post before rebounding out for Hourihane to tap home.

Clever play between Ward and Bersant Celina led to an Ipswich corner which was initially cleared but Skuse picked up the ball and crossed for centre-half Cameron Carter-Vickers, who headed over.

Ipswich then found their task even harder as they were reduced to 10 men with Ward given his marching orders after catching Taylor high up on his left leg.

Kenlock lost the ball just outside the Ipswich penalty area in the 49th minute and the ball ran through to Villa midfielder Birkir Bjarnason, whose shot went wide of Bialkowski’s right-hand post.

Grabban then received the ball in the penalty area and laid it off to Josh Onomah, whose shot was parried wide for a corner.

The Villa forward bagged a second goal for the visitors in the 57th minute when he turned Jonas Knudsen magnificently in the penalty area to rifle home.

Grealish then played Bjarnason clear on goal in the 69th minute but his effort hit the side-netting but Grabban claimed his second in the 78th minute.

It followed a mix-up in the Ipswich defence with Onomah squaring the ball for the Villa striker to easily beat Bialkowski.

Villa made it 4-0 when a cross from the left from Bjarnason was headed home by substitute Lansbury.

Scott Hogan, another sub, had a wonderful chance to make it five for Villa in injury-time but he hit his shot high over the bar.

*Villa assistant manager Colin Calderwood*

”We don’t know how helpful that is for the automatic position but it helps us having a nice rhythm and good form going into whatever may happen come the end of the season.

“We have got to be ready (for the play-offs) and the big games that we have had the atmosphere has been rare and intensified and that gives us confidence and hopefully that will give supporters the belief.”