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Game #5488

Saturday, 16 March 2019

Attendance: 36,263

Won

Championship

7th (+1)

Middlesbrough

Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ

Villa Park

Four wins in a row, eleven scored, one conceded and a play off berth reached as Boro are swept aside by stylish Villa for the second time this season.

Aston Villa

3-0

Middlesbrough

Assist(s) | John McGinn | 28โ€™ | Jack Grealish | 44โ€™ | Keinan Davis | 88โ€™ |

KEY MAN

John McGinn scores his third in two games to set Villa on their way and into the Play off places, 16 March 2019

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MATCH TIMELINE

โšฝ | 28โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Anwar El Ghazi, Assist by John McGinn
โšฝ | 44โ€™ Goal, 2-0, John McGinn, Assist by Jack Grealish
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 2-0 Middlesbrough
๐Ÿ” | 65โ€™ Sub off, Andrรฉ Green, Sub on, Albert Adomah
๐Ÿ” | 72โ€™ Sub off, Tammy Abraham, Sub on, Jonathan Kodjia
๐Ÿ” | 75โ€™ Sub off, Anwar El Ghazi, Sub on, Keinan Davis
โšฝ | 88โ€™ Goal, 3-0, Albert Adomah, Assist by Keinan Davis
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 3-0 Middlesbrough

ON THIS DAY

Four wins on the bounce for the first time under Dean Smith and Villa are catapulted into the Play Off places having looked destined to miss out and face another season in the second tier just weeks before.

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

Middlesbrough

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
League Champions: โŒ
FA Cup Winners: โŒ
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 2003-04

FIXTURE HISTORY

Middlesbrough

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

FIXTURE DETAILS

Seasons | 2018-19 |
Matchday | #41 |
League Game | #38 |
Manager Game | #27 |
Saturday, 16 March 2019

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Dean Smith | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | West Bromwich, 2018-2021
Referee: Darren Bond | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Lancashire, 2013-
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 2-0
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 3-0
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฉ Won
Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Darren Bond | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Lancashire, 2013-
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸจ 19 Jan 19, Villa 2-2 Hull (h)
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ
Assistants: Geoff Russell, Matt McGrath

CARDS

Villa

None

Middlesbrough

๐ŸŸจ

Darren Bond

TEAM NEWS

Glenn Whelan returns for the injured Conor Hourihane

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age: | 26.09 |
Oldest Player: M Glenn Whelan | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | 35.19 |
Youngest Player: W Andrรฉ Green | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 20.65 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

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

Tony Pulis | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |

Aston Villa

GK Jed Steer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Neil Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
RB Ahmed Elmohamady | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ |
CB Kortney Hause | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Tyrone Mings | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M John McGinn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ | โšฝ |
M Glenn Whelan | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Jack Grealish | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
W Anwar El Ghazi | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ” |
W Andrรฉ Green | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Tammy Abraham | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |

Middlesbrough

GK Darren Randolph | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
LB George Friend | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Daniel Ayala | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
CB Ryan Shotton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CB Dael Fry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Aden Flint | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M John Mikel Obi | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Jonny Howson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M George Saville | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |
M Lewis Wing | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Jordan Hugill | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” W Albert Adomah | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ | for W Andrรฉ Green | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 65โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” CF Jonathan Kodjia | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ | for CF Tammy Abraham | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 72โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” CF Keinan Davis | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for W Anwar El Ghazi | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | 75โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | W Stewart Downing (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for CB Ryan Shotton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 32โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | CF Britt Assombalonga | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฉ | for M Lewis Wing | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 49โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | CF Ashley Fletcher | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for CF Jordan Hugill | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 62โ€™ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Lovre Kaliniฤ‡ | ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท |
M Tom Carroll | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Mile Jedinak | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ |
M Birkir Bjarnason | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Dimitrios Konstantopoulos | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ท |
CB Paddy McNair | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |
M Adam Clayton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Muhamed Beลกiฤ‡ | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฆ |

SQUAD STATS

1st XI Cost: ยฃ13.90m
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 : 8/11
Homegrown: 2/11
Subs Cost: ยฃ14.76m
Team Cost: ยฃ28.66m
Squad Cost: ยฃ40.00m
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 : 10/18
Homegrown: 2/18

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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

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

CB Kortney Hause | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Loan |
CB Tyrone Mings | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Loan |

M Mile Jedinak | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ | ยฃ4.14m |
M John McGinn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ยฃ2.79m |
M Birkir Bjarnason | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธ | ยฃ1.80m |
M Glenn Whelan | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ยฃ1.53m |
M Jack Grealish | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |
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 |
W Andrรฉ Green | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |

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: ยฃ26.85m
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 : 8/11
Homegrown: 1/11
Subs Cost: ยฃ27.69m
Team Cost: ยฃ54.54m
Squad Cost: ยฃ61.03m
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 : 12/18
Homegrown: 1/18

MATCHDAY SQUAD

GK Darren Randolph | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ยฃ4.80m |
GK Dimitrios Konstantopoulos | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ท | Free |

LB George Friend | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ0.55m |

CB Aden Flint | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ6.86m |
CB Paddy McNair | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | ยฃ4.89m |
CB Ryan Shotton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ2.75m |
CB Daniel Ayala | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | ยฃ0.36m |
CB Dael Fry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |

M Jonny Howson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ4.84m |
M George Saville | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | ยฃ6.69m |
M Adam Clayton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ1.60m |
M Lewis Wing | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |
M John Mikel Obi | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ | Free |
M Muhamed Beลกiฤ‡ | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฆ | Loan |

W Stewart Downing (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ6.77m |

CF Britt Assombalonga | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฉ | ยฃ14.66m |
CF Ashley Fletcher | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ6.26m |
CF Jordan Hugill | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Loan |

UNAVAILABLE

Injury | 7 |
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 |
RB Alan Hutton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
M Conor Hourihane | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CB Tommy Elphick | 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

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Possession F | 61%
Possession A | 39%
Shots F | 18
Shots A | 4
Shots on Target F | 5
Shots on Target A | 1
Corners F | 6
Corners A | 2
Fouls F | 9
Fouls A | 16

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

*Villa boss Dean Smith*

โ€œIt was a really good, positive performance against a good team with good players. They were very difficult to break down in the first 15 minutes and were a threat on the counter, but we finally got our rewards.

โ€œWe kept pushing and my only gripe is that we didnโ€™t score more because I thought we were really good today.

โ€œ(Climbing into the top six) puts a spring in the step but we know there are teams with games in hand over us. We have just got to keep doing what weโ€™re doing. Itโ€™s nice to go into the international break with four wins on the spin.โ€

*BBC Sport*
Saturday, 16 March 2019

*Aston Villa continued their charge up the Championship table with a resounding victory over fellow promotion hopefuls Middlesbrough.*

Villaโ€™s fourth successive league win - all coming against sides also in the play-off mix - moved them up to sixth, although Derby County and Bristol City have games in hand.

The hosts scored twice during a dominant first 45 minutes against Boro, with strikes by Anwar El Ghazi and John McGinn putting them in control at Villa Park.

After substitute Britt Assombalonga had missed Middlesbroughโ€™s best chance, heading wide from inside the area, Albert Adomah made it 3-0 from close range with a minute left.

The defeat was Boroโ€™s third in a row - the first time they have suffered three consecutive losses since being relegated from the Premier League in 2017.

A 2-0 victory over Queens Park Rangers on 23 February had just about kept Tony Pulisโ€™ side in the automatic promotion picture, but they are now 16 points adrift of second-placed Sheffield United and face a battle just to hold on to their spot in the play-offs.

By contrast, Aston Villa are now one of the form sides in the division and look well placed to finish inside the top six for the second season running.

They led inside half an hour against the Teessiders, with McGinn teeing up El Ghazi for a cool finish past goalkeeper Darren Randolph after the visitors had given away possession.

McGinn, who scored twice in the 3-1 win at Nottingham Forest, then grabbed his third in two games with a powerful shot into the corner.

Dean Smithโ€™s men added further gloss to the scoreline when Adomah tapped in with moments left, stretching Villaโ€™s winning run to four games - their longest such sequence since February 2018.

*Aston Villa head coach Dean Smith told BBC WM:*

โ€œIt was a really good, positive performance against a good team with good players. They were very difficult to break down in the first 15 minutes and were a threat on the counter, but we finally got our rewards.

โ€œWe kept pushing and my only gripe is that we didnโ€™t score more because I thought we were really good today.

โ€œ(Climbing into the top six) puts a spring in the step but we know there are teams with games in hand over us. We have just got to keep doing what weโ€™re doing. Itโ€™s nice to go into the international break with four wins on the spin.โ€