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Game #5488

Aston Villa

Won

7th (+1)

Last 5: 🟨 🟩 🟩 🟩 🟩

Saturday, 16 March 2019

Championship

Middlesbrough

Villa Park

Attendance: 36,263

Aston Villa

3-0

Middlesbrough

Assist(s) | John McGinn | 28’ | Jack Grealish | 44’ | Keinan Davis | 88’ |

MATCH SUMMARY

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.

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

Saturday, 16 March 2019

⚽ | 28’ Goal, 1-0, Anwar El Ghazi, Assist by John McGinn
⚽ | 44’ Goal, 2-0, John McGinn, Assist by Jack Grealish
🕒 | HT Aston Villa 2-0 Middlesbrough
🔁 | 65’ Sub off, André Green, Sub on, Albert Adomah
🔁 | 72’ Sub off, Tammy Abraham, Sub on, Jonathan Kodjia
🔁 | 75’ Sub off, Anwar El Ghazi, Sub on, Keinan Davis
⚽ | 88’ Goal, 3-0, Albert Adomah, Assist by Keinan Davis
🕒 | 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: 🏆
League Champions: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 🏆🏆
FA Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 🏆🏆
League Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆
Last Trophy: 1995-96

Middlesbrough

European Cup / Champions League: ❌
League Champions: ❌
FA Cup Winners: ❌
League Cup Winners: 🏆
Last Trophy: 2003-04

FIXTURE HISTORY

Middlesbrough

Previous 5 vs. Middlesbrough: 🟥 🟩 🟩 🟨 🟩

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FIXTURE DETAILS

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

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Dean Smith | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | West Bromwich, 2018-2021
Referee: Darren Bond | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Lancashire, 2013-
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟩 2-0
FT Score: 🟩 3-0
FT Result: 🟩 Won
Last 5: 🟨 🟩 🟩 🟩 🟩

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Dean Smith | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

🕒 27 | 🟩 | 11 🟨 | 9 🟥 7 | 1.56

Villa Career Form:

Top 8

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Darren Bond | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Lancashire, 2013-
Matches Officiated: 6
🟩 : 2
🟨 : 2
🟥 : 2
🆘 : 0
Previous 5: 🟥 🟨 🟩 🟥 🟨
Last Match: 🟨 19 Jan 19, Villa 2-2 Hull (h)
Cards: 🟨
Assistants: Geoff Russell, Matt McGrath

TEAM NEWS

Glenn Whelan returns for the injured Conor Hourihane

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age: | 26.09 |
Oldest Player: M Glenn Whelan | 🇮🇪 | 35.19 |
Youngest Player: W André Green | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 20.65 |

MANAGER

Dean Smith | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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Aston Villa

GK Jed Steer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
LB Neil Taylor | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
RB Ahmed Elmohamady | 🇪🇬 |
CB Kortney Hause | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Tyrone Mings | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M John McGinn | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | 🔥 | ⚽ |
M Glenn Whelan | 🇮🇪 |
M Jack Grealish | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔥 |
W Anwar El Ghazi | 🇳🇱 | ⚽ | 🔁 |
W André Green | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔁 |
CF Tammy Abraham | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔁 |

MANAGER

Tony Pulis | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |

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Middlesbrough

GK Darren Randolph | 🇮🇪 |
LB George Friend | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Daniel Ayala | 🇪🇸 |
CB Ryan Shotton | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔁 |
CB Dael Fry | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Aden Flint | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M John Mikel Obi | 🇳🇬 | 🟨 |
M Jonny Howson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M George Saville | 🇬🇧 |
M Lewis Wing | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔁 |
CF Jordan Hugill | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔁 |

SUBSTITUTES

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🔁 W Albert Adomah | 🇬🇭 | for W André Green | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 65’ |
🔁 CF Jonathan Kodjia | 🇨🇮 | for CF Tammy Abraham | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 72’ |
🔁 CF Keinan Davis | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | for W Anwar El Ghazi | 🇳🇱 | 75’ |

SUBSTITUTES

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🔁 | W Stewart Downing (ex) | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | for CB Ryan Shotton | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 32’ |
🔁 | CF Britt Assombalonga | 🇨🇩 | for M Lewis Wing | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 49’ |
🔁 | CF Ashley Fletcher | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | for CF Jordan Hugill | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 62’ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Lovre Kalinić | 🇭🇷 |
M Tom Carroll | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Mile Jedinak | 🇦🇺 |
M Birkir Bjarnason | 🇮🇸 |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Dimitrios Konstantopoulos | 🇬🇷 |
CB Paddy McNair | 🇬🇧 |
M Adam Clayton | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Muhamed Bešić | 🇧🇦 |

SQUAD STATS

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1st XI Cost: £13.90m
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 8/11
Homegrown: 2/11
Subs Cost: £14.76m
Team Cost: £28.66m
Squad Cost: £40.00m
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 10/18
Homegrown: 2/18

SQUAD STATS

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1st XI Cost: £26.85m
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 8/11
Homegrown: 1/11
Subs Cost: £27.69m
Team Cost: £54.54m
Squad Cost: £61.03m
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 12/18
Homegrown: 1/18

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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GK Lovre Kalinić | 🇭🇷 | £5.40m |
GK Jed Steer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | £0.49m |

RB Ahmed Elmohamady | 🇪🇬 | £0.99m |
LB Neil Taylor | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 | Exchange |

CB Kortney Hause | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Loan |
CB Tyrone Mings | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Loan |

M Mile Jedinak | 🇦🇺 | £4.14m |
M John McGinn | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | £2.79m |
M Birkir Bjarnason | 🇮🇸 | £1.80m |
M Glenn Whelan | 🇮🇪 | £1.53m |
M Jack Grealish | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Youth |
M Tom Carroll | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Loan |

W Anwar El Ghazi | 🇳🇱 | £8.10m |
W Albert Adomah | 🇬🇭 | £3.15m |
W André Green | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Youth |

CF Jonathan Kodjia | 🇨🇮 | £11.61m |
CF Keinan Davis | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Free |
CF Tammy Abraham | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Loan |

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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GK Darren Randolph | 🇮🇪 | £4.80m |
GK Dimitrios Konstantopoulos | 🇬🇷 | Free |

LB George Friend | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | £0.55m |

CB Aden Flint | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | £6.86m |
CB Paddy McNair | 🇬🇧 | £4.89m |
CB Ryan Shotton | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | £2.75m |
CB Daniel Ayala | 🇪🇸 | £0.36m |
CB Dael Fry | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Youth |

M Jonny Howson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | £4.84m |
M George Saville | 🇬🇧 | £6.69m |
M Adam Clayton | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | £1.60m |
M Lewis Wing | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Free |
M John Mikel Obi | 🇳🇬 | Free |
M Muhamed Bešić | 🇧🇦 | Loan |

W Stewart Downing (ex) | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | £6.77m |

CF Britt Assombalonga | 🇨🇩 | £14.66m |
CF Ashley Fletcher | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | £6.26m |
CF Jordan Hugill | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Loan |

UNAVAILABLE

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Injury | 7 |
CB Axel Tuanzebe | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
GK Ørjan Nyland | 🇳🇴 |
CB James Chester | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
M Henri Lansbury | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Alan Hutton | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Conor Hourihane | 🇮🇪 |
CB Tommy Elphick | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

Out on Loan | 13 |
M Gary Gardner | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Small Heath
RB Mitch Clark | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 | Port Vale
M Aaron Tshibola | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Kilmarnock
RB Ritchie De Laet | 🇧🇪 | Melbourne
CF Ross McCormack | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | Motherwell
F Rushian Hepburn-Murphy | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Cambridge
F Callum O’Hare | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Carlisle
W Corey Blackett-Taylor | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Walsall
RB James Bree | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Ipswich
M Jake Doyle-Hayes | 🇮🇪 | Cambridge
F Scott Hogan | 🇮🇪 | Sheffield United
F Harry McKirdy | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Newport
RB Frédéric Guilbert | 🇫🇷 | Caen

UNAVAILABLE

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Not Recorded

Player Positions:

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GK : Goalkeeper
CB, D, B : Centre Back, Defender, Back
FB, LB, RB, WH : Full Back, Left Back, Right Back, Wing Back, Wing Half


M, CH, LH, RH : Midfielder, Centre Half, Left Half, Right Half
W, OL, OR : Winger, Outside Left, Outside Right
F, IF, IL, IR : Forward, Inside Forward, Inside Left, Inside Right, Second Striker, False 9
CF : Centre Forward

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Match Symbols:

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⚽ | Goal
🔥 | Assist
🔁 | Substitution

🟨 | Booking

🟥 | Sending off

🆘 | Poor refereeing performance
🟢 : Debut 🔴 : Final Game

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

MATCH QUOTES

*Villa boss Dean Smith* “It 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. “We kept pushing and my only gripe is that we didn’t score more because I thought we were really good today. “(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 we’re doing. It’s nice to go into the international break with four wins on the spin.”

MATCH REPORT

*BBC Sport*
Saturday, 16 March 2019

*Aston Villa continued their charge up the Championship table with a resounding victory over fellow promotion hopefuls Middlesbrough.* Villa’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 Middlesbrough’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 Boro’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 Pulis’ 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 Smith’s men added further gloss to the scoreline when Adomah tapped in with moments left, stretching Villa’s winning run to four games - their longest such sequence since February 2018. *Aston Villa head coach Dean Smith told BBC WM:* “It 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. “We kept pushing and my only gripe is that we didn’t score more because I thought we were really good today. “(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 we’re doing. It’s nice to go into the international break with four wins on the spin.”

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