top of page

Game #5522

Aston Villa

Thursday, 26 December 2019

Won

18th (-)

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ

Premier League

Norwich City

Attendance: 41,289

Villa Park

Aston Villa

1-0

Norwich City

Assist(s) | Jack Grealish | 64' |

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa struggle but eventually beat bottom of the pile Norwich at Villa Park.

KEY MAN

Villa celebrate Conor Hourihane's much needed 64' winner, 26 December 2019

PREVIOUS MATCH

NEXT MATCH

2020-21 (h) Aston Villa Kit.gif
2020-21 (h) Aston Villa Kit.gif
2021-22 Matchweek 38.jpg

Copyright Historical Football Kits and reproduced by kind permission.

MATCH TIMELINE

Thursday, 26 December 2019

๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 0-0 Norwich City
๐Ÿ” | 56โ€™ Sub off, Marvelous Nakamba, Sub on, Conor Hourihane
โšฝ | 64โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Conor Hourihane, Assist by Jack Grealish
๐Ÿ” | 84โ€™ Sub off, Trรฉzรฉguet, Sub on, Jota
๐ŸŸจ | 88โ€™ Booking, Wesley for no apparent reason whatsoever
๐ŸŸจ | 89โ€™ Booking, Douglas Luiz for kicking the ball away
๐Ÿ” | 90โ€™+2 Sub off, Anwar El Ghazi, Sub on, Henri Lansbury
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 1-0 Norwich City

ON THIS DAY

Villa stop a run of four Premier League defeats with victory over relegation rivals Norwich.

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

Norwich City

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
League Champions: โŒ
FA Cup Winners: โŒ
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 1984โ€“85

FIXTURE HISTORY

Norwich City

Previous 5 vs. Norwich: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ

FIXTURE DETAILS

Villa.gif
2509-2.png

Season | 2019-20 |
Matchday | #23 |
League Game | #19 |
Manager Game | #61 |
Thursday, 26 December 2019

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Dean Smith | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | West Bromwich, 2018-2021
Referee: Chris Kavanagh | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Ashton-under-Lyne, 2014-
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 0-0
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 1-0
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฉ Won
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ

MANAGERIAL RECORD

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

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 61 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 28 ๐ŸŸจ | 13 ๐ŸŸฅ 20 | 1.59

Villa Career Form:

Top 8

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Chris Kavanagh | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Ashton-under-Lyne, 2014- ๐Ÿ†˜
Matches Officiated: 6
๐ŸŸฉ : 2
๐ŸŸจ : 1
๐ŸŸฅ : 3
๐Ÿ†˜ : 1
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฅ 4 Dec 19, Villa 1-2 Chelsea (a)
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ
Assistants: Sian Massey-Ellis, Adam Nunn

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Norwich City

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

TEAM NEWS

Ezri Konsa was recalled to partner Kortney Hause in defence whilst Bjรถrn Engels relegated to the bench after a torrid game in the previous fixture, as was Frรฉdรฉric Guilbert who was replaced by Ahmed Elmohamady. Marvelous Nakamba replaced benched Conor Hourihane whilst Trรฉzรฉguet came in to replace the injured John McGinn.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age: | 25.63 |
Substitute Average Age: | 28.89 |
Oldest Player: GK Tom Heaton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 33.72 |
Youngest Player: M Douglas Luiz | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | 21.65 |

MANAGER

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

Villa.gif

Aston Villa

GK Tom Heaton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Matt Targett | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Ezri Konsa | 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 |
M Marvelous Nakamba | ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ผ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Douglas Luiz | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Jack Grealish | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
W Anwar El Ghazi | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | ๐Ÿ” |
W Trรฉzรฉguet | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Wesley | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐ŸŸจ |

MANAGER

Daniel Farke | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช |

2509-2.png

Norwich City

GK Tim Krul | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
RB Max Aarons | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Sam Byram | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Grant Hanley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
CB Christoph Zimmermann | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Todd Cantwell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Tom Trybull | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Kenny McLean | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
M Alexander Tettey | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ” |
W Emiliano Buendia | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Teemi Pukki | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ | ๐ŸŸจ |

Villa.gif

Not necessarily indicative of the actual matchday formation

SUBSTITUTES

Villa.gif

๐Ÿ” M Conor Hourihane | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | โšฝ | for M Marvelous Nakamba | ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ผ | 56' | โ€‹
๐Ÿ” W Jota | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | for W Trรฉzรฉguet | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ | 84' |
๐Ÿ” M Henri Lansbury | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for W Anwar El Ghazi | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | 90'+2 |

SUBSTITUTES

2509-2.png

๐Ÿ” | M Marco Stiepermann | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช | for M Alexander Tettey | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด | 75โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | M Mario Vranฤiฤ‡ | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฆ | for M Tom Trybull | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช | 75โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | W Onel Hernรกndez | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡บ | for W Emiliano Buendia | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท | 76โ€™ |

Villa.gif

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

Villa.gif

GK ร˜rjan Nyland | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด |
CB Bjรถrn Engels | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช |
RB Frรฉdรฉric Guilbert | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
CF Jonathan Kodjia | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

2509-2.png

GK Ralf Fรคhrmann | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช |
LB Jamal Lewis | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |
M Ibrahim Amadou | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฒ |
CF Dennis Srbeny | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช |

Villa.gif

SQUAD STATS

Villa.gif

1st XI Cost: ยฃ103.14m
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: 1/11
Subs Cost: ยฃ10.26m
Team Cost: ยฃ113.40m
Squad Cost: ยฃ139.41m
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 : 6/18
Homegrown: 1/18

MATCHDAY SQUAD

Villa.gif

GK Tom Heaton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ7.92m |
GK ร˜rjan Nyland | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด | ยฃ2.70m |

LB Matt Targett | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ14.04m |
RB Frรฉdรฉric Guilbert | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ4.50m |
RB Ahmed Elmohamady | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ | ยฃ0.99m |

CB Ezri Konsa | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ11.97m |
CB Bjรถrn Engels | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช | ยฃ7.20m |
CB Kortney Hause | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ2.70m |

M Douglas Luiz | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ15.12m |
M Marvelous Nakamba | ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ผ | ยฃ10.80m |
M Conor Hourihane | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ยฃ3.15m |
M Henri Lansbury | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ3.06m |
M Jack Grealish | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |

W Trรฉzรฉguet | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ | ยฃ9.00m |
W Anwar El Ghazi | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | ยฃ8.10m |
W Jota | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | ยฃ4.05m |

CF Wesley | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ22.50m |
CF Jonathan Kodjia | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ | ยฃ11.61m |

SQUAD STATS

2509-2.png

1st XI Cost: ยฃ7.49m
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: 2/11
Subs Cost: ยฃ4.76m
Team Cost: ยฃ12.25m
Squad Cost: ยฃ13.54m
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 : 6/18
Homegrown: 3/18

MATCHDAY SQUAD

2509-2.png

GK Tim Krul | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | Free |
GK Ralf Fรคhrmann | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช | Loan |

RB Sam Byram | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ0.71m |
RB Max Aarons | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |
LB Jamal Lewis | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | Youth |

CB Grant Hanley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ยฃ3.26m |
CB Christoph Zimmermann | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช | Free |

M Marco Stiepermann | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช | ยฃ1.46m |
M Alexander Tettey | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด | ยฃ1.29m |
M Kenny McLean | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ยฃ0.94m |
M Mario Vranฤiฤ‡ | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฆ | ยฃ0.64m |
M Todd Cantwell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |
M Tom Trybull | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช | Free |
M Ibrahim Amadou | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฒ | Loan |

W Onel Hernรกndez | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡บ | ยฃ2.66m |
W Emiliano Buendia | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ1.29m |

CF Dennis Srbeny | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช | ยฃ1.29m |
CF Teemi Pukki | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ | Free |

UNAVAILABLE

Villa.gif

Injury | 4 |
CB Tyrone Mings | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Unknown
GK Jed Steer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Unknown
CF Keinan Davis | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Hamstring
M John McGinn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | Ankle

Out on Loan | 6 |
GK Matija ล arkiฤ‡ | ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ช | Livingston
RB James Bree | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Luton
M Jake Doyle-Hayes | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | Cheltenham
CF Rushian Hepburn-Murphy | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Derby
CF Scott Hogan | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | Stoke
F Callum Oโ€™Hare | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Coventry

Not Selected | 3 |
GK Lovre Kaliniฤ‡ | ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท |
LB Neil Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
CB James Chester | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |

UNAVAILABLE

Villa.gif

Not Recorded

Player Positions:

โ€‹

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

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

โ€‹

Match Symbols:

โ€‹

โšฝ | Goal
๐Ÿ”ฅ | Assist
๐Ÿ” | Substitution

๐ŸŸจ | Booking

๐ŸŸฅ | Sending off

๐Ÿ†˜ | Poor refereeing performance
๐ŸŸข : Debut ๐Ÿ”ด : Final Game

DEBUT APPEARANCES

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Possession F | 43%
Possession A | 57%
Shots F | 11
Shots A | 16
Shots on Target F | 2
Shots on Target A | 6
Corners F | 5
Corners A | 8
Fouls F | 15
Fouls A | 12

MATCH QUOTES

*Villa boss Dean Smith* โ€Itโ€™s very precious. The fact that weโ€™d lost four Premier League matches on the spin, you donโ€™t come into this game with an awful lot of confidence. โ€œThe three things I asked the players for were enthusiasm, attitude and application, and we got them. It wasnโ€™t a classic performance by any means but we showed an awful lot of character out there as well. โ€œWeโ€™ve played better in games and lost. Today we took the chance that came our way and Norwich didnโ€™t. โ€œYouโ€™ve got to be a good team-mate and a good squad member. Sometimes they play, sometimes they donโ€™t, but what I want to see is a reaction when they come on the pitch and Conor did that with a really good finish. โ€œSometimes a result like that can play you into form. Weโ€™ll certainly get better; this is the first look at the Premier League for a lot of our players and everything you get in this league you have to earn.โ€ --- *Villa captain Jack Grealish* โ€œIt was absolutely massive today. It almost feels like weโ€™ve won a cup. โ€œIt was a bit of a scrappy one but it was all about the three points. The record hasnโ€™t been good but that was one for the fans today. โ€œIn the warm-up we had a little chat and just said โ€˜we need to winโ€™ - even a draw wouldnโ€™t have been good enough.โ€

MATCH REPORT