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Game #5523

Aston Villa

Saturday, 28 December 2019

Lost

18th (-)

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ

Premier League

Watford

Attendance: 21,348

Vicarage Road

Watford

3-0

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | None

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa's worst performance of the season sees humiliation at Vicarage Road.

KEY MAN

Wesley can't find a way through, 28 December 2019

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 28 December 2019

๐Ÿฅ… | 42โ€™ Goal, 0-1, (Watford), Troy Deeney
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Watford 1-0 Aston Villa
๐Ÿ” | 46โ€™ Sub off, Jota, Sub on, Anwar El Ghazi
๐ŸŸฅ | 57โ€™ Sending off, (Watford), Adrian Mariappa
๐Ÿ” | 66โ€™ Sub off, Matt Targett, Sub on, Frรฉdรฉric Guilbert
๐Ÿฅ… | 67โ€™ Goal, 0-2, (Watford, pen), Troy Deeney
๐Ÿฅ… | 71โ€™ Goal, 0-3, (Watford), Ismaรฏla Sarr
๐Ÿ” | 73โ€™ Sub off, Henri Lansbury, Sub on, Jonathan Kodjia
๐ŸŸจ | 90โ€™+6 Booking, Jack Grealish
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Watford 3-0 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Villa's difficulties in their first season back in the Premier League reach a new high as they are heavily beaten by 10-man relegation rivals Watford. Having shaken up the midfield Dean Smith had exposed the relative weakness (and slowness) of the available back up to the First XI.

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

Watford

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
League Champions: โŒ
FA Cup Winners: โŒ
League Cup Winners: โŒ
Last Trophy: โŒ

FIXTURE HISTORY

Watford

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

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 2019-20 |
Matchday | #24 |
League Game | #20 |
Manager Game | #62 |
Saturday, 28 December 2019

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Dean Smith | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | West Bromwich, 2018-2021
Referee:ย Simon Hooper | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Wiltshire, 2008-
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 0-1
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 0-3
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฅ Lost
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ

MANAGERIAL RECORD

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

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 62 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 28 ๐ŸŸจ | 13 ๐ŸŸฅ 21 | 1.56

Villa Career Form:

Top 8

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee:ย Simon Hooper | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Wiltshire, 2008-
Matches Officiated: 10
๐ŸŸฉ : 5
๐ŸŸจ : 3
๐ŸŸฅ : 2
๐Ÿ†˜ : 0
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸจ 28 Nov 2018, Villa 5-5 Forest (h)
Cards: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ
Assistants: Simon Bennett, Derek Eaton

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ

Watford

๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

TEAM NEWS

Villa shake up the midfield bringing in Conor Hourihane, Henri Lansbury (2nd League start) and Jota (4th League start) to replace wingers Anwar El Ghazi, Trรฉzรฉguet and midfielder Marvelous Nakamba who are all relegated to the bench. Centre back James Chester is promoted to the bench at the expense of Bjรถrn Engels who drops out of the squad entirely.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age: | 26.62 |
Substitute Average Age: | 26.63 |
Oldest Player: GK Tom Heaton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 33.73 |
Youngest Player: M Douglas Luiz | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | 21.65 |

MANAGER

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

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Aston Villa

GK Tom Heaton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Ahmed Elmohamady | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ |
CB Ezri Konsa | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Kortney Hause | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Matt Targett | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Henri Lansbury | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Douglas Luiz | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท |
M Conor Hourihane | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Jack Grealish | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
W Jota | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Wesley | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท |

MANAGER

Nigel Pearson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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Watford

GK Ben Foster | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Adrian Mariappa | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ | ๐ŸŸฅ |
CB Craig Cathcart | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | ๐Ÿ” |
CB Christian Kabasele | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช |
RB Kiko Femenรญa | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
M Abdoulaye Doucourรฉ | ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
M Will Hughes | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
M ร‰tienne Capoue | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐ŸŸจ |
W Ismaรฏla Sarr | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณ | โšฝ | ๐ŸŸจ |
CF Gerard Deulofeu | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
CF Troy Deeney | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ | โšฝ | ๐ŸŸจ |

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SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” W Anwar El Ghazi | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | for W Jota | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | 46โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” RB Frรฉdรฉric Guilbert | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | for LB Matt Targett | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 66' |
๐Ÿ” CF Jonathan Kodjia | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ | for M Henri Lansbury | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 73' |

SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” | M Nathaniel Chalobah | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” | for M Will Hughes | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 46โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | CB Craig Dawson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for M Nathaniel Chalobah | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 60โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | CB Adam Masina | ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆ | for CB Craig Cathcart | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | 85โ€™ |

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UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK ร˜rjan Nyland | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด |
CB James Chester | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
M Marvelous Nakamba | ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ผ |
W Trรฉzรฉguet | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Heurelho Gomes | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท |
M Domingos Quina | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น |
CF Andre Gray | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ |
CF Isaac Success | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ |

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SQUAD STATS

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1st XI Cost: ยฃ85.50m
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 : 6/11
Homegrown: 1/11
Subs Cost: ยฃ24.21m
Team Cost: ยฃ109.71m
Squad Cost: ยฃ140.58m
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 : 7/18
Homegrown: 1/18

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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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 James Chester | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | ยฃ8.37m |
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

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1st XI Cost: ยฃ70.38m
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 : 4/11
Homegrown: โญ•/11
Subs Cost: ยฃ14.84m
Team Cost: ยฃ85.22m
Squad Cost: ยฃ116.52m
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: โญ•/18

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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GK Ben Foster | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ2.40m |
GK Heurelho Gomes | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | Free |

CB Christian Kabasele | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช | ยฃ5.96m |
CB Craig Dawson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ5.15m |
CB Adam Masina | ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆ | ยฃ4.29m |
CB Adrian Mariappa | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ | Free |
CB Craig Cathcart | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | Free |

RB Kiko Femenรญa | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | Free |

M Abdoulaye Doucourรฉ | ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | ยฃ9.09m |
M Will Hughes | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ7.80m |
M ร‰tienne Capoue | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ7.64m |
M Nathaniel Chalobah | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ5.40m |
M Domingos Quina | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น | ยฃ0.94m |

W Ismaรฏla Sarr | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณ | ยฃ25.72m |

CF Andre Gray | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ | ยฃ17.50m |
CF Isaac Success | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ | ยฃ12.86m |
CF Gerard Deulofeu | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | ยฃ11.15m |
CF Troy Deeney | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ0.62m |

UNAVAILABLE

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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 | 4 |
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 |
CB Bjรถrn Engels | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช |

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 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

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Match Symbols:

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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 | 49%
Possession A | 51%
Shots F | 19
Shots A | 11
Shots on Target F | 6
Shots on Target A | 2
Corners F | 6
Corners A | 3
Fouls F | 16
Fouls A | 9

MATCH QUOTES

*Villa boss Dean Smith* โ€œI read the players the riot act at half-time. We werenโ€™t good enough. We lost the game in the first half. We created the best chance before the break, Wesley should probably score. โ€œTheir work-rate was better than ours, which is the biggest disappointment. In the second half, we started to get on the front foot but didnโ€™t create chances. โ€œWhen the other team go down to 10 men and the score is 1-0, youโ€™ve got a chance but unfortunately other incidents happened and they scored a second and third.โ€ โ€œMatt Targett goes down with a hamstring injury.โ€ โ€œI understand officials can only stop play because of a head injury. Jack Grealish doesnโ€™t know Targett has done his hamstring. We lose the ball and Watford play on. โ€œI still donโ€™t think it should be a penalty. It was shoulder to shoulder and Deeney goes down easily. Targett is playing Deeney onside, sitting on the floor. โ€œFor the third goal, Jack Grealish gets fouled in front of us. The fourth official says their player got the ball but he doesnโ€™t. โ€œThe referee could look at the screen but doesnโ€™t. Thereโ€™s a screen the fella [referee] can walk over to, look at the incident and say โ€˜I made a boo booโ€™. โ€œBut we donโ€™t do that in the Premier League. We go to Stockley Park [where VAR is based] where they havenโ€™t got a feel for the game. They just make a decision looking at one incident.โ€ โ€œIโ€™m frustrated with that but more frustrated with the players.โ€

MATCH REPORT