Game #5523

2018-19

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Position:

Championship

Reading

Madjeski Stadium

Attendance: 17,458

Saturday, 2 February 2019

Villa hand a debut to Tyrone Mings as Dean Smith's revolution continues but they are held at the Madjeski.

Reading

0-0

Aston Villa

Scorer(s) | None

Assist(s) | None

AT A GLANCE

Game #5523

Seasons | 2018-19 |
Matchday | #33 |
League Game | #30 |
Manager Game | #19 |
Saturday, 2 February 2019

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager | Dean Smith |
KO | 3.00pm |
Referee | Geoff Eltringham, County Durham |
HT Score | 0-0 |
FT Score | 0-0 |
FT Result | Drew |
Last 5 Games | LLDWD |
League Position | 9th | +1 |

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Geoff Eltringham
Assistants: Matt Foley, Mark Pottage

MATCH INCIDENTS

Geoff Eltringham

Villa

🟨 | 🟨 | 🟨 | 🟨 |

Reading

🟨 | 🟨 | 🟨 |

🟨 | Booking
🟥 | Sending off
💥+ | Incidents e.g. penalty awarded

💥- | Incidents e.g. penalty conceded, goal disallowed

💥 | Incidents e.g. refused clear pen

🆘 | Notably poor refereeing performance    

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 28.55 |

Oldest Player |
M Glenn Whelan | 35.08 |

Youngest Player |
CF Tammy Abraham | 21.35 |

TEAM NEWS

New loan signing Tyrone Mings make his debut in place of the injured James Chester.

UNAVAILABLE

Injury | 6 |
M Jack Grealish |
CB Axel Tuanzebe |
GK Ørjan Nyland |
M Henri Lansbury |
W André Green |
CB James Chester |

Loan | 13 |
M Gary Gardner |
Birmingham City | 9 Aug 18 - 31 May 19 |
RB Mitchell Clark |
Port Vale | 16 Aug 18 - 31 May 19 |
M Aaron Tshibola |
Kilmarnock | 29 Aug 18 - 31 May 19 |
RB Richie De Laet |
Melbourne City | 14 Sep 18 - 31 May 19 |
CF Ross McCormack |
Motherwell | 5 Jan 19 - 31 May 19 |
F Rushian Hepburn-Murphy |
Cambridge United | 11 Jan 19 - 31 May 19 |
F Callum O’Hare |
Carlisle United | 29 Jan 19 - 31 May 19 |
W Corey Blackett-Taylor |
Walsall | 31 Jan 19 - 31 May 19 |
RB James Bree |
Ipswich Town | 31 Jan 19 - 31 May 19 |
M Jake Doyle-Hayes |
Cambridge United | 31 Jan 19 - 31 May 19 |
F Scott Hogan |
Sheffield United | 31 Jan 19 - 31 May 19 |
F Harry McKirdy |
Newport County | 31 Jan 19 - 31 May 19 |
RB Frédéric Guilbert |
SM Caen | 31 Jan 19 - 31 May 19 |

MATCH STATS

Possession F | 43%
Possession A | 57%
Shots F | 13
Shots A | 7
Shots on Target F | 3
Shots on Target A | 2
Corners F | 6
Corners A | 5
Fouls F | 17
Fouls A | 16

MANAGER

Dean Smith

STAFF

Assistant Manager: John Terry
Assistant Manager: Richard O’Kelly
Sporting Director: Jesús García-Pitarch

STARTING LINE UP

GK Lovre Kalinić |
RB Alan Hutton |
LB Neil Taylor |
CB Tyrone Mings |
CB Tommy Elphick |
M John McGinn |
M Glenn Whelan |
M Conor Hourihane |
W Albert Adomah |
W Anwar El Ghazi |
CF Tammy Abraham |

SUBSTITUTES

M Tom Carroll for M Glenn Whelan | 74’ |
CF Jonathan Kodjia for W Albert Adomah | 74’ |
M Mile Jedinak for M John McGinn | 89’ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Jed Steer
CF Keinan Davis
RB Ahmed Elmohamady
CB Kortney Hause

THE OPPOSITION

GK Emiliano Martínez (ex), RB Andy Yiadom, CB Liam Moore, CB Matt Miazga, LB Tyler Blackett, M John Swift, M Lewis Baker (F Sone Aluko), M Ovie Ejaria, M Andy Rinomhota, W Callum Harriott (LB Omar Richards), CF Nélson Oliveira (W Yakou Méïté).

Manager: José Gomes.

ex: Also played for the Villa

g: Scored

s/o: Sent off

s-: Sub off; s+: Sub on

ON THIS DAY

Having been in post for three months Dean Smith embarked on a clear out of the Villa squad he inherited, organising fresh loan spells for 6 players as well as bringing in and immediately loaning back French right back Frédéric Guilbert.

Also arriving on loan are Tyrone Mings from AFC Bournemouth and Tom Carroll from Swansea City as Dean Smith began to rebuild his Villa side.

Centre back Mings made his Villa debut aged 26 after joining on loan until the end of the season.

Midfielder Carroll made his Villa debut aged 25 as a 74’ substitute after also joining on loan until the end of the season.

Another of Dean Smith’s signings Lovre Kalinić keeps his first clean sheet in his fifth game for the club having conceded 9 in the previous 4.

Future Villa goalkeeper Emiliano Martínez lined up for Reading whilst Tommy Elphick lined up for Villa against the club to whom he had been exiled by former boss Steve Bruce.

Tyrone Mings makes his Villa debut, 2 February 2019

Source: avfc.co.uk/News/2019/02/02/the-verdict-reading-0-0-aston-villa

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MATCH TIMELINE

1’ Debut, Tyrone Mings
HT Reading 0-0 Aston Villa
49’ Booking, Anwar El Ghazi for simulation
49’ Booking, Glenn Whelan for a bad foul
74’ Sub off, M Glenn Whelan, Sub on, M Tom Carroll DEBUT
74’ Sub off, W Albert Adomah, Sub on, CF Jonathan Kodjia
87’ Booking, Tom Carroll for a bad foul
89’ Sub off, M John McGinn, Sub on, M Mile Jedinak
90’+6’ Booking, Conor Hourihane for a bad fou
FT Reading 0-0 Aston Villa

MANAGER WATCH

POSITION

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MATCH PROGRAMME

MATCH PROGRAMME

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QUOTES

*Villa boss Dean Smith*

“There is a feeling of frustration but our performance levels are back to where I want them to be. We started well and were on the front foot and I thought we were especially good in the second half.

“We changed it tactically at half time and had the best chances in the game. Tammy Abraham had two headers and will probably be disappointed that he didn’t score. On the balance of chances we were the better team today.

“They’ve got a new manager and they’ll cause teams problems here. We looked resolute and Tyrone Mings was fantastic, but the only thing missing was a goal.”

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*BBC Sport*
Saturday, 2 February 2019

"Villa missed out on the chance to close the gap on the play-off places as they were held to a goalless draw at struggling Reading."

*BBC Sport*
Saturday, 2 February 2019

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*Aston Villa missed out on the chance to close the gap on the play-off places as they were held to a goalless draw at struggling Reading.*

The Villans came closest to breaking the deadlock before the break, with top scorer Tammy Abraham missing an excellent chance from close range and former Royals loanee Tommy Elphick heading against the bar.

Reading struggled to create many clear-cut chances but felt they should have had a penalty in the first half when Alan Hutton appeared to take down Ovie Ejaria in the area.

Abraham nearly snatched it for Villa, who have now won just one of their past 10 matches, but he was denied by a fine save from goalkeeper Emi Martinez.

The stalemate was Dean Smith’s side’s first of the season and left them four points outside the top six, while the Royals remained in the relegation zone.

Villa should have taken an early lead when England international Abraham failed to convert after Martinez saved Anwar El Ghazi’s initial effort.

It was a competitive game throughout with both teams in need of points for different reasons, but a draw did little for either.

Reading visit Sheffield Wednesday next Saturday, while Villa are back in action when they host promotion-chasing Sheffield United on Friday.

*Aston Villa manager Dean Smith told BBC Radio WM 95.6:*

“There is a feeling of frustration but our performance levels are back to where I want them to be. We started well and were on the front foot and I thought we were especially good in the second half.

“We changed it tactically at half time and had the best chances in the game. Tammy Abraham had two headers and will probably be disappointed that he didn’t score. On the balance of chances we were the better team today.

“They’ve got a new manager and they’ll cause teams problems here. We looked resolute and Tyrone Mings was fantastic, but the only thing missing was a goal.”

*Aston Villa missed out on the chance to close the gap on the play-off places as they were held to a goalless draw at struggling Reading.*

The Villans came closest to breaking the deadlock before the break, with top scorer Tammy Abraham missing an excellent chance from close range and former Royals loanee Tommy Elphick heading against the bar.

Reading struggled to create many clear-cut chances but felt they should have had a penalty in the first half when Alan Hutton appeared to take down Ovie Ejaria in the area.

Abraham nearly snatched it for Villa, who have now won just one of their past 10 matches, but he was denied by a fine save from goalkeeper Emi Martinez.

The stalemate was Dean Smith’s side’s first of the season and left them four points outside the top six, while the Royals remained in the relegation zone.

Villa should have taken an early lead when England international Abraham failed to convert after Martinez saved Anwar El Ghazi’s initial effort.

It was a competitive game throughout with both teams in need of points for different reasons, but a draw did little for either.

Reading visit Sheffield Wednesday next Saturday, while Villa are back in action when they host promotion-chasing Sheffield United on Friday.

*Aston Villa manager Dean Smith told BBC Radio WM 95.6:*

“There is a feeling of frustration but our performance levels are back to where I want them to be. We started well and were on the front foot and I thought we were especially good in the second half.

“We changed it tactically at half time and had the best chances in the game. Tammy Abraham had two headers and will probably be disappointed that he didn’t score. On the balance of chances we were the better team today.

“They’ve got a new manager and they’ll cause teams problems here. We looked resolute and Tyrone Mings was fantastic, but the only thing missing was a goal.”