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Game #5525

Aston Villa

Lost

3rd Round

Saturday, 4 January 2020

Last 5: 🟥 🟩 🟥 🟩 🟥

FA Cup

Fulham

Craven Cottage

Attendance: 12,980

Fulham

2-1

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | Jonathan Kodjia | 63' |

MATCH SUMMARY

A second string Villa toil to defeat against an inspired Fulham side in the third round of the FA Cup.

KEY MAN

Villa cult hero Jonathan Kodjia scores his last goal on his final appearance for the club, 4 January 2020

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 4 January 2020

🟨 | 6’ Booking, Marvelous Nakamba for a bad foul
🟨 | 21’ Booking, Neil Taylor for a bad foul
🕒 | HT Fulham 0-0 Aston Villa
🥅 | 54’ Goal, 0-1, (Fulham), Anthony Knockaert
⚽ | 63’ Goal, 1-1, Anwar El Ghazi, Assist by Jonathan Kodjia
🥅 | 74’ Goal, 1-2, (Fulham), Harry Arter
🔁 | 76’ Sub off, Jota, Sub on, Trézéguet
🔁 | 80’ Sub off, Marvelous Nakamba, Sub on, Indiana Vassilev 🟢
🔁 | 86’ Sub off, Anwar El Ghazi, Sub on, Jacob Ramsey
🟨 | 90’+6 Booking, Henri Lansbury
🕒 | FT Fulham 1-2 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Winger Indiana Vassilev made his Villa debut aged 18 having signed for the club from the IMG Academy in October 2017.

Centre forward Jonathan Kodjia made his final appearance for Villa aged 30 ahead of signing for Qatari Club Al Gharafa on 18th January 2020. Kodjia made 105 appearances for Villa and scored 32 goals following his £11,610,000 from Bristol City in August 2016.

Centre back James Chester made his final appearance for Villa aged 30 before being released by the club in June 2020. Chester made 125 appearances for Villa and scored 12 goals following his £8,370,000 from West Bromwich Albion in August 2016.

Aston Villa

European Cup / Champions League: 🏆
League Champions: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 🏆🏆
FA Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 🏆🏆
League Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆
Last Trophy: 1995-96

Fulham

European Cup / Champions League: ❌
League Champions: ❌
FA Cup Winners: ❌
League Cup Winners: ❌
Last Trophy: ❌

FIXTURE HISTORY

Fulham

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Season | 2019-20 |
Matchday | #26 |
Manager Game | #64 |
Saturday, 4 January 2020

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Dean Smith | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | West Bromwich, 2018-2021
Referee: Craig Pawson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Sheffield & Hallam, 2008-
Kick off: 3.01pm
HT Score: 🟨 0-0
FT Score: 🟥 1-2
FT Result: 🟥 Lost
Last 5: 🟥 🟩 🟥 🟩 🟥

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Dean Smith | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

🕒 64 | 🟩 | 29 🟨 | 13 🟥 22 | 1.56

Villa Career Form:

Top 8

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Craig Pawson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Sheffield & Hallam, 2008-
Matches Officiated: 9
🟩 : 2
🟨 : 3
🟥 : 4
🆘 : 1
Previous 5: 🟨 🟥 🟩 🟨 🟥
Last Match: 🟥 21 Dec 19, Villa 1-3 Southampton (h)
Cards: 🟨 🟨 🟨 🟨 🟨 🟨
Assistants: Darren Cann, Richard Wild

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

🟨 🟨 🟨

Fulham

🟨 🟨 🟨

TEAM NEWS

Mass changes for the FA Cup - some enforced through injury, others through the blessed need of a rest.

18-year old American winger Indiana Vassilev was given his first squad appearance as midfielder Jacob Ramsey made the bench for the third cup game this season.

Björn Engels returned to the starting line up following illness whilst Captain James Chester came in for his second start of the season.

With Tyrone Mings, Douglas Luiz and Jack Grealish rested the side was very much a second string selection with the incentive for the likes of Henri Lansbury, Marvelous Nakamba, Anwar El Ghazi, Jota and Jonathan Kodjia to play themselves into first team contention.

Despite being recalled from his loan at Livingston following Tom Heaton’s injury there was no place on the bench for Matija Šarkić as Lovre Kalinić received his second call up as reserve goalkeeper this season.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age: | 28.78 |
Substitute Average Age: | 20.93 |
Oldest Player: RB Ahmed Elmohamady | 🇪🇬 | 32.34 |
Youngest Player: W Anwar El Ghazi | 🇳🇱 | 24.69 |

MANAGER

Dean Smith | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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Aston Villa

GK Ørjan Nyland | 🇳🇴 |
LB Neil Taylor | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 | 🟨 |
CB James Chester | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 | 🔴 |
CB Björn Engels | 🇧🇪 |
RB Ahmed Elmohamady | 🇪🇬 |
M Henri Lansbury | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🟨 |
M Marvelous Nakamba | 🇿🇼 | 🟨 | 🔁 |
M Conor Hourihane | 🇮🇪 |
W Anwar El Ghazi | 🇳🇱 | ⚽ | 🔁 |
W Jota | 🇪🇸 | 🔁 |
CF Jonathan Kodjia | 🇨🇮 | 🔥 | 🔴 |

MANAGER

Scott Parker | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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Fulham

GK Marek Rodák | 🇸🇰 |
RB Cyrus Christie | 🇮🇪 |
RB Denis Odoi | 🇬🇭 |
CB Michael Hector | 🇯🇲 | 🟨 |
CB Alfie Mawson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
LB Joe Bryan | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Kevin McDonald | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | 🟨 | 🔁 |
M Stefan Johansen | 🇳🇴 |
M Joshua Onomah (ex) | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔁 |
W Ivan Cavaleiro | 🇵🇹 | 🔁 |
CF Anthony Knockaert | 🇫🇷 | ⚽ | 🟨 |

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STARTING XI

SUBSTITUTES

Not necessarily indicative of the actual matchday formation

UNUSED

Player

SUBSTITUTES

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🔁 W Trézéguet | 🇪🇬 | for W Jota | 🇪🇸 | 76' |
🔁 W Indiana Vassilev | 🇺🇸 | 🟢 | for M Marvelous Nakamba | 🇿🇼 | 80' |
🔁 M Jacob Ramsey | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | for W Anwar El Ghazi | 🇳🇱 | 86' |

SUBSTITUTES

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🔁 | M Harry Arter | 🇮🇪 | ⚽ | for M Kevin McDonald | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | 72’ |
🔁 | CF Jay Stansfield | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | for M Joshua Onomah (ex) | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 82’ |
🔁 | M Luca de la Torre | 🇺🇸 | for W Ivan Cavaleiro | 🇵🇹 | 84’ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Lovre Kalinić | 🇭🇷 |
CB Ezri Konsa | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Kortney Hause | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Frédéric Guilbert | 🇫🇷 |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Marcus Bettinelli | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Jayden Harris | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Matt O’Reilly | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Sylvester Jasper | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

SQUAD STATS

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1st XI Cost: £60.03m
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 3/11
Homegrown: ⭕/11
Subs Cost: £9.00m
Team Cost: £69.03m
Squad Cost: £93.60m
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 6/18
Homegrown: 1/18

SQUAD STATS

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1st XI Cost: £53.44m
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 4/11
Homegrown: ⭕/11
Subs Cost: £0.00m
Team Cost: £53.44m
Squad Cost: £53.44m
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 9/18
Homegrown: 5/18

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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GK Lovre Kalinić | 🇭🇷 | £5.40m |
GK Ørjan Nyland | 🇳🇴 | £2.70m |

RB Frédéric Guilbert | 🇫🇷 | £4.50m |
RB Ahmed Elmohamady | 🇪🇬 | £0.99m |
LB Neil Taylor | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 | Exchange |

CB Ezri Konsa | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | £11.97m |
CB James Chester | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 | £8.37m |
CB Björn Engels | 🇧🇪 | £7.20m |
CB Kortney Hause | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | £2.70m |

M Marvelous Nakamba | 🇿🇼 | £10.80m |
M Conor Hourihane | 🇮🇪 | £3.15m |
M Henri Lansbury | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | £3.06m |
M Jacob Ramsey | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Youth |

W Trézéguet | 🇪🇬 | £9.00m |
W Anwar El Ghazi | 🇳🇱 | £8.10m |
W Jota | 🇪🇸 | £4.05m |
W Indiana Vassilev | 🇺🇸 | Free |

CF Jonathan Kodjia | 🇨🇮 | £11.61m |

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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GK Marcus Bettinelli | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Youth |
GK Marek Rodak | 🇸🇰 | Free |

LB Joe Bryan | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | £6.75m |
RB Cyrus Christie | 🇮🇪 | £2.92m |
RB Denis Odoi | 🇬🇭 | £0.86m |

CB Alfie Mawson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | £14.46m |
CB Michael Hector | 🇯🇲 | £5.06m |

M Stefan Johansen | 🇳🇴 | £1.97m |
M Kevin McDonald | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | £1.29m |
M Jayden Harris | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Youth |
M Matt O’Reilly | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Youth |
M Josh Onomah (ex) | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Free |
M Luca de la Torre | 🇺🇸 | Free |
M Harry Arter | 🇮🇪 | Loan |

W Ivan Cavaleiro | 🇵🇹 | £10.13m |
W Anthony Knockaert | 🇫🇷 | £10.00m |
W Sylvester Jasper | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Youth |

CF Jay Stansfield | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Youth |

UNAVAILABLE

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Injury | 6 |
CF Keinan Davis | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Hamstring
GK Jed Steer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Hamstring
M John McGinn | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | Ankle
LB Matt Targett | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Hamstring
GK Tom Heaton | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Knee, ACL
CF Wesley | 🇧🇷 | Knee, ACL

Out on Loan | 6 |
RB James Bree | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Luton
M Jake Doyle-Hayes | 🇮🇪 | Cheltenham
W André Green | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Charlton
CF Rushian Hepburn-Murphy | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Derby
CF Scott Hogan | 🇮🇪 | Stoke
F Callum O’Hare | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Coventry

Not Selected | 3 |
CB Tyrone Mings | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Douglas Luiz | 🇧🇷 |
M Jack Grealish | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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

🟢 W Indiana Vassilev | 🇺🇸 |

FINAL APPEARANCES

🔴 CB James Chester | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 | 2016-20 | 🕒 126 | 126 (0) | ⚽ 9 | 🔥 1 | 🇺 10 | #892 |
🔴 CF Jonathan Kodjia | 🇨🇮 | 2016-20 | 🕒 106 | 69 (37) | ⚽ 30 | 🔥 8 | 🇺 11 | #895 |

MATCH STATS

Possession F | 43%
Possession A | 57%
Shots F | 9
Shots A | 17
Shots on Target F | 3
Shots on Target A | 5
Corners F | 2
Corners A | 3
Fouls F | 9
Fouls A | 9

MATCH QUOTES

*Villa boss Dean Smith* “We had a much-changed team, we had to with the amount of games we’ve had. “There wasn’t an awful lot in the game - they scored two wonder goals and beat us. “While the FA Cup means an awful lot to us, it’s not top of our priority list given the injuries we’ve got and the games coming up. “It was an opportunity for players to show me they want to be in the first team. Some did OK and some didn’t deliver.”

MATCH REPORT

*BBC Sport*
*Saturday, 4 January 2020*

Substitute Harry Arter scored moments after coming on to send Fulham into the fourth round of the FA Cup with victory over Premier League side Aston Villa. Anthony Knockaert had put the Championship club ahead with a stunning strike before Anwar El Ghazi equalised less than 10 minutes later. But Arter restored the hosts’ lead with a blistering effort of his own from 30 yards - his first Fulham goal. The Cottagers are into the fourth round for the first time in three seasons. But Villa - who are 17th in the Premier League - have now gone four years without winning an FA Cup match. They have been eliminated by sides from lower leagues in their past two ties in the competition. In what was the first FA Cup meeting between the sides since 1999 - and their first encounter since the 2018 Championship play-off final - Knockaert opened the scoring after the break with a left-footed effort from outside the area. But El Ghazi, who had gone close to opening the scoring for Dean Smith’s Villa on the stroke of half-time only to be denied by Marek Rodak, cancelled out the Frenchman’s goal by tapping in Jonathan Kodjia’s goal-bound effort. Fulham boss Scott Parker brought Arter on for Kevin McDonald and his switch was rewarded just one minute and 45 seconds later when the 30-year-old - on loan from Bournemouth - thumped the ball into the top corner for his first goal since November 2017. Knockaert saw a chance to extend Fulham’s lead go begging in the dying stages of the match, Jay Stansfield’s cross passing just millimetres from his toe in front of goal. The goals came following a cagey first half in which neither side had truly threatened with the exception of El Ghazi’s last-ditch attempt. Villa had seen both Marvelous Nakamba and Neil Taylor go into the book early on for ill-timed challenges, while Kodjia had scuppered the visitors’ first chance to take the lead, firing over the bar after good play by El Ghazi to bring the ball into the box. Ahmed El Mohamady and Jota also went close to opening the scoring for Villa, while Knockaert and Joe Bryan both had efforts on goal for Fulham. After the break, Knockaert saw a blistering strike brush past the post before finally opening the scoring, while Bryan and Cyrus Christie also peppered Orjan Nyland’s goal with shots as Fulham - now dominating the match - looked to hit the final nail in Villa’s coffin. Aston Villa manager Dean Smith, speaking to BBC Sport: “We had a much-changed team, we had to with the amount of games we’ve had. “There wasn’t an awful lot in the game - they scored two wonder goals and beat us. “While the FA Cup means an awful lot to us, it’s not top of our priority list given the injuries we’ve got and the games coming up. “It was an opportunity for players to show me they want to be in the first team. Some did OK and some didn’t deliver.”

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