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Game #5531

Aston Villa

Lost

17th (-1)

Last 5: 🟥 🟨 🟩 🟩 🟥

Saturday, 1 February 2020

Premier League

AFC Bournemouth

The Vitality Stadium

Attendance: 10,722

AFC Bournemouth

2-1

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | Keinan Davis | 70' |

MATCH SUMMARY

Cup finalists Villa embarrass themselves in a poor performance at the Vitality.

KEY MAN

Mbwana Samatta scores on his Premier League debut, 1 February 2020

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 1 February 2020

🟨 | 36’ Booking, Tyrone Mings for a bad foul
🥅 | 37’ Goal, 0-1, (AFC Bournemouth), Philip Billing
🟨 | 43’ Booking, Douglas Luiz for a bad foul
🥅 | 44’ Goal, 0-2, (AFC Bournemouth), Nathan Aké
🔁 | 45’ Sub off, Ezri Konsa, Sub on Björn Engels
🕒 | HT AFC Bournemouth 2-0 Aston Villa
🟥 | 51’ Sending off, (AFC Bournemouth), Jefferson Lerma
🔁 | 58’ Sub off, Anwar El Ghazi, Sub on, Keinan Davis
⚽ | 70’ Goal, 1-2, Mbwana Samatta, Assist by Keinan Davis
🔁 | 80’ Sub off, Marvelous Nakamba, Sub on, Trézéguet
🟨 | 90’+2 Booking, Kortney Hause for a bad foul
🕒 | FT AFC Bournemouth 2-1 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Mbwana Samatta becomes the first Tanzanian to feature in the Premier League, with Tanzania the 117th different nation to be represented in the competition.

Samatta is the first player to score on his league debut for Villa since Rudy Gestede netted in August 2015, also against Bournemouth.

Villa score their first headed goal of the season and their first headed goal in the Premier League since Ciaran Clark netted against Watford in April 2016.

Villa remain the only side in the Premier League this season yet to register an away clean sheets.

Jack Grealish has been fouled 111 times in the Premier League this season, the only player to hit triple-figures in the competition in 2019-20.

Aston Villa

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

AFC Bournemouth

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

FIXTURE HISTORY

AFC Bournemouth

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Season | 2019-20 |
Matchday | #32 |
League Match | #25 |
Manager Game | #70 |
Saturday, 1 February 2020

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Dean Smith | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | West Bromwich, 2018-2021
Referee: Anthony Taylor | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Wythenshaw, 2006-
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟥 0-2
FT Score: 🟥 1-2
FT Result: 🟥 Lost
Last 5: 🟥 🟨 🟩 🟩 🟥

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Dean Smith | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

🕒 70 | 🟩 | 31 🟨 | 15 🟥 24 | 1.54

Villa Career Form:

Top 8

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Anthony Taylor | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Wythenshaw, 2006-
Matches Officiated: 21
🟩 : 7
🟨 : 3
🟥 : 11
🆘 : 3
Previous 5: 🟨 🟥 🟥 🟥 🟥
Last Match: 🟥 10 Nov 19, Villa 1-2 Wolves (a)
Cards: 🟥 🟨 🟨 🟨 🟨 🟨 🟨
Assistants: Adam Nunn, Gary Beswick

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

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AFC Bournemouth

🟥 🟨 🟨 🟨

TEAM NEWS

Following James Chester's departure Björn Engels returns to the squad and substitute bench for the first time in 6 games.

Pepe Reina returns from injury to replace Ørjan Nyland in goal and Mbwana Samatta makes his Premier League debut.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age: | 25.89 |
Substitute Average Age: | 24.24 |
Oldest Player: GK Pepe Reina | 🇪🇸 | 37.45 |
Youngest Player: M Douglas Luiz | 🇧🇷 | 21.75 |

MANAGER

Dean Smith | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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Aston Villa

GK Pepe Reina | 🇪🇸 |
LB Matt Targett | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Ezri Konsa | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔁 |
CB Kortney Hause | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🟨 |
CB Tyrone Mings | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🟨 |
RB Frédéric Guilbert | 🇫🇷 |
M Douglas Luiz | 🇧🇷 | 🟨 |
M Jack Grealish | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Marvelous Nakamba | 🇿🇼 | 🔁 |
W Anwar El Ghazi | 🇳🇱 | 🔁 |
CF Mbwana Samatta | 🇹🇿 | ⚽ |

MANAGER

Eddie Howe | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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AFC Bournemouth

GK Aaron Ramsdale | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Simon Francis | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Adam Smith | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Nathan Aké | 🇳🇱 | ⚽ |
LB Diego Rico | 🇪🇸 |
M Dan Gosling | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Jefferson Lerma | 🇨🇴 | 🟨 | 🟨 | 🟥 |
M Philip Billing | 🇩🇰 | ⚽ |
W Harry Wilson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
W Ryan Fraser | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
CF Callum Wilson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🟨 |

SUBSTITUTES

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🔁 CB Björn Engels | 🇧🇪 | for CB Ezri Konsa | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 46' |
🔁 CF Keinan Davis | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔥 | for W Anwar El Ghazi | 🇳🇱 | 58' |
🔁 W Trézéguet | 🇪🇬 | for M Marvelous Nakamba | 🇿🇼 | 80' |

SUBSTITUTES

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No Substitutions Made

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Ørjan Nyland | 🇳🇴 |
RB Ahmed Elmohamady | 🇪🇬 |
M Henri Lansbury | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Conor Hourihane | 🇮🇪 |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Artur Boruc | 🇵🇱 |
CB Steve Cook | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Lewis Cook | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Andrew Surman | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Junior Stanislas | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Sam Surridge | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Dominic Solanke | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

SQUAD STATS

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1st XI Cost: £98.36m
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 5/11
Homegrown: 1/11
Subs Cost: £16.20m
Team Cost: £114.56m
Squad Cost: £124.46m
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 7/18
Homegrown: 1/18

SQUAD STATS

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1st XI Cost: £77.14m
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 7/11
Homegrown: ⭕/11
Subs Cost: £0.00m
Team Cost: £77.14m
Squad Cost: £102.02m
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 12/18
Homegrown: 1/18

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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GK Ørjan Nyland | 🇳🇴 | £2.70m |
GK Pepe Reina | 🇪🇸 | Loan |

LB Matt Targett | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | £14.04m |
RB Frédéric Guilbert | 🇫🇷 | £4.50m |
RB Ahmed Elmohamady | 🇪🇬 | £0.99m |

CB Tyrone Mings | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | £20.60m |
CB Ezri Konsa | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | £11.97m |
CB Björn Engels | 🇧🇪 | £7.20m |
CB Kortney Hause | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | £2.70m |

M Douglas Luiz | 🇧🇷 | £15.12m |
M Marvelous Nakamba | 🇿🇼 | £10.80m |
M Conor Hourihane | 🇮🇪 | £3.15m |
M Henri Lansbury | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | £3.06m |
M Jack Grealish | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Youth |

W Trézéguet | 🇪🇬 | £9.00m |
W Anwar El Ghazi | 🇳🇱 | £8.10m |

CF Mbwana Samatta | 🇹🇿 | £10.53m |
CF Keinan Davis | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Free |

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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GK Aaron Ramsdale | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | £0.81m |
GK Artur Boruc | 🇵🇱 | Free |

LB Diego Rico | 🇪🇸 | £12.87m |
RB Simon Francis | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Free |
RB Adam Smith | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Free |

CB Nathan Aké | 🇳🇱 | £19.56m |
CB Steve Cook | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | £0.14m |

M Jefferson Lerma | 🇨🇴 | £26.17m |
M Philip Billing | 🇩🇰 | £14.15m |
M Lewis Cook | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | £6.01m |
M Andrew Surman | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | £0.54m |
M Dan Gosling | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Free |

W Ryan Fraser | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | £0.41m |
W Junior Stanislas | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Free |
W Harry Wilson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 | Loan |

CF Dominic Solanke | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | £18.19m |
CF Callum Wilson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | £3.17m |
CF Sam Surridge | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Youth |

UNAVAILABLE

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Injury | 5 |
GK Jed Steer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Hamstring
M John McGinn | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | Ankle
GK Tom Heaton | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Knee, ACL
CF Wesley | 🇧🇷 | Knee, ACL
M Danny Drinkwater | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Calf

Out on Loan | 9 |
GK Lovre Kalinić | 🇭🇷 | Toulouse
RB James Bree | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Luton
CB James Chester | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 | Stoke
M Jacob Ramsey | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Doncaster
M Jake Doyle-Hayes | 🇮🇪 | Cheltenham
W André Green | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Charlton
CF Rushian Hepburn-Murphy | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Derby
CF Scott Hogan | 🇮🇪 | Small Heath
F Callum O’Hare | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Coventry

Not Selected | 2 |
LB Neil Taylor | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
W Jota | 🇪🇸 |

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 | 60%
Possession A | 40%
Shots F | 18
Shots A | 16
Shots on Target F | 5
Shots on Target A | 6
Corners F | 8
Corners A | 1
Fouls F | 15
Fouls A | 10

MATCH QUOTES

*Villa boss Dean Smith* “We didn’t start particularly well, they picked up too many second balls and ended up with territorial advantage in the first half. “I wasn’t happy with the first half and how we played but the second half, after they had a man set off, was better, although we did not do enough with possession. “They have had a man sent off and after that we have dominated possession but have not done enough to create clear-cut chances to get ourselves back and deserved to lose in the end.” On Lerma’s sending-off: “The red card was soft, there were a few decisions out there that left a lot of people scratching their heads.” On their reaction after winning through to the Carabao Cup final: “They weren’t thinking about the cup semi-final today, the focus was on Bournemouth. It is a tough place to come - a small stadium, fans can be on top of you and we didn’t work as hard as we should.”

MATCH REPORT

*BBC Sport*
*Saturday, 1 February 2020*

Bournemouth lifted themselves out of the Premier League relegation zone with a 2-1 victory over fellow strugglers Aston Villa at the Vitality Stadium. Two first-half goals in six minutes from Philip Billing and Nathan Ake proved enough to secure all three points - even though the Cherries found themselves down to 10 men in the early stages of the second half, midfielder Jefferson Lerma shown a second yellow card for a foul on Jack Grealish. With a man advantage, Villa found a way back into the game courtesy of £8.5m signing Mbwana Samatta, who became the first Tanzanian to score in the Premier League with a debut goal on 70 minutes. But Eddie Howe’s side managed to withstand Villa’s pressure and can celebrate back-to-back league wins for the first time since September. Bournemouth are now up to 16th place in the table - the position Villa were in before kick-off - and out of the relegation zone on 26 points. Bournemouth’s bright start Three weeks ago, on a run of six winless league games, it did not look like Bournemouth had the strength for a relegation fight. Victory over Brighton lifted the gloom and against Villa there was an intensity from the first whistle that suggests a returning appetite for the struggle. Full-back Adam Smith hit the side-netting before being flagged offside while a long-range effort from Billing tested Villa keeper Pepe Reina. Denmark midfielder Billing did find the back of the net after a wayward free-kick was kept in play by skipper Simon Francis, his cross being met by Dan Gosling, who nodded it down for Billing to sweep in a left-footed finish from eight yards out. The Cherries doubled their lead deservedly six minutes later. Ryan Fraser’s low drive from a Harry Wilson set-piece was spilled by former Liverpool keeper Reina in the direction of Ake, who stretched a leg out to send a low finish into the bottom corner. The one sour note for Howe and the home crowd was the sending off of Lerma on 51 minutes. The Colombia midfielder received both yellow cards - his 22nd and 23rd in 52 games for the club - for tussles with Villa’s star man Grealish and will miss the Cherries’ next game away to Sheffield United. It clearly was not the immediate concern though as Howe and his team embraced in a huddle on the final whistle, the relief of a much-needed boost to their top-flight survival prospects felt around the whole ground. One eye on Wembley for Villa? Aston Villa have had a week to remember with their Carabao Cup semi-final success over high-flying Midlands rivals Leicester in midweek following a late 2-1 win over Watford in the league last weekend. Manager Dean Smith said he would be “a very proud man” to lead his boyhood club out at Wembley against holders Manchester City - but could the prospect of a first trophy since their League Cup win in 1996 be a distraction in the relegation battle the club has found itself in? Villa were 16th in the table before heading to the south coast and on a high after those twin successes but only a very late Brighton equaliser at West Ham prevented them finishing the day back in the drop zone. Loan signing Reina was the busier of the goalkeepers and the 37-year-old’s steady hands kept Bournemouth from scoring sooner then they did. Villa only registered one shot on target in the first half when Grealish, a constant threat and creative spark, saw his low drive from the angle brilliantly diverted away from goal by Adam Ramsdale’s sharp reflexes. Smith’s attacking options have been limited by a knee injury to record signing Wesley, but the Villa boss can at least take solace in the fact his January transfer window recruitment has been immediate fruit. Samatta, who scored 43 league goals in 98 appearances for Genk in Belgium’s top flight before switching to Villa Park, got Villa’s first headed goal in the league this season, the Tanzania international quick to react ahead of Bournemouth keeper Ramsdale. Aston Villa manager Dean Smith speaking to Match of the Day: “We didn’t start particularly well, they picked up too many second balls and ended up with territorial advantage in the first half. “I wasn’t happy with the first half and how we played but the second half, after they had a man set off, was better, although we did not do enough with possession. “They have had a man sent off and after that we have dominated possession but have not done enough to create clear-cut chances to get ourselves back and deserved to lose in the end.” On Lerma’s sending-off: “The red card was soft, there were a few decisions out there that left a lot of people scratching their heads.” On their reaction after winning through to the Carabao Cup final: “They weren’t thinking about the cup semi-final today, the focus was on Bournemouth. It is a tough place to come - a small stadium, fans can be on top of you and we didn’t work as hard as we should.” --- *The Guardian* *Saturday, 1 February 2020* Lerma sees red but Bournemouth beat Aston Villa thanks to Billing and Aké Aston Villa’s players revelled in the adulation of a pitch invasion in midweek but sunk to the turf at the final whistle here as Bournemouth earned back-to-back league victories for the first time since September to leapfrog Villa and climb out of the relegation zone. A goal from Mbwana Samatta on his full debut was insufficient for Villa, whose visions of Wembley are firmly on hold after Bournemouth, who were reduced to 10 men when Jefferson Lerma was sent off early in the second half, basked in a momentous victory. Eddie Howe gathered his team in a huddle at full-time for an impromptu post-match debrief while the home supporters serenaded his players after a gutsy performance. “We have shown we are still alive and kicking,” Howe said. “We have a long, long way to go before we can say we have done anything. Nothing is decided but we are in there fighting and showing we want to be in the Premier League. “When we show the workrate, passion and belief we are a different team. That is the thing that has been missing probably in the games when we have dipped below where we want to be. It changes our performance totally. You see a team fighting and scrapping for everything and that is what we need to deliver again and again.” This fixture provided Bournemouth’s first taste of life in the top flight almost five years ago and the outcome of this match was always likely to have significant implications as to whether this season may be their last for the time being. Reality bites for Villa too, with Dean Smith’s side, who return to action in a fortnight’s time against Tottenham, a point above the relegation zone after reaching the Carabao Cup final with victory over Leicester on Tuesday. Even Lerma’s red card, awarded by the referee, Anthony Taylor, after the midfielder picked up two cautions for fouling the Aston Villa captain, Jack Grealish, could not dampen Bournemouth spirits as first-half goals by Philip Billing and Nathan Aké paved the way to victory. Lerma will miss Bournemouth’s trip to Sheffield United next Sunday and will walk a tightrope thereafter, having picked up nine bookings for the season; no player has picked up more yellow cards in the Premier League since the start of last season (23 in 52 games). The second here was soft, Grealish collapsing after little contact, but for all that the sending off rankled with Howe, that decision galvanised Bournemouth, who would have added a third had Ryan Fraser connected with Callum Wilson’s cross. Villa’s deadline-day signing Borja Bastón did not complete his move in time to feature but the January recruit Samatta became the first Tanzanian to score in the Premier League, nodding in after Keinan Davis’s deflected shot looped up inside the box. Smith was kicking his heels approaching half-time and, in truth, his side’s revival was too little too late. Other than Grealish, who twice went close after cutting inside Adam Smith, Villa lacked invention and struggled to assert themselves. Villa felt they should have had a penalty after the Bournemouth goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale inadvertently punched the substitute Björn Engels and Smith argued there should have been substantially more than four minutes second-half stoppage-time after accusing the ballboys of time-wasting. Ultimately, though, the Villa manager acknowledged the blame lay at his players’ door. After soaking up the highs of midweek, this was a difficult defeat to stomach.

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