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Game #5547

Aston Villa

Monday, 21 September 2020

Won

9th

Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ

Premier League

Sheffield United

Attendance: Behind closed doors
(COVID-19)

Villa Park

Aston Villa

1-0

Sheffield United

Assist(s) | Tyrone Mings | 63' |

MATCH SUMMARY

Ezri Konsa's strike is enough to earn Villa a League opening day win over last season's surprise package.

KEY MAN

John McGinn bursts through, 21 September 2020.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Monday, 21 September 2020

๐ŸŸข | 1โ€™ Debut, Emiliano Martรญnez, Matty Cash
๐ŸŸฅ | 12โ€™ Sending off, (Sheffield United), John Egan
๐ŸŸจ | 34โ€™ Booking, Matt Targett
๐Ÿ’ฅ | 36โ€™ Penalty Save, Emiliano Martรญnez
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 0-0 Sheffield United
๐Ÿ” | 62โ€™ Sub off, Conor Hourihane, Sub on, Keinan Davis
โšฝ | 63โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Ezri Konsa, Assist by Tyrone Mings
๐ŸŸจ | 83โ€™ Booking, Matty Cash
๐ŸŸจ | 84โ€™ Booking, John McGinn for a bad foul
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 1-0 Sheffield United

ON THIS DAY

Villa have now won three consecutive Premier League games at Villa Park for the first time since October 2007 under Martin O'Neill.

Goalkeeper Emiliano Martรญnez makes his Villa debut aged 28 after joining from Arsenal for a fee of ยฃ19,580,000 the previous week.

Right back Matty Cash, 23, makes his Villa debut after joining from Nottingham Forest at the start of September for a fee of ยฃ14,180,000

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

Sheffield United

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
League Champions: ๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: โŒ
Last Trophy: 1924โ€“25

FIXTURE HISTORY

Sheffield United

Previous 5 vs. Sheffield United: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 2020-21 |
Matchday | #2 |
League Match | #1 |
Manager Game | #86 |
Monday, 21 September 2020

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Dean Smith | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | West Bromwich, 2018-2021
Referee: Graham Scott | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Oxford, 2008-
Kick off: 6.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 0-0
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฉ 1-0
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ Won
Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ

MANAGERIAL RECORD

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

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 86 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 35 ๐ŸŸจ | 19 ๐ŸŸฅ 32 | 1.44

Villa Career Form:

Top 8

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Graham Scott | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Oxford, 2008-
Matches Officiated: 6
๐ŸŸฉ : 3
๐ŸŸจ : 1
๐ŸŸฅ : 2
๐Ÿ†˜ : 1
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฅ 26 Oct 19, Villa 0-3 Abu Dhabi (a) ๐Ÿ†˜
Cards: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ
Assistants: Edward Smart, Derek Eaton

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Sheffield United

๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ

TEAM NEWS

Goalkeeper Emiliano Martรญnez and right back Matty Cash make their debuts whilst Tyrone Mings, Jack Grealish and Ollie Watkins - on his home debut - keep their places from the side that started at Burton Albion.

Kortney Hause, Ahmed Elmohamady, Neil Taylor, Marvelous Nakamba and Anwar El Ghazi drop to the subs bench, whilst Henri Lansbury, Jacob Ramsey and ร˜rjan Nyland drop out of the squad entirely. Coming in for their first starts of the season are Ezri Konsa, John McGinn, Douglas Luiz, Conor Hourihane, Trรฉzรฉguet and Matt Targett.

There is no place in the squad for new winger Bertrand Traorรฉ whilst Jed Steer is named as substitute goalkeeper.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age: | 25.24 |

Oldest Player: M Conor Hourihane | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | 29.65 |
Youngest Player: M Douglas Luiz | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | 22.39 |

MANAGER

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

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Aston Villa

GK Emiliano Martรญnez | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐ŸŸข |
RB Matty Cash | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸข | ๐ŸŸจ |
CB Ezri Konsa | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
CB Tyrone Mings | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
LB Matt Targett | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Douglas Luiz | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท |
M John McGinn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Conor Hourihane | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐Ÿ” |
M Jack Grealish | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Trรฉzรฉguet | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ |
CF Ollie Watkins | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

MANAGER

Chris Wilder | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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Sheffield United

GK Aaron Ramsdale | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB George Baldock | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Jack Oโ€™Connell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Chris Basham | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CB John Egan | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐ŸŸฅ |
LB Enda Stevens (ex) | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M John Fleck | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
M John Lundstram | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Sander Berge | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด |
CF Oliver Burke | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
CF David McGoldrick | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐Ÿ” |

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SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” CF Keinan Davis | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for M Conor Hourihane | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | 62' |

SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” | CB Ethan Ampadu | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | for CF David McGoldrick | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | 31โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | M Ben Osborn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for M John Fleck | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | 63โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | CF Oliver McBurnie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | for CB Chris Basham | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 68โ€™ |

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UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Jed Steer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Neil Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
CB Kortney Hause | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Ahmed Elmohamady | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ |
M Marvelous Nakamba | ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ผ |
W Anwar El Ghazi | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Wes Foderingham | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Jack Robinson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Oliver Norwood | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |
CF Billy Sharp | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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SQUAD STATS

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1st XI Cost: ยฃ138.15m
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 : 7/11
Homegrown: 1/11
Subs Cost: ยฃ0.00m
Team Cost: ยฃ138.15m
Squad Cost: ยฃ161.23m
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 : 11/18
Homegrown: 1/18

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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GK Emiliano Martรญnez | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ19.58m |
GK Jed Steer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ0.49m |

RB Matty Cash | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ14.18m |
LB Matt Targett | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ14.04m |
RB Ahmed Elmohamady | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ | ยฃ0.99m |
LB Neil Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | Exchange |

CB Tyrone Mings | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ20.60m |
CB Ezri Konsa | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ11.97m |
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 John McGinn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ยฃ2.79m |
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 |

CF Ollie Watkins | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ27.72m |
CF Keinan Davis | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |

SQUAD STATS

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1st XI Cost: ยฃ49.63m
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 : 7/11
Homegrown: โญ•/11
Subs Cost: ยฃ19.74m
Team Cost: ยฃ69.37m
Squad Cost: ยฃ71.86m
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 : 14/18
Homegrown: โญ•/18

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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Sheffield United arrive at Villa Park with a squad of 18 containing 14 home nations players as well as 3 from the Republic of Ireland. Just one player comes from further afield.

GK Aaron Ramsdale | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ17.60m |
GK Wes Foderingham | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |

RB George Baldock | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ0.64m |
LB Enda Stevens (ex) | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | Free |
LB Jack Robinson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |

CB John Egan | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ยฃ3.86m |
CB Jack Oโ€™Connell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |
CB Chris Basham | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |
CB Ethan Ampadu | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | Loan |

M Sander Berge | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด | ยฃ21.45m |
M Ben Osborn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ3.35m |
M Oliver Norwood | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | ยฃ1.89m |
M John Lundstram | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ0.48m |
M John Fleck | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | Free |

CF Oliver McBurnie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ยฃ16.39m |
CF Oliver Burke | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ยฃ5.60m |
CF Billy Sharp | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ0.60m |
CF David McGoldrick | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | Free |

UNAVAILABLE

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Injury | 3 |
GK Tom Heaton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Knee, ACL
CF Wesley | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | Knee, ACL
CB Bjรถrn Engels | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช | Thigh

Not Selected | 7 |
GK Lovre Kaliniฤ‡ | ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท |
GK ร˜rjan Nyland | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด |
RB Frรฉdรฉric Guilbert | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
M Henri Lansbury | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Bertrand Traorรฉ | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ซ |
W Jota | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
CF Mbwana Samatta | ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฟ |

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

๐ŸŸข GK Emiliano Martรญnez | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท |
๐ŸŸข RB Matty Cash | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Possession F | 72%
Possession A | 28%
Shots F | 18
Shots A | 4
Shots on Target F | 2
Shots on Target A | 1
Corners F | 10
Corners A | 4
Fouls F | 12
Fouls A | 12

MATCH QUOTES

"Ezri Konsaโ€™s second-half header proved decisive as Aston Villa overcame a resilient performance by Sheffield United, who played for 78 minutes with 10 men after the early dismissal of John Egan."

MATCH REPORT