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Game #5555

Aston Villa

Sunday, 8 November 2020

Won

6th (+2)

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ

Premier League

Arsenal

Attendance: Behind closed doors
(COVID-19)

Emirates Stadium

Arsenal

0-3

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | Ross Barkley | 72' | Jack Grealish | 75' |

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa bounce back from successive defeats to hammer Arsenal at the Emirates.

KEY MAN

Ollie Watkins hits a brace as Villa vanquish Arsenal, 8 November 2020

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MATCH TIMELINE

Sunday, 8 November 2020

โšฝ | 25โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Bakary Saka o.g.
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Arsenal 0-1 Aston Villa
โšฝ | 72โ€™ Goal, 2-0, Ollie Watkins, Assist by Ross Barkley
โšฝ | 75โ€™ Goal, 3-0, Ollie Watkins, Assist by Jack Grealish
๐Ÿ” | 88โ€™ Sub off, Trรฉzรฉguet, Sub on, Anwar El Ghazi
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Arsenal 0-3 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

22 Year old Brazilian international midfielder Douglas Luiz made his 50th appearance for Villa.

Villa had now won their first three away league games in a season for the first time in their history.

Ollie Watkins had now scored six goals in his first seven Premier League appearances for Villa. The only other players to net as many in their first seven Premier League matches for Villa were Dion Dublin (9) in 1998-99 and Dean Saunders (7) in 1992-93.

Villa became the third side in the history of the Premier League to win each of their first three away games in a season without conceding a goal after Chelsea in 2005-06 and Manchester City in 2015-16.

Aston Villa

European Cup / Champions League: ๐Ÿ†
UEFA Cup Winners Cup: โŒ
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

Arsenal

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
UEFA Cup Winners Cup: ๐Ÿ†
League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 2019-20

FIXTURE HISTORY

Arsenal

Previous 5 vs. Arsenal: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 2020-21 |
Matchday | #10 |
League Match | #7 |
Manager Game | #94 |
Sunday, 8 November 2020

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Dean Smith | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | West Bromwich, 2018-2021
Referee: Martin Atkinson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | West Riding, 2003-2022
Kick off: 7.15pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 1-0
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฉ 3-0
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ Won
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ

MANAGERIAL RECORD

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

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 94 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 40 ๐ŸŸจ | 19 ๐ŸŸฅ 35 | 1.48

Villa Career Form:

Top 8

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Martin Atkinson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | West Riding, 2003-2022
Matches Officiated: 41
๐ŸŸฉ : 16
๐ŸŸจ : 8
๐ŸŸฅ : 17
๐Ÿ†˜ : 4
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฉ 4 Oct 20, Villa 7-2 Liverpool (h)
Cards: None
Assistants: Constantine Hatzidakis, Nicholas Hopton

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

None

Arsenal

None

TEAM NEWS

Dean Smith makes one change from the team that lost to Southampton, replacing the injured Bertrand Traorรฉ with Trรฉzรฉguet.

Left back Neil Taylor returns to the bench after a 4 game absence, whilst Anwar El Ghazi returns after 2 games out of contention with centre back Bjรถrn Engels dropping out.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age: | 25.37 |
Oldest Player: GK Emiliano Martรญnez | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท | 28.20 |
Youngest Player: M Douglas Luiz | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | 22.52 |

MANAGER

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

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Aston Villa

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

MANAGER

Mikel Arteta | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |

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Arsenal

GK Bernd Leno | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช |
RB Hรฉctor Bellerรญn | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
CB Gabriel | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท |
CB Rob Holding | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Kieran Tierney | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
M Thomas Partey | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Mohamed Elneny | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ |
W Willian | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐Ÿ” |
W Bukayo Saka | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Alexandre Lacazette | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฆ |

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SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” W Anwar El Ghazi | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | for W Trรฉzรฉguet | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ | 88' |

SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” | M Dani Ceballos | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | for M Thomas Partey | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ | 46โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | CF Eddie Nketiah | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for W Willian | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | 65โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | W Nicolas Pรฉpรฉ | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ | for CF Alexandre Lacazette | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | 65โ€™ |

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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 |
RB Ahmed Elmohamady | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ |
M Conor Hourihane | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Marvelous Nakamba | ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ผ |
CF Keinan Davis | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Rรบnar Alex Rรบnarsson | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
CB David Luiz | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท |
M Granit Xhaka |๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ|
M Ainsley Maitland-Niles | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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SQUAD STATS

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1st XI Cost: ยฃ135.00m
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 : 8/11
Homegrown: 1/11
Subs Cost: ยฃ8.10m
Team Cost: ยฃ143.10m
Squad Cost: ยฃ158.53m
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 |

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 |
M Ross Barkley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Loan |

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: ยฃ231.97m
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 : 3/11
Homegrown: 1/11
Subs Cost: ยฃ72.00m
Team Cost: ยฃ303.97m
Squad Cost: ยฃ353.66m
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 : 5/18
Homegrown: 3/18

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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GK Bernd Leno | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช | ยฃ21.46m |
GK Rรบnar Alex Rรบnarsson | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธ | ยฃ1.72m |

LB Kieran Tierney | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ยฃ23.17m |
RB Hรฉctor Bellerรญn | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | ยฃ0.43m |
CB Gabriel | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ23.40m |
CB David Luiz | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ7.47m |
CB Rob Holding | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ2.70m |

M Thomas Partey | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ | ยฃ45.00m |
M Granit Xhaka |๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ| ยฃ40.50m |
M Mohamed Elneny | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ | ยฃ10.73m |
M Ainsley Maitland-Niles | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |
M Dani Ceballos | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | Loan |

W Nicolas Pรฉpรฉ | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ | ยฃ72.00m |
W Bukayo Saka | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |
W Willian | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | Free |

CF Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฆ | ยฃ57.38m |
CF Alexandre Lacazette | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ47.70m |
CF Eddie Nketiah | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |

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
W Bertrand Traorรฉ | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ซ | Groin

Not Selected | 5 |
GK Lovre Kaliniฤ‡ | ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท |
RB Frรฉdรฉric Guilbert | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
CB Bjรถrn Engels | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช |
CB Kortney Hause | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Henri Lansbury | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ 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

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Possession F | 41%
Possession A | 59%
Shots F | 15
Shots A | 13
Shots on Target F | 6
Shots on Target A | 2
Corners F | 8
Corners A | 3
Fouls F | 13
Fouls A | 11

MATCH QUOTES

*Two-goal scorer Ollie Watkins* *Sunday 8 November 2020* "It's a good three points here against a good side at the Emirates. We know they would pass and move it and we had to cut off the lines in midfield and I felt we did that and it gave us freedom to go and play. โ€‹"We've conceded a few goals the last couple of games and it's how you bounce back and we've done that tonight. โ€‹"I'm loving it [at Aston Villa]. There obviously may be some pressure, new signing and everyone wants you to perform but I just need to get my head down and get the goals." โ€‹How much more there is to come from Villa: "I think a lot, you've seen tonight and against Liverpool, we're a great side and we can beat anyone." "We came out and had a great start, the disallowed goal we were very unlucky for the offside. Against a great team, we had to get our shape right and we did that tonight. โ€‹On the disallowed goal: "To be fair I thought he was in the way of the keeper but I donโ€™t think he wouldโ€™ve saved it either way, I thought it was harsh. You know when it goes to VAR it's not good news but I thought we dealt with it well. โ€‹On relationships within team: "We work on it in training, Jack Grealish is unbelievable on the ball I just have to make a run and hopefully the ball will come and he does find me more often than not so just got to keep making the runs and the goals will come. โ€‹On whether he's reached full potential yet: "I think I have another level in the second half you saw what Iโ€™m about, getting the ball, setting and spinning and making defenders run towards their own goal, thatโ€™s what Iโ€™m about so hopefully the more I can do that the more goals I can score." --- *Villa boss Dean Smith* *Sunday 8 November 2020* "It's a really pleasing performance. Lots of facets to it. It was a good defensive shift from the whole team. We caused them problems with some of our counter attacking. โ€‹"We didn't want them to have a nice easy game where they could pass it where they wanted. They're a good team. โ€‹"A lot better than last season [on their away form]. We couldn't keep a clean sheet last season. We've kept three from three this time. โ€‹"We're a threat with them [the attacking players] in the team. Really pleasing. They're all blossoming really well but there's more to come from them." "We set the tone from the off - the ball went out for a throw-in and we showed intensity and that we were going to press them. From that throw-in we won the ball back and John McGinn scored a great goal which got chalked off. โ€‹"A big win at Leicester winning 1-0, it's a tough league so wherever you go it's tough. Coming here is tough, we knew we had to be at our best without the ball. That's what pleased me the most and we could've scored more. We created some great chances from our ball carrying skills with Jack Grealish and Ross Barkley and Trezequet and Ollie Watkins' non-stop running. โ€‹"We weren't satisfied with how last season ended, we finished 17th - we know that first season is always tough. We've added some quality to the squad, five players have come in which makes us look a strong team - we're competitive and that's where we want to be. You have to be in this league because it's tough as we found out against Southampton and Leeds before this game. โ€‹"I think good players always click, they get on a wavelength quickly and they look like they're on that wavelength together. You can't underestimate the work they do off the ball as well. โ€‹"We have to take each game as it comes and that's all we can do and want to do. We won our first four of the season and got our first bloody nose against Leeds so it can happen if you're not at it and the players know it that you have to be at it right from the off." Dean Smith on the (lack of) five substitutes rule: "I've only made one change in the 88th minute today - for me the intensity was there for my players and we don't have the biggest squad in the world so we have to manage our players. โ€‹"I can sympathise with teams in Europe but there's some big squads out there and I've made my feelings known from the off that I thought we were right to stay with the three subs rule and now we've started with it we should certainly continue with it." ---

MATCH REPORT