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Game #5558

Aston Villa

Saturday, 12 December 2020

Won

10th (-)

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ

Premier League

Wolverhampton Wanderers

Attendance: Behind closed doors
(COVID-19)

Molineux

Wolves

0-1

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | None

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa turn the tables and score a last minute pen to beat Wolves at Molineux.

KEY MAN

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 12 December 2020

๐ŸŸจ | 14โ€™ Booking, Douglas Luiz for a bad foul | 14โ€™ |
๐ŸŸจ | 29โ€™ Booking, Matty Cash for a bad foul | 29โ€™ |
๐ŸŸจ | 30โ€™ Booking, John McGinn for a bad foul | 30โ€™ |
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Wolverhampton Wanderers 0-0 Aston Villa
๐Ÿ” | 75โ€™ Sub off, Bertrand Traorรฉ, Sub on, Anwar El Ghazi
๐ŸŸจ | 81โ€™ Booking, Matt Targett for a bad foul | 81โ€™ |
๐ŸŸจ | 82โ€™ Booking, Ezri Konsa for a bad foul | 82โ€™ |
๐ŸŸจ | 85โ€™ Booking, Douglas Luiz for a bad foul | 85โ€™ |
๐ŸŸฅ | 85โ€™ Sending off, Douglas Luiz for two bookings | 85โ€™ |
๐ŸŸจ | 88โ€™ Booking, Jack Grealish for a bad foul | 88โ€™ |
๐ŸŸฅ | 90โ€™ Sending off, (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Joรฃo Moutinho
โšฝ | 90+4 Goal, 1-0, Anwar El Ghazi (pen)
๐Ÿ” | 90โ€™+7โ€™ Sub off, Jacob Ramsey, Sub on, Marvelous Nakamba
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Wolverhampton Wanderers 0-1 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Midfielder Jacob Ramsey starts his first Premier League game aged 19.

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

Wolverhampton Wanderers

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 1979-80

FIXTURE HISTORY

Wolverhampton Wanderers

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

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 2020-21 |
Matchday | #13 |
League Match | #10 |
Manager Game | #97 |
Saturday, 12 December 2020

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Dean Smith | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | West Bromwich, 2018-2021
Referee: Mike Dean | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Wirral, 1997-2022
Kick off: 12.30pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 0-0
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฉ Won
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 1-0
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ

MANAGERIAL RECORD

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

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 97 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 41 ๐ŸŸจ | 19 ๐ŸŸฅ 37 | 1.46

Villa Career Form:

Top 8

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Mike Dean | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Wirral, 1997-2022 ๐Ÿ†˜
Matches Officiated: 53
๐ŸŸฉ : 18
๐ŸŸจ : 16
๐ŸŸฅ : 19
๐Ÿ†˜ : 6
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฉ 28 Jan 20, Villa 2-1 Leicester (h) ๐Ÿ†˜
Cards: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ
Assistants: Darren Cann, Mark Scholes

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Wolverhampton Wanderers

๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

TEAM NEWS

Dean Smith makes two changes with 19 year old midfielder Jacob Ramsey given his first Premier League start in place of Conor Hourihane who in turn was cover for the injured Ross Barkley. Hourihane drops to the bench.

โ€‹Winger Bertrand Traorรฉ replaces the injured Trรฉzรฉguet in the line up with right back Frรฉdรฉric Guilbert making the league squad for the first time this season and centre back Kortney Hause returning after injury.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age: | 24.70 |
Oldest Player: GK Emiliano Martรญnez | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท | 28.30 |
Youngest Player: M Jacob Ramsey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 19.56 |

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 | ๐ŸŸจ |
CB Tyrone Mings | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Ezri Konsa | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
LB Matt Targett | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Douglas Luiz | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐ŸŸฅ |
M John McGinn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Jacob Ramsey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Jack Grealish | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
W Bertrand Traorรฉ | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ซ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Ollie Watkins | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

MANAGER

Nuno Espรญrito Santo | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น |

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Wolverhampton Wanderers

GK Rui Patrรญcio | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น |
LB Marรงal | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท |
CB Conor Coady | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Romain Saรฏss | ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆ |
RB Nรฉlson Semedo | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น |
M Joรฃo Moutinho | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐ŸŸฅ |
M Leander Dendoncker | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ” |
W Pedro Neto | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น |
W Daniel Podence | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น |
W Adama Traorรฉ (ex) | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | ๐ŸŸจ |
CF Fรกbio Silva | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น |

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SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” W Anwar El Ghazi | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | โšฝ | for W Bertrand Traorรฉ | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ซ | 75' |
๐Ÿ” M Marvelous Nakamba | ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ผ | for M Jacob Ramsey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 90'+7 |

SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” | M Rรบben Neves | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น | for M Leander Dendoncker | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช | 80โ€™ |

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UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Jed Steer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Kortney Hause | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Frรฉdรฉric Guilbert | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
RB Ahmed Elmohamady | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ |
M Conor Hourihane | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK John Ruddy | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Rayan Ait Nouri | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
CB Willy Boly | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ |
CB Max Kilman | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Vitinha | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น |
M Owen Otasowie | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |

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SQUAD STATS

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1st XI Cost: ยฃ142.56m
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: 2/11
Subs Cost: ยฃ18.90m
Team Cost: ยฃ161.46m
Squad Cost: ยฃ173.29m
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 : 10/18
Homegrown: 2/18

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 Frรฉdรฉric Guilbert | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ4.50m |
RB Ahmed Elmohamady | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ | ยฃ0.99m |

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 |
M Jacob Ramsey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |

W Bertrand Traorรฉ | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ซ | ยฃ16.56m |
W Anwar El Ghazi | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | ยฃ8.10m |

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

SQUAD STATS

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1st XI Cost: ยฃ157.06m
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 : 1/11
Homegrown: โญ•/11
Subs Cost: ยฃ16.11m
Team Cost: ยฃ173.17m
Squad Cost: ยฃ193.96m
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 : 3/18
Homegrown: โญ•/18

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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GK Rui Patrรญcio | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น | ยฃ15.45m |
GK John Ruddy | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |

RB Nรฉlson Semedo | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น | ยฃ28.80m |
LB Rayan Ait Nouri | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ9.99m |
LB Fernando Marรงal de Oliveira | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ1.80m |

CB Willy Boly | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ | ยฃ10.80m |
CB Romain Saรฏss | ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆ | ยฃ3.60m |
CB Conor Coady | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ2.52m |
CB Max Kilman | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |

M Rรบben Neves | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น | ยฃ16.11m |
M Leander Dendoncker | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช | ยฃ12.42m |
M Joรฃo Moutinho | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น | ยฃ5.04m |
M Owen Otasowie | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | Free |
M Vitinha | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น | Loan |

W Adama Traorรฉ (ex) | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | ยฃ18.00m |
W Daniel Castelo Podence | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น | ยฃ17.64m |
W Pedro Lomba Neto | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น | ยฃ15.79m |

CF Fรกbio Silva | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น | ยฃ36.00m |

UNAVAILABLE

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Injury | 4 |
GK Tom Heaton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Knee, ACL
CF Wesley | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | Knee, ACL
M Ross Barkley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Hamstring
W Trรฉzรฉguet | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ | Hamstring

Not Selected | 4 |
GK Lovre Kaliniฤ‡ | ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท |
LB Neil Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
CB Bjรถrn Engels | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช |
CF Keinan Davis | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Unregistered | 1 |
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 | 49%
Possession A | 51%
Shots F | 13
Shots A | 16
Shots on Target F | 2
Shots on Target A | 7
Corners F | 8
Corners A | 5
Fouls F | 15
Fouls A | 23

MATCH QUOTES

*Villa boss Dean Smith* *Saturday 12 December 2020* "I wouldn't mind the job at Stockley Park, with my slippers on like they seem to have there. "I am pleased with the start we have had, this was a tough game and we deserved a point but kept competing and got the win. "There was only the Leeds game that we deserved to get beaten this season. Ten games in this season and if you deserve to get something out of nine, you are doing well." "A very good win, it is the best way to leave it late because there is less chance for them to bring it back. โ€‹"Wolves had a couple of good spells when our goalkeeper made some good saves but to go down to 10 men and win the penalty was excellent. To get the goal and clean sheet here is excellent. "We don't get too many penalties, Anwar El Ghazi took it in the 6-1 loss at Manchester City so it was between him and Jack Grealish. โ€œThere was not much in the cautions but Mike Dean decided a lot of them were. John McGinn's was just a foul in the game. He made it a bit of a local derby without the supporters here, we competed very well. "We are without two players now, Matty Cash's fifth yellow card of the season and Douglas Luiz after he jumped for the ball. There was not a consistency about the decisions." --- โ€‹*Aston Vila match-winner Anwar El Ghazi* *Saturday 12 December 2020* "Absolutely amazing, we worked hard in this match, we had a week off and prepared very well in training, everyone was on it. We deserved it because we showed mentality that we did not have last season and we have got it this season. We are all happy now. โ€‹"It is amazing, I try to do everything I can, if I can replay the hard work I am pleased to help the team and club. "I practice penalties a lot, even if I am not playing. If you practice a lot, it is something you get used to. I did not feel a lot of pressure to be honest. "I appreciate Jack Grealish gave it to me, but he knows my capabilities, it shows he is a really good guy to give it to me. "We know Wolves are a very good team, tactically very strong, have very good players and we knew it was going to be a tough game, "We started very well this season and I am looking forward to seeing what the season brings us, we are ready. "Emiliano Martinez was unbelievable, even in training it is so hard to score against him. He showed his quality today." ---

MATCH REPORT