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Game #5560

Aston Villa

Sunday, 20 December 2020

Won

9th (+2)

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ

Premier League

West Bromwich Albion

Attendance: Behind closed doors
(COVID-19)

The Hawthorns

West Brom

0-3

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | Bertrand Traorรฉ | 5' | Jack Grealish | 84' |

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa's away day form continues as they win on the road for the fifth time in six as Albion are shredded at the Hawthorns.

KEY MAN

Bertrand Traorรฉ strikes as Villa cruise to victory, 20 December 2020

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MATCH TIMELINE

Sunday, 20 December 2020

โšฝ | 5โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Anwar El Ghazi, Assist by Bertrand Traorรฉ
๐ŸŸฅ | 35โ€™ Sending off, (West Bromwich Albion), Jake Livermore
๐ŸŸจ | 39โ€™ Booking, Kortney Hause for a bad foul
๐Ÿ•’ | HT West Bromwich Albion 0-1 Aston Villa
๐ŸŸจ | 65โ€™ Booking, Tyrone Mings for a bad foul
โšฝ | 84โ€™ Goal, 2-0, Bertrand Traorรฉ, Assist by Jack Grealish
โšฝ | 88โ€™ Goal, 3-0, Anwar El Ghazi (pen)
๐Ÿ•’ | FT West Bromwich Albion 0-3 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

After failing to score with 8 shots against Burnley in Thursday's stalemate at Villa Park, Anwar El Ghazi scores with his first shot in the fifth minute - his fifteenth goal for Villa on his 84th appearance.

Villa had now kept seven clean sheets in the League this season, the most of any side - and as many as they kept in the entirety of the 2019-20 campaign.

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

West Bromwich Albion

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
League Champions: ๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 1967-68

FIXTURE HISTORY

West Bromwich Albion

Previous 5 vs. Albion: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 2020-21 |
Matchday | #15 |
League Match | #12 |
Manager Game | #99 |
Sunday, 20 December 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 Won
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 3-0
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ

MANAGERIAL RECORD

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

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 99 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 42 ๐ŸŸจ | 20 ๐ŸŸฅ 37 | 1.47

Villa Career Form:

Top 8

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Martin Atkinson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | West Riding, 2003-2022
Matches Officiated: 42
๐ŸŸฉ : 17
๐ŸŸจ : 8
๐ŸŸฅ : 17
๐Ÿ†˜ : 4
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฉ 8 Nov 20, Villa 3-0 Arsenal (a)
Cards: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ
Assistants: Lee Betts, Constantine Hatzidakis

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

West Bromwich Albion

๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ

TEAM NEWS

Midfielder Douglas Luiz and right back Matty Cash return after suspension with Marvelous Nakamba and Ahmed Elmohamady dropping to the bench. Ezri Konsa remains sidelined with illness whilst midfielder Ross Barkley and winger Trรฉzรฉguet miss out once more due to hamstring injuries.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age: | 25.48 |
Oldest Player: GK Emiliano Martรญnez | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท | 28.32 |
Youngest Player: M Douglas Luiz | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | 22.63 |

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 Kortney Hause | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
CB Tyrone Mings | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
LB Matt Targett | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M John McGinn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
M Douglas Luiz | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท |
M Jack Grealish | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
W Bertrand Traorรฉ | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ซ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ | โšฝ |
W Anwar El Ghazi | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | โšฝ | โšฝ |
CF Ollie Watkins | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

MANAGER

Sam Allardyce | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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West Bromwich Albion

GK Sam Johnstone (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Darnell Furlong | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Semi Ajayi | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ |
CB Dara Oโ€™Shea | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
LB Kieran Gibbs | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Jake Livermore | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸฅ |
M Conor Gallagher | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Romaine Sawyers | ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ณ |
W Matt Phillips | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
W Grady Diangana | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Karlan Grant | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ” |

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SUBSTITUTES

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No Substitutions Made

SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” | CF Charlie Austin | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for W Matt Phillips | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | 78โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | CB Branislav Ivanoviฤ‡ | ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธ | for W Grady Diangana | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 78โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | CF Callum Robinson (ex) | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | for CF Karlan Grant | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 83โ€™ |

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UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Jed Steer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Bjรถrn Engels | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช |
RB Ahmed Elmohamady | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ |
RB Frรฉdรฉric Guilbert | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
LB Neil Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
M Marvelous Nakamba | ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ผ |
M Conor Hourihane | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Jacob Ramsey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Keinan Davis | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK David Button | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Cรฉdric Kiprรฉ | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ |
RB Lee Peltier | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Filip Krovinovic | ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท |
M Kyle Edwards | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Kamil Grosicki | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ |

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SQUAD STATS

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1st XI Cost: ยฃ141.39m
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: ยฃ141.39m
Squad Cost: ยฃ168.52m
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 : 11/20
Homegrown: 2/20

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 |
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 Bjรถrn Engels | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช | ยฃ7.20m |
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 |
CF Keinan Davis | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |

SQUAD STATS

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1st XI Cost: ยฃ60.00m
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: โญ•/11
Subs Cost: ยฃ2.69m
Team Cost: ยฃ62.69m
Squad Cost: ยฃ65.39m
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 : 12/20
Homegrown: 1/20

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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GK Sam Johnstone (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ6.30m |
GK David Button | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ0.94m |

LB Kieran Gibbs | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ6.44m |
RB Darnell Furlong | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ1.46m |
RB Lee Peltier | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |

CB Semi Ajayi | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ | ยฃ1.42m |
CB Cรฉdric Kiprรฉ | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ | ยฃ0.94m |
CB Dara Oโ€™Shea | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | Free |
CB Branislav Ivanoviฤ‡ | ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธ | Free |

M Jake Livermore | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ9.87m |
M Romaine Sawyers | ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ณ | ยฃ2.75m |
M Kyle Edwards | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |
M Conor Gallagher | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Loan |
M Filip Krovinovic | ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท | Loan |

W Grady Diangana | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ12.00m |
W Matt Phillips | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ยฃ5.60m |
W Kamil Grosicki | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ | ยฃ0.82m |

CF Karlan Grant | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ14.16m |

CF Charlie Austin | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ2.69m |
CF Callum Robinson (ex) | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | Loan |

UNAVAILABLE

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Injury | 5 |
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
CB Ezri Konsa | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Illness

Not Selected | 1 |
GK Lovre Kaliniฤ‡ | ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท |

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 | 67%
Possession A | 33%
Shots F | 19
Shots A | 1
Shots on Target F | 10
Shots on Target A | 1
Corners F | 7
Corners A | 1
Fouls F | 8
Fouls A | 14

MATCH QUOTES

Post Match *Villa boss Dean Smith* *Sunday, 20 December 2020* โ€œA very good performance again, following on from Burnley and West Ham when we came away with nothing. To win three games away form home 3-0 shows we are in a good place. โ€œWe started really well and expected that against a side with a new manager bounce. Our energy levels were there to see we controlled it form start to finish. โ€œYou cannot lunge and Jake Livermore is frustrated he has been fouled and lunges in. He catches Jack Grealish on the calf and by the letter of the law it is a red. It was a bit of red mist, you cannot tackle like that. โ€œJack was fantastic and he looks like he is playing on the playground with his mates. His balance is incredible, he is so hard to knock off the ball. โ€œThere were times last season when the opposition went down to 10 men and we tried to force it but we were patient. We missed a number of chance to make it 2-0. The offside call for Ollie Watkins was very marginal. I donโ€™t think they has a shot on goal against us all game. โ€œAnwar El Ghaziโ€™s performance levels were good against Burnley and did well tonight and scored two goals.โ€ --- *Two goal hero Anwar El Ghazi* *Sunday, 20 December 2020* โ€œAmazing night for me and Aston Villa, another derby we have won. I am proud and happy. โ€œAgainst Burnley we were unlucky and I was a bit upset and played a good game against them and should have scored two. I could have done something against West Brom and I did. โ€œWe had space in the second half and it could have been faster but it is a good result. โ€œBefore the red card it was easier and after they sat back, playing on the counter so it was harder. โ€œBertrand Traore scored an amazing goal and we have learnt from last season. Aston Villa were afraid and shaky but we have to keep working hard and looking forward to what the season brings us.โ€ --- *Goalscorer Bertrand Traorรฉ* *Sunday, 20 December 2020* โ€œWe drew against Burnley, it was not good enough but we took positive things and created a lot of chances. Tonight we were clinical at the right end of the field. โ€œI was waiting for the first goal and happy to get that. The early assist gave me confidence and showed me how I have to go through the game. โ€œWe need to stay focused on our own goal and object of staying up, then we want to do great things for the club and the fans.โ€ ---

MATCH REPORT