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Game #5561

Aston Villa

Saturday, 26 December 2020

Won

7th (+2)

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ

Premier League

Crystal Palace

Attendance: Behind closed doors
(COVID-19)

Villa Park

Aston Villa

3-0

Crystal Palace

Assist(s) | Ollie Watkins | 76' |

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa make it successive 3-0 wins as despite being down to ten men they easily dispatch Palace.

KEY MAN

Kortney Hause doubles 10-man Villa's lead over Palace, 26 December 2020

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 26 December 2020

โšฝ | 5โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Bertrand Traorรฉ
๐ŸŸจ | 39โ€™ Booking, Tyrone Mings
๐ŸŸจ | 44โ€™ Booking, Tyrone Mings for a bad foul
๐ŸŸฅ | 44โ€™ Sending off, Tyrone Mings for two bookings
๐Ÿ” | 45โ€™+4 Sub off, W Bertrand Traorรฉ, Sub on CB Ezri Konsa
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 1-0 Crystal Palace
โšฝ | 66โ€™ Goal, 2-0, Kortney Hause
โšฝ | 76โ€™ Goal, 3-0, Anwar El Ghazi, Assist by Ollie Watkins
๐Ÿ” | 86โ€™ Sub off, Anwar El Ghazi, Sub on, Ahmed Elmohamady
๐Ÿ” | 90โ€™+1 Sub off, Douglas Luiz, Sub on, Jacob Ramsey
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 3-0 Crystal Palace

ON THIS DAY

Captain Jack Grealish makes his 200th appearance for Villa since making his debut in the 2013-14 season under Paul Lambert.

Villa boss Dean Smith takes charge of his 100th game since his appointment in October 2018.

Tyrone Mings receives his second red card for Villa in 68 appearances, his first coming in the 2018-19 Championship campaign against Rotherham United which also occurred in the first half of the match and which Villa went on to win 2-1.

Villa secure 3-0 wins in successive matches.

Emiliano Martรญnez secures his 8th clean sheet in 13 League games - the most of any team in the league this season.

Tyrone Mings's sending off was the fourth red card Villa have received in a Boxing Day fixture since 1994 - more than any other team. It follows Andy Townsend in the 0-0 draw with Arsenal in 1994, Michael Oakes in 2-1 defeat to Blackburn Rovers in 1998 that knocked Villa off the top of the table and Zat Knight in the 4-4 draw with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in 2007.

Villa's points haul of 25 after 13 games is their strongest start to a top flight campaign since 1998-99 under John Gregory when Villa topped the Premier League table with 27 points from 13 games.

Villa have now not conceded in four consecutive league games.

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

Crystal Palace

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
League Champions: โŒ
FA Cup Winners: โŒ
League Cup Winners: โŒ
Last Trophy: โŒ

FIXTURE HISTORY

Crystal Palace

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

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 2020-21 |
Matchday | #16 |
League Match | #13 |
Manager Game | #100 |
Saturday, 26 December 2020

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Dean Smith | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | West Bromwich, 2018-2021
Referee:ย Anthony Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Wythenshaw, 2006-
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 1-0
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฉ Won
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 3-0
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ

MANAGERIAL RECORD

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

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 100 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 43 ๐ŸŸจ | 20 ๐ŸŸฅ 37 | 1.49

Villa Career Form:

Top 8

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee:ย Anthony Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Wythenshaw, 2006- ๐Ÿ†˜
Matches Officiated: 23
๐ŸŸฉ : 8
๐ŸŸจ : 4
๐ŸŸฅ : 11
๐Ÿ†˜ : 4
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸจ 16 Jul 20, Villa 1-1 Everton (a)
Cards: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ
Assistants: Adam Nunn, James Mainwaring

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Crystal Palace

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

TEAM NEWS

Dean Smith, in his 100th match in charge of Villa, names an unchanged team from the side that ripped apart West Bromwich Albion in the previous game. Ezri Konsa returns to the squad after illness however midfielder Ross Barkley and winger Trรฉzรฉguet miss out once more due to hamstring injuries.

โ€‹Captain Jack Grealish makes his 200th appearance for the club.

โ€‹Tom Heaton returns to the squad after nearly 12 months out since the ACL injury he suffered on New Years Day 2020.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age: | 25.50 |
Oldest Player: GK Emiliano Martรญnez | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท | 28.33 |
Youngest Player: M Douglas Luiz | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | 22.65 |

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 | โšฝ |
CB Tyrone Mings | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐ŸŸฅ |
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 | ๐Ÿ” |
M Jack Grealish | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Bertrand Traorรฉ | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ซ | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ” |
W Anwar El Ghazi | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Ollie Watkins | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |

MANAGER

Roy Hodgson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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Crystal Palace

GK Vicente Guaita | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
RB Joel Ward | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
CB Scott Dann | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Patrick van Aanholt | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
M Cheikhou Kouyatรฉ | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณ |
M Luka Milivojeviฤ‡ | ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Jeffrey Schlupp | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ | ๐Ÿ” |
M James McArthur | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
W Eberechi Eze | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
W Wilfried Zaha | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ | ๐ŸŸจ |
CF Christian Benteke (ex) | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช |

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SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” CB Ezri Konsa | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for W Bertrand Traorรฉ | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ซ | 45'+4 |
๐Ÿ” RB Ahmed Elmohamady | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ | for W Anwar El Ghazi | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | 86' |
๐Ÿ” M Jacob Ramsey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for M Douglas Luiz | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | 90'+1 |

SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” | M Jairo Riedewald | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | for M Luka Milivojeviฤ‡ | ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธ | 69โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | CF Michy Batshuayi | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช | for M James McArthur | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | 75โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | W Andros Townsend | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for M Jeffrey Schlupp | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ | 82โ€™ |

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UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Tom Heaton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Neil Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
RB Frรฉdรฉric Guilbert | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
M Marvelous Nakamba | ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ผ |
M Conor Hourihane | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CF Keinan Davis | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Jack Butland | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB James Tomkins | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Nathaniel Clyne | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Tyrick Mitchell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M James McCarthy | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CF Jordan Ayew (ex) | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ |

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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: ยฃ12.96m
Team Cost: ยฃ154.35m
Squad Cost: ยฃ180.72m
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: 2/20

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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GK Emiliano Martรญnez | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ19.58m |
GK Tom Heaton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ7.92m |

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 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 |
CF Keinan Davis | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |

SQUAD STATS

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1st XI Cost: ยฃ101.86m
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 : 4/11
Homegrown: โญ•/11
Subs Cost: ยฃ21.49m
Team Cost: ยฃ123.35m
Squad Cost: ยฃ140.22m
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 : 9/20
Homegrown: 1/20

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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GK Jack Butland | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ0.99m |
GK Vicente Guaita | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | Free |

LB Patrick van Aanholt | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | ยฃ9.00m |
RB Joel Ward | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ0.58m |
LB Tyrick Mitchell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |
RB Nathaniel Clyne | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |

CB James Tomkins | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ10.53m |
CB Scott Dann | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ1.57m |

M Eberechi Eze ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ16.02m |
M Luka Milivojevic | ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธ | ยฃ13.59m |
M Jeffrey Schlupp | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ | ยฃ12.42m |
M Cheikhou Kouyatรฉ | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณ | ยฃ9.63m |
M Jairo Riedewald | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | ยฃ8.10m |
M James McArthur | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ยฃ7.55m |
M James McCarthy | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ยฃ2.83m |

W Andros Townsend | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ13.39m |
W Wilfred Zaha | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ | ยฃ3.42m |

CF Christian Benteke (ex) | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช | ยฃ28.08m |
CF Jordan Ayew (ex) | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ | ยฃ2.52m |
CF Michy Batshuayi | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช | Loan |

UNAVAILABLE

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Injury | 3 |
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 | 3 |
GK Jed Steer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
GK Lovre Kaliniฤ‡ | ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท |
CB Bjรถrn Engels | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช |

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 | 39%
Possession A | 61%
Shots F | 21
Shots A | 13
Shots on Target F | 10
Shots on Target A | 6
Corners F | 4
Corners A | 4
Fouls F | 18
Fouls A | 17

MATCH QUOTES

*Villa boss Dean Smith* *Saturday, 26 December 2020* โ€‹ "It was a tremendous performance" "After going down to 10 men, I thought our counter-attacking looked scary at times.: "It's important to get the balance right, in terms of when to attack and when to press, especially after going down to 10 men. I thought we did that really well. There's a maturity to the players now and we have come a long way in a short space of time." "I thought the first yellow card was pathetic, Tyrone is stopping himself from getting attacked and gets a yellow card for it. With the second one, it looks like there is a foul just before Tyrone commits the foul - so they are two very soft yellow cards." "I wanted the Christmas present of a good performance and I certainly got that and a good result as well." "Our counter-attacking threat was there for all to see. We created numerous opportunities." "Unfortunately Tyrone gets sent off but I said at half-time there was nobody better to lead the line with 10 men than Ollie Watkins and I thought he was outstanding." --- *Villa centre forward Ollie Watkins* "A massive win, it's always hard going a man down.You have to press at the right times and be structured as a team and I feel like we did that. "First of all we reacted well โ€“ Tyrone Mings was unlucky. I don't know what happened for the first yellow but these things happen and we coped with it well and we didnโ€™t look back. We didnโ€™t sit deep we kept going forward. "It wasn't my day in front of goal but Iโ€™m trying to do everything right Iโ€™m getting in the positions and hitting the bar and the post but at least Iโ€™m getting the chances so I think one of them will fall for me eventually."

MATCH REPORT