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Game #5564

Friday, 8 January 2021

Attendance: Behind closed doors


FA Cup 3rd Round

3rd Round


Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ

Villa Park

Villa field their youngest line up in their history as sixteen players make their debuts and impress against a full strength Liverpool side.

Aston Villa



Assist(s) | Callum Rowe | 41' |


Louie Barry slots in on debut as Villa make history, 8 January 2021




๐ŸŸข | 1โ€™ Debut, รkos ร“nodi, Callum Rowe, Dominic Revan, Mungo Bridge, Lamare Bogarde, Jake Walker, Kaine Kesler-Hayden, Ben Chrisene, Mamadou Dialla Sylla, Arjan Raikhy, Louie Barry
๐Ÿฅ… | 4โ€™ Goal, 0-1, (Liverpool), Sadio Manรฉ
โšฝ | 41โ€™ Goal, 1-1, Louie Barry, Assist by Callum Rowe
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 1-1 Liverpool
๐Ÿฅ… | 60โ€™ Goal, 1-2, (Liverpool), Georginio Wijnaldum
๐Ÿ” | 61โ€™ Sub off, Ben Chrisene, Sub on, Brad Young ๐ŸŸข ๐Ÿ”ด
๐Ÿฅ… | 63โ€™ Goal, 1-3, (Liverpool), Sadio Manรฉ
๐Ÿฅ… | 65โ€™ Goal, 1-4, (Liverpool), Mohamed Salah
๐Ÿ” | 65โ€™ Sub off, Arjan Raikhy ๐Ÿ”ด, Sub on, Harrison Sohna ๐ŸŸข ๐Ÿ”ด
๐Ÿ” | 66โ€™ Sub off, Lamare Bogarde, Sub on, Hayden Lindley ๐ŸŸข ๐Ÿ”ด
๐Ÿ” | 75โ€™ Sub off, Callum Rowe ๐Ÿ”ด, Sub on, Sil Swinkels ๐ŸŸข
๐Ÿ” | 75โ€™ Sub off, Jake Walker ๐Ÿ”ด, Sub on, Teddy Rowe ๐ŸŸข
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 1-4 Liverpool


Villa handed debuts to 11 players in the starting line up for only the second time in their history with the first having come in their first ever FA Cup game on Saturday, 13 December 1879 against Stafford Road.

Villa handed debuts to 16 players in total - their most ever in a professional fixture.

Villa fielded their youngest ever side with the starting line up having an average age of 18.80 years.

รkos ร“nodi, Callum Rowe, Dominic Revan, Mungo Bridge, Lamare Bogarde, Jake Walker, Kaine Kesler-Hayden, Ben Chrisene, Mamadou Dialla Sylla, Arjan Raikhy, Louie Barry, Harrison Sohna, M Hayden Lindley, Sil Swinkels and Teddy Rowe made their debuts for Villa.

Meanwhile Oliwer Zych, Taylor Jay-Hart, Michael Tait and Frankie Ealing made their first squad appearances for Villa.

It would be the only appearance for the club for รkos ร“nodi, Callum Rowe, Dominic Revan, Mungo Bridge, Jake Walker, Mamadou Dialla Sylla, Arjan Raikhy, Harrison Sohna and Hayden Lindley. Whilst Michael Tait made his only squad appearance for Villa as an unused substitute.

Louie Barry scored his first goal for Villa, on debut, aged 17.

Aston Villa

European Cup / Champions League: ๐Ÿ†
UEFA Cup / Europa League: 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


European Cup / Champions League: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†
UEFA Cup / Europa League: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†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† ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 2019-20



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


Season | 2020-21 |
Matchday | #19 |
Manager Game | #1 |
Friday, 8 January 2021


Manager: Mark Delaney (Caretaker) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | Haverfordwest, 2021
Referee: Craig Pawson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Sheffield & Hallam, 2008-
Kick off: 7.45pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 1-1
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฅ Lost
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 1-4
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ


Referee: Craig Pawson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Sheffield & Hallam, 2008-
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฅ 27 Jun 20, Villa 0-1 Wolves (h)
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ
Assistants: Stuart Burt, Richard West






Craig Pawson


Following the placement of Dean Smith and the Villa first team squad into quarantine due to the COVID-19 outbreak at Bodymoor Heath responsibility for leading the team for the FA Cup tie with Liverpool was handed to Mark Delaney using his Under 23 squad and members of Sean Verityโ€™s Under 18 squad.

โ€‹In all, 14 Villa staff - including 10 first team players - have tested positive as of Thursday, 7 January 2021 with further testing pending.


Starting XI Average Age: | 18.80 |
Oldest Player: LB Callum Rowe | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 21.37 |
Youngest Player: M Ben Chrisene | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 16.98 |



Mark Delaney | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |

Jรผrgen Klopp | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช |

Aston Villa

GK รkos ร“nodi | ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บ | ๐ŸŸข | ๐Ÿ”ด |
LB Callum Rowe | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸข | ๐Ÿ”ฅ | ๐Ÿ”ด | ๐Ÿ” |
CB Dominic Revan | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸข | ๐Ÿ”ด |
CB Mungo Bridge | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸข | ๐Ÿ”ด |
CB Lamare Bogarde | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | ๐ŸŸข | ๐Ÿ” |
RB Jake Walker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸข | ๐Ÿ”ด | ๐Ÿ” |
RB Kaine Kesler-Hayden | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸข |
M Ben Chrisene | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸข | ๐Ÿ” |
M Mamadou Dialla Sylla | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | ๐ŸŸข | ๐Ÿ”ด |
M Arjan Raikhy | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸข | ๐Ÿ”ด | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Louie Barry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸข | โšฝ |


GK Caoimhin Kelleher | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
RB Neco Williams | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
CB Rhys Williams | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Fabinho | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท |
M Georginio Wijnaldum | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | โšฝ |
M James Milner (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Jordan Henderson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Curtis Jones | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ” |
W Takumi Minamino | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต | ๐Ÿ” |
W Sadio Manรฉ | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณ | โšฝ | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ” |
W Mohamed Salah | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ” |


๐Ÿ” CF Brad Young | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸข | ๐Ÿ”ด | for M Ben Chrisene | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 61' |
๐Ÿ” M Harrison Sohna | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸข | ๐Ÿ”ด | for M Arjan Raikhy | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 65' |
๐Ÿ” M Hayden Lindley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸข | ๐Ÿ”ด | for CB Lamare Bogarde | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | 66' |
๐Ÿ” CB Sil Swinkels | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | ๐ŸŸข | for LB Callum Rowe | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 75' |
๐Ÿ” M Teddy Rowe | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸข | for RB Jake Walker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 75' |


๐Ÿ” | M Thiago Alcรกntara | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | for M Jordan Henderson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 46โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | F Roberto Firmino | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | for M Curtis Jones | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 61โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | W Xherdan Shaqiri | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ | for W Takumi Minamino | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต | 61โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | M Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for W Sadio Manรฉ | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณ | 74โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | CF Divock Origi | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช | for W Mohamed Salah | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ | 74โ€™ |


GK Oliwer Zych | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
RB Frankie Ealing | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Taylor Jay-Hart | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Michael Tait | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |


GK Alisson | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท |
RB Trent Alexander-Arnold | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Andrew Robertson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
CB Nathaniel Phillips | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |


1st XI Cost: ยฃ0.90m
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: 10/11
Subs Cost: ยฃ0.00
Team Cost: ยฃ0.90m
Squad Cost: ยฃ0.90m
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 : 17/20
Homegrown: 19/20


GK รkos ร“nodi | ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บ | Youth |
GK Oliwer Zych | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ | Youth |

LB Callum Rowe | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |
RB Jake Walker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |
RB Kaine Kesler-Hayden | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |
RB Frankie Ealing | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |

CB Dominic Revan | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |
CB Mungo Bridge | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |
CB Lamare Bogarde | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | Youth |
CB Sil Swinkels | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | Youth |

M Ben Chrisene | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |
M Mamadou Dialla Sylla | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | Youth |
M Arjan Raikhy | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |
M Harrison Sohna | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |
M Hayden Lindley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |
M Teddy Rowe | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |
M Taylor Jay-Hart | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |
M Michael Tait | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |

CF Louie Barry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ0.90m |
CF Brad Young | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |


1st XI Cost: ยฃ162.83m
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 : 5/11
Homegrown: 4/11
Subs Cost: ยฃ114.36m
Team Cost: ยฃ277.19m
Squad Cost: ยฃ341.54m
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: 5/20


GK Alisson | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ56.25m |
GK Caoimhin Kelleher | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | Youth |

LB Andrew Robertson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ยฃ8.10m |
RB Trent Alexander-Arnold | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |
RB Neco Williams | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | Youth |

CB Rhys Williams | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | Youth |
CB Nathaniel Phillips | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |

M Fabinho | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ40.50m |
M Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ34.20m |
M Georginio Wijnaldum | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | ยฃ23.60m |
M Thiago Alcรกntara | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | ยฃ19.80m |
M Jordan Henderson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ16.20m |
M Curtis Jones | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |
M James Milner (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |

W Mohamed Salah | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ | ยฃ37.80m |
W Sadio Manรฉ | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณ | ยฃ37.08m |
W Xherdan Shaqiri | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ | ยฃ12.62m |
W Minamino | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต | ยฃ7.65m |

F Roberto Firmino | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ36.90m |
CF Divock Origi | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช | ยฃ10.84m |


Injury | 3 |
CF Wesley | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | Knee, ACL
W Trรฉzรฉguet | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ | Hamstring
CB Kortney Hause | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Foot

Covid-19 Isolation | 25 |
GK Emiliano Martรญnez | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท |
GK Tom Heaton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
GK Lovre Kaliniฤ‡ | ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท |
GK Jed Steer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Bjรถrn Engels | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช |
CB Tyrone Mings | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Ezri Konsa | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Matty Cash | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Matt Targett | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Ahmed Elmohamady | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ |
LB Neil Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
RB Frรฉdรฉric Guilbert | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
M Douglas Luiz | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท |
M John McGinn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
M Marvelous Nakamba | ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ผ |
M Jack Grealish | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Ross Barkley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Jacob Ramsey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Conor Hourihane | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Henri Lansbury | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Bertrand Traorรฉ | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ซ |
W Anwar El Ghazi | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
CF Ollie Watkins | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Keinan Davis | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Cameron Archer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |


Not Recorded

Player Abbreviations:

GK : Goalkeeper

LB, RB, FB : Left Back, Right Back, Full Back

CB, D : Centre Back, Defender

M, W : Midfielder. Winger

F, CF : Forward, Centre Forward

๐ŸŸข : Debut ๐Ÿ”ด : Final Game


โšฝ | Goal
๐Ÿ”ฅ | Assist
๐Ÿ” | Substitution

๐ŸŸจ | Booking

๐ŸŸฅ | Sending off

๐Ÿ†˜ | Poor refereeing performance


GK รkos ร“nodi | ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บ |
LB Callum Rowe | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Dominic Revan | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Mungo Bridge | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Lamare Bogarde | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
RB Jake Walker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Kaine Kesler-Hayden | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Ben Chrisene | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Mamadou Dialla Sylla | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
M Arjan Raikhy | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Brad Young | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Harrison Sohna | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Hayden Lindley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Sil Swinkels | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
M Teddy Rowe | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |


GK รkos ร“nodi | ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บ |
LB Callum Rowe | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Dominic Revan | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Mungo Bridge | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Jake Walker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Mamadou Dialla Sylla | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
M Arjan Raikhy | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Hayden Lindley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Harrison Sohna | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Brad Young | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |


Possession F | 17%
Possession A | 83%
Shots F | 2
Shots A | 29
Shots on Target F | 1
Shots on Target A | 13
Corners F | 2
Corners A | 18
Fouls F | 2
Fouls A | 7


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Pre Match
*Villa CEO Christian Purslow*
*Friday, 8 January 2021*

"We were in the middle of a very, very nasty out-of-control coronavirus outbreak in our club. The Premier League protocols are very simple and have actually been tightened with the turn for the worst across the nation with the more contagious form of the virus and we are being tested twice a week. In the course of two sets of testing this week we went from clear, to nine, to 14 (positive tests) in a six-day period which was obviously very alarming and we will see where we are next time. There will be more tests this weekend."

"I think it is an absolute dream of an opportunity for very young players to play against the Premier League, European and World champions tonight and I am jealous of those young guys. Mark Delaney will be taking charge, obviously nobody within our first team bubble will be anywhere near Liverpool or Villa Park tonight. It's a brilliant opportunity for young players and a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to play against Liverpool in the third round of the FA Cup. They will give their all for Villa.

"Our experience of this situation in the past two days has been a frightening scenario because we went from 100% negative on 1 January to 14 cases.

"We had a tricky day yesterday to try to find enough players who'd be able to represent the club tonight. The players were tested and the results came back this morning.

"These players have had no contact with any of the players in the first team. Many of them are so young their mums and dads will be dropping them off at Villa Park tonight."
*Villa caretaker boss Mark Delaney*
*Friday, 8 January 2021*

"I've been here 21 years, the way I understand the club is the way I put it to the players; You give 100 per cent for this club. You wear your heart on your sleeve for this club and you will get your rewards and fans and family will appreciate that.

"If you play at Villa Park and give your all the fans will back you all of the time. I try to instil that with the players. They're all technically gifted and they're all here for a reason but it's having that mental strength, desire and drive to be the best player you can be which fans will approve of."

"It's been a manic couple of days. The manager rang up on Thursday and said 'it looks like you might have to take the game'.

"There are excited boys in there. They're looking forward to it. This is the biggest opportunity you can have.

"At the start of every season we say you have to be ready for these opportunities. Today it's as a group which doesn't happen often.

"We're missing some of the under-23 players who were training with the first team.

"We can match them with attitude, desire and workrate and that's all I ask.

"We've just done the meeting with the gaffer. He's spoken to the players in the dressing room [on a call]."
Gabby Agbonlahor: "Ready if needed for one game only tomorrow."

Alan Hutton: "Iโ€™m also available if needed."

Gabby Agbonlahor: "I'll pick you up at 3pm mate, pre-match meal is at 4pm is that right @johnterry26?"
Post Match
*Liverpool midfielder James Milner*
*Friday, 8 January 2021*

"They're a good set of lads. They put a shift in. In the first half they got the goal to keep playing. We got the result in the end but not an ideal situation for our team.

"We had a situation where we got into areas but we didn't get the final ball - that has happened in the past few games.

"We needed to keep working hard and pushing things to get things right.

"We knew we had to do things better. We didn't get it right, especially for their goal.

"One of their lads said he hadn't played for two months."

โ€œStrange circumstances, but job done from our perspective. The young Villa side deserve all the plaudits - did themselves and their club proud tonight, along with my old teammate Mark Delaney.โ€

โ€œThey are good players - they are at Aston Villa or a reason - so every single time youโ€™re not quite there, youโ€™re going to get punished - and they did that.

โ€œThey took the goal and we had to lift ourselves again.โ€
*Liverpool boss Jรผrgen Klopp*
*Friday, 8 January 2021*

โ€‹โ€œThe kids did really well, thatโ€™s good, the boys did really well. Little Jamie Vardy (Louie Barry) was a proper threat.โ€
*Louie Barry*
*Friday, 8 January 2021*

"I knew I had it when I saw it... the ball in the back of the net is proudest I've been. Family screaming at the TV. I was just happy to score - hope I score many more.

"I was working very hard. When I celebrated everything came out of me. Relief. It was quite good.

"I've never been so proud of a team - from start to finish we gave it our all. Credit to ourselves and the club.

"I was cramping up a bit towards the end. You have to get used to it. With age comes physicality and good mentality."
*Villa boss Mark Delaney*
*Friday, 8 January 2021*

"We are all very proud as a club, as coaches and players. That was a monumental effort considering what the players have had to go through.

"We deserved to go in at 1-1. It was a good goal.

"We knew they'd have a lot of ball and the potential of conceding early goals. We reacted very well and stuck together. We didn't give them too much territory.

"We thought maybe one or two bits of quality and we might get something and we did. Three or four passes and a lovely through ball.

"We know Louie Barry is a goal scorer and he took it ever so well. We see it every day. To do it on this stage against a quality team, he showed real composure.

"We are a very young group in the 23s. We do concede early goals sometimes. We showed a togetherness."

โ€œThis is the most-excited Iโ€™ve been.

โ€œIโ€™m hugely passionate about the club. Iโ€™ve played here and coached here for a long time. Everythingโ€™s in the right place. Weโ€™ve got some fantastic people working at this club, everyone wants to know what everyoneโ€™s doing.

โ€œEveryone wants to know about every player at the club. Thereโ€™s a good sense of this club going places which Iโ€™m happy to be involved in.โ€
*Liam Gallagher*
*Friday, 8 January 2021*

โ€‹โ€œRespect to the villa yoot LG x
*Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson*
*Friday, 8 January 2021*

โ€‹โ€œWell played to the Villa youngsters tonight,
โ€œA credit to themselves and the club.โ€

*BBC Football*
*Friday, 8 January 2021*

Liverpool reached the FA Cup fourth round with a comfortable victory over a Covid-affected Aston Villa - but it took until the second half to get on top of a home side made up of academy players with no first-team experience.

A coronavirus outbreak at their training ground this week meant no first-team players were available to Villa, with the club fielding a starting XI composed of seven under-23 players and four from the under-18s.

But despite conceding in the fourth minute when Sadio Mane headed in, they remained resolute in defence for the rest of the half and then stunned the visitors when 17-year-old Louie Barry equalised.

The England Under-17 striker, born just a few miles from Villa Park, signed for the club last January for more than ยฃ800,000 having had a spell with Barcelona's academy. His composed finish four minutes before the break was as assured as would be expected from Lionel Messi.

Unfortunately for Villa, the youngsters tired and the Reds exerted more pressure in the second half, scoring three goals in a five-minute spell after the break.

Georginio Wijnaldum stroked in Liverpool's second on the hour mark before Mane looped in a header and Mohamed Salah struck home a low shot from inside the area.

Youngsters provide silver lining for Villa

A penny for the thoughts of the Villa youngsters when they were told they would be lining up against the likes of Salah, Mane and Jordan Henderson.

The club's chief executive Christian Purslow explained how, on Thursday, the staff had to find enough players from the under-23s and under-18s to come up with a matchday squad.

Those players then had to have Covid-19 tests - thankfully for Villa the results all came back negative on Friday morning. Purslow said that many of the players were so young that their "mums and dads would be dropping them off at Villa Park".

There were four players in the first XI who had recently hit driving age, 17, and midfielder Benjamin Chrisene was the youngest of the crop at just 16.

Stand-in manager Mark Delaney looked as startled as those reading the teamsheet when he gave his pre-match interview. He knew his mixed bag of youth players had little to no chance of taking their opponents to even extra time, however they did perform better than some would have expected and the goal from Barry will have lifted spirits at the club.

The confidence shown by the teenager to get in front of defender Rhys Williams and stroke the ball past Caoimhin Kelleher was superb, as was the through ball from Callum Rowe.

His team-mates were equally outstanding. Keeper Akos Onodi, 19, made brilliant stops to deny Curtis Jones and Salah, while the defence in front of him prevented the Hungarian from having an even busier night, with skipper Dominic Revan and Mungo Bridge both excellent.

Villa's realistic hopes of progressing were dashed before kick-off, but the youth on show provided a silver lining.
*The Guardian*
*Friday, 8 January 2021*

Sadio Manรฉ double lifts Liverpool but Barry shines for youthful Aston Villa

This was supposed to be a walkover, even after the tie got the go-ahead. But for 45 minutes Liverpool were driven to the brink of humiliation by little known but highly impressive upstarts, with Aston Villa forced to field a team of players who had never contested a senior match.

The youngsters shrugged off the concession of an early goal to Sadio Manรฉ to go in level at half-time thanks to a lovely equaliser by 17-year-old Louie Barry. โ€œIโ€™ve never been so proud of a team,โ€ said Barry later. โ€œMy family were probably screaming at the TV. When I scored I actually thought: โ€˜We might even have a chance here.โ€™โ€ Class and fitness eventually told, as Georginio Wijnaldum, Manรฉ and Mohamed Salah each found the net in a quickfire second-half salvo.

โ€œWe were a bit rusty at the start but the second half went exactly as we wanted,โ€ said a relieved Jรผrgen Klopp. โ€œThere was not a lot for us to win apart from going to the next round.โ€

This was a surreal occasion that owed more to the strangeness of our times than to any magic of the Cup. After Villaโ€™s entire first-team squad โ€“ and anyone in close contact with them, including Dean Smith and the senior teamโ€™s assistants, physios and kitman โ€“ were forced into isolation by a Covid outbreak that led to nine players and five staff members testing positive this week, the hosts had to hastily assemble a side made up of youth team players.

Full-back Jake Walker, 20, had to be recalled from a loan stint at Alvechurch in the Southern Premier League Central Division to help Villa complete their team sheet, which was picked by the clubโ€™s under-23s manager, Mark Delaney. He started four under-18 players, since several of the clubโ€™s most promising under-23s were among those isolating after training with the senior team earlier in the week. For Villa, then, this was primarily an administrative duty rather than a sporting contest, the most pressing concern being to fulfil a fixture. But it turned into an encounter from which the club can take heart. โ€œThat was a monumental effort considering what the players have had to go through in the last couple of days,โ€ Delaney said.

It was all the more commendable because Kloppโ€™s approach made no concessions to the hostsโ€™ predicament. Nor to his own teamโ€™s gruelling schedule โ€“ Maybe he was aiming for a hefty win to inflate confidence after his teamโ€™s recent wobbles in the Premier League, or perhaps he wanted to avenge Liverpoolโ€™s 7-2 defeat at Villa Park earlier in the season or the 5-0 defeat that an experienced Villa side inflicted on a young Liverpool team in the Carabao Cup last year. Whatever his motivation, Klopp sent out a surprisingly strong side. Villa were undaunted.

Youthful dreams of the mother of all Cup upsets seemed to evaporate after less than four minutes. Manรฉ crept between two defenders to meet a lovely cross from the right by Curtis Jones and nod into the net.

Liverpool monopolised possession in the early stages but, to their credit, Villaโ€™s players defended with a cohesion and focus at odds with their unsettling buildup. And gradually they grew bolder, venturing forward in the 19th minute with a well worked move that culminated in Kaine Kesler unloading a shot from 20 yards, albeit one that was charged down before it reached the box.

Liverpool found embarrassingly few openings. But they would have increased their lead if not for excellent goalkeeping by Akos Onodi, who made a one-handed save to deny Fabinho before springing to his feet to save Manรฉโ€™s follow-up.

In an opening from which Villa could take much more heart than Liverpool, Salah made few inroads against the rookie home defence. He finally threatened in the 35th minute but Onodi made another good save. And then came the sensational equaliser. It was anything but a fluke.

Callum Rowe created it with a strong run followed by a visionary pass from midfield that caught Rhys Williams off guard. Barry ran away from the centre-back and held his nerve to finish like an seasoned marksman, guiding a low shot into the net from 15 yards.

Klopp summoned reinforcements, introducing Thiago Alcรขntara for the second period. Liverpool pushed their possession statistics even higher but still struggled to pick a way through a defence led brilliantly by Mungo Bridge and Dominic Revan. All the same, a Liverpool breakthrough began to look inevitable as Villa began to tire, their players having only returned to training this week after being given the festive period off to study.

Wijnaldum banished the prospect of a shock on the hour, guiding a low shot into the net after nimble work by Salah and Minamino.

Then Liverpool pulled away. Manรฉ sent a clever looping header into the net from a nice cross by Xherdan Shaqiri before Salah swivelled and shot into the net from the edge of the area to make it 4-1.
*BBC Football*
*Friday, 8 January 2021*

Louie Barry: Aston Villa teenager revels in scoring against Liverpool

For a short while after scoring a dream goal against Liverpool, Aston Villa teenager Louie Barry allowed himself to think that one of the ultimate FA Cup shocks might be on.

While Villa might be a Premier League side in name, a Covid-19 outbreak at the club in the week leading up to their third-round tie against the Premier League champions meant the hosts' entire first-team squad and manager were unavailable for the game.

Even some of the under-23s could not play as they had been training with the senior side.

So when a Villa team containing seven members of the under-23 squad and four from the under-18s - a total of zero first-team appearances between them - went behind to Sadio Mane's fourth-minute header, there was a fear things could get messy.

But step forward Barry, a 17-year-old debutant who was recently on the books of Barcelona, to score a superb goal, racing from deep in his own half, withstanding the attentions of defender Rhys Williams and slotting past Caoimhin Kelleher like a seasoned pro.

Liverpool ended up 4-1 winners - second-half goals from Georginio Wijnaldum, Mane and Mohamed Salah ensuring the top-flight leaders' progress - but Barry will be the enduring memory of Friday night.

"My family will have been screaming at the TV," said the youngster, who grew up in the Midlands and was overcome with emotion while being mobbed by his team-mates.

"I was working very hard. When I celebrated everything came out of me. It was relief.

"I've never been so proud of a team - from start to finish we gave it our all."

Barry's match ended with him swapping shirts with Liverpool defender Fabinho, before quickly realising he wanted to keep his debut kit.

Fortunately, the Brazilian gave it back - and allowed the teenager to keep his Reds top.
*Birmingham Mail*
*Friday, 8 January 2021*

Hereโ€™s how we rated Villaโ€™s youngsters after a spirited showing on their first-team debuts:


Had no chance with Maneโ€™s bullet header which sailed past his near post. The Hungarian international then produced a few outstanding saves, first it was to deny Fabinhoโ€™s directed effort on the 20-minute mark, tipping it around the post. Onodi then saved well from Mo Salah. The youngsterโ€™s kicking was superb as well as he looked to hit Ben Chrisene on Villaโ€™s left flank as Villa targeted Liverpoolโ€™s Neco Williams. Tried desperately to keep Liverpool at bay and was given a shout-out by Tom Heaton after full-time.

The 20-year-old was recalled from Alvechurch for this one who play in the Southern Premier League Central Division. Walker, who wears his shorts high, was committed in the challenge and good in the air and kept Takumi Minamino quiet. Steamed into Mane on the touching and won the ball just after half-time.

Bodies-on-the-line stuff from Villaโ€™s skipper. The 20-year-old was no-nonsense in his approach and worked really well with Mungo Bridge next to him.

Bridge was good in possession tonight. There were a few nervy moments when he was dispossessed on the odd occasion but he more than made up for that with a string of sliding challenges to thwart the likes of Salah and Mane. The kid with the dreadlocks must be pinching himself after the night heโ€™s had. Brilliant.

The left-back was Villaโ€™s oldest squad member at 21. Roweโ€™s not long back from a devastating knee injury which has kept him out for 12 months. Was Villaโ€™s weak link early on but he soon settled into it and grew in stature which was evident when he pinched the ball in midfield before brilliantly sliding in Louie Barry for his equaliser.

Hayden-Kesler has tasted first-team involvement before after making the bench at Everton during Project Restart. Heโ€™s highly thought of at Villa and played on the right of midfield. The England under-19 right-back was great and forced the issue whenever he got forward to put Liverpool left-back and Villa hero James Milner under pressure.

Villaโ€™s dogged defensive midfielder was superb. The Barcelona-born Guinea native put himself about and launched into challenges for the claret and blue cause. His positioning was text-book as well as he refused to get dragged out of position.

The 16-year-old has been making waves for Villaโ€™s academy after his summer arrival from Feyenoord, so much so that heโ€™s already been fast-tracked from the 18s to the 23s. Did well in the middle today up against Henderson and Curtis Jones. Stuck to his task well before being brought off for Hayden Lindley with 25 to go. Bogarde has got a huge future, make no mistake about that.

I thought Raikhy was excellent. Pinched possession off Liverpool on numerous occasions to start attacks and worked tirelessly for the team. A proper No8 this kid is whoโ€™s still playing for Villaโ€™s under-18s. A proud night for him and his family, thatโ€™s for sure. The teenagerโ€™s got a great future in the game.

Really like this kid. Chrisene was signed by Exeter in the summer amid interest from the likes of Liverpool and Chelsea. Heโ€™s really calm on the ball and is Gareth Barry-esque in his approach; tidy, neat in possession and a good left foot. Chrisene was one of two 16-year-oldโ€™s in the starting XI.

Had to wait 15 minutes for his first touch when the ball ricocheted off him. Barry ran his heart out and rinsed Minamino down the right side before delivering a dangerous ball. He was just warming up at that stage and he soon got his chance and didnโ€™t he take it well. It was Rowe with the ball in and Barry got his body between him, the ball and Rhys Williams before sprinting forward and finishing cool as you like. The hypeโ€™s real with this kid whoโ€™s one of the best finishers at the club. What a moment for the boyhood Villa fan who lived his dream tonight.

*BRAD YOUNG (on for Chrisene, 60) - 10*
The Villa youngster has scored for fun for the under-18s and has seven goals from nine fixtures for Sean Verityโ€™s teenagers. Came on to play on the left-hand side in the second half and put in a shift. Showcased a bit of flair as well when he twirled past Shaqiri.

*HARRISON SOHNA (on for Raikhy, 65) - 10*
One of two brothers at the club, Harrison came on and played in the heart of Villaโ€™s midfield.

*HAYDEN LINDLEY (on for Bogarde, 65) - 10*
The 18-year-old came on and played in midfield and was up against Thiago Alcantara.

*SIL SWINKELS (on for Walker, 75) - 10*
Another European addition from the summer following his move from Vitesse Arnhem. Swinkles is a natural centre-back but came on at left-back to do a job and had Shaqiri to deal with.

*EDWARD ROWE (on for C.Rowe, 75) - 10*
The pint-sized 17-year-old came on at right-midfield and did a job between Milner and Oxlade-Chamberlain.