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Game #5586

Aston Villa

Wednesday, 19 May 2021

Won

11th (-)

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ

Premier League

Tottenham Hotspur

Attendance: Partial closed doors
(COVID-19)

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

Tottenham Hotspur

1-2

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | Bertrand Traorรฉ | 39' |

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa win the penultimate game of the season as fans get the first look at some of the most exciting youth players in decades.

KEY MAN

Ollie Watkins celebrates putting Villa 2-1 ahead against Spurs, 19 May 2021

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MATCH TIMELINE

Wednesday, 19 May 2021

๐Ÿฅ… | 8โ€™ Goal, 0-1, (Tottenham Hotspur), Steven Bergwijn
โšฝ | 20โ€™ Goal, 1-1, Own Goal, Sergio Reguilรณn
โšฝ | 39โ€™ Goal, 2-1, Ollie Watkins, Assist by Bertrand Traorรฉ
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Tottenham Hotspur 1-1 Aston Villa
๐Ÿ” | 73โ€™ Sub off, Jack Grealish, Sub on, Douglas Luiz
๐Ÿ” | 89โ€™ Sub off, Marvelous Nakamba, Sub on, Carney Chukwuemeka ๐ŸŸข
๐ŸŸจ | 90+1โ€™ Booking, John McGinn for a bad foul
๐Ÿ” | 90โ€™+3 Sub off, Bertrand Traorรฉ, Sub on, Jaden Philogene-Bidace ๐ŸŸข
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Tottenham Hotspur 1-2 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Midfielder Carney Chukwuemeka and winger Jaden Philogene-Bidace made their Villa debuts aged 17 and 19 respectively.

Villaโ€™s tally of 52 points is their highest in a Premier League season since reaching 64 in 2009-10 under Martin Oโ€™Neill.

Villa won their ninth away Premier League match of the season, their most in a single campaign since winning nine in 2009-10.

Ollie Watkins equalled Julian Joachimโ€™s club record of 14 Premier League goals by an English player in a season, set in 1998-99.

Aston Villa

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

Tottenham Hotspur

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
UEFA Cup / Europa League: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
UEFA Cup Winners Cup: ๐Ÿ†
League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 2007-08

FIXTURE HISTORY

Tottenham Hotspur

Previous 5 vs. Spurs: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 2020-21 |
Matchday | #41 |
League Match | #37 |
Manager Game | #124 |
Wednesday, 19 May 2021
Attendance | bcd |

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Dean Smith | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | West Bromwich, 2018-2021
Referee: Craig Pawson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Sheffield & Hallam, 2008-
Kick off: 6.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 2-1
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฉ Won
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 2-1
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ

MANAGERIAL RECORD

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

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 124 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 51 ๐ŸŸจ | 26 ๐ŸŸฅ 47 | 1.44

Villa Career Form:

Top 8

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Craig Pawson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Sheffield & Hallam, 2008-
Matches Officiated: 14
๐ŸŸฉ : 3
๐ŸŸจ : 4
๐ŸŸฅ : 7
๐Ÿ†˜ : 1
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฅ 8 Jan 21, Villa 1-4 Liverpool (h)
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ
Assistants: Ian Hussin, Richard West

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ

Tottenham Hotspur

๐ŸŸจ

TEAM NEWS

Jack Grealish makes his first start since February - a run of 14 games out of the first XI. Douglas Luiz makes way as does Jacob Ramsey for Marvelous Nakamba. Kortney Hause retains his place despite Tyrone Mings returning with veteran Ahmed Elmohamady making way.

โ€‹Ross Barkley makes the bench for the final squad appearance of his loan spell as Trรฉzรฉguet, Morgan Sanson and Matty Cash are sidelined for season ending injuries. Jed Steer also remains in the squad in place of the injured Tom Heaton.

โ€‹Ahmed Elmohamady replaces Cash whilst Kortney Hause makes his first start since December 2020 in place of Mings. Ross Barkley gives way to Jacob Ramsey in midfield. Keinan Davis drops out of the squad.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age: | 26.26 |
Oldest Player: GK Emiliano Martรญnez | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท | 28.73 |
Youngest Player: CB Ezri Konsa | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 23.59 |

MANAGER

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

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Aston Villa

GK Emiliano Martรญnez | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท |
CB Tyrone Mings | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Ezri Konsa | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Kortney Hause | 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” |
M John McGinn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Marvelous Nakamba | ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ผ | ๐Ÿ” |
W Anwar El Ghazi | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
W Bertrand Traorรฉ | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ซ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Ollie Watkins | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |

MANAGER

Ryan Mason | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (Caretaker)

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Tottenham Hotspur

GK Hugo Lloris | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
LB Sergio Reguilรณn | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
CB Toby Alderweireld | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช |
CB Eric Dier | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Japhet Tanganga | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Pierre-Emile Hรธjbjerg | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Harry Winks | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Dele Alli | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Heung-min Son | ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท |
W Steven Bergwijn | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Harry Kane | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” M Douglas Luiz | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | for M Jack Grealish | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 73' |
๐Ÿ” M Carney Chukwuemeka | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸข | for Marvelous Nakamba | ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ผ | 89' |
๐Ÿ” W Jaden Philogene-Bidace | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸข | for W Bertrand Traorรฉ | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ซ | 90'+3 |

SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” | W Gareth Bale | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | for W Steven Bergwijn | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | 72โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | M Tanguy NDombรจlรฉ | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | for M Harry Winks | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 74โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | RB Matt Doherty | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | for CB Japhet Tanganga | 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 |
LB Neil Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
RB Ahmed Elmohamady | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ |
M Ross Barkley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Jacob Ramsey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Wesley | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Joe Hart | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Davinson Sรกnchez | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด |
RB Serge Aurier | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ |
M Giovani Lo Celso | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท |
W Lucas Moura | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท |
W Erik Lamela | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท |

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SQUAD STATS

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1st XI Cost: ยฃ134.86m
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 : 7/11
Homegrown: 1/11
Subs Cost: ยฃ15.12m
Team Cost: ยฃ149.98m
Squad Cost: ยฃ173.96m
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 : 13/20
Homegrown: 4/20

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 |

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 |
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 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 Carney Chukwuemeka | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |
M Jacob Ramsey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |
M Ross Barkley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Loan |

W Bertrand Traorรฉ | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ซ | ยฃ16.56m |
W Anwar El Ghazi | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | ยฃ8.10m |
W Jaden Philogene-Bidace | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |

CF Ollie Watkins | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ27.72m |
CF Wesley | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ22.50m |

SQUAD STATS

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1st XI Cost: ยฃ130.25m
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: 3/11
Subs Cost: ยฃ69.12m
Team Cost: ยฃ199.37m
Squad Cost: ยฃ338.78m
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 : 7/20
Homegrown: 5/20

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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GK Hugo Lloris | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ11.34m |
GK Joe Hart | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |

LB Sergio Reguilรณn | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | ยฃ27.00m |
RB Serge Aurier | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ | ยฃ21.50m |
RB Matt Doherty | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ยฃ15.12m |

CB Davinson Sรกnchez | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด | ยฃ37.80m |
CB Toby Alderweireld | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช | ยฃ13.75m |
CB Eric Dier | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ4.50m |
CB Japhet Tanganga | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |

M Tanguy Ndombรจlรฉ | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ54.00m |
M Giovani Lo Celso | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ28.80m |
M Pierre-Emile Hรธjbjerg | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ | ยฃ14.94m |
M Dele Alli | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ5.97m |
M Harry Winks | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |

W Heung-min Son | ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ27.00m |
W Steven Bergwijn | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | ยฃ25.75m |
W Erik Lamela | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ25.75m |
W Lucas Moura | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ25.56m |
W Gareth Bale | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | Loan |

CF Harry Kane | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |

UNAVAILABLE

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Injury | 4 |
M Morgan Sanson | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | Knee
W Trรฉzรฉguet | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ | Ligament
RB Matty Cash | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ | Hamstring
GK Tom Heaton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Head

Out on Loan | 3 |
M Conor Hourihane | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | Swansea
RB Frรฉdรฉric Guilbert | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | Strasbourg
GK Lovre Kaliniฤ‡ | ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท | Hajduk Split

Not Selected | 2 |
CB Bjรถrn Engels | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช |
CF Keinan Davis | 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

๐ŸŸข M Carney Chukwuemeka | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
๐ŸŸข W Jaden Philogene-Bidace | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Possession F | 39%
Possession A | 61%
Shots F | 20
Shots A | 10
Shots on Target F | 4
Shots on Target A | 4
Corners F | 5
Corners A | 4
Fouls F | 13
Fouls A | 14

MATCH QUOTES

Pre Match *Villa manager Dean Smith* *Wednesday, 19 May 2021* โ€œThe players within our first-team squad have worked extremely hard to become Premier League players. โ€œIโ€™m not one to just hand out debuts just as favours. You have to earn the right to play. Weโ€™ve got young Carney and Jaden on the bench. โ€‹โ€œTheyโ€™ve earned the right to be on the bench and, every day in training, theyโ€™ve got to earn the right to get into the team now.โ€ โ€œHeโ€™s [Chukwuemeka] got a pathway at the football club. Heโ€™s got a plan at the football club. โ€œHeโ€™s doing extremely well. Heโ€™s training with the first-team regularly. Heโ€™s been on the bench for us. Heโ€™s been in a number of squads and heโ€™s doing excellently. Weโ€™re really pleased with his progress so far.โ€ --- Post Match *Wednesday, 19 May 2021* *Villa manager Dean Smith* โ€‹โ€œI think weโ€™re guaranteed 11th now and thatโ€™s some progress for the club. We have been inconsistent in the second half of the season but our best player has missed 13 games. โ€œWe saw a confident Jack Grealish today and 20 attempts on goal tells you the intent was there. Today he looked confident and assured and when you have a Jack Grealish like that the opposition have to be aware.โ€ On Ollie Watkins: โ€œHeโ€™s the best pressing centre forward in the league in my opinion. He earned the goal himself. It was a great performance from Ollie and heโ€™ll probably feel he could have had a couple more.โ€ On his sideโ€™s progress: โ€œIt was a really good performance. We have passed some teams in this league now and I believe weโ€™ll get better next season.โ€ ---

MATCH REPORT