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Game #5591

Aston Villa

Drew

11th (-1)

Saturday, 28 August 2021

Last 5: 🟩 🟥 🟩 🟩 🟨

Premier League

Brentford

Villa Park

Attendance: 42,045

Aston Villa

1-1

Brentford

Assist(s) | Danny Ings | 13’ |

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa are held at home by newly promoted Brentford as Emiliano Buendía scores his first for the club.

KEY MAN

Emi Buendia celebrates his equaliser, Saturday, 28 August 2021.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 28 August 2021

🥅 | 6’ Goal, 0-1, (Brentford), Ivan Toney
⚽ | 13’ Goal, 1-1, Emiliano Buendía, Assist by Danny Ings
⏱️ | HT Aston Villa 1-1 Brentford
🟨 | 50’ Booking, Anwar El Ghazi, Bad foul
🟨 | 61’ Booking, Matthew Cash, Bad foul
🔁 | 63’ Sub off, Carney Chukwuemeka, Sub on, Marvelous Nakamba
🟨 | 72’ Booking, Danny Ings, Bad foul
🔁 | 79’ Sub off, Ashley Young, Sub on, Ollie Watkins
🔁 | 89’ Sub off, Ezri Konsa, Sub on, Kortney Hause
⏱️ | FT Aston Villa 1-1 Brentford

ON THIS DAY

Dean Smith's Villa can only draw with newly promoted Brentford to make it one win, one draw and one defeat in the opening three Premier League games of the season.

The opposition, Brentford, didn’t feature a single homegrown player in their squad of 20 and only four players from the home nations of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Aston Villa

European Cup / Champions League: 🏆
League Champions: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 🏆🏆
FA Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 🏆🏆
League Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆
Last Trophy: 1995-96

Brentford

European Cup / Champions League: ❌
League Champions: ❌
FA Cup Winners: ❌
League Cup Winners: ❌
Last Trophy: ❌

FIXTURE HISTORY

Brentford

Previous 5 vs. Brentford: 🟥 🟨 🟥 🟨 🟥

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Season | 2021-22 |
Matchday | #4 |
League Match | #3 |
Manager Game | #129 |
Saturday, 28 August 2021
Attendance | 42,045 |

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Dean Smith | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | West Bromwich, 2018-2021
Referee: Peter Bankes | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Liverpool, 2014-
Kick off: 3.00pm
Half Time Score: 🟨 1-1
Full Time Result: 🟨 Drew
Full Time Score: 🟨 1-1
Last 5: 🟩 🟥 🟩 🟩 🟨

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Dean Smith | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

🕒 129 | 🟩 | 54 🟨 | 27 🟥 48 | 1.47

Villa Career Form:

Top 8

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Peter Bankes | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Liverpool, 2014-
Matches Officiated: 16
🟩 : 4
🟨 : 4
🟥 : 8
🆘 : 0
Previous 5: 🟥 🟥 🟥 🟩 🟥
Last Match: 🟥 21 Apr 21, Villa 1-2 Abu Dhabi (h)
Incidents: 🟨 🟨 🟨 🟨 🟨 🟨
Assistants: James Mainwaring, Wade Smith.
Fourth official: Oliver Langford.
VAR: Lee Mason.
Assistant VAR: Mark Scholes.

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

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Brentford

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TEAM NEWS

Dean Smith reinstates his Premier League squad after the excellent showing of the second string and youth team players against Barrow.

As a result of that match Smith springs a few surprises:

Matt Targett returns after a difficult opening day game, whilst Axel Tuanzebe makes his first Premier League start for the club, so too does Carney Chukwuemeka.

Conor Hourihane and Frédéric Guilbert return to the subs bench after excellent performances at Barrow whilst hat-trick hero Cameron Archer and Aaron Ramsey make a Premier League squad for the first time.

Tyrone Mings joins Trézéguet, Morgan Sanson, Keinan Davis, Bertrand Traoré and Leon Bailey on the injury list whilst John McGinn and Jacob Ramsey are forced to miss out due to Covid-19 guidelines. However Ollie Watkins returns from injury to make the squad for the first time this season.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age: 25.90
Oldest Player: RB Ashley Young | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 36.16 |
Youngest Player: M Carney Chukwuemeka | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 17.87 |

MANAGER

Dean Smith | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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Aston Villa

GK Emiliano Martínez | 🇦🇷 |
LB Matt Targett | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Axel Tuanzebe | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Ezri Konsa | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔁 |
RB Matty Cash | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🟨 |
RB Ashley Young | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔁 |
M Douglas Luiz | 🇧🇷 |
M Carney Chukwuemeka | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔁 |
W Anwar El Ghazi | 🇳🇱 | 🟨 |
W Emiliano Buendía | 🇦🇷 | ⚽ |
F Danny Ings | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔥 | 🟨 |

MANAGER

Thomas Frank | 🇳🇴 |

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Brentford

GK David Raya | 🇪🇸 |
LB Rico Henry | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Ethan Pinnock | 🇯🇲 |
CB Pontus Jansson | 🇸🇪 |
CB Kristoffer Ajer | 🇳🇴 |
M Christian Nørgaard | 🇩🇰 | 🟨 |
M Vitaly Janelt | 🇩🇪 | 🟨 | 🔁 |
M Saman Ghoddos | 🇮🇷 | 🔁 |
W Sergi Canós | 🇪🇸 |
W Bryan Mbeumo | 🇫🇷 | 🔁 |
CF Ivan Toney | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ | 🟨 |

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STARTING XI

SUBSTITUTES

Not necessarily indicative of the actual matchday formation

UNUSED

Player

SUBSTITUTES

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🔁 | M Marvelous Nakamba | 🇿🇼 | for M Carney Chukwuemeka | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 63’ |
🔁 | CF Ollie Watkins | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | for RB Ashley Young | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 79’ |
🔁 | CB Kortney Hause | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | for CB Ezri Konsa | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 89’ |

SUBSTITUTES

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🔁 | W Yoane Wissa | 🇨🇩 | for M Saman Ghoddos | 🇮🇷 | 66’ |
🔁 | M Mathias Jensen | 🇩🇰 | for W Bryan Mbeumo | 🇫🇷 | 80’ |
🔁 | M Shandon Baptiste | 🇬🇩 | for M Vitaly Janelt | 🇩🇪 | 89’ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Jed Steer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Frédéric Guilbert | 🇫🇷 |
M Conor Hourihane | 🇮🇪 |
M Aaron Ramsey | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Jaden Philogene-Bidace | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Cameron Archer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Álvaro Fernández | 🇪🇸 |
RB Fin Stevens | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
LB Dominic Thompson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Mads Bidstrup | 🇩🇰 |
F Marcus Forss | 🇫🇮 |
CF Halil Dervisoglu | 🇹🇷 |

SQUAD STATS

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1st XI Cost: £140.02m
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 7/11
Homegrown: 1/11
Subs Cost: £44.46m
Team Cost: £184.48m
Squad Cost: £192.61m
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 13/20
Homegrown: 4/20

SQUAD STATS

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1st XI Cost: £44.52m
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 2/11
Homegrown: ⭕/11
Subs Cost: £14.45m
Team Cost: £58.97m
Squad Cost: £58.97m
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 4/20
Homegrown: ⭕/20
Average Age: 25.54

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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GK Emiliano Martínez | 🇦🇷 | £19.58m |
GK Jed Steer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | £0.49m |

RB Matty Cash | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🇵🇱 | £14.18m |
LB Matt Targett | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | £14.04m |
RB Frédéric Guilbert | 🇫🇷 | £4.50m |
RB Ashley Young | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Free |

CB Ezri Konsa | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | £11.97m |
CB Kortney Hause | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | £2.70m |
CB Axel Tuanzebe | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Loan |

M Douglas Luiz | 🇧🇷 | £15.12m |
M Marvelous Nakamba | 🇿🇼 | £10.80m |
M Conor Hourihane | 🇮🇪 | £3.15m |
M Carney Chukwuemeka | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Youth |
M Aaron Ramsey | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Youth |

W Emiliano Buendía | 🇦🇷 | £34.56m |
W Anwar El Ghazi | 🇳🇱 | £8.10m |
W Jaden Philogene-Bidace | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Youth |

F Danny Ings | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | £31.59m |
CF Ollie Watkins | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | £27.72m |
CF Cameron Archer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Youth |

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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GK David Raya | 🇪🇸 | £3.02m |
GK Álvaro Fernández | 🇪🇸 | Loan |

LB Rico Henry | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | £1.62m |
RB Fin Stevens | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 | Free |
LB Dominic Thompson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Free |

CB Kristoffer Ajer | 🇳🇴 | £14.13m |
CB Pontus Jansson | 🇸🇪 | £5.54m |
CB Ethan Pinnock | 🇯🇲 | £3.02m |

M Mathias Jensen | 🇩🇰 | £3.42m |
M Christian Nørgaard | 🇩🇰 | £3.15m |
M Shandon Baptiste 🇬🇩 | £2.03m |
M Vitaly Janelt | 🇩🇪 | £0.54m |
M Saman Ghoddos | 🇮🇷 | Free |
M Mads Bidstrup | 🇩🇰 | Free |

W Yoane Wissa | 🇨🇩 | £9.00m |
W Bryan Mbeumo | 🇫🇷 | £5.85m |
W Sergi Canós | 🇪🇸 | £2.61m |

CF Ivan Toney | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | £5.04m |
F Marcus Forss | 🇫🇮 | Free |
CF Halil Dervisoglu | 🇹🇷 | Loan |

UNAVAILABLE

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Injury | 8 |
M Morgan Sanson | 🇫🇷 | Knee
W Trézéguet | 🇪🇬 | Ligament
CF Keinan Davis | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Unknown
W Bertrand Traoré | 🇧🇫 | Hamstring
W Leon Bailey | 🇯🇲 | Hamstring
CB Tyrone Mings | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Unknown
M John McGinn | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | Covid-19 Guidelines
M Jacob Ramsey | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Covid-19 Guidelines

Out On Loan | 1 |
CF Wesley | 🇧🇷 | Club Brugge

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 Half


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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⚽ | Goal
🔥 | Assist
🔁 | Substitution

🟨 | Booking

🟥 | Sending off

🆘 | Poor refereeing performance
🟢 : Debut 🔴 : Final Game

DEBUT APPEARANCES

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Possession F | 47%
Possession A | 53%
Shots F | 7
Shots A | 10
Shots on Target F | 5
Shots on Target A | 2
Corners F | 3
Corners A | 2
Fouls F | 15
Fouls A | 14

MATCH QUOTES

“I took the responsibility to take the number 10 shirt from Jack, who was a great player.” Emiliano Buendía.

MATCH REPORT

*BBC Sport*
Saturday, 28 August 2021

*Aston Villa and Brentford played out a fast and frenetic Premier League draw at a rowdy Villa Park.* Both sets of supporters created a terrific atmosphere in glorious conditions and although there was plenty of energy and endeavour on show, the two sides struggled to create many clear cut opportunities. Brentford went ahead after just seven minutes when Ivan Toney thumped a finish high into the net, but Argentine Emiliano Buendia levelled just five minutes later with a beautifully-guided strike into the corner. The Bees thought they had retaken the lead before half-time but Sergi Canos had a goal ruled out after nicking the ball away from keeper Emiliano Martinez, who had thrown the ball up into the air for a quick kick away and was deemed to still be in possession. The second half was a stop-start affair with no real flow to the game. Villa substitute Ollie Watkins could have won it with two chances deep in injury-time against his old club, but his header and low drive were both kept out by David Raya. Ultimately a point apiece was a fair result, with Brentford remaining unbeaten since achieving promotion to the top-flight. Lots of battle, lacking in quality Dean Smith managed Brentford between November 2015 and October 2018 before joining Villa and complimented his former side for their “deserved” promotion to the Premier League. Thomas Frank’s men have adjusted well to life in the top tier, picking up a victory against Arsenal in their opening game and back-to-back draws away at Crystal Palace and Villa, as the Bees stretched their unbeaten run to 15 league and play-off matches. Smith mentioned in his programme notes how he was “blown away” by the atmosphere generated in the opening home game, but a raucous home crowd were silenced after just seven minutes. Brentford striker Toney was the Championship’s top scorer last season with 31 goals and is now off the mark in the top-flight, converting confidently from Pontus Jansson’s clever flick-on. But the home supporters found their voices again soon after as Villa’s £33m record signing Buendia curled home his first goal for the club, the first that Brentford had conceded this season. Visiting goalkeeper Raya made a sharp, reflex save to deny Danny Ings from close range and also kept out Axel Tuanzebe flicked header. At the other end, Brentford should have gone in front again but Rico Henry dragged his shot wide from eight yards out, their only real chance of note after scoring.With eight minutes of injury-time added on, former Bees striker Watkins missed two opportunities to snatch all three points. When Emiliano Buendia curled home his first goal for Aston Villa, the Argentine was greeted with a deafening roar from the home supporters inside the stadium. Club-record signing Buendia, brought in from Norwich in the summer for £33m, announced himself to the raucous Villa faithful, collecting Danny Ings’ pass and caressing a delightful finish into the corner. Buendia’s lovely strike was the equaliser for Villa against Brentford and although Dean Smith’s side could not find a winning goal, there were signs of a bright future following the departure of Jack Grealish. England international Grealish was the undoubted star man at Villa and has settled in at Manchester City with a goal and an assist in his opening three games. City paid a handsome Premier League record £100m to prise captain Grealish away from Villa Park this summer, and his number 10 shirt was handed to Buendia. The Argentine scored 15 goals and provided 17 assists last season as the Canaries won the Championship title. In his previous spell in the Premier League he created 83 chances for his team-mates, a figure beaten only by Kevin de Bruyne (136), Grealish (91) and Trent Alexander-Arnold (87). Fellow summer signing Ings had scored two goals in his opening two games for Villa, but turned provider on Saturday, passing the ball across for Buendia to slot in. The roles were almost reversed in the second half when Buendia’s attempted through ball nearly found the run of Ings, who could not quite latch on to the pass. “That is why he brought him [Buendia] in, that is what he can do,” said Smith. “He nearly put Danny Ings in and showed us glimpses of why we bought him. “It was important for him [to get off the mark], we know the quality he gives us.” Buendia operated mostly from the right, as opposed to Grealish who featured mainly from the left, and highlighted his work rate in defensive situations too, making a match-high four tackles and winning the ball back nine times - more than any other Villa player. Buendia said: “It was disappointing not to get the win. We did a lot of good things.”It’s lovely for me to help the team with this goal. It is a nice pressure. I took the responsibility to take the number 10 shirt from Jack, who was a great player. “I will do my best to help the team get results.” Villa, though, failed to create too many clear-cut opportunities against an impressive Brentford outfit that remain unbeaten following promotion from the Championship. Former Bees striker Ollie Watkins could have won it with two chances in injury time, but saw his header and low drive saved by goalkeeper David Raya. With players including summer signing Leon Bailey, Bertrand Traore and John McGinn out injured, Villa look like they possess the depth to spread out the goals and assists following the departure of talisman Grealish. Smith added: “We are still trying to build fluidity, have players out but are getting the relationships and getting to know each other. “I saw things I liked at times and [Buendia] scored a good goal as well.”

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