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Game #5597

Aston Villa

Saturday, 16 October 2021

Lost

12th (-2)

Last 5: 🟩 🟨 🟩 🟥 🟥

Premier League

Attendance: 41,951

Wolverhampton Wanderers

Villa Park

Villa blow it, two nil up and cruising, a defensive collapse sees them beaten in the 95' to make it successive defeats for a struggling Dean Smith.

Aston Villa

2-3

Wolverhampton Wanderers

Assist(s) | John McGinn | 48’ |

KEY MAN

John McGinn, scored one, created one but Villa lose after being 2-0 up on 80', Saturday, 16 October 2021

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 16 October 2021

⏱️ | Aston Villa 0-0 Wolverhampton Wanderers
⚽ | 48’ Goal, 1-0, Danny Ings, Assist by John McGinn
🟨 | 61’ Booking, Tyrone Mings, Time-wasting
🔁 | 67’ Sub off, Douglas Luiz, Sub on, Marvelous Nakamba
⚽ | 68 Goal, 2-0, John McGinn
🔁 | 74’ Sub off, Emiliano Buendía, Sub on, Jacob Ramsey
🔁 | 79’ Sub off, Matty Cash, Sub on, Ashley Young
🥅 | 80’ Goal, 2-1, (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Romain Saïss
🟨 | 81’ Booking, Ollie Watkins, Bad foul
🥅 | 85’ Goal, 2-2, (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Conor Coady
🥅 | 90+5’ Goal, 2-3, (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Rúben Neves
⏱️ | Aston Villa 2-3 Wolverhampton Wanderers

ON THIS DAY

Dean Smith’s Villa lose a second successive game to make it three wins, one draw and four defeats in the Premier League this season and as a result fall to 12th in the table after eight games. Villa were 2-0 up on 80' before conceding three including a 90'+5 minute free kick from a needless tackle. Villa had been playing in their pomp, strolling through the game and heading for a fourth victory of the season before Dean Smith's unenforced changes gifted momentum to the opposition.

Aston Villa

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

Wolverhampton Wanderers

European Cup / Champions League: ❌
League Champions: 🏆🏆🏆
FA Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆🏆
League Cup Winners: 🏆🏆
Last Trophy: 1979-80

FIXTURE HISTORY

Wolverhampton Wanderers

Previous 5 vs. Wolves: 🟩 🟥 🟥 🟩 🟨

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 2021-22 |
Matchday | #10 |
League Match | #8 |
Manager Game | #135 |
Saturday, 16 October 2021
Attendance | tbc |

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Dean Smith | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | West Bromwich, 2018-2021
Referee: Michael Oliver | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Northumberland, 2007-
Kick off: 3.00pm
Half Time Score: 🟨 0-0
Full Time Result: 🟥 Lost
Full Time Score: 🟥 2-3
Last 5: 🟩 🟨 🟩 🟥 🟥

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Dean Smith | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

🕒 135 | 🟩 | 56 🟨 | 28 🟥 51 | 1.45

Career Form:

Top 8

Dean Smith | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Michael Oliver | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Northumberland, 2007-
Previous 5: 🟨 🟨 🟥 🟥 🟥
Last Match: 🟥 21 Feb 21, Villa 1-2 Leicester (h)
Cards: 🟨 🟨 🟨 🟨 🟨
Assistants: Stuart Burt, Simon Bennett.
Fourth official: Mike Dean.
VAR: Jarred Gillett.
Assistant VAR: Harry Lennard.

Michael Oliver

CARDS

Villa

🟨 🟨

Wolverhampton Wanderers

🟨 🟨 🟨

TEAM NEWS

Axel Tuanzebe and Emiliano Buendía return to the starting line up in place of Kortney Hause and Jacob Ramsey, both of whom drop to the bench.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age: 26.09
Oldest Player: F Danny Ings | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 29.61 |
Youngest Player: M Douglas Luiz | 🇧🇷 | 23.45 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

Dean Smith | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

Bruno Lage | 🇵🇹 |

Aston Villa

GK Emiliano Martínez | 🇦🇷 |
LB Matt Targett | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Axel Tuanzebe | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Tyrone Mings | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🟨 |
CB Ezri Konsa | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Matty Cash | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔁 |
M Douglas Luiz | 🇧🇷 | 🔁 |
M John McGinn | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | 🔥 | ⚽ |
W Emiliano Buendía | 🇦🇷 | 🔁 |
F Danny Ings | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ |
CF Ollie Watkins | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🟨 |

Wolverhampton Wanderers

GK José Sá | 🇵🇹 |
LB Marçal | 🇧🇷 | 🔁 |
CB Max Kilman | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Conor Coady | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ | 🟨 |
CB Romain Saïss | 🇲🇦 | ⚽ |
RB Nélson Semedo | 🇵🇹 |
M Rúben Neves | 🇵🇹 | ⚽ | 🟨 |
M Leander Dendoncker | 🇧🇪 | 🟨 |
M João Moutinho | 🇵🇹 | 🔁 |
W Adama Traoré (ex) | 🇪🇸 |
CF Hee-Chan Hwang | 🇰🇷 | 🔁 |

SUBSTITUTES

🔁 | M Marvelous Nakamba | 🇿🇼 | for M Douglas Luiz | 🇧🇷 | 67’ |
🔁 | M Jacob Ramsey | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | for W Emiliano Buendía | 🇦🇷 | 74’ |
🔁 | RB Ashley Young | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | for RB Matty Cash | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 79’ |

SUBSTITUTES

🔁 | W Daniel Podence | 🇵🇹 | for M João Moutinho | 🇵🇹 | 74’ |
🔁 | CF Fábio Silva | 🇵🇹 | for LB Marçal | 🇧🇷 | 74’ |
🔁 | CF Raúl Jiménez | 🇲🇽 | for CF Hee-Chan Hwang | 🇰🇷 | 88’ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Jed Steer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Kortney Hause | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Morgan Sanson | 🇫🇷 |
W Jaden Philogene-Bidace | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Anwar El Ghazi | 🇳🇱 |
CF Cameron Archer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Louie Moulden | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
GK John Ruddy | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Ki-Jana Hoever | 🇳🇱 |
LB Rayan Ait Nouri | 🇫🇷 |
CB Willy Boly | 🇨🇮 |
M Luke Cundle | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

SQUAD STATS

1st XI Cost: £185.38m
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 8/11
Homegrown: ⭕/11
Subs Cost: £10.80m
Team Cost: £196.18m
Squad Cost: £222.04m
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 14/20
Homegrown: 3/20

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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

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

CB Tyrone Mings | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | £20.60m |
CB Ezri Konsa | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | £11.97m |
CB Kortney Hause | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | £2.70m |
CB Axel Tuanzebe | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Loan |

M Douglas Luiz | 🇧🇷 | £15.12m |
M Morgan Sanson | 🇫🇷 | £14.22m |
M Marvelous Nakamba | 🇿🇼 | £10.80m |
M John McGinn | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | £2.79m |
M Jacob 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 |

SQUAD STATS

1st XI Cost: £94.41m
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 2/11
Homegrown: ⭕/11
Subs Cost: £87.84m
Team Cost: £182.25m
Squad Cost: £211.86m
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 5/20
Homegrown: 1/20

MATCHDAY SQUAD

GK José Sá | 🇵🇹 | £7.20m |
GK Louie Moulden | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Free |
GK John Ruddy | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Free |

RB Nélson Semedo | 🇵🇹 | £28.80m |
CB Willy Boly | 🇨🇮 | £10.80m |
LB Rayan Ait Nouri | 🇫🇷 | £9.99m |
RB Ki-Jana Hoever | 🇳🇱 | £8.82m |
LB Marçal | 🇧🇷 | £1.80m |

CB Romain Saïss | 🇲🇦 | £3.60m |
CB Conor Coady | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | £2.52m |
CB Max Kilman | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Free |

W Adama Traoré (ex) | 🇪🇸 | £18.00m |
W Daniel Podence 🇵🇹 | £17.64m |
M Rúben Neves | 🇵🇹 | £16.11m |
M Leander Dendoncker | 🇧🇪 | £12.42m |
M João Moutinho | 🇵🇹 | £5.04m |
M Luke Cundle | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Youth |

CF Fábio Silva 🇵🇹 | £36.00m |
CF Raúl Jiménez 🇲🇽 | £34.20m |
CF Hee-Chan Hwang | 🇰🇷 | £15.03m |

UNAVAILABLE

Injury | 4 |
W Trézéguet | 🇪🇬 | Ligament
CF Keinan Davis | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Unknown
W Leon Bailey | 🇯🇲 | Quad
W Bertrand Traoré | 🇧🇫 | Thigh

Out On Loan | 3 |
CF Wesley | 🇧🇷 | Club Brugge
M Conor Hourihane | 🇮🇪 | Sheffield United
RB Frédéric Guilbert | 🇫🇷 | Strasbourg

UNAVAILABLE

Not Recorded

Player Positions:

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

Match Symbols:

⚽ | Goal
🔥 | Assist
🔁 | Substitution

🟨 | Booking

🟥 | Sending off

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

DEBUT APPEARANCES

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Possession F | 46%
Possession A | 54%
Shots F | 10
Shots A | 22
Shots on Target F | 4
Shots on Target A | 9
Corners F | 4
Corners A | 7
Fouls F | 10
Fouls A | 17

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

“I’m still trying to process it because we were comfortable and it was a travesty we’ve lost the game because apart from Traore’s run they never looked like they were going to score.

“They’ve had three set-pieces, two of them from corners and they’ve put them into the box and we’ve won the first contact.

“It was just the second phase where we went to sleep a little bit. Whether that’s a lack of concentration I don’t know.

“It certainly didn’t feel like there wasn’t a momentum shift, there wasn’t a tactical change in the game. It was just the fact they were brighter from the second phase at set-pieces and they scored goals from that.

“There was silence in the dressing room afterwards. We’re in tomorrow anyway and we’ll review it and talk about it.

“We have to put it to bed but it’s certainly three points we’ve thrown away.

“As I said, Wolves are a team time but we limited them to next to nothing.

“But I’m still struggling to process (the defeat) but I will and we’ll move on.

“My meeting before the game was asking them for a performance because our standards dropped against Tottenham. I don’t think our standards dropped today.

“I thought our performance was good but, in the last 10 minutes, we didn’t defend our box well enough from set-pieces and we ended up losing a game we should never have lost.

“We lacked a little bit of composure in the final 15 minutes. There were a couple of shoddy clearances. I thought it was a cheap free-kick we gave away (for their winner) as well.

“For the second goal we had all XI players in our box and we’ve got to defend better.”

On his substitutions:

“We weren’t sure Douglas would last as long as he did (67 minutes), so we just felt in that period it was the right time to bring Marvelous Nakamba on.

“That certainly didn’t affect the scoreline and, if anybody was going to score next it looked like it was going to be us from open play. Unfortunately, we’ve conceded from set-plays.

“Douglas was tiring and the move was always the like-for-like with Nakamba because we wanted to control it. Buendia also ran himself into the ground and asked to come off as well.

“He had nothing left in him. (Ramsey) was the natural one to come on.

“Matty Cash got a dead leg and the natural replacement was Ashley Young so they were all like-for-like replacements, and I didn’t have much else to do in terms of changes in the game.

“There was nothing tactical involved, they just scored from the second phase of set-pieces.

“You can question game-management given the fouls we gave away but it’s something we’ll address tomorrow.

“That crazy 10 minutes rarely happens in football. It happened with us against Sheffield United a few years ago.

“There wasn’t a momentum shift. Yes, their first goal lifted them but we still defended the first ball into the box well but not the second.”

On picking Tuanzebe ahead of Hause:

“I felt that (Raul) Jimenez would play and, with his agility, Axel could help us with that in a sense. Axel and Kortney are top players. I spoke to Kortney and told him my reasons.

“He wasn’t the worst player against Tottenham, nor was he the best player. I’m paid to make decisions and my call was to go with them three today but, for me, that wasn’t the reason we lost that today.”

Dean Smith, Villa manager.

*The Guardian*
Saturday, 16 October 2021

*Rúben Neves completes astonishing comeback win for Wolves at Aston Villa*

Not even the most optimistic Wolves fan would have envisaged the paroxysms of glee that engulfed the away section when, with 10 minutes to go, their team trailed 2-0 to their nearest Premier League rivals. But in the fifth minute of stoppage time, Rúben Neves’s deflected free-kick completed a remarkable recovery as Aston Villa somehow let this West Midlands derby slip from their grasp.

The Wolves players were at the right end to run over and share the celebrations with their fans after their manager, Bruno Lage, went for broke with his attacking substitutions, elevating his team into eighth place. How fortune favoured the brave.

Lage explained that he wanted to get Daniel Podence and Fábio Silva in between the lines, and as the game’s momentum reversed, the visitors’ penetration did increase with Raúl Jiménez, on as a substitute, sending the Villa defensive line into retreat and Adama Traoré causing problems in more advanced areas.

“I’m happy because we made the right decisions, not [just] because we won the game,” Lage said. “These are the kind of days I want to live in my career, I want to have as a manager. I’m not a big emotional guy [but] this is a special game we will remember.”

Villa, having led through goals from Danny Ings and John McGinn, lost their composure after Romain Saïss converted Podence’s low cross. Five minutes later Conor Coady bundled home the equaliser. The collapse was complete when Traoré was tripped just outside the penalty area by Jacob Ramsey and Neves’s free-kick left Emiliano Martínez diving the wrong way after a ricochet off Matt Targett. As Villa lost at home for the first time this season, this was Wolves’ fourth win in five games, yet they were second best for most of the game.

The Villa manager, Dean Smith, said the home dressing room was “pretty silent” afterwards. “I’m still trying to process it,” he said. “I don’t think the momentum changed, I don’t think it was anything tactical. I thought the performance today was good but unfortunately the last 10 minutes we didn’t defend our box as well as we should’ve done.”

Wolves have been the better team on paper this season but the home side dominated for much of the game and deserved their lead, wrought early in the second half.

Villa’s non-penalty expected goals before this game would have had them in 17th place but the chances they created in the first half offered a truer representation of their decent form. McGinn struck a superb left-foot shot just wide from 25 yards before Matty Cash’s superb cross invited Emiliano Buendía to clip a neat volley which went just wide. It looked a matter of time before Villa would score and José Sá, the Wolves goalkeeper, had to make a brilliant save from Ings, sent in by Buendía’s cute diagonal pass.

Wolves regained a foothold in the game in the 15 minutes before half-time after Traoré, the former Villa winger, beat four players in an amazing burst through the middle before striking his shot too close to Martínez, allowing the Villa keeper to save.

But at the start of the second half, Wolves kept Villa waiting as their dressing room was on the second floor and when they did emerge, they were still behind the pace. The home team ripped into them with a renewed energy and gained their due reward within three minutes.

Cash played the ball down the right for McGinn to hold off then turn Saïss with some ease and cross right-footed for Ings, who arrived late to head home his first goal in six games.

McGinn continues to provide the heartbeat of this Villa side and midway through the second half he appeared to have sealed the victory when his left-foot shot deflected heavily off Neves to leave Sá wrong-footed.

Wolves delayed introducing Jiménez but in changing shape to something like 4-2-3-1 gained a semblance of hope when Saïss scythed home Podence’s low cross following Neves’s superb diagonal pass. Then came the scrambled equaliser as Coady nudged the ball over the line five minutes from time from Leander Dendoncker’s low centre after Max Kilman had thundered a header against the bar and Traoré recycled the ball.

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