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Game #5612

Aston Villa

Wednesday, 9 February 2022

Drew

11th (-1)

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ

Premier League

Leeds United

Attendance: 41,927

Villa Park

Aston Villa

3-3

Leeds United

Assist(s) | Matty Cash | 30' | Philippe Coutinho | 38โ€™ | 44โ€™ |

MATCH SUMMARY

"A Premier League Classic' as Villa fall behind before fighting back with three fantastic first half goals through Coutinho and Ramsey (two). A scruffy Leeds goal just before half time and another in the second half pegs Villa back to leave them with a share of the points as Ezri Konsa is unlucky to receive his second red card of the season whilst more than a few are equally lucky to remain on the pitch.

KEY MAN

Emiliano Martรญnez, 60th Villa appearance.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Wednesday, 9 February 2022

๐Ÿฅ… | 9โ€™ Goal, 0-1, (Leeds United), Dan James
โšฝ | 30โ€™ Goal, 1-1, Philippe Coutinho, Assist by Matty Cash
โšฝ | 38โ€™ Goal, 2-1, Jacob Ramsey, Assist by Philippe Coutinho
โšฝ | 44โ€™ Goal, 3-1, Jacob Ramsey, Assist by Philippe Coutinho
๐Ÿฅ… | 45โ€™+2 Goal, 3-2, (Leeds United), Dan James
โฑ๏ธ | HT Aston Villa 3-2 Leeds United
๐Ÿ” | 59โ€™ Sub off, Emiliano Buendรญa, Sub on, Carney Chukwuemeka
๐Ÿฅ… | 63โ€™ Goal, 3-3, (Leeds United), Diego Llorente
๐ŸŸจ | 70โ€™ Booking, Ezri Konsa, Bad foul
๐Ÿ” | 78โ€™ Sub off, Philippe Coutinho, Sub on, Ashley Young
๐ŸŸจ | 87โ€™ Booking, Ezri Konsa, 'Elbow'
๐ŸŸฅ | 87โ€™ Sending off, Ezri Konsa, Two bookable offences
๐Ÿ” | 89โ€™ Sub off, Jacob Ramsey, Sub on, Calum Chambers ๐ŸŸข
๐ŸŸจ | 90โ€™ Booking, Matty Cash, Bad foul
โฑ๏ธ | FT Aston Villa 3-3 Leeds United

ON THIS DAY

Eight of Villa's twenty man squad arrived at the club without transfer fees, (Leeds four). Meanwhile, Ollie Watkins and Emiliano Martรญnez make their 60th appearances for the club after joining in September 2020.

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

Leeds United

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 1991โ€“92

FIXTURE HISTORY

Leeds United

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

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 2021-22 |
Matchday | #25 |
League Match | #22 |
Manager Game | #12 |
Wednesday, 9 February 2022
Attendance | 41,927 |

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Steven Gerrard | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Merseyside, 2021-2022
Referee:ย Jarred Gillett | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ | Queensland, 2019-
Kick off: 8.00pm
Half Time Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 3-2
Full Time Result: ๐ŸŸจ Drew
Full Time Score: ๐ŸŸจ 3-3
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Steven Gerrard | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 12 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 5 ๐ŸŸจ | 2 ๐ŸŸฅ 5 | 1.42

Villa Career Form:

Top 8

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee:ย Jarred Gillett | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ | Queensland, 2019-
Matches Officiated: 2
๐ŸŸฉ : 1
๐ŸŸจ : 1
๐ŸŸฅ : 0
๐Ÿ†˜ : 0
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฉ 27 Aug 19, Villa 5-1 Crewe (a)
Cards: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ
Assistants: Stuart Burt, Wade Smith.
Fourth official: Peter Bankes.
VAR: Michael Oliver.
Assistant VAR: Simon Bennett.

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Leeds United

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

TEAM NEWS

Unsurprisingly Steven Gerrard goes with an unchanged line up after Villaโ€™s excellent under pressure win at Goodison Park 18 days ago with the changes all focused on the bench.

Ben Chrisene, 17, is a surprise selection as the highly rated ex Exeter City makes his first squad appearance since playing in the famous 2020 FA Cup third round tie with Liverpool.

Meanwhile, Gerrardโ€™s latest signing Calum Chambers makes his first squad appearance meaning if he makes it onto the field he will become the 981st player to represent Villa in League and Cup football.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age: 26.27
Oldest Player: M Philippe Coutinho | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | 29.68 |
Youngest Player: M Jacob Ramsey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 20.72 |

MANAGER

Steven Gerrard | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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Aston Villa

GK Emiliano Martรญnez | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท |
LB Lucas Digne | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
CB Ezri Konsa | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐ŸŸฅ |
CB Tyrone Mings | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Matty Cash | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Douglas Luiz | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท |
M John McGinn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
M Philippe Coutinho | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Jacob Ramsey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ” |
W Emiliano Buendรญa | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Ollie Watkins | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

MANAGER

Marcelo Bielsa | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท |

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Leeds United

GK Illan Meslier | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
RB Luke Ayling | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Diego Llorente | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | โšฝ |
CB Pascal Struijk | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
CB Robin Koch | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช |
RB Stuart Dallas | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Mateusz Klich | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ | ๐Ÿ” |
W Raphinha | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท |
W Jack Harrison | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Daniel James | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | โšฝ | โšฝ | ๐ŸŸจ |
F Rodrigo | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | ๐ŸŸจ |

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SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” | M Carney Chukwuemeka | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for W Emiliano Buendรญa | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท | 59โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | RB Ashley Young | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for M Philippe Coutinho | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | 78โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | CB Calum Chambers | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸข | for M Jacob Ramsey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 89โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” | M Adam Forshaw | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for M Mateusz Klich | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ | 85โ€™ |

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UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Robin Olsen | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช |
FB Ben Chrisene | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Kortney Hause | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Morgan Sanson | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
M Tim Iroegbunam | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
F Danny Ings | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Kristoffer Klaesson | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด |
RB Leo Fuhr Hjelde | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด |
M Lewis Bate | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Stuart McKinstry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
M Jamie Shackleton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Nohan Kenneh | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Joe Gelhardt | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
F Tyler Roberts | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |

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SQUAD STATS

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1st XI Cost: ยฃ171.95m
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: 1/11
Subs Cost: ยฃ0.00m
Team Cost: ยฃ171.95m
Squad Cost: ยฃ215.71m
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: 4/20

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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GK Emiliano Martรญnez | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ19.58m |
GK Robin Olsen | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช | ยฃ3.15m |

LB Lucas Digne | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ27.00m |
RB Matty Cash | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ | ยฃ14.18m |
FB Ben Chrisene | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |
RB Ashley Young | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |

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 |
CB Calum Chambers | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |

M Philippe Coutinho | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | Loan |
M Douglas Luiz | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ15.12m |
M Morgan Sanson | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ14.22m |
M John McGinn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ยฃ2.79m |
M Jacob Ramsey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |
M Carney Chukwuemeka | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |
M Tim Iroegbunam | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |

W Emiliano Buendรญa | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ34.56m |

F Danny Ings | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ31.59m |
CF Ollie Watkins | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ27.72m |

SQUAD STATS

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1st XI Cost: ยฃ121.03m
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: ยฃ4.59m
Team Cost: ยฃ125.62
Squad Cost: ยฃ132.69m
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 : 10/20
Homegrown: 2/20

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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GK Illan Meslier | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ5.85m |
GK Kristoffer Klaesson | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด | ยฃ1.80m |

RB Stuart Dallas | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ1.71m |
RB Luke Ayling | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ0.78m |
RB Leo Fuhr Hjelde | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด | Free |

CB Diego Llorente | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | ยฃ18.00m |
CB Robin Koch | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช | ยฃ11.70m |
CB Pascal Struijk | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | Free |

M Adam Forshaw | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ4.59m |
M Lewis Bate | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ1.58m |
M Mateusz Klich | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ | ยฃ1.53m |
M Stuart McKinstry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ยฃ0.22m |
M Jamie Shackleton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |
M Nohan Kenneh | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |

W Daniel James | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | ยฃ26.19m |
W Raphinha | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ16.74m |
W Jack Harrison | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ11.52m |

F Rodrigo | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | ยฃ27.00m |
F Tyler Roberts | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | ยฃ2.57m |
CF Joe Gelhardt | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ0.90m |

UNAVAILABLE

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Injury | 3 |
W Leon Bailey | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ | Thigh
M Marvelous Nakamba | ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ผ | Knee
Bertrand Traorรฉ | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ซ | Hamstring

Out On Loan | 13 |
M Conor Hourihane | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | Sheffield United
RB Frรฉdรฉric Guilbert | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | Strasbourg
CF Keinan Davis | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Forest
CF Wesley | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | Internacional
W Anwar El Ghazi | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | Everton
M Aaron Ramsey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Cheltenham
CF Caleb Chukwuemeka | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Livingston
W Jaden Philogene-Bidace | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Stoke
CF Cameron Archer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Preston
LB Matt Targett | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Newcastle
GK Filip Marschall | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Gateshead
GK Jed Steer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Luton
W Trรฉzรฉguet | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ | Basaksehir

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 CB Calum Chambers | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Possession F | 39%
Possession A | 61%
Shots F | 12
Shots A | 16
Shots on Target F | 4
Shots on Target A | 8
Corners F | 6
Corners A | 11
Fouls F | 11
Fouls A | 9

MATCH QUOTES

โ€œWe felt it has been a good time to reset and really go over our identity, our style and how we wanted to look going forward. We have had people in different places. A few people have had a rest who didnโ€™t really get that in the summer. We have had internationals away, who have all had a good time. They should be full of confidence. We believe we are in a good place. Hopefully, that will show tonight. โ€œWe want to build on the last result and performance. We had to win in a different way at Everton. They put us under pressure at the end but we showed we can fight and compete and win in a different way. Tonight we are at home and I want us to attack, play well and win in style. We also have to stop Leedsโ€™ strengths because they have four really dangerous attackers with pace and speed. They like to counter so our counter-press and balance need to be spot on. โ€œWe need to win as many duels as we can across the pitch. We know they have match-winners. If we can nullify their threat in the front four, we believe we will get opportunities and can create our own good moments. In terms of respect for this manager and team, Leeds are capable of beating anyone on their day if you allow them to show their style.โ€ Steven Gerrard, pre match. --- โ€œIt was a great experience being alongside Bielsa. We wanted to take the sting out of the game. It was frantic, end-to-end and 100 mph. We almost brought into the Leeds style and we needed more calm heads out there so it looked more like our style. โ€œThere was a lot to be pleased about. Our goals were superb. We conceded at a poor time just before the break but Leeds probably deserved that. โ€œBut it would have been unfair to go in 3-1 up I think. Leeds deserved that goal. They had a lot of movement and runners outside. We didnโ€™t have the same creativity ourselves going forward in the second half. A draw was the right result. A fun game for the fans tonight but not one for the coaches! โ€œIt was vintage Philippe Coutinho tonight. Heโ€™s certainly getting back close to where he was when the whole world was speaking about him. There was a lot to be pleased about in terms of our forward-play. Defensively we have to improve but Leeds are really unique. It was a wonderful game, just not for me! โ€œHeโ€™s still got improvements to do from a physical point of view but in terms of his technical ability you donโ€™t play for Brazil that many times or become a global superstar without that talent. He will get better and better. He is a joy to work with. โ€œWeโ€™re still learning a lot about the players and they are about us. Leeds take you places you donโ€™t want to go. They have pace and talent. We will try and improve but sometimes you have to pay credit to the opposition as well.โ€ โ€œHeโ€™s not following in anyoneโ€™s footsteps. Jacob Ramsey is Jacob Ramsey. He will be a terrific player. It wonโ€™t be long before the whole country is watching him Iโ€™m sure. He is right up there let me tell you.โ€ โ€œChaos is the right word. Even I needed a breather at half time. It was a great advert for the Premier League but we need to improve defensively and stop giving sloppy goals away. We need to learn from that.โ€ Steven Gerrard, post match. --- โ€œWe should have killed the game really at 3-1 up. In the second half I thought we were poor. It was like a basketball game. I think weโ€™re disappointed with a draw. โ€œIโ€™m obviously over the moon to get two goals at Villa Park in a big game but we let in two silly goals so Iโ€™m still disappointed. โ€œIf we go into the break 3-1 I think we come out better but they got that goal just before half time. Itโ€™s a game we need to look over and pick the positives out. Itโ€™s two points dropped but one weโ€™ll take.โ€ โ€œHe [Steven Gerrard] has given me a lot of confidence. I grew up watching him so now heโ€™s a gaffer I can only take his advice.โ€ โ€œIn the first half I thought we [Ramsey and Coutinho] linked up well. He set-up two goals for me and obviously got one himself too.โ€ Jacob Ramsey.

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