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Game #5613

Aston Villa

Sunday, 13 February 2022

Lost

12th (-1)

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ

Premier League

Newcastle United

Attendance: 52,207

St James' Park

State of Saudi Arabia

1-0

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | None |

MATCH SUMMARY

An awful first half performance gifts Newcastle the lead and the relegation threatened side could have been out of sight had they capitalised on all Villa's defensive mistakes.

KEY MAN

Calum Chambers, penalised with a penalty, that became a free kick, and a goal.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Sunday, 13 February 2022

๐Ÿ’ฅ | 32โ€™ Penalty awarded (Newcastle United)
๐Ÿ’ฅ | 33โ€™ Decision over-ruled, VAR awards free kick
๐Ÿฅ… | 33โ€™ Goal, 0-1, (Newcastle United), Kieran Trippier
๐ŸŸจ | 42โ€™ Booking, John McGinn, Bad foul
โฑ๏ธ | HT Newcastle United 1-0 Aston Villa
โšฝ | 61โ€™ Goal, 1-1, Ollie Watkins
๐Ÿ’ฅ | 63โ€™ VAR disallows goal
๐Ÿ” | 72โ€™ Sub off, Ollie Watkins, Sub on, Danny Ings
๐Ÿ” | 72โ€™ Sub off, Emiliano Buendรญa, Sub on, Leon Bailey
๐Ÿ” | 85โ€™ Sub off, John McGinn, Sub on, Carney Chukwuemeka
๐ŸŸจ | 89โ€™ Booking, Douglas Luiz, Bad foul
๐ŸŸจ | 90โ€™+5โ€™ Booking, Leon Bailey, Bad foul
๐ŸŸจ | 90โ€™+7โ€™ Booking, Jacob Ramsey, Bad foul
โฑ๏ธ | FT Newcastle United 1-0 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Once again eight of Villa's twenty man squad arrived at the club without transfer fees, (Newcastle four). Meanwhile, Leon Bailey comes on as a second half substitute for his tenth appearance in twenty six games since his ยฃ28,800,000 move from Bayer 04 Leverkusen.

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

Newcastle United

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: โŒ
Last Trophy: 1954-55

FIXTURE HISTORY

Newcastle United

Previous 5 vs. Saudi Arabia:: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 2021-22 |
Matchday | #26 |
League Match | #23 |
Manager Game | #13 |
Sunday, 13 February 2022
Attendance | 52,207 |

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Steven Gerrard | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Merseyside, 2021-2022
Referee: Craig Pawson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Sheffield & Hallam, 2008-
Kick off: 2.00pm
Half Time Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 0-1
Full Time Result: ๐ŸŸฅ Lost
Full Time Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 0-1
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ

MANAGERIAL RECORD

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

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 13 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 5 ๐ŸŸจ | 2 ๐ŸŸฅ 6 | 1.31

Villa Career Form:

Mid Table

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Craig Pawson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Sheffield & Hallam, 2008-
Matches Officiated: 19
๐ŸŸฉ : 5
๐ŸŸจ : 4
๐ŸŸฅ : 10
๐Ÿ†˜ : 1
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฉ 22 Jan 22, Villa 1-0 Everton (a)
Incidents: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ
Assistants: Lee Betts, Ian Hussin.
Fourth official: Mike Dean.
VAR: Paul Tierney.
Assistant VAR: James Mainwaring.

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Newcastle United

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

TEAM NEWS

Calum Chambers makes his first Villa start in place of the suspended Ezri Konsa whilst Leon Bailey makes a return to the squad after nine games out injured.

Ben Chrisene, 17, retains his squad place alongside Carney Chukwuemeka, 18 and Tim Iroegbunam, 19.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age: 26.53
Oldest Player: M Philippe Coutinho | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | 29.69
Youngest Player: M Jacob Ramsey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 20.73

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 Calum Chambers | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
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 |
M Douglas Luiz | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐ŸŸจ |
M John McGinn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Philippe Coutinho | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท |
M Jacob Ramsey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
W Emiliano Buendรญa | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Ollie Watkins | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |

MANAGER

Eddie Howe | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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Newcastle United

GK Martin Dubravka | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ |
RB Kieran Trippier | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ” |
CB Dan Burn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
CB Fabian Schรคr |๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ|
RB Javier Manquillo | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Joe Willock | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Jonjo Shelvey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Joelinton | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐ŸŸจ |
W Ryan Fraser | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
W Allan Saint-Maximin | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
CF Chris Wood | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ |

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SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” | F Danny Ings | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for CF Ollie Watkins | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 72โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | W Leon Bailey | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ | ๐ŸŸจ | for W Emiliano Buendรญa | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท | 72โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | M Carney Chukwuemeka | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for M John McGinn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | 85โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” | RB Emil Krafth | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช | for RB Kieran Trippier | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 48โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | LB Paul Dummett | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | for RB Javier Manquillo | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | 50โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | M Bruno Guimarรฃes | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | for M Joe Willock | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 89โ€™ |

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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 |
RB Ashley Young | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Karl Darlow | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Sean Longstaff | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Lucas De Bolle | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
M Miguel Almirรณn | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡พ |
W Jacob Murphy | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Dwight Gayle | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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SQUAD STATS

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1st XI Cost: ยฃ159.98m
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: ยฃ55.28m
Team Cost: ยฃ215.26m
Squad Cost: ยฃ232.54m
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 : 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 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 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 |
M Philippe Coutinho | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | Loan |

W Emiliano Buendรญa | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ34.56m |
W Leon Bailey | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ | ยฃ28.80m |

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: ยฃ162.36m
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: โญ•/11
Subs Cost: ยฃ42.64m
Team Cost: ยฃ205.00m
Squad Cost: ยฃ252.07m
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: 3/20

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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GK Karl Darlow | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ4.50m |
GK Martin Dubravka | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ | ยฃ3.60m |

RB Kieran Trippier | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ13.50m |
RB Emil Krafth | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช | ยฃ4.86m |
RB Javier Manquillo | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | ยฃ4.50m |
LB Paul Dummett | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | Youth |

CB Dan Burn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ13.50m |
CB Fabian Schรคr |๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ| ยฃ3.60m |

M Joelinton | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ39.60m |
M Bruno Guimarรฃes | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ37.78m |
M Joe Willock | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ26.46m |
M Miguel Almirรณn | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡พ | ยฃ21.60m |
M Jonjo Shelvey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ14.40m |
M Sean Longstaff | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |
M Lucas De Bolle | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | Youth |

W Allan Saint-Maximin | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ16.20m |
W Jacob Murphy | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ10.17m |
W Ryan Fraser | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | Free |

CF Chris Wood | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ | ยฃ27.00m |
CF Dwight Gayle | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ10.80m |

UNAVAILABLE

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Injury | 2 |
M Marvelous Nakamba | ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ผ | Knee
W Bertrand Traorรฉ | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ซ | Hamstring

Suspension | 1 |
CB Ezri Konsa | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Possession F | 63%
Possession A | 37%
Shots F | 11
Shots A | 10
Shots on Target F | 1
Shots on Target A | 2
Corners F | 6
Corners A | 3
Fouls F | 15
Fouls A | 22

MATCH QUOTES

โ€œFrom start to finish we werenโ€™t good enough and deserved nothing from the game. โ€œWe were honest with the players half-time and we got a bit of a reaction but Iโ€™ve got no complaints with the result. โ€œI believe you make your own luck away from home and we were nowhere near it today. โ€œI expect more from this team collectively and individually. We feel frustrated and disappointed. โ€œI donโ€™t think there was much in it today but Newcastle didnโ€™t have to play incredibly well to win it. We need to move on and move on quickly.โ€ โ€œLook, collectively we need to improve. Weโ€™ve got a lot of work to do. โ€œWe didnโ€™t deserve anything out of the game given the level of performance that we gave. Thatโ€™s clear to me and some changes in the team need to happen as well. โ€œOn the evidence of that, weโ€™re short in a lot of places. I think we slightly improved after the break and had a 10 to 15 minute period where we pushed but, in terms of what we created in the game today, that was a concern because I think we had one shot on target. โ€œI donโ€™t think Newcastle had to play ever so well to beat us. Thatโ€™s a big frustration as well. Obviously, the goal we conceded is poor from our point of view and our set-plays, for and against, were poor today so, listen, in a lot of ways we were way off it. โ€œThe easy way out for me is to say things are going to take time. We want to see improvements now. There has been a lot of positives and excitement and good performances along the way so far. โ€œBut, today, the frustrating thing is there were no signs of them steps in the right direction. We were poor in a lot of areas which is a concern. โ€œWeโ€™ve got to be careful that we donโ€™t get dragged down. Weโ€™ve got to have a purpose for every single game. โ€œToday, when we started, the players didnโ€™t show any urgency until half-time. We never showed what weโ€™re about until half-time. โ€œWeโ€™ve got a lot of work to do in a short space of time. The players know they were nowhere near it today. The staff know it. Collectively, we all need to improve โ€œWeโ€™ve come to the game too late! You canโ€™t come to games in the Premier League after 45 minutes. โ€œYou canโ€™t be relying on one incident in the second half to say that you deserve something out of the game. We need to be creating more, be more dangerous. โ€œThereโ€™s not many people who can be proud of their performance today, probably two or three who I thought were close to the level thatโ€™s accepted. โ€œEven the subs coming to the game didnโ€™t bring much. Our set plays didnโ€™t look right. Across the board, weโ€™ve got a lot to work on. โ€œI think VAR have taken a long time to make a decision. That tells you itโ€™s extremely close. โ€œSometimes you perform to a level away from home where you make your own luck but I donโ€™t think our level was anywhere near it today so we got what we deserved from this game. We have no complaints with the outcome. โ€œIt might have been different had the decision gone in our favour but weโ€™d be clutching at straws if weโ€™re pointing fingers towards VAR.โ€ Steven Gerrard.

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