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Game #5614

Aston Villa

Saturday, 19 February 2022

Lost

12th (-)

Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ

Premier League

Watford

Attendance: 42,000

Villa Park

Aston Villa

0-1

Watford

Assist(s) | None |

MATCH SUMMARY

A worryingly flat Villa fail to turn up again and lose successive games to sides at the foot of the table in a performance very similar to the final days of former boss Dean Smith.

KEY MAN

Emiliano Buendรญa, pushed and drove but Villa now winless in seven of past eight.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 19 February 2022

๐Ÿ’ฅ | 5โ€™ VAR denies Villa a penalty
โฑ๏ธ | HT Aston Villa 0-0 Watford
๐ŸŸจ | 57โ€™ Booking, Matty Cash, Bad foul
๐Ÿ” | 58โ€™ Sub off, Douglas Luiz, Sub on, Ollie Watkins
๐Ÿ” | 65โ€™ Sub off, Matty Cash, Sub on, Ashley Young
๐Ÿ” | 71โ€™ Sub off, Emiliano Buendรญa, Sub on, Leon Bailey
๐Ÿฅ… | 78โ€™ Goal, 0-1, (Watford), Emmanuel Dennis
โฑ๏ธ | FT Aston Villa 0-1 Watford

ON THIS DAY

John McGinn makes his 130th start for the club in 133 appearances, whilst Emiliano Buendรญa makes his 20th start and Danny Ings his 15th since joining in June and August 2021 respectively.

This is the first 3.00pm Saturday fixture at Villa Park since Steven Gerrardโ€™s first game in charge, on Saturday, 20 November 2021.

The opposition, Watford, didnโ€™t feature a single homegrown player in their squad of 20 and only three players from the home nations of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

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

Watford

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
League Champions: โŒ
FA Cup Winners: โŒ
League Cup Winners: โŒ
Last Trophy: โŒ

FIXTURE HISTORY

Watford

Previous 5 vs. Watford: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ
None

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 2021-22 |
Matchday | #27 |
League Match | #24 |
Manager Game | #14 |
Saturday, 19 February 2022
Attendance | 42,000 |

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Steven Gerrard | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Merseyside, 2021-2022
Referee:ย Robert Jones | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Merseyside, 2016-
Kick off: 3.00pm
Half Time Score: ๐ŸŸจ 0-0
Full Time Result: ๐ŸŸฅ Lost
Full Time Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 0-1
Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ

MANAGERIAL RECORD

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

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 14 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 5 ๐ŸŸจ | 2 ๐ŸŸฅ 7 | 1.21

Villa Career Form:

Bottom 8

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee:ย Robert Jones | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Merseyside, 2016-
Matches Officiated: 7
๐ŸŸฉ : 2
๐ŸŸจ : 0
๐ŸŸฅ : 5
๐Ÿ†˜ : 0
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฅ 3 Mar 21, Villa 0-1 Sheffield United (a)
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ
Assistants: Simon Long, Scott Ledger.
Fourth official: Martin Atkinson.
VAR: Paul Tierney.
Assistant VAR: Lee Betts.

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ

Watford

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

TEAM NEWS

Steven Gerrard names the same squad that disappointed against Newcastle with the only change being Danny Ings coming into the starting line up in place of the benched Ollie Watkins.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age: 26.87
Oldest Player: F Danny Ings | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 29.95 |
Youngest Player: M Jacob Ramsey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 20.75 |

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 | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Douglas Luiz | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐Ÿ” |
M John McGinn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
M Philippe Coutinho | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท |
M Jacob Ramsey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Emiliano Buendรญa | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐Ÿ” |
F Danny Ings | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

MANAGER

Roy Hodgson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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Watford

GK Ben Foster | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Kiko Femenรญa | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
CB Craig Cathcart | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |
CB Samir | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐Ÿ” |
LB Hassane Kamara | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Moussa Sissoko | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
M Imrรขn Louza | ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆ |
M Tom Cleverley (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Ismaรฏla Sarr | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ” |
F Joshua King | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด |
CF Emmanuel Dennis | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ” |

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SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” | CF Ollie Watkins | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for M Douglas Luiz | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | 58โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | RB Ashley Young | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for RB Matty Cash | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ | 65โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | W Leon Bailey | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ | for W Emiliano Buendรญa | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท | 71โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” | M Ken Sema | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช | for CF Emmanuel Dennis | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ | 86โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | CB Christian Kabasele | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช | for W Ismaรฏla Sarr | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณ | 89โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | CF Cucho Hernรกndez | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด | for CB Samir | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | 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 Carney Chukwuemeka | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Tim Iroegbunam | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Daniel Bachmann | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น |
LB Adam Masina | ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆ |
RB Jeremy Ngakia | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฉ |
CB William Troost-Ekong | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ |
M Edo Kayembe | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฉ |
W Samuel Kalu | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ |

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SQUAD STATS

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1st XI Cost: ยฃ155.86m
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 : 5/11
Homegrown: 1/11
Subs Cost: ยฃ59.40m
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 : 11/20
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: ยฃ61.74m
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 : 3/11
Homegrown: โญ•/11
Subs Cost: ยฃ8.29m
Team Cost: ยฃ70.03m
Squad Cost: ยฃ81.46m
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 : 3/20
Homegrown: โญ•/20

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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GK Ben Foster | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ2.52m |
GK Daniel Bachmann | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น | Free |

LB Adam Masina | ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆ | ยฃ4.50m |
LB Hassane Kamara | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ | ยฃ3.60m |
RB Kiko Femenรญa | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | Free |
RB Jeremy Ngakia | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฉ | Free |

CB Christian Kabasele | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช | ยฃ6.26m |
CB Samir | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ4.50m |
CB Craig Cathcart | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | Free |
CB William Troost-Ekong | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ | Free |

M Imrรขn Louza | ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆ | ยฃ9.00m |
M Tom Cleverley (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ8.37m |
M Edo Kayembe | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฉ | ยฃ4.23m |
M Moussa Sissoko | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ3.15m |
M Ken Sema | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช | ยฃ2.03m |

W Ismaรฏla Sarr | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณ | ยฃ27.00m |
W Samuel Kalu | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ | ยฃ2.70m |

CF Emmanuel Dennis | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ | ยฃ3.60m |
CF Cucho Hernรกndez | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด | Free |
F Joshua King | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด | Free |

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 | 60%
Possession A | 40%
Shots F | 20
Shots A | 8
Shots on Target F | 1
Shots on Target A | 4
Corners F | 10
Corners A | 5
Fouls F | 12
Fouls A | 7

MATCH QUOTES

โ€œItโ€™s not too much different from my reaction last week. โ€œIโ€™m really frustrated and disappointed with the result and the outcome of the game. โ€œWeโ€™ve lacked quality in the final third, thatโ€™s for sure, and Iโ€™ve had a really honest conversation with the players. โ€œWe need to wake up and wake up fast because our recent form and our recent performances are way short in order to move up this table. โ€œI made one change. I thought Danny looked lively but he tired a little as the game went on. โ€œHeโ€™ll probably point towards needing more game time which I understand. โ€œI tried to make a few more changes and to be aggressive as the game went on because we were looking for a breakthrough. โ€œListen, weโ€™ve got in a lot of good areas today. We had a lot of the ball. The game panned out exactly as we thought. โ€œWe knew it would be on us to force the breakthrough but we lacked quality in the final third and we had one shot on target out of 19 which isnโ€™t enough. โ€œThat, for me, tells me itโ€™s a quality issue. โ€œThatโ€™s gotta come from within the dressing room. โ€œIn previous games weโ€™ve had that creation, invention and have looked exciting in a lot of games but, certainly, in the last two, I need to demand more of my players in the final third because weโ€™re getting into crossing positions. โ€œWeโ€™ve got really talented players and itโ€™s got to come from within. Players have to stand up and be counted. โ€œIโ€™ll take the heat and the pressure is on me, of course it is, but when itโ€™s a quality issue in the final third, itโ€™s gotta come from within the dressing room as well. โ€œYoung for Cash was a tactical change. โ€œHe was on a yellow card so itโ€™s a combination of him being on a yellow and tactical. โ€œWe know we were getting down the right-hand side and we were looking to throw something different at it. โ€œBut, because Watford were looking quite dangerous on the counter attack, I thought we might have to stop the game at certain points and, [with Matty Cash] on a yellow card, you can leave yourself vulnerable. โ€œThe last thing you need is to get a red card in that situation so I thought it was the right decision for the team. โ€œI wanted to throw two at it, two up top, try to make it more about the central defenders [so took off Douglas Luiz for Ollie Watkins]. โ€œI didnโ€™t think we needed a holding midfielder in that position at the time. We were controlling the game, getting in the right areas and I needed more bodies in the box and I needed more of a goal threat there. โ€œI felt like we were lacking something in the final third so I wanted to take someone who was playing deep out of the game and to be more ambitious and more aggressive. โ€œThe result is the same, thatโ€™s the reality. We carried the frustration on from last week. โ€œThatโ€™s on me, weโ€™ve only taken one point from our last three games. โ€œItโ€™s a bad combination in football when you concede goals and donโ€™t score many. โ€œI need to take that on my shoulders and the players need to as well. We need to stick together. โ€œIโ€™m not going to grasp at straws, the reality is we never had enough quality in the final third. We didnโ€™t creative enough. Ben Foster didnโ€™t have enough to do, especially at home. โ€œItโ€™s not difficult for me to motivate the players, but motivating yourself comes from within. Thatโ€™s on you as a footballer.โ€ Steven Gerrard.

MATCH REPORT