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Game #5624

Aston Villa

Saturday, 7 May 2022

Won

11th (+2)

Last 5: 🟥 🟥 🟨 🟩 🟩

Premier League

Burnley

Attendance: 20,891

Turf Moor

Burnley

1-3

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | Emiliano Buendía | 8’ | Lucas Digne | 31’ | John McGinn | 52’ |

MATCH SUMMARY

Things WE always knew: Ollie Watkins and Danny Ings CAN play together; Emiliano Buendía > Philippe Coutinho.

KEY MAN

Emiliano Buendía, ran the game as Villa beat doomed Burnley.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 7 May 2022

⚽ | 8’ Goal, 1-0, Danny Ings, Assist by Emiliano Buendía
🟨 | 21’ Booking, Lucas Digne, Bad foul
⚽ | 31’ Goal, 2-0, Emiliano Buendía, Assist by Lucas Digne
🟨 | 45’+1 Booking, Ollie Watkins, Bad foul
🕒 HT Burnley 0-2 Aston Villa
⚽ | 52’ Goal, 3-0, Ollie Watkins, Assist by John McGinn
🔁 | 69’ Sub off, Calum Chambers, Sub on, Carney Chukwuemeka
🔁 | 74’ Sub off, Danny Ings, Sub on, Ashley Young
🔁 | 80’ Sub off, Emiliano Buendía, Sub on, Philippe Coutinho
🥅 | 90’+1 Goal, 3-1, (Burnley) Maxwell Cornet
🕒 FT Burnley 1-3 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Super John McGinn makes his 140th start for the club since joining in the Championship years in August 2018.

Meanwhile, Ollie Watkins becomes one of just nine players to have scored 10 or more Premier League goals in each of the last two campaigns, and one of only four Englishmen to do so along with Harry Kane, Jamie Vardy and Raheem Sterling.

Aston Villa

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

Burnley

European Cup / Champions League: ❌
League Champions: 🏆🏆
FA Cup Winners: 🏆
League Cup Winners: ❌
Last Trophy: 1959-60

FIXTURE HISTORY

Burnley

Previous 5 vs. Burnley: 🟥 🟨 🟩 🟨 🟥

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 2021-22 |
Matchday | #37 |
League Match | #34 |
Manager Game | #24 |
Saturday, 7 May 2022
Attendance | 20,891 |

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Steven Gerrard | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Merseyside, 2021-2022
Referee: David Coote | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Nottinghamshire, 2010-
Kick off: 3.00pm
Half Time Score: 🟩 2-0
Full Time Result: 🟩 Won
Full Time Score: 🟩 3-1
Last 5: 🟥 🟥 🟨 🟩 🟩

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Steven Gerrard | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

🕒 24 | 🟩 | 10 🟨 | 3 🟥 11 | 1.38

Villa Career Form:

Mid Table

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: David Coote | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Nottinghamshire, 2010-
Matches Officiated: 12
🟩 : 6
🟨 : 2
🟥 : 4
🆘 : 1
Previous 5: 🟩 🟥 🟩 🟩 🟨
Last Match: 🟨 15 Jan 22, Villa 2-2 United (h)
Cards: 🟨 🟨 🟨
Assistants: Gary Beswick, Nick Hopton.
Fourth official: Craig Pawson.
VAR: Paul Tierney.
Assistant VAR: Adam Nunn.

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

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Burnley

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TEAM NEWS

Steven Gerrard brings Ezri Konsa back into the side in a three man central defensive pick alongside Calum Chambers and Tyrone Mings.

Jacob Ramsey misses his first squad since being rested for Chelsea in September as he recovers from a groin injury.

Emiliano Buendía makes a welcome and well deserved return after recent strong cameo performances as Philippe Coutinho is dropped to the bench.

Douglas Luiz also returns in place of Tim Iroegbunam despite the youngster’s strong full debut last time out.

Danny Ings comes in after his equally strong performance up front alongside Ollie Watkins against Norwich as Leon Bailey is injured once again.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age: | 27.10 |
Oldest Player: F Danny Ings | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 30.16 |
Youngest Player: M Douglas Luiz | 🇧🇷 | 24.01 |

MANAGER

Steven Gerrard | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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Aston Villa

GK Emiliano Martínez | 🇦🇷 |
LB Lucas Digne | 🇫🇷 | 🟨 | 🔥 |
CB Calum Chambers | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔁 |
CB Ezri Konsa | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Tyrone Mings | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Matty Cash | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🇵🇱 |
M John McGinn | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | 🔥 |
M Douglas Luiz | 🇧🇷 |
W Emiliano Buendía | 🇦🇷 | 🔥 | ⚽ |
F Danny Ings | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ |
CF Ollie Watkins | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🟨 | ⚽ |

MANAGER

Mike Jackson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | (Caretaker)

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Burnley

GK Nick Pope | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Connor Roberts | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
CB Nathan Collins | 🇮🇪 |
CB James Tarkowski | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔁 |
LB Charlie Taylor | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Jack Cork | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Josh Brownhill | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Dwight McNeil | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Aaron Lennon | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔁 |
CF Ashley Barnes | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔁 |
CF Wout Weghorst | 🇳🇱 |

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SUBSTITUTES

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🔁 | M Carney Chukwuemeka | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | for CB Calum Chambers | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 69’ |
🔁 | RB Ashley Young | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | for F Danny Ings | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 74’ |
🔁 | M Philippe Coutinho | 🇧🇷 | for W Emiliano Buendía | 🇦🇷 | 80’ |

SUBSTITUTES

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🔁 | CB Kevin Long | 🇮🇪 | for CB James Tarkowski | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 47’ |
🔁 | W Maxwel Cornet | 🇨🇮 | for W Aaron Lennon | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 66’ |
🔁 | LB Erik Pieters | 🇳🇱 | for CF Ashley Barnes | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 72’ |

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UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Robin Olsen | 🇸🇪 |
CB Josh Feeney | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Marvelous Nakamba | 🇿🇼 |
M Morgan Sanson | 🇫🇷 |
M Tim Iroegbunam | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Bertrand Traoré | 🇧🇫 |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Wayne Hennessey | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
RB Matt Lowton (ex) | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Phil Bardsley (ex) | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Dale Stephens | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Max Thomas | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Dara Costelloe | 🇮🇪 |

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SQUAD STATS

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1st XI Cost: £198.43m
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 6/11
Homegrown: ⭕/11
Subs Cost: £0.00m
Team Cost: £198.43m
Squad Cost: £240.01m
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 10/20
Homegrown: 3/20

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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GK Emiliano Martínez | 🇦🇷 | £19.58m |
GK Robin Olsen | 🇸🇪 | £3.15m |

LB Lucas Digne | 🇫🇷 | £27.00m |
RB Matty Cash | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🇵🇱 | £14.18m |
RB Ashley Young | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Free |

CB Tyrone Mings | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | £20.60m |
CB Ezri Konsa | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | £11.97m |
CB Calum Chambers | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Free |
CB Josh Feeney | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Free |

M Douglas Luiz | 🇧🇷 | £15.12m |
M Morgan Sanson | 🇫🇷 | £14.22m |
M Marvelous Nakamba | 🇿🇼 | £10.80m |
M John McGinn | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | £2.79m |
M Carney Chukwuemeka | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Youth |
M Tim Iroegbunam | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Free |
M Philippe Coutinho | 🇧🇷 | Loan |

W Emiliano Buendía | 🇦🇷 | £34.56m |
W Bertrand Traoré | 🇧🇫 | £16.56m |

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

SQUAD STATS

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1st XI Cost: £51.79m
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 9/11
Homegrown: 1/11
Subs Cost: £14.80m
Team Cost: £51.79m
Squad Cost: £66.59m
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 14/20
Homegrown: 1/20

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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GK Nick Pope | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | £1.17m |
GK Wayne Hennessey | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 | Free |

RB Connor Roberts | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 | £2.61m |
RB Matt Lowton (ex) | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | £1.26m |
LB Erik Pieters | 🇳🇱 | £0.99m |
RB Phil Bardsley (ex) | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | £0.76m |
LB Charlie Taylor | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Free |

CB Nathan Collins | 🇮🇪 | £12.60m |
CB James Tarkowski | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | £3.60m |
CB Kevin Long | 🇮🇪 | £0.31m |

M Josh Brownhill | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | £9.00m |
M Jack Cork | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | £8.19m |
M Dale Stephens | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | £0.99m |

W Maxwel Cornet | 🇨🇮 | £13.50m |
W Aaron Lennon | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | £1.53m |
W Dwight McNeil | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Youth |
W Max Thomas | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Free |
W Dara Costelloe | 🇮🇪 | Free |

CF Wout Weghorst | 🇳🇱 | £12.60m |
CF Ashley Barnes | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | £0.49m |

UNAVAILABLE

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Injury | 3 |
CB Kortney Hause | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Abdomen
M Jacob Ramsey | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Groin
W Leon Bailey | 🇯🇲 | Groin

On Loan | 13 |
M Conor Hourihane | 🇮🇪 | Sheffield United
RB Frédéric Guilbert | 🇫🇷 | Strasbourg
CF Keinan Davis | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Forest
CF Wesley | 🇧🇷 | Internacional
W Anwar El Ghazi | 🇳🇱 | Everton
M Aaron Ramsey | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Cheltenham
CF Caleb Chukwuemeka | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Livingston
W Jaden Philogene-Bidace | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Stoke
CF Cameron Archer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Preston
LB Matt Targett | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Newcastle
GK Filip Marschall | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Gateshead
GK Jed Steer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Luton
W Trézéguet | 🇪🇬 | Basaksehir

UNAVAILABLE

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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 | 51%
Possession A | 49%
Shots F | 12
Shots A | 14
Shots on Target F | 7
Shots on Target A | 6
Corners F | 5
Corners A | 4
Fouls F | 11
Fouls A | 13

MATCH QUOTES

“I was pleased with a lot of things; the points are the most important thing. “If I’m being honest. I thought it was a really strong away performance. With all due respect I thought we were better and stronger in every department. “Obviously, it was slightly frustrating we didn’t see it out and get that clean sheet because I thought our performance didn’t deserve that but I won’t let it spoil what was a fantastic performance across the board today. There were a lot of strong performances from the boys. “We’ve shown we can be strong away from home and we were better in every department today, with all due respect. “I put it on them before the game. I said, ‘Look, we’ve got a lot of people in the team that are going to fight and do the dirty work but it’s important, in our moments, that the front three go and win us the game’. “When our moments came, we showed our quality, we were ruthless 🥊 in front of goal. The front three won us the game, but everyone stood up today. “You saw it last week with [Danny] Ings and [Ollie] Watkins; they got us the goals and looked dangerous as a pair. A lot of people on the outside don’t believe in [their partnership], I certainly do. We gave Emi Buendia a chance and I thought he was fantastic, really creative.” “It was a realty strong away performance against a side who have taken 10 out of 12 points in a really good moment. “This is a tough place to come so my players deserve a lot of credit. “Danny and Ollie can be a real threat together and I thought the service from little Emi was outstanding. “John [McGinn] was the back up, if you like, with his cross and quality. The three goals we’ve scored were really outstanding in different ways. “You have to remember that we’ve come up against a team here who were in a great place, 10 points out of 12 and on the back of that manager bounce. The boys have come to a tough place and put in a right top performance. I’m delighted with it and, before the game, the team talk was all about purpose. “We knew Burnley had a big purpose today, we knew it was a really important game for them but I said to the players ours has got to mean more. That’s to try and finish as high as we can in the top-10. We’ve pushed closer to that and there’s always a purpose in football. It’s important we don’t let this season fizzle out - and that was my message to the players. “We have been a really strong away team in the main; when our moments come, we’ve proved we can be ruthless 🥊. But this was up there with our best. We’ve been indifferent at home, so we know what we need to work on. “There should be a freshness about us because we only play once a week; the lads have prepared well. We’re in a good place and we’ve got a tough game on Tuesday [against Liverpool] but we’ll make a couple of changes and rest up to make sure the team is ready. “It is about enjoying tonight; it puts us closer to where we want to be. “No, Phil [Coutinho] was (not disappointed) to miss out. There’s not much ego in this group. They’re a right good set of lads. "The schedule, we’ve been playing one game a week/two weeks which isn’t enough. We want to be in a place where the games come thick and fast. “We want Philippe Coutinho here. “We’ve just entered the period where it’s going to change with five games in a short space of time. Phil and Emi will both get enough game time to keep them satisfied. They know that you can’t go Saturday-Tuesday-Saturday all of the time. Phil understood it. “He’s played a lot and respected and understood that Emi deserves to play now and again as well - plus there’s the option of playing them both as well. “I thought he [Emiliano Buendía] was terrific. “Look, we’ve got five games in 15/16 days. I don’t think it’s fair to ask any of the players to play all of them. “Emi’s showed me that he’s ready. He trained very well and I gave him an opportunity today and he took it. “I’m delighted to have them both. There will be different challenges and tests for them both and they can’t play in all the games and have all the minutes. I’m the lucky one who has both options.” Steven Gerrard. ”It was a great performance; it is always difficult coming here and we dealt with their long balls really well. “They didn’t have many clear chances, we were good on set pieces and we scored three good goals. A lot of positives to take. “We came here last year and went 1-0 up only to lose 3-2; they kept coming at us and we didn’t deal with their long balls. We knew we had to do that and we punished them at the other end. “Scoring early breaks the ice and we knew the importance of that third goal; if they scored it they’d have had momentum. It is nice to get into double figures for goals and we are hoping to get top-10. “We need to keep the momentum going.” Ollie Watkins

MATCH REPORT