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Game #5626

Aston Villa

Sunday, 15 May 2022

Drew

12th (-1)

Last 5: 🟨 🟩 🟩 🟥 🟨

Premier League

Crystal Palace

Attendance: 41,136

Villa Park

Aston Villa

1-1

Crystal Palace

Assist(s) | Lucas Digne | 69' |

MATCH SUMMARY

Another missed opportunity to try and climb above last season's 11th placed finish as Villa toil before conceding a late equaliser. Meanwhile in Steven Gerrard bingo it’s another favourite: “we must be more ruthless and clinical.”

KEY MAN

Ollie Watkins, put Villa ahead in a disappointing draw.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Sunday, 15 May 2022

🟨 | 9’ Booking, Tyrone Mings, Bad foul
🕒 | HT Aston Villa 0-0 Crystal Palace
🔁 | 50’ Sub off, Ezri Konsa, Sub on, Calum Chambers
🔁 | 66’ Sub off, Marvelous Nakamba, Sub on, Jacob Ramsey
⚽ | 69’ Goal, 1-0, Ollie Watkins, Assist by Lucas Digne
🔁 | 71’ Sub off, Danny Ings, Sub on, Emiliano Buendía
🥅 | 81’ Goal, 1-1, (Crystal Palace), Jeffrey Schlupp
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 1-1 Crystal Palace

ON THIS DAY

John McGinn makes his 145th appearance for the club as Tyrone Mings chalks up his 125th start.

Ezri Konsa makes his 99th appearance for Villa but leaves the field early with injury - potentially meaning his century won’t be completed this season with just two games left to play.

Emiliano Buendía makes his 35th appearance as new permanent signing Philippe Coutinho makes his 15th start for the club.

Lucas Digne contributes his 3rd successive assist as Ollie Watkins hits his 11th goal of the season making it 27 goals for the club across his 70 starts.

Aston Villa

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

Crystal Palace

European Cup / Champions League: ❌
League Champions: ❌
FA Cup Winners: ❌
League Cup Winners: ❌
Last Trophy: ❌

FIXTURE HISTORY

Crystal Palace

Previous 5 vs. Palace: 🟥 🟩 🟩 🟥 🟩

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 2021-22 |
Matchday | #39 |
League Match | #36 |
Manager Game | #26 |
Sunday, 15 May 2022
Attendance | 41,136 |

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Steven Gerrard | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Merseyside, 2021-2022
Referee: Chris Kavanagh | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Ashton-under-Lyne, 2014-
Kick off: 2.00pm
Half Time Score: 🟨 0-0
Full Time Result: 🟨Drew
Full Time Score: 🟨 1-1
Last 5: 🟨 🟩 🟩 🟥 🟨

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Steven Gerrard | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

🕒 26 | 🟩 | 10 🟨 | 4 🟥 12 | 1.31

Villa Career Form:

Mid Table

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Chris Kavanagh | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Ashton-under-Lyne, 2014-
Matches Officiated: 15
🟩 : 4
🟨 : 5
🟥 : 6
🆘 : 2
Previous 5: 🟩 🟨 🟥 🟥 🟥
Last Match: 🟥 31 Oct 21, Villa 1-4 West Ham (h)
Cards: 🟨 🟨 🟨 🟨
Assistants: Harry Lennard, Nick Hopton.
Fourth official: Martin Atkinson.
VAR: David Coote.
Assistant VAR: James Mainwaring.

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

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Crystal Palace

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TEAM NEWS

Steven Gerrard names an unchanged line up from the team beaten by Liverpool last time out as Philippe Coutinho retains his place after signing permanently for the club in midweek.

The sole change to the squad of 20 being Jacob Ramsey returning to the bench after injury in place of Ben Chrisene.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age: | 27.60 |
Oldest Player: F Danny Ings | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 30.18 |
Youngest Player: M Douglas Luiz | 🇧🇷 | 24.03 |

MANAGER

Steven Gerrard | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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Aston Villa

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

MANAGER

Patrick Viera | 🇫🇷 |

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Crystal Palace

GK Jack Butland | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Nathaniel Clyne | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Joachim Andersen | 🇩🇰 |
CB Marc Guéhi | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
LB Tyrick Mitchell | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Cheikhou Kouyaté | 🇸🇳 | 🟨 |
M Conor Gallagher | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🟨 |
M Luka Milivojevic | 🇷🇸 | 🔁 |
M Eberechi Eze | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔁 |
W Wilfred Zaha | 🇨🇮 |
CF Jean-Philippe Mateta | 🇫🇷 | 🔁 |

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Not necessarily indicative of the actual matchday formation

SUBSTITUTES

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🔁 | CB Calum Chambers | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | for CB Ezri Konsa | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 50’ |
🔁 | M Jacob Ramsey | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | for M Marvelous Nakamba | 🇿🇼 | 66’ |
🔁 | W Emiliano Buendía | 🇦🇷 | for F Danny Ings | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 71’ |

SUBSTITUTES

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🔁 | CF Odsonne Édouard | 🇫🇷 | 🟨 | for CF Jean-Philippe Mateta | 🇫🇷 | 71’ |
🔁 | CF Christian Benteke (ex) | 🇧🇪 | for M Luka Milivojevic | 🇷🇸 | 78’ |
🔁 | M Jeffrey Schlupp | 🇬🇭 | ⚽ | for M Eberechi Eze | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 78’ |

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UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Robin Olsen | 🇸🇪 |
M Carney Chukwuemeka | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Morgan Sanson | 🇫🇷 |
M Tim Iroegbunam | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Ashley Young | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Bertrand Traoré | 🇧🇫 |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Vicente Guaita | 🇪🇸 |
RB Joel Ward | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Martin Kelly | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Will Hughes | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Jesurun Rak-Sakyi | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Jordan Ayew (ex) | 🇬🇭 |

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SQUAD STATS

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1st XI Cost: £174.67m
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 5/11
Homegrown: ⭕/11
Subs Cost: £34.56m
Team Cost: £209.23m
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 |

M Philippe Coutinho | 🇧🇷 | £18.00m |
M Douglas Luiz | 🇧🇷 | £15.12m |
M Morgan Sanson | 🇫🇷 | £14.22m |
M Marvelous Nakamba | 🇿🇼 | £10.80m |
M John McGinn | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | £2.79m |
M Jacob Ramsey | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Youth |
M Carney Chukwuemeka | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Youth |
M Tim Iroegbunam | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Free |

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: £90.30m
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 : 6/11
Homegrown: 1/11
Subs Cost: £55.17m
Team Cost: £145.47m
Squad Cost: £156.67m
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 : 10/20
Homegrown: 1/20

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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GK Jack Butland | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | £0.99m |
GK Vicente Guaita | 🇪🇸 | Free |

RB Martin Kelly | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | £1.80m |
RB Joel Ward | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | £0.58m |
LB Tyrick Mitchell | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Youth |
RB Nathaniel Clyne | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Free |

CB Joachim Andersen | 🇩🇰 | £15.75m |
CB Marc Guéhi | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | £21.00m |

M Eberechi Eze | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | £16.02m |
M Luka Milivojevic | 🇷🇸 | £13.59m |
M Jeffrey Schlupp | 🇬🇭 | £12.42m |
M Cheikhou Kouyaté | 🇸🇳 | £9.63m |
M Will Hughes | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | £6.30m |
M Conor Gallagher | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Loan |

W Wilfred Zaha | 🇨🇮 | £3.42m |
W Jesurun Rak-Sakyi | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Free |

CF Christian Benteke (ex) | 🇧🇪 | £28.08m |
CF Odsonne Édouard | 🇫🇷 | £14.67m |
CF Jean-Philippe Mateta | 🇫🇷 | £9.90m |
CF Jordan Ayew (ex) | 🇬🇭 | £2.52m |

UNAVAILABLE

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Injury | 2 |
CB Kortney Hause | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Abdomen
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 | 49%
Possession A | 51%
Shots F | 13
Shots A | 16
Shots on Target F | 4
Shots on Target A | 4
Corners F | 1
Corners A | 5
Fouls F | 11
Fouls A | 16

MATCH QUOTES

Pre-Match “I was aware a little bit before it was announced yesterday [Philippe Coutinho’s permanent signing], and I think it’s fantastic news for everyone connected with the club - most importantly the supporters. “The reaction has been very positive because you’ve seen over the last five months he’s played very well. There’s still loads left in him, in our opinion. “To have him here full-time and settled, he’ll go up another level - because that feeling of knowing where he’s going to be playing his football for the next four years will help him settle. “He’s a player who needs to feel wanted; he needs to feel support. Everyone has played a part – me, the coaching staff, all the support staff and, most importantly, the owners, Christian Purslow and Johan Lange have made him feel really special. “That’s where the decision’s come from. He feels really happy here and it’s fantastic that he wants to be part of this journey. “Phil is very humble, he is extremely professional and he sets standards on a daily basis. “This is a brilliant signing for Aston Villa. “Phil is a model professional and his impact on the group has been very clear since he joined in January. “With the way he conducts himself on and off the pitch, he’s also a valuable role model for our younger players who can only benefit from his experience. “As we look to build towards next season, it is incredible to work at a club that executes its business so decisively and smoothly. “There is always a purpose and an importance to every fixture. We want to finish as high as we can.” Steven Gerrard. --- “I think Patrick [Vieira] will say that [it was a fair result]. “We’re a little bit frustrated. It was a good battle. We improved a lot in the second half. We expect to score more than one goal and we’ve conceded naively on a set play. “Credit to Ollie [Watkins] for pulling through [after suffering an injury in midweek]. Maybe a lot of other players wouldn’t have put their body on the line today. “If you can’t win the game it is important to take something from it. “We didn’t need to give the foul away. We need to defend situations better. If you don’t defend second phases you will concede goals. “We need to be more ruthless and clinical. 🥊 We are creating good chances. We still concede stupid goals. There’s a lot of areas we need to improve and we will try and do that for next season. “I don’t think there was much wrong with it, in all honesty. It was a really close game. I thought Patrick’s team caused us some issues in the first half and we had to tweak one or two things at half-time. “Going over the chances in the game, I think on another day if we were more ruthless and more clinical, 🥊 we would have been sitting here talking about three points rather than one. It was really naïve in terms of the goal we’ve conceded but, overall our performance, there wasn’t too much wrong with it.” “We’re concerned about Ezri. Normally, someone like him wouldn’t come off the pitch unless there was a problem. I think we have got a problem. We’ll send him off for an MRI scan. He’s got a problem in the knee area. I’ll be extremely surprised if he plays again [this season]. We’ll know in the next 24-48 hours when we send him for an MRI scan. The issue is in the knee area. “I don’t think any of my staff were joking around with him [Wilfried Zaha]. I think he was talking to himself or the crowd. None of my staff were engaging with Wilfried Zaha. Listen, it’s a sideshow at the end of the day. He had a really quiet afternoon and we dealt with him well. That’s the main thing and that’s all I’m concerned about. “They’ve got dangerous players, they’re a good team and we haven’t conceded one set-play well enough on a second phase. That’s cost us two points. We were naive to give the foul away in the first place because we’re 1-0 up at home and still creating chances in and around that to take the game to Palace. “We were extremely naive to concede in the way we did. Outside of that, I thought we did just enough to edge the game. I expected a close game because of where we’re sitting in the table and that’s what everyone has seen. “It’s on [a top 10 finish to improve on Dean Smith’s 2020-21 final position] but it’s slightly more difficult now. We needed to take control of that and take maximum points today but my players are frustrated and I really like it, I like that there really frustrated and, hopefully, we can take that frustration out on Burnley on Thursday night because if we want to be a more consistent team at home, we have to be more ruthless 🥊 and clinical in front of goal. “That’s two games now in a short space of time where we’re a little frustrated where we haven’t taken the big chances that we’re creating. We’re doing ever so well to create them. “At times we have. You look at Southampton, for example, where everything clicks in and you take your chances. A lot of away games we’ve been ruthless. At Burnley, we were clinical to take the points. We’ve had chances; Man City late on to sneak a draw, chances against Liverpool, Tottenham in the first half, double figures in the first half. Chances again today, they’ve caused us some issues with chances. But you look at who had the clearer of chances. “Danny had a couple in the first half where you expect him to burst the net with his quality. Ollie has a header cleared off the line and gets put through on a tight angle. I think we created enough to score more than one goal today.” “I was asked about [Ollie Watkins] before the game and a lot of the players wouldn’t have been available given the way he’s battled through and put himself and his body on the line for 90 minutes. He’s a warrior, he’s strong, he’s a delight to work with. Maybe that’s why he wasn’t firing on all cylinders in terms of his chances today but his performance was fine for me. “I’m sure Patrick will have something to say but the duals and challenges were getting played on all over the pitch so I don’t see any reason why it [Ollie Watkins’ goal] shouldn’t have been ruled out. Ollie deserves all the credit for that goal. We asked him to really play with the eye of the tiger in the second half and he did. He deserves the credit. “Great cross from Lucas who was outstanding but, without Ollie breathing down [Guehi’s] neck, we don’t get that goal. The ball was a wonderful cross but the presence of Ollie has led to the defender to concede a goal. That’s where we had the game exactly where we wanted it. “We were so naïve to let them back in the way we did today. “We need to cut out the moments. We said that Crystal Palace carry a threat and they were throwing more profile at the game in terms of Benteke and Edouard, big guys, so we knew they were becoming more dangerous at set-plays. To concede that foul in the final third when there was no need to was naïve. But, once we accepted that, we need to deal with the first ball which we did. Second phase, we were caught sleeping so we’ve got ourselves to blame and that’s where the frustration has come from.” Steven Gerrard.

MATCH REPORT