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Game #5629

Aston Villa

Saturday, 6 August 2022

Lost

16th

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ

Premier League

Attendance: 10,000

AFC Bournemouth

Vitality Stadium

A new season, no change, Gerrard falls flat again and it's now two wins in twelve for Villa.

AFC Bournemouth

2-0

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | None

KEY MAN

Boubacar Kamara, debut

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 6 August 2022

๐ŸŸข | Debut, Diego Carlos, Boubacar Kamara
๐Ÿฅ… | 3โ€™ Goal, 0-1, (AFC Bournemouth), Jefferson Lerma
๐ŸŸจ | 23โ€™ Booking, Danny Ings, Bad foul
๐ŸŸจ | 45โ€™+3 Booking, Jacob Ramsey, Bad foul
๐Ÿ•’ | HT AFC Bournemouth 1-0 Aston Villa
๐Ÿ” | 46โ€™ Sub off, Jacob Ramsey, Sub on, Emiliano Buendรญa
๐Ÿ” | 66โ€™ Sub off, Danny Ings, Sub on, Ollie Watkins
๐Ÿฅ… | 80โ€™ Goal, 0-2, (AFC Bournemouth), Kiefer Moore
๐Ÿ” | 82โ€™ Sub off, Boubacar Kamara, Sub on, Douglas Luiz
๐Ÿ” | 82โ€™ Sub off, Philippe Coutinho, Sub on Cameron Archer
๐ŸŸจ | 90โ€™+3 Booking, Douglas Luiz, Bad foul
๐Ÿ•’ | FT AFC Bournemouth 2-0 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Brazilian international centre back Diego Carlos made his Villa debut aged 29 after joining from Sevilla for ยฃ27,900,000 in July 2022. Diego became the fourth Brazilian to sign for Villa alongside Wesley, Douglas Luiz and Phillippe Coutinho.

French international midfielder Boubacar Kamara made his Villa debut aged 22 after joining from Marseille on a free transfer in July 2022. Boubacar became the third Frenchman in the first team squad alongside Lucas Digne and Morgan Sanson whilst fellow countryman Frรฉdรฉric Guilbert also remains with the club.

Meanwhile, Villa centre half Ezri Konsa made his 100th appearance for the club aged 25 having joined from Brentford for ยฃ11.97m in July 2019.

Philippe Coutinho made his 20th appearance for the club since his debut in January 2022 and Jacob Ramsey recorded his 40th start aged just 21 since breaking into the first team in February 2019.

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

AFC Bournemouth

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

AFC Bournemouth

Previous 5 vs. Bournemouth: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 2022-23 |
Matchday | #1 |
League Match | #1 |
Manager Game | #29 |
Saturday, 6 August 2022
Attendance | 10,000 |

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Steven Gerrard | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Merseyside, 2021-2022
Referee: Peter Bankes | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Liverpool, 2014-
Kick off: 3.00pm
Half Time Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 0-1
Full Time Result: ๐ŸŸฅ Lost
Full Time Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 0-2
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Peter Bankes | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Liverpool, 2014-
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ
Last Match: 5 Mar 22, Villa 4-0 Southampton (h)
Incidents: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ
Assistants: Eddie Smart, Nick Greenhalgh.
Fourth official: James Linington.
VAR: Michael Salisbury.
Assistant VAR: Constantine Hatzidakis.

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

AFC Bournemouth

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Peter Bankes

TEAM NEWS

Steven Gerrard hands debuts to summer signings Diego Carlos and Boubacar Kamara as Ezri Konsa is chosen to partner the Brazilian colossus. Meanwhile Leon Bailey is handed his first start since April after his sparkling pre-season form.

The bench represents one of the strongest ever seen with Mings, Chambers, Luiz, Buendรญa and Watkins giving Gerrard a plethora of international options whilst Cameron Archer deservedly represents the Villa youth ahead of what is hoped to be a breakthrough season for the local boy.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age: | 27.15 |
Oldest Starter: CF Danny Ings | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 30.40 |
Youngest Starter: M Jacob Ramsey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 21.19 |
Oldest Squad Player: RB Ashley Young | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 37.09 |
Youngest Squad Player: CF Cameron Archer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 20.66 |
Oldest Substitute: CF Ollie Watkins | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 26.62 |
Youngest Substitute: CF Cameron Archer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 20.66 |

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

MANAGER

MANAGER

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

Scott Parker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Aston Villa

GK Emiliano Martรญnez | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท |
RB Matty Cash | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
CB Ezri Konsa | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Diego Carlos | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐ŸŸข |
LB Lucas Digne | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
M John McGinn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
M Boubacar Kamara | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐ŸŸข | ๐Ÿ” |
M Jacob Ramsey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Philippe Coutinho | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐Ÿ” |
W Leon Bailey | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ |
CF Danny Ings | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ” |

AFC Bournemouth

GK Mark Travers | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
RB Adam Smith | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
CB Chris Mepham | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
CB Lloyd Kelly | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Jordon Zemura | ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ผ |
M Ben Pearson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Phillip Billing | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Jefferson Lerma | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด | โšฝ |
M Marcus Tavernier | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Kiefer Moore | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
CF Dominic Solanke | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | W Emiliano Buendรญa | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท | for M Jacob Ramsey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 46โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | CF Ollie Watkins | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for CF Danny Ings | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 66โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | M Douglas Luiz | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐ŸŸจ | for M Boubacar Kamara | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | 82โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | CF Cameron Archer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for M Philippe Coutinho | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | 82โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | M Lewis Cook | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for M Ben Pearson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 72โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | M Ryan Christie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | for M Marcus Tavernier | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 86โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | W Junior Stanislas | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for CF Dominic Solanke | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 89โ€™ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Robin Olsen | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช |
LB Ludwig Augustinsson | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช |
RB Ashley Young | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Tyrone Mings | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Calum Chambers | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

M Emiliano Marcondes | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ | Free |
RB Jack Stacey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ4.01m |
W Siriki Dembรฉlรฉ | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ | ยฃ2.38m |
CB James Hill | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ1.08m |
W Jaidon Anthony | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |
GK Will Dennis | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |

SQUAD STATS

1st XI Cost: ยฃ172.78m
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: 1/11
Subs Cost: ยฃ80.28m
Team Cost: ยฃ253.06m
Squad Cost: ยฃ277.13m
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 : 9/20
Homegrown: 2/20

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ | ยฃ14.18m |
RB Ashley Young | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |
LB Ludwig Augustinsson | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช | Loan |

CB Diego Carlos | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ27.90m |
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 Calum Chambers | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |

M Douglas Luiz | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ15.12m |
M John McGinn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ยฃ2.79m |
M Boubacar Kamara | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | Free |
M Jacob Ramsey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |
M Philippe Coutinho | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ18.00m |

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

CF 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 |
CF Cameron Archer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |

SQUAD STATS

1st XI Cost: ยฃ99.18m
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 : 7/11
Homegrown: 1/11
Subs Cost: ยฃ8.91m
Team Cost: ยฃ108.09m
Squad Cost: ยฃ115.56m
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 : 14/20
Homegrown: 5/20

MATCHDAY SQUAD

GK Mark Travers | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | Free |
GK Will Dennis | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |

RB Jack Stacey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ4.01m |
LB Jordon Zemura | ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ผ | Free |
RB Adam Smith | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |

CB Lloyd Kelly | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ13.32m |
CB Chris Mepham | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | ยฃ12.24m |
CB James Hill | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ1.08m |

M Jefferson Lerma | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด | ยฃ25.20m |
M Phillip Billing | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ | ยฃ14.85m |
M Marcus Tavernier | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ10.71m |
M Lewis Cook | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ6.30m |
M Ryan Christie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ยฃ2.61m |
M Ben Pearson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |
M Emiliano Marcondes | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ | Free |

W Siriki Dembรฉlรฉ | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ | ยฃ2.38m |
W Junior Stanislas | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |
W Jaidon Anthony | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |

CF Dominic Solanke | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ19.08m |
CF Kiefer Moore | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | ยฃ3.78m |

UNAVAILABLE

Injury | 2 |
GK Jed Steer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Achilles
CB Kortney Hause | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Abdomen

Out On Loan | 7 |
W Indiana Vassilev | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | Inter Miami
GK Viljami Sinisalo | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ | Burton
M Finn Azaz | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Plymouth
CF Louie Barry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | MK Dons
CF Wesley | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | Levante
W Jaden Philogene-Bidace | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Cardiff
M Aaron Ramsey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Norwich

Not Selected | 7 |
RB Frรฉdรฉric Guilbert | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
M Morgan Sanson | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
M Marvelous Nakamba | ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ผ |
M Tim Iroegbunam | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Bertrand Traorรฉ | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ซ |
W Anwar El-Ghazi | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
CF Keinan Davis | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

UNAVAILABLE

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:

โ€‹

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 Diego Carlos | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท |
๐ŸŸข M Boubacar Kamara | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
๐ŸŸข LB Ludwig Augustinsson | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช | First Squad Appearance |

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Possession F | 66%
Possession A | 34%
Shots F | 15
Shots A | 7
Shots on Target F | 2
Shots on Target A | 3
Corners F | 5
Corners A | 5
Fouls F | 16
Fouls A | 18

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

โ€œItโ€™s not the result we wanted. We conceded two poor goals from set plays. We have to defend situations better.

โ€œOver the 90 minutes we had a lack of quality in the final third.

โ€œWe gave ourselves a bigger challenge by going behind. If we had got the equaliser I felt the momentum would have changed. The second goal killed the game. We need to analyse this game and we need a big reaction next week.

โ€œI think there will be a lot of focus on set plays, so thatโ€™s obvious, but from our point of view we lacked quality in the final third.

โ€œWe have controlled large parts of the game, weโ€™ve had a lot of possession, weโ€™ve got into a lot of good areas but our quality was off today. Our last pass, our last cross, that bit of inventive spark and we never nowhere near created enough today.

โ€œThereโ€™s two ways to look at this, Iโ€™m not going to be disrespectful, they defended really well, we gave them an early lead and the challenge became more difficult for us because it allowed them to stay in a block and it allowed them to be really deep. Then then the emphasis was on us to get in the right areas and have enough quality to break them down and get back into the game, we couldnโ€™t do that today.

โ€œI thought Bouba was really good, arguably our most strongest performer, Iโ€™m really happy with his performance. Defensively we done okay, Diego helped us in general to be solid defensively but we had big issues from set plays and thatโ€™s another area where we need to improve.

โ€œI think people might talk about that [leaving out Tyrone Mings], I think the easy thing to do after defeat is to look at the people not on the pitch. We had enough quality on the pitch today to win this game.

โ€œIโ€™m confident and have full belief that when Tyrone is back at his best and looks me in the eye and shows me heโ€™s ready to play, heโ€™ll get opportunities. Heโ€™s missed some training time with an injury and thereโ€™s a niggle in the background as well.

โ€œThatโ€™s the challenge I set him when I made the decision over the captaincy, we set him that challenge. We said to Tyrone, get back to your consistent best and youโ€™ll be back in the team.

โ€œWe havenโ€™t lost the game today because Tyrone Mings wasnโ€™t playing, for sure, but we want Tyrone to get back to his best physically, he needs to get rid of the niggle and show on the training pitch that heโ€™s back to his best and Iโ€™m sure there will be an opportunity for him.โ€

Steven Gerrard.

*BBC Sport*
Saturday, 6 August 2022

**Bournemouth marked their return to the Premier League with a confident opening-weekend victory over Aston Villa at the Vitality Stadium.**

The Cherries took the lead on three minutes - with Villa temporarily down to 10 men as left-back Lucas Digne was off the pitch to remove jewellery. Debutant Marcus Tavernierโ€™s corner was headed down by Lloyd Kelly for Jefferson Lerma to fire home.

They should have taken a two-goal lead into the interval but Kieffer Moore was unable to meet a low ball into the box from Adam Smith, who had been played through by the excellent Dominic Solanke.

Wales international Moore, who at the age of 29 was making his debut in the top flight, eventually doubled the home sideโ€™s lead with a commanding header on 80 minutes after Kelly played a dangerous cross back into Villaโ€™s area.

Prior to that, Danny Ings had a shot saved by Cherries keeper Mark Travers and new Villa captain John McGinn saw a long-range drive go high and wide, but it was debutant Boubacar Kamara who had gone closest to an equaliser for the visitors.

The French midfielder - a free transfer from Marseille - found himself in space and unleashed a right-footed effort from 30 yards that just went wide.

Championship runners-up Bournemouth visit defending Premier League champions Manchester City next, while Villa welcome Everton.

Cherries delight, Villa disappointed

Bournemouth are likely to face a tough task to avoid relegation in their first season back in the Premier League but for now, at least, boss Scott Parker can be pleased with the spirit shown by his team in front of their home supporters.

After signing a four-year extension to stay until the summer of 2026, Solanke offered the same physical presence up front that saw him contribute 29 goals to the Cherriesโ€™ promotion campaign last season.

A promising debut by new recruit Tavernier should also satisfy Parker. He had described the former Middlesbrough midfielder as โ€œa big signingโ€ after recruiting him for a fee reported to be about ยฃ10m, and Tavernier was an attacking threat in support of Solanke and former non-league striker Moore.

Conversely, there was little to impress Villa manager Steven Gerrard.

They were sluggish from the off and playmaker Philippe Coutinho, who made his loan move from Barcelona permanent in May, was among those who were largely anonymous.

The chances for Kamara and Ings gave the travelling supporters minor moments of excitement, but Gerrard will be hoping this is just a bump in the road and not a continuation of their poor run at the end of last season, which finished with only two wins from 11 games.

This is the first full season Steven Gerrard gets to stamp his authority on Aston Villa, following his appointment as head coach in November 2021.

Villa picked up three wins and scored nine goals in Gerrardโ€™s opening games in charge, but an inconsistent run of just two victories in 11 matches at the end of season left him calling for his side to be more ruthless and clinical.

Unfortunately, his words do not seem to have sunk in with his squad just yet.

Villa looked off the pace from the opening exchanges as Bournemouth were sharper to the ball and threatening in attack. A spell of good pressure towards the end of the first half was encouraging, and French midfielder Boubacar Kamara showed his potential on his debut. But over the course of 90 minutes, the travelling supporters were far from entertained.

One of Gerrardโ€™s concern will be the performance of playmaker Philippe Coutinho. The midfielder was a hit at Villa Park during his loan spell last season and now that his move from Barcelona has been made permanent, the Villa boss needs the 30-year-old to prove that the ยฃ17m transfer fee was worth the money. The Brazilianโ€™s showing at the Vitality Stadium, however, will not be added to his showreel.