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Game #5630

Aston Villa

Saturday, 13 August 2022


9th (+7)

Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ

Premier League

Attendance: 41,883


Villa Park

๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 1-0 Everton. Villaโ€™s first goal of the season amidst an extraordinarily passive performance, admittedly in the searing heat, punctured by the midfield quality of Boubacar Kamara and superb link up between McGinn, Watkins and Ings but Villaโ€™s sheer inability to defend set pieces continues to astound.

๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 2-1 Everton. Evertonโ€™s sheer physicality right on the edge of acceptability changed the shape of the second half forcing a bizarre own goal but yet again it was Emiliano Buendรญa who changed the tempo, adding the second and opening the game up as a spectacle.

Aston Villa



Assist(s) | Ollie Watkins | 31' | 85โ€™ |


Danny Ings, superb opener set Villa on the way to a first win of the season nder Gerrard




Saturday, 13 August 2022

๐ŸŸจ | 28โ€™ Booking, Philippe Coutinho, Bad foul
โšฝ | 31โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Danny Ings, Assist by Ollie Watkins
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 1-0 Everton
๐ŸŸจ | 48โ€™ Booking, Lucas Digne, Bad foul
๐Ÿ” | 59โ€™ Sub off, Philippe Coutinho, Sub on, Emiliano Buendรญa
๐ŸŸจ | 74โ€™ Booking, Danny Ings, Bad foul
๐Ÿ” | 77โ€™ Sub off, Danny Ings, Sub on, Leon Bailey
โšฝ | 85โ€™ Goal, 2-0, Emiliano Buendรญa, Assist by Ollie Watkins
๐Ÿฅ… | 87โ€™ Goal, 2-1, (Everton), Lucas Digne o.g.
๐Ÿš‘ | 90+1โ€™ Matty Cash leaves field of play
๐Ÿš‘ | 90+3โ€™ Diego Carlos injured on field
๐Ÿ” | 90+3โ€™ Sub off, Matty Cash, Sub on, Ashley Young
๐Ÿ” | 90+3โ€™ Sub off, Jacob Ramsey, Sub on, Ezri Konsa
๐Ÿ” | 90+4โ€™ Sub off, Diego Carlos, Sub on, Calum Chambers
๐ŸŸจ | 90+7โ€™ Booking, Ashley Young, Timewasting
๐Ÿ’ฅ | 90+8โ€™ Foul in box on Ollie Watkins
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 2-1 Everton


Without a win in five and just two wins in the past twelve, Steven Gerrardโ€™s 30th game in charge of Villa, and first home game of the season, sees the novice boss under real pressure to get a result against a team they put three past without reply under Dean Smith this time last season.

Gerrardโ€™s pre match view provided a typically curious mixed message from a manager whose instructions to his players often seem equally as muddled.

โ€œI must also say that taking over from a local person who had a lot of success here was difficult from a personal point of view. But I think after a couple of windows and six months in the job I think it is fair people say โ€˜Steven Gerrardโ€™s Aston Villaโ€™ because we have had time to shape it and get it close to how we want it to look and put our own stamp on it.โ€

Hopefully Gerrard didnโ€™t *really* mean 9 points from a possible 36 was part of the plan.

Meanwhile Matty Cash makes his 70th appearance for Villa after joining from Forest in September 2020.

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


European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
UEFA Cup Winners Cup: ๐Ÿ†
League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: โŒ
Last Trophy: 1994-95



Previous 5 vs. Everton: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ


Season | 2022-23 |
Matchday | #2 |
League Match | #2 |
Manager Game | #30 |
Saturday, 13 August 2022
Attendance | 41,883 |


Manager: Steven Gerrard | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Merseyside, 2021-2022
Referee: Michael Oliver | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Northumberland, 2007-
Kick off: 12.30pm
Half Time Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 1-0
Full Time Result: ๐ŸŸฉ Won
Full Time Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 2-1
Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ


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


๐Ÿ•’ 30 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 11 ๐ŸŸจ | 5 ๐ŸŸฅ 14 | 1.27

Career Form:

Mid Table

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


Referee: Michael Oliver | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Northumberland, 2007-
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฅ 22 May 22, Villa 2-3 Abu Dhabi (a)
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ
Assistants: Stuart Burt, Simon Bennett.
Fourth official: Tom Bramall.
VAR: Andy Madley.
Assistant VAR: Constantine Hatzidakis.

Michael Oliver



๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ




Steven Gerrard changes formation after the opening day horrors on the South Coast but there is still no place in the starting line up for Emiliano Buendรญa as the often ineffective Philippe Coutinho once again takes his place.

Tyrone Mings is recalled to the side after the self inflicted furore from Gerrard seven days ago with Ezri Konsa dropping to the bench.

Playing three up top Leon Bailey is dropped as Ollie Watkins is brought back.

Douglas Luiz remains on the bench despite Boubacar Kamaraโ€™s arrival now allowing the Brazilianโ€™s undoubted talent to be used further up the field and Calum Chambers continues to be unable to buy a game.

Only Cameron Archer represents the youth on the bench as Gerrardโ€™s loan cull of the under 23 talent takes effect.


Starting XI Average Age: | 27.46 |
Subs Average Age: | 28.11 |
Bench Average Age: | 27.32 |
Oldest Starter: CF Danny Ings | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 30.43 |
Youngest Starter: M Jacob Ramsey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 21.22 |
Oldest Squad Player: RB Ashley Young | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 37.12 |
Youngest Squad Player: CF Cameron Archer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 20.69 |
Oldest Substitute: RB Ashley Young | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 37.12 |
Youngest Substitute: CB Ezri Konsa | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 24.82 |



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

Frank Lampard | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Aston Villa

GK Emiliano Martรญnez | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท |
RB Matty Cash | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ | ๐Ÿ” |
CB Tyrone Mings | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Diego Carlos | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐Ÿ” |
LB Lucas Digne | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐ŸŸจ |
M John McGinn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ยฉ๏ธ |
M Boubacar Kamara | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
M Jacob Ramsey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Philippe Coutinho | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Ollie Watkins | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |๐Ÿ”ฅ|๐Ÿ”ฅ|
CF Danny Ings | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ” |


GK Jordan Pickford | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Nathan Patterson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
CB Mason Holgate | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Conor Coady | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CB James Tarkowski | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Vitaliy Mykolenko | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ |
M Abdoulaye Doucourรฉ | ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | ๐Ÿ” |
W Dwight McNeil | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
W Alex Iwobi | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ |
W Demarai Gray | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
W Anthony Gordon | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |


๐Ÿ” | W Emiliano Buendรญa | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท | โšฝ | for M Philippe Coutinho | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | 59โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | W Leon Bailey | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ | for CF Danny Ings | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 77โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | RB Ashley Young | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ | for RB Matty Cash | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ | 93โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | CB Ezri Konsa | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for M Jacob Ramsey | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ | 93โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | CB Calum Chambers | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for Diego Carlos | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | 94โ€™ |


๐Ÿ” | M Tom Davies | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ | for M Abdoulaye Doucourรฉ | ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | 34โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | CF Salomรณn Rondรณn | ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ช | for W Dwight McNeil | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 64โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | M Dele Alli | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for W Demarai Gray | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 81โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | M Amadou Onana | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช | for CB Conor Coady | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 81โ€™ |


GK Robin Olsen | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช |
LB Ludwig Augustinsson | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Douglas Luiz | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท |
CF Cameron Archer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |


GK Asmir Begovic | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฆ |
LB Rรบben Vinagre | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น |
CB Michael Keane | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Seamus Coleman | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
W Stanley Mills | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |


1st XI Cost: ยฃ186.68m
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: ยฃ63.36m
Team Cost: ยฃ250.04m
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


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 |


1st XI Cost: ยฃ109.71m
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 : 8/11
Homegrown: 1/11
Subs Cost: ยฃ32.40m
Team Cost: ยฃ142.11m
Squad Cost: ยฃ167.82m
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: 3/20


GK Jordan Pickford | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ25.65m |
GK Asmir Begovic | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฆ | Free |

LB Vitaliy Mykolenko | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ | ยฃ21.15m |
RB Nathan Patterson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ยฃ12.60m |
RB Seamus Coleman | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ยฃ0.06m |
LB Rรบben Vinagre | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น | Loan |

CB Michael Keane | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ25.65m |
CB Mason Holgate | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ1.26m |
CB James Tarkowski | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |
CB Conor Coady | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Loan |

M Amadou Onana | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช | ยฃ32.40m |
M Abdoulaye Doucourรฉ | ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | ยฃ19.89m |
M Tom Davies | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |
M Dele Alli | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |

W Alex Iwobi | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ | ยฃ27.36m |
W Demarai Gray | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ1.80m |
W Anthony Gordon | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |
W Stanley Mills | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |
W Dwight McNeil | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |

CF Salomรณn Rondรณn | ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ช | Free |


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 | 9 |
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
RB Kaine Kesler Hayden | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Huddersfield
CF Keinan Davis | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Watford

Not Selected | 4 |
M Morgan Sanson | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
M Marvelous Nakamba | ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ผ |
M Tim Iroegbunam | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Anwar El-Ghazi | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |

Bomb Squad | 2 | ๐Ÿ’ฃ |
RB Frรฉdรฉric Guilbert | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
W Bertrand Traorรฉ | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ซ |


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 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


Match Symbols:


โšฝ | Goal
๐Ÿ”ฅ | Assist
๐Ÿ” | Substitution

๐ŸŸจ | Booking

๐ŸŸฅ | Sending off

๐Ÿ†˜ | Poor refereeing performance
๐ŸŸข : Debut ๐Ÿ”ด : Final Game




Possession F | 58%
Possession A | 42%
Shots F | 12
Shots A | 15
Shots on Target F | 4
Shots on Target A | 4
Corners F | 5
Corners A | 8
Fouls F | 9
Fouls A | 7


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On Emiliano Buendรญa:

โ€œBut you donโ€™t pick the team, do you? I make them decisions. Weโ€™ve got good players. Weโ€™ve got really good options in the final third and Emi Buendia will start football matches in this team for me.

โ€œHe was winning the race for a starting slot and he got a muscle injury in a behind-closed-doors against Fulham. He missed close to a week and his training performance was slightly off from where he was prior to the injury so weโ€™ve been patient with him and havenโ€™t felt the need to risk him and start him from the beginning because of the muscle injury which you donโ€™t know about.

โ€œSo before you point stuff my way, you need to get the right information intact. I think Iโ€™ve done the right thing with Emi which is to protect his health. We put him on today when the team needed energy and quality and he delivered. Nobodyโ€™s a bigger fan than Emi Buendia than me.โ€

On Tyrone Mings:

โ€œFirst and foremost there hasnโ€™t been much talk, focus or attention inside the building but I certainly understand when we make a decision like thatโ€ฆ externally there will be a lot of focus and a lot of noise on that. We canโ€™t control that.

โ€œI think itโ€™s important for me again to repeat, โ€˜We think that Tyrone Mings is a fantastic footballer with big attributes and heโ€™s someone whoโ€™s going to be a big help to me and the team moving forwardโ€™.

โ€œHe hasnโ€™t been stripped of his place in the team. He was injured last weekend and wasnโ€™t fully fit so we decided to go a different way but, today and building into todayโ€™s game, heโ€™s focused really well. I thought he was really good and dominant for large parts of the game today and he played his part in a really important win for us.

โ€œI cannot control what is said outside Aston Villa, it is important for me to say that yes, we made a decision to change the captain, and I made that decision because I wanted my own stamp on that position. No one has taken Tyrone Mings out of the team. He was injured last week, he came back, trained really well and was really good today. Credit to him.โ€

On the game:

โ€œIโ€™m really pleased with our level of performance.

โ€œI believed that if we found that level there would be a different outcome from last week.

โ€œWhat we put in this week, the quality and the goals we scored, no-one can challenge the outcome, I thought we deserved it.

โ€œWe looked a different team today. It was tough conditions for both sets of players, but they were excellent in terms of the game plan. We really wanted to make it about their back three, and both goals have come off that.โ€

*BBC Sport*
Saturday, 13 August 2022

**Danny Ings and Emiliano Buendia scored to get Aston Villaโ€™s Premier League campaign up and running with victory over Everton as Steven Gerrard got one over on his old midfield rival Frank Lampard.**

The two were facing each other as managers for the first time after years of battles on the pitch in games between Liverpool and Chelsea.

Both had overseen losses in their Premier League openers and it was Gerrardโ€™s side who claimed their first win of the season with a dominant display at Villa Park.

The home side looked on it from the start and got the breakthrough midway through the first half when Ollie Watkins, making his first start of the season, found strike partner Ings inside the box and he turned sharply before firing clinically into the back of the net.

Everton, once again playing without a recognised striker, did not manage a shot on target in the first half, although they did see an Anthony Gordon effort ruled out by the video assistant referee for offside.

Substitute Buendia saw a deflected shot cleared off the line as Vila pressed for a second, which duly arrived in the closing stages when Buendia stabbed in following a good move.

Lucas Digne turned a cross into his own net immediately after to give Everton hope, and they staged a late rally as Gordon was twice denied by Martinez, but Villa held firm to take the three points.

Villa bounce back as Mings returns

Villa desperately needed a good start to this season after they finished last term with just two wins from their final 10 games, and that poor form continued with a 2-0 loss at newly promoted Bournemouth in their opening game.

Gerrard caused a stir by replacing Tyrone Mings with John McGinn as the Villa captain and starting Mings on the bench against the Cherries, but the former Liverpool captain will probably have felt somewhat vindicated by his decision during this game.

There were no signs of disharmony as Mings put in an assured performance on his return to the first XI, while it was McGinnโ€™s brilliance that led to the opening goal as he won the ball off McNeil before playing a superb pass to Watkins, who then teed up Ings to score.

Villa really should have been out of sight by the time Buendia added a second and the late Everton pressure will have given Gerrard some discomfort - but overall this was a decent Villa display that will provide encouragement for the fans about the season ahead.

Lampard clearly targeted his defence as an area for improvement over the summer with former Burnley centre-back James Tarkowski making his debut in last weekendโ€™s defeat at Chelsea and on-loan Wolves defender Conor Coady starting in this game.

It was an area that certainly needed improving after Everton came close to being relegated last season but this game again highlighted their deficiencies at the other end of the pitch.

They did not manage a shot on target until eight minutes into the second half and it took a slice of fortune to get them back into the game through the own goal.

Evertonโ€™s late pressure was encouraging but it is clear the Toffees need reinforcements in attack if they are to avoid another difficult season.

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