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Game #5631

Aston Villa

Lost

14th (-5)

Saturday, 20 August 2022

Last 5: 🟨 🟥 🟥 🟩 🟥

Premier League

Crystal Palace

Selhurst Park

Attendance: 22,012

Crystal Palace

3-1

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | Leon Bailey | 4’ |

MATCH SUMMARY

🕒 | HT Palace 1-1 Villa. Villa second best from 4’ minute on, unable to cope with Palace’s pace and the ease with which to a man they fall to the ground. Villa incredibly fortunate to not go behind on 25’ with a Watkinsesque marginal offside call from VAR. Palace playing the game in Villa’s half throughout. Anything positive coming through Cash and Buendía. 🕒 | FT Palace 3-1 Villa. A second half highlighting the deficiencies of Gerrard’s management throughout punctuated by a moment of brilliance from Leon Bailey to hit the crossbar with a curling shot. Don't worry though Gerrard will focus on VAR, no wonder managers love it.

KEY MAN

Ollie Watkins, hit the opener before rampant Palace humiliate Villa

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 20 August 2022

⚽ | 4’ Goal, 1-0, Ollie Watkins, Assist by Leon Bailey
🥅 | 7’ Goal, 1-1, (Crystal Palace), Wilfred Zaha
🥅 | 25’ Goal, 1-2, (Crystal Palace), Jeffrey Schlupp
❌ | 27’ Goal disallowed by VAR, 1-1, (Crystal Palace)
🟨 | 36’ Booking, John McGinn, Bad Foul
🕒 | HT Crystal Palace 1-1 Aston Villa
💥 | 53’ VAR reviews potential hand ball from Digne
💥 | 55’ VAR awards penalty for hand ball from Digne
❌ | 57’ Penalty miss, 1-1, (Crystal Palace), Wilfred Zaha
🥅 | 57’ Goal, 1-2, (Crystal Palace), Wilfred Zaha
🔁 | 65’ Sub off, Leon Bailey, Sub on, Danny Ings
🥅 | 70’ Goal, 1-3, (Crystal Palace), Jean-Philippe Mateta
🔁 | 73’ Sub off, John McGinn, Sub on, Douglas Luiz
🔁 | 73’ Sub off, Emiliano Buendía, Sub on, Philippe Coutinho
🕒 | FT Crystal Palace 3-1 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

John McGinn makes his 150th appearance for the club aged 27 after joining in September 2018 under Steve Bruce in Villa’s Championship promotion season. John joins Earl Barrett on the magic number having overtaken David Platt (148), Dean Saunders (144) and Paul Merson (144).

Meanwhile, former captain Tyrone Mings makes his 130th appearance for Villa and 129th start after joining from AFC Bournemouth in January 2019.

Elsewhere - record £34m signing Emiliano Buendía makes his 40th appearance, but just his 25th start, since joining in July 2021 under Dean Smith and Leon Bailey, £29m, another Smith signing, makes just his 20th appearance and 9th start since his arrival a month later.

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

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Season | 2022-23 |
Matchday | #3 |
League Match | #3 |
Manager Game | #31 |
Saturday, 20 August 2022
Attendance | 22,012 |

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Steven Gerrard | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Merseyside, 2021-2022
Referee: Andy Madley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Huddersfield, 2011-
Kick off: 3.00pm
Half Time Score: 🟨 1-1
Full Time Result: 🟥 1-3
Full Time Score: 🟥 Lost
Last 5: 🟨 🟥 🟥 🟩 🟥

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Steven Gerrard | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

🕒 31 | 🟩 | 11 🟨 | 5 🟥 15 | 1.23

Villa Career Form:

Mid Table

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Andy Madley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Huddersfield, 2011-
Matches Officiated: 20
🟩 : 9
🟨 : 6
🟥 : 5
🆘 : 2
Previous 5: 🟨 🟩 🟥 🟥 🟨
Last Match: 🟨 23 Apr 22, Villa 0-0 Leicester (a)
Cards: 🟨 🟨 🟨
Assistants: Derek Eaton, Steve Meredith.
Fourth official: Thomas Bramall.
VAR: John Brooks. Assistant
VAR: Nick Hopton.

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

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Crystal Palace

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TEAM NEWS

Ezri Konsa is recalled to play alongside Tyrone Mings in place of the injured Diego Carlos as Callum Chambers remains unable to buy a game. At last Emiliano Buendía is handed a start over Philippe Coutinho as Gerrard bows to fan pressure - exactly as he did regarding Mings in the previous fixture. Don’t believe the narrative about fitness, health and protection. It’s simply not the case, nor does it stand up to scrutiny considering the poor physical specimen Coutinho has often betrayed in his six months with the club. This is all about self preservation for Gerrard.

Elsewhere Leon Bailey returns to the line up in place of Danny Ings - despite the latter’s strong showing against Everton culminating in his excellent opening goal. Bailey however is given a chance - on his 20th appearance - to do something more than flatter to deceive.

The bench sees Marvelous Nakamba promoted from the store cupboard in Bodymoor Heath having been one of the many players told they can leave by Gerrard. Cameron Archer remains the only Villa youth player on the bench as our talented youngsters continue to shine away from the club.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age: | 26.18 |
Subs Average Age: | 28.32 |
Bench Average Age: | 28.83 |
Oldest Starter: GK Emiliano Martínez | 🇦🇷 | 29.98 |
Youngest Starter: M Jacob Ramsey | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 21.24 |
Oldest Squad Player: RB Ashley Young | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 37.14 |
Youngest Squad Player: CF Cameron Archer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 20.71 |
Oldest Substitute: CF Danny Ings | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 30.45 |
Youngest Substitute: M Douglas Luiz | 🇧🇷 | 24.30 |

MANAGER

Steven Gerrard | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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Aston Villa

GK Emiliano Martínez | 🇦🇷 |
RB Matty Cash | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🇵🇱 |
CB Tyrone Mings | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Ezri Konsa | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
LB Lucas Digne | 🇫🇷 |
M John McGinn | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | ©️ | 🟨 | 🔁 |
M Boubacar Kamara | 🇫🇷 |
M Jacob Ramsey | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Emiliano Buendía | 🇦🇷 | 🔁 |
W Leon Bailey | 🇯🇲 | 🔥 | 🔁 |
CF Ollie Watkins | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ |

MANAGER

Patrick Viera | 🇫🇷 |

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Crystal Palace

GK Vicente Guaita | 🇪🇸 |
RB Joel Ward | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Joachim Andersen | 🇩🇰 |
CB Marc Guéhi | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
LB Tyrick Mitchell | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Cheick Doucouré | 🇲🇱 |
M Jeffrey Schlupp | 🇬🇭 | 🟨 |
M Eberechi Eze | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Wilfred Zaha | 🇨🇮 | ⚽ | 🟨 | ⚽ | 🤡 |
CF Odsonne Édouard | 🇫🇷 |
CF Jordan Ayew (ex) | 🇬🇭 |

SUBSTITUTES

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🔁 | CF Danny Ings | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | for W Leon Bailey | 🇯🇲 | 65’ |
🔁 | M Douglas Luiz | 🇧🇷 | for M John McGinn | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | 73’ |
🔁 | M Philippe Coutinho | 🇧🇷 | for W Emiliano Buendía | 🇦🇷 | 73’ |

SUBSTITUTES

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🔁 | CF Jean-Philippe Mateta | 🇫🇷 | for CF Jordan Ayew (ex) | 🇬🇭 | ⚽ | 70’ |
🔁 | M Michael Olise | 🇫🇷 | for CF Odsonne Édouard | 🇫🇷 | 70’ |
🔁 | M Will Hughes | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | for M Jeffrey Schlupp | 🇬🇭 | 82’ |
🔁 | M Luka Milivojevic | 🇷🇸 | for W Wilfred Zaha | 🇨🇮 | 82’ |
🔁 | CB Chris Richards | 🇺🇸 | for M Eberechi Eze | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 89’ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Robin Olsen | 🇸🇪 |
CB Calum Chambers | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
LB Ludwig Augustinsson | 🇸🇪 |
M Marvelous Nakamba | 🇿🇼 |
W Ashley Young | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Cameron Archer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Sam Johnstone | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
GK Joe Whitworth | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Nathaniel Clyne | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Malcolm Ebiowei | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

SQUAD STATS

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1st XI Cost: £185.63m
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 5/11
Homegrown: 1/11
Subs Cost: £59.60m
Team Cost: £245.23m
Squad Cost: £256.03m
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 9/20
Homegrown: 2/20

SQUAD STATS

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1st XI Cost: £106.72m
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 4/11
Homegrown: 2/11
Subs Cost: £48.96m
Team Cost: £155.68m
Squad Cost: £155.68m
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 9/20
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 |
LB Ludwig Augustinsson | 🇸🇪 | Loan |

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 Marvelous Nakamba | 🇿🇼 | £10.80m |
M John McGinn | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | £2.79m |
M Boubacar Kamara | 🇫🇷 | Free |
M Jacob Ramsey | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Youth |

W Emiliano Buendía | 🇦🇷 | £34.56m |
W Leon Bailey | 🇯🇲 | £28.80m |

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

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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GK Vicente Guaita | 🇪🇸 | Free |
GK Sam Johnstone | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Free |
GK Joe Whitworth | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Youth |

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

CB Marc Guéhi | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | £21.00m |
CB Joachim Andersen | 🇩🇰 | £15.75m |
CB Chris Richards | 🇺🇸 | £10.80m |

M Cheick Doucouré | 🇲🇱 | £20.34m |
M Eberechi Eze 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | £16.02m |
M Luka Milivojevic | 🇷🇸 | £13.59m |
M Jeffrey Schlupp | 🇬🇭 | £12.42m |
M Michael Olise | 🇫🇷 | £8.37m |
M Will Hughes | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | £6.30m |
W Wilfred Zaha | 🇨🇮 | £3.42m |
W Malcolm Ebiowei | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Free |

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

UNAVAILABLE

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Injury | 2 |
GK Jed Steer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Achilles
CB Diego Carlos | 🇧🇷 | Achilles

Out On Loan | 9 |
W Indiana Vassilev | 🇺🇸 | Inter Miami
GK Viljami Sinisalo | 🇫🇮 | Burton
M Finn Azaz | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Plymouth
CF Louie Barry | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | MK Dons
CF Wesley | 🇧🇷 | Levante
W Jaden Philogene-Bidace | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Cardiff
M Aaron Ramsey | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Norwich
RB Kaine Kesler Hayden | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Huddersfield
CF Keinan Davis | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Watford

Not Selected | 4 |
CB Kortney Hause | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Morgan Sanson | 🇫🇷 |
M Tim Iroegbunam | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Anwar El-Ghazi | 🇳🇱 |

Bomb Squad | 2 | 💣 |
RB Frédéric Guilbert | 🇫🇷 |
W Bertrand Traoré | 🇧🇫 |

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 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

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Match Symbols:

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⚽ | 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 | 17
Shots on Target F | 5
Shots on Target A | 9
Corners F | 2
Corners A | 4
Fouls F | 14
Fouls A | 16

MATCH QUOTES

“Passive and not good enough”. Matty Cash delivers a quote for the ages that could just describe his boss rather than the game. Had enough yet Villa fans or is it still the case that “all Gerrard needs is time”? --- “I feel very similar to how I was feeling after Bournemouth, in all honesty. At the moment we’re taking steps forward and, too quickly, we’re taking steps back. “The result today obviously is a frustrating one and tough to take. I thought we were in this game for large parts and we particularly started the game extremely well. “We got ourselves in front and we scored a fantastic goal and we were on the attack again. We got the ball in their area, we turned it over then our organisation behind the ball was off and we conceded a goal too quickly. That changed the momentum at the time. “Having said that, we got in at half-time at 1-1 at a tough place to come against a good team. We accepted that situation and then the second half kicks-off and there’s a big moment in the game, the penalty incident which went against us. Some say it’s the rules, it’s a stonewall pen but, for me, it’s harsh. I’m not sure what Lucas can do in that situation. “He competes honestly for the ball and tries to jump naturally. It’s a complete accident. The referee gives the penalty against us and our reaction from that wasn’t good enough and then we concede a poor third goal and the game runs away from you. “We could have scored with Leon who hit the bar at 2-1 which could have got us back in it. The moments went against us today and we have to accept that. Again, I feel like we’ve taken a big step forward last week and a big one backwards today. The challenge for me and this group of players is to find that level of consistency. That’s what I’ve said since I came in. We’re not there yet but we’ll keep striving for it. “I want them to stick together more. “I want them to be harder to play against, to be really diligent in terms of the information we’re giving them when we’re out of possession. “I want them to run hard and win duels. We were second best in too many departments today. “It was a tightrope he was on and I can’t afford to lose John McGinn right now ~in the situation we’re in~ so I tried to do the sensible thing.” “Look, the get out and the protection is to say there’s not enough in the building but I’ve got full belief with the players, myself and the staff that we can find this consistency. “We had a huge setback last week in the heart of our defence which is well documented and, in the coming days, we’ll do everything we can in the coming days and hours to give the players more support because we want to move forward and we’re not satisfied with the inconsistency at the moment. We all need to pull together to find this consistency.” Steven Gerrard.

MATCH REPORT

*BBC Sport*
Saturday, 20 August 2022

**Wilfried Zaha scored twice as Crystal Palace earned their first win of the season after coming from a goal down to beat Aston Villa in a lively encounter at Selhurst Park.** Villa got off to the perfect start when Ollie Watkins fired low past Vicente Guaita to give the visitors a fifth-minute lead. But Palace restored parity on the counter less than three minutes later through the impressive Zaha, who shook off Ezri Konsa and beat Emiliano Martinez with a low shot. The hosts thought they had turned the game on its head when Jeffrey Schlupp struck after 26 minutes only for VAR to adjudge that Odsonne Edouard had strayed offside before finding the Ghana midfielder. However, VAR later awarded Palace a penalty after Marc Guehi’s back-post header struck Lucas Digne’s arm, with Zaha scoring on the rebound having seen his spot-kick saved by Martinez. Substitute Jean-Philippe Mateta wrapped up the win for Palace with a well-taken strike - only a minute after replacing Edouard. “Today, we had a really good performance,” said Palace boss Patrick Vieira. “From the first minute until the last we played with a lot of intensity and I was really proud of the players. “It’s one of the most consistent performances that we had from the start to the end.” Zaha shines for impressive Palace Zaha took centre stage for Palace once again as he inspired Vieira’s side to a deserved win with his all-action display ably supported by the lively Eberechi Eze. But Zaha and his team-mates had to do it the hard way after Watkins struck early for Villa, sweeping a confident shot into the bottom corner after Tyrone Mings’ long ball was flicked on by Leon Bailey. Palace responded strongly, however, and were back on level terms when Zaha scored on the counter just moment after Villa playmaker Emiliano Buendia had seen a penalty appeal waved away following Cheick Doucoure’s challenge. The hosts pushed for a second before the break but were frustrated as Schlupp misjudged a free header before being denied by VAR, while Edouard’s appeal for a penalty was turned down following a tussle with Mings. Zaha then weaved his way around a couple of Villa defenders before pulling a cross back to Jordan Ayew, whose first-time shot was pushed away by Martinez. While Bailey struck the crossbar for Villa with a curling effort six minutes after the break, Palace profited from a lengthy VAR check after Guehi’s header struck Digne’s arm. Martinez beat away Zaha’s effort from the spot but the Ivorian was on hand to lash home the rebound and was also involved in Palace’s third, playing Tyrick Mitchell in down the left, enabling the England full-back to cross for Mateta to condemn Villa to a second successive defeat on the road. Zaha’s double takes the 29-year-old to 12 Premier League goals for 2022, matching Luka Milivojevic’s club record for most goals in a calendar year. “For me, it’s harsh,” Gerrard said of the penalty. “I’m not sure what Lucas can do in the situation. He tries to compete honestly for the ball, he tries to jump naturally. “He’s not trying to gain an advantage or stop the header on goal. It’s a complete accident.”

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