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Game #5633

Aston Villa

Sunday, 28 August 2022

Lost

15th (-1)

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ

Premier League

West Ham United

Attendance: 41,796

Villa Park

Aston Villa

0-1

West Ham United

Assist(s) | None

MATCH SUMMARY

๐Ÿ•’ |HT Villa 0-0 West Ham. West Ham poor and there for the taking, Villa again too passive, just two genuine runs through midfield with the ball, McGinn 26โ€™, Konsa 40โ€™, both without a final ball. Dinky passes and momentum sucking backward moves let West Ham off the hook time again before the hammers begin to target their big centre forward. Nothing for fans to shout about, subdued. ๐Ÿ•’ |FT Villa 0-1 West Ham. Putting aside the result, Villa look a different proposition, a different mentality, a different level of dynamism, speed and perseverance without Coutinho in the side. That is not to say the Brazilian is culpable for all Villa and Gerrardโ€™s failings but something happens, or rather doesnโ€™t happen, with Coutinho in the side. Villa play like the best Villa sides when Coutinho isnโ€™t playing, attacking, pressurising, building on momentum. The game? Another self inflicted defeat, Gerrardโ€™s slovenly approach to football means Villa didnโ€™t even attempt to make hay when they had the advantage. Just before half time West Ham worked out an outlet ball to their big centre forward. Second half they continued more of the same building confidence, and momentum. The rest is a simple lesson in football that Gerrard seems incapable of understanding let alone learning. He MUST go before Arsenal.

KEY MAN

Emiliano Buendรญa, catalytic effect from the substitute not enough to prevent another Gerrard inspired defeat

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MATCH TIMELINE

Sunday, 28 August 2022

โšฝ | 14โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Ezri Konsa
๐Ÿ’ฅ | 14โ€™ Goal disallowed, 0-0, VAR, Ball out of play from corner
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 0-0 West Ham United
๐ŸŸจ | 57โ€™ Booking, Matty Cash, Bad foul
๐Ÿ” | 65โ€™ Sub off, Philippe Coutinho, Sub on, Emiliano Buendรญa
๐Ÿ” | 65โ€™ Sub off, Douglas Luiz, Sub on, Jacob Ramsey
๐Ÿฅ… | 74โ€™ Goal, 0-1, (West Ham United), Pablo Fornals
๐Ÿ” | 78โ€™ Sub off, Danny Ings, Sub on, Leon Bailey
๐ŸŸจ | 78โ€™ Booking, Boubacar Kamara, Bad foul
๐Ÿ” | 90+1โ€™ Sub off, John McGinn, Sub on, Cameron Archer
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 0-1 West Ham United

ON THIS DAY

Douglas Luiz, 24, makes his 100th start for Villa after joining in July 2019 whilst Emiliano Martรญnez makes his 80th appearance for the club since joining in September 2020.

Philippe Coutinho makes his 20th start for the club since arriving in January 2022.

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

West Ham United

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
UEFA Cup Winners Cup: ๐Ÿ†
League Champions: โŒ
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: โŒ
Last Trophy: 1979-80

FIXTURE HISTORY

West Ham United

Previous 5 vs. West Ham: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 2022-23 |
Matchday | #5 |
League Game | #4 |
Manager Game | #33 |
Sunday, 28 August 2022
Attendance | 41,796 |

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Steven Gerrard | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Merseyside, 2021-2022
Referee:ย David Coote | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Nottinghamshire, 2010-
Kick off: 2.00pm
Half Time Score: ๐ŸŸจ 0-0
Full Time Result: ๐ŸŸฅ Lost
Full Time Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 0-1
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ

MANAGERIAL RECORD

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

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 33 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 12 ๐ŸŸจ | 5 ๐ŸŸฅ 16 | 1.24

Villa Career Form:

Mid Table

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee:ย David Coote | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Nottinghamshire, 2010-
Matches Officiated: 13
๐ŸŸฉ : 6
๐ŸŸจ : 2
๐ŸŸฅ : 5
๐Ÿ†˜ : 1
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฉ 7 May 22, Villa 3-1 Burnley (a)
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ
Assistants: Nick Hopton, Timothy Wood.
Fourth official: Anthony Taylor.
VAR: Michael Salisbury.
Assistant VAR: Simon Bennett.

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

West Ham United

None

TEAM NEWS

Rod. Back. Own. Philippe Coutinho is once again favoured by Gerrard over the currently far more influential Emiliano Buendรญa. That needs to prove a masterstroke of a selection.

No Tyrone Mings. No apparent injury, just illness. This is not good. If only we hadn't sent a perfectly reliable centre back out on loan in the last seven days.

Konsa and Chambers at the back, searching for form and game time respectively.

Digne and Cash, both struggling to cope with the attacking demands of Gerrard and defensive demands of logic, once again play. Given there is no cover for either that is hardly a surprise.

Douglas Luiz comes in for Jacob Ramsey for his first Premier League start of the campaign and Danny Ings is recalled to partner Ollie Watkins up front.

Marvelous Nakamba - fresh from being told he can leave - is on the bench but still no opportunity for Morgan Sanson.

Tim Iroegbunam finally makes a League match day squad again and lines up alongside Cameron Archer on the bench as the sole youth representatives for the game.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age: | 27.19 |
Bench Average Age: | 26.60 |
Squad Average Age: | 26.89 |
Subs Average Age: | 24.12 |
Oldest Starter: F Danny Ings | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 30.47 |
Youngest Starter: M Boubacar Kamara | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | 22.78 |
Oldest Squad Player: RB Ashley Young | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 37.16 |
Youngest Squad Player: M Tim Iroegbunam | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 20.06 |
Oldest Substitute: W Emiliano Buendรญa | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท | 26.02 |
Youngest Substitute: M Jacob Ramsey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 21.27 |

MANAGER

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

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Aston Villa

GK Emiliano Martรญnez | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท |
RB Matty Cash | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ | ๐ŸŸจ |
CB Calum Chambers | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Ezri Konsa | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Lucas Digne | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
M John McGinn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ยฉ๏ธ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Boubacar Kamara | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Douglas Luiz | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐Ÿ” |
M Philippe Coutinho | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Danny Ings | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Ollie Watkins | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

MANAGER

David Moyes | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |

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West Ham United

GK Lukasz Fabianski | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
RB Ben Johnson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CB Thilo Kehrer | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CB Kurt Zouma | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
LB Aaron Cresswell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Emerson | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น | ๐Ÿ” |
W Jarrod Bowen | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Tomas Soucek | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ |
M Declan Rice | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Pablo Fornals | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | โšฝ |
CF Gianluca Scamacca | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น | ๐Ÿ” |

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SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” | W Emiliano Buendรญa | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท | for M Philippe Coutinho | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | 65โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | M Jacob Ramsey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for M Douglas Luiz | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | 65โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | W Leon Bailey | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ | for CF Danny Ings | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 78โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | CF Cameron Archer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for M John McGinn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | 91โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” | RB Vladimir Coufal | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ | for RB Ben Johnson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 23โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | W Saรฏd Benrahma | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฟ | for LB Emerson | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น | 46โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | CF Michail Antonio | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ | for CF Gianluca Scamacca | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น | 65โ€™ |

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UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Robin Olsen | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช |
RB Ashley Young | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Ludwig Augustinsson | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Tim Iroegbunam | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Marvelous Nakamba | ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ผ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Alphonse Areola | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
CB Angelo Ogbonna | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น |
M Manuel Lanzini | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท |
M Flynn Downes | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Connor Coventry | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
W Maxwell Cornet | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ |

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SQUAD STATS

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1st XI Cost: ยฃ161.80m
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: 0/11
Subs Cost: ยฃ63.36m
Team Cost: ยฃ225.16m
Squad Cost: ยฃ235.96m
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: 3/20

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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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ด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ 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 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 Philippe Coutinho | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ18.00m |
M Douglas Luiz | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ15.12m |
M Marvelous Nakamba | ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ผ | ยฃ10.80m |
M John McGinn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ยฃ2.79m |
M Jacob Ramsey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |
M Boubacar Kamara | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | Free |
M Tim Iroegbunam | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |

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

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1st XI Cost: ยฃ158.99m
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: 2/11
Subs Cost: ยฃ34.74m
Team Cost: ยฃ193.73m
Squad Cost: ยฃ242.65m
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 : 5/20
Homegrown: 3/20

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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GK Lukasz Fabianski | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ | ยฃ7.20m |
GK Alphonse Areola | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | Free |

LB Emerson | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น | ยฃ13.86m |
RB Vladimir Coufal | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ | ยฃ5.40m |
LB Aaron Cresswell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ4.28m |
RB Ben Johnson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |

CB Kurt Zouma | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ31.50m |
CB Thilo Kehrer | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช | ยฃ10.80m |
CB Angelo Ogbonna | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น | ยฃ9.90m |

M Pablo Fornals | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | ยฃ25.20m |
M Tomas Soucek | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ | ยฃ14.58m |
M Manuel Lanzini | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ10.80m |
M Flynn Downes | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ9.59m |
M Declan Rice | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |
M Connor Coventry | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | Youth |

W Saรฏd Benrahma | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฟ | ยฃ20.79m |
W Jarrod Bowen | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ19.17m |
W Maxwell Cornet | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ | ยฃ18.63m |

CF Gianluca Scamacca | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น | ยฃ32.40m |
CF Michail Antonio | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ | ยฃ8.55m |

UNAVAILABLE

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Injury | 3 |
GK Jed Steer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Achilles
CB Diego Carlos | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | Achilles
CB Tyrone Mings | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Illness

Out On Loan | 12 |
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
W Bertrand Traorรฉ | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ซ | Basaksehir
CB Kortney Hause | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Watford
FB Ben Chrisene | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Kilmarnock

Not Selected | 2 |
M Morgan Sanson | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
W Anwar El-Ghazi | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |

Bomb Squad | 1 | ๐Ÿ’ฃ |
RB Frรฉdรฉric Guilbert | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |

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 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:

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

๐ŸŸจ | Booking

๐ŸŸฅ | Sending off

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

DEBUT APPEARANCES

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Possession F | 58%
Possession A | 42%
Shots F | 9
Shots A | 7
Shots on Target F | 3
Shots on Target A | 2
Corners F | 3
Corners A | 2
Fouls F | 10
Fouls A | 10

MATCH QUOTES

โ€œWe certainly share our supportersโ€™ frustration. โ€œThereโ€™s certainly nobody more frustrated than me. The only thing we can do now is act and try and put that right. โ€œIโ€™m all in to make that happen, my staff are, but itโ€™s got to come from within the players as well. โ€œThe players have got to really stay together now and find results to move up the table. โ€œI have been in the game long enough. If you lose three games out of four it is not the start the supporters wanted and certainly not the start I wanted. Of course, I understand. โ€œI have two ears and I hear a lot of things. I heard the fansโ€™ frustration. โ€œI heard the fansโ€™ frustration and last time I checked my ears were still working so, yeah, I pick up on everything. โ€œI do believe we have the quality of players, I believe we have the talent there. โ€œThe thing for me that I need to get right is I need to get our best players in the best possible form and the best place they can be. When we do we will score goals and win games. โ€œWeโ€™ve had 90 minutes ourselves to score goals and I think thatโ€™s what was missing from our performance, that little bit of imagination and creative spark in the final third. We started with two attackers on the pitch and Phil begin to try and have that. โ€œWe done a lot of things right up until a certain point in the pitch but we just couldnโ€™t find openings. That can be two things, either our creative players have an off day or you give credit to West Ham, their organisation and defending their area really well. โ€I was really happy in he first half, thought we were the better team and controlled but we didnโ€™t create enough to trouble their keeper. โ€œThe game was finely balanced at half-time but they made a couple of changes and we stopped keeping the ball. โ€œFirst half, the game was in the balance at half time, we done a lot of things right, we never got any luck off the set plays and I said to the players at half time that we need to continue doing the right things, I think we stopped passing the ball well and we were a little but more open. โ€œThen the big moment in the second half has gone against us but we still had enough time, we changed a few things with our attacking talent from the bench, but we couldnโ€™t create that opening to get us back in the game. โ€œThe game was there for either team but obviously the deflected goal is a big moment. After that, it was a game of basketball, end-to-end, we threw everything at it, but one moment has swung it West Hamโ€™s way and thatโ€™s tough to take right now.โ€ โ€œ[We needed to] provide a bit of quality or cutting edge. We scored a goal but the ball was marginally outside but we never created enough good chances in the first half. โ€œThey looked more positive in the second half but we didnโ€™t play with the same control. โ€œWe tried to be positive with our subs that didnโ€™t help us. I canโ€™t fault the effort or application - weโ€™ve lost a close one. โ€œIโ€™ve got confidence and belief in this group but the players have to support each other. โ€Very much so [understanding fansโ€™ frustrations]. We havenโ€™t got enough points on the board. โ€œI realise that and take responsibility but I want to act and I hope the players feel the same. โ€œWeโ€™re frustrated at the moment and we havenโ€™t put enough points on the board, certainly for the players we have got in the dressing room โ€œOur return hasnโ€™t been enough, Iโ€™m aware of that and in terms of moving forward we have got a choice. โ€œWe either feel sorry for ourselves and it continues or we roll our sleeves up, stick together and try to put it right. I need to lead that and that is what Iโ€™ll try to do.โ€ Steven Gerrard.

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