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Game #5641

Aston Villa

Sunday, 23 October 2022

Won

14th (+3)

Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ

Premier League

Brentford

Attendance: 41,693

Villa Park

Aston Villa

4-0

Brentford

Assist(s) | Douglas Luiz | 1' | Leon Bailey | 7' | 58' |

MATCH SUMMARY

๐Ÿ•’ |HT Villa 3-0 Brentford. A breathtaking first 45โ€™ from Villa, what a difference. ๐Ÿ•’ |FT Villa 4-0 Brentford. Just wow, such was the positivity with which the first XI performed it looks like Aaron Danks has found Villaโ€™s team. We still worry for Coutinho - there was a real platform out there for him today to grasp. In complete contrast Buendรญa, Luiz and Dendoncker didnโ€™t need asking twice and Villa never looked back.

KEY MAN

Leander Dendoncker, a revelation but it could so easily have gone to Aaron Danks, bravo gaffer

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MATCH TIMELINE

Sunday, 23 October 2022

โšฝ | 1โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Leon Bailey, Assist by Douglas Luiz
โšฝ | 7โ€™ Goal, 2-0, Danny Ings, Assist by Leon Bailey
โšฝ | 14โ€™ Goal, 3-0, Danny Ings (pen)
๐ŸŸจ | 34โ€™ Booking, Danny Ings for a bad foul
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 3-0 Brentford
โšฝ | 58โ€™ Goal, 4-0, Ollie Watkins, assist by Leon Bailey
๐Ÿ” | 63โ€™ Sub off, Leander Dendoncker, Sub on, John McGinn
๐Ÿ” | 71โ€™ Sub off, Emiliano Buendรญa, Sub on, Philippe Coutinho
๐Ÿ” | 71โ€™ Sub off, Leon Bailey, Sub on, Jacob Ramsey
๐Ÿ” | 80โ€™ Sub off, Matty Cash, Sub on, Calum Chambers
๐Ÿ” | 80โ€™ Sub off, Ollie Watkins, Sub on, Cameron Archer
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 4-0 Brentford

ON THIS DAY

Aaron Danks, appointed assistant manager under Dean Smith, makes his bow as caretaker Villa boss after the sacking of Smithโ€™s successor.

Emiliano Buendรญa makes his 50th appearance for Villa since being signed from Norwich by Smith for ยฃ34.56m in July 2021.

Belgian international midfielder Leander Dendoncker makes his first start for the club since his ยฃ13.5m move from Wolves on 1st September 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

Brentford

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

Brentford

Previous 5 vs. Brentford: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 2022-23 |
Matchday | #13 |
League Game | #12 |
Manager Game | #1 |
Sunday, 23 October 2022
Attendance | 41,693 |

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Aaron Danks (Caretaker) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Birmingham, 2022
Referee:ย Darren England | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Doncaster, 2015-
Kick off: 2.00pm
Half Time Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 3-0
Full Time Result: ๐ŸŸฉ Won
Full Time Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 4-0
Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Aaron Danks | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 1 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 1 ๐ŸŸจ | 0 ๐ŸŸฅ 0 | 3.00

Villa Career Form:

Champions

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee:ย Darren England | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Doncaster, 2015-
Matches Officiated: 8
๐ŸŸฉ : 2
๐ŸŸจ : 3
๐ŸŸฅ : 3
๐Ÿ†˜ : 1
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฅ 2 Apr 22, Villa 1-2 Wolves (a)
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ
Assistants: James Mainwaring, Wade Smith.
Fourth official: Michael Salisbury.
VAR: Paul Tierney. Assistant
VAR: Darren Cann.

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ

Brentford

None

TEAM NEWS

Villa go into this afternoonโ€™s match without a League victory against Brentford since February 1947. Their last eight games against the West Londoners have ended in 4 defeats and four draws however Villa have never lost to Brentford at Villa Park.

To get that first home win in 75 years, Aaron Danks rings the changes as he selects his first squad since his appointment as caretaker manager.

Out goes the current captain John McGinn, given a much needed breather to re-focus his game, also dropped to the bench is Jacob Ramsey, who like McGinn, has seen the turmoil under the previous manager affect his form and effectiveness.

WINGERS are the key change under Danks however as Emiliano Buendia and Leon Bailey start along with the physical presence of Leander Dendoncker - who makes his first start.

Up front Ings and Watkins get another go.

The bench then features a strong line up although options remain limited after the squad vandalism under the previous manager. But at least there is hope that each player has a genuine chance of selection and isnโ€™t just there to make up the numbers as has for so long been the case.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age: | 28.02 |
Bench Average Age: | 27.14 |
Squad Average Age: | 27.58 |
Subs Average Age: | 25.70 |
Oldest Starter: RB Ashley Young | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 37.32 |
Youngest Starter: M Douglas Luiz | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | 24.47 |
Oldest Squad Player: RB Ashley Young | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 37.32 |
Youngest Squad Player: CF Cameron Archer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 20.88 |
Oldest Substitute: M Philippe Coutinho | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | 30.38 |
Youngest Substitute: CF Cameron Archer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 20.88 |

MANAGER

Aaron Danks | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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Aston Villa

GK Emiliano Martรญnez | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฉ๏ธ |
RB Ashley Young | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Tyrone Mings | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Ezri Konsa | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Matty Cash | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Douglas Luiz | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
M Leander Dendoncker | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐Ÿ” |
W Emiliano Buendรญa | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐Ÿ” |
W Leon Bailey | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Danny Ings | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ | โšฝ | ๐ŸŸจ |
CF Ollie Watkins | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ” |

MANAGER

Thomas Frank | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด |

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Brentford

GK David Raya | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
LB Rico Henry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Kristoffer Ajer | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด |
CB Mathias Jattah-Njie Jรธrgensen | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ | ๐Ÿ” |
CB Ethan Pinnock | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ |
RB Mads Roerslev Rasmussen | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Frank Onyeka | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Vitaly Janelt | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Mathias Jensen | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ | ๐Ÿ” |
W Bryan Mbeumo | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฒ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Ivan Toney | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” | M John McGinn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | for M Leander Dendoncker | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช | 63โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | M Philippe Coutinho | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | for W Emiliano Buendรญa | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท | 71โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | M Jacob Ramsey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for W Leon Bailey | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ | 71โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | CF Cameron Archer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for CF Ollie Watkins | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 79โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | CB Calum Chambers | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for RB Matty Cash | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ | 79โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” | W Sergi Canรณs | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | for M Frank Onyeka | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ | 46โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | M Josh Dasilva | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for RB Mads Roerslev Rasmussen | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ | 46โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | W Mikkel Damsgaard | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด | for CB Mathias Jattah-Njie Jรธrgensen | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ | 61โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | W Yoane Wissa | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฉ | for W Bryan Mbeumo | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฒ | 61โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | M Shandon Baptiste | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฉ | for M Mathias Jensen | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ | 78โ€™ |

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UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Robin Olsen | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CB Jan Bednarek | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
M Marvelous Nakamba | ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ผ |
M Morgan Sanson | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Matthew Cox | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Ben Mee | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Tristan Crama | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
M Saman Ghoddos | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ท |

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SQUAD STATS

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1st XI Cost: ยฃ210.94m
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 : 6/11
Homegrown: 0/11
Subs Cost: ยฃ35.01m
Team Cost: ยฃ245.95m
Squad Cost: ยฃ259.90m
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 : 10/20
Homegrown: 2/20

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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GK Emiliano Martรญnez | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ19.58m |
GK Robin Olsen | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช | ยฃ3.15m |

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 |

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 |
CB Jan Bednarek | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ | Loan |

M Philippe Coutinho | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ18.00m |
M Douglas Luiz | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ15.12m |
M Morgan Sanson | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ14.22m |
M Leander Dendoncker | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช | ยฃ13.50m |
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 |

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: ยฃ45.64m
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 : 2/11
Homegrown: โญ•/11
Subs Cost: ยฃ27.14m
Team Cost: ยฃ72.78m
Squad Cost: ยฃ72.78m
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 : 5/20
Homegrown: โญ•/20

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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GK David Raya | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | ยฃ3.02m |
GK Matthew Cox | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |

LB Rico Henry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ1.62m |
RB Mads Roerslev Rasmussen | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ | Free |

CB Kristoffer Ajer | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด | ยฃ14.13m |
CB Mathias Jattah-Njie Jรธrgensen | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ | Free |
CB Ethan Pinnock | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ | ยฃ3.02m |
CB Ben Mee | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |
CB Tristan Crama | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | Free |

M Frank Onyeka | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ | ยฃ9.00m |
M Mathias Jensen | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ | ยฃ3.42m |
M Shandon Baptiste | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฉ | ยฃ2.03m |
M Vitaly Janelt | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช | ยฃ0.54m |
M Josh Dasilva | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |
M Saman Ghoddos | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ท | Free |

W Mikkel Damsgaard | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด | ยฃ13.50m |
W Yoane Wissa | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฉ | ยฃ9.00m |
W Bryan Mbeumo | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฒ | ยฃ5.85m |
W Sergi Canรณs | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | ยฃ2.61m |

CF Ivan Toney | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ5.04m |

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Injury | 5 |
GK Jed Steer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Achilles
CB Diego Carlos | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | Achilles
M Boubacar Kamara | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | Knee
LB Lucas Digne | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | Ankle
LB Ludwig Augustinsson | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช | Hamstring

Out On Loan | 13 |
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
M Tim Iroegbunam | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | QPR

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

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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 | 45%
Possession A | 55%
Shots F | 19
Shots A | 12
Shots on Target F | 11
Shots on Target A | 3
Corners F | 7
Corners A | 6
Fouls F | 14
Fouls A | 11

MATCH QUOTES

โ€œObviously my first thoughts and my initial response is disappointment. Iโ€™m really disappointed for the staff that have left and lost their jobs. I worked closely with them for a long time. My thoughts are with them. โ€œObviously, things move really really quickly. We havenโ€™t got too much time to dwell on it. Weโ€™ve got to move quickly to the task in hand and thatโ€™s Brentford on Sunday. โ€œI got a call late last night wanting me to return to the training ground to just inform me to step forward and lead the team across the next couple of days. After that, thereโ€™s been no other dialogue. Itโ€™s just straight into the preparation and our thoughts move on. โ€œWith regards to the players today, itโ€™s about positivity. Iโ€™m looking for a response. We know performances and the results havenโ€™t been to the level we have wanted. โ€œThe players know that more than anybody. The message now is that we have to move quickly, reset our goals, focus and get this club moving in the direction we want it to. We have to move forward. โ€œI think itโ€™s the one thing that everybodyโ€™s feeling at the moment, we want to do this for the fans, the crowd. Iโ€™m a local lad, I know the area well. Iโ€™ll have friends and family in all four corners of the stadium, so theyโ€™ll be huge for us, absolutely massive for us, and hopefully we can put something on the pitch for them to get behind and be proud of.โ€ Aaron Danks, pre match. --- โ€œReally happy. I thought the boys from the opening five minutes they played with intensity and sustained that. โ€œI am really, really pleased with the game and performance. โ€œTo see the fans and players at the end it was a nice feeling. โ€œI thought the frontline was magnificent. โ€œThe players behind them and serving them were also very good. โ€œWeโ€™ve got some top players at this club and we knew the goals would come. โ€œIt was a really worked set piece off the training ground for the first goal so credit to the staff for that and the players for executing it. โ€œI had to pinch myself. โ€œWe asked for energy, we asked for lots of endeavour and work rate and the boys brought that. โ€œThe game-plan was a lot of phycological stuff as well, about our attitude and application and togetherness. โ€œIโ€™m a career coach. Iโ€™ve coached for a long time. โ€œI want players to express themselves and to enjoy themselves. I want to get the best out of people I work with. โ€œIt was about devising a simple game plan and the players did that. โ€œWe were clinical and ruthless and today is the result you get from that. โ€œFor me, it wasnโ€™t about dropping anybody, it was about a three-game week and energy, and holding players back to bring players on to impact the game. โ€œEverybody did that whether they started or those that came on. John McGinnโ€™s professionalism was outstanding.โ€ Aaron Danks, post match --- โ€œWe owed the fans that performance and result. It was a good reaction from the boys. โ€œNaturally you always see a reaction from a team when something happens like it has this week with the gaffer leaving. โ€œFor what we have in the dressing room it was quite simply not good enough and hasnโ€™t been for a long period of time. โ€œExtremely special. It is so hard to pick someone out from todayโ€™s performance. The crowd really helped us today. You could see everyone coming together at the end and there is no better feeling than that.โ€ Danny Ings, post match, opens up. --- โ€œToday was just brilliant how we played as a team. โ€œWe were there for each other. โ€œJust as we went back into the dressing room we were shown a clip of the 89th minute. We had a corner and they countered and the whole team was sprinting behind the ball and, for us, that showed weโ€™re a good team. Hopefully this can be the mentality moving forward. โ€œThe formation we played today with two wide wingers stretched their backline. Emi (Buendia) had a lot more room to turn and to play through his passes. It was enjoyable for us. Everybody felt comfortable, playing with freedom and making quality passes.โ€ Leon Bailey, post match doubles down.

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