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Game #5653

Aston Villa

Sunday, 12 February 2023

Lost

11th (-)

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ

Premier League

Manchester City

Attendance: 53,392

Etihad Stadium

Manchester City

3-1

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | Douglas Luiz | 61' |

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa become the first side to face Abu Dhabi since, to the surprise of no-one on nodding terms with reality, the Manchester interlopers were charged with โ€œmore than 100 breaches of Premier League financial rules between 2009 and 2018โ€. In what is described as the biggest financial scandal and financial doping (aka cheating) ever seen in English football, the typically good grace of Abu Dhabi sees chief apologist Guardiola approach matters even handedly - denying any knowledge of how a small, provincial, unsuccessful club became an overnight heavyweight whilst calling any criticism โ€œjealously.โ€ Given UEFA found Abu Dhabi guilty of similar charges only for the Court of Arbitration for Sport to find in favour of the club under severe legal pressure there is little confidence that justice will prevail. What a time it would be to secure a first win against Abu Dhabi since 2013 but if recent history is anything to go by, the insipid, silent and fair-weather Abu Dhabi fan base will no doubt be treated to more refereeing generosity. And so it became true. Outplayed in the first half only for another dodgy penalty to put the game beyond Villaโ€™s reach, the second half saw greater attacking intensity and a rearguard response from the ungracious Guardiola. Meanwhile, curious to all Villa fans, was the subsequent noise from โ€˜fansโ€™ of the other Birmingham club who found reason to rejoice at a defeat as meaningless as is their unrequited envy. We only care about the Villa.

KEY MAN

Jhon Durรกn, cameo.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Sunday, 12 February 2023

๐Ÿฅ… | 4โ€™ Goal, 0-1, Manchester City, Rodri
๐ŸŸจ | 37โ€™ Booking, Lucas Digne
๐Ÿฅ… | 39โ€™ Goal, 0-2, Manchester City, Ilkay Gรผndogan
๐Ÿฅ… | 45โ€™+1 Goal, 0-3, Manchester City, Riyad Mahrez
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Manchester City 3-0 Aston Villa
๐Ÿ” | 60โ€™ Sub off, Lucas Digne, Sub on, Jhon Durรกn
๐Ÿ” | 60โ€™ Sub off, Emiliano Buendรญa, Sub on, John McGinn
๐Ÿ” | 60โ€™ Sub off, Leon Bailey, Sub on, รlex Moreno
โšฝ | 61โ€™ Goal, 1-3, Ollie Watkins, Assist by Douglas Luiz
๐ŸŸจ | 63โ€™ Booking, Ezri Konsa for a bad foul
๐Ÿ” | 76โ€™ Sub off, Ashley Young, Sub on, Philippe Coutinho
๐Ÿ” | 76โ€™ Sub off, Jacob Ramsey, Sub on, Matty Cash
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Manchester City 3-1 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Ollie Watkins scores his 34th goal for the club on his 100th appearance after joining from Brentford under Dean Smith in September 2020 for a then record fee of ยฃ27,720,000.

Aston Villa

European Cup / Champions League: ๐Ÿ†
UEFA Cup Winners Cup: โŒ
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

Manchester City

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
UEFA Cup Winners Cup: ๐Ÿ†
League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 2021-22

FIXTURE HISTORY

Manchester City

Previous 5 vs. Abu Dhabi: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 2022-23 |
Matchday | #25 |
League Game | #22 |
Manager Game | #11 |
Sunday, 12 February 2023
Attendance | 53,392 |

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Unai Emery | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | Hondarribia, 2022-
Referee:ย Robert Jones | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Merseyside, 2016-
Kick off: 4.30pm
Half Time Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 0-3
Full Time Result: ๐ŸŸฅ Lost
Full Time Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 1-3
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Unai Emery | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 11 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 5 ๐ŸŸจ | 1 ๐ŸŸฅ 5 | 1.45

Villa Career Form:

Top 8

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee:ย Robert Jones | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Merseyside, 2016-
Matches Officiated: 10
๐ŸŸฉ : 2
๐ŸŸจ : 0
๐ŸŸฅ : 8
๐Ÿ†˜ : 1
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฅ 16 Oct 22, Villa 0-2 Chelsea (h) ๐Ÿ†˜
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ
Assistants: Lee Betts, Ian Hussin
Fourth official: Chris Kavanagh.
VAR: Jarred Gillett.
Assistant VAR: Eddie Smart.

Villa have never won a top flight game officiated by Robert Jones and have just two wins in nine games refereed by Merseyside referee.

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Manchester City

๐ŸŸจ

TEAM NEWS

No Tyrone Mings as injury rules Villaโ€™s reborn talisman out with Calum Chambers in for a rare start.

Far better news is no place for the woeful Olsen despite two kid โ€˜keepers on the bench.

In other news the simply preposterous nature of all the signings under the former manager is underlined as the embarrassingly poor Jan Bednarek, fresh from his loan being terminated, scores one of the worst own goals of all time for his parent club Southampton.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age: | 27.27 |
Bench Average Age: | 24.47 |
Squad Average Age: | 25.87 |
Subs Average Age: | 26.66 |
Oldest Starter: RB Ashley Young | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 37.62 |
Youngest Starter: M Jacob Ramsey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 21.73 |
Oldest Squad Player: RB Ashley Young | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 37.62 |
Youngest Squad Player: GK Oliwer Zych | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ | 18.64 |
Oldest Substitute: M Philippe Coutinho | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | 30.69 |
Youngest Substitute: CF Jhon Durรกn | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด | 19.18 |

MANAGER

Unai Emery | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |

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Aston Villa

GK Emiliano Martรญnez | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท |
RB Ashley Young | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CB Ezri Konsa | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
CB Calum Chambers | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Lucas Digne | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Douglas Luiz | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท |
M Boubacar Kamara | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
M Jacob Ramsey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
W Leon Bailey | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ | ๐Ÿ” |
W Emiliano Buendรญa | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Ollie Watkins | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |

MANAGER

Pep Guardiola | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |

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Manchester City

GK Ederson | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท |
RB Kyle Walker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Aymeric Laporte | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
CB Rรบben Dias | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ” |
LB Rodri | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | โšฝ |
M Ilkay Gรผndogan | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช | โšฝ |
M Kevin De Bruyne | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Bernardo Silva | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น |
M Jack Grealish (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
W Riyad Mahrez | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฟ | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Erling Haaland | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด | ๐Ÿ” |

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SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” | CF Jhon Durรกn | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด | for LB Lucas Digne | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | 60โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | M John McGinn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | for W Emiliano Buendรญa | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท | 60โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | LB รlex Moreno | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | for W Leon Bailey | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ | 60โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | M Philippe Coutinho | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | for W Ashley Young | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 76โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | RB Matty Cash | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ | for M Jacob Ramsey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 76โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” | CB Manuel Akanji |๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ| for CF Erling Haaland | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด | 46โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | CF Juliรกn รlvarez | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท | for CB Rรบben Dias | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น | 46โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | M Phil Foden | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for M Jack Grealish (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 69โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | CB Nathan Akรฉ | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | for W Riyad Mahrez | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฟ | 85โ€™ |

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UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Viljami Sinisalo | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ |
GK Oliwier Zych | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
M Leander Dendoncker | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช |
CB Sil Swinkels | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Stefan Ortega | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช |
RB Rico Lewis | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Sergio Gรณmez | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
M Cole Palmer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Kalvin Phillips | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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SQUAD STATS

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1st XI Cost: ยฃ163.71m
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 : 5/11
Homegrown: 1/11
Subs Cost: ยฃ61.62m
Team Cost: ยฃ225.33m
Squad Cost: ยฃ238.83m
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 : 7/20
Homegrown: 4/20

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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GK Emiliano Martรญnez | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ19.58m |
GK Oliwier Zych | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ | Youth |
GK Viljami Sinisalo | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ | Free |

LB Lucas Digne | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ27.00m |
RB Matty Cash | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ | ยฃ14.18m |
LB รlex Moreno | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | ยฃ12.00m |
RB Ashley Young | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |

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 Sil Swinkels | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | Youth |

M Philippe Coutinho | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ18.00m |
M Douglas Luiz | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ15.12m |
M Leander Dendoncker | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช | ยฃ13.50m |
M Jacob Ramsey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |
M John McGinn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ยฃ2.79m |
M Boubacar Kamara | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | Free |

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

CF Ollie Watkins | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ27.72m |
CF Jhon Durรกn | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด | ยฃ14.65m |

SQUAD STATS

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1st XI Cost: ยฃ617.05m
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: 0/11
Subs Cost: ยฃ71.57m
Team Cost: ยฃ688.62m
Squad Cost: ยฃ743.68m
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 : 6/20
Homegrown: 3/20

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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GK Ederson | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ36.00m |
GK Stefan Ortega | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช | Free |

LB Rodri | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | ยฃ56.43m |
RB Kyle Walker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ47.43m |
LB Sergio Gรณmez | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | ยฃ11.70m |
RB Rico Lewis | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |

CB Nathan Akรฉ | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | ยฃ40.77m |
CB Rรบben Dias | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น | ยฃ61.20m |
CB Aymeric Laporte | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | ยฃ57.52m |
CB Manuel Akanji |๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ| ยฃ15.50m |

M Jack Grealish (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ105.75m |
M Kevin De Bruyne | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช | ยฃ68.40m |
M Bernardo Silva | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น | ยฃ45.00m |
M Kalvin Phillips | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ43.36m |
M Ilkay Gรผndogan | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช | ยฃ24.30m |
M Phil Foden | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |
M Cole Palmer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |

W Riyad Mahrez | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฟ | ยฃ61.02m |

CF Erling Haaland | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด | ยฃ54.00m |
CF Juliรกn รlvarez | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ15.30m |

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 | Unknown

Unregistered | 1 |
CB Kortney Hause | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Out On Loan | 12 |
M Finn Azaz | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Plymouth
CF Wesley | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | Levante
W Jaden Philogene-Bidace | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Cardiff
CF Keinan Davis | 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
CF Cameron Archer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Middlesbrough
M Morgan Sanson | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | Strasbourg
CF Louie Barry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Salford City
M Aaron Ramsey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Middlesbrough
M Marvelous Nakamba | ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ผ | Luton Town
CB Lamare Bogarde | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | Bristol Rovers

Not Selected | 1 |
GK Robin Olsen | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช |

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 | 33%
Possession A | 67%
Shots F | 6
Shots A | 17
Shots on Target F | 2
Shots on Target A | 9
Corners F | 4
Corners A | 8
Fouls F | 14
Fouls A | 13

MATCH QUOTES

โ€œWe knew this would be a tough game after three away wins but we were not competitive. They were clinical, but we made mistakes today, three very important goals we could avoid normally. โ€œIn the second we tried to be consistent, forget the score and be competitive and I think we did that in the second half. โ€œWe have to be clinical with the chances we get, but in the first half they were better than us and decided the match. I can only say sorry to our supporters, and we did not play in the way we have been. โ€œWe spoke about being competitive, stopping mistakes and trying to get a goal but it was difficult after going three down to do more in the second half. โ€œWe have to be positive when we are winning, and we have to learn how to respond and although the result was bad we tried to show our mentality in the second half. It was a bad result, but we have to learn and use it in the next matches. โ€œAfter our three victories away, we were thinking as well to keep consistency and be competitive. Of course we know today was a tough match. We were playing against one of the best teams in the Premier League and it was difficult here because they were clinical. โ€œWe made some unusual mistakes but at the end of the first half, we kept our position on the pitch, trying to score one goal and not concede many chances and we did it but really now it is finished and we think about the next match at home against Arsenal on Saturday. โ€Hopefully he [Tyrone Mings] will be back. He had a small injury and didnโ€™t train this week but hopefully for the next week he is going to get better and I am thinking maybe he will play on Saturday. If not, we have another centre-back like Calum Chambers and we have to believe in every player.โ€ โ€œYes he [Jhon Durรกn] has potential but he has to work as well, tactically, offensively and defensively. He has to adapt to his team-mates and our rhythm and as well every minute he is playing now on the pitch is very good for him, for the team but we have to be patient with him.โ€ โ€œThe first half was the worst performance weโ€™ve had in the matches that weโ€™ve played. Of course, they are a very good team and they needed to win to fight with Arsenal for this Premier League. But we started to create good chances in the first five minutes and we started very good, our shape, good positioning. โ€œBut the first mistake we made, they scored with the corner. We continued with good ball possession and positionally defensively and we didnโ€™t concede a lot of chances in that first half. The second goal was, again, a big mistake between the goalkeeper and Calum Chambers. The communication wasnโ€™t good and they scored the second goal. We were a little upset but, of course, we were still in the match at 2-0 but the third goal made it very difficult for us. This penalty, I think, we shouldnโ€™t have decided to do. โ€œThe second half we were speaking of trying to forget result and to continue our work and to improve and be competitive like the last matches away. I think the second half was different. Maybe they changed something as well, maybe pushing less than the first half but we played better. It was different. Today, they deserved to win and we have to take a lot of information from the match, for us, and to use in the next match. โ€œWe are 11th and our objective this year is very clear. When I arrived here we were at the bottom and we had to keep safe in the Premier League. Itโ€™s not easy and now weโ€™re in a good position. We have to continue to be competitive, to improve and our objective could be to finish in the top 10. The first objective is clear is to stay in the Premier League. The second objective is to try and be in the top 10 and then, of course, trying to get up and be close to the teams in Europe. The process needs time and patience. Today, I can be disappointed but I really want to analyse this match with the players and use for the next matches and challenges which is at home against Arsenal. Today was about using the experience. โ€œDuran has to learn quickly. โ€œYes he has potential but he has to work as well, tactically, offensively and defensively. โ€œHe has to adapt to his team-mates and our rhythm and as well every minute he is playing now on the pitch is very good for him, for the team but we have to be patient with him.โ€ โ€œHe has to be competitive as well. Then, play minutes and take experiences like today. โ€œWe are going to continue to work with him. Heโ€™s young and I donโ€™t want to give him a lot of responsibility and give him pressure. He played good minutes today but, tactically of course, I want more. I want to continue with him. First, giving him chances to play but, of course, being very demanding as well about tactical work I want to do. โ€œI donโ€™t know. Hopefully, in two or three days heโ€™ll [Tyrone Mings] get better. We were thinking at the beginning, having spoken with the doctor, that he could be ready for Saturday. But, again, I try to give confidence to everybody. Calum played today, the second goal was not good communication with Emiliano and him. He played a match like anotherโ€ฆ He played a good match. Unai Emery. --- โ€œIt was not good enough from us collectively as a team. โ€œDonโ€™t get me wrong, they are world-class players but we were too soft, me especially when Rodri ran past me for that goal. I should have made the second block and I feel I let us down today. โ€œAgainst City you cannot give away easy goals. The first was from a set-piece and then it is hard to get back into the game.โ€ โ€œHe [Emery] told us that if you make a mistake, own it and donโ€™t look at anyone else. We have to learn from this. โ€œHe said about being humble, step up to the plate, focus on scoring one goal and try to get two. We did that but didnโ€™t get the second. โ€œI think when you go a goal ahead twice like when we played Leicester, against Man City you canโ€™t give away easy goals. The first one from a set-piece early on and then itโ€™s hard to get back into the game, they dominate possession and they are so patient on the ball it is always hard to get back into the game. โ€œWe work on them [set pieces] so much, we have a set-piece coach who does an unbelievable job, attacking and defending. They punished us today, but set-pieces is one of our strong points weโ€™re just having a little blip Ollie Watkins.

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