Game #5661

2021-22

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9th (-)

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Premier League

West Ham United

London Stadium

Attendance: 59,957

Sunday, 13 March 2022

Villa concede and lose for the first time in four games as David Moyes' highly physical style pays dividends for the home side to help West Ham continue their lucky hoodoo.

West Ham United

2-1

Aston Villa

Scorer(s) | Jacob Ramsey | 90’ |

Assist(s) | Emiliano Buendía | 90’ |

AT A GLANCE

Game #5661

Season | 2021-22 |
Matchday | #31 |
League Match | #28 |
Manager Game | #18 |
Sunday, 13 March 2022
Attendance | 59,957 |

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager | Steven Gerrard |
Kick off | 2.00pm |
Referee | Jarred Gillett, Australia |
Half Time Score | 0-0 |
Full Time Result | Lost |
Full Time Score | 1-2 |
Last 5 Games | LWWWL |

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Jarred Gillett.
Previous 5: | - | - | - | 🟩 | 🟨 |
Incidents: 🟨 |
Assistants: James Mainwaring, Dan Robathan.
Fourth official: Martin Atkinson.
VAR: Paul Tierney.
Assistant VAR: Constantine Hatzidakis.

MATCH INCIDENTS

Jarred Gillett

Villa

None

West Ham United

🟨 |

🟨 | Booking
🟥 | Sending off
💥+ | Incidents e.g. penalty awarded

💥- | Incidents e.g. penalty conceded, goal disallowed

💥 | Incidents e.g. refused clear pen

🆘 | Notably poor refereeing performance    

TEAM STATS

1st XI Cost: £151.90m
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 : 6/11
Homegrown: 1/11
Subs Cost: £63.36m
Team Cost: £215.26m
Squad Cost: £258.01m
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 : 10/20
Homegrown: 3/20

Starting XI Average Age: 27.00

Oldest Player: 30.00
F Danny Ings

Youngest Player: 20.80
M Jacob Ramsey

TEAM NEWS

Steven Gerrard names the same line up after three consecutive Premier League victories with the bench also unchanged.

UNAVAILABLE

Injury | 1 |

M Marvelous Nakamba | 🇿🇼 |
Knee, 14 Dec - 9 Apr
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Out On Loan | 13 |

M Conor Hourihane | 🇮🇪 | Sheffield United
30 Aug 21 - 31 May 22
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RB Frédéric Guilbert | 🇫🇷 | Strasbourg
31 Aug 21 - 30 Jun 22
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CF Keinan Davis | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Forest
1 Jan 22 - 31 May 22
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CF Wesley | 🇧🇷 | Internacional
6 Jan 22 - 1 Jan 23
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W Anwar El Ghazi | 🇳🇱 | Everton
13 Jan 22 - 1 Jul 22
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M Aaron Ramsey | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Cheltenham
11 Jan 22 - 31 May 22
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CF Caleb Chukwuemeka | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Livingston
12 Jan 22 - 31 May 22
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W Jaden Philogene-Bidace | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Stoke
21 Jan 22 - 31 May 22
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CF Cameron Archer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Preston
24 Jan 22 - 31 May 22
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LB Matt Targett | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Newcastle
31 Jan 22 - 31 May 22
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GK Filip Marschall | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Gateshead
31 Jan 22 - 31 May 22
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GK Jed Steer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Luton
31 Jan 22 - 31 May 22
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W Trézéguet, Basaksehir | 🇪🇬 |
8 Feb 22 - 30 Jun 22
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Not Selected | 7 |

GK Viljami Sinisalo | 🇫🇮 |
FB Ben Chrisene | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Kortney Hause | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Josh Feeney | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Sil Swinkels | 🇳🇱 |
M Hayden Lindley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Tommi O’Reilly | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

MATCH STATS

Possession F | 52%
Possession A | 48%
Shots F | 13
Shots A | 11
Shots on Target F | 7
Shots on Target A | 4
Corners F | 7
Corners A | 5
Fouls F | 3
Fouls A | 9

MANAGER

Steven Gerrard

STAFF

Assistant Manager: Aaron Danks
Assistant Manager: Gary McAllister
Assistant Manager: Michael Beale
Sporting Director: Johan Lange
Technical Director: Jeremy Oliver

STARTING LINE UP

GK Emiliano Martínez | 🇦🇷 |
RB Matty Cash | 🇵🇱 |
CB Calum Chambers | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Tyrone Mings | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
LB Lucas Digne | 🇫🇷 | 🔁 |
M John McGinn | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Douglas Luiz | 🇧🇷 | 🔁 |
M Philippe Coutinho | 🇧🇷 |
M Jacob Ramsey | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ |
CF Ollie Watkins | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Danny Ings | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔁 |

SUBSTITUTES

🔁 | W Ashley Young | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | for LB Lucas Digne | 10’ |
🔁 | W Leon Bailey | 🇯🇲 | for F Danny Ings | 69’ |
🔁 | W Emiliano Buendía | 🇦🇷 |🦵🏼| for Douglas Luiz | 79’ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Robin Olsen | 🇩🇰 |
CB Ezri Konsa | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Morgan Sanson | 🇫🇷 |
M Carney Chukwuemeka | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Tim Iroegbunam | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Bertrand Traoré | 🇧🇫 |

THE OPPOSITION

Team:
GK Lukasz Fabianski | 🇵🇱 | £7.20m |
RB Ben Johnson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Yth |
CB Craig Dawson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | £2.07m |
CB Kurt Zouma | 🇫🇷 | £31.50m |
LB Aaron Cresswell | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | £4.28m | 🔁 |
M Tomas Soucek | 🇨🇿 | £14.58m |
M Declan Rice | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Yth |
M Manuel Lanzini | 🇦🇷 | 🟨 | £10.80m |
M Pablo Fornals | 🇪🇸 | ⚽ | £25.20m |
W Saïd Benrahma | 🇩🇿 | £20.79m | 🔁 |
CF Michail Antonio | 🇯🇲 | £8.55m | 🔁 |

Subs:
RB Ryan Fredericks 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Free |
CB Issa Diop 🇫🇷 | £22.50m |
W Andriy Yarmolenko | 🇺🇦 | ⚽ | £18.00m |

Unused:
GK Alphonse Areola | 🇫🇷 | Loan |
M Mark Noble | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Yth |
LB Arthur Masuaku | 🇨🇩 | £6.39m |
M Alex Král | 🇨🇿 | Loan |
W Armstrong Oko-Flex | 🇮🇪 | Free |
CF Sonny Perkins | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Yth |

Manager: David Moyes | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
1st XI Cost: £124.97m
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 : 4/11
Homegrown: 2/11
Subs Cost: £40.5m
Team Cost: £165.47m
Squad Cost: £212.36m
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 : 6/20
Homegrown: 3/20

ex: Also played for the Villa

g: Scored

s/o: Sent off

s-: Sub off; s+: Sub on

ON THIS DAY

Jacob Ramsey scores his sixth goal in his last twenty appearances having not scored in his first 34.

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MATCH TIMELINE

🔁 | 10’ Sub off, Lucas Digne, Sub on, Ashley Young
🕒 | HT West Ham United 0-0 Aston Villa
🔁 | 69’ Sub off, Danny Ings, Sub on, Leon Bailey
⚽ | 70’ Goal, 0-1, (West Ham United), Andriy Yarmolenko 🇺🇦
🔁 | 79’ Sub off, Douglas Luiz, Sub on, Emiliano Buendía
⚽ | 82’ Goal, 0-2, (West Ham United), Pablo Fornals
⚽ | 90’ Goal, 1-2, Jacob Ramsey, Assist by Emiliano Buendía
🕒 | FT West Ham United 2-1 Aston Villa

MANAGER WATCH

👎 Steven Gerrard's loss rate is 22nd of 32 Villa bosses after 18 games of their tenure. The 10th worst.

POSITION

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MATCH PROGRAMME

MATCH PROGRAMME

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QUOTES

“I’m disappointed with the result. I wanted to try and keep the momentum going in terms of the three fantastic results we had before.

“I thought the game was decided on moments rather than us being outplayed or outclassed. I thought there was not too much in the game.

“We were keeping the ball well but we didn’t create as much as we wanted.

“At 0-0 at half-time, away from home, we were in an OK place.

“I never thought there were two goals against us in the game, but we have to look at ourselves defensively because we have ourselves to blame.

“We managed to get a fantastic goal and take West Ham to the wire but their second goal was very hurtful to us.

“The game was decided by moments that went against us and we couldn’t do more with the moments we had.

“We have allowed an attacking player to take a touch, turn and have a free shot on our goal.

“The second one we are in control of the game in terms of possession and we have lost the ball in an unnecessary place and paid the price.

“It certainly was not down to effort, commitment or desire in terms of what we brought to the game. I didn’t think there was much in it.

“We are satisfied in a lot of areas. We started the job in 16th and we are 9th. There are still areas we can improve, we want to finish as high as we can.

“We need more profile in our team, stature.

“Looking at both teams, there’s a few areas where I thought West Ham had a bit more than us.

“I don’t think they did have more technically or in possession or creativity, but in terms of stature. How they defend, i.e. set plays and crosses, I think there was a gap today.

“We’ll try [to find the stature].

“We’ll keep working.

“My job, when the time’s right, is to get the right support and help to the group, make us stronger in key areas as well. And that’s certainly what I analysed from today.

“[Today I’ve learnt] about certain individuals. But I have also learned a lot from West Ham.

“They are very different in terms of the teams we have faced. They are a strong team with a lot of power.

“I have learned a lot from the opposition but that is always the case. Every game you are analysing, especially when you are new into the job.

“I have been around this league for a long time. I might be inexperienced in standing on the side but I’ve been around a lot of football matches.

“A big thing I’m trying to improve on is staying balanced and calm when things go against you. Hopefully next time we go to West Ham, the moments will be in our favour.

“The Villa fans have been absolutely class with me. They are educated people, in terms of football, and I’m not surprised at that class [applauding Ukrainian winger Andriy Yarmolenko’s opener 🇺🇦]. The kid scores good goal and he has been through a lot so we send him our regards [As Russia’s unprovoked war on Ukraine continues].

“We have a few bumps and bruises so we have to recover well, analyse and get ready before Arsenal next week.

“There is going to be a bit of facial reconstruction in terms of Douglas Luiz.

“He has a nasty gash in the mouth and will need surgery there. It’s a mouth injury and we’ve done our best for the short term in terms of stitching him up.

“He’s going to need expert help in order to make him look as good as he does but, listen, there will certainly be no kissing from Douglas, let me tell you!

“But it was very impressive that he carried on and it’s a side of his game nobody gives him enough credit for.

“That’s the type of character I want.

“When you come to tough places, you stand up and when the game demands bumps and bruises, you stay in for the fight right until the end and he would have, but when we got past that 60/65-minute mark and, maybe, we needed a little bit of freshness in the team.

“He [Lucas Digne] says it is a small muscle injury [after coming off in the 10th minute].

“We will analyse it with an MRI scan. I am positive in what Lucas has said to me but he is obviously a major doubt for the Arsenal game.

“Elsewhere, Calum [Chambers] is in a similar situation to Dougie [Luiz] off a forearm smash. There are a lot of ice packs about as well. It goes to show it was a tough physical game.

“[Was it unacceptably physical from West Ham?] Not at all. I was a physical player. We have to welcome that challenge.

“I was impressed by West Ham in terms of how they looked on the pitch.

“I thought Declan Rice was superb today.

“[But] I thought Dawson’s [elbow first challenge] one could have been avoided. I didn’t think there was any need for the forearm smash.

“But in terms of the physicality from West Ham, no, we welcome those challenges.”

Steven Gerrard.

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*BBC Sport*
Sunday, 13 March 2022

"Steven Gerrard will be pleased by his side’s intent after going behind as they managed more shots on target (seven) than their hosts (four), but they lacked the clinical edge that has seen them score nine unanswered goals in their last three matches."

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**Ukraine international Andriy Yarmolenko was emotional as he scored the opener against Aston Villa in his first West Ham appearance since the outbreak of war in his native country.**
The 32-year-old brought an otherwise disappointing game to life when he controlled Said Benrahma’s pass with his right foot before firing past Emiliano Martinez with his left.
Substitute Yarmolenko, who replaced Michail Antonio in the second half, shed tears as he dropped to his knees in celebration.
He was welcomed on to the field with a warm reception from both sets of supporters, and some Aston Villa fans even applauded as he was embraced by his team-mates for the goal.
The Hammers were lifted after taking the lead and Pablo Fornals sealed victory when he powered Benrahma’s cutback past Martinez.
Villa arrived in the capital off the back of three impressive wins but they had to settle for a Jacob Ramsey consolation late on.
The visitors were denied taking the lead when Danny Ings’ effort was tipped onto the post by Lukasz Fabianski before the ball came harmlessly back to the West Ham goalkeeper.
Victory for the hosts ended a run of three defeats in all competitions and lifted them to fifth in the table, while Villa remain ninth.
### Yarmolenko makes the difference
In a first half with few clear cut chances, Yarmolenko’s introduction in the 51st minute sparked the crowd and the game into life.
The Ukraine forward, who featured on the front cover of the match programme, replaced Antonio to a warm ovation and immediately set about linking up his side’s play.
Then the moment of brilliance came when he neatly brought down Benrahma’s tricky pass before guiding the ball into the far corner in two movements.
Football will have been secondary for Yarmolenko since Russia’s invasion of his country and, in that small moment of adulation, he allowed the emotion to spill out.
Having been boosted by the goal, the forward then opted to take on another shot from a tight angle rather than look for the pass, but no-one in the London Stadium was complaining at his choice.
Fornals fired the second which put the game out of reach but Villa rallied late on as they tried to wrestle back momentum.
Ramsey smashed Emiliano Buendia’s pass into the net with aplomb after the latter had a good opportunity kept out by the impressive Fabianski.
Steven Gerrard will be pleased by his side’s intent after going behind as they managed more shots on target (seven) than their hosts (four), but they lacked the clinical edge that has seen them score nine unanswered goals in their last three matches.

**Ukraine international Andriy Yarmolenko was emotional as he scored the opener against Aston Villa in his first West Ham appearance since the outbreak of war in his native country.**
The 32-year-old brought an otherwise disappointing game to life when he controlled Said Benrahma’s pass with his right foot before firing past Emiliano Martinez with his left.
Substitute Yarmolenko, who replaced Michail Antonio in the second half, shed tears as he dropped to his knees in celebration.
He was welcomed on to the field with a warm reception from both sets of supporters, and some Aston Villa fans even applauded as he was embraced by his team-mates for the goal.
The Hammers were lifted after taking the lead and Pablo Fornals sealed victory when he powered Benrahma’s cutback past Martinez.
Villa arrived in the capital off the back of three impressive wins but they had to settle for a Jacob Ramsey consolation late on.
The visitors were denied taking the lead when Danny Ings’ effort was tipped onto the post by Lukasz Fabianski before the ball came harmlessly back to the West Ham goalkeeper.
Victory for the hosts ended a run of three defeats in all competitions and lifted them to fifth in the table, while Villa remain ninth.
### Yarmolenko makes the difference
In a first half with few clear cut chances, Yarmolenko’s introduction in the 51st minute sparked the crowd and the game into life.
The Ukraine forward, who featured on the front cover of the match programme, replaced Antonio to a warm ovation and immediately set about linking up his side’s play.
Then the moment of brilliance came when he neatly brought down Benrahma’s tricky pass before guiding the ball into the far corner in two movements.
Football will have been secondary for Yarmolenko since Russia’s invasion of his country and, in that small moment of adulation, he allowed the emotion to spill out.
Having been boosted by the goal, the forward then opted to take on another shot from a tight angle rather than look for the pass, but no-one in the London Stadium was complaining at his choice.
Fornals fired the second which put the game out of reach but Villa rallied late on as they tried to wrestle back momentum.
Ramsey smashed Emiliano Buendia’s pass into the net with aplomb after the latter had a good opportunity kept out by the impressive Fabianski.
Steven Gerrard will be pleased by his side’s intent after going behind as they managed more shots on target (seven) than their hosts (four), but they lacked the clinical edge that has seen them score nine unanswered goals in their last three matches.