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Game #5665

Aston Villa

Sunday, 30 April 2023

Lost

7th= (-2)

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ

Premier League

Manchester United

Attendance: 73,592

Old Trafford

Manchester United

1-0

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | None

MATCH SUMMARY

โ€œWe stopped their 10-game unbeaten run. โ€œUnai Emery was producing miracles, and who steps up to stop him? Bruno. Sit back down, Unai. Have a reality check and know your place.โ€ Rio Ferdinand speaks volumes.

KEY MAN

Leftfield it may be but it has to go to Rio Ferdinand, if ever a statement revealed the truth on so many levels it was his. Irritating? Insulting? No, it was more inspiring as Villa, minding their own business, slowly improving, get under the skin of people they care not one jot for. Meanwhile, on the pitch the sight of Manchester United time-wasting as they desperately clung on to their slender lead was equally illuminating.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Sunday, 30 April 2023

๐Ÿฅ… | 39โ€™ Goal, 0-1, (Manchester United), Bruno Fernandes
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Manchester United 1-0 Aston Villa
๐Ÿ” | 64โ€™ Sub off, Ashley Young, Sub on, Calum Chambers
๐Ÿ” | 64โ€™ Sub off, Leander Dendoncker, Sub on, Bertrand Traorรฉ
๐Ÿ” | 75โ€™ Sub off, รlex Moreno, Sub on, Lucas Digne
๐Ÿ” | 76โ€™ Sub off, Emiliano Buendรญa, Sub on, Jhon Durรกn
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Manchester United 1-0 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Villa lose for the first time in eleven as United withstand the onslaught but the real story is the reaction from ex-players and fans alike as United's fear of an up and coming Villa team is laid bare.

Meanwhile, Ashley Young, 37, makes his 220th start across his two spells with the club whilst Douglas Luiz, 24, chalks up his 130th start.

Aston Villa

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

European Cup / Champions League: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
UEFA Cup / Europa League: ๐Ÿ†
UEFA Cup Winners Cup: ๐Ÿ†
League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 2015-16

FIXTURE HISTORY

Manchester United

Previous 5 vs. United: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 2022-23 |
Matchday | #37 |
League Game | #34 |
Manager Game | #23 |
Sunday, 30 April 2023
Attendance | 73,592 |

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Unai Emery | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | Hondarribia, 2022-
Referee:ย Jarred Gillett | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ | Queensland, 2019-
Kick off: 2.00pm
Half Time Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 0-1
Full Time Result: ๐ŸŸฅ Lost
Full Time Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 0-1
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Unai Emery | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 23 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 13 ๐ŸŸจ | 3 ๐ŸŸฅ 7 | 1.83

Villa Career Form:

Top 4

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee:ย Jarred Gillett | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ | Queensland, 2019-
Matches Officiated: 5
๐ŸŸฉ : 1
๐ŸŸจ : 2
๐ŸŸฅ : 2
๐Ÿ†˜ : 0
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸจ 4 Jan 23, Villa 1-1 Wolves (h)
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ
Assistants: Constantine Hatzidakis, Harry Lennard.
Fourth official: Darren England.
VAR: Michael Oliver.
Assistant VAR: Lee Betts.

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

None

Manchester United

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

TEAM NEWS

Same XI as Kadan Young joins the youth representation in the squad.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age: | 28.32 |
Bench Average Age: | 24.95 |
Squad Average Age: | 26.64 |
Subs Average Age: | 26.29 |
Oldest Starter: W Ashley Young | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 37.83 |
Youngest Starter: M Jacob Ramsey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 21.94 |
Oldest Squad Player: W Ashley Young | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 37.83 |
Youngest Squad Player: M Kadan Young | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 17.29 |
Oldest Substitute: GK Lucas Digne | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | 29.80 |
Youngest Substitute: CF Jhon Durรกn | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ซ | 19.39 |

MANAGER

Unai Emery | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |

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Aston Villa

GK Emiliano Martรญnez | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท |
LB รlex Moreno | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | ๐Ÿ” |
CB Ezri Konsa | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Tyrone Mings | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Ashley Young | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
M John McGinn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
M Douglas Luiz | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท |
M Jacob Ramsey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Leander Dendoncker | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐Ÿ” |
W Emiliano Buendรญa | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Ollie Watkins | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

MANAGER

Erik ten Hag | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |

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Manchester United

GK David de Gea | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
LB Luke Shaw | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Tyrell Malacia | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | ๐ŸŸจ |
CB Victor Lindelรถf | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช |
RB Diogo Dalot | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น |
M Casemiro | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท |
M Bruno Fernandes | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น | โšฝ |
M Marcel Sabitzer | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น | ๐Ÿ” |
M Christian Eriksen | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ | ๐Ÿ” |
W Jadon Sancho | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
F Marcus Rashford | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |

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SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” CB Calum Chambers | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for W Ashley Young | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 64โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” W Bertrand Traorรฉ | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ซ | for M Leander Dendoncker | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช | 64โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” LB Lucas Digne | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | for LB รlex Moreno | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | 75โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” CF Jhon Durรกn | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด | for W Emiliano Buendรญa | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท | 76โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” | M Fred | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐ŸŸจ | for M Christian Eriksen | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ | 76โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | W Antony | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | for W Jadon Sancho | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 76โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | CB Harry Maguire | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for M Marcel Sabitzer | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น | 86โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | CF Anthony Martial | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | for F Marcus Rashford | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 86โ€™ |

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UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Robin Olsen | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CB Diego Carlos | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท |
CB Seb Revan | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Tommy Oโ€™Reilly | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Kadan Young | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Jack Butland | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Brandon Williams | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Aaron Wan-Bissaka | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Facundo Pellistri | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡พ |
CF Wout Weghorst | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |

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SQUAD STATS

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1st XI Cost: ยฃ156.27m
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: 1/11
Subs Cost: ยฃ58.21m
Team Cost: ยฃ214.48m
Squad Cost: ยฃ245.53m
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: 4/20

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 |
LB รlex Moreno | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | ยฃ12.00m |
RB Ashley Young | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |

CB Diego Carlos | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ27.90m |
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 Seb Revan | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |
CB Calum Chambers | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |

M Douglas Luiz | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ15.12m |
M Leander Dendoncker | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช | ยฃ13.50m |
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 Tommy Oโ€™Reilly | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |
M Kadan Young | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |

W Emiliano Buendรญa | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ34.56m |
W Bertrand Traorรฉ | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ซ | ยฃ16.56m |

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: ยฃ324.53m
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 : 3/11
Homegrown: 1/11
Subs Cost: ยฃ274.81m
Team Cost: ยฃ599.34m
Squad Cost: ยฃ656.13m
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: 2/20

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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GK David de Gea | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | ยฃ22.50m |
GK Jack Butland | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Loan |

RB Aaron Wan-Bissaka | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ48.29m |
LB Luke Shaw | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ33.75m |
RB Diogo Dalot | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น | ยฃ19.80m |
LB Tyrell Malacia | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | ยฃ15.00m |
LB Brandon Williams | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |

CB Harry Maguire | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ78.30m |
CB Victor Lindelรถf | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช | ยฃ31.50m |

M Casemiro | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ70.65m |
M Bruno Fernandes | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น | ยฃ56.70m |
M Fred | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ53.10m |
M Christian Eriksen | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ | Free |
M Marcel Sabitzer | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น | Loan |

W Antony | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ83.41m |
W Jadon Sancho | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ74.63m |
W Facundo Pellistri | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡พ | ยฃ8.50m |

CF Anthony Martial | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ60.00m |
F Marcus Rashford | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |
CF Wout Weghorst | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | Loan |

UNAVAILABLE

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Injury | 5 |
GK Jed Steer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Achilles
M Philippe Coutinho | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | Muscle
RB Matty Cash | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ | Calf
M Boubacar Kamara | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | Ankle
W Leon Bailey | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ | Hamstring

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

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 | 43%
Possession A | 57%
Shots F | 7
Shots A | 14
Shots on Target F | 1
Shots on Target A | 6
Corners F | 4
Corners A | 1
Fouls F | 7
Fouls A | 16

MATCH QUOTES

โ€œIn ninety minutes you have to be more consistent, try to control the game like we are trying to build. But of course we are playing against Manchester United, they were pushing us, playing in their stadium with their supporters. โ€œWe didnโ€™t have our usual personality that we have in the first half. In the second half we improved and were better to reduce the distance. We didnโ€™t get a lot of good chances but the second half was better for us and we could have scored one goal. We tried to be strong in our game plan. โ€œWe were trying to progress quickly and trying to avoid risk but in football you have to take risks to improve. We were competitive in the second half and I think today was a bad result but the match gave us a lot of information.โ€ Unai Emery, post match. โ€œItโ€™s a bit harsh [to lose], we didnโ€™t start the game well, we were sloppy and gave the ball away too many times to them. Our line was good, our spirit was there in the second half but at the end of the day itโ€™s zero points that we talk take to Birmingham and itโ€™s a little bit frustrating. โ€œWe have got a winning mentality right now, we were unbeaten for ten games and we tried to come here to take the three points, not even a draw. We tried at the end, they defended their goal really well and cleared their lines a few times but we canโ€™t start games sloppy like that. โ€œHe gives us a game plan every single game and a lot of ideas to win games. Positioning, fighting spirit, heโ€™s one of the best managers in the world. โ€I didnโ€™t do a long ball for 40 minute and I decided to go long and Casemiro did an amazing header and then Rashford is all of a sudden one v one. I made a save and then it deflected off Moreno. Disappointed because we lost the game via a deflection. โ€œYou can see how far we have come with this manager. It is a good time to be a Villa fan. Iโ€™m proud to wear this shirt. Iโ€™m all in every weekend and letโ€™s see if we can qualify in Europe in the next four games.โ€ Emiliano Martรญnez. โ€œWe stopped their 10-game unbeaten run โ€œUnai Emery was producing miracles, and who steps up to stop him? Bruno. Sit back down, Unai. Have a reality check and know your place.โ€ Rio Ferdinand looking pretty petty in more esteemed company.

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