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Game #5668

Aston Villa

Saturday, 20 May 2023

Liverpool

1-1

Aston Villa

Premier League

Liverpool

Anfield

Attendance: 53,306

Drew

7th (-1)

Last 5: 🟩 🟥 🟥 🟩 🟨

Assist(s) | Douglas Luiz | 27' |

MATCH SUMMARY

Lucky lucky Liverpool strike again as yet another last minute goal rescues them from defeat to a far superior Villa side.

KEY MAN

Douglas Luiz, dominance, pure dominance

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 20 May 2023

💥 | 22’ Penalty miss, Ollie Watkins
⚽ | 27’ Goal, 1-0, Jacob Ramsey, Assist by Douglas Luiz
💥 | 42’ Lucas Digne down injured in penalty area, Liverpool play on
💥 | 45’ Tyrone Mings wins ball but referee John Brooks deems a high boot
🟨 | 45’ Booking, Tyrone Mings, High Boot
💥 | 47’ Cody Gakpo (Liverpool) removes shirt, no booking from referee John Brooks
💥 | 47’ Cody Gakpo (Liverpool) is allowed by referee John Brooks to undertake treatment on the pitch
💥 | 49’ VAR check for Tyrone Mings red card
💥 | 49’ The home crowd boo referee John Brooks for not sending off Tyrone Mings
💥 | 49’ Cody Gakpo (Liverpool) is allowed by referee John Brooks to participate in the free kick awarded against FA rules which state that ‘any player requiring treatment must be given such treatment off the field of play’.
💥 | 51’ VAR check for possible Liverpool penalty after Jordan Henderson falls to the floor
💥 | 54’ Referee John Brooks plays 9 minutes of injury time
🕒 | HT Liverpool 0-1 Aston Villa
🟨 | 53’ Booking, Lucas Digne
🔁 | 53’ Sub off, Lucas Digne, Sub on, Álex Moreno
🔁 | 53’ Sub off, Leon Bailey, Sub on, Ashley Young
💥 | 55’ Cody Gakpo puts the ball into the net from an offside pass, Referee John Brooks awards the goal
💥 | 56’ VAR instructs referee John Brooks to review his decision on the pitch side monitor
💥 | 56’ VAR instructs referee John Brooks to review his decision on the pitch side monitor
💥 | 56’ Goal disallowed
🔁 | 65’ Sub off, Álex Moreno, Sub on, Emiliano Buendía
🟨 | 77’ Booking, Emiliano Martínez, time wasting
🔁 | 87’ Sub off, Ollie Watkins, Sub on, Jhon Durán
🔁 | 87’ Sub off, Douglas Luiz, Sub on, Leander Dendoncker
⚽ | 89’ Goal, 1-1, (Liverpool), Roberto Firmino
🟨 | 90’+1 Booking, Ashley Young
🟨 | 90’+6 Booking, Ezri Konsa
💥 | 90’+10 Referee John Brooks plays 10 minutes of injury time
🕒 | FT Liverpool 1-1 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Douglas Luiz makes his 150th appearance for the club as John McGinn makes his 175th start. Meanwhile, on his 100th appearance for the club, still aged just 21, Jacob Ramsey scores his second goal in two games and his sixth of the season, equalling his total goals tally from 2021-22.

Villa guarantee a top 10 finish for the first time since 2010-11 and will finish no lower than 9th with 6th place still a possibility ahead of the final game of the season against the club currently sitting one place above Villa in seventh - Brighton & Hove Albion.

Aston Villa

European Cup / Champions League: 🏆
UEFA Cup / Europa League: ❌
League Champions: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 🏆🏆
FA Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 🏆🏆
League Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆
Last Trophy: 1995-96

Liverpool

European Cup / Champions League: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 🏆
UEFA Cup / Europa League: 🏆🏆🏆
League Champions: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 🏆🏆🏆
FA Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 🏆🏆🏆
League Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 🏆🏆🏆🏆
Last Trophy: 2021-22

FIXTURE HISTORY

Villa Vs.

Liverpool

Previous 5 vs. Liverpool: 🟥 🟥 🟥 🟥 🟥

PREVIOUS MATCH

SUBSEQUENT MATCH

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 2022-23 |
Matchday | #40 |
League Game | #37 |
Manager Game | #26 |
Saturday, 20 May 2023
Attendance | 53,306 |

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Unai Emery | 🇪🇸 | Hondarribia, 2022-
Referee: John Brooks | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Leicestershire, 2016-
Kick off: 3.00pm
Half Time Score: 🟩 1-0
Full Time Result: 🟨 Drew
Full Time Score: 🟨 1-1
Last 5: 🟩 🟥 🟥 🟩 🟨

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Unai Emery | 🇪🇸 |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

🕒 26 | 🟩 | 14 🟨 | 4 🟥 8 | 1.77

Villa Career Form:

Top 4

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: John Brooks | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Leicestershire, 2016- 🆘
Matches Officiated: 9
🟩 : 8
🟨 : 1
🟥 : 0
🆘 : 1
Previous 5: 🟩 🟩 🟩 🟩 🟩
Last Match: 🟩 15 Apr 23, Villa 3-0 Saudi Arabia (h)
Cards: 🟨 🟨 🟨 🟨 🟨 🟨 🟨 🟨
Assistants: Matthew Wilkes, James Mainwaring.
Fourth official: Michael Oliver.
VAR: Tony Harrington.
Assistant VAR: Nick Greenhalgh.

Villa have won every match in which John Brooks has officiated (8).

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

🟨 🟨 🟨 🟨 🟨

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🟨 🟨 🟨

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TEAM NEWS

An unexpected line up sees Matty Cash, Lucas Digne and Boubacar Kamara replacing Ashley Young, Álex Moreno and Emiliano Buendía.

Meanwhile just eight subs are named including a third goalkeeper Viljami Sinisalo.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age: | 26.78 |
Bench Average Age: | 28.02 |
Squad Average Age: | 27.40 |
Subs Average Age: | 28.40 |
Oldest Starter: GK Emiliano Martínez | 🇦🇷 | 30.73 |
Youngest Starter: M Jacob Ramsey | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 21.99 |
Oldest Squad Player: RB Ashley Young | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 37.89 |
Youngest Squad Player: CF Jhon Durán | 🇨🇴 | 19.45 |
Oldest Substitute: RB Ashley Young | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 37.89 |
Youngest Substitute: CF Jhon Durán | 🇨🇴 | 19.45 |

MANAGER

Unai Emery | 🇪🇸 |

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Aston Villa

GK Emiliano Martínez | 🇦🇷 | 🟨 |
LB Lucas Digne | 🇫🇷 | 🟨 | 🔁 |
CB Ezri Konsa | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🟨 |
CB Tyrone Mings | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🟨 |
RB Matty Cash | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🇵🇱 |
M Boubacar Kamara | 🇫🇷 |
M John McGinn | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Douglas Luiz | 🇧🇷 | 🔥 | 🔁 |
M Jacob Ramsey | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ |
W Leon Bailey | 🇯🇲 | 🔁 |
CF Ollie Watkins | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔁 |

MANAGER

Jürgen Klopp | 🇩🇪 | 🤡

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Liverpool

GK Alisson | 🇧🇷 |
RB Trent Alexander-Arnold | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🟨 |
CB Ibrahima Konaté | 🇫🇷 | 🟨 |
CB Virgil van Dijk | 🇳🇱 |
LB Andrew Robertson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | 🔁 |
M Curtis Jones | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔁 |
M Fabinho | 🇧🇷 | 🟨 | 🔁 |
M Jordan Henderson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔁 |
W Mohamed Salah | 🇪🇬 |
W Luis Díaz | 🇨🇴 | 🔁 |
F Cody Gakpo | 🇳🇱 |

SUBSTITUTES

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🔁 LB Álex Moreno | 🇪🇸 | 🔁 | for LB Lucas Digne | 🇫🇷 | 53’ |
🔁 RB Ashley Young | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🟨 | 🔴 | for W Leon Bailey | 🇯🇲 | 53’ |
🔁 W Emiliano Buendía | 🇦🇷 | for LB Álex Moreno | 🇪🇸 | 65’ |
🔁 M Leander Dendoncker | 🇧🇪 | for M Douglas Luiz | 🇧🇷 | 87’ |
🔁 CF Jhon Durán | 🇨🇴 | for CF Ollie Watkins | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 87’ |

SUBSTITUTES

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🔁 | W Diogo Jota | 🇵🇹 | for M Curtis Jones | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 63’ |
🔁 | M James Milner (ex) | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | for M Jordan Henderson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 72’ |
🔁 | F Roberto Firmino | 🇧🇷 | ⚽ | for LB Andrew Robertson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | 72’ |
🔁 | LB Konstantinos Tsimikas | 🇬🇷 | for W Luis Díaz | 🇨🇴 | 72’ |
🔁 | M Harvey Elliott | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | for M Fabinho | 🇧🇷 | 81’ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Robin Olsen | 🇸🇪 |
GK Viljami Sinisalo | 🇫🇮 |
W Bertrand Traoré | 🇧🇫 |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Caoimhin Kelleher | 🇮🇪 |
CB Joe Gomez | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Joel Matip | 🇨🇲 |
M Fábio Carvalho | 🇵🇹 |

SQUAD STATS

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1st XI Cost: £166.19m
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 6/11
Homegrown: 1/11
Subs Cost: £74.71m
Team Cost: £240.90m
Squad Cost: £260.61m
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 7/20
Homegrown: 2/20

SQUAD STATS

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1st XI Cost: £347.84m
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 : 4/11
Homegrown: 2/11
Subs Cost: £90.32m
Team Cost: £438.16m
Squad Cost: £447.75m
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 : 7/20
Homegrown: 3/20

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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GK Emiliano Martínez | 🇦🇷 | £19.58m |
GK Robin Olsen | 🇸🇪 | £3.15m |
GK Viljami Sinisalo | 🇫🇮 | Free |

LB Lucas Digne | 🇫🇷 | £27.00m |
RB Matty Cash | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🇵🇱 | £14.18m |
LB Álex Moreno | 🇪🇸 | £12.00m |
RB Ashley Young | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Free |

CB Tyrone Mings | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | £20.60m |
CB Ezri Konsa | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | £11.97m |

M Douglas Luiz | 🇧🇷 | £15.12m |
M Leander Dendoncker | 🇧🇪 | £13.50m |
M John McGinn | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | £2.79m |
M Jacob Ramsey | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Youth |
M Boubacar Kamara | 🇫🇷 | Free |

W Emiliano Buendía | 🇦🇷 | £34.56m |
W Leon Bailey | 🇯🇲 | £28.80m |
W Bertrand Traoré | 🇧🇫 | £16.56m |

CF Ollie Watkins | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | £27.72m |
CF Jhon Durán | 🇨🇴 | £14.65m |

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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GK Alisson | 🇧🇷 | £56.25m |
GK Caoimhin Kelleher | 🇮🇪 | Youth |

LB Konstantinos Tsimikas | 🇬🇷 | £11.70m |
LB Andrew Robertson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | £7.90m |
RB Trent Alexander-Arnold | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Youth |

CB Virgil van Dijk | 🇳🇱 | £76.19m |
CB Ibrahima Konaté | 🇫🇷 | £36.00m |
CB Joe Gomez | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | £4.41m |
CB Joel Matip | 🇨🇲 | Free |

M Fabinho | 🇧🇷 | £40.50m |
M Jordan Henderson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | £16.20m |
M Fábio Carvalho | 🇵🇹 | £5.18m |
M Harvey Elliott | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | £1.49m |
M Curtis Jones | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Youth |
M James Milner (ex) | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Free |

W Luis Díaz | 🇨🇴 | £40.50m |
W Diogo Jota | 🇵🇹 | £40.23m |
W Mohamed Salah | 🇪🇬 | £37.80m |

F Roberto Firmino | 🇧🇷 | £36.90m |
F Cody Gakpo | 🇳🇱 | £36.50m |

UNAVAILABLE

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Injury | 4 |
GK Jed Steer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Achilles, 6 Aug 2022 [40]
M Philippe Coutinho | 🇧🇷 | 20 May 2023 [1]
CB Calum Chambers | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 20 May 2023 [1]
CB Diego Carlos | 🇧🇷 | 20 May 2023 [1]

Unregistered | 1 |
CB Kortney Hause | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

Out On Loan | 12 |
M Finn Azaz | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Plymouth
CF Wesley | 🇧🇷 | Levante
W Jaden Philogene-Bidace | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Cardiff
CF Keinan Davis | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Watford
FB Ben Chrisene | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Kilmarnock
M Tim Iroegbunam | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | QPR
CF Cameron Archer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Middlesbrough
M Morgan Sanson | 🇫🇷 | Strasbourg
CF Louie Barry | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Salford City
M Aaron Ramsey | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Middlesbrough
M Marvelous Nakamba | 🇿🇼 | Luton Town
CB Lamare Bogarde | 🇳🇱 | 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 Half


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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⚽ | Goal
🔥 | Assist
🔁 | Substitution

🟨 | Booking

🟥 | Sending off

🆘 | Poor refereeing performance
🟢 : Debut 🔴 : Final Game

DEBUT APPEARANCES

FINAL APPEARANCES

🔴 RB Ashley Young | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 2007-23 | 🕒 247 | 222 (25) | ⚽ 39 | 🔥 44 | 🇺 24 | #796 |

MATCH STATS

Possession F | 34%
Possession A | 66%
Shots F | 6
Shots A | 10
Shots on Target F | 3
Shots on Target A | 5
Corners F | 4
Corners A | 9
Fouls F | 13
Fouls A | 16

MATCH QUOTES

“Overall in 90 minutes I think the team played a very competitive match and had a really high commitment for every ball. “If you want to win here you have to defend well. In the first half we did magnificently but in the second half they had more players higher. Tactically it was different. “I am very proud of their work. We have the last match against Brighton with Europe in our hands. “We are working like we wanted at the beginning. I’m very proud of our supporters also, travelling to each match and enjoying with us this moment. “On Sunday we play at home with them, ready to close the season with a good challenge.” Unai Emery. --- “Before the game, with their form, we would probably have taken a point. “But we were 1-0 up for so long and we had chances to kill the game. But a point at Anfield is really good. “We’re disappointed not to get the three points. When you come to places like this, the first 15 and last 20 we were definitely under [pressure]. “But if you’re going to come to these places and get a result, you have to dig deep and we did that. “I think if we are going to get a European place we want it to be in our hands. It’s going to be a big, tough game against Brighton who are also fighting for a position.” Jacob Ramsey. --- “I’m very proud of our work given the challenge we had. Two months ago we were speaking about if we could get to the last match against Brighton at home playing for something important. Now it’s in our hands. “Today this draw is amazing. In the first half we played in our game plan, being strong – not only defensively, offensively we were trying to build up and breaking their high press. “We had a penalty, we scored one goal and progressively we were making more metres on the pitch. In the second half we needed to defend more than the first half but we were brilliant.” He added: “We have to remember our supporters as well because they are travelling away to every match that we are playing. “The players are taking the demands I am trying to impose for everybody – for me, for the players, for the club. “To play for a European place this week is a really important step ahead we are doing. Still, we have one week and we are going to enjoy it but practice as well as possible and be very focused. “We have Tottenham and Brentford behind us now and but we will need to win this match and of course, we will wait for the two matches that Brighton will play, but minimum we can get a conference place and I think to be in Europe is fantastic.” Unai Emery. Dignity personified. --- “Aston Villa were screwed in the second half and they didn’t know how to deal with it.” “I think 15 minutes [added time] would have been all right. We have to talk about that.” Jurgen Klopp. Petulance personified. As the Liverpool manager complains that his side were the beneficiaries of just 19 minutes of added time. --- “You can analyse the 90 mins in different ways and moments. The first half we played very well because to avoid the high pressing is not easy. Play with personality doing it, is not easy. We did it. We were holding out line really well and staying focused. “We decided first half to go and win the match. The second half they pushed more, we lost our ball possession. We didn’t get good transition to create clear cut chances. “We had two from McGinn, but they were more in our box and we needed our defence low. To get three points would have been fantastic, but this draw, I knew could happen in one moment. With 10 mins of stoppage time was difficult to keep the side quiet with their fans behind them. But our commitment was fantastic. “I’m very proud. We had a challenge I challenged the players three months ago when we escaped from the bottom, but not clearly. I was telling them my objective was to progressively get top-10 position and then try to be competitive and try to arrive in the last match against Brighton, maybe playing for something. “With 7 places available for Europe, we were thinking, if we were competitive away and at home like we were, to challenge it. The players really did it. We are now so motivated now. “Life is present and the next is the future. Of course, we are really competitive. Today, I’ve played at Anfield before and know how difficult it is. They’ve been in the best moment in the season, playing for the top four. I’m very proud of our work because we prepared the match really focusing on being consistent like we have been. Playing with a personality like we did in the first half. Then, being committed in the second half like we did. Really, the challenge I had with the players for the match today is amazing. They did it. “Other teams as well want to add to try to get those positions. We are in this idea as well. We have to be optimistic, do our work in our way. This year was not our objective to get a European position. We are going to add this opportunity next week. We escaped from the bottom and this was fantastic. The top 10 position was fantastic and we’re adding to it now. We will prepare this week to try to work every day, enjoying and being motivated for next week. The club is continuing to work and trying to be ambitious for the next years. We have to be very demanding. Then we have to create and build a strong structure in all areas. “It’s very important for our supporters who are also going to be motivated like us. They’re going to enjoy this week trying to get one European places. It will be fantastic but, of course, playing with my experiences, my proper experiences, we will try to use them next Sunday. But, you know, Brighton are playing amazing football, amazing, they’re being very competitive. I’m going to enjoy today and enjoy the next week preparing the next match and share with the club, players and supporters at Villa Park on Sunday. “It’s difficult because normally he’ll [Álex Moreno] be injured (for next week). Yesterday, Diego Carlos as well had a small injury. We don’t know if we can get him available for next week. Álex Moreno as well but I think he’ll be more difficult to be ready. It’s a small injury but I don’t think he’ll be available for Sunday.” Unai Emery.

MATCH REPORT