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Game #5670

Aston Villa

0-0-1, 0 PTS

Lost

20th

Last 5: 🟥 🟩 🟨 🟩 🟥

Saturday, 12 August 2023

Premier League

Newcastle United

St James' Park

1-0-0, 3 PTS

Attendance: 52,207

State of Saudi Arabia

5-1

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | Ollie Watkins | 11' |

MATCH SUMMARY

Déjà vu. Battered, some misfortune but battered by a less likeable outfit than you are ever likely to see. Tyrone's injury far more impactful than a rank poor opening day performance that we had all thought was consigned to yesteryear.

KEY MAN

Moussa Diaby, debut goal, well taken

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 12 August 2023

🟢 | 1’ Debut, Moussa Diaby
🥅 | 6’ Goal, 0-1, (Newcastle United), Sandro Tonali
🟨 | 6’ Booking, Douglas Luiz for dissent
⚽ | 11’ Goal, 1-1, Moussa Diaby, Assist by Ollie Watkins
🥅 | 16’ Goal, 1-2, (Newcastle United), Alexander Isak
🔁 | 31’ Sub off, Tyrone Mings (injury), Sub on, Pau Torres 🟢
🟨 | 32’ Booking, Lucas Digne for time-wasting
🟨 | 45’+9 Booking, Emiliano Martínez for a bad foul
🕒 | 45’+12 HT Newcastle United 2-1 Aston Villa
🔁 | 46’ Sub off, Leon Bailey, Sub on, Youri Tielemans 🟢
🟨 | 48’ Booking, Matty Cash for a bad foul
🥅 | 58’ Goal, 1-3, (Newcastle United), Alexander Isak
🔁 | 64’ Sub off, John McGinn, Sub on, Diego Carlos
🥅 | 77’ Goal, 1-4, (Newcastle United), Callum Wilson
🔁 | 87’ Sub off, Moussa Diaby, Sub on, Philippe Coutinho
🔁 | 87’ Sub off, Matty Cash, Sub on, Jaden Philogene-Bidace
🥅 | 90’+1 Goal, 1-5, (Newcastle United), Harvey Barnes
🕒 | 90’+6 FT Newcastle United 5-1 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

A disastrous opening day at Newcastle as Villa lose Tyrone Mings and the match in a daze.

Aston Villa

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

Newcastle United

European Cup / Champions League: ❌
League Champions: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆
FA Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 🏆
League Cup Winners: ❌
Last Trophy: 1954-55

FIXTURE HISTORY

Newcastle United

Previous 5 vs. Saudi Arabia: 🟨 🟩 🟥 🟥 🟩

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Season | 2023-24 |
Matchday | #1 |
League Game | #1 |
Manager Game | #28 |
Saturday, 12 August 2023
Attendance | 52,207 |

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Unai Emery | 🇪🇸 | Hondarribia, 2022-
Referee: Andy Madley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Huddersfield, 2011-
Kick off: 5.30pm
HT Score: 🟥 1-2
FT Result: 🟥 Lost
FT Score: 🟥 1-5
Last 5: 🟥 🟩 🟨 🟩 🟥

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Unai Emery | 🇪🇸 |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

🕒 28 | 🟩 | 15 🟨 | 4 🟥 9 | 1.75

Villa Career Form:

Top 6

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Andy Madley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Huddersfield, 2011-
Matches Officiated: 22
🟩 : 10
🟨 : 6
🟥 : 6
🆘 : 2
Previous 5: 🟥 🟥 🟨 🟥 🟩
Last Match: 🟩 1 Apr 23, Villa 2-0 Chelsea (a)
Cards: 🟨 🟨 🟨 🟨 🟨 🟨 🟨 🟨
Assistants: Richard West, Nick Hopton
Fourth official: Graham Scott.
VAR: Simon Hooper.
Assistant VAR: Harry Lennard.

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

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Newcastle United

🟨 🟨 🟨 🟨

TEAM NEWS

Of Villa's three summer signings only Moussa Diaby makes the starting XI with Youri Tielemens and Pau Torres on the bench. Meanwhile Leon Bailey is handed a surprise start and Philippe Coutinho a squad place - both players who many had expected not to be around in 2023-24. Cameron Archer and Jaden Philogene-Bidace make a welcome return to the squad after their loan and pre-season successes whilst Omari Kellyman, 17, features in the 20 for the first time.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age: | 27.18 |
Bench Average Age: | 26.36 |
Squad Average Age: | 26.81 |
Subs Average Age: | 27.20 |
Oldest Starter: GK Emiliano Martínez | 🇦🇷 | 30.96 |
Youngest Starter: M Boubacar Kamara | 🇫🇷 | 23.73 |
Oldest Squad Player: GK Robin Olsen | 🇸🇪 | 33.05 |
Youngest Squad Player: F Omari Kellyman | 🇬🇧 | 17.89 |
Oldest Substitute: M Philippe Coutinho | 🇧🇷 | 31.19 |
Youngest Substitute: W Jaden Philogene-Bidace | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 21.52 |

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 Douglas Luiz | 🇧🇷 | 🟨 |
M John McGinn | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | 🔁 |
W Leon Bailey | 🇯🇲 | 🔁 |
W Moussa Diaby | 🇫🇷 | ⚽ | 🔁 |
CF Ollie Watkins | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔥 |

MANAGER

Eddie Howe | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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Newcastle United

GK Nick Pope | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Kieran Trippier | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Fabian Schär |🇨🇭|
CB Sven Botman | 🇳🇱 | 🟨 |
CB Dan Burn | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Sandro Tonali | 🇮🇹 | ⚽ | 🟨 | 🔁 |
M Bruno Guimarães 🇧🇷 | 🟨 | 🔁 |
M Joelinton | 🇧🇷 |
M Miguel Almirón | 🇵🇾 | 🔁 |
W Anthony Gordon | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🟨 | 🔁 |
CF Alexander Isak | 🇸🇪 | ⚽ | ⚽ | 🔁 |

SUBSTITUTES

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🔁 | CB Pau Torres | 🇪🇸 | for CB Tyrone Mings | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 31’ |
🔁 | M Youri Tielemans | 🇧🇪 | for W Leon Bailey | 🇯🇲 | 46’ |
🔁 | CB Diego Carlos | 🇧🇷 | for M John McGinn | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | 64’ |
🔁 | M Philippe Coutinho | 🇧🇷 | for W Moussa Diaby | 🇫🇷 | 87’ |
🔁 | W Jaden Philogene-Bidace | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | for RB Matty Cash | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🇵🇱 | 87’ |

SUBSTITUTES

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🔁 | CF Callum Wilson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ | for CF Alexander Isak | 🇸🇪 | 68’ |
🔁 | W Harvey Barnes | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ | for W Anthony Gordon | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 68’ |
🔁 | M Sean Longstaff | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | for M Bruno Guimarães 🇧🇷 | 85’ |
🔁 | W Jacob Murphy | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | for M Miguel Almirón | 🇵🇾 | 86’ |
🔁 | M Elliott Anderson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | for M Sandro Tonali | 🇮🇹 | 90’+2 |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Robin Olsen | 🇸🇪 |
CB Calum Chambers | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Omari Kellyman | 🇬🇧 |
CF Cameron Archer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Martin Dúbravka | 🇸🇰 |
CB Jamaal Lascelles | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
LB Matt Targett | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Tino Livramento | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

SQUAD STATS

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1st XI Cost: £213.85m
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 4/11
Homegrown: ⭕/11

Subs Cost: £74.50m
Team Cost: £288.35m
Matchday Squad Cost: £291.95m
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 8/20
Homegrown: 2/20

Total Squad Cost: £380.20m
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 20/37
Homegrown: 14/37

SQUAD STATS

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1st XI Cost: £331.49m
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 4/11
Homegrown: ⭕/11

Subs Cost: £68.00m
Team Cost: £399.49m
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 8/11
Homegrown: 2/16

Matchday Squad Cost: £455.35m
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 12/20
Homegrown: 2/20

Total Squad Cost: £527.55m
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 19/33
Homegrown: 3/33

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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GK Emiliano Martínez | 🇦🇷 | £15.66m |
GK Robin Olsen | 🇸🇪 | £3.00m |

LB Lucas Digne | 🇫🇷 | £27.00m |
RB Matty Cash | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🇵🇱 | £14.18m |

CB Pau Torres | 🇪🇸 | £28.60m |
CB Diego Carlos | 🇧🇷 | £27.90m |
CB Tyrone Mings | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | £20.07m |
CB Ezri Konsa | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | £11.97m |
CB Calum Chambers | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Free |

M Philippe Coutinho | 🇧🇷 | £18.00m |
M Douglas Luiz | 🇧🇷 | £15.12m |
M John McGinn | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | £2.79m |
M Boubacar Kamara | 🇫🇷 | Free |
M Youri Tielemans | 🇧🇪 | Free |

W Moussa Diaby | 🇫🇷 | £47.66m |
W Leon Bailey | 🇯🇲 | £28.80m |
W Jaden Philogene-Bidace | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Youth |

CF Ollie Watkins | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | £30.60m |
F Omari Kellyman | 🇬🇧 | Youth |
CF Cameron Archer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Youth |

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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GK Nick Pope | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | £10.35m |
GK Martin Dúbravka | 🇸🇰 | £3.58m |

RB Tino Livramento | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | £32.03m |
LB Matt Targett | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | £15.75m |
RB Kieran Trippier | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | £13.50m |

CB Sven Botman | 🇳🇱 | £33.30m |
CB Dan Burn | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | £13.50m |
CB Jamaal Lascelles | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | £4.50m |
CB Fabian Schär |🇨🇭| £3.60m |

M Sandro Tonali | 🇮🇹 | £55.00m |
M Joelinton | 🇧🇷 | £39.60m |
M Bruno Guimarães 🇧🇷 | £37.78m |
M Miguel Almirón | 🇵🇾 | £21.60m |
M Elliott Anderson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | Youth |
M Sean Longstaff | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Youth |

W Anthony Gordon | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | £40.76m |
W Harvey Barnes | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | £37.80m |
W Jacob Murphy | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | £10.17m |

CF Alexander Isak | 🇸🇪 | £62.50m |
CF Callum Wilson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | £20.03m |

UNAVAILABLE

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Injury | 7 |
LB Álex Moreno | 🇪🇸 | Thigh
M Jacob Ramsey | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Ankle
W Emiliano Buendía | 🇦🇷 | ACL
W Bertrand Traoré | 🇧🇫 | Muscular
M Leander Dendoncker | 🇧🇪 | Muscular
CF Jhon Durán | 🇨🇴 | Unknown
M Tim Iroegbunam | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Unknown

Out On Loan | 5 |
RB Kaine Kesler-Hayden | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Plymouth
CF Louie Barry | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Stockport
GK Viljami Sinisalo | 🇫🇮 | Exeter
M Morgan Sanson | 🇫🇷 | Nice
M Finn Azaz | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Plymouth

UNAVAILABLE

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Injury | 3 |
RB Emile Krafth | 🇸🇪 |
M Joe Willock | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Javier Manquillo | 🇪🇸 |

Out On Loan | 3 |
W Yankuba Minteh | 🇬🇲 | Feyenoord
RB Harrison Ashby | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | Swansea
LB Jamal Lewis | 🇬🇧 | Watford

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

🟢 W Moussa Diaby | 🇫🇷 |
🟢 CB Pau Torres | 🇪🇸 |
🟢 M Youri Tielemans | 🇧🇪 |
🟢 F Omari Kellyman | 🇬🇧 | First Squad Appearance |

FINAL APPEARANCES

🔴 Jaden Philogene-Bidace | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 2021-23 | 🕒 5 | 1 (4) | ⚽ 0 | 🔥 0 | 🇺 15 | #968 |

MATCH STATS

Possession F | 47%

Possession A | 53%


Shots F | 16

Shots A | 17


Shots on Target F | 6

Shots on Target A | 13


Corners F | 5

Corners A | 6


Fouls F | 17

Fouls A | 12

MATCH QUOTES

"We were excited and optimistic before the match, knowing it’s a difficult match. We are feeling strong with the supporters and the structure. They are a very physical team and when they are scoring the first goal their transition is very dangerous. "We were playing and controlling the match in the first half, but in the second half after they scored it was the moment we didn’t react good. If we scored with Matty Cash’s chance maybe we could get some options, but at the end 5-1 is a little bit more than we deserved. They deserved to win, but not like that. “The injuries make it even more tough with Emi and Tyrone because we are losing two very important players for today in the match and the next weeks. "It was good news to watch Moussa playing and feeling good. His adaptation in the position we are trying to get with him was good and he scored and played well. We played with some moments in 90 minutes, but there a lot of things to do in 90 minutes, we have to play and avoid the mistakes. We have to control the match with our positioning and we did do that being consistent. "When we were in the game with possibilities to score one goal and draw we were optimistic. The injury of Tyrone and the first goal was a tough moment and our reaction after those circumstances, they didn’t work like we were thinking. "Yes, but I know it’s very difficult for the players. They were trying to attack and get into the box. We did have some chances too and the players were excited to do something, like Coutinho and Jaden. In the transition, the speedy players they have, they were very dangerous and that was the problem. We knew it and those are the circumstances which are very difficult to stop. We were aware of that after last year, but to lose here 5-1 is bigger than normal. Newcastle are feeling strong here. They were very consistent across 90 minutes and we weren’t." Unai Emery.

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