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Game #5675

Sunday, 3 September 2023

Attendance: 50,109

Lost

Premier League

10th (-4)

Liverpool

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ

Anfield

Villa fail to score for the first time this season as Liverpool hit form.

Liverpool

3-0

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | None

KEY MAN

Diego Carlos, a huge loss

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MATCH TIMELINE

๐Ÿฅ… | 3โ€™ Goal, 0-1, (Liverpool) Dominik Szoboszlai
๐Ÿ” | 19โ€™ Sub off, Diego Carlos ๐Ÿš‘, Sub on, Leon Bailey
๐Ÿฅ… | 22โ€™ Goal, 0-2, (Liverpool) Matty Cash o.g.
๐ŸŸจ | 26โ€™ Booking, Boubacar Kamara for a bad foul
๐Ÿ•’ | 45โ€™+4 HT Liverpool 2-0 Aston Villa
๐Ÿฅ… | 55โ€™ Goal, 0-3, (Liverpool) Mohamed Salah
๐Ÿ” | 65โ€™ Sub off, Leon Bailey, Sub on, Nicolรฒ Zaniolo
๐Ÿ” | 72โ€™ Sub off, Douglas Luiz, Sub on, Youri Tielemans
๐Ÿ” | 73โ€™ Sub off, Ollie Watkins, Sub on, Jhon Durรกn
๐Ÿ•’ | 90โ€™+4 HT Liverpool 3-0 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Clรฉment Lenglet makes his squad debut as Villa fall to a familiar Anfield score.

Aston Villa

European Cup / Champions League: ๐Ÿ†
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

Liverpool

European Cup / Champions League: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†
UEFA Cup / Europa League: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†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†
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 2021-22

FIXTURE HISTORY

Liverpool

Previous 5 vs. Liverpool: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 2023-24 |
Matchday | #6 |
League Game | #4 |
Manager Game | #33 |
Sunday, 3 September 2023
Attendance | 50,109 |

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Unai Emery | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | Hondarribia, 2022-
Referee:ย Simon Hooper | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Wiltshire, 2008-
Kick off: 2.00pm
Half Time Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 0-2
Full Time Result: ๐ŸŸฅ Lost
Full Time Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 0-3
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee:ย Simon Hooper | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Wiltshire, 2008-
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ
Last Match: 18 Feb 23, Villa 2-4 Arsenal (h)
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ
Assistants:ย Adrian Holmes, Simon Long.ย 
Fourth official:ย Tony Harrington.ย 
VAR:ย Darren England.ย 
Assistant VAR:ย Timothy Wood.

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ

Liverpool

Simon Hooper

TEAM NEWS

Unai Emery reverts to his first choice line up as Clรฉment Lenglet makes his first squad appearance for the club. There are no homegrown players in the squad however with them flourishing on loan or on buy back deals away from Villa Park.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age: | 27.29 |
Bench Average Age: | 25.85 |
Squad Average Age: | 26.64 |
Subs Average Age: | 24.09 |
Oldest Starter: GK Emiliano Martรญnez | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท | 31.02 |
Youngest Starter: M Boubacar Kamara | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | 23.79 |
Oldest Squad Player: GK Robin Olsen | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช | 33.11 |
Youngest Squad Player: F Omari Kellyman | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | 17.95 |
Oldest Substitute: M Youri Tielemans | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช | 26.34 |
Youngest Substitute: CF Jhon Durรกn | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด | 19.74 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

Unai Emery | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |

Jรผrgen Klopp | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช |

Aston Villa

GK Emiliano Martรญnez | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท |
LB Lucas Digne | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
CB Ezri Konsa | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Pau Torres | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
CB Diego Carlos | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐Ÿ” |
RB Matty Cash | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
M Douglas Luiz | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐Ÿ” |
M Boubacar Kamara | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐ŸŸจ |
M John McGinn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
W Moussa Diaby | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
CF Ollie Watkins | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |

Liverpool

GK Alisson | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท |
RB Trent Alexander-Arnold | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CB Joel Matip | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฒ |
CB Joe Gomez | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Andrew Robertson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
M Dominik Szoboszlai | ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บ | โšฝ |
M Alexis Mac Allister | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐Ÿ” |
M Curtis Jones | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
W Mohamed Salah | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ | โšฝ |
W Luis Dรญaz | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Darwin Nรบรฑez | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡พ | ๐Ÿ” |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | W Leon Bailey | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ | ๐Ÿ” | for CB Diego Carlos | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | 19โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | M Nicolรฒ Zaniolo | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น | for W Leon Bailey | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ | 65โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | M Youri Tielemans | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช | for M Douglas Luiz | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | 72โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | CF Jhon Durรกn | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด | for CF Ollie Watkins | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 73โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | M Harvey Elliott | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for M Curtis Jones | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 65โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | W Cody Gakpo | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | for CF Darwin Nรบรฑez | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡พ | 65โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | W Diogo Jota | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น | for W Luis Dรญaz | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด | 65โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | CB Jarell Quansah | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for RB Trent Alexander-Arnold | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 71โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | M Wataru Endo | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต | for M Alexis Mac Allister | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท | 87โ€™ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Robin Olsen | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CB Calum Chambers | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Clรฉment Lenglet | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
M Youri Tielemans | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Nicolรฒ Zaniolo | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น |
M Leander Dendoncker | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช |
F Omari Kellyman | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |
CF Jhon Durรกn | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Caoimhin Kelleher | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
LB Konstantinos Tsimikas | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ท |
M Stefan Bajcetic | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
W Ben Doak | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |

SQUAD STATS

1st XI Cost: ยฃ221.48m
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: โญ•/11

Subs Cost: ยฃ43.08m
Team Cost: ยฃ264.56m
Matchday Squad Cost: ยฃ281.04m
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 : 5/20
Homegrown: โญ•/20

Total Squad Cost: ยฃ380.20m
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 : 13/33
Homegrown: 7/33

MATCHDAY SQUAD

GK Emiliano Martรญnez | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ15.66m |
GK Robin Olsen | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช | ยฃ3.00m |

LB Lucas Digne | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ27.00m |
RB Matty Cash | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ | ยฃ14.18m |

CB Pau Torres | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | ยฃ28.60m |
CB Diego Carlos | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ27.90m |
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 Clรฉment Lenglet | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | Loan |

M Douglas Luiz | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ15.12m |
M Leander Dendoncker | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช | ยฃ12.88m |
M John McGinn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ยฃ2.79m |
M Boubacar Kamara | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | Free |
M Youri Tielemans | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช | Free |
M Nicolรฒ Zaniolo | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น | Loan |

W Moussa Diaby | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ47.66m |
W Leon Bailey | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ | ยฃ28.80m |

CF Ollie Watkins | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ30.60m |
CF Jhon Durรกn | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด | ยฃ14.28m |
F Omari Kellyman | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | ยฃ0.60m |

SQUAD STATS

1st XI Cost: ยฃ313.10m
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 : 4/11
Homegrown: 2/11

Subs Cost: ยฃ94.43m
Team Cost: ยฃ407.53m
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 : 6/16
Homegrown: โญ•/16

Matchday Squad Cost: ยฃ419.83m
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: 2/20

Total Squad Cost: ยฃ597.14m
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 : 10/30
Homegrown: 4/30

MATCHDAY SQUAD

GK Alisson | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ56.25m |
GK Caoimhin Kelleher | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | Youth |

LB Konstantinos Tsimikas | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ11.70m |
LB Andrew Robertson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ยฃ7.90m |
RB Trent Alexander-Arnold | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |

CB Joe Gomez | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ4.41m |
CB Jarell Quansah | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |
CB Joel Matip | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฒ | Free |

M Dominik Szoboszlai | ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บ | ยฃ60.00m |
M Alexis Mac Allister | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ36.00m |
M Wataru Endo | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต | ยฃ16.21m |
M Harvey Elliott | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ1.49m |
M Curtis Jones | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |
M Stefan Bajcetic | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | Free |

W Luis Dรญaz | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด | ยฃ40.50m |
W Diogo Jota | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น | ยฃ40.23m |
W Mohamed Salah | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ | ยฃ37.80m |
W Cody Gakpo | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | ยฃ36.50m |
W Ben Doak | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ยฃ0.60m |

CF Darwin Nรบรฑez | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡พ | ยฃ70.24m |

UNAVAILABLE

Injury | 7 |
LB รlex Moreno | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | Thigh
M Jacob Ramsey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Ankle
W Emiliano Buendรญa | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท | Knee
M Tim Iroegbunam | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Unknown
CB Tyrone Mings | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ACL
M Philippe Coutinho | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | Thigh
W Bertrand Traorรฉ | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ซ | Unknown

Out On Loan | 6 |
RB Kaine Kesler-Hayden | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Plymouth
CF Louie Barry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Stockport
GK Viljami Sinisalo | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ | Exeter
M Morgan Sanson | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | Nice
M Finn Azaz | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Plymouth
CB Lamare Bogarde | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | Bristol Rovers

UNAVAILABLE

Suspension | 1 |
CB Virgil van Dijk | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |

Injury | 2 |
M Thiago Alcรกntara | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
CB Ibrahima Konatรฉ | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |

Out on Loan | 5 |
CB Sepp van den Berg | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
CB Nathaniel Phillips | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Rhys Williams | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Calvin Ramsey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
M Fรกbio Carvalho | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น |

Player Abbreviations:

GK : Goalkeeper

LB, RB, FB : Left Back, Right Back, Full Back

CB, D : Centre Back, Defender

M, W : Midfielder. Winger

F, CF : Forward, Centre Forward

๐ŸŸข : Debut ๐Ÿ”ด : Final Game

Symbols:

โšฝ | Goal
๐Ÿ”ฅ | Assist
๐Ÿ” | Substitution

๐ŸŸจ | Booking

๐ŸŸฅ | Sending off

๐Ÿ†˜ | Poor refereeing performance

DEBUT APPEARANCES

CB Clรฉment Lenglet | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | First Squad Appearance

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Possession F | 36%โ€จ
Possession A | 64%โ€จ

Shots F | 9โ€จ
Shots A | 17โ€จ

Shots on Target F | 3โ€จ
Shots on Target A | 4โ€จ

Corners F | 3โ€จ
Corners A | 7โ€จ

Fouls F | 7โ€จ
Fouls A | 12

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

"It's difficult to win here, it is difficult. After the first goal we conceded, we were not bad. We created chances. We were trying to impose our positioning, it was not easy to do it, but when we were pressing we got in their box and we created four chances to score in the first half. We were not clinical and defensively we were weak in some moments. They were clinical and 2-0 was not what we deserved in the first half.

"The first half was key. They were clinical. Maybe we were a little weak in some action and that was key in the first half. At 2-0 it was difficult but we tried to react, we had two very good chances at the beginning of the second half but after the third goal it was very difficult to come back.

"We played with some circumstances, like Diego Carlos being injured, and we played in some circumstances where we were not clinical.

"Hopefully not a big injury. We added and joined Clement, trying to help us eventually and I think with him and other players we have to be stronger than today.

"The injury of Diego Carlos. It was not a big injury, but it changed our game plan. Then, we were a little bit weak, maybe the idea with Carlos is to be stronger defensively with Cash, Pau and Digne. We can be stronger as well without Diego Carlos and Matty Cash.

"It was a tough match, they are a very good team and a candidate to be a top four. I was excited to test our performance but today we didn't.

"The second half we were speaking about scoring one goal and having the possibility to get back. We had two chances at the beginning of the second half, but we didn't score. They created a chance in transition when the match was so tight. They scored the third goal and then the match finished.

"Sometimes they were offside, sometimes not. We conceded two goals from set-pieces, and one goal from a cross from the right side. We didn't change nothing about our style, our idea, defensively or offensively.

"We tried to be focused in our game plan because here, like in Newcastle, we lost the last 30 minutes with five goals and really, I didn't want that today after the first goal. I can accept winning, but I can't accept to let them score more goals against us.

"Last week in Burnley and today we started being confident in our structure, still keeping the same idea and we will continue playing sometimes with longer balls, good positioning, creating chances, but really I think our next step is to keep being consistent when we have the ball. In some moments we need to feel comfortable in our defensive structure, which we usually are.

"The frustration is less than Newcastle. At Newcastle we really finished the match losing 5-1 and a little bit not being consistent in our game plan and today after the first goal we conceded, I decided, we accept to lose, but never accept the last minutes not being focused on the game plan."

Unai Emery.