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Game #5676

Saturday, 16 September 2023

Attendance: 40,809

Won

Premier League

7th (+3)

Crystal Palace

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ

Villa Park

Total dominance sometimes takes time to pay off. A win for mental strength.

Aston Villa

3-1

Crystal Palace

Assist(s) | Lucas Digne | 87' | Moussa Diaby | 90'+11 |

KEY MAN

Douglas Luiz, nerveless conductor.

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MATCH TIMELINE

๐ŸŸจ | 17โ€™ Booking, John McGinn for a bad foul
โšฝ | 34โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Moussa Diaby, Assist by Pau Torres
๐Ÿ’ฅ | 35โ€™ Goal Disallowed by VAR, 0-0
๐ŸŸจ | 45โ€™+4 Booking, Nicolรฒ Zaniolo for throwing the ball away
๐Ÿ•’ | 45โ€™+6 HT Aston Villa 0-0 Crystal Palace
๐Ÿฅ… | 47โ€™ Goal, 0-1, (Crystal Palace), Odsonne ร‰douard
๐Ÿ” | 57โ€™ Sub off, Nicolรฒ Zaniolo, Sub on, Leon Bailey
๐Ÿ” | 58โ€™ Sub off, Boubacar Kamara, Sub on, Youri Tielemans
๐Ÿ” | 71โ€™ Sub off, John McGinn, Sub on, Jhon Durรกn
๐ŸŸจ | 86โ€™ Booking, Matty Cash for a bad foul
โšฝ | 87โ€™ Goal, 1-1, Jhon Durรกn, Assist by Lucas Digne
๐Ÿ’ฅ | 90โ€™+3 Penalty (Aston Villa) awarded by onfield referee
๐Ÿ’ฅ | 90โ€™+4 Penalty confirmed by VAR
โšฝ | 90โ€™+8 Goal, 2-1, Douglas Luiz (penalty)
๐Ÿ” | 90โ€™+10 Sub off, Ollie Watkins, Sub on, Leander Dendoncker
โšฝ | 90โ€™+11 Goal, 3-1, Leon Bailey, Assist by Moussa Diaby
๐ŸŸจ | 90โ€™+14 Booking, Leon Bailey for time-wasting
๐ŸŸจ | 90โ€™+15 Booking, Jhon Durรกn for a bad foul
๐Ÿ•’ | 90โ€™+17 HT Aston Villa 3-1 Crystal Palace

ON THIS DAY

Villa equal their best post-war run of nine consecutive home league wins in the top-flight whilst Douglas Luiz became the first Villa player to score in four consecutive Premier League home matches since Gareth Barry in 2006.

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

Crystal Palace

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
League Champions: โŒ
FA Cup Winners: โŒ
League Cup Winners: โŒ
Last Trophy: โŒ

FIXTURE HISTORY

Crystal Palace

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

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 2023-24 |
Matchday | #7 |
League Game | #5 |
Manager Game | #34 |
Saturday, 16 September 2023
Attendance | 40,809 |

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Unai Emery | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | Hondarribia, 2022-
Referee:ย Darren England | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Doncaster, 2015-
Kick off: 3.00pm
Half Time Score: ๐ŸŸจ 0-0
Full Time Result: ๐ŸŸฉ Won
Full Time Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 3-1
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee:ย Darren England | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Doncaster, 2015-
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ
Last Match: 4 Feb 23, Villa 2-4 Leicester (h)
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ
Assistants:ย Simon Bennett, Akil Howson.ย 
Fourth official:ย Steve Martin.ย 
VAR:ย Robert Jones.ย 
Assistant VAR:ย Ian Hussin.

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Crystal Palace

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Darren England

TEAM NEWS

Diego Carlos becomes Villa's latest injury victim but รlex Moreno makes a welcome return for his first squad appearance since May. Meanwhile Nicolรฒ Zaniolo makes his first start for Villa.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age: | 26.66 |
Bench Average Age: | 26.82 |
Squad Average Age: | 26.74 |
Subs Average Age: | 25.18 |
Oldest Starter: GK Emiliano Martรญnez | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท | 31.06 |
Youngest Starter: M Boubacar Kamara | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | 23.83 |
Oldest Squad Player: GK Robin Olsen | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช | 33.15 |
Youngest Squad Player: CF Jhon Durรกn | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด | 19.77 |
Oldest Substitute: M Leander Dendoncker | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช | 28.44 |
Youngest Substitute: CF Jhon Durรกn | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด | 19.77 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

Unai Emery | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |

Roy Hodgson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Aston Villa

GK Emiliano Martรญnez | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท |
LB Lucas Digne | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
CB Ezri Konsa | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Pau Torres | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
RB Matty Cash | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Douglas Luiz | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | โšฝ |
M Boubacar Kamara | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐Ÿ” |
M John McGinn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
W Moussa Diaby | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
M Nicolรฒ Zaniolo | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Ollie Watkins | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |

Crystal Palace

GK Sam Johnstone | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Joel Ward | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
CB Joachim Andersen | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ |
CB Chris Richards | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
LB Tyrick Mitchell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Cheick Doucourรฉ | ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Will Hughes | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Eberechi Eze ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Jeffrey Schlupp | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ |
CF Odsonne ร‰douard | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Jordan Ayew (ex) | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ | ๐Ÿ” |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | W Leon Bailey | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ | โšฝ | ๐ŸŸจ | for M Nicolรฒ Zaniolo | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น | 57โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | M Youri Tielemans | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช | for M Boubacar Kamara | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | 58โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | CF Jhon Durรกn | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด | โšฝ | ๐ŸŸจ | for M John McGinn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | 71โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | M Leander Dendoncker | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช | for CF Ollie Watkins | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 90โ€™+10โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | CF Jean-Philippe Mateta | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐Ÿ”ฅ | for CF Jordan Ayew (ex) | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ | 25โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | M Naouirou Ahamada | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | for CF Odsonne ร‰douard | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | 90โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | W Jesurun Rak-Sakyi | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for M Cheick Doucourรฉ | ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | 90โ€™+10 |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Robin Olsen | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช |
GK Filip Marschall | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Calum Chambers | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Clรฉment Lenglet | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
LB รlex Moreno | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Dean Henderson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
GK Remi Matthews | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Nathaniel Clyne | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Rob Holding | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Jairo Riedewald | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
W Malcolm Ebiowei | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

SQUAD STATS

1st XI Cost: ยฃ193.58m
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: ยฃ55.96m
Team Cost: ยฃ249.54m
Matchday Squad Cost: ยฃ264.13m
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 : 5/20
Homegrown: 1/20

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 |
GK Filip Marschall | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |

LB Lucas Digne | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ27.00m |
RB Matty Cash | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ | ยฃ14.18m |
LB รlex Moreno | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | ยฃ11.59m |

CB Pau Torres | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | ยฃ28.60m |
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 |

SQUAD STATS

1st XI Cost: ยฃ99.40m
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 : 5/11
Homegrown: 1/11

Subs Cost: ยฃ20.52m
Team Cost: ยฃ119.92m
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 : 6/14
Homegrown: โญ•/14

Matchday Squad Cost: ยฃ143.77
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 : 11/20
Homegrown: 1/20

Total Squad Cost: ยฃ201.53m
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 : 16/29
Homegrown: 2/29

MATCHDAY SQUAD

GK Dean Henderson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ15.00m |
GK Sam Johnstone | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |
GK Remi Matthews | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |

RB Joel Ward | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ0.58m |
RB Nathaniel Clyne | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |

CB Joachim Andersen | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ | ยฃ15.75m |
CB Chris Richards | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | ยฃ10.80m |
CB Rob Holding | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ1.03m |

LB Tyrick Mitchell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |

M Cheick Doucourรฉ | ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | ยฃ20.34m |
M Eberechi Eze ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ16.02m |
M Jeffrey Schlupp | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ | ยฃ12.42m |
M Naouirou Ahamada | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ10.62m |
M Jairo Riedewald | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | ยฃ7.82m |
M Will Hughes | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ6.30m |
W Malcolm Ebiowei | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |
W Jesurun Rak-Sakyi | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |

CF Odsonne ร‰douard | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ14.67m |
CF Jean-Philippe Mateta | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ9.90m |
CF Jordan Ayew (ex) | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ | ยฃ2.52m |

UNAVAILABLE

Injury | 6 |
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
W Bertrand Traorรฉ | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ซ | Unknown
CB Diego Carlos | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | Thigh

Out On Loan | 7 |
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
M Philippe Coutinho | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | Al-Duhail

UNAVAILABLE

Injury | 5 |
W Michael Olise | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
M Matheus Franรงa | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท |
M Jefferson Lerma | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด |
CB James Tomkins | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Marc Guรฉhi | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Out on Loan | 1 |
CF Luke Plange | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Possession F | 67%โ€จ
Possession A | 33%โ€จ

Shots F | 16
Shots A | 6โ€จ

Shots on Target F | 5โ€จ
Shots on Target A | 3โ€จ

Corners F | 4
Corners A | 2โ€จ

Fouls F | 13โ€จ
Fouls A | 9

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

"We want to play every minute here and to enjoy it. We want to be competitive, to learn and build our team with the players. I am very happy because this three points today is because every player involved - those in the starting XI or on the bench - helped us with good impact.

"Today was a difficult match like every one is. We played very well, created chances and didn't concede a lot in our box. But we didn't score [in the first half].

"We had chances to score and we didn't take those chances. We conceded at the beginning of the second half and we weren't playing in the second half like I want.

"We played a lot [of other matches] like today and were winning in the first 20 or so minutes.โ€

We said at half-time to keep going and controlling the game like we were doing. They have a very good team and good players and they did that transition and scored the goal. Then it was a difficult moment.

"We were playing more with our hearts than with our minds in the last 20 minutes and sometimes you need that. At the end we deserved to win. We scored three goals so I'm very happy because after their goal it was a difficult moment and we really reacted very well.

"I respect always the VAR decision so I was waiting.

"Jhon Duran is young but he has potential. We have to work with him, give him chances and minutes to take confidence and build experiences. Every minute he's playing is important for him and he's helping us, like with the goal he scored today.

"We decided as well for Douglas Luiz to practice penalty kicks at the training ground. When there are matches like today with a penalty, he is feeling good and confident. We have other players as well who can take them.

"The most important is to try to be responsible and mature, collectively and individually. The players who were on the bench, they have to be ready because we need the impact like today. The impact was amazing.

"We want to be competitive, we want to be strong in our mind trying to build a strong mentality, a winning mentality. Each match is very difficult but I want to face it and every competition being competitive and trying to be a contender in our own way this year.

"The Premier League is the most important and today was, of course, the result, but also some players and tactical decision I took today was a practice for us. For the 30 minutes we played Diaby on the left side, played Kamara as a midfielder and sometimes as a right centre-back in build-up.

"We were aware today that we wanted to win but we needed to use different tactical decisions. I was aware to give them confidence so they could take it.

"Today was a very different match with like the match that we played before. This is the tenth match in a row we are winning at home in all competitions but today was completely different.โ€

Unai Emery.



"We hoped to be really strong at home. In the Premier League you need to be strong at home. We are creating a winning mentality at home.

"We couldn't score in the first half but we kept going forward and won at the end of the day. No matter what happens in the game I need to keep my team in the game, that's my job.

"But I knew we were going to score. That was a hit to be fair! Jhon [Durรกn] is growing in confidence and you can see that today."

Emiliano Martรญnez.