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Game #5679

Tuesday, 26 September 2023

Attendance: 23,851

Lost

League Cup

3rd Round

Everton

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ

Villa Park

Utter stupidity from Unai Emery for the second time in three games costs Villa the match. For the third time in three domestic cup games, Unai Emery has played a weakened team and defeat has resulted. For all the positives Emery has brought to the club this is simply unacceptable.

Aston Villa

1-2

Everton

Assist(s): None

KEY MAN

Unai Emery, team selection cost Villa again.

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MATCH TIMELINE

๐Ÿฅ… | 15โ€™ Goal, 0-1 (Everton), James Garner
๐Ÿ” | 31โ€™ Sub off, Leon Bailey (injury), Sub on Nicolรฒ Zaniolo
๐Ÿ•’ | 45โ€™+4 HT Aston Villa 0-1 Everton
๐Ÿ” | 46โ€™ Sub off, John McGinn, Sub on, Boubacar Kamara
๐Ÿ” | 46โ€™ Sub off, Jhon Durรกn, Sub on, Ollie Watkins
๐Ÿ” | 46โ€™ Sub off, Leander Dendoncker, Sub on, Lucas Digne
๐ŸŸจ | 46โ€™ Booking, Ollie Watkins for time-wasting
๐Ÿฅ… | 50โ€™ Goal, 0-2 (Everton), Dominic Calvert-Lewin
๐ŸŸจ | 74โ€™ Booking, Lucas Digne for a bad foul
๐Ÿ” | 78โ€™ Sub off, Youri Tielemans, Sub on, Omari Kellyman
๐ŸŸจ | 79โ€™ Booking, Ezri Konsa for dissent
โšฝ | 73โ€™ Goal, 1-2, Boubacar Kamara
๐ŸŸจ | 90โ€™+4 Booking, Douglas Luiz for dissent
๐Ÿ•’ | 90โ€™+6 FT Aston Villa 1-2 Everton

ON THIS DAY

Nothing but sheer, self inflicted misery.

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

Everton

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
UEFA Cup Winners Cup: ๐Ÿ†
League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: โŒ
Last Trophy: 1994-95

FIXTURE HISTORY

Everton

Previous 5 vs. Everton: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 2023-24 |
Matchday | #10 |
EFL Cup Game | #1 |
Manager Game | #37 |
Tuesday, 26 September 2023
Attendance | 23,851 |

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Unai Emery | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | Hondarribia, 2022-
Referee:ย Tony Harrington | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Cleveland, 2016-
Kick off: 7.45pm
Half Time Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 0-1
Full Time Result: ๐ŸŸฅ Lost
Full Time Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 1-2
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee:ย Tony Harrington | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Cleveland, 2016-
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ
Last Match: 16 Sept 22, Villa 1-0 Southampton (h)
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Everton

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Tony Harrington

TEAM NEWS

One of the worst team selections since, I don't know, last Thursday?

The question has to be why, why play Robin Olsen? What justification can playing a liability have? A Cup competition, a chance of progression, an outside chance of silverware (referee dependent h/t Phil Dowd). But why, why play Olsen? In desperate circumstances with no alternative there may be a self inflicted justification. But to risk progression is simply ridiculous.

Why play midfielder John McGinn at left back?

Why bring Leander Dendoncker and Youri Tielemans, both utterly underwhelming in their Villa careers, into midfield?

Why bench Emiliano Martรญnez, Ollie Watkins, a fit again Diego Carlos, Lucas Digne and Boubacar Kamara?

And so it is that Unai Emery, fresh from his first disaster in Poland, brings an unnecessary risk on proceedings.

It could be that Olsen, Dendoncker and Tielemans play their best games in a Villa shirt, but it probably won't be.

A gimme, routine victory against woeful Everton is risked by an unnecessarily weakened team.

Villa's second string is simply not strong enough to be a back up in anything but dire circumstances. That Unai Emery chooses to play them for the second time in three games shows either undue optimism or a careless disregard for the games fans are so passionate about.

Postscript: Manchester United (a), Stevenage (h), Legia (a) and now Everton (a). Four cup matches thrown away for no reason.

Unai, you're better than this.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age: | 26.77 |
Bench Average Age: | 26.03 |
Squad Average Age: | 26.39 |
Subs Average Age: | 24.82 |
Oldest Starter: GK Robin Olsen | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช | 33.18 |
Youngest Starter: CF Jhon Durรกn | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด | 19.80 |
Oldest Squad Player: GK Robin Olsen | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช | 33.18 |
Youngest Squad Player: F Omari Kellyman | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | 18.02 |
Oldest Substitute: LB Lucas Digne | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | 30.21 |
Youngest Substitute: F Omari Kellyman | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | 18.02 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

Unai Emery | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |

Sean Dyche | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Aston Villa

GK Robin Olsen | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M John McGinn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | (Playing as LB) | ๐Ÿ” |
CB Ezri Konsa | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
CB Pau Torres | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
RB Matty Cash | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
M Leander Dendoncker | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐Ÿ” |
M Douglas Luiz | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐ŸŸจ |
W Leon Bailey | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ | ๐Ÿ” |
W Moussa Diaby | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
M Youri Tielemans | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช |
CF Jhon Durรกn | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด | ๐Ÿ” |

Everton

GK Jordan Pickford | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Vitaliy Mykolenko | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ | ๐Ÿ” |
CB Michael Keane | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB James Tarkowski | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
CB Jarrad Branthwaite | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Nathan Patterson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M James Garner | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
M Amadou Onana | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐Ÿ” |
M Jack Harrison | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
W Arnaut Danjuma | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Dominic Calvert-Lewin | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ” |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | M Nicolรฒ Zaniolo | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น | for W Leon Bailey | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ | 31โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | LB Lucas Digne | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐ŸŸจ | for M Leander Dendoncker | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช | 46โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | M Boubacar Kamara | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | โšฝ | for M John McGinn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | 46โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | CF Ollie Watkins | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ | for CF Jhon Durรกn | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด | 46โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | RB Ashley Young (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for LB Vitaliy Mykolenko | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ | 46โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | W Dwight McNeil | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ | for M Jack Harrison | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 65โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | M Idrissa Gueye (ex) | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณ | for W Arnaut Danjuma | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | 72โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | CF Norberto Bercique Gomes Betuncal | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น | for CF Dominic Calvert-Lewin | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 72โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | M Abdoulaye Doucourรฉ | ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | for M Amadou Onana | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช | 79โ€™ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Emiliano Martรญnez | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท |
GK Filip Marschall | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Diego Carlos | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท |
W Bertrand Traorรฉ | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ซ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Joรฃo Virgรญnia | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น |
CB Ben Godfrey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Lewis Dobbin | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Youssef Ramalho Chermiti | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น |

SQUAD STATS

1st XI Cost: ยฃ179.28m
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 : 2/11
Homegrown: โญ•/11

Subs Cost: ยฃ58.20m
Team Cost: ยฃ237.48
Matchday Squad Cost: ยฃ293.06m
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 |

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 |

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 |
W Bertrand Traorรฉ | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ซ | ยฃ12.02m |

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: ยฃ128.95m
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 : 8/11
Homegrown: โญ•/11

Subs Cost: ยฃ44.90m
Team Cost: ยฃ173.85m
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 : 10/16
Homegrown: โญ•/16

Matchday Squad Cost: ยฃ209.01m
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 : 12/20
Homegrown: 1/20

Total Squad Cost: ยฃ293.39m
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 : 11/31
Homegrown: 6/31

MATCHDAY SQUAD

GK Jordan Pickford | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ25.65m |
GK Joรฃo Virgรญnia | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น | Free |

LB Vitaliy Mykolenko | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ | ยฃ21.15m |
RB Nathan Patterson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ยฃ12.60m |
RB Ashley Young (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |

CB Michael Keane | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ25.65m |
CB Ben Godfrey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ24.34m |
CB Jarrad Branthwaite | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ1.00m |
CB James Tarkowski | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |

M Amadou Onana | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช | ยฃ32.40m |
M Abdoulaye Doucourรฉ | ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | ยฃ19.89m |
M James Garner | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ9.00m |
M Idrissa Gueye (ex) | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณ | ยฃ3.50m |
M Jack Harrison | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Loan |

W Lewis Dobbin | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |
W Dwight McNeil | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |
W Arnaut Danjuma | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | Loan |

CF Norberto Bercique Gomes Betuncal | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น | ยฃ21.51m |
CF Youssef Ramalho Chermiti | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น | ยฃ10.82m |
CF Dominic Calvert-Lewin | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ1.50m |

UNAVAILABLE

Injury | 4 |
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
LB รlex Moreno | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | 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 | 4 |
M Dele Alli | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Seamus Coleman | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Jack Harrison | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Andrรฉ Gomes | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น |

Out on Loan | 3 |
CB Mason Holgate | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Stanley Mills | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Neal Maupay | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |

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

Here's hoping

MATCH STATS

Possession F | 68%โ€จ
Possession A | 32%โ€จ

Shots F | 11โ€จ
Shots A | 13โ€จ

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

Corners F | 4โ€จ
Corners A | 4โ€จ

Fouls F | 10โ€จ
Fouls A | 14

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

"We are disappointed with the result, disappointed with some mistakes we made tonight. We didnโ€™t want. We are trying to go forward building the team. We have to use some players and getting them chances, opportunities and as well minutes to take confidence. That is the way we have to build trying to get our best performance.

"We tried, but we lost today the Carabao Cup. Of course, we have to face the first Premier League. It is 100 per cent the most important competition for us. Today we lost and itโ€™s completely out for us. We are going to face now Brighton on Saturday trying to recover quickly because we need our best performances and effort.

"Today in 90 minutes, we were sometimes well on the pitch and trying to keep playing like we were doing. Trying to play in good positioning, progress and get into the box. We started well. They were strong and were waiting for our mistakes. We had the injury of Leon Bailey which changed it a little bit and when they scored we were nervous.

"In the dressing room we spoke about taking control of the game like we were doing and try to take a challenge in the second half to come back. We made very quick the second mistake, they scored and it was more difficult to come back. Our reaction and our idea to continue building our style and our combination, we did it. It wasnโ€™t enough to win, but we were close and we have to accept it.

"I donโ€™t think itโ€™s being tired. I donโ€™t want to use all our effort with the players each match, Sunday, Wednesday, Saturday. Thatโ€™s the reason why we wanted to keep a balance with other players. Trying to be competitive and win the match. That is the reason I did some change and I tried to manage 90 minutes trying to reduce the effort with some players.

"We needed to give Lucas Digne some rest. We did it as well because Alex Moreno was not ready to play, hopefully he is close to coming back but not yet. We had to use different players and John McGinn played well there and did good work there.

"Not disappointed, but I am demanding myself and have to be demanding with the players, they know it. For example, this is the first match Leander Dendoncker played, he was out of the pre-season and itโ€™s not easy to recover and play in the idea we want to create. Itโ€™s necessary to give him chances and minutes to take it. He will need more.

"Then, Jhon Duran is young and must take experiences, he is playing and scoring goals. I think he is doing the process like I planned for him. Another substitution was John McGinn, it was a plan to play 45 minutes with McGinn and Lucas Digne. I tried to reduce minutes with other players, but in the end they played 90 minutes as we tried to come back the result."

Unai Emery post-match.


"I hadn't played there since I was 17, but, we've obviously got a lot of injuries. I think that's kind of went under the radar.

"Alex Moreno is struggling at the moment to come back. If we lose Lucas [Digne] we lose a big part of the team so the manager asked if I can fill in. I know the role. I know the responsibility and I was happy to just play wherever.

"It went alright. I think I played decent apart for the near-own goal but it was strange and I think the manager trusts me in different positions so as long as the park, I'm happy.โ€

John McGinn on playing at left back.