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Game #5682

Aston Villa

5-1-2, 16 PTS

Drew

5th (-2)

Last 5: 🟩 🟥 🟩 🟩 🟨

Sunday, 8 October 2023

Premier League

Wolverhampton Wanderers

Molineux

2-2-4, 8 PTS

Attendance: 31,578

Wolverhampton Wanderers

1-1

Aston Villa

Assist(s): Ollie Watkins | 55' |

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa's 45th shot in two games bounces off the left post in the 14th minute of injury time as Unai Emery's side are held to a draw by a typically bad-tempered Wolves.

KEY MAN

Super John McGinn does what Super John McGinn does and lesser mortals cannot cope.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Sunday, 8 October 2023

🟨 | 6’ Booking, Boubacar Kamara for a bad foul
🟨 | 29’ Booking, John McGinn for a bad foul
🕒 | 45’+5 HT Wolverhampton Wanderers 0-0 Aston Villa
🥅 | 53’ Goal, 0-1, (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Hwang Hee-Chan
⚽ | 55’ Goal. 1-1, Pau Torres, Assist by Ollie Watkins
🔁 | 62’ Sub off, Moussa Diaby, Sub on, Nicolò Zaniolo
🔁 | 82’ Sub off, Matty Cash, Sub on, Leon Bailey
🔁 | 82’ Sub off, Boubacar Kamara, Sub on, Youri Tielemans
🟥 | 90’+4 Sending off, (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Mario Lemina
💥 | 90’+14 Ollie Watkins hits the left post with a header from the centre of the box
🕒 | 90’+14 FT Wolverhampton Wanderers 1-1 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Shaun Derry and Gary O'Neil embarrass themselves as Unai Emery takes the highground. John McGinn though was not one to let the infamous 'Dr' Derry off the hook. The lesser folk really struggle with the class and style of Villa.

Meanwhile referee Robert Jones has yet another poor game. Incompetence rather than malice but it really isn't good enough to have officials of this standard in the Premier League.

Aston Villa

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

Wolverhampton Wanderers

European Cup / Champions League: ❌
League Champions: 🏆🏆🏆
FA Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆🏆
League Cup Winners: 🏆🏆
Last Trophy: 1979-80

FIXTURE HISTORY

Wolverhampton Wanderers

Previous 5 vs. Wolves: 🟨 🟥 🟥 🟨 🟥

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Season | 2023-24 |
Matchday | #13 |
League Game | #8 |
Manager Game | #40 |
Sunday, 8 October 2023
Attendance | 31,578 |

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Unai Emery | 🇪🇸 | Hondarribia, 2022-
Referee: Robert Jones | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Merseyside, 2016-
Kick off: 2.00pm
HT Score: 🟨 0-0
FT Result: 🟨 Drew
FT Score: 🟨 1-1
Last 5: 🟩 🟥 🟩 🟩 🟨

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Unai Emery | 🇪🇸 |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

🕒 40 | 🟩 | 23 🟨 | 5 🟥 12 | 1.85

Villa Career Form:

Top 4

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Robert Jones | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Merseyside, 2016- 🆘
Matches Officiated: 12
🟩 : 3
🟨 : 1
🟥 : 8
🆘 : 3
Previous 5: 🟥 🟥 🟥 🟥 🟩
Last Match: 18 Mar 23, Villa 3-0 Bournemouth (h) 🆘
Cards: None
Assistants: Ian Hussin, Wade Smith.
Fourth official: Paul Tierney. 
VAR: David Coote. 
Assistant VAR: Tim Wood.

Villa have lost eight of the eleven games that Robert Jones has officiated dating back to the FA Cup third round loss to Peterborough in January 2018.

Two of Jones’ last three matches officiating Villa have been rated as poor. 🆘.

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

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Wolverhampton Wanderers

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TEAM NEWS

With an injury list still sagging under its weight, Unai Emery selects his strongest available line up once again for the visit to Staffordshire.

TEAM STATS

Squad Average Age: | 27.24 |
Starting XI Average Age: | 27.38 |
Subs Average Age: | 25.63 |
Bench Average Age: | 27.07 |

Oldest Starter: GK Emiliano Martínez | 🇦🇷 | 31.12 |
Youngest Starter: M Boubacar Kamara | 🇫🇷 | 23.89 |

Oldest Squad Player: GK Robin Olsen | 🇸🇪 | 33.21 |
Youngest Squad Player: CF Jhon Durán | 🇨🇴 | 19.83 |

Oldest Substitute: M Youri Tielemans | 🇧🇪 | 26.44 |
Youngest Substitute: M Nicolò Zaniolo | 🇮🇹 | 24.28 |

MANAGER

Unai Emery | 🇪🇸 |

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Aston Villa

GK Emiliano Martínez | 🇦🇷 |
LB Lucas Digne | 🇫🇷 |
CB Pau Torres | 🇪🇸 | ⚽ |
CB Diego Carlos | 🇧🇷 |
CB Ezri Konsa | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Matty Cash | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🇵🇱 | 🔁 |
M John McGinn | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | 🟨 |
M Boubacar Kamara | 🇫🇷 | 🟨 | 🔁 |
M Douglas Luiz | 🇧🇷 |
W Moussa Diaby | 🇫🇷 | 🔁 |
CF Ollie Watkins | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔥 |

MANAGER

Gary O’Neil | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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Wolverhampton Wanderers

GK José Pedro Malheiro de Sá | 🇵🇹 |
LB Rayan Aït-Nouri | 🇫🇷 | 🔁 |
CB Max Kilman | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Craig Dawson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🟨 |
CB Tote António Gomes | 🇵🇹 | 🟨 |
RB Nélson Cabral Semedo | 🇵🇹 |
M João Gomes | 🇧🇷 | 🔁 |
M Mario Lemina | 🇬🇦 | 🟨 | 🟨 | 🟥 |
W Pedro Lomba Neto | 🇵🇹 |
CF Hwang Hee-Chan | 🇰🇷 | ⚽ | 🔁 |
CF M Matheus Cunha | 🇧🇷 | 🔁 |

SUBSTITUTES

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🔁 | M Nicolò Zaniolo | 🇮🇹 | for W Moussa Diaby | 🇫🇷 | 62’ |
🔁 | W Leon Bailey | 🇯🇲 | for RB Matty Cash | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🇵🇱 | 82’ |
🔁 | M Youri Tielemans | 🇧🇪 | for M Boubacar Kamara | 🇫🇷 | 82’ |

SUBSTITUTES

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🔁 | RB Matt Doherty | 🇮🇪 | for LB Rayan Aït-Nouri | 🇫🇷 | 46’ |
🔁 | M Boubacar Traoré | 🇲🇱 | for M João Gomes | 🇧🇷 | 69’ |
🔁 | CF Sasa Kalajdzic | 🇦🇹 | 🟨 | for CF M Matheus Cunha | 🇧🇷 | 76’ |
🔁 | CF Fábio Silva | 🇵🇹 | for CF Hwang Hee-Chan | 🇰🇷 | 86’ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Robin Olsen | 🇸🇪 |
CB Calum Chambers | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Clément Lenglet | 🇫🇷 |
M Leander Dendoncker | 🇧🇪 |
W Bertrand Traoré | 🇧🇫 |
CF Jhon Durán | 🇨🇴 |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Daniel Bentley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Santiago Bueno | 🇺🇾 |
LB Jonathan Castro Otto | 🇪🇸 |
M Tommy Doyle | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Pablo Sarabia | 🇪🇸 |

SQUAD STATS

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1st XI Cost: £221.48m
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 3/11
Homegrown: ⭕/11

Subs Cost: £28.80m
Team Cost: £250.28m
Matchday Squad Cost: £292.46m
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 6/20
Homegrown: ⭕/20

Total Squad Cost: £380.20m
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 16/35
Homegrown: 10/35

SQUAD STATS

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1st XI Cost: £150.40m
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 2/11
Homegrown: ⭕/11

Subs Cost: £60.14m
Team Cost: £210.54m
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 2/20
Homegrown: ⭕/20

Matchday Squad Cost: £244.18m
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 4/20
Homegrown: ⭕/20

Total Squad Cost: £333.94m
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 8/30
Homegrown: 1/30

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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

CB Pau Torres | 🇪🇸 | £28.60m |
CB Diego Carlos | 🇧🇷 | £27.90m |
CB Ezri Konsa | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | £11.97m |
CB Calum Chambers | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Free |
CB Clément Lenglet | 🇫🇷 | Loan |

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

M Douglas Luiz | 🇧🇷 | £15.12m |
M Leander Dendoncker | 🇧🇪 | £12.88m |
M John McGinn | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | £2.79m |
M Boubacar Kamara | 🇫🇷 | Free |
M Youri Tielemans | 🇧🇪 | Free |
M Nicolò Zaniolo | 🇮🇹 | Loan |

W Moussa Diaby | 🇫🇷 | £47.66m |
W Leon Bailey | 🇯🇲 | £28.80m |
W Bertrand Traoré | 🇧🇫 | £12.02m |

CF Ollie Watkins | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | £30.60m |
CF Jhon Durán | 🇨🇴 | £14.28m |

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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GK José Pedro Malheiro de Sá | 🇵🇹 | £7.20m |
GK Daniel Bentley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | £0.50m |

CB Santiago Bueno | 🇺🇾 | £10.27m |
CB Craig Dawson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | £3.32m |
CB Tote António Gomes | 🇵🇹 | £0.69m |
CB Max Kilman | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Free |

RB Nélson Cabral Semedo | 🇵🇹 | £28.80m |
LB Jonathan Castro Otto | 🇪🇸 | £18.44m |
LB Rayan Aït-Nouri | 🇫🇷 | £9.99m |
RB Matt Doherty | 🇮🇪 | Free |

M João Gomes | 🇧🇷 | £16.57m |
M Mario Lemina | 🇬🇦 | £9.75m |
M Boubacar Traoré | 🇲🇱 | £9.50m |
M Tommy Doyle | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Loan |

W Pedro Lomba Neto | 🇵🇹 | £15.79m |
W Pablo Sarabia | 🇪🇸 | £4.43m |

CF M Matheus Cunha | 🇧🇷 | £43.26m |
CF Fábio Silva | 🇵🇹 | £35.00m |
CF Sasa Kalajdzic | 🇦🇹 | £15.64m |
CF Hwang Hee-Chan | 🇰🇷 | £15.03m |

UNAVAILABLE

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Injury | 6 |
W Emiliano Buendía | 🇦🇷 | ACL, 12 Aug 2023 [13]
M Tim Iroegbunam | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 12 Aug 2023 [13]
CB Tyrone Mings | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ACL, 20 Aug 2023 [12]
LB Álex Moreno | 🇪🇸 | Thigh, 24 Sep 2023 [5]
W Leon Bailey | 🇯🇲 | Thigh, 30 Sep 2023 [3]
M Jacob Ramsey | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Ankle / Foot, 5 Oct 2023 [2]

Out On Loan | 7 |
RB Kaine Kesler-Hayden | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Plymouth
CF Louie Barry | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Stockport
GK Viljami Sinisalo | 🇫🇮 | Exeter
M Morgan Sanson | 🇫🇷 | Nice
M Finn Azaz | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Plymouth
CB Lamare Bogarde | 🇳🇱 | Bristol Rovers
M Philippe Coutinho | 🇧🇷 | Al-Duhail

UNAVAILABLE

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Injury | 1 |
M Jean-Ricner Bellegarde | 🇫🇷 |

Out on Loan | 7 |
GK Louie Moulden | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Ki-Jana Hoever | 🇳🇱 |
RB Bendegúz Bolla | 🇭🇺 |
M Luke Cundle | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Gonçalo Manuel Ganchinho Guedes | 🇵🇹 |
W Daniel Castelo Podence | 🇵🇹 |
W Francisco Jorge Tavares Oliveira | 🇵🇹 |

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

MATCH STATS

Possession F | 54%

Possession A | 46%


Shots F | 18
Shots A | 8

Shots on Target F | 4

Shots on Target A | 3


Corners F | 15

Corners A | 0


Fouls F | 12

Fouls A | 9

MATCH QUOTES

“It’s a derby and I think we felt it on the pitch. There are a lot of Aston Villa supporters with us. There was a great atmosphere. On the pitch, maybe in 90 minutes we felt this derby and we felt sometimes that the match was not going very clear. We tried to focus on the match, playing in our game plan and trying to win the match. “We are ambitious and very demanding. Myself, I want to be with the players. We started very well but we lost a little bit of control and we lost a bit of our good positioning on the pitch. “I was very demanding with them trying to get good positioning and to get the ball to some players and then get it in the box better than we were doing. “We were giving them opportunities to get ball possession and to get in our box. We weren’t really controlling the game like we prepared before and like we tried to do on the pitch. That was the moment I was a little upset and frustrated. “Of course, we were very focused trying to not let them score first because scoring here first they were feeling very good. It is difficult to come back with the result. We reacted very quickly and I think that was the key. In 90 minutes, we created more chances and got into the box more than them. “We controlled maybe better the match but they had some good transitions and chances to score as well. Less than us, but I think more clear. “When they had the red card and we had one more it was the moment we tried to get an advantage with the number of players. We tried to push them and we had chances. If we were winning in the end, it would be a fair reward. “Here, to win is very difficult. It was a tough match and we were respecting them. We tried to impose our game plan in the first and the second half. “When you’re playing with one player more then maybe you can do better, but for us it was a very good opportunity. We knew before the match that it was going to be difficult to stop the transition. “Pedro Neto did it before against other teams and he did it again today. I think we did everything to impose the game plan and win the match, but in the end we didn’t get it and we have to accept it. “I wanted to mark him [Craig Dawson] good trying to avoid his potential with his heading in each set-piece. John McGinn was really, really marking him well. “In the second half we changed it because he [John McGinn] had a yellow card and it could be dangerous. He is responsible and mature. “I don’t remember, [what I told John McGinn] but maybe was something telling him to occupy the areas attacking and defensively that we were preparing.” Unai Emery. "Nothing. It was a lot of nothing. I was moaning at the fourth (official) about playing for 114 minutes and Unai didn't want to wait for the handshake. "So he went to walk down the tunnel and I just said: 'No problem, go down the tunnel.' I've waited ages for people. "I mean my conversation with the fourth official was about eight seconds long, so he wouldn't have had to wait very long. But I understand if he doesn't want to, no problem. I've got no problem with Unai at all.” Gary O’Neil misunderstands the natural hierarchy of life. Gary, Unai is busy. “I was waiting to tell him congratulations and give my hand. He was speaking with the assistant referee and I left. Simple.” Unai Emery moves on.

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