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Game #5689

Aston Villa

9-1-3, 28 PTS

Sunday, 26 November 2023


3rd= (+2)

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ

Premier League

Attendance: 61,679

Tottenham Hotspur

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

8-2-3, 26 PTS

The battle of two "over-achieving" managers, one a blunt instrument, the other a scapel. The scapel wins with plenty to spare.

Not that you'd know it from the litany of excuses put forward by the entitled North London media... bad luck, injuries, VAR (*Spurs did not have a goal disallowed by VAR) ... you name it, they had it.

Villa won despite again having their #1 defender, #1 attacking midfielder, #1 left back and #1 centre mid missing - all of whom had not completed a single game in 2023-24.

Villa won despite another harshly ruled VAR against Ollie Watkins.

Villa won despite bending the woodwork.

Villa won by having better players, a more effective system and a mind-bogingly better manager.

That the Spurs' manager had won the previous three manager of the month awards in a row simply underlined the gaping chasm, not in quality, but in objectivity displayed by the London media.

Tottenham Hotspur


Aston Villa

Assist(s): Douglas Luiz | 45'+7 | Youri Tielemans | 61' |


Super John McGinn, changed the game again




Sunday, 26 November 2023

๐Ÿฅ… | 22โ€™ Goal, 0-1, (Tottenham Hotspur), Giovani Lo Celso
โšฝ | 24โ€™ Goal, 1-1, Ollie Watkins, Assist by Lucas Digne
๐ŸŽฅ | 25โ€™ VAR disallows goal for off-side after 3 minutes
๐ŸŸจ | 27โ€™ Booking, Matty Cash for a bad foul
๐ŸŸจ | 38โ€™ Booking, Boubacar Kamara for a bad foul
๐ŸŸจ | 41โ€™ Booking, John McGinn for a bad foul
โšฝ | 45โ€™+7 Goal, 1-1, Pau Torres, Assist by Douglas Luiz
๐Ÿ•’ | 45โ€™+10 HT Tottenham Hotspur 1-1 Aston Villa
๐Ÿ” | 46โ€™ Sub off, Matty Cash, Sub on, Leon Bailey
๐Ÿ” | 46โ€™ Sub off, Moussa Diaby, Sub on, Youri Tielemans
โšฝ | 61โ€™ Goal, 2-1, Ollie Watkins, Assist by Youri Tielemans
๐ŸŸจ | 82โ€™ Booking, Ollie Watkins
๐Ÿ” | 90โ€™+2 Sub off, Ollie Watkins, Sub on, Jhon Durรกn
๐Ÿ” | 90โ€™+2 Sub off, John McGinn, Sub on, Jacob Ramsey
๐Ÿ•’ | 90โ€™+8 HT Tottenham Hotspur 1-2 Aston Villa


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

Tottenham Hotspur

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
UEFA Cup / Europa League: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
UEFA Cup Winners Cup: ๐Ÿ†
League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 2007-08


Tottenham Hotspur

Previous 5 vs. Spurs: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ


Season | 2023-24 |
Matchday | #20 |
League Game | #13 |
Manager Game | #47 |
Sunday, 26 November 2023
Attendance | 61,679 |


Manager: Unai Emery | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | Hondarribia, 2022-
Referee:ย Robert Jones | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Merseyside, 2016-
Kick off: 2.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 1-1
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฉ Won
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 2-1
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ


Unai Emery | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |


๐Ÿ•’ 47 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 29 ๐ŸŸจ | 5 ๐ŸŸฅ 13 | 1.96

Career Form:

Top 4

Unai Emery | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |


Referee:ย Robert Jones | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Merseyside, 2016-
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸจ 8 October 2023, Villa 1-1 Wolves, Molineux
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ
Assistants: Tim Wood, Wade Smith.
Fourth official: Tim Robinson.
VAR: Jarred Gillett.
Assistant VAR: James Mainwaring.

Robert Jones



๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Tottenham Hotspur



Youri Tielemans drops to the bench as Unai Emery shakes up the formation with Matty Cash advanced, Ezri Konsa out wide and Diego Carlos in the centre of defence.

Meanwhile Jacob Ramsey returns to the bench but there is no Nicolรฒ Zaniolo or Bertrand Traorรฉ due to injury as Tyrone Mings and Emiliano Buendรญa continue their recovery from season ending ACL injuries. Oh but a Spurs player stubbed his toe so perhaps they should just be awarded the points and to hell with it.


Squad Average Age: | 27.01 |
Starting XI Average Age: | 27.52 |
Subs Average Age: | 23.84 |
Bench Average Age: | 26.38 |

Oldest Starter: GK Emiliano Martรญnez | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท | 31.25 |
Youngest Starter: M Boubacar Kamara | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | 24.02 |

Oldest Squad Player: GK Robin Olsen | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช | 33.34 |
Youngest Squad Player: CF Jhon Durรกn | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด | 19.97 |

Oldest Substitute: M Youri Tielemans | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช | 26.57 |
Youngest Substitute: CF Jhon Durรกn | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด | 19.97 |



Unai Emery | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |

Ange Postecoglou | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ |

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 | โšฝ |
CB Diego Carlos | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท |
RB Matty Cash | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ” |
M John McGinn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Boubacar Kamara | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Douglas Luiz | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
W Moussa Diaby | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Ollie Watkins | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ” |

Tottenham Hotspur

GK Guglielmo Vicario | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น |
RB Pedro Porro | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
RB Emerson Royal | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท |
LB Ben Davies | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
LB Destiny Udogie | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น |
M Rodrigo Bentancur | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡พ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Giovani Lo Celso | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Brennan Johnson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
W Dejan Kulusevski | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช |
W Bryan Gil | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | ๐Ÿ” |
W Heung-min Son | ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท |


๐Ÿ” | M Youri Tielemans | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐Ÿ”ฅ | for W Moussa Diaby | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | 46โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | W Leon Bailey | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ | for RB Matty Cash | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ | 46โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | M Jacob Ramsey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for M John McGinn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | 90โ€™+2 |
๐Ÿ” | CF Jhon Durรกn | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด | for CF Ollie Watkins | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 90โ€™+2 |


๐Ÿ” | M Pierre-Emile Hรธjbjerg | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ | for M Rodrigo Bentancur | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡พ | 32โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | M Oliver Skipp | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for W Bryan Gil | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | 71โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | CF Alejo Vรฉliz | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท | for M Giovani Lo Celso | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท | 86โ€™ |


GK Robin Olsen | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CB Clรฉment Lenglet | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
LB รlex Moreno | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
M Leander Dendoncker | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Tim Iroegbunam | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |


GK Fraser Forster | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
GK Brandon Austin | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Eric Dier | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Alfie Dorrington | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
F Jamie Donley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |


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
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 : 4/15
Homegrown: 1/15

Matchday Squad Cost: ยฃ292.03m
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: 2/20

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


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 |
LB รlex Moreno | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | ยฃ11.59m |

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 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 Jacob Ramsey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |
M Tim Iroegbunam | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |

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 |


1st XI Cost: ยฃ217.99m
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: ยฃ27.85m
Team Cost: ยฃ245.84m
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 : 3/14
Homegrown: 1/14

Matchday Squad Cost: ยฃ250.34m
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 : 8/19
Homegrown: 4/20

Total Squad Cost: ยฃ600.35m
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 : 15/37
Homegrown: 7/37


GK Guglielmo Vicario | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น | ยฃ17.26m |
GK Brandon Austin | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |
GK Fraser Forster | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |

CB Eric Dier | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ4.50m |
CB Alfie Dorrington | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |

RB Pedro Porro | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | ยฃ39.34m |
RB Emerson Royal | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ22.50m |
LB Destiny Udogie | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น | ยฃ15.65m |
LB Ben Davies | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | ยฃ11.11m |

M Brennan Johnson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | ยฃ47.07m |
M Giovani Lo Celso | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ28.00m |
M Rodrigo Bentancur | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡พ | ยฃ16.50m |
M Pierre-Emile Hรธjbjerg | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ | ยฃ14.94m |
M Oliver Skipp | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |

W Heung-min Son | ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ27.00m |
W Dejan Kulusevski | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช | ยฃ25.61m |
W Bryan Gil | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | ยฃ21.95m |

CF Alejo Vรฉliz | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ12.91m |
F Jamie Donley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |


Injury | 4 |
W Emiliano Buendรญa | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท | ACL
CB Tyrone Mings | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ACL
M Nicolรฒ Zaniolo | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น | Unknown
W Bertrand Traorรฉ | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ซ | Muscular

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


Suspension | 2 |
CB Cristian Romero | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท |
M Yves Bissouma | ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |

Injury | 6 |
M Ivan Perisic | ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท |
CB Micky van de Ven | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
M James Maddison | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Ryan Sessegnon | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Manor Solomon | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
CF Richarlison | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท |

Out on Loan | 5 |
CB Joe Rodon | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
CB Japhet Tanganga | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Sergio Reguilรณn | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
RB Djed Spence | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Tanguy Ndombรฉlรฉ | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |

Player Positions:


GK : Goalkeeper
CB, D, B : Centre Back, Defender, Back
FB, LB, RB, WH : Full Back, Left Back, Right Back, Wing Back, Wing Halfโ€จ

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


Match Symbols:


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

๐ŸŸจ | Booking

๐ŸŸฅ | Sending off

๐Ÿ†˜ | Poor refereeing performance
๐ŸŸข : Debut ๐Ÿ”ด : Final Game




Possession F | 38%โ€จ
Possession A | 62%โ€จ

Shots F | 15
Shots A | 18

Shots on Target F | 5
Shots on Target A | 8

Corners F | 3
Corners A | 9

Fouls F | 13
Fouls A | 11


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โ€œThree points. It was an amazing match, both teams different ways tactically but really hard, really tough. They created chances, we created chances. We were efficient and clinical in the attack. I enjoyed it, but I lost all my energy!

โ€œWe were struggling on the right side and tactically it was my correction. I needed to make a decision to correct it. Offensively as well, we werenโ€™t attacking on the right like we were on the left. Cash was a risk on a yellow card, and the solution was Leon Bailey and Youri Tielemans, trying to get two players different. One did the passes and the other for the running. They did it.

โ€œEach match is three points, but of course Tottenham were one point ahead of us and they are strong with their fans. It is very difficult. We are getting something in the way we are building. After the work we did on Friday, yesterday, this morning, we were very focused on the match. Analysing, preparing and focusing on each match. The players played in the game plan were prepared and they were successful.

โ€œWe can get confidence when we win here against teams like Tottenham. I am the same in my mind and the explanation. We have 38 matches and we have to be consistent and have to try to get each opportunity with three points, getting a good position in the table. We are there now but we are not a contender. There are seven teams more a contender to get the top seven, top four, but when we are there we are going to try and keep it.

โ€œLife is passing very quick! I really want to enjoy each moment. Even when we were losing at Forest in Nottingham, I told the players I was very happy with them and we should accept some defeats. Today we won and I am very happy, but I am trying to keep a balance myself, between my players and the supporters. Only the future is giving us, and we donโ€™t know how it is coming. After this victory we can be happy this week and prepare the match on Thursday. We have the Conference League and then try to focus on Bournemouth on Sunday. Itโ€™s a difficult and very different match.

โ€œCommitment. When we need defensively to be together, the commitment when we have to be as well demanding in the mentality to win. We struggle together, enjoy together and try to be always in good connection with our supporters.

โ€œDouglas Luiz is playing very good and he improves a lot. His commitment is amazing. I am very happy with him and I want to keep him, of course. I think heโ€™s happy with us, his commitment with his national team and his performances like today are amazing, fantastic. I want him.

โ€œ[Ollie Watkins] every day, every week, every match, heโ€™s doing his work. Sometimes he scores, sometimes not, but always what is our game plan and what is our task defensively, our attacks offensively. And then, his responsibility of course is to get in the box and score goals. Heโ€™s doing that as well, like today. Important goals. Iโ€™m happy with him for everything but above all because as a person heโ€™s very responsible, mature and clear.

โ€œIn football, when someone is coming in and adding tactically different ways, or tactically showing something really successful way. I appreciate it. As well, I usually want to analyse and understand and Ange Posteclogou is doing very good work, amazing here. He did as well at Celtic and in Japan, Australia. I appreciate a lot the coaches when theyโ€™re doing something like heโ€™s doing.

โ€œEnjoy the position, enjoy the position. Of course, they are aware of how we are but we will continue being demanding, being as well focused each match. Of course, in 38 matches theyโ€™re ares till a lot of things to happen. We have to be happy and enjoy, but we have to be as well demanding to be thinking. Of course, we need to be resting but then thinking about Thursday in Europe, Sunday against Bournemouth. We are going to analyse this match, how much we can continue improving tactically, individually, and how we will do our work every day in Bodymoor.โ€

Unai Emery, post match.

โ€œI want to do something in football, now the Premier League. I want to share this challenge with the players, I want to share this challenge with the owners, with the club, with the supporters. The history of Aston Villa is big, not last 20 years, but it is big in history. I want to try to write here our proper history.โ€

Unai Emery.

"First half we deserved to be behind at half time.

"Second half we had to be brave, we had to roll our sleeves up. The two subs who came on, Youri and Leon were absolutely outstanding, brave and so clever. Youriโ€™s pass for Ollie is outstanding and itโ€™s a great goal.

"Second half, I wouldnโ€™t say we were on top but our game plan was to perfection and letโ€™s not get away from how good of a team they are. They are a really tough team to play against. Iโ€™m sure as a neutral it was exciting to watch, but from a Villa point of view it was tough, but that makes the result sweeter.

"Both sides have a clear way of playing. We had to be strong in tackles, and we had to play our game. We have a completely contrasting style to Tottenham. Theyโ€™ve got a bit of a rock and roll style, but weโ€™re a bit more structured. In the second half we kind of brought that to the match and it was just brilliant when that final whistle went.

"Confidence is sky high, but it is my job and everyoneโ€™s job in the club to keep a lid on things at the minute. Show a but of humility and respect the league. Of course we are excited, but thereโ€™s a big few games coming up in the next weeks, so we will see where we are after that.

"Weโ€™ve let the away fans down a few times this season, Liverpool, Newcastle, Forest and the manager wonโ€™t let that lie. We analysed the Forest game the other day and went into immense detail.

"The home form is obviously really good, but our away form we had to address. The Villa fans who travelled today will be going back to the pub, the house, wherever, with a big smile on their face.

"I think theyโ€™ve got huge belief in us and Iโ€™m sure they are really proud of how we are playing. Their support is always there. They are there in their numbers and itโ€™s good to see the proper diehards who have been there with us have a proper smile on their face. Hopefully we can continue it, we donโ€™t want to stop here and you just never know."

John McGinn.

โ€œWe didnโ€™t have the best of starts, we were lucky to come in at 1-1.

โ€œThat goal right before half-time was a massive boost for us and it was crucial really.

โ€œI donโ€™t think thereโ€™s been a game where we havenโ€™t created chances. We have a big belief in ourselves. We had plenty of opportunities to score and we came away with the three points, which is massive for us.

โ€œOur away form has not been as good as we can be.

โ€œI've got quite a good record here at Spurs so it's nice to get another goal.

"It's unbelievable, a great feeling and we're playing great football. But we're not getting carried away. We're not even at Christmas yet and we have some tough matches coming up so we have to keep going."

Ollie Watkins.

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