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Game #5692

Aston Villa

10-2-3, 32 PTS

Wednesday, 6 December 2023

Won

3rd (-)

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ

Premier League

Attendance: 42,321

Manchester City

Villa Park

9-3-3, 30 PTS

From the first minute to the last Villa annihilate City. Amazing what a game without a benevolent referee will throw up. No doubt Abu Dhabi are on the phone to Jonathan Moss to urge him out of retirement. After 60โ€™ 22 shots to Cityโ€™s 2. The heaviest 1-0 defeat of all time?

Battered, annihalated, ripped apart, that's Manchester City that is.

Aston Villa

1-0

Manchester City

Assist(s): Youri Tielemans | 74โ€™ |

KEY MAN

John McGinn was utterly outstanding as always but it's Pau Torres who deserves the plaudits, less than 20 games in England and already a colossus.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Wednesday, 6 December 2023

๐Ÿ•’ | 45โ€™+3 HT Aston Villa 0-0 Manchester City
๐ŸŸจ | 60โ€™ Booking, Ollie Watkins
โšฝ | 74โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Leon Bailey, Assist by Youri Tielemans
๐Ÿ” | 85โ€™ Sub off, Leon Bailey, Sub on, Moussa Diaby
๐Ÿ” | 85โ€™ Sub off, Youri Tielemans, Sub on, Jacob Ramsey
๐Ÿ’ฅ | 86โ€™ Douglas Luizโ€™s shot cannons off the woodwork
๐ŸŸจ | 87โ€™ Booking, Boubacar Kamara
๐Ÿ” | 90โ€™ Sub off, Lucas Digne, Sub on, รlex Moreno
๐Ÿ” | 90โ€™ Sub off, Ollie Watkins, Sub on, Jhon Durรกn
๐Ÿ•’ | 90โ€™+6 FT Aston Villa 1-0 Manchester City

ON THIS DAY

Unai Emery, 50th game in charge of Villa, 3rd in the Premier League, 2023-24 70% Win Rate, 2.35 goals per game, 2.17 points per game. Peerless.

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

Manchester City

European Cup / Champions League: ๐Ÿ†
UEFA Cup Winners Cup: ๐Ÿ†
League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†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†* ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 2022-23

*Currently Under Investigation

FIXTURE HISTORY

Manchester City

Previous 5 vs. Abu Dhabi: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 2023-24 |
Matchday | #23 |
League Game | #15 |
Manager Game | #50 |
Wednesday, 6 December 2023
Attendance | 42,321 |

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Unai Emery | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | Hondarribia, 2022-
Referee:ย John Brooks | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Leicestershire, 2016-
Kick off: 8.15pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 0-0
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฉ Won
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 1-0
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Unai Emery | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 50 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 31 ๐ŸŸจ | 6 ๐ŸŸฅ 13 | 1.98

Career Form:

Top 4

Unai Emery | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee:ย John Brooks | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Leicestershire, 2016-
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฉ 29 October 2023, Villa 3-1 Luton, Villa Park
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ
Assistants: Lee Betts, Akil Howson.
Fourth official: Anthony Taylor.
VAR: Paul Tierney.
Assistant VAR: Scott Ledger.

John Brooks

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Manchester City

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

TEAM NEWS

Ezri Konsa continues at right back as Boubacar Kamara returns from suspension.

TEAM STATS

Squad Average Age: | 26.55 |
Starting XI Average Age: | 27.74 |
Subs Average Age: | 24.33 |
Bench Average Age: | 25.10 |

Oldest Starter: GK Emiliano Martรญnez | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท | 31.28 |
Youngest Starter: M Boubacar Kamara | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | 24.05 |

Oldest Squad Player: GK Emiliano Martรญnez | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท | 31.28 |
Youngest Squad Player: CF Jhon Durรกn | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด |19.99 |

Oldest Substitute: LB รlex Moreno | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | 30.35 |
Youngest Substitute: CF Jhon Durรกn | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด |19.99 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

Unai Emery | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |

Pep Guardiola | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |

Aston Villa

GK Emiliano Martรญnez | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท |
CB Diego Carlos | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท |
CB Ezri Konsa | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Pau Torres | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
LB Lucas Digne | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐Ÿ” |
M John McGinn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
M Boubacar Kamara | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Douglas Luiz | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท |
M Youri Tielemans | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐Ÿ”ฅ | ๐Ÿ” |
W Leon Bailey | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Ollie Watkins | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ” |

Manchester City

GK Ederson | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท |
RB Kyle Walker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Rico Lewis | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ” |
CB Josko Gvardiol | ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท |
CB Rรบben Dias | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น |
CB John Stones | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
CB Manuel Akanji |๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ|
M Bernardo Silva | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น |
W Phil Foden | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Juliรกn รlvarez | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Erling Haaland | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | W Moussa Diaby | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | for W Leon Bailey | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ | 85โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | M Jacob Ramsey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for M Youri Tielemans | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช | 85โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | LB รlex Moreno | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | for LB Lucas Digne | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | 90โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | CF Jhon Durรกn | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด | for CF Ollie Watkins | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 90โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | M Mateo Kovacic | ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท | for CF Juliรกn รlvarez | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท | 68โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | M Matheus Nunes | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น | for RB Rico Lewis | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 68โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | W Oscar Bobb | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด | for W Phil Foden | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 73โ€™ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Filip Marschall | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Matty Cash | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
CB Clรฉment Lenglet | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
M Nicolรฒ Zaniolo | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น |
M Leander Dendoncker | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Scott Carson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
GK Stefan Ortega | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
CB Nathan Akรฉ | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
LB Sergio Gรณmez | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
M Kalvin Phillips | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

SQUAD STATS

1st XI Cost: ยฃ188.44m
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: ยฃ73.53m
Team Cost: ยฃ261.97m
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: ยฃ289.03m
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

MATCHDAY SQUAD

GK Emiliano Martรญnez | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ15.66m |
GK Filip Marschall | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |

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 |

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 |

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 Jacob Ramsey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |
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: ยฃ401.92m
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 : 4/11
Homegrown: 2/11

Subs Cost: ยฃ78.11m
Team Cost: ยฃ480.03m
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 : 4/14
Homegrown: 2/14

Matchday Squad Cost: ยฃ575.86m
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 : 6/20
Homegrown: 2/20

Total Squad Cost: ยฃ949.08m
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 : 10/32
Homegrown: 5/32

MATCHDAY SQUAD

GK Ederson | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ36.00m |
GK Scott Carson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |
GK Stefan Ortega | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | Free |

CB Josko Gvardiol | ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ77.45m |
CB Rรบben Dias | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น | ยฃ61.20m |
CB John Stones | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ50.04m |
CB Nathan Akรฉ | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | ยฃ40.77m |
CB Manuel Akanji |๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ| ยฃ15.50m |

RB Kyle Walker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ47.43m |
LB Sergio Gรณmez | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | ยฃ11.70m |
RB Rico Lewis | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |

M Matheus Nunes | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น | ยฃ53.00m |
M Bernardo Silva | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น | ยฃ45.00m |
M Kalvin Phillips | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ43.36m |
M Mateo Kovacic | ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ25.11m |

W Phil Foden | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |
W Oscar Bobb | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด | Free |

CF Erling Haaland | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด | ยฃ54.00m |
CF Juliรกn รlvarez | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ15.30m |

UNAVAILABLE

Injury | 3 |
W Emiliano Buendรญa | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท | ACL
CB Tyrone Mings | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ACL
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

UNAVAILABLE

Suspension | 2 |
M Rodri | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
M Jack Grealish (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Injury | 2 |
W Jรฉrรฉmy Doku | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Kevin De Bruyne | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช |

Out on Loan | 7 |
CB Taylor Harwood-Bellis | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Issa Kaborรฉ | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ซ |
RB Joรฃo Cancelo | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น |
M Mรกximo Perrone | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท |
M Tommy Doyle | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M James McAtee | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Slobodan Tedic | ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธ |

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 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

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Match Symbols:

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

๐ŸŸจ | Booking

๐ŸŸฅ | Sending off

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

DEBUT APPEARANCES

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Possession F | 46%โ€จ
Possession A | 54%โ€จ

Shots F | 22
Shots A | 2

Shots on Target F | 7
Shots on Target A | 2

Corners F | 6
Corners A | 0

Fouls F | 13
Fouls A | 13

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

"It's very special. On a night like this it's even more special. To get the win, to score the goal, it's a magnificent feeling.

"I can't put it into words how I feel right now. We showed great character and worked extremely hard to get these three points.

"I struggled during my first season but I knew what I was capable of. People believed in me. I'm here to help as much as possible, and I'm so grateful to be able to do that.

"[Unai Emery] has been amazing. His way of doing things is different. He knows exactly what he wants. Day in and day out he knows what he's doing to help up get the three points.

"It was a great game. A great night for the fans. A great night for Aston Villa."

"I've always said to myself, we shouldn't be looking at titles, instead take things one step at a time. We should remain humble and put in the work every day.

"Then we focus on the challenge ahead.

"Come the end of the season we'll see what happens at the end."

Leon Bailey.


โ€œIt's very good but we have to believe that we are now in the top four more or less, but even now we are not content, battling with other teams. If we can keep taking this process and winning of course we have to believe.

"We have to be excited but we need to keep the balance. For now we have to be focused on Arsenal on Saturday. I want us to be a team with a winning mentality and be balanced.

"We are aware of where we are in the table. But behind us is Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham and it is going to be very difficult. But of course we are focusing each match, and trying to be competitive. The last match against Bournemouth we nearly lost. We have to be consistent.

"Of course at home we are very good. The supporters, the 12th player, are behind us.

โ€œ[Leon Bailey]โ€™s an amazing player and the way he played tonight, he was fantastic tonight. He's an amazing player. He has to be consistent. If he plays like that all the time he's amazing. He's been more committed. Now he's increased.

"We are trying to be aggressive here at home, trying to get more possession than normal against Manchester City. The key was to respect them but also to be ambitious as well when we face them.

"They are very good players and when I arrived here they were very good players. But sometimes you need a comfortable atmosphere. Then you have to use the right players and their skills in the right combination.

"John McGinn is the sample of it. He's a fantastic man and captain. On the pitch he is smiling but he is also so responsible.

"Firstly I am very happy because our supporters were connected with us, fantastic. I want to extend it to Saturday. Connect with them. Of course we will try to be competitive against Arsenal because they will impose a lot.

"We have to play against Arsenal on Saturday, maybe we can rest for two days and try to enjoy the moment. Now, we have to be focused. I want to do this a step ahead being as a team with the winning mentality and trying to keep balance, but we are now preparing for the match on Saturday.

"We want to try to play here together and we want to prepare for the match professionally and try to be competitive against Arsenal because they know a lot about us. We want to impose our style and our supporters will help is in what we are doing.

"We have to keep balance.

โ€It is a good victory. We have to believe now, more or less we are in the top four, but even now, we are not contenders and comparing with other teams.

"But if we are now here and we can take this process like we are doing and being there, of course we have to believe. We have to be excited but as well be balanced.

"Playing against Man City, who won the title, Champions League too. Itโ€™s a difficult challenge to take control of the game for 90 minutes but we did it.

"We created lots of chances and we controlled the attack in the high press. We were believing. In my career, hopefully more in the next weeks, months and years I can continue improving as a coach and with the team I am trying to build.

"Today was fantastic but we must keep a balance. The dressing room is happy, but the next challenge is on Saturday. Tomorrow we are focusing again on Saturday.

"We did the high press and being at home we are being successful as well more than less. We have to be organised doing it and against City too, trying to recover the ball from their players with the confidence they are playing with is difficult. We were working and being demanding doing it. We were very organised and we did a fantastic job doing it.

"20 years ago when I started as a coach and I started playing against Pep Guardiola always I like to prepare matches against the best teams, players and coaches. When you are playing in the high level we are, the opportunities are there. Beating him, for me, is not something special, it is really a process as a coach that I am doing myself.

"We are not contenders, there are seven teams more contenders. This is day 15, day 16 is against Arsenal. We must focus. We are happy to be third, but to keep it, it will be very difficult. While we are there we will try to keep it.

"Firstly, we will rest and try to recover the players. We need full energy and in Villa Park, we must create a strong atmosphere. They are transmitting to us their energy. We will try to play good football as a team tactically and individually too.

"Then, trying to impose our game plan which against Man City was very difficult, but we did it more than less. Through it, we deserved to win. We created chances, we avoided having chances against us. We avoided corners of them offensively. Tonight the work of us was fantastic. The job from the players was a very good job.

โ€œThere are a lot of teams contenders at the beginning and we are in the day 15, there are still a lot of matches to play. If we keep it progressing during the season โ€“ playing matches and winning like we are doing โ€“ maybe we can get to be contenders but not now. I think we need more time. We can believe but we are not contenders because there are seven teams that at the beginning were contenders. Maybe it will change on day 30, maybe 32. Not yet.

โ€œI can come back in my mind and think how we were when we started this process. We lost against Leicester and Arsenal at home, 4-2. We couldnโ€™t concede eight goals in two matches at home like we did. It was a key moment when we reacted in a meeting with the players, focusing more our idea and our style, building and being very demanding in it. I think the players, they reacted very well and the way we did, we started doing in that moment, I think we are still being very demanding and keeping it.

โ€œNext Saturday [is my focus]. Today of course, before the match we were thinking if we can win, lose or draw, itโ€™s being different. Winning we are excited to play against Arsenal on Saturday โ€“ against the leaders.

"Our players have to be involved in the process. One of them is Moussa Diaby but Moussa Diaby is playing well, very well. His adaptation is going well but there is still more time to get more performances individually. He played tonight the last 20 minutes and he was very focused on the idea, keeping the process.

โ€œHeโ€™s in the process of adaptation with us. We are very happy with him. We are in the process with the team to build, to create a strong structure with the players and of course there are players sometimes in this starting XI more or less.โ€

Unai Emery.


"My feeling today is we're going to win the Premier League.

"If we play at the levels that we showed against Liverpool and Tottenham, we're going to win it again.

"People don't believe it already after three draws but we feel we're going to do it again, knowing that it is not easy because no team has done it yet [won four in a row].

"The difficulty is there and was last season but, if you ask me today what I'm feeling, we're going to do it again.

"Maybe I'm wrong but I don't think it's about complacency. I know the players, I know how they run. How we behave is extraordinary.

โ€œI learn that if you want to win something you have to do it much, much better than the opponents."

Pep Guardiola is his usual charming, modest self.


"We never use these kind of situations [a decision from the officials in the game versus Tottenham]. Today the motivation is to try and do better.

"Sometimes decisions help you, sometimes they donโ€™t.โ€

Pep Guardiola keeps a straight face.

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