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Game #5695

Aston Villa

12-2-3, 38 PTS

Won

2nd (+1)

Sunday, 17 December 2023

Last 5: 🟨 🟩 🟩 🟨 🟩

Premier League

Brentford

Gtech Community Stadium

5-4-8, 19 PTS

Attendance: 17,034

Brentford

1-2

Aston Villa

Assist(s): Leon Bailey | 77’ | Boubacar Kamara | 85’ |

MATCH SUMMARY

The War of West London. Games against Brentford will NEVER be the same again. Villa go second. Brentford bite off far more than they could ever chew.

KEY MAN

Ben Mee, his thuggishness has infected Brentford and they are a far poorer outfit for it. Not far behind is referee Coote, who must take his share of responsibility for allowing the game to get out of hand due to his poor decision-making.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Sunday, 17 December 2023

🥅 | 45’ Goal, 0-1, Brentford, Keane Lewis-Potter
🕒 | 45’+4 HT Brentford 1-0 Aston Villa
🔁 | 65’ Sub off, Matty Cash, Sub on, Leon Bailey
🔁 | 65’ Sub off, Moussa Diaby, Sub on, Jhon Durán
🟨 | 60’ Ben Mee is only booked for another horror tackle to add to his repertoire of on-field violence
🎥 | 70’ VAR intervenes and instructs Referee Coote to review
🟥 | 71’ Mee is deservedly sent off
💥 | 72’ Neil Maupay dives in the area attempting to win a penalty
🎥 | 72’ VAR intervenes and rules no pen but no sanction for the dive
⚽ | 77’ Goal, 1-1, Álex Moreno, Assist by Leon Bailey
🟨 | 80’ Booking, Leon Bailey for a bad foul
🔁 | 81’ Sub off, Pau Torres, Sub on, Nicolò Zaniolo
⚽ | 85’ Goal, 2-1, Ollie Watkins, Assist by Boubabcar Kamara
💥 | 85’ The shocking petulance of thuggish Brentford boils over following Watkins’ goal… the Ben Mee effect in full view. Villa are punished with a brace of yellows.
🟨 | 86’ Booking, Ezri Konsa
🟨 | 87’ Booking, Jhon Durán
💥 | 90’ Referee Coote signals 10 minutes of injury time
💥 | 90’+7 Brentford aggression boils over again and Villa are punished.
🟥 | 90’+7 Sending off, Boubacar Kamara for violent conduct
🟨 | 90’+8 Booking, Emiliano Martínez for dragging Maupay up after yet another dive.
🟨 | 90’+9 Booking, Unai Emery is booked by out of control Coote for protesting
🕒 | 90’+13 FT Brentford 1-2 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

John McGinn makes his 200th start for the club since joining from Hibs in August 2018.

Ollie Watkins scores his 57th goal for the club on his 130th start as Jhon Durán makes his 30th appearance in a Villa shirt, still aged just 20.

Meanwhile, Villa have won 25 Premier League games in 2023, their most top-flight wins in a calendar year in their entire history whilst Ollie Watkins is the first Villa player to score 20 goals in a calendar year since Dwight Yorke.

Aston Villa

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

Brentford

European Cup / Champions League: ❌
League Champions: ❌
FA Cup Winners: ❌
League Cup Winners: ❌
Last Trophy: ❌

FIXTURE HISTORY

Brentford

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Season | 2023-24 |
Matchday | #26 |
League Game | #17 |
Manager Game | #53 |
Sunday, 17 December 2023
Attendance | 17,034 |

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Unai Emery | 🇪🇸 | Hondarribia, 2022-
Referee: David Coote | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Nottinghamshire, 2010-
Kick off: 2.00pm
HT Score: 🟥 0-1
FT Result: 🟩 Won
FT Score: 🟩 2-1
Last 5: 🟨 🟩 🟩 🟨 🟩

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Unai Emery | 🇪🇸 | 🟨 |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

🕒 53 | 🟩 | 33 🟨 | 7 🟥 13 | 2.00

Villa Career Form:

Top 4

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: David Coote | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Nottinghamshire, 2010- 🆘
Matches Officiated: 17
🟩 : 9
🟨 : 2
🟥 : 6
🆘 : 2
🆘 Totally out of control, failed to clamp down early, gave Mee the benefit of the doubt, chaos ensued.
Previous 5: 🟩 🟥 🟥 🟩 🟩
Last Match: 🟩 22 October 2023, Villa 4-1 West Ham, Villa Park
Cards: 🟥 🟥 🟨 🟨 🟨 🟨 🟨 🟨 🟨 🟨 🟨 🟨 🟨 🟨
Assistants: Tim Wood, Lee Betts.
Fourth official: Simon Hooper.
VAR: Craig Pawson.
Assistant VAR: Unknown.

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

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Brentford

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TEAM NEWS

With Lucas Digne and Douglas Luiz suspended Álex Moreno and Jacob Ramsey come in for their first Premier League starts of the season. Youri Tielemans misses out through injury and Leon Bailey is benched as he continues his own recovery. Under-18s goalkeeper Sam Proctor makes his first squad appearance for Villa.

TEAM STATS

Squad Average Age: | 25.81 |
Starting XI Average Age: | 27.29 |
Subs Average Age: | 24.89 |
Bench Average Age: | 24.00 |

Oldest Starter: GK Emiliano Martínez | 🇦🇷 | 31.31 |
Youngest Starter: M Jacob Ramsey | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 22.57 |

Oldest Squad Player: GK Emiliano Martínez | 🇦🇷 | 31.31 |
Youngest Squad Player: GK Sam Proctor | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 17.00 |

Oldest Substitute: M Leander Dendoncker | 🇧🇪 | 28.69 |
Youngest Substitute: CF Jhon Durán | 🇨🇴 | 20.02 |

MANAGER

Unai Emery | 🇪🇸 | 🟨 |

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Aston Villa

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

MANAGER

Thomas Frank | 🇳🇴 | 🟨 |

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Brentford

GK Mark Flekken | 🇳🇱 |
CB Mathias Jattah-Njie Jørgensen | 🇩🇰 |
CB Ethan Pinnock | 🇯🇲 |
CB Ben Mee | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🟥 |
RB Mads Roerslev Rasmussen | 🇩🇰 | 🔁 |
M Christian Nørgaard | 🇩🇰 | 🟨 |
M Vitaly Janelt | 🇩🇪 | 🟨 | 🔁 |
M Saman Ghoddos | 🇮🇷 | 🟨 |
W Mikkel Damsgaard | 🇳🇴 | 🔁 |
W Keane Lewis-Potter | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ | 🔁 |
W Yoane Wissa | 🇨🇩 | 🔁 |

SUBSTITUTES

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🔁 | W Leon Bailey | 🇯🇲 | 🔥 | 🟨 | for RB Matty Cash | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🇵🇱 | 65’ |
🔁 | CF Jhon Durán | 🇨🇴 | 🟨 | for W Moussa Diaby | 🇫🇷 | 65’ |
🔁 | M Nicolò Zaniolo | 🇮🇹 | for CB Pau Torres | 🇪🇸 | 81’ |
🔁 | M Leander Dendoncker | 🇧🇪 | for M Jacob Ramsey | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 90’ |

SUBSTITUTES

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🔁 | M Frank Onyeka | 🇳🇬 | 🟨 | for W Mikkel Damsgaard | 🇳🇴 | 68’ |
🔁 | CF Neal Maupay | 🇫🇷 | 🟨 | for W Keane Lewis-Potter | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 68’ |
🔁 | CB Nathan Collins | 🇮🇪 | for W Yoane Wissa | 🇨🇩 | 76’ |
🔁 | M Yegor Yarmolyuk | 🇺🇦 | 🟨 | for M Vitaly Janelt | 🇩🇪 | 88’ |
🔁 | W Michael Olakigbe | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | for RB Mads Roerslev Rasmussen | 🇩🇰 | 89’ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Sam Proctor | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Youth |
GK Filip Marschall | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Youth |
CB Calum Chambers | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Free |
CB Clément Lenglet | 🇫🇷 | Loan |
M Tim Iroegbunam | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Youth |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Thomas Strakosha | 🇦🇱 |
CB Charlie Goode | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Myles Peart-Harris | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Shandon Baptiste | 🇬🇩 |

SQUAD STATS

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1st XI Cost: £190.95m
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 4/11
Homegrown: 1/11

Subs Cost: £55.96m
Team Cost: £246.91m
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 4/15
Homegrown: 1/15

Matchday Squad Cost: £246.91m
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 8/20
Homegrown: 4/20

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

SQUAD STATS

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1st XI Cost: £56.84m
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 2/11
Homegrown: ⭕/11

Subs Cost: £33.29m
Team Cost: £90.13m
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 3/16
Homegrown: ⭕/16

Matchday Squad Cost: £94.66m
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 5/20
Homegrown: ⭕/20

Total Squad Cost: £165.57m
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 11/33
Homegrown: 1/33

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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GK Emiliano Martínez | 🇦🇷 | £15.66m |
GK Filip Marschall | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Youth |
GK Sam Proctor | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Youth |

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

RB Matty Cash | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🇵🇱 | £14.18m |
LB Álex Moreno | 🇪🇸 | £11.59m |

M Leander Dendoncker | 🇧🇪 | £12.88m |
M John McGinn | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | £2.79m |
M Tim Iroegbunam | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Youth |
M Jacob Ramsey | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Youth |
M Boubacar Kamara | 🇫🇷 | Free |
M Nicolò Zaniolo | 🇮🇹 | Loan |

W Moussa Diaby | 🇫🇷 | £47.66m |
W Leon Bailey | 🇯🇲 | £28.80m |

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

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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GK Mark Flekken | 🇳🇱 | £11.18m |
GK Thomas Strakosha | 🇦🇱 | Free |

CB Nathan Collins | 🇮🇪 | £23.00m |
CB Ethan Pinnock | 🇯🇲 | £3.02m |
CB Charlie Goode | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | £1.00m |
CB Mathias Jattah-Njie Jørgensen | 🇩🇰 | Free |
CB Ben Mee | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Free |

RB Mads Roerslev Rasmussen | 🇩🇰 | Free |

M Frank Onyeka | 🇳🇬 | £9.00m |
M Christian Nørgaard | 🇩🇰 | £3.09m |
M Shandon Baptiste | 🇬🇩 | £2.03m |
M Yegor Yarmolyuk | 🇺🇦 | £1.29m |
M Myles Peart-Harris | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | £1.50m |
M Vitaly Janelt | 🇩🇪 | £0.54m |
M Saman Ghoddos | 🇮🇷 | Free |

W Keane Lewis-Potter | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | £16.51m |
W Mikkel Damsgaard | 🇳🇴 | £13.50m |
W Yoane Wissa | 🇨🇩 | £9.00m |
W Michael Olakigbe | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Free |

CF Neal Maupay | 🇫🇷 | Loan |

UNAVAILABLE

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Injury | 4 |
W Emiliano Buendía | 🇦🇷 | ACL
CB Tyrone Mings | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ACL
W Bertrand Traoré | 🇧🇫 | Muscular
M Youri Tielemans | 🇧🇪 | Calf

Suspension | 2 |
LB Lucas Digne | 🇫🇷 |
M Douglas Luiz | 🇧🇷 |

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 | 7 |
LB Rico Henry | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Bryan Mbeumo | 🇨🇲 |
LB Aaron Hickey | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
W Kevin Schade | 🇩🇪 |
M Josh Dasilva | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Mathias Jensen | 🇩🇰 |
CB Kristoffer Ajer | 🇳🇴 |

Suspension | 1 |
CF Ivan Toney | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

Out on Loan | 4 |
GK David Raya | 🇪🇸 |
GK Matthew Cox | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Fin Stevens | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
M Ryan Trevitt | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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 | 68%

Possession A | 32%


Shots F | 15
Shots A | 4

Shots on Target F | 5
Shots on Target A | 3

Corners F | 12
Corners A | 7

Fouls F | 6
Fouls A | 19

MATCH QUOTES

"Today is a really difficult day for us to know how we can face on Sunday against Brentford because some players they are a bit tired and some players have injuries. Tomorrow we will know how they will be for Sunday, whether they will be available or not. "It is very important to rest, all we can do is rest. Tomorrow we will prepare the match. Sunday will be a challenge for us and we are motivated. The players are ready in their mind being aware about how we can play on Sunday and the possibility to keep a good position in the table. "Tielemans and Bailey are both doubts. Olsen is out. Traore is out and we have two players suspended, Lucas Digne and Douglas Luiz. The players that played yesterday, we are going to wait for tomorrow. "I think it is normal in every team for players to be suspended and injured. ”Maybe there are more injured players than normal. "Other teams as well. We faced Tottenham with players out injured and faced Man City with a lot of players as well out and of course, it is not an excuse for them and it is not an excuse for us. "I want to be positive and support the players in our squad when the opportunity comes for them like yesterday. We had Duran, Dendoncker, Flip the goalkeeper, [against Zrinjski] try to get their performances individually. “[John McGinn] must play better and he can. ”He is playing in good performances usually, but I want more from him. "I think he could play better and he could be more consistent. Of course, I am very happy with him because of his commitment and his behaviour. He is an example for others. He is playing well, or very well maybe, but I want more! "I am analysing every match, every match we are playing. For example, he can improve the match he played at Bournemouth. That is the last match we played away. He can improve. "Being competitive, we are very demanding and myself I am demanding. We are trying to increase our demands with the players on how we can improve. We are really enjoying it, but being demanding. "We are getting to the high level we are facing. The games against City and Arsenal were tough, but even playing those matches I want to be demanding and trying to keep consistent in our way and in our demands. We are going to analyse as well how we can face the match on Sunday, improving the match we played against Bournemouth away and Nottingham Forest. "We want to improve on the match we played against Wolverhampton too as those matches, we didn’t play as we wanted and didn’t get the result we wanted. Enjoy working and enjoy being demanding. Enjoy getting the high level in our capacity facing Premier League matches. That is my objective." Unai Emery on his team pre-match. "We respect them. “We finished last season beating Brighton but Brentford were just behind us and had a chance to overtake us if we didn’t. "They are a very good team, very well coached with very good players. As a club they are improving and are very competitive. Last year they were close to us and facing us to play in Conference League. "Now they are struggling a little bit with injuries to key players. But they are competitive and will play in the same spirit tactically. "At home they are feeling strong. We are going to face them on Sunday trying to be competitive, better than we did in Bournemouth and trying to be successful." Unai Emery on the opposition. "At the end some moments, some behaviour, of us as well, I'm going to manage our behaviour and take control of it. I will analyse it with our players because it was not normal. "We were a bit excited and we needed control of ourselves. When you are reacting like that, other players and the other opponent is maybe not being in good behaviour like the match needed. "I'm going to manage everything we did that was not good and our mistakes in our behaviour. "Maybe it's not the best for football and for us but always we have very good behaviour with the referees, always respect their decisions, VAR and I will keep doing the same. "The players are reacting to circumstances from the opponent or from supporters and we are human but we have to build the team and in difficult moments we can control our mind and be under control." Unai Emery post match. “Not how the game should be played.” Brentford manager Thomas Frank. (Don’t employ Ben Mee then Thomas). "It was a bit of a feisty game, it all spurred from my celebration but that’s not down to a lack of respect for the fans. "I love the club, the players and staff, I’ve not got a bad word to say against them. But there was one person who was abusing me all game, the celebration wasn’t to anyone else but it was directed directly at him. "[Thomas Frank] asked me why I had celebrated like that, I’m still on texting terms with him but it’s because of that reason. "I feel like I’ve done so much for the club and they’ve done so much for me, football’s football and you can have a bit of banter but not when it’s personal. "If the club don’t believe me it’s up to them - but I’ve explained it to Thomas and he knows I wouldn’t do that for no reason. It agitated me and that’s what happened." Ollie Watkins shows up cuddly lovely Brentford as a myth. 'Sorry for the red card but proud to be part of this amazing team." Boubacar Kamara. “Let’s keep going," "Even when we lost in Nottingham Forest we were trying to send the same message: keep going, move on. “When we were drawing in Bournemouth it was a very good point but it was not enough to be 100 per cent comfortable. Today we won and we’re happy we completed the match winning those three points. “We are moving on because on Friday we will face Sheffield at home and it’s a new challenge. We have to try to keep consistent across 38 matches. We are in day 17 with two matches before we complete the first half of the season. We have to be consistent. “I’m very happy. It’s really very difficult to win away and a lot of things happened in 90 minutes. After the first half when we were losing, in the dressing room we were speaking about how we could improve some things we didn’t do well in the first half. “Overall, we were controlling the game, getting into their box and creating some chances. We conceded two or three chances to them and we needed to avoid it. “In the second half, we were progressively controlling the game and when they received the red card we pushed a little more. We came back and got the result, and I think we deserved it.” Unai Emery on Villa’s victory. “I want to analyse the match we played in the first and second half and how we controlled the match after the red card. "Then as well I want to analyse the circumstances that happened at the end of the match with Ollie, but I don’t know exactly what happened with him, as well Zaniolo, Duran and Martinez. "Of course, our behaviour is being fantastic, but today maybe not good. I want to explain to the players how we can react when we are under pressure in some circumstances there was provocation from them. “You are asking me about Ollie Watkins and someone told me it was because a supporter was speaking with him. Tomorrow we are going to meet speaking about the analysis of the match and one part of it is to try and understand what happened when we lost a bit of our control.” Unai Emery on the appalling Brentford behaviour of fans and players, “It is the same, but the opponent’s behaviour wasn’t very good. I am going to speak with Emi, but the most important thing was that he played very well and he did a fantastic match. "Of course, controlling different circumstances as well we had to be clever in our mind and trying to control it. “I went on the pitch to keep the players calm. I received a yellow card for it. Emi was a bit upset and I [told him to] try and keep calm.” Unai Emery on Emiliano Martínez. "We were speaking in Bournemouth because we weren’t intense like the match demanded. Today was the same. They played very intense. It is part of the game, but of course we are trying to work and reducing red cards in some circumstances. “This is the reason why I am a little bit upset about the red card for Kamara. We were playing, getting more options with one player or more to get in the box. That’s how we scored two goals and got back the result. "We competed very well today. We didn’t compete today like we did in Bournemouth. As well, we were adapting and trying to control the game with the circumstances. "They played without some key players. It was a very good opportunity for us to play against a team with the same spirit and same intensity when they are playing with other players. Before the match, I knew it was going to be very difficult to win here. I think we played respecting them and tried to impose our game plan." Unai Emery post match. “UTV 🤣 🙌🏾” Wesley, whose Villa career Ben Mee ruined on 1 January 2020.

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