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Game #5696

Aston Villa

12-3-3, 39 PTS

Friday, 22 December 2023

Drew

1st= (+1)

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ

Premier League

Sheffield United

Attendance: 41,651

Villa Park

2-3-13, 9 PTS

Aston Villa

1-1

Sheffield United

Assist(s): Douglas Luiz | 90'+7 |

MATCH SUMMARY

The 15 game winning run is over. More shocking VAR but no matter joint top in the Premier League will do as a Christmas present. But the even better things? Fighting back with a never say die attitude yet again. And basking in the Villa hate.... nothing tells you are at the top like the vitriol you receive. Forza Villa. Beautiful. Would you swap your league placing for ours? UTV.

KEY MAN

Nicolรฒ Zaniolo, if your loan players are this committed, what does that say about you, Servitore leale.

Well done to Cam Archer too - you'll be back home soon kid, just keep the faith.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Friday, 22 December 2023

๐Ÿ’ฅ | 11โ€™ Ollie Watkins pushed to the ground in the box by Vinicius Souza, Referee Taylor denies penalty
๐ŸŽฅ | 12โ€™ VAR rules no penalty as the error, although admitted, was not โ€œclear and obviousโ€. Yep really.
๐ŸŽฅ | 14โ€™ VAR rules a handball in the box by a Sheffield United player is not a penalty
๐Ÿ’ฅ | 19โ€™ Handball in the area by a Sheffield United player, no VAR review
๐Ÿ•’ | 45โ€™+3 HT Aston Villa 0-0 Sheffield United
๐ŸŸจ | 49โ€™ Booking, Leon Bailey for a bad foul
โšฝ | 59โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Leon Bailey
๐ŸŽฅ | 62โ€™ VAR disallows goal after a 3 minute review for foul on the goalkeeper. โ€œAlthough not immediately clear, replays showed Ramsey had held Foderingham's arm at the set piece.โ€ Clear and obvious?
๐Ÿ’ฅ | 72โ€™ Another Handball in the area by a Sheffield United player
๐ŸŽฅ | 72โ€™ VAR again rules a handball in the box by a Sheffield United player is not a penalty
๐Ÿ” | 74โ€™ Sub off, Lucas Digne, Sub on, รlex Moreno
๐Ÿ” | 74โ€™ Sub off, Moussa Diaby, Sub on, Jhon Durรกn
๐Ÿ” | 81โ€™ Sub off, Leon Bailey, Sub on, Nicolรฒ Zaniolo
๐ŸŽฅ | 86โ€™ VAR review for a red card offence for a Jhon Durรกn that did not even constitute a foul.
๐Ÿฅ… | 87โ€™ Goal, 0-1, (Sheffield United), Cameron Archer
๐ŸŸจ | 90โ€™+5 Booking, Nicolรฒ Zaniolo, Arguing with the referee for what was a terrible performance from the officials
โšฝ | 90โ€™+7 Goal, 1-1, Nicolรฒ Zaniolo, Assist by Douglas Luiz
๐ŸŸจ | 90โ€™+10 Booking, Matty Cash for a bad foul
๐Ÿ•’ | 90โ€™+11 HT Aston Villa 1-1 Sheffield United

ON THIS DAY

Villa go joint top of the Premier League, of course we could have been clear at the top but, hey, who's quibbling.

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

Sheffield United

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
League Champions: ๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: โŒ
Last Trophy: 1924โ€“25

FIXTURE HISTORY

Sheffield United

Previous 5 vs. Sheffield United: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 2023-24 |
Matchday | #27 |
League Game | #18 |
Manager Game | #54 |
Friday, 22 December 2023
Attendance | 41,651 |

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Unai Emery | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | Hondarribia, 2022-
Referee:ย Anthony Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Wythenshaw, 2006-
Kick off: 8.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 0-0
FT Result: ๐ŸŸจ Drew
FT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 1-1
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Unai Emery | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 54 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 33 ๐ŸŸจ | 8 ๐ŸŸฅ 13 | 1.98

Villa Career Form:

Top 4

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee:ย Anthony Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Wythenshaw, 2006- ๐Ÿ†˜
Matches Officiated: 30
๐ŸŸฉ : 13
๐ŸŸจ : 6
๐ŸŸฅ : 11
๐Ÿ†˜ : 5
๐Ÿ†˜ A surprisingly poor performance from a normally balanced referee, total submission to VAR whilst failing to officiate over the opposition's manhandling tactics. Poor stuff.
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฉ 20 August 2023, Villa 4-0 Everton, Villa Park
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ
Assistants:ย Gary Beswick, Adam Nunn.
Fourth official: Darren Bond.
VAR: John Brooks
Assistant VAR: Ian Hussin.

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Sheffield United

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

TEAM NEWS

Douglas Luiz and Lucas Digne return from suspension but Boubacar is ruled out for the first of three games following the War of West London. Pau Torres and Youri Tielemans are ruled out too. Clรฉment Lenglet makes his first start for Villa.

TEAM STATS

Squad Average Age: | 26.23 |
Starting XI Average Age: | 27.20 |
Subs Average Age: | 24.98 |
Bench Average Age: | 25.05 |

Oldest Starter: GK Emiliano Martรญnez | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท | 31.32 |
Youngest Starter: M Jacob Ramsey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 22.58 |

Oldest Squad Player: GK Emiliano Martรญnez | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท | 31.32 |
Youngest Squad Player: CF Jhon Durรกn | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด | 20.03 |

Oldest Substitute: LB รlex Moreno | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | 30.40 |
Youngest Substitute: CF Jhon Durรกn | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด | 20.03 |

MANAGER

Unai Emery | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |

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Aston Villa

GK Emiliano Martรญnez | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท |
RB Matty Cash | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ | ๐ŸŸจ |
CB Ezri Konsa | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Clรฉment Lenglet | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
LB Lucas Digne | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐Ÿ” |
M John McGinn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
M Douglas Luiz | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
M Jacob Ramsey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Leon Bailey | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ” |
W Moussa Diaby | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Ollie Watkins | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

MANAGER

Chris Wilder | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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Sheffield United

GK Wes Foderingham | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Jack Robinson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Yasser Larouci | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ” |
CB Auston Trusty | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | ๐ŸŸจ |
RB George Baldock | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ท |
RB Jayden Bogle | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Vini Souza | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท |
M Oliver Norwood | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |
M Anis Slimane | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Andre Brooks | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Cameron Archer (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ” |

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SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” | LB รlex Moreno | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | for LB Lucas Digne | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | 74โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | CF Jhon Durรกn | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด | ๐ŸŸจ | for W Moussa Diaby | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | 74โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | M Nicolรฒ Zaniolo | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น | โšฝ | for W Leon Bailey | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ | 81โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” | LB Max Lowe | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for LB Yasser Larouci | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | 58โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | M Gustavo Hamer | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | for M Andre Brooks | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 58โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | M James McAtee | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for M Anis Slimane | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ | 76โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | CF Oliver McBurnie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | for CF Cameron Archer (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 90โ€™+1 |

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UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Filip Marschall | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Calum Chambers | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Diego Carlos | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท |
M Leander Dendoncker | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Tim Iroegbunam | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Tommi O'Reilly | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Adam Davies | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
LB Luke Thomas | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M John Fleck | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
M Ben Osborn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Bรฉnie Traorรฉ | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ |

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SQUAD STATS

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1st XI Cost: ยฃ193.78m
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: 1/11

Subs Cost: ยฃ25.87m
Team Cost: ยฃ219.65m
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: 1/14

Matchday Squad Cost: ยฃ260.43m
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 : 8/20
Homegrown: 3/20

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 : 16/35
Homegrown: 10/35

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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

CB Diego Carlos | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ27.90m |
CB Ezri Konsa | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ11.97m |
CB Calum Chambers | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |
CB Clรฉment Lenglet | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | Loan |

LB Lucas Digne | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ27.00m |
RB Matty Cash | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ 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 Tim Iroegbunam | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |
M Tommi O'Reilly | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |
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

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1st XI Cost: ยฃ39.66m
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 : 6/11
Homegrown: 1/11

Subs Cost: ยฃ37.04m
Team Cost: ยฃ76.70m
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 : 9/15
Homegrown: 1/15

Matchday Squad Cost: ยฃ84.31m
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 : 14/20
Homegrown: 1/20

Total Squad Cost: ยฃ116.13m
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 : 18/31
Homegrown: 4/31

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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GK Adam Davies | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | ยฃ0.26m |
GK Wes Foderingham | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |

CB Auston Trusty | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | ยฃ5.00m |

RB Jayden Bogle | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ3.31m |
LB Max Lowe | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ3.31m |
RB George Baldock | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ0.64m |
LB Jack Robinson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |
LB Yasser Larouci | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | Loan |
LB Luke Thomas | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Loan |

M Gustavo Hamer | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | ยฃ17.30m |
M Vini Souza | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ10.33m |
M Ben Osborn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ3.35m |
M Oliver Norwood | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | ยฃ1.89m |
M Andre Brooks | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |
M Anis Slimane | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ | Free |
M John Fleck | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | Free |
M James McAtee | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Loan |

CF Cameron Archer (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ18.49m |
CF Oliver McBurnie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ยฃ16.43m |
CF Bรฉnie Traorรฉ | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ | ยฃ4.00m |

UNAVAILABLE

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Injury | 6 |
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
M Youri Tielemans | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช | Calf
CB Pau Torres | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | Ankle
GK Robin Olsen | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช |

Suspension | 1 |
M Boubacar Kamara | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |

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

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Injury | 6 |
CB Chris Basham | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Rhys Norrington-Davies | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
CB John Egan | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Tom Davies | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Daniel Jebbison | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ |
CF Rhian Brewster | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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 | 78%โ€จ
Possession A | 22%โ€จ

Shots F | 11
Shots A | 5

Shots on Target F | 4
Shots on Target A | 2

Corners F | 9
Corners A | 1

Fouls F | 11
Fouls A | 16

MATCH QUOTES

"We weren't at our free-flowing best that's for sure. Sheffield United were better at their plan than we were tonight. "We didn't create enough chances and certainly need to improve if teams play like this against us again. "We're joint-top of the league at the moment. Yes we're disappointed not to go outright top but we need to put it into perspective. We've been on a superb run at home and it was bound to come to an end at some point. "It shows the mentality shift that this feels like a defeat. We wanted to win, even at the end we put the pressure on." "I think it's a wee bit harsh [the incorrectly VAR disallowed goal]. Goalkeepers are protected and I'm not sure what the rules are on phases of play. That's one for the referees. "Things go for you and against you. The last time we played Sheffield United here the goalie carried the ball over the line." John McGinn shows his class on and off the pitch as only a Villa boy can do. "Today was a very important match. We had to win, but I'm happy with my first goal in the Premier League, but I prefer three points. "When I come on the pitch, the team needed a goal. After I scored, it was a little bit better. "VAR is part of the game. Sometimes it is good, sometimes it is not good. Today we have to win the match not with VAR. "Villa Park is a difficult place to play. Sheffield is a good team and it was a good team. It was a hard match and we wanted three points." Nicolรฒ Zaniolo. *I watched a good game, of course two teams trying to play. But it was not dramatic and with incident. "We have been on a run and we know things can change and today it did, but I am very happy with the players. I have to accept the draw and I am very, very happy. "Yes we deserved more than one point. We controlled the game in the first half like we were preparing. They were defending really well. But in 90 minutes we only lost control after VAR refused our goal. We were absent for the minutes afterwards and conceded." "It was not the correct decision but I always accept the VAR. "I think today VAR was too much. Not necessary to review as much as they reviewed. And for the goal it was a second action. We recovered the ball and then we score. It was not necessary to review this. "For me I accept VAR, but it's not necessary always. *I am very happy and very proud of the players. It was very difficult to keep our winning record. They defended really well. "We played well for the first 70 minutes and after they refused our goal we were upset and we lost control. They scored their goal and in the end we drew, it was fantastic to get a draw today. "I accept VAR always. But only today I think it was too much. It was not necessary to review two or three times in the first half. And the goal, it was not necessary. Normally we can accept this goal. "We are disappointed with the result today but we are accepting it. We have to focus for the next match against Manchester United, it will be incredible." Unai Emery, illustrates his class once again. "We work hard on the training pitch. We came here to win and we're disappointed." Cameron Archer drinks the Kool-Aid.

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