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Game #5698

Aston Villa

13-3-4, 42 PTS

Won

1st= (+2)

Saturday, 30 December 2023

Last 5: 🟨 🟩 🟨 🟥 🟩

Premier League

Burnley

Villa Park

3-2-15, 11 PTS

Attendance: 41,613

Aston Villa

3-2

Burnley

Assist(s): Ollie Watkins | 28’ | 42’ |

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa come through a real test, largely of their own making, a poor Burnley team with a single outlet ball used it to great effect and combined with the challenge of dealing with the worst referee on the circuit meant it was anything but the performance expected. But bouncing back is key and wins in the winter months when form falters is an art…. Joint top of the Premier League in the final game of 2023. Even the most miserable fan would take that.

KEY MAN

Leon Bailey, when he plays he plays.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 30 December 2023

🟨 | 18’ Booking, Ezri Konsa for disputing referee Attwell’s failure to award a corner where the last touch was a Burnley player
⚽ | 28’ Goal, 1-0, Leon Bailey, Assist by Ollie Watkins
🥅 | 30’ Goal, 1-1, (Burnley), Zeki Amdouni
🥅 | 37’ Goal, 1-2, (Burnley), Lyle Foster
🎥 | 38’ VAR disallows Burnley goal for offside
⚽ | 42’ Goal, 2-1, Moussa Diaby, Assist by Ollie Watkins
🎥 | 45’ VAR confirms Moussa Diaby’s goal after a three minute wait
🕒 | 45’+8 HT Aston Villa 2-1 Burnley
🟥 | 56’ Sending off, (Burnley), Sander Berge for a second yellow card, tug back
🔁 | 62’ Sub off, Clément Lenglet, Sub on, Pau Torres
🥅 | 71’ Goal, 2-2, (Burnley), Lyle Foster
🔁 | 82’ Sub off, Moussa Diaby, Sub on, Jhon Durán
💥 | 86’ Penalty awarded for a foul by Aaron Ramsey in the box
🟨 | 88’ Booking, Jacob Ramsey
🎥 | 89’ Three minutes later the penalty has still not been taken
⚽ | 89’ Goal, 3-2, Douglas Luiz, pen
🔁 | 90’+3 Sub off, Leon Bailey, Sub on, Leander Dendoncker
🟨 | 90’+6 Booking, Emiliano Martínez
🟨 | 90’+8 Booking, John McGinn for a bad foul
🕒 | 90’+11 FT Aston Villa 3-2 Burnley

ON THIS DAY

Leon Bailey scores his 15th goal on his 80th appearance for the club since joining under Dean Smith in 2021. Meanwhile, Villa do the league double over Burnley for the first time since 1925-26.

In beating Burnley Villa chalked up their 26th Premier League victory in 2023 - the most they have ever achieved in the competition in a single calendar year. Villa also set a new club record of 32 League and Cup wins in a calendar year, and in so doing even eclipsed the phenomenal 1977 run under Ron Saunders.

Aston Villa

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

Burnley

European Cup / Champions League: ❌
League Champions: 🏆🏆
FA Cup Winners: 🏆
League Cup Winners: ❌
Last Trophy: 1959-60

FIXTURE HISTORY

Burnley

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PREVIOUS MATCH

🟩 27 August 2023, Villa 3-1 Burnley, Turf Moor

NEXT MATCH

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FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 2023-24 |
Matchday | #29 |
League Game | #20 |
Manager Game | #56 |
Saturday, 30 December 2023
Attendance | 41,613 |

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Unai Emery | 🇪🇸 | Hondarribia, 2022-
Referee: Stuart Attwell | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Nuneaton, 2007-
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟩 2-1
FT Result: 🟩 Won
FT Score: 🟩 3-2
Last 5: 🟨 🟩 🟨 🟥 🟩

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Unai Emery | 🇪🇸 |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

🕒 56 | 🟩 | 34 🟨 | 8 🟥 14 | 1.96

Villa Career Form:

Top 4

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Stuart Attwell | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Nuneaton, 2007- 🆘
Matches Officiated: 16
🟩 : 9
🟨 : 4
🟥 : 3
🆘 : 2
🆘 The curious case of Attwell, it's not that he makes decisions against Villa - other teams seem to fare far worse - it's his complete inability to run a game with any sense, over-reaction and under-reaction in equal measure, interminable delays to decisions, he's just a very, very bad referee that consistently leaves all sides frustrated.
Previous 5: 🟩 🟥 🟥 🟨 🟥
Last Match: 🟥 6 May 2023, Villa 0-1 Wolves, Molineux
Cards: 🟥 🟨 🟨 🟨 🟨 🟨 🟨 🟨
Assistants: James Mainwaring, Nick Hopton.
Fourth official: Tony Harrington.
VAR: Peter Bankes.
Assistant VAR: Eddie Smart.

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

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Burnley

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TEAM NEWS

With Boubacar Kamara still suspended it's more concerns as Matty Cash is ruled out for a return through illness, Lucas Digne is the latest injury casualty and Pau Torres still isn't right following his injury, Clément Lenglet keeps his place but the bench features just eight players, to of whom are youth team goalkeepers. It really is a miracle are achieving such heights with such sparse resource.

TEAM STATS

Squad Average Age: | 25.90 |
Starting XI Average Age: | 27.61 |
Subs Average Age: | 25.25 |
Bench Average Age: | 23.55 |

Oldest Starter: GK Emiliano Martínez | 🇦🇷 | 31.35 |
Youngest Starter: M Jacob Ramsey | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 22.61 |

Oldest Squad Player: GK Emiliano Martínez | 🇦🇷 | 31.35 |
Youngest Squad Player: GK Sam Proctor | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 17.04 |

Oldest Substitute: M Leander Dendoncker | 🇧🇪 | 28.73 |
Youngest Substitute: CF Jhon Durán | 🇨🇴 | 20.06 |

MANAGER

Unai Emery | 🇪🇸 |

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Aston Villa

GK Emiliano Martínez | 🇦🇷 | 🟨 |
CB Diego Carlos | 🇧🇷 |
CB Ezri Konsa | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🟨 |
CB Clément Lenglet | 🇫🇷 | 🔁 |
LB Álex Moreno | 🇪🇸 |
M John McGinn | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | 🟨 |
M Douglas Luiz | 🇧🇷 |
M Jacob Ramsey | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🟨 |
W Leon Bailey | 🇯🇲 | ⚽ | 🔁 |
W Moussa Diaby | 🇫🇷 | ⚽ | 🔁 |
CF Ollie Watkins | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔥 | 🔥 |

MANAGER

Vincent Kompany | 🇧🇪 |

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Burnley

GK James Trafford | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Vitinho | 🇧🇷 |
CB Jordan Beyer | 🇩🇪 | 🔁 |
CB Dara O’Shea | 🇮🇪 |
LB Charlie Taylor | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🟨 |
M Sander Berge | 🇳🇴 | 🟨 | 🟨 | 🟥 |
M Josh Brownhill | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Jóhann Berg Gudmundsson | 🇮🇸 | 🔁 |
W Wilson Odobert | 🇫🇷 | 🔁 |
CF Zeki Amdouni |🇨🇭| ⚽ | 🔁 |
CF Lyle Foster | 🇿🇦 | ⚽ |

SUBSTITUTES

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🔁 | CB Pau Torres | 🇪🇸 | for CB Clément Lenglet | 🇫🇷 | 62’ |
🔁 | CF Jhon Durán | 🇨🇴 | for W Moussa Diaby | 🇫🇷 | 82’ |
🔁 | M Leander Dendoncker | 🇧🇪 | for W Leon Bailey | 🇯🇲 | 90’+3 |

SUBSTITUTES

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🔁 | CB Hannes Delcroix | 🇧🇪 | for CB Jordan Beyer | 🇩🇪 | 17’ |
🔁 | M Aaron Ramsey (ex) | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | for CF Zeki Amdouni |🇨🇭| 59’ |
🔁 | RB Connor Roberts | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 | for W Jóhann Berg Gudmundsson | 🇮🇸 | 74’ |
🔁 | W Mike Trésor | 🇧🇪 | for W Wilson Odobert | 🇫🇷 | 74’ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Filip Marschall | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
GK Sam Proctor | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Calum Chambers | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Nicolò Zaniolo | 🇮🇹 |
M Tim Iroegbunam | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Arijanet Muric | 🇽🇰 |
W Nathan Redmond | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Jacob Bruun Larsen | 🇩🇰 |
CF Michael Obafemi | 🇮🇪 |
CF Jay Rodríguez | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

SQUAD STATS

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1st XI Cost: £192.09m
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 4/11
Homegrown: 1/11

Subs Cost: £55.76m
Team Cost: £247.85m
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 4/14
Homegrown: 1/14

Matchday Squad Cost: £247.85m
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 8/19
Homegrown: 4/19

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

SQUAD STATS

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1st XI Cost: £94.59m
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 3/11
Homegrown: ⭕/11

Subs Cost: £19.10m
Team Cost: £113.69m
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 5/15
Homegrown: ⭕/15

Matchday Squad Cost: £124.87m
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 7/20
Homegrown: ⭕/20

Total Squad Cost: £176.68m
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 11/35
Homegrown: 1/35

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 |

LB Álex Moreno | 🇪🇸 | £11.59m |

M Douglas Luiz | 🇧🇷 | £15.12m |
M Leander Dendoncker | 🇧🇪 | £12.88m |
M John McGinn | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | £2.79m |
M Jacob Ramsey | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Youth |
M Tim Iroegbunam | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Youth |
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 James Trafford | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | £15.00m |
GK Arijanet Muric | 🇽🇰 | £2.58m |

CB Jordan Beyer | 🇩🇪 | £12.88m |
CB Dara O’Shea | 🇮🇪 | £6.69m |
CB Hannes Delcroix | 🇧🇪 | £2.56m |

RB Connor Roberts | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 | £2.49m |
RB Vitinho | 🇧🇷 | £0.86m |
LB Charlie Taylor | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Free |

M Aaron Ramsey (ex) | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | £14.05m |
M Sander Berge | 🇳🇴 | £12.01m |
M Josh Brownhill | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | £8.60m |

W Wilson Odobert | 🇫🇷 | £10.39m |
W Jóhann Berg Gudmundsson | 🇮🇸 | £2.58m |
W Nathan Redmond | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Free |
W Mike Trésor | 🇧🇪 | Loan |
W Jacob Bruun Larsen | 🇩🇰 | Loan |

CF Zeki Amdouni |🇨🇭| £16.12m
CF Lyle Foster | 🇿🇦 | £9.46m |
CF Jay Rodríguez | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | £8.60m |
CF Michael Obafemi | 🇮🇪 | Free |

UNAVAILABLE

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Injury | 7 |
W Emiliano Buendía | 🇦🇷 | ACL
CB Tyrone Mings | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ACL
W Bertrand Traoré | 🇧🇫 | Muscular
M Youri Tielemans | 🇧🇪 | Calf
GK Robin Olsen | 🇸🇪 |
LB Lucas Digne | 🇫🇷 | Thigh
RB Matty Cash | 🇵🇱 | Illness

Suspension | 1 |
M Boubacar Kamara | 🇫🇷 |

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 | 3 |
W Luca Koleosho | 🇮🇹 |
CB Hjalmar Ekdal | 🇸🇪 |
M Jack Cork | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

Out on Loan | 4 |
M Scott Twine | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Samuel Bastien | 🇨🇩 |
W Dara Costelloe | 🇮🇪 |
CF Wout Weghorst | 🇳🇱 |

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 | 65%

Possession A | 35%


Shots F | 19
Shots A | 9

Shots on Target F | 7
Shots on Target A | 5

Corners F | 6
Corners A | 2

Fouls F | 9
Fouls A | 14

MATCH QUOTES

”I just tried to score. It is hard because at that moment the result is 2-2. "The last three games we don't play so well. It is halfway through the season, the players are tired, we lost three or four players to injury. It is difficult but we need to keep going." "We are in the big club, we deserve it. We work every day so hard. We are so happy to stay in first position. Everyone is so happy, we need to enjoy the moment." Douglas Luiz. "It was very important after our last two matches without points like we want. "It was very important to be here with our supporters. We did very good work, we struggled in some moments. I respect Burnley a lot because they are doing a lot of good work. "The goals, VAR and the red card in the second half. They were close to getting something and we had to push until the last minute but we carried on doing our idea and in the end we got the penalty. Winning in the last moment with some emotion, sometimes it is important. "It is very difficult, we are very happy we are being competitive and at home we feel very strong with our support. Every match is difficult, the Premier League is the most difficult league in the world. "We have to understand the realities we have with players. We can work hard to achieve our dreams and objectives. "When I arrived here the message was to get better, get better and play in Europe, being a contender for the top seven. We are not contenders for the top seven or the top four in the Premier League because there are other teams before us. [But] maybe we have an opportunity to get it. "I am trying to be optimistic, but after the draw with Sheffield, less. After the loss at Manchester United, less. Today we won, so I have more [optimism]. I am trying to face each match we are playing and now after some rest we will focus on the match in Middlesborough and the match in Everton. "Of course, the next match we play at home is Newcastle. I have my focus and my plan in my mind. My plan is to go to Everton and try to get to 45 points.” Unai Emery.

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