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Game #5699

Aston Villa

Saturday, 6 January 2024

Won

3rd Round

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ

FA Cup

Middlesbrough

Attendance: 25,022

Riverside Stadium

Middlesbrough

0-1

Aston Villa

Assist(s): Douglas Luiz | 87โ€™ |

MATCH SUMMARY

A distinctly odd refereeing performance with even 30/70 decisions going the hosts way spoilt some excellent build up play in the first half and culminated in a booking for Leon Bailey for questioning the authenticity of the decisions from Robert Jones. It would only carry on in the second half as Villa battled 12-men throughout. There really was no other reason the tie wasnโ€™t settled earlier. Excellent performances all round except for that of a referee rarely free of controversy. Oh and the Villa make it into the fourth round of the FA Cup for the first time in nine seasons.

KEY MAN

Jacob Ramsey, outstanding everywhere across the pitch.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 6 January 2024

๐Ÿ’ฅ | 37โ€™ Referee Jones fails to spot a challenge on top of Jacob Ramseyโ€™s foot
๐ŸŸจ | 37โ€™ Booking, Ezri Konsa
๐ŸŸจ | 40โ€™ Booking, Leon Bailey, for disputing another poor decision from the officials
๐Ÿ•’ | 45โ€™+2 HT Middlesbrough 0-0 Aston Villa
๐Ÿ’ฅ | 53โ€™ Ezri Konsa hits the woodwork from a corner
๐Ÿ’ฅ | 59โ€™ Clear penalty refused as Alex Moreno is fouled in the box
๐Ÿ’ฅ | 63โ€™ More ludicrous refereeing as Leon Bailey, just outside the box, shapes to shoot and is brought down, no free kick given, immediately after, the same tackle by a Villa player? Blown up for a foul.
๐Ÿ” | 69โ€™ Sub off, Leon Bailey, Sub on, Nicolรฒ Zaniolo
๐Ÿ” | 70โ€™ Sub off, Leander Dendoncker, Sub on, Douglas Luiz
๐Ÿ” | 70โ€™ Sub off, John McGinn, Sub on, Moussa Diaby
๐Ÿ” | 70โ€™ Sub off, Jhon Durรกn, Sub on, Ollie Watkins
๐ŸŸจ | 74โ€™ Booking, Matty Cash for a bad foul
๐ŸŸจ | 80โ€™ Booking, Nicolรฒ Zaniolo for a bad foul that clearly wasnโ€™t
๐Ÿ’ฅ | 75โ€™ A blatant foul on Alex Moreno as he attacks down the left is unpunished
๐ŸŸจ | 81โ€™ Clement Lenglet booked for a non-existent foul
โšฝ | 87โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Matty Cash, Assist by Douglas Luiz
๐Ÿ•’ | 90โ€™+5 FT Middlesbrough 0-1 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Douglas Luiz makes his 180th appearance for Villa since joining in August 2019 as man in form Leon Bailey makes his 50th start for the club whilst Boubacar Kamara, returning from a 3 game suspension, makes his 50th Villa appearance.

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

Middlesbrough

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
League Champions: โŒ
FA Cup Winners: โŒ
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 2003-04

FIXTURE HISTORY

Middlesbrough

Previous 5 vs. Middlesbrough: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ
None

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 2023-24 |
Matchday | #30 |
Manager Game | #57 |
Saturday, 6 January 2024
Attendance | 25,022 |

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Unai Emery | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | Hondarribia, 2022-
Referee:ย Robert Jones | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Merseyside, 2016-
Kick off: 5.30pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 0-0
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฉ Won
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 1-0
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Unai Emery | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 57 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 35 ๐ŸŸจ | 8 ๐ŸŸฅ 14 | 1.98

Villa Career Form:

Top 4

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee:ย Robert Jones | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Merseyside, 2016- ๐Ÿ†˜
Matches Officiated: 14
๐ŸŸฉ : 5
๐ŸŸจ : 1
๐ŸŸฅ : 8
๐Ÿ†˜ : 4
๐Ÿ†˜ A totally inadquate performance from Robert Jones left Villa waiting until the last for a fair chance to win.
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฉ 26 November 2023, Villa 2-1 Spurs, Tottenham Stadium
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Middlesbrough

๐ŸŸจ

TEAM NEWS

Just eight substitutes including two kid 'keepers once again but Bouby's back baby as Unai rests four.

TEAM STATS

Squad Average Age: | 25.64 |
Starting XI Average Age: | 26.75 |
Subs Average Age: | 25.69 |
Bench Average Age: | 24.10 |

Oldest Starter: GK Emiliano Martรญnez | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท | 31.36 |
Youngest Starter: CF Jhon Durรกn | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด | 20.08 |

Oldest Squad Player: GK Emiliano Martรญnez | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท | 31.36 |
Youngest Squad Player: GK Sam Proctor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 17.05 |

Oldest Substitute: CF Ollie Watkins | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 28.04 |
Youngest Substitute: W Moussa Diaby | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | 24.52 |

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 | โšฝ |
CB Clรฉment Lenglet | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐ŸŸจ |
CB Ezri Konsa | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
LB รlex Moreno | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
M Boubacar Kamara | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
M Leander Dendoncker | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐Ÿ” |
M Jacob Ramsey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M John McGinn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
W Leon Bailey | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Jhon Durรกn | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด | ๐Ÿ” |

MANAGER

Michael Carrick | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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Middlesbrough

GK Tom Glover | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ |
CB Rav van den Berg | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
CB Matt Clarke | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Lukas Engel | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ |
LB Alex Bangura | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Dan Barlaser | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Hayden Hackney | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Sam Greenwood | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Isaiah Jones | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ” |
W Morgan Rogers | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Josh Coburn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |

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SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” | M Nicolรฒ Zaniolo | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น | ๐ŸŸจ | for W Leon Bailey | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ | 69โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | M Douglas Luiz | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐Ÿ”ฅ | for M Leander Dendoncker | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช | 70โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | CF Ollie Watkins | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for CF Jhon Durรกn | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด | 70โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | W Moussa Diaby | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | for M John McGinn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | 70โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” | M Jonathan Howson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for M Hayden Hackney | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 59โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | CF Emmanuel Latte Lath | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ | for CF Josh Coburn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 59โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | LB Hayden Coulson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for LB Alex Bangura | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | 83โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | W Alex Gilbert | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | for M Dan Barlaser | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 83โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | CB Dael Fry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for W Isaiah Jones | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 83โ€™ |

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UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Filip Marschall | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |
GK Sam Proctor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |
CB Diego Carlos | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ27.90m |
M Tim Iroegbunam | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Jamie Jones | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Matt Crooks | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M AJ Bridge | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Law McCabe | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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SQUAD STATS

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1st XI Cost: ยฃ112.15m
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: 1/11

Subs Cost: ยฃ93.38m
Team Cost: ยฃ205.53m
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: ยฃ233.43m
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 : 7/19
Homegrown: 4/19

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 |
GK Sam Proctor | 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 Clรฉment Lenglet | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | Loan |

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 Nicolรฒ Zaniolo | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น | Loan |
M Boubacar Kamara | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | Free |

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: ยฃ5.21m
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: ยฃ9.48m
Team Cost: ยฃ14.69m
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 : 9/16
Homegrown: 3/16

Matchday Squad Cost: ยฃ15.81m
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 : 13/20
Homegrown: 4/20

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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GK Tom Glover | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ | Free |
GK Jamie Jones | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |

CB Matt Clarke | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ2.24m |
CB Rav van den Berg | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | Free |
CB Dael Fry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |

LB Lukas Engel | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ | ยฃ1.51m |
LB Alex Bangura | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | ยฃ0.57m |
LB Hayden Coulson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |

M Jonathan Howson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ4.86m |
M Matt Crooks | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ1.12m |
M Dan Barlaser | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ0.89m |
M Law McCabe | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |
M Hayden Hackney | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |
M AJ Bridge | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |
M Sam Greenwood | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Loan |

W Isaiah Jones | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |
W Alex Gilbert | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | Free |
W Morgan Rogers | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |

CF Emmanuel Latte Lath | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ | ยฃ4.62m |
CF Josh Coburn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |

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
M Youri Tielemans | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช | Calf
GK Robin Olsen | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช |
LB Lucas Digne | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | Thigh
CB Pau Torres | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |

International Duty | 1 |
W Bertrand Traorรฉ | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ซ |

Out On Loan | 5 |
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 Philippe Coutinho | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | Al-Duhail

UNAVAILABLE

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Not Recorded

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

๐Ÿ”ด M Leander Dendoncker | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช | 2022-24 | ๐Ÿ•’ 35 | 13 (22) | โšฝ 1 | ๐Ÿ”ฅ 0 | ๐Ÿ‡บ 19 | #982 |

MATCH STATS

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

Shots F | 12
Shots A | 5

Shots on Target F | 6
Shots on Target A | 1

Corners F | 12
Corners A | 5

Fouls F | 13
Fouls A | 10

MATCH QUOTES

"We are here trying to build a new way with Aston Villa and with the players we have now here. We are going to try to do one way in this competition. It is a very prestigious competition here in England and I think we have to be focused to build and create a strong structure in this way as well with the players we have. First, we have to think about doing something important and being a contender at the end to play in the next round. "I was watching how many times Villa won this FA Cup and it hasn't been for a long time. They played the final against Arsenal nearly ten years ago and it is a good memory for us and we want to try to take this way. "When we were speaking about the respect for this competition, it is not really showing it with the starting XI players, it is showing it how we prepare for the match in the meetings and how we prepare trying to be focused and play tomorrow 100 per cent concentrated everything we will want to do in the game. "Then, I am going to respect them and doing this way, as well playing maybe with different players in the last match, or maybe the same players, but I want to get the performances thinking to play getting our best level. "We have to respect Middlesbrough and we have to respect that we are playing away and they will be excited. They are playing well and their structure is really good. After analysing them, they are good with the ball and they are a good team. Individually they have good players and have important injured players. "They are going to play in the semi-final of the Carabao Cup against Chelsea, but we must respect the opponent. Playing away, playing with their wishes to do something against us. "We are in a top position in the Premier League and for them it will be a special match and they will try to show their best qualities and for the coaches it is good to show their tactical work they are doing. I appreciate them and respect them. We need to be competitive away and tactically we are trying to feel stronger. Tomorrow is a very good opportunity and of course, we are going to try to be successful. "Last year was very, very different because we had other circumstances and we had in the squad different circumstances with some players. We decided more to let some players leave than sign players. This year is not the same because we have some players who are injured and we are playing in the Europa Conference League. "I am thinking not a lot about it because maybe one or two players could leave, maybe but it's not clear. If we are trying to get someone it is really because we are very convinced he is going to increase our level in the squad. It is not very clear in the January window to get it. "I don't like to speak about rotation. We want to try to give them chances and opportunities that they have qualities. Every player is working in the same structure tactically, offensively and defensively with the mentality we want to build. "Every player they are ready to play, sometimes more than less, but tomorrow I have the same idea in my mind; to play with the starting XI and with the players on the bench in our strong structure. "I am not now deciding for tomorrow the starting XI because I want to know something more during the day, today and tomorrow morning. We are going to meet with the team tomorrow morning and I will tell them the idea. โ€œThere was different circumstances last year and the moment was different as we tried to escape from the bottom of the table, trying to build a team with different players and we lost because we were in a different moment. Stevenage was a very bad memory and reminder for me, so tomorrow I am going to try to do a different step forward in this competition. "Always we have to be demanding when we are playing for every match we face, but it is a way for a trophy. It is a way for prestige for us and for the club, for every supporter and coach. "Keep being consistent and demanding. We have to remember everything tactically more or less - how we want to defend and build our structure with more possession and how keep consistent mentality and adapt to opponent and be respectful of them. Football is very difficult, you can't get it right every day - we must rest and build our structure." Unai Emery, pre-match. "We created not very clear chances, but in the second half we created very good chances and they had some good attacks. "We were keeping in our mind the game plan and our passions. At the end we won and more or less I think we deserved it. "The mentality you have to be there everyday and you have to get experiences and see what we are facing. "We were keeping in our mind the game plan and until the last minute we were trying to be very positive in our area and at the end we won. It was fantastic. "We were remembering before the match the past few years where we have not qualified past the third round, but today we played seriously for 90 minutes with a game plan and we controlled the game a lot. "They had very good players trying to combine, play with possession and trying to get in behind. "We have to go into each match and get the best result. The first target is to be consistent through the Premier League and then to try to be consistent in the Conference League and the FA Cup. But, of course, we have to be consistent and we have to face each competition and improve." Unai Emery. "I have worked on it in training outside the box to finish, we have worked on having three around the edge and my instinct was to shoot. "We work really hard on them and credit to Austin [MacPhee]. Boro are a tough team and have a top manager, they are doing well in the Championship and the main priority for us was to get the win. "In the first half we found some good spaces on the left and the game plan was to continue that. It took some time, but we finally got there. "The manager had made it clear in the hotel that we had not done well in this competition. It is nice to finally do that tonight [progress past third round]. "The manager is so good at that and whatever competition we are in we go out and do our best to get the result. In Europe we are doing well and the league and tonight as well. "He has improved me a lot and we have a full-back coach as well. In recent weeks I have struggled with my calf but hopefully I can go on and kick on." Matty Cash "We knew it wasn't going to be easy. Middlesbrough are a good team. We had to come here and be defensively strong and we did that today. "There were moments they put us under pressure but we defended well and got the win. "Since I've been here, we haven't gone beyond the third round before. It has been tough. "At the end, all I could think about was getting the win." Ezri Konsa.

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