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Game #5712

Aston Villa

17-5-7, 56 PTS

Sunday, 17 March 2024

Drew

4th (-)

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ

Premier League

Attendance: 62,461

West Ham United

London Stadium

12-8-9, 44 PTS

Villa dominate possession without scoring, West Ham canโ€™t get the ball but score. An early econd half VAR review prevents Villa going two behind to a hand ball โ€˜goalโ€™ before total domination and a siege on the West Ham goal follows. Villa make the breakthrough despite the hammers 11 man defence before right at the death VAR takes a ridiculously long time to rule out another handball โ€˜goalโ€™. Villa desperately need to find the solution to these teams who put up defensive walls, they should have been out of sight by 90'.

As an aside, if the referee had done what referees did from time immermorial... in other words gave an on-field decision... then what were plain and simple hand ball goals would never have been mentioned. But football fans, VAR and the media as it is today make a meal of everything. VAR is rubbish, we all know that, but it shouldn't even have needed to be used if the official in the middle was in control.

Postscript: Not to get involved in their nonsense, but the embarrassing crowing of Spurs after their victory over Villa "game in hand, better goal difference"... a week later, a resounding victory over one of Europe's giants for Villa, and a three point, better goal difference gap to the mighty Tottenham.

Spurs... there's a long way to go... always better to keep quiet... don't get too high... don't get too low... if you knew your club better you'd have learnt that already.

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West Ham United

1-1

Aston Villa

Assist(s): Moussa Diaby | 79' |

KEY MAN

Matty Cash, point saving block as miraculously West Ham were still in the game.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Sunday, 17 March 2024

๐Ÿฅ… | 29โ€™ Goal, 0-1, (West Ham United), Michail Antonio
๐Ÿ•’ | 45โ€™+4 HT West Ham United 1-0 Aston Villa
๐Ÿ” | 46โ€™ Sub off, Clรฉment Lenglet, Sub on, Matty Cash
๐Ÿ” | 46โ€™ Sub off, Jhon Durรกn, Sub on, Moussa Diaby
๐Ÿฅ… | 47โ€™ Goal, 0-2, (West Ham United), Michail Antonio
๐ŸŽฅ | 48โ€™ VAR Review, Goal disallowed for handball
๐Ÿ” | 63โ€™ Sub off, รlex Moreno, Sub on, Lucas Digne
๐Ÿ” | 63โ€™ Sub off, Morgan Rogers, Sub on, Nicolรฒ Zaniolo
๐ŸŸจ | 70โ€™ Booking, Youri Tielemans for a bad foul
โšฝ | 79โ€™ Goal, 1-1, Nicolรฒ Zaniolo, Assist by Moussa Diaby
๐ŸŸจ | 83โ€™ Booking, Nicolรฒ Zaniolo
๐ŸŸจ | 86โ€™ Booking, Douglas Luiz
๐Ÿฅ… | 90โ€™+6 Goal, 1-2, (West Ham United), Tomas Soucek
๐ŸŽฅ | 90โ€™+6 VAR Review for handball
๐ŸŽฅ | 90โ€™+10 Goal disallowed
๐Ÿ•’ | 90โ€™+14 FT West Ham United 1-1 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Unai Emery leads Villa for the 70th occasion since taking over in November 2022 to already become the 8th longest serving manager in the Premier League era and the second longest serving manager since 2014.

Meanwhile Ezri Konsa makes his 175th appearance since joining under Dean Smith in July 2019.

Emiliano Martรญnez makes his 150th appearance since joining under Dean Smith in September 2020. Emi had made just 97 appearances in his entire career across 7 clubs before finding his home at Villa.

Leon Bailey makes his 60th start since joining under Dean Smith in August 2021.

Lucas Digne makes his 80th appearance for the club since arriving from Everton in January 2022.

Moussa Diaby makes his 40th appearance of the season and his Villa career since joining under Unai Emery in July 2023. Diaby celebrates with his 13th goal involvement to become Villaโ€™s fourth most productive player of 2023-24 after Ollie Watkins (32), Leon Bailey (22) and Douglas Luiz (20).

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

West Ham United

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
UEFA Cup Winners Cup: ๐Ÿ†
UEFA Conference League: ๐Ÿ†
League Champions: โŒ
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: โŒ
Last Trophy: 2022-23

FIXTURE HISTORY

West Ham United

Previous 5 vs. West Ham: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ
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FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 2023-24 |
Matchday | #43 |
League Game | #29 |
Manager Game | #70 |
Sunday, 17 March 2024
Attendance | 62,461 |

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Unai Emery | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | Hondarribia, 2022-
Referee:ย Jarred Gillett | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ | Queensland, 2019- ๐Ÿ†˜
Kick off: 2.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 0-1
FT Result: ๐ŸŸจ Drew
FT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 1-1
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Unai Emery | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 70 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 40 ๐ŸŸจ | 12 ๐ŸŸฅ 18 | 1.89

Career Form:

Top 4

Unai Emery | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee:ย Jarred Gillett | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ | Queensland, 2019-
๐Ÿ†˜ Strange, awarded two goals to the opposition, both clearly hand ball on first viewing and then relies on VAR to correct his mistakes. He could and should have been able to make the correct decisions on field.
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฉ 9 December 2023, Villa 1-0 Arsenal, Villa Park
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ
Assistants: Darren Cann, Akil Howson.
Fourth official: Sam Allison.
VAR: Tony Harrington.
Assistant VAR: Nick Greenhalgh.

Jarred Gillett

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

West Ham United

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

TEAM NEWS

With John McGinn suspended after the furore of a fat cockney shouting about a tackle, Unai Emery shuffles the pack in an attacking line up for the usually fruitless visit to the London Stadium. Jhon Durรกn joins Ollie Watkins up front as Morgan Rogers is given a first League start.

TEAM STATS

Squad Average Age: 26.86
Starting XI Average Age: 26.74
Subs Average Age: 26.69
Bench Average Age: 27.00

Oldest Starter: GK Emiliano Martรญnez | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท | 31.56 |
Youngest Starter: CF Jhon Durรกn | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด | 20.27 |

Oldest Squad Player: GK Robin Olsen | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช | 33.65 |
Youngest Squad Player: CF Jhon Durรกn | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด | 20.27 |

Oldest Substitute: LB Lucas Digne | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | 30.68 |
Youngest Substitute: W Moussa Diaby | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | 24.71 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

Unai Emery | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |

David Moyes | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |

Aston Villa

GK Emiliano Martรญnez | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท |
CB Ezri Konsa | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Pau Torres | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
CB Clรฉment Lenglet | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐Ÿ” |
LB รlex Moreno | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Youri Tielemans | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Douglas Luiz | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Morgan Rogers | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
W Leon Bailey | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ |
CF Ollie Watkins | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Jhon Durรกn | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด | ๐Ÿ” |

West Ham United

GK Alphonse Areola | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
RB Vladimir Coufal | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ |
CB Konstantinos Mavropanos | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐ŸŸจ |
CB Kurt Zouma | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
LB Emerson | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น | ๐Ÿ” |
M Edson รlvarez | ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Tomas Soucek | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ |
M Lucas Paquetรก | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐Ÿ” |
M Mohammed Kudus | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ | ๐ŸŸจ |
W Jarrod Bowen | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Michail Antonio | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ” |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | RB Matty Cash | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ | for CB Clรฉment Lenglet | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | 46โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | W Moussa Diaby | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐Ÿ”ฅ | for CF Jhon Durรกn | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด | 46โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | LB Lucas Digne | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | for LB รlex Moreno | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | 63โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | M Nicolรฒ Zaniolo | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น | โšฝ | ๐ŸŸจ | for M Morgan Rogers | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 63โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | RB Ben Johnson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for CF Michail Antonio | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ | 66โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | LB Aaron Cresswell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for LB Emerson | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น | 84' |
๐Ÿ” | M James Ward-Prowse | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for M Lucas Paquetรก | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | 84' |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Robin Olsen | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CB Diego Carlos | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท |
CB Calum Chambers | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Kaine Kesler Hayden | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Tim Iroegbunam | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Lukasz Fabianski | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
CB Angelo Ogbonna | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น |
CB Nayef Aguerd | ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆ |
RB Ben Johnson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M George Earthy | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Kalvin Phillips | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Danny Ings | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

SQUAD STATS

1st XI Cost: ยฃ164.62m
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: ยฃ88.84m
Team Cost: ยฃ253.46m
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: โญ•/15

Matchday Squad Cost: ยฃ284.36m
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 : 7/20
Homegrown: 2/20

Total Squad Cost: ยฃ380.46m
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: 9/35

MATCHDAY SQUAD

GK Emiliano Martรญnez | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ15.66m |
GK Robin Olsen | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช | ยฃ3.00m |

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 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‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ | ยฃ14.18m |
LB รlex Moreno | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | ยฃ11.59m |
RB Kaine Kesler Hayden | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |

M Douglas Luiz | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ15.12m |
M Morgan Rogers | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ8.00m |
M Tim Iroegbunam | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |
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: ยฃ217.18m
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 : 1/11
Homegrown: โญ•/11

Subs Cost: ยฃ21.38m
Team Cost: ยฃ238.56m
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 : 2/14
Homegrown: โญ•/14

Matchday Squad Cost: ยฃ312.11m
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 : 7/20
Homegrown: 2/20

Total Squad Cost: ยฃ372.92m
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 : 10/27
Homegrown: 4/27

MATCHDAY SQUAD

GK Lukasz Fabianski | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ | ยฃ7.20m |
GK Alphonse Areola | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | Free |

CB Kurt Zouma | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ31.50m |
CB Nayef Aguerd | ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆ | ยฃ31.00m |
CB Konstantinos Mavropanos | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ17.09m |
CB Angelo Ogbonna | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น | ยฃ9.90m |

LB Emerson | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น | ยฃ13.86m |
RB Vladimir Coufal | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ | ยฃ5.40m |
LB Aaron Cresswell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ4.28m |
RB Ben Johnson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |

M Lucas Paquetรก | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ38.00m |
M Mohammed Kudus | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ | ยฃ36.91m |
M Edson รlvarez | ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ | ยฃ32.72m |
M James Ward-Prowse | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ29.95m |
M Tomas Soucek | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ | ยฃ14.58m |
M George Earthy | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |
M Kalvin Phillips | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Loan |

W Jarrod Bowen | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ19.17m |

CF Danny Ings | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ12.00m |
CF Michail Antonio | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ | ยฃ8.55m |

UNAVAILABLE

Injury | 4 |
W Emiliano Buendรญa | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท | ACL
CB Tyrone Mings | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ACL
M Boubacar Kamara | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ACL
M Jacob Ramsey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Foot

Suspension | 1 |
M John McGinn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |

Out On Loan | 7 |
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
M Leander Dendoncker | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช | Napoli
CB Josh Feeney | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Real Uniรณn
M Tommi O'Reilly | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Real Uniรณn

UNAVAILABLE

Injury | 1 |
W Maxwell Cornet | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ |

Out on Loan | 4 |
CB Thilo Kehrer | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Flynn Downes | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Andy Irving | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
W Saรฏd Benrahma | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฟ |

Player Positions:

โ€‹

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 | 70%โ€จ
Possession A | 30%โ€จ

Shots F | 13
Shots A | 13

Shots on Target F | 8
Shots on Target A | 1

Corners F | 5
Corners A | 5

Fouls F | 12
Fouls A | 13

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

โ€œIt was a very good match. The first half they were more aggressive but we played well in the second half. Our team is very good. We competed well today and we have to fight.

"It will be very hard [the top-four fight] but we are a very good team. We have a very good coach and we prepare very well."

Nicolรฒ Zaniolo.


"Good afternoon. We didn't control the game in the first half. We were not progressing to impose our position. When they are connecting with their attacking players, they scored one goal. We changed tactics in the second half and we got chances to score a goal and in the end we did score. The second half, we deserve it more than the first half. The referee decided it was handball.

"We had a plan before the match and the plan can change. The players had to be ready and focussed in case we needed them like today. Zaniolo is working and he is focussed.

"In this Premier League level it is difficult because the set piece takers are good. It is important to not concede set pieces. Overall, I think tactically in the second half we dominated and imposed our position.

"It's better to win but we draw and I think it's good and we have to accept it.

โ€œWe have to accept the result. The first half we didnโ€™t control the game and we were more or less trying to control the game, imposing our positioning and create in the attacking third with the possibility to threaten them.

โ€œWhen we got in the box, we werenโ€™t really clear. Even when they were doing a high press, we didnโ€™t get good options with players to dominate the match. Our plan was to try and keep being consistent. The second half in this idea too.

โ€œWhen they scored the goal, the game changed and the plan too. The second half, we did better than in the first. We got in the box more and we were clearer in attacks.

โ€œThey defended very low and they did it well. Even the goalkeeper was today saving some good actions from us. We were dominating and playing well. Then, we continued to try to win the match.

โ€œThe spirit we showed was what I want. VAR is fair for both teams and the result is good for us.

โ€œToday, the players who were on the bench, they were focused. Nicolo is one of them. His impact was fantastic today and hopefully we can add him in this move for the rest of the season.

โ€œOf course, we are trying as well to use our players, giving them opportunities to get experiences and minutes. They need to practice playing.

โ€œToday, Morgan and Duran both had this possibility. We didnโ€™t control the game like we planned, but in the first half even with other players this might have been the same.

โ€œWe tried to get everybody to feel comfortable in the structure, playing in our idea and style. But in the first half we didnโ€™t connect very well in the right side.

โ€œThe second half we changed a little bit and for example, Diaby felt comfortable playing as well as a number 10. We connected with him and Leon Bailey very well.

โ€œThis point is important because we are still being fourth. I will want to wait until the day 33 or 34 to change our objective if we keep this position.

โ€œWe are still being now playing and fighting for it. We have other teams behind us and they could get to us. Until the day 33 or 34, I am not speaking about the new objective to be in the top four or top five.

โ€œWe have to be happy, we have to be proud of our work until today. We have to respect the competition. Now we are going to rest and we are adding more and more players progressively, increasing in our squad players who go to their national team. I think this is good because it is very good news for us as they are playing well.

โ€œOther players will rest and we are going to then focus in two weeks at home against Wolverhampton.

โ€œVAR is fair for both teams. Always when it is for us or for the opponent, I accept it.โ€

Unai Emery, post match.

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