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Game #5714

Aston Villa

18-5-8, 59 PTS

Wednesday, 3 April 2024

Lost

4th (-)

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ

Premier League

Attendance: 53,422

Manchester City

Etihad Stadium

20-7-3, 67 PTS

Villa face the made up side from Manchester, no history, no fans, no love, let alone one love, and suffer misfortune and a loss.

Expecting the usual Emptihad script, Villa will put in a strong first half performance before conceding just on half time, at the start of the second half yet another act of refereeing generosity will put the Abu Dhabi further ahead before, chasing the game, Villa are beaten.

It didn't go totally as expected - no refereeing generosity today - after all Jonathan Moss has been 'retired' - and in truth, the club formerly known as Manchester City for once actually deserved their victory over Villa, albeit a second string Villa.

That Villa had to play with such an unprecedented list of absentees and got beaten is hardly a surprise, but itโ€™s still disappointing to concede points to a lesser institution that has bent the rules mercilessly to get to where they areโ€ฆ but reality sometimes wins and life is often unfair.

Win, lose or draw though, we are Villa. And we do things properly.

Abu Dhabi

4-1

Aston Villa

Assist(s): Morgan Rogers | 20โ€™ |

KEY MAN

Jhon Durรกn, did alright in difficult circumstances, scored and attempted the Ollie Watkins role with some success

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MATCH TIMELINE

Wednesday, 3 April 2024

๐Ÿฅ… | 11โ€™ Goal, 0-1, (Manchester City), Rodri
โšฝ | 20โ€™ Goal, 1-1, Jhon Durรกn, Assist by Morgan Rogers
๐ŸŸจ | 38โ€™ Booking, Douglas Luiz for a bad foul
๐Ÿฅ… | 45โ€™+2 Goal, 1-2, (Manchester City), Phil Foden
๐Ÿ•’ | 45โ€™+6 HT Manchester City 2-1 Aston Villa
๐Ÿฅ… | 62โ€™ Goal, 1-3, (Manchester City), Phil Foden
๐Ÿ” | 63โ€™ Sub off, Tim Iroegbunam, Sub on, Youri Tielemans
๐Ÿ” | 63โ€™ Sub off, Moussa Diaby, Sub on, Leon Bailey
๐Ÿ” | 64โ€™ Sub off, Douglas Luiz, Sub on, Calum Chambers
๐Ÿฅ… | 69โ€™ Goal, 1-4, (Manchester City), Phil Foden
๐Ÿ” | 71โ€™ Sub off, Jhon Durรกn, Sub on, รlex Moreno
๐Ÿ” | 77โ€™ Sub off, Nicolรฒ Zaniolo, Sub on, Omari Kellyman
๐ŸŸจ | 90โ€™+4 Booking, Calum Chambers for a bad foul
๐Ÿ•’ | 90โ€™+4 HT Manchester City 4-1 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Villa have Emiliano Martรญnez, Matty Cash, John McGinn, Ollie Watkins, Jacob Ramsey, Boubacar Kamara, Tyrone Mings and Emiliano Buendรญa missing in an unprecedented run of absences.

Meanwhile, Robin Olsen makes his first start since November, Jhon Durรกn makes just his second League start in 2024, Nicolรฒ Zaniolo makes his first start since December, Tim Iroegbunam makes his first ever League start, Morgan Rogers completes a full 90โ€™ game for the first time in a Villa shirt, Omari Kellyman makes his Premier League debut.

Douglas Luiz, one of the few experienced Villa players in the line up, makes his 195th appearance, Robin Olsen makes his 10th start in three years with the club whilst Morgan Rogers makes his 5th start of his nascent Villa career.

Morgan Rogers had his first goal involvement for the club - assisting in Jhon Durรกnโ€™s 20th minute goal.

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

Manchester City

European Cup / Champions League: ๐Ÿ†
UEFA Cup Winners Cup: ๐Ÿ†
League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†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†* ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 2022-23

*Currently Under Investigation

FIXTURE HISTORY

Manchester City

Previous 5 vs. Abu Dhabi: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ
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FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 2023-24 |
Matchday | #45 |
League Game | #31 |
Manager Game | #72 |
Wednesday, 3 April 2024
Attendance | 53,422 |

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Unai Emery | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | Hondarribia, 2022-
Referee:ย Darren England | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Doncaster, 2015-
Kick off: 8.15pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 1-2
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฅ Lost
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 1-4
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Unai Emery | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 72 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 41 ๐ŸŸจ | 12 ๐ŸŸฅ 19 | 1.88

Career Form:

Top 4

Unai Emery | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee:ย Darren England | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Doncaster, 2015-
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฉ 16 September 2023, Villa 3-1 Palace, Villa Park
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ
Assistants: Eddie Smart, Nick Greenhalgh.
Fourth official: Rob Jones.
VAR: John Brooks.
Assistant VAR: Simon Bennett.

Darren England

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Manchester City

๐ŸŸจ

TEAM NEWS

Villa already without first teamers Emiliano Buendรญa, Tyrone Mings, Boubacar Kamara, Jacob Ramsey, Matty Cash, John McGinn and Ollie Watkins lose Emiliano Martรญnez just before kick off through illness. Robin Olsen is called up as emergency โ€˜keeper leaving Villa with eight subs.

Hardly the ideal position to be in when facing Abu Dhabi at the Emptihad full of refereeing favours but pragmatism prevails. Fellow first teamers รlex Moreno, Pau Torres and Leon Bailey are rested by Unai Emery. In sum then, Villa take the field at the Emptihad with a team that is unrecognisable in its construct.

Without meaning any disrespect to the players selected, Emery clearly has bigger fish to fry than playing the Harlem Globetrotters of Abu Dhabi.

TEAM STATS

Squad Average Age: 25.99
Starting XI Average Age: 26.36
Subs Average Age: 26.41
Bench Average Age: 25.49

Oldest Starter: GK Robin Olsen | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช | 33.70 |
Youngest Starter: CF Jhon Durรกn | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด | 20.32 |

Oldest Squad Player: GK Robin Olsen | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช | 33.70 |
Youngest Squad Player: F Omari Kellyman | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | 18.54 |

Oldest Substitute: LB รlex Moreno | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | 30.68 |
Youngest Substitute: F Omari Kellyman | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | 18.54 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

Unai Emery | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |

Pep Guardiola | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |

Aston Villa

GK Robin Olsen | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CB Diego Carlos | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท |
CB Ezri Konsa | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Clรฉment Lenglet | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
LB Lucas Digne | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
M Tim Iroegbunam | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Douglas Luiz | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Morgan Rogers | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
M Nicolรฒ Zaniolo | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น | ๐Ÿ” |
W Moussa Diaby | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Jhon Durรกn | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ” |

Manchester City

GK Stefan Ortega | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
RB Rico Lewis | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Rรบben Dias | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น |
CB Manuel Akanji |๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ|
CB Josko Gvardiol | ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท |
M Rodri | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Bernardo Silva | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น | ๐Ÿ” |
W Jack Grealish (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
W Phil Foden | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ | โšฝ | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ” |
W Jรฉrรฉmy Doku | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Juliรกn รlvarez | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | M Youri Tielemans | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช | for M Tim Iroegbunam | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 63โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | W Leon Bailey | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ | for W Moussa Diaby | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | 63โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | CB Calum Chambers | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for M Douglas Luiz | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | 64โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | LB รlex Moreno | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | for CF Jhon Durรกn | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด | 71โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | F Omari Kellyman | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | for M Nicolรฒ Zaniolo | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น | 77โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | M Matheus Nunes | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น | for M Rodri | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | 75โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | M Mateo Kovacic | ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท | for M Bernardo Silva | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น | 75โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | LB Sergio Gรณmez | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | for W Jรฉrรฉmy Doku | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช | 80โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | W Oscar Bobb | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด | for W Phil Foden | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 80โ€™ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Joe Gauci | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ |
CB Pau Torres | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
RB Kaine Kesler Hayden | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Scott Carson (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB John Stones | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Kevin De Bruyne | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Mahamadou Susoho | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
CF Erling Haaland | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด |

SQUAD STATS

1st XI Cost: ยฃ154.93m
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: ยฃ40.99m
Team Cost: ยฃ195.92m
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 : 5/16
Homegrown: 1/16

Matchday Squad Cost: ยฃ225.80
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 : 6/20
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 Robin Olsen | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช | ยฃ3.00m |
GK Joe Gauci | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ | ยฃ1.28m |

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 |
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 Jhon Durรกn | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด | ยฃ14.28m |
F Omari Kellyman | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | ยฃ0.60m |

SQUAD STATS

1st XI Cost: ยฃ427.89m
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: 2/11

Subs Cost: ยฃ89.81m
Team Cost: ยฃ517.70m
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 : 3/15
Homegrown: 2/15

Matchday Squad Cost: ยฃ690.14m
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 : 5/20
Homegrown: 2/20

Total Squad Cost: ยฃ947.28m
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 : 11/34
Homegrown: 5/34

MATCHDAY SQUAD

GK Stefan Ortega | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | Free |
GK Scott Carson (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |

CB Josko Gvardiol | ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ77.45m |
CB Rรบben Dias | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น | ยฃ61.20m |
CB John Stones | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ50.04m |
CB Manuel Akanji |๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ| ยฃ15.50m |

LB Sergio Gรณmez | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | ยฃ11.70m |
RB Rico Lewis | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |

M Kevin De Bruyne | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช | ยฃ68.40m |
M Rodri | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | ยฃ56.43m |
M Matheus Nunes | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น | ยฃ53.00m |
M Bernardo Silva | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น | ยฃ45.00m |
M Mateo Kovacic | ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ25.11m |
M Mahamadou Susoho | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | Free |

W Jack Grealish (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ105.75m |
W Jรฉrรฉmy Doku | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช | ยฃ51.26m |
W Phil Foden | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |
W Oscar Bobb | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด | Free |

CF Erling Haaland | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด | ยฃ54.00m |
CF Juliรกn รlvarez | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ15.30m |

UNAVAILABLE

Injury | 7 |
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
RB Matty Cash | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ | Thigh
CF Ollie Watkins | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Thigh
GK Emiliano Martรญnez | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท | Illness

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 | 3 |
GK Ederson | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท |
CB Nathan Akรฉ | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
RB Kyle Walker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Out on Loan | 9 |
CB Taylor Harwood-Bellis | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Joรฃo Cancelo | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น |
RB Issa Kaborรฉ | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ซ |
Josh Wilson-Esbrand | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Kalvin Phillips | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Claudio Echeverri | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท |
M Mรกximo Perrone | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท |
M Tommy Doyle | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M James McAtee | 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 | 33%โ€จ
Possession A | 67%โ€จ

Shots F | 8
Shots A | 25

Shots on Target F | 3
Shots on Target A | 11

Corners F | 3
Corners A | 2

Fouls F | 13
Fouls A | 6

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

"Robin [Olsen] played well, we conceded four goals but he saved some so really good. Until the first goal we played well. We had a chance to draw the match but when they scored the third goal they showed their power. They are up there with Arsenal and Liverpool and today they confirmed it.

"We have some injuries, we played Saturday and again this week. We have to try and save some players. We decided to do a competitive team with some young players too to get some confidence. At the end of the match we know they deserved the match they were better than us and they showed it.

"Scoring goals is good. We try for the best performances and with Jhon [Duran] we keep going.

"Focus is now Brentford. Difficult match coming up on Saturday.

"We competed until the third goal but it's difficult to beat them here. They showed their power they are in contention for title again. We competed, we tried to do what we can do good but they showed their power so congratulations to them.

"We tried to get tight but then they scored the third goal and it's more difficult so we tried to manage the 90 minutes and get something.

"Robin [Olsen] is always ready to play and he did good work, he saved some good actions but we conceded four goals and for a goalkeeper that's not good.

โ€œItโ€™s 38 matches and we are being consistent. Of course, when we are facing some matches against these teams they are showing their power. Newcastle, Liverpool, Manchester United we lost more or less two matches against them but we compete and were close to getting good performances playing only the matches against those teams in that moment.

โ€œToday, against Manchester City they showed their power and they showed now theyโ€™re going to be contenders with Arsenal and Liverpool to win this trophy in the Premier League. We have to try to get our spaces in the table and we are of course fourth still even after losing today. Our challenge now is Brentford on Saturday, to get three points like we were trying against Manchester City but with their power they deserved to win and were better.

โ€œWe won against them at home and competed very well under different circumstances but the circumstances we have today were not enough to try to get three points.

โ€œToday was clear, we were motivated and excited to be competitive, trying to be consistent like we are being in the Premier League. Of course, fighting and playing against Manchester City, we were competing until the minute 60 and we were as well playing to try and build our team playing with players who have not been playing a lot.

"We will need them. We need to give them chances to play. They need confidence and practice. Manchester City showed us, even when we nearly scored at 2-1, they were pushing us a lot. They deserved to win.

"We made changes because we need to for some injuries and because as well, some players need to get confidence playing and practicing.

"We will play a lot of matches for the next weeks, starting on Saturday against Brentford and then in the Conference League with Lille. It was important to be intelligent playing against Man City. We prepared the match trying to win, but thinking as well with some players injured and McGinn suspended, getting practice with some players.

โ€œWe are without some players in some positions. Itโ€™s very important to recover, McGinn being available for Saturday. We are not with Jacob Ramsey and we need players. This is a good reason to give players minutes, like Tim [Iroegbunam] in the middle. Every minute heโ€™s adding for us is important and then trying to continue being strong in the structure with the players.

Unai Emery post match.

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