Date: 29th December 2018 at 5:03pm
Written by:
Preston North End
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Aston Villa

Deepdale

Championship

29/12/2018 3:00 pm

Attendance: 19126

Referee: Eltringham

Preston North End Aston Villa
Elmohamady (og 61) Abraham (45)
Rudd Nyland
Clarke 85 Elmohamady
Storey Bree
Huntington Chester
Hughes Hutton
 
Ledson Whelan 75
Gallagher
 
92 El Ghazi
Johnson
 
Hourihane
Burke 90 McGinn
Barkhuizen Bolasie 68
Nmecha Abraham
 

Substitutes

Fisher 85 Hogan
Crowe Davis
Woods Bjarnason 75
Simpson Kodjia
Baxter Bunn
O'Reilly 90 Adomah 68
Walker 92 Revan

Game Statistics

13 Goal attempts 15
3 On Target 5
6 Corners 5
14 Fouls 9
2 Yellow Cards 2
0 Red Cards 0
39 % 61

Head coach Dean Smith will be looking for further New Year cheer as he continues shaping his Aston Villa side since moving to the club and the fixture list gave us a trip to Deepdale and Preston North End as we closed out 2018.

Despite more than edging the telling statistics in the game, Villa again showed where they come up short but Smith can begin to address that when the January transfer window opens as we already know he’s looking to bolster the group and improve real competition with the arrival of Lovre Kalinic.

On loan Chelsea man Tammy Abraham added another to his collection of goals this season in the 45th minute, but a credited Ahmed Elmohamady own goal just after the hour mark levelled matters up and that was where the scoring on the day ended, but if most are being honest, we can’t really begrudge Preston their point.

We end 2018 just five points shy of the Play-Off spots, so it’s still all to play for.

 

2 Replies to “Another Disappointing Draw But Still Reason For Hope At Aston Villa – Stats”

  • Don’t like to criticise our manager but Elmo has cost us 5 points in the last 3 games so how can we justify playing him he’s an absolute liability. Let’s hope that’s the last time he plays in a Villa shirt. Really bad news we could have finished in the play off places today. Let’s hope we learn from today

  • Well two more points lost yet again. These last two games and the next two were all winnable games.
    Add these two points to the two points at Albion and the two lost against Forest and we are really going about it the hard way. Keep reading about us looking to sign a midfielder but its full backs we are desperate for.

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