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Another Disappointing Draw But Still Reason For Hope At Aston Villa – Stats


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.

Preston North End
1 – 1
Aston Villa



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
92 El Ghazi
Burke 90 McGinn
Barkhuizen Bolasie 68
Nmecha Abraham


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

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