Date: 22nd August 2018 at 10:26pm
Written by:
Aston Villa
2 – 2

Villa Park


22/08/2018 7:45 pm

Attendance: 30011

Referee: Moss

Aston Villa Brentford
Kodjia (39, 95) Maupay (23, 82)
Nyland Bentley
Tuanzebe 83 Dalsgaard
Jedinak Mepham
Hutton Barbet
Elmohamady MacLeod 45
Whelan 85 McEachran 60
McGinn Canos 72
Adomah 70 Sawyers


Taylor Yennaris 60
Hourihane 83 Mokotjo 45
Green 70 Woods
Bjarnason Judge
Moreira Benrahma
Elphick Jeanvier
Hepburn-Murphy 85 Daniels

Game Statistics

16 Goal attempts 13
7 On Target 7
13 Corners 6
9 Fouls 18
3 Yellow Cards 2
0 Red Cards 0
57 % 43

A Wednesday evening, the Villa Park floodlights – what could go wrong…bogey team Brentford.

Fans were boosted by seeing new loan to potentially buy capture Anwar El Ghazi paraded on the pitch and fans in attendance also got to celebrate Jonathan Kodjia scoring for a second successive game in a row as his sharpness and confidence grows further following his lengthy lay-off with injury.

But this is Brentford, and they didn’t disappoint as they took the lead twice – this is also a more confident Villa – and Kodjia wasn’t going to be outdone and he struck five minutes into stoppage time to secure a second successive point and make it three goals in five matches.

You can’t go behind twice at home so it wasn’t a great day but we weren’t completely outplayed for a change, we had the possession and we edged chances overall so whilst some fans will undoubtedly disagree, it was another step in the right direction for me, even if it wasn’t a win.

We remain unbeaten so far this year.


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