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Gerrard Notches Up Three Villa Defeats On The Spin As Players Let The Standards Slip – Match Stats


With Aston Villa again registering back to back defeats for head coach Steven Gerrard ahead of the late March international break, everyone was hoping we’d get back on the proverbial horse in Saturday’s ‘Mind The Gap’ derby with local rivals Wolverhampton Wanderers.

With our international players coming back in good spirits, we even saw Gerrard shuffle the starting pack as Morgan Sanson and Leon Bailey came in for rare starts – but it was set to be another of those days as we were poor and our Molinuex hosts took the lead seven minutes into the game.

13 minutes in Ashley Young replaced an injured Lucas Digne and although we did have chances at goal, they doubled their advantage in the 36th minute when Young headed into our net for an own goal.

As we ticked through the hour mark we’d only managed to test their goalkeeper once, and despite some bloody and thunder on the pitch as you’d expect from a derby clash, it was all a bit ‘meh’ really.

When the forum consensus is the defeat could’ve easily been double this score, that pretty much sums everything up.

Even a late, soft, penalty seeing us claw one back wasn’t enough to save the blushes.

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Wolverhampton Wanderers
2 – 1
Aston Villa


Premier League

2/04/2022 4:00 pm

Attendance: 31012

Referee: Darren England

Wolverhampton Wanderers Aston Villa
Castro Otto (7), Young (og 36) Watkins (pen 86)
Malheiro de Sa Martinez
Castro Otto
Boly Konsa
Kilman Digne 13
Sanson 72
Dendoncker McGinn
Joao Moutinho J Ramsey
Machado Trincao 75 Coutinho 74
Podence 68 Bailey
Fabio Silva 90+1 Watkins


Ait-Nouri Douglas Luiz 72
75 Buendia 74
Tomas Oliveira 90+1 Traore
Ruddy Chambers
Nelson Semedo Young
Gomes Olsen
Hwang Hee-Chan 68 Carney Chukwuemeka
Saiss Iroegbunam

Game Statistics

11 Goal attempts 15
4 On Target 5
4 Corners 9
15 Fouls 8
4 Yellow Cards 3
0 Red Cards 0
49 % 51

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