Date: 16th September 2018 at 7:00am
Written by:
Blackburn Rovers
1 – 1
Aston Villa

Ewood Park

Championship

15/12/2018 5:30 pm

Attendance: 15982

Referee: Martin

Blackburn Rovers Aston Villa
Dack (76) Hourihane (90+3)
Raya Nyland
Nyambe Hutton
Lenihan
 
Tuanzebe
Mulgrew Chester
Bell Taylor
Smallwood 67 Elmohamady 77
Evans
 
58 Jedinak 77
Bennett McGinn
 
Armstrong 73 Adomah 69
Dack Grealish
Graham Abraham

Substitutes

Williams 73 Whelan
Reed
 
67 Bolasie
 
77
Rothwell Hourihane 77
Leutwiler Bree
Brereton 58 El Ghazi
Conway Moreira
Palmer Kodjia 69

Game Statistics

13 Goal attempts 15
3 On Target 5
8 Corners 3
8 Fouls 11
3 Yellow Cards 2
0 Red Cards 0
48 % 52

A late free-kick from midfielder Conor Hourihane earned Aston Villa a deserved point in this weekend’s trip to Blackburn Rovers.

Heading to Ewood Park following the September international break, Villa were in desperate need of a victory given recent results and murmurings within the fan base, but the same old issues and problems were again on show with the performance.

A stoppage-time leveller was required from Hourihane to save our blushes but it was deserved. We are now five games without a win though and that’s not going to temper what are growing frustrations.

The game could certainly have finished with a higher scoreline as Blackburn’s Bradley Dack had a goal ruled offside and we had a more than reasonable penalty shout rejected when John McGinn was tripped in the box. We arguably could’ve had another penalty in my mind as Mile Jedinak was clearly held at one corner.

With seven games played we sit in 12th place in the table on ten points, and top spot is only five points away but on a promotion front, it’s already beginning to feel like draws will be our undoing this year, as will the inability to keep a cleans sheet.

 

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