Date: 23rd October 2018 at 9:50pm
Written by:
Norwich City
2 – 1
Aston Villa

Carrow Road

Championship

23/10/2018 7:45 pm

Attendance: 24977

Referee: Hooper

Norwich City Aston Villa
Rhodes (54, 73) Chester (19)
Krul Nyland
Aarons Hutton
Zimmermann
 
Tuanzebe
Klose Chester
Lewis Taylor
 
Trybull
 
Elmohamady
Leitner Hourihane 81
Buendia 93/96 Whelan
Stiepermann 85 Adomah 50
Cantwell Grealish
Rhodes Abraham 54

Substitutes

Godfrey 96 Lansbury
Vrancic 85 Hogan 54
Passlack Jedinak
Hernandez Bjarnason
Srbeny El Ghazi 50
McGovern Kodjia 81
Thompson 93 Bunn

Game Statistics

10 Goal attempts 8
2 On Target 1
7 Corners 7
15 Fouls 13
2 Yellow Cards 1
0 Red Cards 0
48 % 52

Aston Villa went into Tuesday evening’s Championship game against Norwich City looking to make it two from two under new head coach Dean Smith.

Having taken a narrow 1-0 victory last weekend over Swansea City as the life-long Villa man took his place in the dugout, Carrow Road was going to be a different kind of test for the boys as we looked for another three points and further improvement in our performance levels.

It was far from a perfect performance again, but everyone knows what Smith is dealing with so we’re looking for small improvements and it looked like we might get them again as James Chester found the back of the net after 19 minutes.

Fans will have their own take on it, but having lost Albert Adomah to a knock and then Tammy Abraham, it went wrong and the hosts levelled and then took the lead.

The match ended 2-1.

The lack of confidence and nervousness given how easily we concede goals is going to take more than one game to turn around and anyone in the backline not 100% at it will be very noticeable. Most accept this will take time, others should stop looking at their watches and thinking it’s a computer game.

We’ll play worse than that and win, we did it regularly last year.

 

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