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Perfect Response – Villa Gun Down Arsenal For A Double – Match Stats


Given Aston Villa’s overall performance in the defeat to West Ham United in our previous game, there were plenty of worries that fatigue had hit (whether mental or physical) given our packed schedule and things didn’t get any easier today where we faced Arsenal in our sixth game in 18 days.

With Marvelous Nakamba coming in for Douglas Luiz, those worries were quickly answered as striker Ollie Watkins pounced quickly to get on the end of a Bertrand Traore ball to open the scoring just 74 seconds in.

The visitors dominated the ball, but a fantastic defensive display saw us limit them to only three attempts on target, and with eight of our own, we could’ve easily increased the lead.

As it was though, we kept the clean sheet to get back to winning ways and also registered our first top flight double over Arsenal for 28 years (1992/93 – Big Fat Ron). We also now have the same number of posts that we managed in the entirety of last season after only 21 games.

That further shows the improvement we have made this season and we’re still nowhere near being a finished product.

Arsenal MotM

Ollie Watkins

Ollie Watkins

Matt Targett

Matt Targett

Emi Martinez

Emi Martinez

Jack Grealish

Jack Grealish

A full week now to rest and prepare for Brighton and Hove Albion, as we owe them a bit of revenge as well.

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Aston Villa
1 – 0

Villa Park

Premier League

6/02/2021 1:30 pm

Attendance: 0

Referee: Chris Kavanagh

Aston Villa Arsenal
Watkins (2)
Martinez Ryan
Cash Bellerin
Mings Gabriel
Targett Cedric Soares 65
McGinn Partey
Traore 66 Saka
Barkley 78 Smith Rowe
Watkins Lacazette 59


Heaton Ceballas
Douglas Luiz Odegaard 65
Trezeguet 66 Willian 74
El Ghazi Runarsson
Engels Aubameyang 59
Sanson Chambers
Elmohamady Mari
Davis Elneny
Ramsey 78 Martinelli

Game Statistics

12 Goal attempts 14
8 On Target 3
3 Corners 7
12 Fouls 12
3 Yellow Cards 2
0 Red Cards 0
34 % 66

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  • BP says:

    Please don’t put “Big Fat Ron” again. It was “Big Ron.” It seems demeaning to the man who gave us a lot of good times. Good article though.

    • Mike Field says:

      I take the point, and meant no offence obviously….I just always knew him loveably as BFR and that’s how I’ll always know/remember him from his time with us. Sublime football, moustaches, hope, humourous interviews and he did it his way. Top man and some of my favourite times as a Villan.

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