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Reina Impresses As Striker-less Villa Battle Back For A Point – Match Stats


Following on from the heavy, but expected, thumping by Manchester City last weekend, Aston Villa were back on their travels on Saturday as we headed to Brighton and Hove Albion’s Amex Stadium, looking for another three points.

Although we’d seen the arrival of experienced goalkeeper Pepe Reina and despite strong links to Mbwana Samatta, we hadn’t managed to get a striker in to replace the injured Wesley and everyone worried that would cost us.

Brighton were never going to be easy and they took the lead just ahead of the half time break, we had our moments though and with 15 minutes remaining on the clock, Jack Grealish rifled home to earn us a point.

Not great, but it wasn’t a defeat and we remain one point off safety – it was also a decent debut for Reina and he comes out with some credit.

All eyes back to the January window now and hopefully we can now get someone in sharpish to lighten the load at the top of the pitch and bolster our chances of survival – although quite what the clash between Neal Maupay and Ezri Konsa was about I don’t know.

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Aston Villa

Amex Stadium

Premier League

18/01/2020 4:00 pm

Attendance: 30551

Referee: Madley

Brighton Aston Villa
Trossard (38) Grealish (75)
Ryan Reina
Alzate Konsa
Bernardo Guilbert
Mooy 81 Drinkwater
Propper Nakamba
Stephens Targett
Trossard 81 Trezeguet 67
El Ghazi
Connolly 68 Grealish


Duffy Taylor
Bissouma Chester
Gross 81 Douglas Luiz 68
Jahanbakhsh Lansbury
Murray 81 Hourihane
Montoya 68 Nyland
Button Vassilev 67

Game Statistics

10 Goal attempts 8
2 On Target 3
3 Corners 4
11 Fouls 13
3 Yellow Cards 3
0 Red Cards 0
56 % 44

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