Date: 27th June 2020 at 2:35pm
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Aston Villa
0 – 1
Wolverhampton Wanderers

Villa Park

Premier League Version Fudge

27/06/2020 12:30 pm

Attendance: 0

Referee: Craig Pawson

Aston Villa Wolverhampton Wanderers
Dendoncker (62)
Nyland Rui Patricio
Konsa 60 Boly
Hause Coady
Mings
 
Saiss
Targett 11 Doherty
Douglas Luiz Neves
 
Hourihane 60 Joao Moutinho
Nakamba 82 Castro Otto
Grealish Dendoncker
Davis 82 Jimenez 85
Samatta Jota 60

Substitutes

Taylor 11 Traore 60
Elmohamady 60 Neto 85
McGinn 60
Trezeguet 82
El Ghazi 82

Game Statistics

11 Goal attempts 9
1 On Target 2
2 Corners 2
16 Fouls 16
1 Yellow Cards 1
0 Red Cards 0
48 % 52

Having only picked up two points from three games since the Premier League restart, Aston Villa have kept themselves in the relegation safety mix, but with Wolverhampton Wanderers up next, plenty of fans feared we had blown the better opportunities to steal a march in the battle for survival.

Welcoming Nuno Espirito Santo’s European chasers to Villa Park, the opening half was a dull affair and even having gone with two up top, we were basically level pegging on chances. We lost Matt Targett early on and we won’t talk about Orjan Nyland’s slip up, but the scores stayed tied.

The worry was Wolves had extra gears and sadly they made that count shortly after the half time break as Leander Dendoncker rifled into the back of the net. Even then they didn’t really break a sweat.

We had chances, we just didn’t get enough of them on target but Wolves could’ve easily added to their score.

Effort yes, but certainly not enough determination or desire and plenty of fans would agree our most promising attacks actually came to an end by our own decision as we stopped going forward, turned backwards and went pointless tippy tappy again…before then losing the ball completely.

Meh – I should’ve stayed in bed.

Unused Villa Substitutes:

Drinkwater, Jota, Reina, Vassilev.

Unused Wolves Substitutes:

Cavaco Jordao, Castelo Podence, Gibbs-White, Ruddy, Vinagre, Kilman, Buur.

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4 Replies to “Relegation Edges Closer As Villa Lose Again – Match Stats”

  • Well I guess I can’t complain. Got my wish to have Davis and Samatta start up front, but still a feeble attack, albeit against a team vying for the Champions league. But it’s not like the fixtures get much easier either. At least they have a week to recharge and maybe catch the Liverpudlians by surprise. Stranger things have happened and hope springs eternal!

  • There are rumblings that Smith could be shown the door over the next few days. It is rather difficult to offer a stout defence in his favour. Nevertheless, the spectre of John Terry taking the helm fills me with dread. Although it would seem a convenient stop gap arrangement, he has done absolutely nothing to suggest he can successfully transfer his playing skills to the role of coach.

    If the club is conceding relegation is now inevitable, there needs to be proper thought given to identify a proven manager. If Smith goes, Terry and Suso should follow him.

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