Date: 12th January 2020 at 6:33pm
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Aston Villa
1 – 6
Manchester City

Villa Park

Premier League

12/01/2020 4:30 pm

Attendance: 41823

Referee: Moss

Aston Villa Manchester City
El Ghazi (90+1 pen) Mahrez (18, 24), Aguero (28, 57, 81), Gabriel Jesus (45+1)
Nyland Ederson
Elmohamady Cancelo
Konsa Stones
Mings Fernandinho
Hause Mendy
Taylor De Bruyne 63
Douglas Luiz 65 Rodri 71
Drinkwater 79 Silva
Hourihane 71 Mahrez
El Ghazi
Gabriel Jesus


Chester Bravo
Lansbury 79 Walker
Nakamba 65 Sterling
Trezeguet 71 Gundogan 71
Guilbert Bernardo Silva
Kalinic Otamendi 63
Vassilev Foden 63

Game Statistics

7 Goal attempts 22
1 On Target 12
2 Corners 4
5 Fouls 12
2 Yellow Cards 1
0 Red Cards 0
29 % 71

Whilst our EFL Cup semi-final first leg clash against Leicester City wasn’t exactly pretty on the eye or comfortable, we came out with a good 1-1 draw and given our own errors on the day, it could’ve been more than that. What mattered was we seemed to have our spirit back and with it missing in the last few weeks, we were all hoping it was the least we’d see as we welcomed Manchester City to Villa Park on Sunday afternoon as we turned attention back to the Premier League.

With the arrival of Danny Drinkwater, plenty hoped we’d have a striker in but as Saturday night came to a close, that was a boost we didn’t get.

Rather predictably it was an obvious lineup given the options available to head coach Dean Smith and the visitors totally dominated and established a comfortable 4-0 lead by the half time break.

It took only 12 odd minutes for them to make it five and inside of the final ten it was 6-0. With a stoppage time penalty, Anwar El Ghazi had the opportunity to grab a consolation and he didn’t fail but the size of the result is an obvious blow, especially as we barely laid a glove on them, but again this season isn’t going to hinge on results like this, but we can’t keep saying that and then not take advantage of the more winnable games.

A big window just got bigger!

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2 Replies to “Small Cheer As Villa Suffer Another Demoralising Defeat – We Need To Get January Right – Match Stats”

  • Anyone that takes that game seriously is a fool. The game was lost in the dressing room and the training ground. I can just hear it “we won’t win this, don’r get injured, save yourselves for the important games in the next 4 weeks”
    Villa did not compete. There was no urgency and no desire. Villa played at walking pace and the only players passing to each other were the back 4. When they looked forward there was no movement and nobody wanted the ball so they simply gave it back to City. In the first half, Villa committed one foul! That says it all.
    The season won’t be defined by this result and thankfully we don’t have to play them again (do you seriously think we will beat Leicester? To do that we will have to attack and that will play into their hands).
    Having said that I am embarrassed that they should play like that and feel that the club should reimburse the entrance money as they did not fulfil their side of the bargain. No Villa team turned up.
    It was no more than a practice match. Forget it.

  • Barcelona sack their manager although those team still at the top of la liga, why Villa still stick with Dean Smith, remember Barcelona is a team which can beat in European Super Cup 1982

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