Date: 10th April 2018 at 9:59pm
Written by:
Aston Villa
1 – 0
Cardiff City

Villa Park

Championship

10/04/2018 7:45 pm

Attendance: 32560

Referee: Simpson

Aston Villa Cardiff City
Grealish (85)
Johnstone
 
Etheridge
Elmohamady Peltier
 
Chester Morrison
Jedinak Bamba
Tuanzebe 26 Bennett
 
Whelan Paterson
 
Snodgrass
 
Grujic
Hourihane
 
88 Gunnarsson
 
Grealish Mendez-Laing 90
Adomah 60 Zohore 68
Grabban Hoilett 88

Substitutes

Samba 88 Ecuele Manga
Lansbury Pilkington 90
Hogan Bryson
Bree 26 Murphy
Onomah Ward
 
88
Kodjia
 
60 Traore
Bunn Madine 68

Game Statistics

13 Goal attempts 11
4 On Target 4
8 Corners 3
13 Fouls 19
4 Yellow Cards 5
0 Red Cards 0
60 % 40

It may still be a case of too little too late for Aston Villa on an automatic promotion front, but taking sweet victory over the mouthpiece dinosaur that is Neil Warnock should never be under appreciated.

The statistics show Villa largely dominated possession and we did edge chances, albeit both sides had four a piece on target.

Jack Grealish further helped silence critics on his end product by hitting the winner with five minutes remaining and we now sit four points from Cardiff, but they slip into third place.

I have to say ‘you beauty!’

Back to winning ways though and we have to hope that continues through to the end of the season so we hit the Play Offs with form. Despite the win we obviously remain in fourth place at this stage but it could be a crucial win between now and the end of the campaign.

Even if it’s not, it’s a great two fingers to Warnock and no doubt tomorrow’s headlines will be from him blaming the referee, low flying aliens, Brexit – it’s always something when ‘kick them’ doesn’t work.

 

2 Replies to “Stats: Aston Villa 1 Cardiff City 0”

  • Great goal from Jack and a well deserved victory. Just goes to show where we could have been if we hadn’t thrown away 8 points with two losses and a draw. That’s in the past now but we need the manager and the team to press on now and we must win all our remaining fixtures and get our confidence back in readiness for the play offs.

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