Date: 7th December 2018 at 10:15pm
Written by:
West Bromwich Albion
2 – 2
Aston Villa

The Hawthorns


7/12/2018 8:00 pm

Attendance: 26513

Referee: England

West Bromwich Albion Aston Villa
Gayle (28), Rodriguez (90+1) El Ghazi (12, 59)
Johnstone Nyland
Dawson 82 Hutton
Adarabioyo Tuanzebe
Phillips Taylor 52
72 McGinn
Barry Hourihane
Gibbs Grealish 87
Barnes Bolasie 82
Gayle Abraham
Rodriguez El Ghazi


Sako Whelan
Brunt 72 Hogan
Mears Kodjia 82
Myhill Elmohamady 52
Burke 82 Bunn
Hoolahan O'Hare
Harper Revan

Game Statistics

14 Goal attempts 14
6 On Target 6
5 Corners 2
17 Fouls 12
2 Yellow Cards 1
0 Red Cards 0
52 % 48

Friday nights are exactly what football was invented for, wasn’t it? In any event this week Aston Villa made the short trip across Birmingham to visit near neighbours West Bromwich Albion.

Our Championship clash took place at The Hawthorns and Villa had every reason for confidence going into the tie given the turn of form and performance levels we’ve seen since head coach Dean Smith arrived at B6.

Given both sides prefer to be on the front foot these days few expected this to be a one-goal game, and although it was pretty level, we can consider ourselves unfortunate to not have taken victory as we led twice through an Anwar El Ghazi brace of goals but the hosts did level the ties in stoppage-time to secure a point from the game.

With their second leveller being tagged as controversial, plenty will be wanting extra looks at the highlights to see whether an arm was used or not.

We remain unbeaten though and simply look to the next one now.


3 Replies to “Stats: Controversial Leveller Pegs Villa Back In West Brom Derby”

  • Abraham cost us. Blatant handball at end too. But my god this is a seriously good championship outfit. Well done Smith.

  • Unlucky to loose two points the way we did but that is 4 points from two very tough away fixtures, now to win the next two at home. We have got goals in the team and today it was a matter of it just didn’t go for us, could of easily wrapped it up before injury time. Sure Smith and co will get them to put that behind them and get down to beating Stoke next weekend.
    The transfer window is not too far away.

  • We should have been out of sight by the time the ref totally missed the obvious hand ball. The great thing is, we are now making chances.

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