Date: 30th December 2017 at 8:15pm
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Aston Villa

Riverside Stadium


Attendance: 29 422

Referee: Andy Madley

Middlesbrough Aston Villa
Snodgrass (75)
Randolph Johnstone
Shotton El Mohamady
Ayala Elphick
Gibson Chester
Howson Snodgrass
Braithwaite 57 Hourihane
Assombalonga 79 Adomah 90
Gestede 69 Hogan 75


Konstantopoulos Steer
Bamford 69 Grealish 37
Guedioura Bree
Fletcher 79 Bjarnason 90
Christie Hepburn-Murphy 75
Baker Doyle-Hayes
Traore 57 O'Hare

Game Statistics

13 Goal attempts 11
1 On Target 5
5 Corners 9
16 Fouls 12
3 Yellow Cards 4
0 Red Cards 0
45 % 55

11 Replies to “Stats: Middlesbrough v Aston Villa”

  • Great win and so very needed. Bit confused by Bruce post match. The comments on Elphick are ridiculous. Basically saying I was going to drop him but Whelan was ill. Fantastic stuff Steve.

    Then this: “We lurch along, we played badly against Bre

  • I think sometimes Bruce doesn’t engage brain before opening his mouth. The same can be said about some of his team selections too. But, it was a good win today, one I certainly didn’t expect.

  • Excellent win when not many were giving us any hope. Would be good to see RHM start in place of Hogan on Monday and please dont revert back to Whelan and Jedi together.

  • Any win on the road is very welcome, great to see a young bench, Bruce will probably revert to putting both Whelan and Gabby back in as soon as he can, not impressed with the way he treats the fans with contempt. The next game is another ‘must win’ , draw

  • Well done, Brucie. Good win. BUT your idea of a player, team selection and tactics led me to miss a game for the first time in nine years. You then have the brass neck to suggest that yesterday “shuts one or two up”. One or two of the people that pay your

  • I HAVe to agree with the sentiment here. Please can someone explain how his crisis mantra is actually bringing his own down fall? Surely we can access the manager in a non confronting way and explain this? He has made so many mistakes with team selections

  • Elphick had a good game,give him some credit,don’t treat him like he’s not a member of the squad anymore Mr Bruce. Anybody that plays well deserves a chance in the team,but you don’t see it that way and you wonder why we complain.

  • That result helped return the smile to the face but getting peeved by Bruce constantly referring to the club always being one week away from a crisis. Does anyone else feel that it is totally condescending??? As former champions of Europe, and a squad spe

  • No coincidence that the winning team had a bit of balance (except for Hutton at LB) and Whelan was missing. However, stumbling upon the right formula is not the way an experienced manager should be operating. We’re not fickle, Steve, we deserve better and

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