Date: 7th April 2018 at 6:54pm
Written by:
Norwich City
3 – 1
Aston Villa

Carrow Road


7/04/2018 12:30 pm

Attendance: 26278

Referee: Bankes

Norwich City Aston Villa
Murphy (45+2), Srbeny (54),
Maddison (72)
Grealish (67)
Gunn Johnstone
Pinto Elmohamady
Hanley Chester
Klose Terry
Lewis Taylor
83 Bjarnason
Tettey Snodgrass 55
80 Grealish
Vrancic Hourihane
Adomah 55
85 Hogan


Husband Whelan
Zimmermann 80 Lansbury
Oliveira 85 Jedinak
Leitner Onomah
Hoolahan 83 Kodjia 55
Edwards Bunn
McGovern Grabban 55

Game Statistics

14 Goal attempts 10
6 On Target 2
5 Corners 7
18 Fouls 13
4 Yellow Cards 3
0 Red Cards 0
43 % 57

A 3-0 defeat to Norwich City at Carrow Road in today’s Championship clash has effectively brought an end to automatic promotion hopes for Steve Bruce’s side.

A seven-point gap to Cardiff City in second spot is now probably too great a margin to close, especially as Neil Warnock’s side have a game in hand.

We are five points from Fulham and the perceived easier route through the Play Offs. That has to be the target, as with a five-point gap to Derby County (they have a game in hand), they could be quickly breathing down our necks.

The upcoming Cardiff City clash takes on even more importance for a variety of reasons when we face them next Tuesday evening at Villa Park.

Bruce’s main aim in the coming days is to pick the lads up once again as with three defeats in our last five games, our form is now heavily questionable and for any promotion hopes to remain we have to rectify that and quickly.


13 Replies to “Stats: Norwich 3 Aston Villa 1”

  • Damn, damn and damn again. After such a glorious high against Wolves, it really has gone to pot. I thought after that complete team performance we’d rock. Damn again.

  • Seems like this squad of seasoned experienced pros who have seen it all and done it all before are too old and knackered to play more than one game a week or are they all just big time charlies? Glass one tenth full!!!

  • When will SB learn that just chucking on all our strikers isn’t really a tactic? I’m worried now about playoff etc.

  • Agreed Adam, but the issue is probably even worse.. does SB really understand what tactics are ?

  • We’ve let teams come at us all season , they score and we’ve not got any answers. Midfield just lacks creativity and the same applies whoever we play up front, questions must be asked as to why we have a good run and then just implode. Yes we are in a better position and might get up via the play-offs but if we don’t Bruce really should be replaced.

  • Throwing on all those strikers was embarrassing, it shows we dont have any plan if we find ourselves a goal down. Bruce seems to do a lot of shouting about how poor his players were.maybe its time Tony Xia shouted at him over his tactics.

  • Ok, all hasn’t gone well over the last few weeks, but we still need to give our unconditional support over the next few weeks until the end of the season, whenever that might be!!!! We are still just as close to the automatic second place as we are of dropping out of the play off places altogether. Realistically we need 2 more wins to confirm that place. If that was the case, then the last three games would be perfect to try the untested and rest the weary in preparation for a full blast at the playoffs. In my opinion if that is the case, we could do with the form team, Fulham overtaking Cardiff, and the other form team Millwall missing out. Hopefully leaving Villa, Boro, Derby and Cardiff in the playoffs. The interesting feature being that we could end up playing Derby or Cardiff 2 or 3 times in a short space of time. Being in a position to change formation and players for the final three league games would be excellent. Firstly need to win the next two and then let’s see! Either way my fellow supporters, let’s give them all that final push, whether it be vocally at Villa Park or through the wonders of social media. Come on you Villa Boys! VTID

  • I have come to the conclusion that I really hope we don’t get promoted. With Bruce in charge and the Dr not being in the same financial league as most of the premiership owners, we will be back where we were three seasons ago.

      • The losses over past couple of weeks have reminded me of the pain of last couple of seasons in the premiership. I know what you’re saying and I do fear if we end the season either being knocked out of play-offs or, more likely as things are going, we miss out on the play-offs, we will end up as next seasons Reading.

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