Date: 26th November 2018 at 7:06pm
Written by:
Aston Villa
4 – 2
Birmingham City

Villa Park


25/11/2018 12:00 pm

Attendance: 41200

Referee: Jones

Aston Villa Birmingham City
Kodjia (37), Grealish (39), Abraham (pen 51), Hutton (76) Jutkiewicz (28), Pedersen (57)
Nyland Camp
Tuanzebe Morrison
Chester Dean
Taylor Harding
65 Mahoney 67
Hourihane Kieftenbeld
Whelan 69 Gardner 78
Kodjia Pedersen
Grealish Jutkiewicz
Abraham Adams


Lansbury 69/77 Roberts
Hogan Bogle 89
Bolasie 65 Maghoma 67
El Ghazi Dacres-Cogley
Elmohamady 77 Trueman
Bunn Lubala
O'Hare Lakin 78

Game Statistics

12 Goal attempts 10
5 On Target 3
3 Corners 6
9 Fouls 20
2 Yellow Cards 3
0 Red Cards 0
74 % 26

Aston Villa welcomed local rivals Birmingham City to Villa Park for our first Championship derby clash of the 2018/19 campaign.

Villa’s form and results so far this year haven’t been great and we saw managerial changes a few weeks back, yet Birmingham had found some form in recent times and found themselves level on points with us going into the game.

You could certainly understand their confidence ahead of the tie but under head coach Dean Smith there’s a growing resilience about the side, so even though they took the lead ahead of the half-hour mark, efforts from Jonathan Kodjia and Jack Grealish game us the advantage.

Six minutes after the restart Tammy Abraham had made it 3-1 from the penalty spot, although they got on the scoresheet once again, a fabulous effort from Alan Hutton wrapped the match up at 4-2 with 15 minutes remaining on the clock.

Three wins on the spin and clearly there are more improvements to be made so we have to be happy with that.


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