Date: 5th January 2019 at 4:57pm
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Aston Villa
0 – 3
Swansea City

Villa Park

FA Cup Third Round

5/01/2019 3:00 pm

Attendance: 30572

Referee: Ward

Aston Villa Swansea City
Baker-Richardson (2), Dyer (47), Fulton (78)
Kalinic Mulder
Hutton Naughton
Bree van der Hoorn 87
Elphick Rodon
Whelan 60 Fer
McGinn Celina
El Ghazi Grimes
O'Hare 55 Dyer 72
Adomah Baker-Richardson 71
Hogan 72 Routledge


60 Nordfeldt
Steer Narsingh
Davis 72 McKay
Bjarnason James 72
Kodjia 55 Fulton 71
Elmohamady Byers
Revan Harries 87

Game Statistics

10 Goal attempts 14
2 On Target 7
9 Corners 5
9 Fouls 8
2 Yellow Cards 1
0 Red Cards 0
46 % 54

Aston Villa welcomed Swansea City to Villa Park earlier this afternoon for our FA Cup third round tie.

Head coach Dean Smith selected a much changed side for the game, and January capture Lovre Kalinic made his debut between the sticks for us, and fans got another look at youngster Callum O’Hare who came into the starting eleven as one of the changes.

With Smith confirming that Tammy Abraham would be sitting this one out, it was over to Scott Hogan to impress at the top of the pitch.

With the right things being said ahead of the kickoff, sadly it seems the players themselves hadn’t got the message and we were behind after only two minutes. A few minutes after the halftime restart Swansea doubled their advantage and a bad day was quickly getting worse.

Swansea added a third with 12 minutes left to play and I think most fans lost the will to live in that moment.

I’m not sure Smith would’ve learned anything new after that, but it should have firmed up some ideas about players.


2 Replies to “There’s The Aston Villa We Don’t Like Very Much – Match Stats”

  • I think we’re learning that a Dean Smith villa side can’t do it with Whelan in and grealish out. We need pace, energy and ability on the ball throughout the midfield. Keenan Davies held the ball up consistently in the short time he was on. The first villa striker to do that this season at all really. Scott Hogan couldn’t hit a cow with a banjo as the saying almost goes. Lansbury had a surprising stabilising effect and for the first time since his debut he looked like a player who could control a game a bit and provide a platform and help the players ahead of him and around him. We shouldn’t see another performance like that for the rest of the season but if he keeps giving Hogan and Whelan a game then we will.

  • Memo to DS, ship out Whelan, Hogan Hutton asap plus the rest of Bruce’s duds
    John McGinn needs Langsbury not Whelan

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