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Villa Are Out, But Certainly Not Down As Our Youngest Youngsters Send Liverpool A Message – Match Stats


For reasons seemingly only obvious to the Football Association, Aston Villa welcomed Liverpool to Villa Park earlier this evening for our FA Cup third round clash – despite our entire first team being out of action after an outbreak of Covid at Bodymoor Heath.

Other sides can simply postpone games, but apparently not us, so out trots Mark Delaney with a mixture of both Under 23 players and Under 18 prospects, and you know what…they will undoubtedly be knackered now but every single one of them should be proud.

Liverpool controlled the game as you’d expect and took the lead four minutes in, but heads didn’t drop, the workrate stayed and what should have been a cricket score (and Liverpool’s chance to avenge us for two heavy defeats – one including their youngsters), it simply never materialised and Louie Barry really put the cat amongst the pigeons in the 41st minute as he showed the Champions how to finish.

We all knew what to expect in the second half, this was never going to be a miracle result and it wasn’t – so with three further goals coming in the final 45, Liverpool had their win but we take all the plaudits and praise.

The dream of an FA Cup might be over for another year, but based on that performance the future is bright…very bright indeed.

Well done lads, you made Jurgen Klopp finally use the substitutes he bangs on about.

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Aston Villa
1 – 4

Villa Park

FA Cup Third Round

8/01/2021 8:45 pm

Attendance: 0

Referee: Craig Pawson

Aston Villa Liverpool
Barry (41) Mane (4, 63), Wijnaldum (60), Salah (65)
Onodi Kelleher
Walker 75 N Williams
Revan R Williams
Bridge Fabinho
Rowe 75 Milner
Hayden Jones
Raikhy 65 Henderson 45
Dialla Sylla Wijnaldum
Bogarde 66 Salah 74
Chrisene 61 Mane 74
Barry Minamino 61


Tait Alisson
Sohna 66 Thiago Alcantara 45
Young 61 Firmino 61
Lindley 66 Oxlade-Chamberlain 74
Swinkels 75 Shaqiri 61
Rowe 75 Robertson
Ealing Origi 74
Zych Phillips
Jay-Hart Alexander-Arnold

Game Statistics

2 Goal attempts 29
1 On Target 13
2 Corners 18
2 Fouls 7
0 Yellow Cards 1
0 Red Cards 0
17 % 83

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  • Joe 60 says:

    I have never felt so proud of a Villa team coming off the pitch after such a heavy home defeat. A bunch of debutants that left it all on the pitch and Its sad that the full house chorus from ecstatic Villians they so richly deserved to hear at the end of the game was denied them by the awful disease that ironically gave them their opportunity.

  • Andy5759 says:

    What a bunch of heroes! Barry will be all we hoped he would be. Our defenders stood up like men and played their hearts out. Much to give us hope for the future. They all did themselves proud. Well done lads.

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