Date: 13th April 2019 at 5:13pm
Written by:
Aston Villa
2 – 1
Bristol City

Villa Park


13/04/2019 3:00 pm

Attendance: 41418

Referee: Duncan

Aston Villa Bristol City
Abraham (pen 55), Hourihane (66) Diedhiou (74)
Steer O'Leary
Elmohamady Hunt
Jedinak Kalas
Tuanzebe Webster
Taylor Dasilva
Hourihane 80 Weimann
Whelan Brownhill
Adomah Eliasson 60
Abraham 72 Taylor
El Ghazi Diedhiou


Lansbury 80 Wright
Davis 72 Baker 60
Green Walsh
Bjarnason Kelly
Hutton Paterson 89
Sarkic Marinovic
Ramsey Palmer 60

Game Statistics

25 Goal attempts 11
10 On Target 1
10 Corners 4
7 Fouls 13
1 Yellow Cards 6
0 Red Cards 0
49 % 51

Not so fresh from seven wins on the spin, a changed Aston Villa side welcomed fellow promotion hopefuls Bristol City to Villa Park for today’s Championship action.

We already knew we’d be minus Tyrone Mings in the heart of defence following his double yellow carding in the last match and the one game suspension that followed, but Jack Grealish went down with illness and was a late omission from the tie.

After a goalless first half that we did edge, it came together more in the second half and Tammy Abraham made up for his last miss, by burying his chance from the penalty spot in the 55th minute. Eleven minutes later Conor Hourihane had doubled our advantage and although the visitors did get a goal back with just over 15 minutes remaining in the tie, we were comfortable and if anything, the margin of victory should’ve been greater.

City scored with their only registered effort on target.

Now the big question, can we make it nine on the spin?