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Villa Continue Blowing Bubbles & The Faithful Begin The Boos – Match Stats


I doubt I’m the only Aston Villa fan now fearful of the arrival of match day, but Sunday was here again, so the faithful returned to Villa Park to see what the visit of David Moyes West Ham United side would bring.

With The Hammers being winless so far, and our form being less than great, many expected this would be another of those games where typical Villa encouraged our opponents to break their run of form, but it was a semi reasonable first half for a change.

We were more in charge, chances were coming, but that’s not to say it was great as it was pretty forgettable, West Ham hadn’t really turned up and we still mostly looked like a side who had never played together before. We did have the ball in the back of the net though as Ezra Konsa tapped home – sadly for us it was disallowed as Lucas Digne’s corner went out of play first.

The visitors improved at the break and they had a couple of good chances of their own, predictably for us, 16 minutes from the full time whistle, a Pablo Fornals effort looped up off Konsa and deflected passed Emi Martinez.

A third defeat of the season for Stevie and we are now back to a booing Villa Park. After a woeful end to 2021/22, that’s our easy season openers out of the way and we can look forward to Arsenal and Manchester City.

Thank God Gerrard got his players in and a full pre-season eh, think of the mess we’d be in right now if we’d focused on a system that actually plays to our strengths.

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Manchester United beat us to the inaugural Prem title in 1992/93, but what was the score when we travelled to Old Trafford?

Aston Villa
0 – 1
West Ham United

Villa Park

Premier League

28/08/2022 3:00 pm

Attendance: 41796

Referee: David Coote

Aston Villa West Ham United
Fornals (74)
Martinez Fabianski
Johnson 23
Konsa Kehrer
Chambers Zouma
Digne Cresswell
Douglas Luiz 66 Emerson 45
Coutinho 66 Fornals
McGinn 90+1 Rice
Watkins Bowen
Ings 78 Scamacca 65


Buendia 66 Coufal 23
Augustinsson Antonio 65
Young Lanzini
Nakamba Downes
Olsen Areola
Bailey 78 Cornet
Archer 90+1 Ogbonna
J Ramsey 66 Benrahma 45
Iroegbunam Coventry

Game Statistics

9 Goal attempts 7
3 On Target 2
3 Corners 2
10 Fouls 10
2 Yellow Cards 0
0 Red Cards 0
58 % 42

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