Match Stats

Villa Outclassed At The Palace – Match Stats


After an incredibly poor showing against Bournemouth on the opening day of the 2022/23 Premier League campaign, there some positives that Aston Villa fans could take from our victory over Everton and with today’s game seeing us travel down to Selhurst Park to face Patrick Vieira’s Crystal Palace side, everyone hoped that we’d now start walking the walk and actually picked up back to back victories.

And we did almost have the perfect start as five minutes in Leon Bailey set up Ollie Watkins to give us the lead. A lead that only lasted two minutes, before Wilfried Zaha got the first of his brace and having basically out fought us and out thought us, the hosts pushed on further in the second half, scoring twice to secure a 3-1 win.

There can’t even really be any Video Assistant Referee complaints here, as Palace rightly had a first half goal ruled out for offside before the penalty was awarded (another penalty shout earlier dismissed) – but plenty will be taking another look at Emi Buendia’s shout for a foul in the build up to the leveller.

Back to the drawing board, if we ever left it.

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Crystal Palace
3 – 1
Aston Villa

Selhurst Park

Premier League

20/08/2022 4:00 pm

Referee: Andy Madley

Crystal Palace Aston Villa
Zaha (7, 58), Mateta (71) Watkins (5)
Guaita Martinez
Ward Cash
Andersen Konsa
Guehi Mings
Mitchell Digne
82 McGinn
Doucoure Kamara
Eze 90+1 J Ramsey
J Ayew 70 Bailey 66
Edouard 70 Watkins
82 Buendia 73


Milivojevic 82 Douglas Luiz 73
Olise 70 Ings 66
Mateta 70 Chambers
Clyne Augustinsson
Hughes 82 Young
Johnstone Nakamba
Ebiowei Coutinho 73
Richards 90+1 Olsen
Whitworth Archer

Game Statistics

17 Goal attempts 13
9 On Target 5
4 Corners 2
16 Fouls 14
2 Yellow Cards 1
0 Red Cards 0
51 % 49

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