Date: 5th May 2019 at 2:31pm
Written by:
Aston Villa
1 – 2
Norwich City

Villa Park

Championship

5/05/2019 12:30 pm

Attendance: 41696

Referee: Bankes

Aston Villa Norwich City
Kodjia (14) Pukki (7), Vrancic (86)
Steer Krul
Hutton Aarons
Tuanzebe Zimmermann
 
Hause Godfrey
Taylor Lewis
 
Whelan Vrancic
Adomah McLean 42
Lansbury
 
80 Buendia
 
Hourihane Stiepermann 73
Green Hernandez 92
Kodjia 72 Pukki

Substitutes

Jedinak Leitner 73
Davis 72 Rhodes
Bjarnason 80 Klose
El Ghazi Tettey 42
Elphick Hanley 92
Elmohamady McGovern
Kalinic Cantwell

Game Statistics

14 Goal attempts 23
4 On Target 5
9 Corners 9
12 Fouls 13
1 Yellow Cards 3
0 Red Cards 0
46 % 54

Aston Villa were looking to close the 2018/19 Championship season out in style as we welcomed Norwich City to Villa Park earlier today.

With a spot in the Play-Offs already guaranteed, this wasn’t a dead rubber simply owing to the fact that Norwich needed to win to ensure the title goes to Carrow Road, so plenty was riding on the match. For ourselves, it was the ongoing unbeaten run and confidence for the season extension that mattered.

With five changes to the starting lineup, the game was open and entertaining and although Norwich lifted the title with three points from a 2-1 victory, confidence won’t be shot given the overall performance we put in. Jonathan Kodjia got our goal.

All eyes to the Play-Offs now with key players nicely rested and we know it’s local rivals West Bromwich Albion in the Semi-Final affair, and simply put, we know what we need to do, let’s see if we can do it in some style!

Congrats to Norwich.

 

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