Saturday 21 October 2017, 3:00pm at Villa Park, Birmingham
Sky Bet Championship
Aston Villa
Aston Villa
2
Terry 23'; Adomah 49'
Fulham FC
Fulham
1
Johansen 45'+2

23' Goal

John Terry
Assist by Conor Hourihane

49' Goal

Albert Adomah
Assist by Jonathan Kodjia

82' Yellow Card

Josh Onomah Card was given for a foul

73' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Keinan Davis
Off:Jonathan Kodjia

81' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Ritchie de Laet
Off:Robert Snodgrass

86' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Birkir Bjarnason
Off:Albert Adomah

45'+2 Goal

Stefan Johansen

9' Yellow Card

Oliver Norwood Card was given for a foul

15' Yellow Card

Rui Fonte Card was given for a foul

60' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Tom Cairney
Off:Oliver Norwood

73' Substitution

Player was substituted due to an injury
On:Ibrahima Cissé
Off:Stefan Johansen

79' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Neeskens Kebano
Off:Rui Fonte

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Fulham’s unbeaten run came to an end in the Midlands, as Aston Villa eked out a narrow 2-1 win.

Fulham’s unbeaten run came to an end in the Midlands, as Aston Villa eked out a narrow 2-1 win.

John Terry – ever popular with the Whites faithful – headed in the opener, but Stefan Johansen restored parity in first half stoppage time with an excellent free-kick.

The visitors looked to take the game to their hosts soon after the restart, but were quickly behind again when Albert Adomah slotted in.

The Villans actually had the better chances thereafter, although Floyd Ayité will be disappointed not to have scored when he shot too close to goalkeeper Sam Johnstone.

Slaviša Jokanović was able to make two changes to the side that secured a late draw with Preston North End a week earlier. Ryan Fredericks and Aboubakar Kamara returned from injury to take their places in the starting XI, meaning Denis Odoi and Neeskens Kebano dropped to the bench.

The first chance came Fulham’s way three minutes in when the home defence backed off Ayité as he countered. The winger fed Ryan Sessegnon to his left but Kamara couldn’t get a good enough purchase on the youngster’s zippy cross, and Johnstone was able to save easily enough.

Oliver Norwood took a tactical booking on nine minutes when Jonathan Kodjia threatened to break through after robbing Tim Ream of possession, and Rui Fonte followed him into the book on the quarter hour mark after mistiming his tackle on Robert Snodgrass.

Some lovely footwork from Kodjia on the edge of the box then saw him get beyond his man and into a shooting position, but his finish didn’t match the skill as he dragged it well wide and out for a throw-in.

After a quiet start, the home side were now on top, and Alan Hutton perhaps should have done better when he headed Snodgrass’ free-kick over.

The Whites responded when a neat Ayité flick released Sessegnon, who in turn fed Kamara. The striker elected to try and square to Fonte in the middle, but the Portuguese was crowded out as he tried to turn it home.

The breakthrough arrived midway through the first half when Terry flicked Conor Hourihane’s free-kick beyond David Button. It was Terry’s first goal for his new club but rather than celebrate with his own fans, he opted to run to the travelling Fulham faithful and goad them best he could.

Button was then called into action to repel two long rangers from Hourihane and Josh Onomah, the latter of which he kept out with an unorthodox save with his chest as the ball swerved in the air.

Ayité then had a go with his own effort from distance, but he couldn’t control the strike and it flew over.

Fulham had Button to thank for keeping the score at 1-0 in the 38th minute when Kodjia was played in. The striker would have been favourite to double the lead but Button made himself huge to smother his powerful strike.

Somehow Snodgrass escaped a booking for sparking out Ayité with a horrendous challenge three minutes before the break. The forward needed some treatment but was thankfully okay to continue.

Fulham went into the break level courtesy of another Johansen stunner. After Ayité had been scythed down on the edge of the box, the midfielder bent a sumptuous free-kick in via the far post.

Villa needed just four minutes of the second half to restore their advantage, though. A ball across the box from Onomah was miscued by Kodjia only to drop to Adomah at the far post who coolly side footed in.

It should have been 2-2 in the 54th minute when Fredericks picked out Ayité in the middle, but his instinctive shot was brilliantly kept out by Johnstone.

Jokanović responded by sending Tom Cairney into the mix on the hour mark, with the yellow carded Norwood the man to make way. And 13 minutes later there was another change in midfield as Johansen limped off to be replaced by Ibrahima Cisse.

Villa’s first switch saw Kodjia make way for Keinan Davis, before the Whites’ final substitution arrived in the guise of Kebano for Fonte. Steve Bruce then tried to shore things up by bringing defender Ritchie De Laet on for midfielder Snodgrass.

With eight minutes to go, Onomah was shown Villa’s first card following a late lunge on Kamara.

De Laet’s first touch could have sealed the result when he headed Adomah’s cross on target, but Button made a fantastic reflex save to tip it over.

That was Adomah’s final action of the game, as he made way for Birkir Bjarnason.

A couple of half chances fell Fulham’s way before the final whistle, but nothing clear cut enough to threaten an equaliser.

Match Information

Competition: Sky Bet Championship

Date: Saturday 21 October 2017
Kick-off: 3:00pm

Venue: Villa Park, Birmingham
Attendance: 30,724

Referee: Mike Jones

Aston Villa

Line-up: Johnstone; Ahmed El Mohamady, Chester, Terry, Hutton; Snodgrass (de Laet 81'), Whelan, Hourihane, Adomah (Bjarnason 86'); Onomah; Kodjia (Davis 73')

Unused substitutes: Steer, Christopher Samba, O'Hare, Hogan

Manager: Steve Bruce

Fulham

Line-up: Button; Fredericks, Kalas, Ream, Ryan Sessegnon; Norwood (Cairney 60'), McDonald, Johansen (Cissé 73'); Rui Fonte (Kebano 79'), Kamara, Floyd Ayité

Unused substitutes: Bettinelli, Odoi, Rafa Soares, Mollo

Manager: Slavisa Jokanovic

As It Stood Table

Pos Club Pl Pts
1 Wolverhampton Wanderers 13 29
2 Cardiff City 13 27
3 Sheffield United 13 27
4 Leeds United 13 23
5 Aston Villa 13 22
6 Bristol City 13 21
7 Preston North End 13 21
8 Derby County 12 19
9 Norwich City 12 19
10 Ipswich Town 11 18
11 Fulham 13 18
12 Nottingham Forest 13 18
13 Middlesbrough 13 17
14 Hull City 13 16
15 Sheffield Wednesday 13 16
16 Queens Park Rangers 13 15
17 Millwall 12 13
18 Brentford 13 13
19 Barnsley 12 12
20 Reading 12 12
21 Birmingham City 12 11
22 Burton Albion 13 10
23 Sunderland 13 9
24 Bolton Wanderers 13 6
Goals
2
1
Total Shots
15
9
Shots On Target
6
2
Passing Accuracy
69%
86%
Fouls
14
14
Corners
2
5
Offsides
2
2
Bookings
1
2
Sending Offs
0
0
Aston Villa (4-4-1-1)
  • 1Sam Johnstone
  • 27Ahmed El Mohamady
  • 5James Chester
  • 26John Terry
  • 21Alan Hutton
  • 7Robert Snodgrass
  • 6Glenn Whelan
  • 14Conor Hourihane
  • 37Albert Adomah
  • 18Josh Onomah
  • 22Jonathan Kodjia
Substitutes
  • 13Jed Steer
  • 2Ritchie de Laet
  • 4Christopher Samba
  • 20Birkir Bjarnason
  • 36Callum O'Hare
  • 39Keinan Davis
  • 9Scott Hogan
Manager
  • Steve Bruce
Fulham (4-3-3)
  • 27David Button
  • 2Ryan Fredericks
  • 26Tomas Kalas
  • 13Tim Ream
  • 3Ryan Sessegnon
  • 16Oliver Norwood
  • 6Kevin McDonald
  • 8Stefan Johansen
  • 9Rui Fonte
  • 47Aboubakar Kamara
  • 11Floyd Ayité
Substitutes
  • 1Marcus Bettinelli
  • 4Denis Odoi
  • 5Rafa Soares
  • 7Neeskens Kebano
  • 10Tom Cairney
  • 22Yohan Mollo
  • 44Ibrahima Cissé
Manager
  • Slavisa Jokanovic
Goals
0
0
Total shots
0
0
Ball played into the final third of the pitch
0
0
Minutes played by player
0
0
Assists from open play
0
0
Crosses
0
0
Tackles
0
0
Successful aerial duels
0
0
Duel over the possession of the ball where a player wins the ball
0
0
Pass forwards
0
0
Successful dribbles
0
0
Sum of all a players ball events
0
0
Accurate passes
0
0
Key passes
0
0
Player intercepts a pass
0
0
Goalkeeper saves
0
0
Goalkeeper catches a cross
0
0
  • Match ends, Aston Villa 2, Fulham 1.
  • 90'+5' Second Half ends, Aston Villa 2, Fulham 1.
  • 90'+1' Attempt blocked. Kevin McDonald (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
  • 89' Attempt missed. Aboubakar Kamara (Fulham) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Tom Cairney.
  • 88' Neeskens Kebano (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 88' Foul by Birkir Bjarnason (Aston Villa).
  • 87' Attempt missed. Keinan Davis (Aston Villa) header from the left side of the six yard box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Conor Hourihane with a cross following a corner.
  • 86' Substitution, Aston Villa. Birkir Bjarnason replaces Albert Adomah.
  • 85' Corner, Aston Villa. Conceded by David Button.
  • 85' Attempt saved. Ritchie de Laet (Aston Villa) header from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Albert Adomah.
  • 83' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Alan Hutton.
  • 82' Josh Onomah (Aston Villa) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 82' Aboubakar Kamara (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 82' Foul by Josh Onomah (Aston Villa).
  • 81' Substitution, Aston Villa. Ritchie de Laet replaces Robert Snodgrass.
  • 80' Attempt missed. Conor Hourihane (Aston Villa) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Glenn Whelan.
  • 79' Substitution, Fulham. Neeskens Kebano replaces Rui Fonte.
  • 78' Foul by Floyd Ayité (Fulham).
  • 78' John Terry (Aston Villa) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 78' Foul by Rui Fonte (Fulham).
  • 78' Glenn Whelan (Aston Villa) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 77' Attempt missed. Rui Fonte (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Floyd Ayité.
  • 74' Foul by Aboubakar Kamara (Fulham).
  • 74' Albert Adomah (Aston Villa) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 73' Substitution, Aston Villa. Keinan Davis replaces Jonathan Kodjia.
  • 73' Substitution, Fulham. Ibrahima Cissé replaces Stefan Johansen because of an injury.
  • 73' Delay over. They are ready to continue.
  • 72' Delay in match Stefan Johansen (Fulham) because of an injury.
  • 68' Attempt missed. Alan Hutton (Aston Villa) header from the right side of the six yard box misses to the left. Assisted by Robert Snodgrass with a cross following a corner.
  • 68' Corner, Aston Villa. Conceded by Tim Ream.
  • 65' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Josh Onomah.
  • 65' Attempt missed. Rui Fonte (Fulham) header from the left side of the six yard box misses to the right. Assisted by Ryan Sessegnon with a cross following a corner.
  • 64' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Alan Hutton.
  • 64' Attempt blocked. Albert Adomah (Aston Villa) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Josh Onomah.
  • 62' Foul by Kevin McDonald (Fulham).
  • 62' Glenn Whelan (Aston Villa) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 61' Tom Cairney (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 61' Foul by Jonathan Kodjia (Aston Villa).
  • 60' Substitution, Fulham. Tom Cairney replaces Oliver Norwood.
  • 60' Offside, Fulham. Ryan Sessegnon tries a through ball, but Aboubakar Kamara is caught offside.
  • 54' Attempt saved. Floyd Ayité (Fulham) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ryan Fredericks.
  • 52' Offside, Fulham. David Button tries a through ball, but Floyd Ayité is caught offside.
  • 49' Goal! Aston Villa 2, Fulham 1. Albert Adomah (Aston Villa) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jonathan Kodjia.
  • 49' Attempt missed. Jonathan Kodjia (Aston Villa) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Josh Onomah.
  • 47' Offside, Aston Villa. Josh Onomah tries a through ball, but Jonathan Kodjia is caught offside.
  • 47' Rui Fonte (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 47' Foul by John Terry (Aston Villa).
  • 46' Foul by Ryan Sessegnon (Fulham).
  • 46' Josh Onomah (Aston Villa) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • Second Half begins Aston Villa 1, Fulham 1.
  • 45'+3' First Half ends, Aston Villa 1, Fulham 1.
  • 45'+2' Goal! Aston Villa 1, Fulham 1. Stefan Johansen (Fulham) from a free kick with a left footed shot to the bottom left corner.
  • 45'+1' Floyd Ayité (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 45'+1' Foul by Glenn Whelan (Aston Villa).
  • 44' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Ahmed El Mohamady.
  • 44' Ryan Fredericks (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 44' Foul by Albert Adomah (Aston Villa).
  • 43' Delay over. They are ready to continue.
  • 42' Delay in match Floyd Ayité (Fulham) because of an injury.
  • 41' Floyd Ayité (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 41' Foul by Robert Snodgrass (Aston Villa).
  • 40' Foul by Kevin McDonald (Fulham).
  • 40' Albert Adomah (Aston Villa) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 38' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Robert Snodgrass.
  • 38' Floyd Ayité (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 38' Foul by Albert Adomah (Aston Villa).
  • 38' Attempt saved. Jonathan Kodjia (Aston Villa) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Josh Onomah with a through ball.
  • 35' Foul by Kevin McDonald (Fulham).
  • 35' Jonathan Kodjia (Aston Villa) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 31' Attempt missed. Floyd Ayité (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Stefan Johansen.
  • 28' Attempt saved. Josh Onomah (Aston Villa) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Alan Hutton.
  • 27' Aboubakar Kamara (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 27' Foul by Alan Hutton (Aston Villa).
  • 25' Attempt saved. Conor Hourihane (Aston Villa) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jonathan Kodjia.
  • 25' Foul by Ryan Sessegnon (Fulham).
  • 25' Robert Snodgrass (Aston Villa) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 24' Foul by Aboubakar Kamara (Fulham).
  • 24' Jonathan Kodjia (Aston Villa) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 23' Goal! Aston Villa 1, Fulham 0. John Terry (Aston Villa) header from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Conor Hourihane with a cross following a set piece situation.
  • 22' Foul by Kevin McDonald (Fulham).
  • 22' Robert Snodgrass (Aston Villa) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 20' Attempt blocked. Ryan Fredericks (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Oliver Norwood.
  • 18' Aboubakar Kamara (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 18' Foul by James Chester (Aston Villa).
  • 17' Attempt missed. Alan Hutton (Aston Villa) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Robert Snodgrass with a cross following a set piece situation.
  • 17' Hand ball by Aboubakar Kamara (Fulham).
  • 16' Attempt missed. Jonathan Kodjia (Aston Villa) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Albert Adomah.
  • 15' Rui Fonte (Fulham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 15' Foul by Rui Fonte (Fulham).
  • 15' Robert Snodgrass (Aston Villa) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 15' Foul by Aboubakar Kamara (Fulham).
  • 15' James Chester (Aston Villa) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 13' Attempt missed. Josh Onomah (Aston Villa) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses the top right corner. Assisted by Conor Hourihane.
  • 11' Floyd Ayité (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 11' Foul by Glenn Whelan (Aston Villa).
  • 10' Attempt blocked. Robert Snodgrass (Aston Villa) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
  • 9' Oliver Norwood (Fulham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 9' Foul by Oliver Norwood (Fulham).
  • 9' Jonathan Kodjia (Aston Villa) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 8' Attempt blocked. Stefan Johansen (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
  • 7' Floyd Ayité (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 7' Foul by Albert Adomah (Aston Villa).
  • 6' Kevin McDonald (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 6' Foul by Jonathan Kodjia (Aston Villa).
  • 6' Ryan Sessegnon (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 6' Dangerous play by Ahmed El Mohamady (Aston Villa).
  • 5' Offside, Aston Villa. Conor Hourihane tries a through ball, but Robert Snodgrass is caught offside.
  • First Half begins.
  • Lineups are announced and players are warming up.