• Ollie Watkins 2'
1
Regular Season
Finished
AVL
ARS
KO
  • GOAL! ASTON VILLA 1-0 ARSENAL! What a start for Villa! Cedric doesn't deal with a direct ball forward and Traore picks up the pieces, bursting past the full-back to cross. It comes to Watkins in the box whose scuffed shot beats Ryan!
    Aston Villa
    Goal
    AVL - Ollie Watkins
    2'
  • Konsa gets the game's first yellow card for a cynical foul on Saka as Arsenal break. Saka might take a while to shake that challenge off.
    Aston Villa
    Yellow card
    AVL - Ezri Konsa Ngoyo
    31'
  • Nakamba gets a yellow card for taking Saka out once it's clear that Arsenal no longer have the advantage.
    Aston Villa
    Yellow card
    AVL - Marvelous Nakamba
    35'
HT
  • Partey's booked for pushing over Nakamba in the build-up to those Watkins chances. It seems a little harsh.
    Arsenal
    Yellow card
    ARS - Thomas Partey
    52'
  • Arsenal make the game's first substitution. Lacazette is replaced by Aubameyang who's had a lacklustre campaign to date.
    Arsenal
    Arsenal
    Substitution
    Substitution - Out9 - Alexandre Lacazette
    Substitution - In14 - Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
    59'
  • Meanwhile Arsenal make another change. The Real Madrid loanee Odegaard is on for Cedric, who was at fault for Villa's goal. Saka moves to left-back to escape the attentions of Grealish and pair up with Pepe.
    Arsenal
    Arsenal
    Substitution
    Substitution - Out17 - Cédric Soares
    Substitution - In23 - Martin Ødegaard
    65'
  • Villa make their own substitution. Trezeguet is on for Traore.
    Aston Villa
    Aston Villa
    Substitution
    Substitution - Out15 - Bertrand Traoré
    Substitution - In17 - Trézéguet
    66'
  • Willian is on for Partey. It looks like Arsenal are going to go all-out attack for the last 15 minutes.
    Arsenal
    Arsenal
    Substitution
    Substitution - Out5 - Thomas Partey
    Substitution - In12 - Willian
    74'
  • Barkley trudges off as Villa make another substitution. The midfielder doesn't look happy. Villa's 19-year-old youth product Ramsey replaces him.
    Aston Villa
    Aston Villa
    Substitution
    Substitution - Out33 - Ross Barkley
    Substitution - In41 - Jacob Ramsey
    78'
  • Xhaka gets a late booking for that petulant foul on Grealish. Villa have gotten under Arsenal's skin all game.
    Arsenal
    Yellow card
    ARS - Granit Xhaka
    94'
  • Grealish goes down under Willian's challenge. Villa's talisman really has been in the wars. Grealish lands his name in the book for preventing play from restarting quickly. It doesn't matter though - this game's over!
    Aston Villa
    Yellow card
    AVL - Jack Grealish
    96'
FT
Aston Villa
Match stats
Arsenal
34%
Possession
66%
12
Shots
14
8
Shots (On goal)
3
3
Corners
7
3
Saves
7
12
Fouls
12

Line-ups

26
Emiliano Martínez
2
Matthew Cash
4
Ezri Konsa Ngoyo
5
Tyrone Mings
18
Matt Targett
7
John McGinn
19
Marvelous Nakamba
15
Bertrand Traoré
33
Ross Barkley
10
Jack Grealish
11
Ollie Watkins
Aston Villa
4-2-3-1
0
Mat Ryan
2
Héctor Bellerín
16
Rob Holding
6
Gabriel Magalhães
17
Cédric Soares
5
Thomas Partey
34
Granit Xhaka
7
Bukayo Saka
10
Emile Smith Rowe
19
Nicolas Pépé
9
Alexandre Lacazette
Arsenal
4-2-3-1

Team stats

Aston Villa

GoalkeepersGGCSAV
003
ForwardsGGASFCFW
2'
10421
MidfieldersGGASFCFW
00031
00101
00124
78'
00211
66'
01120
DefendersGGASFCFW
00100
00000
00010
00000
SubstitutesGGASFCFW
66'(Bertrand Traoré)
00011
Jacob Ramsey
78'(Ross Barkley)
00100
00000
00000
00000
00000
00000
00000
000--

Arsenal

GoalkeepersGGCSAV
017
ForwardsGGASFCFW
59'
00010
MidfieldersGGASFCFW
00130
Bukayo Saka
00014
Emile Smith Rowe
00011
00200
74'
00012
SubstitutesGGASFCFW
59'(Alexandre Lacazette)
00100
65'(Cédric Soares)
00110
74'(Thomas Partey)
00010
Gabriel Martinelli
00000
00000
00000
00000
00000
000--

Team Ranks

Aston Villa
Match stats
Arsenal
34%
Possession
66%
12
Shots
14
8
Shots (On goal)
3
3
Corners
7
3
Saves
7
12
Fouls
12