Saturday 22 October 2016, 3:00pm at Villa Park, Birmingham
Sky Bet Championship
Aston Villa
Aston Villa
1
Kodjia 80'
Fulham FC
Fulham
0

80' Goal

Jonathan Kodjia
Assist by Albert Adomah

55' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Albert Adomah
Off:Rudy Gestede

73' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Ross McCormack
Off:Mile Jedinak

86' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Ashley Westwood
Off:Jordan Ayew

45' Yellow Card

Lucas Piazon Card was given for a foul

72' Yellow Card

Kevin McDonald Card was given for a foul

83' Yellow Card

Chris Martin Card was given for a foul

90' Yellow Card

Michael Madl Card was given for a foul

67' Substitution

Player was substituted due to an injury
On:Tom Cairney
Off:Sone Aluko

81' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Matt Smith
Off:Stefan Johansen

81' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Floyd Ayité
Off:Lucas Piazon

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Fulham were beaten 1-0 by Aston Villa in a tepid encounter at Villa Park on Saturday afternoon.

Fulham were beaten 1-0 by Aston Villa in a tepid encounter at Villa Park on Saturday afternoon.

The home side had the better of the chances throughout, but they were given a massive helping hand with the winner.

David Button shanked his clearance into substitute Albert Adomah in a wide position, and he was able to pick out Jonathan Kodjia at the far post who applied the finish.

A scrappy goal was an accurate reflection of how the game had gone, with a mistake always likely to prove crucial.

Slaviša Jokanović made two changes to the side that came from behind to draw with Norwich City four days earlier. Both were in his defence, as Ryan Sessegnon and Michael Madl came in for Scott Malone and Tim Ream.

Villa began the game in the ascendancy, and after a couple of half chances that missed the target, Kodjia drew a first save of the day from Button in the 11th minute when the Fulham stopper beat away his wicked volley from a tight angle.

The first quarter of the game was low on goal-mouth action, with the Whites enjoying the majority of the play, but the home side always looking dangerous on the counter.

Button was not called into serious action again until 27 minutes in, when he got down quickly to repel Jordan Ayew’s zippy strike from the edge of the box, smothering it at the second attempt.

Another effort from the Ghanaian a couple of minutes before half time was tamely hit straight at Button, a strike that was indicative of a first half that was low on quality.

Fulham did manage to open their shot count before the break when Sone Aluko cut inside and let fly, but Pierluigi Gollini got his body behind the ball and saved easily enough.

In the final minute of regulation time, Lucas Piazon became the first man to have his name taken when he dragged down Leandro Bacuna in a wide position. Ayew took the set-piece, which needed to be palmed over by Button.

Within two minutes of the restart, Fulham should have gone in front. Stefan Johansen bent in a dangerous corner which was met by Madl at the far post, but he could only bundle it wide.

Then at the other end Gary Gardner looked as if he was about to burst in on goal, but the ball got stuck underneath his feet and the chance was gone.

10 minutes into the second half Villa made the first change of the game, replacing Rudy Gestede with Albert Adomah.

In the 65th minute Villa were presented with a free-kick in a dangerous position following a needless foul on Alan Hutton outside the box. Ayew’s set-piece was dipping in but Button pulled off a fine fingertip save to push it over.

Tom Cairney was then introduced to the play, in place of Aluko.

In the 72nd minute Kevin McDonald became the second player booked when he went in late on Adomah. Former Fulham man Ross McCormack then came on for Mile Jedinak.

As we approached the final 10 minutes, Villa were gifted the opener. Button couldn’t get a proper connection on his clearance and played in Adomah, whose cross was acrobatically converted by Kodjia.

Jokanović responded by introducing Matt Smith and Floyd Ayité for Johansen and Piazon.

It should have 2-0 moments later when McCormack’s slide-rule pass sent Ayew in on goal, but Button narrowed his angles quickly and the forward poked wide. He was then substituted for Ashley Westwood.

Bookings for Martin and Madl followed, before the former saw his long range effort take a deflection and dip over the bar in the first minute of stoppage time.

Kodjia could have wrapped it up at the death when he powered into the box before taking aim, but his shot was well saved by Button.

A late corner following good work by Ayité gave Fulham the slightest glimmer of hope, but it came to nothing, with the referee calling time on a dull game soon after.

Match Information

Competition: Sky Bet Championship

Date: Saturday 22 October 2016
Kick-off: 3:00pm

Venue: Villa Park, Birmingham
Attendance: 32,201

Referee: Andy Madley

Aston Villa

Line-up: Gollini; Hutton, Chester, Baker, Amavi; Bacuna, Jedinak (McCormack 73'), Gary Gardner; Kodjia, Gestede (Adomah 55'), Jordan Ayew (Westwood 86')

Unused substitutes: Bunn, Cissokho, Tshibola, Green

Manager: Steve Bruce

Fulham

Line-up: Button; Odoi, Sigurdsson, Madl, Ryan Sessegnon; Parker, McDonald; Lucas Piazon (Floyd Ayité 81'), Johansen (Matt Smith 81'), Sone Aluko (Cairney 67'); Martin

Unused substitutes: Bettinelli, Fredericks, Malone, Ream

Manager: Slavisa Jokanovic

As It Stood Table

Pos Club Pl Pts
1 Newcastle United 14 31
2 Brighton and Hove Albion 14 28
3 Huddersfield Town 14 28
4 Norwich City 14 27
5 Sheffield Wednesday 14 24
6 Bristol City 14 23
7 Birmingham City 14 23
8 Reading 14 22
9 Preston North End 14 20
10 Leeds United 14 20
11 Brentford 14 19
12 Barnsley 14 19
13 Queens Park Rangers 14 19
14 Fulham 14 18
15 Burton Albion 14 17
16 Aston Villa 14 17
17 Ipswich Town 14 17
18 Wolverhampton Wanderers 14 16
19 Nottingham Forest 13 15
20 Derby County 14 14
21 Blackburn Rovers 14 12
22 Cardiff City 13 12
23 Wigan Athletic 14 11
24 Rotherham United 14 6
Goals
1
0
Total Shots
16
4
Shots On Target
7
0
Passing Accuracy
72%
81%
Fouls
15
11
Corners
6
8
Offsides
2
4
Bookings
0
4
Sending Offs
0
0
Aston Villa (4-3-3)
  • 1Pierluigi Gollini
  • 21Alan Hutton
  • 12James Chester
  • 2Nathan Baker
  • 23Jordan Amavi
  • 7Leandro Bacuna
  • 25Mile Jedinak
  • 22Gary Gardner
  • 26Jonathan Kodjia
  • 14Rudy Gestede
  • 10Jordan Ayew
Substitutes
  • 31Mark Bunn
  • 28Aly Cissokho
  • 8Aaron Tshibola
  • 15Ashley Westwood
  • 37Albert Adomah
  • 19Andre Green
  • 44Ross McCormack
Manager
  • Steve Bruce
Fulham (4-2-3-1)
  • 27David Button
  • 4Denis Odoi
  • 17Ragnar Sigurdsson
  • 15Michael Madl
  • 30Ryan Sessegnon
  • 8Scott Parker
  • 6Kevin McDonald
  • 20Lucas Piazon
  • 14Stefan Johansen
  • 24Sone Aluko
  • 25Chris Martin
Substitutes
  • 1Marcus Bettinelli
  • 2Ryan Fredericks
  • 3Scott Malone
  • 13Tim Ream
  • 10Tom Cairney
  • 9Matt Smith
  • 11Floyd Ayité
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 1, Fulham 0.
  • 90'+5' Second Half ends, Aston Villa 1, Fulham 0.
  • 90'+4' Attempt blocked. Tom Cairney (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Matt Smith with a headed pass.
  • 90'+3' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Pierluigi Gollini.
  • 90'+3' Attempt missed. Albert Adomah (Aston Villa) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.
  • 90'+3' Attempt saved. Jonathan Kodjia (Aston Villa) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ross McCormack.
  • 90'+1' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Gary Gardner.
  • 90'+1' Attempt blocked. Chris Martin (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Tom Cairney.
  • 90' Michael Madl (Fulham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 90' Foul by Michael Madl (Fulham).
  • 90' Albert Adomah (Aston Villa) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 86' Substitution, Aston Villa. Ashley Westwood replaces Jordan Ayew.
  • 85' Floyd Ayité (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 85' Foul by Albert Adomah (Aston Villa).
  • 83' Chris Martin (Fulham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 83' Foul by Chris Martin (Fulham).
  • 83' Pierluigi Gollini (Aston Villa) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 83' Attempt missed. Chris Martin (Fulham) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Matt Smith with a cross.
  • 82' Attempt missed. Jordan Ayew (Aston Villa) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Ross McCormack with a through ball.
  • 81' Substitution, Fulham. Floyd Ayité replaces Lucas Piazon.
  • 81' Substitution, Fulham. Matt Smith replaces Stefan Johansen.
  • 80' Goal! Aston Villa 1, Fulham 0. Jonathan Kodjia (Aston Villa) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Albert Adomah with a cross.
  • 79' Stefan Johansen (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 79' Foul by Jordan Ayew (Aston Villa).
  • 77' Offside, Aston Villa. Ross McCormack tries a through ball, but Jonathan Kodjia is caught offside.
  • 76' Foul by Scott Parker (Fulham).
  • 76' Ross McCormack (Aston Villa) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 75' Kevin McDonald (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 75' Foul by Ross McCormack (Aston Villa).
  • 74' Offside, Fulham. Denis Odoi tries a through ball, but Tom Cairney is caught offside.
  • 73' Substitution, Aston Villa. Ross McCormack replaces Mile Jedinak.
  • 72' Kevin McDonald (Fulham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 72' Foul by Kevin McDonald (Fulham).
  • 72' Albert Adomah (Aston Villa) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 69' Foul by Stefan Johansen (Fulham).
  • 69' Nathan Baker (Aston Villa) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 68' Attempt blocked. Jordan Ayew (Aston Villa) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Mile Jedinak.
  • 67' Chris Martin (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 67' Foul by James Chester (Aston Villa).
  • 67' Substitution, Fulham. Tom Cairney replaces Sone Aluko because of an injury.
  • 67' Delay over. They are ready to continue.
  • 66' Delay in match Sone Aluko (Fulham) because of an injury.
  • 65' Attempt missed. Jonathan Kodjia (Aston Villa) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Jordan Ayew with a cross following a corner.
  • 65' Corner, Aston Villa. Conceded by David Button.
  • 65' Attempt saved. Jordan Ayew (Aston Villa) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.
  • 64' Foul by Sone Aluko (Fulham).
  • 64' Alan Hutton (Aston Villa) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 63' Lucas Piazon (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 63' Foul by Nathan Baker (Aston Villa).
  • 60' Foul by Michael Madl (Fulham).
  • 60' Leandro Bacuna (Aston Villa) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 59' Corner, Aston Villa. Conceded by Lucas Piazon.
  • 56' Chris Martin (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 56' Foul by James Chester (Aston Villa).
  • 55' Substitution, Aston Villa. Albert Adomah replaces Rudy Gestede.
  • 54' Lucas Piazon (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 54' Foul by Gary Gardner (Aston Villa).
  • 53' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by James Chester.
  • 52' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Alan Hutton.
  • 51' Chris Martin (Fulham) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 51' Foul by Alan Hutton (Aston Villa).
  • 50' Attempt missed. Jonathan Kodjia (Aston Villa) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Jordan Amavi.
  • 48' Corner, Aston Villa. Conceded by Ragnar Sigurdsson.
  • 47' Lucas Piazon (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 47' Foul by Jordan Ayew (Aston Villa).
  • 46' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Jordan Amavi.
  • Second Half begins Aston Villa 0, Fulham 0.
  • 45'+2' First Half ends, Aston Villa 0, Fulham 0.
  • 45'+2' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Nathan Baker.
  • 45'+1' Corner, Aston Villa. Conceded by David Button.
  • 45' Attempt saved. Jordan Ayew (Aston Villa) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left is saved in the top left corner.
  • 45' Lucas Piazon (Fulham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 45' Foul by Lucas Piazon (Fulham).
  • 45' Jordan Amavi (Aston Villa) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 44' Attempt missed. Sone Aluko (Fulham) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by David Button.
  • 43' Attempt saved. Jordan Ayew (Aston Villa) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Gary Gardner.
  • 41' Ragnar Sigurdsson (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 41' Foul by Jonathan Kodjia (Aston Villa).
  • 40' Attempt missed. Nathan Baker (Aston Villa) header from the centre of the box misses to the right following a corner.
  • 40' Corner, Aston Villa. Conceded by Ryan Sessegnon.
  • 35' Offside, Fulham. Kevin McDonald tries a through ball, but Chris Martin is caught offside.
  • 31' Chris Martin (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 31' Foul by James Chester (Aston Villa).
  • 30' Offside, Fulham. Stefan Johansen tries a through ball, but Ryan Sessegnon is caught offside.
  • 27' Attempt saved. Jordan Ayew (Aston Villa) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Rudy Gestede.
  • 19' Lucas Piazon (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 19' Foul by Leandro Bacuna (Aston Villa).
  • 18' Attempt missed. Leandro Bacuna (Aston Villa) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Alan Hutton with a cross.
  • 17' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Jordan Ayew.
  • 15' Offside, Fulham. Ragnar Sigurdsson tries a through ball, but Stefan Johansen is caught offside.
  • 13' Foul by Stefan Johansen (Fulham).
  • 13' Jonathan Kodjia (Aston Villa) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 12' Foul by Gary Gardner (Aston Villa).
  • 12' Sone Aluko (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 11' Corner, Aston Villa. Conceded by David Button.
  • 11' Attempt saved. Jonathan Kodjia (Aston Villa) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Alan Hutton.
  • 9' Attempt missed. James Chester (Aston Villa) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Jordan Ayew with a cross following a set piece situation.
  • 8' Foul by Denis Odoi (Fulham).
  • 8' Gary Gardner (Aston Villa) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 7' Foul by Mile Jedinak (Aston Villa).
  • 7' Chris Martin (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 5' Offside, Aston Villa. Alan Hutton tries a through ball, but Jonathan Kodjia is caught offside.
  • 4' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Jordan Amavi.
  • 3' Attempt missed. Jordan Ayew (Aston Villa) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Mile Jedinak.
  • 2' Foul by Kevin McDonald (Fulham).
  • 2' Leandro Bacuna (Aston Villa) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 1' Scott Parker (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 1' Foul by Gary Gardner (Aston Villa).
  • First Half begins.
  • Lineups are announced and players are warming up.