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 Post subject: Aston Villa v Chris Coleman Tues 21/11/17 19:45
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/41978132

Aston Villa remain without skipper John Terry and strikers Jonathan Kodjia and Scott Hogan for new Sunderland manager Chris Coleman's first game in charge.

Australian midfielder Mile Jedinak, who was rested for Saturday's 2-1 win at QPR, could come in.

Sunderland will be without Marc Wilson, Jonny Williams and Duncan Watmore after all three were forced off in the draw with Millwall on Saturday.

Midfielder Lee Cattermole serves a one-match ban.

The Black Cats have not won in 15 league matches since 13 August.

Just a week on from playing for Coleman in his last game as Wales manager, Villa defenders James Chester and Neil Taylor look likely to be up against him in his first match as Sunderland boss.

SAM's prediction
Home win - 59% Draw - 24% Away win - 17%

SAM, the Sports Analytics Machine, is a super-computer built by @ProfIanMcHale of the University of Liverpool.

Match facts


  • Steve Bruce has won 11 of his last 14 home matches against sides he was previously the manager of. His only defeat came when Hull City boss, against Crystal Palace, in November 2013.
  • Aston Villa and Sunderland have scored six goals each from outside the box this season - only Brentford (8), Ipswich Town (7) and Hull have done better.
  • This is the first meeting between these sides outside the top flight since April 1975, when Villa won 2-0 with goals from Ian Ross and future boss Brian Little.
  • Sunderland have conceded 33 Championship goals so far this season - only Burton Albion (34) have conceded more. The Black Cats are the only Championship side yet to keep a clean sheet.
  • The Black Cats have won on just two of their last 18 league visits to Villa Park.


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 Post subject: Re: Aston Villa v Chris Coleman Tues 21/11/17 19:45
PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:17 pm 
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CC has named his first squad. Getting excited yet? Not sure about Gibson as I thout N'Dong would be back.

Sunderland: Ruiter, Matthews, Browning, O’Shea, Oviedo, Gibson, Honeyman, McManaman, McGeady, Gooch, Grabban.
Subs: Steele, Love, Galloway, Vaughan, Asoro, Robson, Beadling.
https://www.safc.com/news/team-news/201 ... ston-villa


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 Post subject: Re: Aston Villa v Chris Coleman Tues 21/11/17 19:45
PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:29 am 

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Albert Adomah's third goal in two games helped Aston Villa beat Sunderland in Chris Coleman's first game in charge of the struggling Black Cats.

Coleman was appointed on Sunday, two days after resigning as Wales manager.

Adomah turned in a cross from Robert Snodgrass early on and Josh Onomah's deflected 20-yard strike made it 2-0.

Lewis Grabban's hooked finish made it a nervy finish for the hosts but Villa held on to go fourth in the table, while Sunderland remain bottom.

Steve Bruce's Villa, who have won seven of their past 11 games, are just four points behind second-placed Sheffield United, having also looked to be struggling at the start of the season.

Coleman's Black Cats made a bright start but Villa went in front when Snodgrass's inswinging cross found Adomah, who had time and space to place his shot past keeper Robbin Ruiter.

With Sunderland having plenty of possession in the first half, Grabban forced a save from Villa goalkeeper Sam Johnstone at the other end with a dangerous low cross before Aiden McGeady fired just wide from 20 yards.

But on Villa's 143rd birthday, Onomah doubled their lead with a shot from outside the area that hit Sunderland defender Tyias Browning on its way into the net.

Grabban's 10th goal in 14 games was not enough to prevent Sunderland's winless league run extending to 16 matches.

Josh Onomah's goal was the third of his loan spell from Tottenham Hotspur

Coleman's challenge

Having applauded his new supporters before the kick-off, Coleman was hoping to make an instant impression.

He made five changes in his first game in charge but was forced into several of them, with midfielder Lee Cattermole suspended and Marc Wilson, Duncan Watmore and Jonny Williams all injured in Saturday's 2-2 draw with Millwall.

Eight first-team players currently being out of action shows just why the former Wales manager has such a difficult task in turning his new side's season around.

The Black Cats have failed to win at home in 20 attempts in all competitions and have only won once in the Championship since being relegated from the Premier League last season.

Coleman surpassed expectations by taking Wales to their first major tournament for 58 years and then reaching the semi-finals of Euro 2016, and will hope to make a similar impact at the Stadium of Light.

Villa boss Steve Bruce:

"We didn't play very well at all but we found a way to win which is important.

"It's very difficult for Chris. When I walked in here (Villa) my fear was you're not too big to go down, we've seen it, but he is ready for the challenge and I hope he pulls them through."

Sunderland manager Chris Coleman:


"It's a bit doom and gloom at our place at the moment, bottom and with 10 first-team players unavailable.

"No excuses, we're bottom of the league and sometimes that happens, you have bad news after bad news.

"It's only us who are going to get our of it, by hook or by crook. Overall, they had a go and at 2-0 down they could have melted and they never did.

"In these moments this is where team spirit comes from. It's only us who can fight the fight, no one is going to come and help us."

Aston Villa


1Johnstone
21Hutton
4Samba
5Chester
3Taylor
7Snodgrass
6WhelanSubstituted forJedinakat 63'minutes
14Hourihane
37AdomahSubstituted forEl Mohamady Abdel Fattahat 87'minutes
18Onomah
39DavisSubstituted forGrealishat 75'minutes

Substitutes


2de Laet
8Lansbury
10Grealish
13Steer
15Jedinak
20Bjarnason
27El Mohamady Abdel Fattah

Sunderland

25 Ruiter
21 Matthews
16 O'Shea
18 Browning
3 Oviedo
24 Gibson Substituted for Robson at 86'minutes
13 McManaman Substituted for Asoroa t 73'minutes
26 Honeyman
27 Gooch Substituted for Vaughan at 63'minutes
19 McGeady
11 Grabban

Substitutes


1 Steele
9 Vaughan
15 Galloway
22 Love
28 Robson
29 Asoro
31 Beadling

Referee:
Steve Martin
Attendance:
27,662


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 Post subject: Re: Aston Villa v Chris Coleman Tues 21/11/17 19:45
PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:30 am 

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I have only seen the goals and nothing else. Their second just looked like a fluke.


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 Post subject: Re: Aston Villa v Chris Coleman Tues 21/11/17 19:45
PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:59 pm 
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Also not seen much of the Villa game but after going two down early in the 2nd half it was good that they fought back to half the deficit when they could have just folded and let in more.


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