Gianiolo Theatrical Goal…A. Villa, 1-1 draw with Sheffield, 1-1 → tied with Arsenal

December 23, 2023 | by

Coach Unai Emery, who missed the opportunity to become the leader, bowed his head.

Aston Villa drew 1-1 with Sheffield United in the 18th round of the 2023-24 Premier League held at Villa Park in Birmingham, the U.K. at 5 a.m. on Sunday (Korea time). The team did not lose due to dramatic scoring, but Villa missed the opportunity to become the leader. Villa were in second place with Arsenal on the same score point but were behind in difference in gains and losses.

[Starting line-up]

The Villa featured Emiliano Martinez, Luca Digne, Clément Langley, Ezri Consa, Matty Cash, John McGinn, Douglas Luiz, Jacob Ramsey, Leon Bailey, Moussa Diaby and Ollie Watkins. Alex Moreno, Nicolo Zaniolo, John Duran, Leander Dendoncker and Callum Chambers started on the bench.

Sheffield were named in the selection list by Wes Foderingham, Oston Trusty, George Baldock, Jack Robinson, Jaden Bogle, Yaser Larucci, Vinicius Souza, Oliver Norwood, Anis Ben Slimane, Andre Brooks and Cameron Archer.

From the start, Villa took the lead and pushed. Digne shot in the 3rd minute of the first half, but it was wrong. Sheffield sat down and defended. Diaby sent a shot in the 18th minute of the first half, but it was blocked. In the 22nd minute of the first half, Konsa scored a header in a corner kick, but it missed the goal. Watkins’ shot in the 29th minute of the first half was wrong. Villa’s attack continued, but the goal was rarely opened.

Villa fans felt frustrated as they were unable to penetrate Sheffield’s defense. They steadily gained chances of set piece, but the goal was not opened. The first half ended 0-0.

Manager Emery did not make any significant changes in the second half. Villa also hit in the second half. They came up to fullbacks on the left and right sides and added the number of attacks, but Sheffield’s defense defended well. Sheffield secured mobility by adding Max Lowe and Gustavo Hamer in the 12th minute of the second half.

In the 13th minute of the second half, Digne’s shot was blocked in a mixed situation. Bailey fired a sharp left-footed shot in the ensuing attack situation, and the goal was still there. The score was canceled. Referee Anthony Taylor conducted a video review and canceled the score after it was confirmed that Ramsey caught Fotheringham in the pre-scoring situation. Villa, who swallowed the regret, became more enthusiastic about the attack.

There was a handball foul. At the 27th minute of the second half, the referee judged that the ball was hit by Baldock’s hand while keeping Ramsey in check, and concluded that it was hit on the shoulder. Villa strengthened their offense by adding Duran and Moreno at the 28th minute of the second half. Sheffield added James McAtee at the 31st minute of the second half. Norwood attempted a shot at the 32nd minute of the second half, but Martinez saved it.

When the goal was not scored, Villa called in Bailey and scored Zaniolo in the 35th minute of the second half. Sheffield sought to score as he strengthened his attack. Norwood shot again in the 37th minute of the second half, but missed the goal.

Sheffield scored a goal. After receiving a Hamer pass at the 41st minute of the second half, Archer scored the goal and Sheffield took the lead. In a hurry, Villa kept putting the ball in front. At the 43rd minute of the second half, Moreno Heather was blocked by Fotheringham and the cash shot went off the defense. Sheffield changed the front line by removing Archer at the 45th minute of the second half and adding Oliver McBurnie.

The extra time was given nine minutes. In the 7th minute of extra time in the second half, Luis scored a fantastic cross. It was 1-1 with the Zaniolo header scoring. 랭크카지노 The game ended in a draw.


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