Premier League: Aston Villa beats Norwich City 2-0 on Saturday

BIRMINGHAM. Aston Villa tops Norwich City with a 2-0 win with a goal from O. Watkins (40') and a goal from D. Ings (90').


BIRMINGHAM. Aston Villa prevails over Norwich City with a 2-0 win with a goal from O. Watkins (40′) and a goal from D. Ings (90′).

The match was played at the Villa Park stadium in Birmingham on Saturday and it started at 3:00 pm local time. The referee was John Brooks with the assistance of Adam Nunn and Wade Smith. The 4th official was Kevin Friend. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was pleasant around 24.4 degrees Celsius or 75.9 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 66%.​

Match Statistics

There wasn’t much of a difference in ball possession. Aston Villa was in possession of the ball for 46% of the time vs. Norwich City that controlled the ball for 54% of the time.

Aston Villa was more aggressive with 39 dangerous attacks and 21 shots of which 5 were on target. Which is one of the reasons Aston Villa won the match.

Aston Villa shot 21 times, 5 on target, 16 off target. On the opposite side, Norwich City shot 8 times, 0 on target, 8 off target.


Aston Villa received 4 yellow cards (C. Chambers, T. Iroegbunam, D. Ings and J. Ramsey). On the other side, Norwich City received 1 yellow card (M. J. Aarons).

After this match, Aston Villa will have 37 points to stay in the 15th place. On the other side, Norwich City will stay with 21 points to stay in the 20th place.

Match Events

  • 25'

    M. J. Aarons

  • 40'

    D. Ings

    L. Bailey

  • 40'

    O. Watkins

  • 44'

    C. Chambers

  • 61'

    T. Iroegbunam

  • 68'

    D. Ings

  • 69'

    J. Sargent

    P. Lees Melou

  • 69'

    J. Ramsey

  • 75'

    D. Luiz

    T. Iroegbunam

  • 78'

    E. Buendia


  • 78'

    J. Rowe

    M. Rashica

  • 81'

    L. Rupp

    J. Sargent

  • 90'

    D. Ings

Next match

In the upcoming Premier League match, Aston Villa will play away with Burnley on the 7th of May with a 2-2 head to head stats.

Norwich City will host West Ham United on the 8th of May with a 5-1 head to head statistic in favor of West Ham United (3 draws).

Aston Villa: Formation and Lineups

Aston Villa started with a mid-fielder-oriented line-up (4-1-4-1).

The manager Steven Gerrard chose to play with the following team: Emiliano Martínez (7.3), Matty Cash (6.7), Calum Chambers (7.2), Tyrone Mings (6.7), Lucas Digne (7.0), Tim Iroegbunam (7.1), Leon Bailey (6.8), John McGinn (7.3), Jacob Ramsey (7.1), Philippe Coutinho (7.2) and Ollie Watkins (8.1).


Aston Villa made 3 changes: L. Bailey for D. Ings (40′), T. Iroegbunam for D. Luiz (75′) and Coutinho for E. Buendia (78′).

Top player: Ollie Watkins

The player who no doubt impressed Aston Villa the most was Ollie Watkins.

His rating is (8.1) with 1 goal, 20 passes (75% accurate) and 3 key passes. He was won 3 duels out of 10. He performed 1 cross.

Norwich City: Formation and Lineups

Norwich City started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).

On the other side, Dean Smith played with: Tim Krul (6.7), Max Aarons (6.6), Grant Hanley (6.9), Sam Byram (6.9), Brandon Williams (7.4), Billy Gilmour (6.8), Kenny McLean, Mathias Normann (6.8), Kieran Dowell (6.2), Pierre Lees Melou (6.9) and Milot Rashica (7.1), Teemu Pukki (6.4).


Norwich City made 3 changes: P. Lees Melou for J. Sargent (69′), M. Rashica for J. Rowe (78′) and J. Sargent for L. Rupp (81′).

Top player: Brandon Williams

The player who no doubt impressed Norwich City the most was Brandon Williams.

His rating is (7.4) with 43 passes (79% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 11 duels out of 14.

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