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Match report: Cambridge United 0-3 Villa

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Game details

Match: Cambridge United v Aston Villa
Date: July 26, 2016
Competition: Pre-season friendly
Venue: The Abbey Stadium
Kick-off: 7.30pm
Attendance: 3961 – 816 Villans
Weather: 21C, 69F, mostly cloudy

Scoring summary

Scott Sinclair [8]
Rushian Hepburn-Murphy [8]
Gary Gardner [78]


Villa were deserved winners here at the Abbey Stadium as they defeated Cambridge United 3-0 in the latest pre-season clash.

Roberto Di Matteo watched on as his side – featuring a good mix of experience and youth – saw off the U’s in comfortable fashion.

There was a quickfire double in the eighth minute as forward pair Scott Sinclair and Rushian Hepburn-Murphy both struck.

And there was the cherry on top of the cake with just over 10 minutes remaining as Gary Gardner swept home from just inside the box after a wonderful cutback from birthday boy Andre Green.


CAMBRIDGE UNITED: Norris, Adams (Taylor, 70), Dallison (Legge, 70), Coulson (Roberts, 70), Keane (Williams), Berry (Maris, 70 mins), Newton (Dunne), Clark (A.Trialist, 45 mins), Elito, McGurk (Dunk, 17 – subbed off Mingoia, 70)), Williamson (Pigott , 70).

VILLA: Gollini, Lyden (Suliman 71), Okore, Toner, Bennett, Bacuna (Green, 65), Gardner, Tshibola (Sanchez, 55), Grealish (Veretout, 79), Hepburn-Murphy, Sinclair. Subs: Idem, Abdo. 

Misconduct summary

No bookings or dismissals.


Referee: David Rock
Assistant Referee 1: Anthony DaCosta
Assistant Referee 2: Tom Hancock
Fourth Official: Josh Few

Paul Brown
By @paulbrownavfc 26th July 2016