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Match report: Villa 0-1 Ipswich

Bruce hails Bree maturity Opposition view: Lowdown on Barnsley, Hourihane and Bruce
Match report: Villa 0-1 Ipswich

Game details

Match: Aston Villa v Ipswich Town
Date: February 11, 2017 
Competition: Championship
Venue: Villa Park
Kick-off: 3pm
Attendance: 30,796
Weather:  2C, damp

Scoring summary

Huws (83) 

Analysis

Villa’s unbeaten home record ground to a halt in a bitterly disappointing setback at the hands of Ipswich Town.

After dominating the first half, Steve Bruce’s men lost their momentum after the interval and fell to an 83rd-minute goal from Emyr Huws. 

Henri Lansbury and Conor Hourihane both went close during the opening exchanges, while Birkir Bjarnason’s fierce rising shot rattled the bar after Lansbury had rolled a free-kick invitingly across the penalty area. 

Ipswich keeper Bartosz Bialkowksi also frustrated the home side when he got down to hold Jonathan Kodjia’s low shot on the turn just before the interval.

But Ipswich came back strongly in the second half and although Villa had a header cleared off the line, Huws converted at close range seven minutes from the end following David McGoldrick’s low cross from the left.  

Misconduct summary

Villa bookings

None

Ipswich bookings

Knudsen (foul)
Diagouraga (foul)  

Line-ups

VILLA: Johnstone; Chester (c), Elphick (Bacuna 90), Baker; Hutton (Adomah 65), Bjarnason, Lansbury, Hourihane, Taylor (Green 78); Kodjia, HoganUnused subs: Bunn, Gardner, Amavi, Davis.

IPSWICH: Bialkowksi; Emmanuel, Chambers, Berra (Spence 44), Knudsen; Ward, Taylor (Kenlock 27), Diagouraga, McGoldrick, Huws (Bru 87).Unused subs: Gerken, Pitman, Sears, Moore.  

Officials

Referee: Tim Robinson
Assistant Referee 1: Jonathan Hunt
Assistant referee 2: Mark Jones  
Fourth Official: John Brooks  



By @AVFCOfficial 11th February 2017
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