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Match report: Villa 2-1 Fulham

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Match report: Villa 2-1 Fulham

Game details

Match: Aston Villa v Fulham
Date: October 21, 2017 
Competition: Championship
Venue: Villa Park
Kick-off: 3.00pm
Attendance: 30,724
Weather:  12c, wet and windy

Scoring summary

Terry 23
Johansen 45
Adomah 49 

Analysis

John Terry scored his first goal for the club and Albert Adomah hit a second-half winner as Villa emerged with maximum points from an entertaining contest against Fulham.

Steve Bruce’s side were ahead on 23 minutes when Conor Hourihane delivered an inswinging free-kick from the right and Terry timed his run perfectly to send a powerful header inside the near post. 

If David Button had no chance with that one, the Fulham keeper prevented Villa from complete control by half-time, making good saves from Hourihane, Josh Onomah and Jonathan Kodjia – only for Stefan Johansen to equalise from a free-kick in added time.

AdomahNo2But Villa were back in front four minutes after the interval, Adomah firing home a low shot after Glenn Whelan’s fine pass had set up Onomah for a cross from the right.

Sam Johnstone kept the lead intact with a point-blank save from Floyd Ayite before sub Ritchie De Laet almost increased it with a late header that was brilliantly tipped over by Button.

Misconduct summary

Villa bookings

Onomah (foul)

Fulham bookings

Norwood, Fonte (fouls) 

Line-ups

VILLA: Johnstone; Elmohamady, Chester, Terry, Hutton; Whelan, Hourihane; Snodgrass (De Laet 79), Onomah, Adomah (Bjarnason 86); Kodjia (Davis 73)Unused subs: Steer, Samba, Hogan, O’Hare.

FULHAM: Button; Fredericks, Kalas, Ream, Sessegnon; Fonte (Kebano 79), Norwood (Cairney 60), McDonald, Johansen (Cisse 73), Ayite; Kamara.Unused subs: Bettinelli, Odoi, Soares, Mollo. 

Officials

Referee:  Michael Jones
Assistant Referee 1:  Adam Matthews
Assistant Referee 2:  Nick Hopton
Fourth Official: Geoff Eltringham

Rob Bishop
By @robbishopavfc 21st October 2017