Player statistic

QTY Event Time
Time Event QTY
82' 1 - Curfish
20' 1 Jonathan Kodjia
1 Ricardo Vaz Te

A pretty tight and scrappy game, with the post match stats suggested that a draw was probably the fair result. Villa came out of the blocks the quickest and were getting a lot of joy out of Samp's slow and ponderous centre backs. The first goal came when Kodjia, who took a poor first touch, managed to redeem himself with an acrobatic near post finish past the on-rushing 'keeper.

As the game went on the home side grew into things, young Mbappe had a game to forget as he wasted at least 3 or 4 one-on-one chances to pull his side level. The equaliser finally came when Ryan Donk rose highest from a corner, his header came back off the woodwork but deflected in off the back of the helpless Iraizoz. Villa then had a couple of chances to snatch a late winner but none were taken and it ended a point a piece.

Highlights - https://youtu.be/zio2cxVmNp0

GG mate, thought I was never going to get the equaliser, so I'll be sending your goalie a nice bunch of flowers to thank him