Aston Villa 0-0 Wolverhampton Wanderers: Hosts European hopes suffer another setback after goalless draw

Aston Villa 0-0 Wolverhampton Wanderers: Hosts European hopes suffer another setback after goalless draw

Romain Saiss
Romain Saiss had the best chance to break the deadlock for Wolves

Aston Rental property’s European hopes suffered another obstacle as they were held to a goalless draw by Wolves in their West Midlands derby.

The hosts, who suffered a surprise loss to Sheffield United in midweek, controlled the early stages with Ollie Watkins and Ezri Konsa both hitting the crossbar.

However with the prominent Jack Grealish again missing as he recovers from injury, Rental property faded after the break as Wolves triggered into life.

Having failed to develop an opportunity of note during the very first period, Nuno Espirito Santo’s visitors somehow contrived to miss several gilt-edged opportunities to snatch all 3 points.

Romain Saiss blazed an effort over the bar from virtually on the goal-line after Conor Coady had headed against a post, while another close-range effort from Coady drew an exceptional conserve from Rental property goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez to ensure the spoils were shared.

The result leaves Vacation home ninth in the table on 40 points while Wolves stay 12 th, five points further back.

Villa desperate for Grealish return

‘ Very difficult’ for Vacation home to change hurt Grealish – Smith

Defeat by the Blades had actually left Rental property boss Dean Smith calling for an instantaneous reaction to boost hopes of getting approved for Europe for the very first time in a years.

And when Watkins fired a 25- lawn effort versus the bar it seemed a promising early signal of intent.

With Wolves hardly able to leave their own half it seemed only a matter of time before the hosts entered front, particularly when Konsa rattled the woodwork from Bertrand Traore’s cross.

However till another late Konsa effort, that was the very best Vacation home might muster.

With Grealish watching from the stands, Smith should have wanted that he might turned to his talismanic captain as the game began to escape.

Instead, Ross Barkley, a substitute for the 3rd game running, was introduced however did little to push his case for a beginning berth, handling simply 5 touches in the Wolves half throughout his 35- minute cameo.

With Vacation home six points off Europa League qualification and 7 from a Champions League spot, Smith will hope Grealish’s upcoming return can avoid a season of guarantee ending with a whimper.

A tale of 2 halves for Wolves

Coady must have done better with Wolves opportunities – Nuno

Only Burnley, Newcastle, West Brom and Sheffield United have actually handled less goals on their travels than Wolves this season.

And having actually relatively been set up to use the speed of Pedro Neto and Adama Traore on the counter, their first-half performance underlined a lot of the reasons.

While Neto and Traore offer plenty with the ball at their feet they were rarely offered the opportunity to threaten as Wolves stopped working to tape an effort on target.

Typically receiving the ball deep, the duo were repeatedly smothered by Rental property’s three midfield players, and on the unusual opportunities they managed to advance little shown up by the method of assistance.

Just Sheffield United have actually stopped working to score in more opening durations in the Premier League this term, but Wolves enhanced noticeably after the break.

Neto evaluated Martinez 5 minutes after the period to set the tone and both Joao Moutinho and Ruben Neves appeared to have actually been given the freedom to roam forward.

A well-worked corner routine saw Coady struck the post prior to a stretching Saiss raised the ball over the bar from barely a lawn out.

Wolves were unfortunate that their next opportunity from Willian Jose’s skewed shot also fell to their England protector Coady, who while outstanding at the other end of the pitch – making more clearances than any other player (eight) – is not kept in mind for his ending up prowess.

‘ It was the proverbial game of two halves’ – what they stated

Aston Rental property employer Dean Smith, talking to BBC Match of the Day: “We were excellent very first half, developed some likelihoods and must’ve gone in ahead. They were good 2nd half and created chances also and they ought to’ve gone on. It was the proverbial video game of 2 halves.

” Wolves upped their tempo and I could not exercise if it was us being poor or them being better. I think it was a little bit of both. We’ve created opportunities in the very first half with a few of our best play this season. We wished to replicate it in the 2nd half but regrettably didn’t.

” It most likely is a point video game but I was sitting at half-time believing how are we not in front but I think it’s a reasonable outcome.”

On Jack Grealish: ” He was back running on the anti-gravity treadmill a couple of days ago so once he’s pain complimentary he ought to be all set to go.”

Wolves employer Nuno Espirito Santo, speaking with BBC Match of the Day: ” The first half we didn’t play well however everything changed in the second half. We improved and I thought we were excellent.

” With the honesty I have with Conor [Coady], I believe he should have done better[scored] We were better with the pushing in the 2nd half. We played far better.”

Rental property keep another clean sheet – the stats

  • Wolves remain unbeaten in their last five away Premier League video games against Aston Vacation home (W2 & D3), having lost on six of their previous 7 journeys to Vacation home Park in the top-flight before this (W1).
  • Aston Rental property have actually failed to score in each of their last 4 house Premier League games against Wolves – only versus Chelsea (a run of 5 between October 1995 – January 2000) and Man Utd (a run of 5 between March 2003 – December 2006) have they had a longer run of video games without scoring versus a particular challenger at Villa Park in the competition.
  • Aston Rental property have kept 14 tidy sheets in the Premier League this season, their greatest tally in a single top-flight project since 2009-10 under Martin O’Neill (15), whilst only league leaders Male City (15) have kept more locked out in the competitors in 2020-21
  • Wolves (P6 W0 D3 L3) are among just two sides that remain winless in Premier League video games used a Saturday this season together with Sheffield United (P9 W0 D0 L9).
  • Under Dean Smith, Aston Villa have actually won simply 2 of their 12 home league video games without Jack Grealish (D5 L5) and stay winless in such matches because a 2-1 victory against Bristol City in the Championship in April 2019 (P4 W0 D1 L3 since then).
  • Wolves have won simply one of their last 10 away Premier League video games (D4 L5), with that triumph coming at Southampton in February.
  • No Argentine goalkeeper has more Premier League tidy sheets than Aston Vacation home’s Emiliano Martinez (20, level with Julian Speroni).
  • Wolves captain Conor Coady has had a shot on target in his last two Premier League games, after not signing up a single one in his first 102 appearances in the competitors.

What’s next?

Aston Villa take a trip to Newcastle in their next Premier League component on Friday, 12 March (20: 00 GMT). Wolves welcome Liverpool to Molineux in their next top-flight video game on Monday, 15 March (20: 00).

Player of the match

Mings Tyrone Mings

with an average of 7.51

Aston Rental Property

  1. Team number 5 Gamer name Mings

  2. Team number26 Gamer name Martínez

  3. Squad number18 Gamer name Targett

  4. Squad number11 Player name Watkins

  5. Team number 4 Gamer name Konsa

  6. Team number 7 Gamer name McGinn

  7. Team number27 Player name Ahmed El Mohamady

  8. Squad number17 Player name Trézéguet

  9. Team number 6 Gamer name Douglas Luiz

  10. Squad number25 Gamer name Sanson

  11. Squad number41 Player name Ramsey

  12. Team number15 Gamer name Traoré

  13. Team number39 Gamer name Davis

  14. Team number20 Player name Barkley

Wolverhampton Wanderers

  1. Squad number 8 Player name Rúben Neves

  2. Team number 7 Gamer name Pedro Neto

  3. Team number16 Gamer name Coady

  4. Team number17 Player name Fábio Silva

  5. Squad number11 Player name Rui Patrício

  6. Squad number28 Gamer name João Moutinho

  7. Team number19 Player name Jonny

  8. Team number27 Gamer name Saïss

  9. Squad number22 Gamer name Nélson Semedo

  10. Team number32 Player name Dendoncker

  11. Squad number37 Player name Traoré

  12. Squad number12 Player name Willian José


Aston Villa

Development 4-3-3

  • 26 Martínez
  • 27 El Mohamady
  • 4 Konsa
  • 5 Mings
  • 18 Targett
  • 7 McGinn
  • 6 Douglas Luiz
  • 25 Sanson Scheduled at 27 mins Replacemented For Barkley at61′ minutes
  • 15 Traoré Substituted for Ramsey at83′ minutes
  • 11 Watkins
  • 17 Trézéguet Replacemented For Davis at78′ minutes


  • 1 Heaton
  • 3 Taylor
  • 19 Nakamba
  • 20 Barkley
  • 22 Engels
  • 39 Davis
  • 41 Ramsey
  • 52 Philogene-Bidace
  • 62 Hayden


Formation 3-4-3

  • 11 Rui Patrício
  • 32 Dendoncker
  • 16 Coady
  • 27 Saïss
  • 22 Nélson Semedo
  • 8 Neves
  • 28 João Moutinho
  • 19 Castro Otto
  • 7 Neto
  • 12 Da Silva Replacemented For Fábio Silva at78′ minutes
  • 37 Traoré


  • 2 Hoever
  • 3 Aït-Nouri
  • 15 Boly
  • 17 Fábio Silva
  • 18 Gibbs-White
  • 20 Vitinha
  • 21 Ruddy
  • 49 Kilman

Live Text

  1. Match ends, Aston Vacation home 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0.

  2. Second Half ends, Aston Rental property 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0.

  3. Foul by Rúben Neves (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

  4. Matt Targett (Aston Vacation home) wins a complimentary kick in the defensive half.

  5. Attempt missed. Ezri Konsa Ngoyo (Aston Vacation home) best footed shot from the centre of package is too high following a corner.

  6. Effort saved. Ollie Watkins (Aston Villa) left footed shot from the ideal side of the box is conserved in the bottom best corner.

  7. Corner, Aston Rental Property. Yielded by Conor Coady.

  8. Fábio Silva (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a complimentary kick on the extreme right.

  9. Foul by Ezri Konsa Ngoyo (Aston Villa).

  10. Foul by Fábio Silva (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

  11. Ezri Konsa Ngoyo (Aston Rental property) wins a totally free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Offside, Aston Rental Property. Ross Barkley tries a through ball, however Jacob Ramsey is captured offside.

  13. Substitution, Aston Rental Property. Jacob Ramsey replaces Bertrand Traoré due to the fact that of an injury.

  14. Foul by Adama Traoré (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

  15. Ahmed El Mohamady (Aston Rental property) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Alternative, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Fábio Silva changes Willian José.

  17. Substitution, Aston Rental Property. Keinan Davis changes Trézéguet.

  18. Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Yielded by Emiliano Martínez.

  19. Attempt conserved. Conor Coady (Wolverhampton Wanderers) left footed shot from really close range is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Willian José.

  20. Attempt missed. Willian José (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Helped by Leander Dendoncker following a set piece situation.

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