As it happened, Aston Villa 0-1 Wolverhampton Wanderers in EPL

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14:3018 days ago

Full time: Aston Villa 0-1 Wolves

Nuno's side take a massive step towards Champions League football as Villa stare further down the relegation trap door. Time is running out for Villa now...
14:2418 days ago

Five additional minutes for Villa to find a leveller.
14:2318 days ago

The longer the half goes on, the less likely Villa look like scoring. Wolves have marshalled them excellently.
14:1818 days ago

Raul Jimenez is replaced by Pedro Neto for Wolves.
14:1818 days ago

Half chance

A beautiful cross is whipped in by Villa looking Samatta or Trezeguet. However, Wolves hold firm and the ball goes out.
14:1518 days ago

Anwar El Ghazi and Trezeguet replace Keinan Davis and Marvelous Nakamba.
14:1118 days ago

Villa have a sighter as Mbwana Samatta latches onto John McGinn's cross. However, the Tanzanian fires well over.
14:0818 days ago

The life has ebbed out of Villa's performance since the goal. They are still yet to have a genuine chance since Dendoncker's opener and they still seem reluctant to throw caution to the wind to find a leveller.
14:0118 days ago

Wolves haven't allowed Villa to respond since Dendoncker's goal. McGinn and Samatta have attempted to make things happen but to no avail.
13:5618 days ago

GOAL: Aston Villa 0-1 Wolves

Adama drags the Villa defence away and sets up Jimenez. He puts in a beautiful ball into Leander Dendoncker who fires home spectacularly from range
13:5418 days ago

Changes

Conor Hourihane and Ezri Konsa are replaced by John McGinn and Ahmed Elmohamady

 

Diogo Jota is replaced by Adama 

13:5018 days ago

Adama is stripped off and ready to enter the fray for Wolves.
13:4718 days ago

Half chance

Wolves breathe a sigh of relief as they seal Ally Samatta out after he pounces on a Wily Boly mistake.
13:3918 days ago

Back underway

Wolves kick the game off once again...
13:2718 days ago

Nyland mistake

A closer look at Ørjan Nyland's howler...
13:2318 days ago

Half time: Aston Villa 0-0 Wolves

Despite Ørjan Nyland's best efforts, the teams go in level.
13:1818 days ago

Four minutes added on.
13:1718 days ago

CHANCE

Keinan Davis holds the ball up fantastically to find Jack Grealish in space in the box. He plays to Conor Hourihane but Jonny blocks well to help Patricio out.
13:1518 days ago

WHAT HAS JUST HAPPENED?

A shocking mistake from Ørjan Nyland leaves the ball at the feet of Diogo Jota. However, the Portuguese striker snatches at his shot and it goes well over. Hard to decide which mistake was worse.
13:1318 days ago

Five minutes to half time

Wolves are beginning to take control once again as Raul Jimenez fires just wide. Will we see a goal before half time?
13:1018 days ago

CHANCE

Villa play the ball around the Wolves penalty area and eventually find Jack Grealish. The Villa captain finds his pocket of space to fire his shot from range, but Patricio collects well. Nice period of pressure from the hosts.
13:0118 days ago

CHANCE

Marvelous Nakamba bungles his tackle on Raul Jimenez. The Mexican puts a wicked cross into the area, but his cross is just ahead of Diogo Jota. Wolves are beginning to ramp up the pressure.

 

Nakamba is now down with a facial injury following a clash with Matt Doherty.

12:5718 days ago

Villa breathe a sigh of relief as Matt Doherty fires a powerful effort into the side netting. The players head off for a drinks break
12:5518 days ago

Villa have had their best chance of the match so far as Ezri Konsa finds Keinan Davis with a good cross. Wolves captain Connor Coady stands his ground and Davis can only head over.
12:5118 days ago

CHANCE

Moutinho whips in the free-kick towards Jimenez but Nyland is there to collect the header. Best chance of the match so far.
12:5118 days ago

Wolves have a free-kick on the edge of the area after Tyrone Mings brings down Diogo Jota. The Villa defender picks up a yellow.
12:4918 days ago

It's been a very even start to the game. Grealish is up to his usual tricks, picking up the ball and charging at defenders, but no clear cut chances have presented themselves.
12:4318 days ago

Matt Targett is off with his hamstring injury. He is replaced by Welsh international Neil Taylor who makes his first appearance since January.
12:3818 days ago

Matt Targett is down with what looks like a hamstring injury. Neil Taylor is out warming up.
12:3318 days ago

Kick-off

Aston Villa kick the game off with Jack Grealish.
12:2618 days ago

Five minutes to go...

The famous lion is beating on the Villa Park screen and the substitutes are making their way out. Five minutes until kick-off...
12:2018 days ago

Will the 4-3-3 be enough?

Villa haven't struggled for goals this season, scoring in all but two home matches this season. However, their defence is one of the leakiest in modern memory. After 31 matches, they have conceded one more goal than their 2015/16 relegation season. Will the increased attacking presence be enough to hold back the Wolves?

 

10 minutes until kick-off...

11:4018 days ago

Wolves team news

A surprise omission for Wolves as Adama drops to the bench against his former club.
11:3518 days ago

Aston Villa team news

A much-changed lineup for Villa as Dean Smith has ditched the 4-3-3 system in favour of starting two strikers. John McGinn drops to the bench alongside Trezeguet and Anwar El Ghazi, paving the way for Marvelous Nakamba and Conor Hourihane to return to the starting Xi. 
11:3018 days ago

Frederic Guilbert: Underrated?

Villa's French right-back is expected to be assessed prior to the match today. He is 14th in the league for tackles completed, only being bumped out of the top 10 due to his recent absence. 
11:2018 days ago

Recent history

The last time these two met was at Molinieux in November. Goals from Ruben Neves and Raul Jimenez were enough to give Wolves a 2-0 victory over the Villans 
11:1718 days ago

Head to head

This is a contest Villa have slightly edged throughout history. The record stands at 55 Villa wins, 40 Wolves wins and 32 draws.
11:1118 days ago

Wolves squad update

There are no now injuries for the visitors in the buildup to the match, but manager Nuno Espirito Santo has said Daniel Podence is "preparing" for more game time.
11:0318 days ago

Aston Villa squad updates

Villa recently issued their released list for this summer. Among the players listed were young attacking midfielder Callum O'Hare and striker Borja Baston. Both players are set to leave the club and will likely play no part.
11:0118 days ago

How to watch

The match will be broadcast live on BT Sport 1. Coverage starts at 12 PM with kick-off at 12:30.

If you prefer to stream, then you can use NOW TV or the BT Sport app.

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10:5818 days ago

Kick-off time 12:30

Aston Villa vs Wolves will be played at Villa Park, Birmingham, England. Kick-off is at 12:30 PM
10:5518 days ago

Welcome!

Welcome to VAVEL.com's LIVE coverage of the 2020 Premier League match: Aston Villa vs Wolves!

 

My name is Andrew Maddox and I'll be your host for this game. We will provide you with pre-game analysis, squad updates and news as it happens live on VAVEL.

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