As It Happened: Aston Villa vs Fulham(3-1): 
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18:32a year ago

Signing Off

A good result for Villa, securing a much needed win. Fulham's next game is going to be huge for the rest of their season if they want to stay in the Premier League. 
18:30a year ago

Full Time Thoughts

A positive result for Aston Villa but the performance, for the most part, left much to be desired with Fulham dominating most of both halves.

Scott Parker will be wondering how his side let the game get away from them, with 15 minutes left looking in control, to being 3-1 down ten minutes later.

Much for both managers to ponder on in the coming days before their next games. Villa face Liverpool at Anfield and Fulham host Wolves.

18:26a year ago

FULL TIME: Aston Villa 3-1 Fulham


Aston Villa: Trezeguet (78', 81'), Watkins (87')

Fulham: Mitrovic (61')

18:25a year ago

90+4 Free Kick for Villa

This will most likely be the last kick of the game from Martinez as Villa see out the game
18:23a year ago

90+2' Chance for Onomah

A gap opens for Onomah who strikes the ball true, but straight at Martinez who keeps hold of the ball to kill some time
18:22a year ago

4 Minutes added time

The referee has added on a minimum of four minutes at the end of the game
18:21a year ago

90' Villa looking dominant now

This is the performance that every Villa fan will want to see, they just hope they can see it for longer than 15 minutes next time out
18:19a year ago


Good play from Traore who beats his man and squares the ball and finds Watkins who taps in to make it 3-1 to Villa. Harsh on Fulham who have crumbled in the last ten minutes
18:14a year ago

83' Double substitution for Fulham

Josh Maja and Josh Onomah are on for Loftus-Cheek and Lemina

18:13a year ago


Tosin's mistake see's Davis get in down the right, he picks out Trezeguet at the back post who finishes well for his second of the afternoon. Villa lead 2-1
18:11a year ago

80' Sweet strike by Trezeguet

A cross falls to Trezeguet at the back post and he smashes the ball on the half volley narrowly wide. The home side looking like getting another goal now
18:10a year ago


Villain becomes a hero. Mings picks up the ball and drives towards the byline, his cross finds Trezeguet who slides the ball into the bottom corner
18:08a year ago

76' Trezeguet wastes a good chance

A cross from the right bypasses Watkins and finds its way to Trezeguet who's header is very poor and goes well wide of the Fulham goal


18:06a year ago

75' Decent effort, easily saved

Traore gets an effort away but Areola easily catches the ball and slows the game down
18:05a year ago

75' Substitution for Villa

Ramsey is on, replacing Luiz in midfield
18:05a year ago

74' Yellow Card

Reid gets a yellow card after a bad challenge on McGinn
18:04a year ago

72' Shot wide by Reed

Reed looks to curl one into the top corner from range but its another effort that goes over the bar
18:00a year ago

68' Substitution for Villa

In an attacking change, Keinan Davis is on, replacing Sanson
17:59a year ago

67' Another wasted chance

A cross in reaches Watkins, who misses it, then McGinn who also misses it. Sums up the afternoon so far for Dean Smith's side
17:54a year ago

62' Substitution for Villa

Trezeguet is on for El Ghazi as Villa look to get back into the game
17:53a year ago


Mings with a horrendous moment. He attempts a pass pack to Martinez but he scuffs it and Mitrovic goes through, past Martinez to roll the ball into an empty net
17:51a year ago

60' Lack of quality at the moment

Lots of passing but little to no chances in the last five minutes. Neither side can seem to effectively break down the opposition at the moment
17:46a year ago

55' Shot narrowly wide by Mitrovic

Mitrovic picks up the ball on the left hand side of the box and looks to bend one. His effort is narrowly wide, but he is flagged offside
17:45a year ago

53' Effort from range by Reid

Reid takes a shot from range but it is straight at Martinez who catches with ease 
17:42a year ago

51' Good cross cleared by Fulham

El Ghazi cuts in and looks for Watkins at the far post. Tosin gets there and puts his header out for a throw in. Better from the Dutch winger
17:38a year ago

47' Fulham substitution

Lookman can't continue so Cavaleiro has been brought off the bench
17:36a year ago

Kick Off

Aston Villa get the second half underway
17:34a year ago

2nd half just moments away

The teams are making their way to the pitch and the second half will kick off in the coming minutes
17:21a year ago

Half Time Thoughts

Fulham have looked far the better so far. Villa have looked disjointed and poor, especially from set pieces. Despite this they are unlucky not to get a penalty after the referee originally gave the penalty. Scott Parker will be frustrated that his side hasn't taken the lead and Dean Smith will feel similarly as to how his side haven't got a penalty right at the end of the half.
17:21a year ago

Half Time

After an eventful last few minutes, the referee blows for half time
17:20a year ago


The referee looks at the monitor and decides that Lemina does touch the ball and therefore doesn't give a penalty.
17:19a year ago

45+4' Andy Madley taking a look at the monitor

The referee is taking a look at the foul to give his own take on the foul
17:18a year ago

45+3' Penalty to Villa

Lemina dives in on Watkins. Clear penalty for me but VAR are taking a look at it.
17:16a year ago

2 minutes added time

A minimum of two minutes has been added on by the referee at the end of the first half


17:14a year ago

43' Good break from Watkins and Traore

Watkins gets a foot on the ball and feeds traore on the break, scrappy play eventually leads to a dangerous free kick for Douglas Luiz to take
17:10a year ago

40' Yet another poor set piece from Villa

Targett whips in the cross, which is too high making it easy for Areola who clears it and Lookman who can break
17:07a year ago

36' Chance for Fulham

Lookman fizzes in a wicked delivery from a free kick, Martinez attempts to punch it but misses the ball and clears out Konsa. Andersen couldn't quite reach the ball at the back post. Fulham getting closer to opening the scoring
17:03a year ago

32' Good cross, good save

Targett whips a ball across the Fulham box looking for Traore. Areola cuts it out with a diving save.
17:01a year ago

30' Mitrovic wins yet another foul

Konsa this time takes down the striker, Mitrovic wants Andy Madley to show a yellow card but the referee isn't budging on his decision
16:56a year ago

25' Header wide from Douglas Luiz

Short corner changes the angle and Luiz gets his head onto the cross. He gets a good connection but his header is wide. Better from the hosts
16:51a year ago

21' Corner for Villa

Traore tries to go past Aina but the ball goes out for a corner off the full back
16:47a year ago

16' Yellow Card for Andersen

McGinn breaks forward after a poor free kick from Fulham but is taken down by the Fulham captain, who is shown a yellow card
16:45a year ago

15' Yellow Card for Luiz

Poor pass from El Ghazi is given straight to Loftus-Cheek who drives forward. Luiz takes him down and gets a yellow card
16:44a year ago

14' More Fulham domination

Fulham look far more dangerous at the minute, every time they break forward they look like they could score. Still 0-0 
16:41a year ago

10' Shot by McGinn

McGinn drives forward and takes aim but his shot is blazed over. Better from the home side.
16:39a year ago

8' Another good save by Martinez

Mitrovic gets a bending shot off from the edge of the box, palmed away well for a corner by Martinez
16:38a year ago

7' Two chances for Fulham

Mitrovic is appealing for a penalty but nothing given, the following cross reaches reid but is nodded just wide
16:36a year ago

6' Wasted chance

The free kick is straight into the wall and eventually finds its way through to Areola
16:35a year ago

5' El Ghazi wins free kick in a good position

Lemina cuts across the winger, despite protests the referee awards a free kick
16:34a year ago

3' Martinez makes a good save

Mitrovic picks up the ball on the edge of the box, turns and shoots low. Martinez gets down to it and makes a comfortable save in the end
16:32a year ago

2' Chance for Villa

Good cross from Cash nearly finds Watkins but he can't quite sort out his feet
16:32a year ago

2' Cagey opening 2 minutes

Both sides getting a few touches on the ball but no clear cuts chances as of yet.
16:30a year ago

Kick off!

We are underway at Villa Park!
16:26a year ago

The players are on the pitch

Kick off is just moments away as the players make their way on to the pitch
16:25a year ago

5 minutes until kick off

The players will be on the pitch in the next few minutes and be ready for kick off
16:10a year ago

20 minutes until kick off

20 minutes until kick off at Villa Park 
15:58a year ago
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15:53a year ago

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15:48a year ago

Fulham Team


Tete, Andersen, Tosin, Aina

Reed, Lemina

Reid, Loftus-Cheek, Lookman


Subs: Fabri, Ream, Bryan, Kongolo, Robinson, Onomah, Anguissa, Cavaleiro, Maja

15:43a year ago

Aston Villa Team


Cash, Konsa, Mings, Targett

Luiz, Sanson, McGinn

Traore, El Ghazi



Subs: Heaton , Taylor, Engels, Elmohamady, Nakamba, Barkley, Ramsey, Trezeguet, Davis 

15:38a year ago

Kick-off time

Aston Villa vs Fulham will be played at Villa Park. The kick-off is scheduled at 16:30 BST.
15:38a year ago


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