As it happened: Aston Villa 2-2 West Bromwich Albion
Jack Grealish showing his pace last time out against the Baggies at The Hawthorns (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)


11:46a year ago

Signing Off

Thanks for watching this game with me. An intriguing one for a neutral but disappointing for West Brom fans, to lose all three points right at the end.
11:41a year ago

Full Time Thoughts

Both sides had periods of domination and there arguably should have been more goals in the game. If Villa played like they did for the last 15 minutes, they would of won the game. If West Brom played like they did in the first half, they would have easily stayed up. Every Villa fan will be so happy to see Davis scoring and Wesley back. Might be too much for Allardyce's side now to survive but there were some encouraging signs.
11:36a year ago

FULL TIME: Aston Villa 2-2 West Bromwich Albion

Keinan Davis' first goal in 55 appearances means both sides will go home with a point. 
11:31a year ago

94' Good save from Johnstone

McGinn sends a rasping shot towards Johnstone who gets down well and makes an expert save yet again. Probably the last chance.
11:26a year ago

93' Wesley goes close

Elmohammady whips a cross in and picks out Wesley. His header is good but saved by Johnstone.
11:21a year ago


Keinan Davis gets his first ever Premier League goal. Bartley is waiting for Johnstone to come for the ball and Davis gets in between them to knock it into the net for 2-2. Huge goal for the striker!
11:16a year ago

4 Minutes added time

The referee has added on a minimum of four added minutes at the end of the half.
11:11a year ago

90' Substitution for Aston Villa

After 16 months out Wesley comes onto the field, replacing Traore
11:06a year ago

89' Poor from Villa

Looking for a late equaliser, Villa are throwing the kitchen sink at the Albion defence. McGinn sends a cross in from near enough the half way line which sails out for a goal kick
11:01a year ago


The ball bounces around the box. Mings goes down to no avail but Davis gets a shot off and blasts it off the post. So close to his first ever Premier League goal
10:56a year ago

86' Substitution for West Brom

O'Shea is on to replace Maitland-Niles in a defensive minded change.
10:51a year ago

83' Davis off the bench into the action

Davis is brought on, replacing Barkley. He receives the ball to feet, turns on it and strikes a weak effort straight at Johnstone. 
10:46a year ago

81' McGinn shot from range

Villa break forward and look to counter, McGinn picks up the ball and shoots from very far out. The shot drifts wide and is a wasted attack. 
10:41a year ago

78' Aston Villa substitution

Douglas Luiz is replaced by Ramsey in an attacking change by Dean Smith.
10:36a year ago

76' Another great Martinez save

Phillips gets away very easily and picks out Pereira, he takes a shot first time which produces a quality save from Martinez.
10:31a year ago

73' Nearly an own goal but an unbelievable save!

The ball comes off Konsa and hits the post and looks sure to be going in, Martinez some how keeps it out with one of the saves of the season.
10:26a year ago

70' Watkins has to score

He gets in behind the Baggies defence and into the box. He goes for pure power but hits it straight at Johnstone who saves with ease. Poor from the Villa striker.
10:21a year ago

69' Chance for Watkins

Barkley finds Watkins who tries to roll Townsend but the defender sticks to his task and does well.
10:16a year ago

67' Substitution for West Brom

Phillips replaces Robinson for the away side
10:11a year ago

66' Chance wasted by Traore

Villa overload down the right hand side but Traore goes alone and sends a curling shot well wide of Johnstone's goal. Very poor.
10:06a year ago

62' Off the post from Traore

McGinn lays the ball off to Traore who is forced to the bye line by Townsend but he gets a shot off but can only find the outside of the post.
10:01a year ago

61' Big save from Johnstone

El Ghazi whips a cross in which is headed away as far as Elmohammady who smashes it on the volley but Johnstone gets across to make a great save. Villa dominating now.
09:56a year ago

58' Nearly another own goal

Barkley takes a low shot at goal. The ball comes off Bartley but goes wide luckily for Albion. So close to 2-2.
09:51a year ago

55' Chance for Villa

Targett's cross find Elmohammady at the near post who's flicked header goes past the post. Better from Villa but they need to continue this way
09:46a year ago

54' Big chance for Diagne

Bartley finds himself far forward and gets a cross in. The low ball is just too far ahead of Diagne who can't reach it.
09:41a year ago

53' Awful from Villa so far this half

Misplaced passes and silly fouls given away constantly so far this half. Not good enough from Dean Smith's side.
09:36a year ago


Konsa slips and Diagne gets away. Mings is isolated and goes to challenge the striker. The strike is deflected off Mings and into the net. A defensive calamity from Villa, perfect start for West Brom


09:31a year ago


The second half is underway.
09:26a year ago

Half time thoughts

Two controversial penalties for both sides have been the main talking points. Johnstone and Martinez have made multiple saves to keep their sides in the game. Both managers will hope for more cutting edge in the second half.
09:21a year ago


09:16a year ago

44' Chance for Watkins

El Ghazi floats a ball towards Watkins who gets up and reaches the ball but his header is straight at Johnstone yet again. 
09:11a year ago


Pereira looks as if he is going to cross the ball from a free kick. He curls it towards the far post and is so unlucky to see it smash the bar. So close to 2-1 to the Baggies
09:06a year ago

40' Big chance and a good save

Pereira does so well to get out from the corner and put a cross in. He finds Maitland-Niles with time and space but Martinez makes a good save.
09:01a year ago

36' More penalty shouts

A corner is swung in by Targett and Konsa goes down with shouts for handball also flying around. The referee is unmoved despite giving two penalties already.
08:56a year ago

33' Barkley tries his luck

Targett gives the ball to Barkley who comes inside and looks to whip the ball into the near post. Johnstone reads it and makes an easy save.
08:51a year ago

31' Chance for Traore

A cross into the box from Targett picks out Traore who somehow gets to it and his shot goes very close from a tight angle.
08:46a year ago

29' Close from range by El Ghazi

El Ghazi goes for it from range and so nearly finds the bottom corner. His powerful drive is well saved by Johnstone low to his right hand side.
08:41a year ago

27' Huge chance for Yokuslu

A pitch perfect ball from Pereira picks out the Turkish midfielder who heads very narrowly wide. Close from the away side who are coming into this one
08:36a year ago


Pereira steps up and sticks the ball high into the net. Martinez goes the right way but still got no where near it. 1-1.
08:31a year ago


Konsa is fuming here as Maitland-Niles goes down after what looked like minimal contact. The referee gives it and Pereira is over this one but VAR will take a look..
08:26a year ago

20' Very congested in the middle of the park

It's been a scrappy last few minutes with neither side really getting a proper foot on the ball. Both managers will want better from their side.
08:21a year ago

15' Good play from Villa

Watkins, Barkley and El Ghazi all link up and go through on goal but Barkley is adjudged to be narrowly offside. Better from the loanee.
08:16a year ago

13' Big chance not taken

Traore plays a perfect ball across the six yard box but no one gambles on it and Ajayi puts it out for a corner.
08:11a year ago

11' Over from the free kick

Pereira whips the ball over the wall but narrowly over the goal also. Close to an instant leveller. 
08:06a year ago

10' Dangerous free kick for Albion

Straight from kick off Diagne is searched out. Douglas Luiz takes down his man and the away side have a free kick in a good position.
08:01a year ago


He loves a goal against the Baggies does El Ghazi. He cooly slots the ball into the bottom corner as Johnstone dives the wrong way. What a start for the hosts!
07:56a year ago

8' Penalty for Villa!

Penalty for the hosts! The ball looks to have got away from Barkley but he gets to the ball. Ajayi goes in rashly and catches the attacker. El Ghazi steps up to take it...
07:51a year ago

7' Wasted chance from Villa

Watkins breaks away down the right hand side and looks for Barkley with a floated cross. It sails over the midfielder and away.
07:46a year ago

4' Good play from Villa

A good passing move between Barkley and Targett sees the full back get in behind Furlong but his cross in is deflected into Johnstone's arms.
07:41a year ago

2' Home side controlling early exchanges

Villa are keeping the ball in and around the Baggies box with the away side struggling to get out at the moment.
07:36a year ago


We are underway at Villa Park
07:31a year ago

West Bromwich Albion team


Furlong, Ajayi, Bartley, Townsend

Yokuslu, Maitland-Niles, Gallagher

Robinson, Diagne, Pereira

07:26a year ago

Aston Villa team


Elmohammady, Konsa, Mings, Targett

Douglas Luiz, McGinn, Barkley

Traore, Barkley, El Ghazi


07:21a year ago

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07:16a year ago

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07:11a year ago

Kick Off Time

Aston Villa vs West Bromwich Albion will be played at Villa Park. The kick-off is scheduled at 19:00 BST.
07:06a year ago


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