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A. Yarmolenko
D. Rice
1 - 1
J. Grealish
J. McGinn
0 - 1
R. Fredericks
Yellow Card
M. Samatta
Yellow Card
M. Antonio
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63% 37%
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 1 4
Total Passes 480 277
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Villa's point against West Ham means Watford and Bournemouth have been relegated from the Premier League, with Villa finishing the season in 17th spot. Meanwhile, West Ham's failure to beat Villa means they must settle for a 16th-placed finish after already ensuring their survival earlier in the week.
It finishes 1-1 at the London Stadium which means Villa have survived relegation from the Premier League. Following a cagey match, Smith's men took the lead in the 84th minute courtesy of Grealish's powerful strike past Fabianski. However, West Ham pulled them back just one minute later when Yarmolenko's strike took an enormous deflection off Grealish before dropping into the net. This made it a nervy finish for Villa as they looked to hold out for a draw in the closing stages, but they managed to seal their point and Watford's 3-2 defeat to Arsenal has officially ensured their top-flight survival.
90' + 4' FULL-TIME: West Ham 1-1 Aston Villa
90' + 2' Villa are quite content to run down the clock near the corner flag, but they have just conceded a goal-kick which gives West Ham a final chance to launch an attack.
90' There will be four minutes of added time. Watford are still trailing 3-2 against Arsenal which means Villa would still survive relegation as things stand.
A. El Ghazi
90' Villa's next switch sees El Ghazi come on in place of Trezeguet.
Felipe Anderson
M. Noble
87' West Ham are making another change as Noble is replaced by Anderson.
D. Rice
85' It was Rice who teed up Yarmolenko before he cut inside from the right and found the net via the deflection, but Reina was inches away from reaching the looping shot before it dropped into the net.
A. Yarmolenko
85' GOOOAL! Yarmolenko makes it 1-1! West Ham immediately pull level as Yarmolenko cuts inside from the right flank before seeing his shot take a wicked deflection off Grealish and it spectacularly loops into the net over the head of Reina.
J. McGinn
84' McGinn did well to quickly offload the ball into the path of Grealish who then smartly edged past Fredericks before firing home. There will be questions asked of Fabianski for allowing the ball into the back of net, but it could be an enormous goal for Villa.
J. Grealish
84' GOOOAL! Grealish makes it 1-0 to Villa! It's an enormous goal for Villa as McGinn receives the ball on the edge of the box before teeing up Grealish who edges past McGinn before arrowing the ball just inside the left-hand post!
82' SO CLOSE! Grealish skims a throughball towards Davis on the left-hand side of the box and the substitute then edges past Ogbonna before drilling his low strike just wide of the right-hand post!
80' West Ham win a free-kick right on the edge of the box following McGinn's late challenge on Lanzini, but Lanzini's eventual set-piece is too tame as it hits the wall before being cleared.
78' BLOCKED! Villa win a corner when Diop diverts Grealish's free-kick out of play and the resulting short delivery enables Grealish to cut inside from the left flank before seeing his powerful strike deflected over the bar by Noble.
K. Hause
F. Guilbert
76' Villa's second switch sees Hause come on in place of Guilbert.
M. Nakamba
C. Hourihane
76' Villa are making a double change with the first switch seeing Hourihane replaced by Nakamba.
76' Yarmolenko drives into the centre along the right byline before seeing his delivery eventually drop to the feet of Lanzini, and the midfielder is forced to tee up Rice who slams his strike high and wide.
74' Konsa lifts a speculative long ball into the direction of Grealish near the left flank, but Diop shows his aerial prowess to reclaim possession for West Ham.
72' Noble scoops a first-time cross into the box from just inside from the right flank, but Haller struggled to get underneath the ball as he loops his header well over the bar.
71' West Ham are currently quite happy to retain possession just on the fringes as they wait for an opening in the Villa defence.
69' Elsewhere in the relegation battle, Bournemouth are still leading Everton 2-1 while Watford have now scored another goal against Arsenal to make it 3-2 heading into the final 20 minutes. However, Villa are still staying up as it stands as a result of their potential point in this match.
68' The players are taking the second drinks break of the match.
K. Davis
M. Samatta
68' Villa's first switch of the game sees Davis enter the fray in place of Samatta.
M. Lanzini
Pablo Fornals
67' West Ham are making their third change as Lanzini comes on in place of Fornals.
64' West Ham are dominating possession in this match having seen nearly 60 per cent of the ball so far, but Villa have looked more adventurous in possession and have registered seven attempts on goal compared to six from West Ham.
62' Douglas Luiz draws a foul from Rice to win a free-kick in a promising area just outside the box, but Grealish skids his strike into the wall and it deflects wide for a corner.
60' West Ham win a free-kick just outside the right-hand side of the box after Targett's foul on Noble, but Yarmolenko drags his resulting strike narrowly wide of the right-hand post.
58' Johnson's bursts down the left flank before seeing his eventual cross deflected towards the head of Haller, but Mings determinedly heads the ball clear of danger.
56' Noble toys with the ball on the edge of the box before playing it back to Rice in a deeper midfield position. Rice then attempts to clip a pass towards Fredricks on the right wing, but it sails out for a throw-in to Villa.
54' Johnson plays a neat one-two with Fornals which sees him float a cross into the box from the left channel, but Yarmolenko fails to bring it under control at the back post.
R. Fredericks
Yellow Card
51' Fredericks is shown a yellow card for a late tackle on Grealish.
51' Hourihane has a free-kick near the left-hand byline which he aims towards Samatta at the back post, and the striker rises above Johnson but he fails to get underneath the ball.
47' Trezeguet drives into space on the right flank before skidding a pass towards Samatta at the front post, but he fails to reach it and Fredericks clears the loose ball before Grealish can reach it.
46' The referee blows his whistle and Villa get the second half underway!
A. Yarmolenko
J. Bowen
46' West Ham's second change sees Bowen replaced by Yarmolenko.
S. Haller
M. Antonio
46' West Ham are making a double change at the start of the second period with the first switch seeing Antonio replaced by Haller.
Fornals assesses his options on the edge of the box before attempting to pick out Johnson who charges forward on the overlap, but Trezeguet shows excellent determination to track back and make a challenge.
Hourihane receives the ball on the left flank before driving a low cross into the centre which Samatta fails to direct towards goal, and it then drops for McGinn who sees his tame effort cleared by Johnson.
The players are re-emering from the tunnel ahead of the second half at the London Stadium.
Smith will be feeling content with his side's first-half display at the London Stadium, particularly given the fact their relegation rivals Watford are currently trailing 3-1 against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium. Elsewhere, Bournemouth are winning 2-1 against Everton, but Watford's half-time scoreline means Villa look set to avoid relegation as things stand.
It remains goalless between West Ham and Villa at the interval with the visitors surviving the drop as things stand. Smith's side were dealt an early scare when Antonio was played through on goal by Noble, but he squandered his effort wide. Villa's best chance of the half arrived when Hourihane teed up Grealish on the left-hand side of the box, but he directed his effort straight at Fabianski.
45' + 3' HALF-TIME: West Ham 0-0 Aston Villa
45' + 2' Trezeguet wins a free-kick as his attempt to chase the ball down the right wing is thwarted by Johnson, and Villa now have a late chance to pump the ball into the box.
45' There will be three minutes of added time.
44' CHANCE! McGinn threads a pass towards Hourihane who flicks a well-weighted pass into the path of the unmarked Grealish to his left, but the Villa captain curls his strike straight into the hands of Fabianski.
43' Samatta attempts to launch a quick attack for Villa as he knocks the ball down the right channel for Trezeguet to chase, but Johnson thumps it out for a throw-in.
M. Samatta
Yellow Card
41' Samatta is shown Villa's first yellow card for a late challenge on Ogbonna.
39' Another fine passage of build-up play from West Ham results in Johnson showing a quick turn of pace to burst past Guilbert on the left flank, but his looping cross is cleared away by Villa at the back post.
37' A prolonged spell of possession from West Ham culminates in Antonio floating a cross into the box from the left flank, but his delivery is just too high for Soucek who rises in the centre.
35' Samatta wins the ball inside the box before stalling his pass to pick out Trezeguet on the overlap, but Fredericks does well to intervene by diverting the ball out for a corner.
33' Noble uses his free-kick to poke the ball into the path of Rice who lines up an effort from range, but he thrashes his strike high and wide of the right-hand post.
31' Rice slots a pass into the feet of Fornals just outside the Villa box, but he is brought to ground by Guilbert who concedes a free-kick in a dangerous area.
29' Fornals collects the ball deep in midfield and charges into the Villa half before sweeping a throughball into the path of Bowen, but he overhits the pass which allows Reina to collect the loose ball.
27' Konsa threads a pass into the direction of Samatta down the right channel, but Ogbonna stands his ground to protect the ball from the Villa striker before seeing it through to Fabianski.
25' The players are now taking a short drinks break.
M. Antonio
Yellow Card
23' Antonio is shown the first yellow card of the match following his challenge on McGinn.
22' Antonio wins the ball in midfield before spraying a pass towards Bowen on the right-hand side of the box, but his lofted delivery is nodded away by Targett at the front post.
20' Noble spots a gap near the right-hand side of the Villa box and attempts to play in Fredericks on the overlap, but Targett manages to recover in time to make an important challenge.
18' Elsewhere in the relegation battle, Bournemouth are leading Everton 1-0 while Watford are trailing 1-0 against Arsenal. This all means that Villa are staying up as things stand.
17' McGinn controls the ball just outside the left-hand side of the box before squeezing between Bowen and Rice to create the space for a shot, but he drives his left-footed shot wide of the right-hand post.
15' Guilbert picks out Samatta with an accurate clipped cross from the right flank which rises above the head of Diop, but Samatta directs his stooping header straight into the hands of Fabianski.
13' McGinn receives the ball from a throw-in before attempting to shield it near the right-hand corner, but Fornals does well to track back and reclaim possession for the hosts.
11' WIDE! Diop's excellent long ball from deep evades the reach of Konsa before dropping kindly for Antonio in the box, but the West Ham forward half-volleys his one-on-one strike wide of the right-hand post.
9' Noble collects the ball in midfield before floating a neat pass towards Fredericks near the right-hand byline, but his looping cross is thrusted clear by Mings in the centre.
7' A neat passage of midfield play from West Ham is interrupted when Targett steals the ball from Fredericks on the right flank, but the Villa full-back fails to retain possession and concedes a throw-in.
5' West Ham win a free-kick following Grealish's late challenge on Fredericks on the right flank, but the hosts then waste the resulting set-piece as it drifts out for a throw-in.
3' Villa create the first chance of the match as McGinn's header picks out Trezeguet inside the box, but the winger volleys his effort into the ground and Fabianski claims it with ease.
2' Samatta applies early pressure on Ogbonna before forcing the defender to conceded a throw-in near the right-hand corner, but Ogbonna rises highest to nod Guilbert's long throw clear.
1' The referee blows his whistle and West Ham get the game underway!
The players are emerging from the tunnel as kick-off edges closer in London.
Villa have a poor away record at West Ham after failing to score in each of their last four trips to face today’s opponents (D2 L2). In fact, the Midlands outfit have only managed to win one of their last seven Premier League meetings with West Ham.
West Ham have made just one change to the side that drew with United as Fredericks replaces the injured Aaron Cresswell, while Bowen has passed a late fitness test to retain his spot on the right flank. Meanwhile, Villa have also made one enforced change after their priceless victory over Arsenal with Guilbert starting in defence ahead of the injured Ahmed Elmohamady.
SUBS: Neil Taylor, Keinan Davis, Kortney Hause, Henri Lansbury, Marvelous Nakamba, Anwar El Ghazi, Indiana Vassilev, Orjan Nyland, Jota.
ASTON VILLA (4-3-3): Pepe Reina; Frederic Guilbert, Ezri Konsa Ngoyo, Tyrone Mings, Matt Targett; John McGinn, Douglas Luiz, Conor Hourihane; Trezeguet, Mbwana Samatta, Jack Grealish.
SUBS: Andriy Yarmolenko, Felipe Anderson, Jack Wilshere, Conor Coventry, Sebastien Haller, Darren Randolph, Manuel Lanzini, Xande Silva, Fabian Balbuena.
WEST HAM (4-2-3-1): Lukasz Fabianski; Ben Johnson, Issa Diop, Angelo Ogbonna, Ryan Fredericks; Tomas Soucek, Declan Rice; Jarrod Bowen, Mark Noble, Pablo Fornals; Michail Antonio.
West Ham enter their final match of the season with their Premier League status secured following their 1-1 draw with Manchester United last time out. David Moyes' men have won three and lost just one of their last six matches to steer clear of the bottom three, and they could seal a 15th-placed finish with success over Villa today.
This meeting sees the Premier League relegation battle run down to the wire with Villa needing to match Watford’s result against Arsenal in order to seal their great escape. Dean Smith’s side are now sitting outside the bottom three on goal difference and a victory would ensure safety as long as Watford do not win by a margin of two more than Villa’s margin of victory. However, defeat could consign Villa to the Championship if Watford manage to avoid defeat or 19th-placed Bournemouth beat Everton.
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