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Jan 102016
 
Villa deserve fans' anger - Garde

Aston Villa manager Remi Garde admits he and his players deserved to feel the fury of travelling fans after they failed to beat League Two Wycombe Wanderers in the FA Cup third round.

The Premier League’s bottom club were
held 1-1 by the side 54 places below them on the league ladder.

It was a result that provoked anger and frustration among the travelling fans.

“I can understand the fans. They travel a long way and we have to accept this criticism,” said Garde.

“We are not winning this kind of game and this is what we deserve.”

Villa fans turned on Garde when he replaced Carles Gil with Jordan Veretout after 71 minutes, with supporters chanting: “You don’t know what you’re doing.”

Goalscorer Micah Richards was even involved in heated exchanges with fans during the game and at the final whistle.

Frenchman Garde took over at the Birmingham club in November after the sacking of Tim Sherwood, but is without a win in 10 games since taking charge.

Micah Richards

Micah Richards gave Villa the lead at Adams Park in the 22nd minute

He said: “When you are not winning the manager is always making bad decisions. You can always say it is a good or bad decision. I know what I’m doing but sometimes it isn’t working.”

Garde insisted he does not feel under huge pressure and still believes he can turn around a season which sees Villa stranded at the bottom of the Premier League with only eight points from 20 games.

He says he will not walk away, adding: “I’m not especially under pressure, but I’m not winning games. The day I feel that I am not able to do something positive for this huge football club, you will know it.”

Garde also backed Richards for getting involved in exchanges with Villa fans at the end, saying: “As professionals we have to face responsibility, not only Micah and me but all the players. It was brave of him, doing that.

“Aston Villa is in a difficult situation and I think everybody has to keep calm, face responsibility and look in the mirror to see if we can do more to get out of this difficult situation.”

Garde revealed that Jack Grealish did not come into consideration for selection because he has been suffering from tonsilitis.







The Villa fans were more generous to the Wanderers players, who they applauded from the field.

“It’s great and just fantastic for the Villa fans to clap us off, because they are in a bit of disarray at the moment,” said Wycombe boss Gareth Ainsworth.

“So for them to have the respect to do that for my boys, I’d just say thank you.

“We’ll see what happens up at Villa Park, we’ll be giving our all again.

“I know the finances to the penny, so I know what this means for us and how much this will go to paying our debt off.

“But I know what it’s going to mean to some of my players too, boys who weren’t told they were good enough at times, free transfers and this group of never-say-die Wycombe Wanderers players.”

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Wycombe Wanderers 1-1 Aston Villa

 Posted by at 10:33 PM
Jan 092016
 
79:40

Attempt missed. Jordan Ayew (Aston Villa) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Idrissa Gueye.

78:26

Attempt missed. Rudy Gestede (Aston Villa) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top right corner. Assisted by Leandro Bacuna with a cross following a corner.

78:01

Corner, Aston Villa. Conceded by Joe Jacobson.

77:58

Attempt blocked. Leandro Bacuna (Aston Villa) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Idrissa Gueye.

75:00

Attempt missed. Micah Richards (Aston Villa) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Jordan Veretout with a cross following a corner.

74:39

Corner, Aston Villa. Conceded by Jason McCarthy.

71:28

Idrissa Gueye (Aston Villa) wins a free kick on the right wing.

71:28

Foul by Luke O’Nien (Wycombe Wanderers).

70:22 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Aston Villa. Jordan Veretout replaces Carles Gil.

70:03 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Aston Villa. Jordan Ayew replaces Scott Sinclair.

69:50 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Gozie Ugwu replaces Aaron Holloway.

68:05

Attempt missed. Anthony Stewart (Wycombe Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Joe Jacobson with a cross following a set piece situation.

67:18

Foul by Jores Okore (Aston Villa).

67:18

Garry Thompson (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

67:11

Attempt blocked. Scott Sinclair (Aston Villa) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Micah Richards.

63:46

Carles Gil (Aston Villa) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

63:46

Foul by Matt Bloomfield (Wycombe Wanderers).

62:08

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Idrissa Gueye.

59:14

Rudy Gestede (Aston Villa) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

59:14

Foul by Aaron Pierre (Wycombe Wanderers).

58:20

Mark Bunn (Aston Villa) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

58:20

Foul by Aaron Pierre (Wycombe Wanderers).

57:26

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Ciaran Clark.

55:59

Foul by Idrissa Gueye (Aston Villa).

55:59

Matt Bloomfield (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

54:21

Attempt saved. Leandro Bacuna (Aston Villa) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

53:37

Carles Gil (Aston Villa) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

53:37

Foul by Joe Jacobson (Wycombe Wanderers).

53:17

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

52:07

Delay in match Micah Richards (Aston Villa) because of an injury.

51:08 Booking

Booking Aaron Holloway (Wycombe Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

51:03

Micah Richards (Aston Villa) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

51:03

Foul by Aaron Holloway (Wycombe Wanderers).

50:36

Attempt blocked. Sam Wood (Wycombe Wanderers) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Garry Thompson with a cross.

49:18 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Wycombe Wanderers 1, Aston Villa 1. Joe Jacobson (Wycombe Wanderers) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the top left corner.

48:44 Booking

Booking Ashley Westwood (Aston Villa) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

47:46

Penalty conceded by Ashley Westwood (Aston Villa) after a foul in the penalty area.

47:46

Penalty Wycombe Wanderers. Matt Bloomfield draws a foul in the penalty area.

46:26

Attempt missed. Matt Bloomfield (Wycombe Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Michael Harriman with a headed pass.

45:25

Rudy Gestede (Aston Villa) wins a free kick on the left wing.

45:25

Foul by Anthony Stewart (Wycombe Wanderers).

45:00

Second Half begins Wycombe Wanderers 0, Aston Villa 1.

45:00 +2:04 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Wycombe Wanderers 0, Aston Villa 1.

45:00 +0:40

Carles Gil (Aston Villa) wins a free kick on the right wing.

45:00 +0:40

Foul by Sam Wood (Wycombe Wanderers).

45:00 +0:07

Attempt blocked. Idrissa Gueye (Aston Villa) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Leandro Bacuna.

45:00 +0:03

Attempt blocked. Carles Gil (Aston Villa) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Leandro Bacuna.

42:55

Offside, Wycombe Wanderers. Aaron Holloway tries a through ball, but Michael Harriman is caught offside.

41:28

Attempt missed. Aaron Pierre (Wycombe Wanderers) header from very close range is too high. Assisted by Joe Jacobson with a cross following a corner.

40:15

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Ashley Westwood.

38:52

Attempt missed. Rudy Gestede (Aston Villa) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Leandro Bacuna with a cross following a corner.

38:21

Corner, Aston Villa. Conceded by Jason McCarthy.

35:14

Offside, Aston Villa. Leandro Bacuna tries a through ball, but Scott Sinclair is caught offside.

34:29

Foul by Idrissa Gueye (Aston Villa).

34:29

Sam Wood (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

31:07

Attempt missed. Sam Wood (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Matt Bloomfield with a cross.

27:44

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Jores Okore.

25:52

Offside, Wycombe Wanderers. Alexander Lynch tries a through ball, but Garry Thompson is caught offside.

25:01

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Ciaran Clark.

24:04

Scott Sinclair (Aston Villa) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

24:04

Foul by Matt Bloomfield (Wycombe Wanderers).

23:30

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

22:21

Delay in match Micah Richards (Aston Villa) because of an injury.

21:10 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Wycombe Wanderers 0, Aston Villa 1. Micah Richards (Aston Villa) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Carles Gil.

21:01

Attempt blocked. Leandro Bacuna (Aston Villa) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Rudy Gestede.

20:24

Offside, Wycombe Wanderers. Jason McCarthy tries a through ball, but Aaron Holloway is caught offside.

17:42

Attempt saved. Scott Sinclair (Aston Villa) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Idrissa Gueye.

16:49

Attempt missed. Ashley Westwood (Aston Villa) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

16:42

Attempt blocked. Idrissa Gueye (Aston Villa) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Ashley Westwood.

16:01

Jores Okore (Aston Villa) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

16:01

Foul by Aaron Holloway (Wycombe Wanderers).

15:14

Attempt missed. Sam Wood (Wycombe Wanderers) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Matt Bloomfield with a through ball.

11:49

Jores Okore (Aston Villa) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

11:49

Foul by Garry Thompson (Wycombe Wanderers).

10:43

Offside, Wycombe Wanderers. Michael Harriman tries a through ball, but Aaron Holloway is caught offside.

5:41

Micah Richards (Aston Villa) wins a free kick on the right wing.

5:41

Foul by Sam Wood (Wycombe Wanderers).

4:26

Attempt missed. Garry Thompson (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left following a corner.

3:54

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Kieran Richardson.

1:02

Corner, Aston Villa. Conceded by Sam Wood.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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Jan 092016
 
'Liverpool tie worth £1m to Exeter'

Exeter City’s third-round FA Cup tie with Liverpool could be worth as much as £1m to the League Two side.

The club expect that
Friday’s 2-2 draw, which was televised and attracted a crowd of almost 8,300 to St James Park, generated an income of around £250,000.

It is estimated that City, owned by the club’s supporters, could make £700,000 from the replay at Anfield.

“We don’t know the figures at the moment, but they will be substantial,” chairman Julian Tagg
told BBC Devon.

“I would have thought we’d have made £250,000 or hopefully more. The point is that we’ve worked as hard as we can to sell as much as we can to make the evening what it was.”

Matt Grimes

The most Exeter have ever got from a transfer fee was £1.75m from Swansea City for Matt Grimes last January

Exeter twice went ahead against an under-strength Liverpool side, but were twice pegged back as the Reds forced a home replay.

The cash would be a huge financial boon to Exeter, which as a fan-owned club that does not have a rich benefactor to bankroll them.

When the club last made the third round in 2005, they drew Manchester United and earned a 0-0 draw at Old Trafford before losing to the Premier League side 3-0 in the replay.

That result saw Exeter, who had been in dire financial trouble at the time, pay off their debts and begin a recovery which would eventually lead them to promotion from the Conference and see them climb to League One.

But while Exeter’s fans can look forward to another trip to a top-flight side, their manager Paul Tisdale was a little disappointed with the result.

“I’m a football manager, I want to win games,” he said.

“I know everyone’s talking about Anfield, but we were a goal up with 15 minutes to go.

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Jan 092016
 
Klopp might pick same team for replay

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp says he might pick the same youthful starting line-up that featured on Friday for the Reds’ FA Cup replay against Exeter.

Liverpool’s XI – with an average age of 22 and featuring 10 players with a combined 13 appearances this season –
drew 2-2 at the League Two side.

“Maybe we play the same again,” the German said, blaming injuries and fixture congestion.

“Perhaps the other players will be back or maybe it’ll be the same XI.”

The Reds have
13 players on the sidelines,  and Klopp revealed the matchday squad for the Exeter game had spent very little time together.

“It was not fair for the boys because they trained together only 45 minutes and three or four of them were at another club yesterday,” he added, with defender Tiago Ilori and defensive midfielder Kevin Stewart both recalled on the day of the game.


Highlights: Exeter City 2-2 Liverpool

The replay means Liverpool will play at least five more matches in January.

And, if they defeat Exeter to reach the FA Cup fourth round, they will have a sixth fixture on the final weekend of the month.

“I can’t believe we have to play another game now. You want it like this so we will be there,” he told the BBC.

Regarding the performance, Klopp said his young players needed to be tougher against their opponents.


Exeter score straight from a corner to go 2-1 up over Liverpool

“They tried everything but it is obvious what we have to learn in future, we have to be more robust,” he added.

“We had a few good moments but, in a few one-on-one situations, they were more robust than us so we have to work on that for sure.”

Exeter manager Paul Tisdale believes his side should have won the game after twice taking the lead through Tom Nichols and Lee Holmes, only to be pegged back on both occasions.

“I’m a football manager and I want to win games,” he told BBC Sport.

“When you’re 2-1 up and defending a lead with 10 minutes to go then you’re disappointed.”

But the manager added that the financial reward for earning a replay at Anfield would be a welcome bonus, with
Sporting Intelligence estimating it will be worth about £700,000  to the Devon club.

“We have no investor so every penny counts,” he said. “At the end of the day we’ve put on a really good show.”

Liverpool

The average age of the Liverpool starting line-up against Exeter was 22

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Exeter City 2-2 Liverpool

 Posted by at 5:47 AM
Jan 092016
 
71:16

Foul by Tom Nichols (Exeter City).

70:19 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Liverpool. Sheyi Ojo replaces Jerome Sinclair.

66:02

Attempt missed. Arron Davies (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Tom Nichols.

65:26

Offside, Liverpool. Kevin Stewart tries a through ball, but Christian Benteke is caught offside.

65:05 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Exeter City. Arron Davies replaces Christian Ribeiro.

63:53

Attempt missed. Tom Nichols (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

63:00

Foul by Tiago Ilori (Liverpool).

63:00

Tom Nichols (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

61:30 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Exeter City. Matt Oakley replaces David Noble.

60:59

Attempt missed. Tom Nichols (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Alex Nicholls.

59:57

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Tiago Ilori.

57:35

Attempt missed. Christian Ribeiro (Exeter City) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Lee Holmes with a cross.

56:56 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Liverpool. Pedro Chirivella replaces Ryan Kent.

56:29

Cameron Brannagan (Liverpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

56:29

Foul by Josh Read (Exeter City).

51:58

Offside, Liverpool. Christian Benteke tries a through ball, but Jerome Sinclair is caught offside.

50:20

Corner, Liverpool. Conceded by Robert Olejnik.

50:18

Attempt saved. Christian Benteke (Liverpool) header from very close range is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Cameron Brannagan with a cross.

47:28

Attempt blocked. Alex Nicholls (Exeter City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Josh Read.

45:00

Second Half begins Exeter City 2, Liverpool 1.

45:00 +1:43 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Exeter City 2, Liverpool 1.

45:00 +0:15 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Exeter City 2, Liverpool 1. Lee Holmes (Exeter City) left footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the right to the top left corner following a corner.

44:37

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Brad Smith.

43:24

Attempt blocked. Ryan Kent (Liverpool) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Connor Randall.

41:41

Foul by João Teixeira (Liverpool).

41:41

Christian Ribeiro (Exeter City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

40:29

Attempt missed. Christian Ribeiro (Exeter City) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Lee Holmes with a cross.

38:57

Attempt saved. Kevin Stewart (Liverpool) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ryan Kent.

36:52

Jerome Sinclair (Liverpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

36:52

Foul by Alex Nicholls (Exeter City).

35:38

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Connor Randall.

35:22

Foul by Connor Randall (Liverpool).

35:22

Tom Nichols (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

33:09

João Teixeira (Liverpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

33:09

Foul by Christian Ribeiro (Exeter City).

32:30

Attempt missed. Connor Randall (Liverpool) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Cameron Brannagan.

30:56

Corner, Liverpool. Conceded by Troy Brown.

28:39

Attempt missed. David Noble (Exeter City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Josh Read.

27:22

Attempt blocked. Ryan Kent (Liverpool) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Christian Benteke with a headed pass.

26:18

Attempt missed. Jordan Moore-Taylor (Exeter City) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Craig Woodman with a cross following a set piece situation.

25:47

Foul by Connor Randall (Liverpool).

25:47

Tom Nichols (Exeter City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

24:24

Offside, Exeter City. Craig Woodman tries a through ball, but Lee Holmes is caught offside.

23:49

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Tiago Ilori.

22:30

Kevin Stewart (Liverpool) wins a free kick on the right wing.

22:30

Foul by Tom Nichols (Exeter City).

21:11

Ryan Kent (Liverpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

21:11

Foul by David Noble (Exeter City).

20:11

Foul by Christian Benteke (Liverpool).

20:11

Jordan Tillson (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

17:25

João Teixeira (Liverpool) wins a free kick on the left wing.

17:25

Foul by Christian Ribeiro (Exeter City).

16:07

Corner, Liverpool. Conceded by Troy Brown.

16:05

Attempt blocked. João Teixeira (Liverpool) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Ryan Kent.

14:03

Attempt missed. Kevin Stewart (Liverpool) with an attempt from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Brad Smith with a cross following a corner.

13:44

Corner, Liverpool. Conceded by Christian Ribeiro.

13:16

Attempt blocked. Ryan Kent (Liverpool) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Cameron Brannagan.

12:45

José Enrique (Liverpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

12:45

Foul by Josh Read (Exeter City).

11:47 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Exeter City 1, Liverpool 1. Jerome Sinclair (Liverpool) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

11:41

Attempt blocked. Ryan Kent (Liverpool) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by João Teixeira.

10:06

Attempt blocked. Brad Smith (Liverpool) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Tiago Ilori.

9:37

Corner, Liverpool. Conceded by Jordan Moore-Taylor.

8:11 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Exeter City 1, Liverpool 0. Tom Nichols (Exeter City) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Josh Read with a cross.

5:47

Attempt blocked. Jordan Tillson (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

4:25

João Teixeira (Liverpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

4:25

Foul by Christian Ribeiro (Exeter City).

0:44

João Teixeira (Liverpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

0:44

Foul by David Noble (Exeter City).

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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