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Aston Villa 2-1 Nottingham Forest

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Conor Hourihane’s 50th league goal of his career helped Aston Villa to victory over Nottingham Forest.Albert Adomah collected Jonathan Kodjia’s pass and rounded goalkeeper Jordan Smith to put Villa in front.Forest’s Daryl Murphy outmuscled the home defence and finished well from 18 yards to equalise, before Hourihane netted a 25-yard free-kick.

Villa remain unbeaten at home in the league this season, although this was only their second win at Villa Park.Relive Saturday’s EFL actionForest, whose attacking threat grew significantly after half-time, have lost four of their past five league matches.Manager Steve Bruce was under some pressure from a section of Villa supporters after a mixed start to the campaign, but his team are unbeaten in six Championship games and are now only two points off the top six.Adomah’s opener, his third goal in two appearances, came at the end of a spell of prolonged Forest possession.Villa controlled the remainder of the first half but their failure to extend their lead looked to have been costly when Murphy, starved of quality service early on, worked the opportunity for himself to level the match.Home goalkeeper Sam Johnstone kept out Kieran Dowell’s shot and a close-range Murphy header in the moments leading up to the winning goal from Hourihane, who scored a hat-trick in Villa’s only other home victory this season against Norwich.Johnstone was needed again in the closing stages to keep out Dowell’s swerving set-piece and preserve all three points for the hosts.Line-upsMatch StatsLive TextLine-upsAston Villa1Johnstone27Elmohamady5Chester26Terry3TaylorBooked at 90mins7SnodgrassSubstituted forHuttonat 88’minutes6Whelan14Hourihane37Adomah22KodjiaSubstituted forHoganat 79’minutes39DavisSubstituted forOnomahat 72’minutesSubstitutes4Samba9Hogan13Steer18Onomah20Bjarnason21Hutton36O’HareNottm Forest43Smith27Darikwa42Worrall5MillsBooked at 90mins6Traore31BouchalakisSubstituted forOsbornat 66’minutes7BridcuttBooked at 42mins17BreretonBooked at 59minsSubstituted forCloughat 75’minutes20Dowell10McKaySubstituted forCarayolat 62’minutes9MurphySubstitutes2Lichaj4Mancienne11Osborn16Clough18Carayol30Henderson35CummingsReferee:Tim RobinsonAttendance:28,554Match StatsHome TeamAston VillaAway TeamNottm ForestPossessionHome36%Away64%ShotsHome11Away13Shots on TargetHome4Away5CornersHome3Away4FoulsHome14Away9Live TextPosted at Match ends, Aston Villa 2, Nottingham Forest 1.Full TimePosted at 90’+5′ Second Half ends, Aston Villa 2, Nottingham Forest 1.BookingPosted at 90’+5′ Neil Taylor (Aston Villa) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.Posted at 90’+5′ Ben Osborn (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.Posted at 90’+5′ Foul by Neil Taylor (Aston Villa).Posted at 90’+4′ Attempt blocked. Albert Adomah (Aston Villa) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Josh Onomah.Posted at 90’+2′ Attempt missed. Mustapha Carayol (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Ben Osborn.Posted at 90′ Zach Clough (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.Posted at 90′ Foul by Josh Onomah (Aston Villa).BookingPosted at 90′ Matt Mills (Nottingham Forest) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.Posted at 89′ Foul by Matt Mills (Nottingham Forest).Posted at 89′ Scott Hogan (Aston Villa) wins a free kick on the right wing.SubstitutionPosted at 88′ Substitution, Aston Villa. Alan Hutton replaces Robert Snodgrass.Posted at 86′ Matt Mills (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick on the left wing.Posted at 86′ Foul by Scott Hogan (Aston Villa).Posted at 85′ Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by Sam Johnstone.Posted at 85′ Attempt saved. Kieran Dowell (Nottingham Forest) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.Posted at 84′ Zach Clough (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the attacking half.Posted at 84′ Foul by Josh Onomah (Aston Villa).Posted at 82′ Attempt blocked. Kieran Dowell (Nottingham Forest) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.Posted at 82′ Attempt blocked. Zach Clough (Nottingham Forest) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Mustapha Carayol.SubstitutionPosted at 79′ Substitution, Aston Villa. Scott Hogan replaces Jonathan Kodjia.Posted at 77′ Offside, Aston Villa. Albert Adomah tries a through ball, but Jonathan Kodjia is caught offside.Posted at 75′ Attempt missed. Conor Hourihane (Aston Villa) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.SubstitutionPosted at 75′ Substitution, Nottingham Forest. Zach Clough replaces Ben Brereton.Posted at 74′ Attempt missed. Mustapha Carayol (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Ben Osborn.SubstitutionPosted at 72′ Substitution, Aston Villa. Josh Onomah replaces Keinan Davis.Posted at 71′ Foul by Mustapha Carayol (Nottingham Forest).Posted at 71′ Conor Hourihane (Aston Villa) wins a free kick in the defensive half.Posted at 68′ Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by John Terry.Posted at 67′ Offside, Aston Villa. Conor Hourihane tries a through ball, but Jonathan Kodjia is caught offside.SubstitutionPosted at 66′ Substitution, Nottingham Forest. Ben Osborn replaces Andreas Bouchalakis.Posted at 65′ Attempt missed. Daryl Murphy (Nottingham Forest) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Kieran Dowell with a cross following a corner.Posted at 65′ Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by Neil Taylor.SubstitutionPosted at 62′ Substitution, Nottingham Forest. Mustapha Carayol replaces Barrie McKay.Goal!Posted at 60′ Goal! Aston Villa 2, Nottingham Forest 1. Conor Hourihane (Aston Villa) from a free kick with a left footed shot to the bottom left corner.BookingPosted at 59′ Ben Brereton (Nottingham Forest) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.Posted at 59′ Foul by Ben Brereton (Nottingham Forest).Posted at 59′ Jonathan Kodjia (Aston Villa) wins a free kick in the attacking half.Posted at 57′ Attempt saved. Daryl Murphy (Nottingham Forest) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Kieran Dowell with a cross.Show more updatesgoal
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