Brentford 1-2 Aston Villa: Ollie Watkins scores winning goal against former side

17 December 2023 0 By Total Football News
Ollie Watkins scores for Aston VillaOllie Watkins spent three years at Brentford and scored 49 goals in all competitions for them before moving to Aston Villa in 2020

Aston Villa came from behind to dramatically beat Brentford following a controversial red card for Bees defender Ben Mee.

Keane Lewis-Potter opened the scoring for the hosts at the end of the first half, shooting through a crowded penalty area after Villa failed to clear a corner from the left.

But the game turned when Mee was sent off in the 71st minute for diving in and catching Leon Bailey on the ankle.

On-pitch referee David Coote, close to the incident, originally handed Mee a yellow card but, following a check by video assistant referee Craig Pawson, was advised to check the incident and it was then upgraded to a red card.

Brentford manager Thomas Frank was furious with the decision and got booked, with Villa capitalising on their player advantage six minutes later.

Bailey's cross was headed in at the back post by Alex Moreno for an equaliser, before Watkins headed in an 85th-minute winner from Boubacar Kamara's flick-on.

In a bad-tempered match, Kamara was then sent off for pushing the face of Yehor Yarmoliuk in stoppage time, with Villa boss Unai Emery also cautioned.

More to follow.

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Brentford

Starting XI

  1. Squad number1Player nameFlekken

    Average rating

    5.66

  2. Squad number13Player nameM Jorgensen

    Average rating

    5.80

  3. Squad number5Player namePinnock

    Average rating

    5.82

  4. Squad number16Player nameMee

    Average rating

    5.28

  5. Squad number30Player nameRoerslev

    Average rating

    5.72

  6. Squad number24Player nameDamsgaard

    Average rating

    5.78

  7. Squad number6Player nameNørgaard

    Average rating

    5.92

  8. Squad number27Player nameJanelt

    Average rating

    5.73

  9. Squad number14Player nameGhoddos

    Average rating

    5.84

  10. Squad number23Player nameLewis-Potter

    Average rating

    6.23

  11. Squad number11Player nameWissa

    Average rating

    5.77

Substitutes

  1. Squad number7Player nameMaupay

    Average rating

    5.25

  2. Squad number15Player nameOnyeka

    Average rating

    5.33

  3. Squad number22Player nameCollins

    Average rating

    5.39

  4. Squad number33Player nameYarmoliuk

    Average rating

    4.78

  5. Squad number37Player nameOlakigbe

    Average rating

    5.21

Aston Villa

Starting XI

  1. Squad number1Player nameE Martínez

    Average rating

    6.51

  2. Squad number4Player nameKonsa

    Average rating

    6.58

  3. Squad number3Player nameDiego Carlos

    Average rating

    6.50

  4. Squad number14Player nameP Torres

    Average rating

    6.69

  5. Squad number2Player nameCash

    Average rating

    6.63

  6. Squad number7Player nameMcGinn

    Average rating

    7.99

  7. Squad number44Player nameKamara

    Average rating

    6.11

  8. Squad number41Player nameJ Ramsey

    Average rating

    6.31

  9. Squad number15Player nameÁlex Moreno

    Average rating

    6.56

  10. Squad number19Player nameDiaby

    Average rating

    6.43

  11. Squad number11Player nameWatkins

    Average rating

    7.30

Substitutes

  1. Squad number22Player nameZaniolo

    Average rating

    6.97

  2. Squad number24Player nameDurán

    Average rating

    6.37

  3. Squad number31Player nameBailey

    Average rating

    7.03

  4. Squad number32Player nameDendoncker

    Average rating

    6.64

Line-ups

Brentford

Formation 3-5-2

  • 1Flekken
  • 13M Jorgensen
  • 5Pinnock
  • 16MeeBooked at 71mins
  • 30RoerslevSubstituted forOlakigbeat 89'minutes
  • 24DamsgaardSubstituted forOnyekaat 68'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 6NørgaardBooked at 46mins
  • 27JaneltBooked at 88minsSubstituted forYarmoliukat 88'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 14GhoddosBooked at 86mins
  • 23Lewis-PotterSubstituted forMaupayat 68'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 11WissaSubstituted forCollinsat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Goode
  • 7Maupay
  • 15Onyeka
  • 21Strakosha
  • 22Collins
  • 25Peart-Harris
  • 26Baptiste
  • 33Yarmoliuk
  • 37Olakigbe

Aston Villa

Formation 3-5-2

  • 1E MartínezBooked at 90mins
  • 4KonsaBooked at 86mins
  • 3Diego Carlos
  • 14P TorresSubstituted forZanioloat 81'minutes
  • 2CashSubstituted forBaileyat 65'minutesBooked at 80mins
  • 7McGinn
  • 44KamaraBooked at 90mins
  • 41J RamseySubstituted forDendonckerat 90'minutes
  • 15Moreno
  • 19DiabySubstituted forDuránat 65'minutesBooked at 87mins
  • 11Watkins

Substitutes

  • 16Chambers
  • 17Lenglet
  • 22Zaniolo
  • 24Durán
  • 31Bailey
  • 32Dendoncker
  • 42Marschall
  • 47Iroegbunam
  • 78Proctor
Referee:
David Coote
Attendance:
17,034

Match Stats

Live Text

Match ends, Brentford 1, Aston Villa 2.

Second Half ends, Brentford 1, Aston Villa 2.


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