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Ipswich Town 1-1 Aston Villa: 10-man hosts end visitors' 100% start

Ipswich midfielder Trevoh Chalobah
Trevoh Chalobah is on a season-long loan at Ipswich from Chelsea

Aston Villa's 100% winning start in the Championship came to an end at Ipswich, who earned a point after playing for 51 minutes with 10 men.

An eventful first half at Portman Road saw both sides score, hit the woodwork and Ipswich reduced to 10 men.

After Ipswich's Gwion Edwards sent an effort against the crossbar, Jonathan Kodjia glanced in John McGinn's delivery to put Villa ahead and he almost added a second from Jack Grealish's free-kick.

Trevoh Chalobah took advantage of Villa goalkeeper Orjan Nyland's error to equalise, but the hosts were soon a player light when Tayo Edun was sent off for two bookable offences before half-time.

Conor Hourihane came closest to a Villa winner in stoppage time but his attempt was saved by Bartosz Bialkowski.

The Tractor Boys are still awaiting their first win under Paul Hurst, who replaced Mick McCarthy as manager in the summer.

Chalobah's first senior goal came four days after a spot-kick failure in Town's penalty shootout defeat by League Two side Exeter in the Carabao Cup first round.

Kodjia's first goal in almost 11 months will be a welcome relief for the Ivory Coast striker, who scored 19 goals for Villa in 2016-17 but has since been hampered by injury problems.

Former Hibernian midfielder McGinn once again showed his prowess from set-pieces, having created two goals on his debut against Wigan seven days previously.

Ipswich Town manager Paul Hurst told BBC Radio Suffolk:

"The message at half-time was to believe. I told the players to not get caught up in the name, or the names on the back of the shirts that we're up against.

"We give as good as we get or at least try to. The most pleasing part was the way we came from a goal behind to start with.

"[I was also pleased with] the character overall in the game to make sure that we did come away with something and not be beaten on our own patch."

Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce told BBC WM:

"For 35 minutes I was really delighted with our attitude towards a team who we knew had a lot of new players and a new atmosphere around the place.

"Unfortunately we gifted them a goal and it gives them a lift. Against 10 men we didn't move the ball quickly enough or create enough.

"We still had enough chances. There's always frustration when you don't win against 10 men but we move on and live to fight another day."

Line-ups

Ipswich

  • 33Bialkowski
  • 2DonacienBooked at 49mins
  • 22Nsiala
  • 4Chambers
  • 3Knudsen
  • 6Chalobah
  • 8Skuse
  • 7Edwards
  • 11NolanSubstituted forKenlockat 84'minutes
  • 25EdunBooked at 39mins
  • 10HarrisonSubstituted forJacksonat 73'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Gerken
  • 9Jackson
  • 12Spence
  • 18Ward
  • 20Sears
  • 21Downes
  • 30Kenlock

Aston Villa

  • 1Nyland
  • 4TuanzebeSubstituted forGreenat 64'minutes
  • 5Chester
  • 15Jedinak
  • 21HuttonBooked at 65mins
  • 27El Mohamady
  • 7McGinnBooked at 80mins
  • 20BjarnasonSubstituted forHourihaneat 64'minutes
  • 37AdomahSubstituted forHepburn-Murphyat 78'minutes
  • 10Grealish
  • 26Kodjia

Substitutes

  • 3Taylor
  • 6Whelan
  • 14Hourihane
  • 19Green
  • 23Campos Moreira
  • 24Elphick
  • 29Hepburn-Murphy
Referee:
Tim Robinson
Attendance:
17,824

Match Stats

Home TeamIpswichAway TeamAston Villa
Possession
Home39%
Away61%
Shots
Home9
Away10
Shots on Target
Home1
Away3
Corners
Home2
Away7
Fouls
Home13
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Ipswich Town 1, Aston Villa 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Ipswich Town 1, Aston Villa 1.

Foul by Rushian Hepburn-Murphy (Aston Villa).

Luke Chambers (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Aston Villa. Conceded by Janoi Donacien.

Attempt saved. Conor Hourihane (Aston Villa) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

Jack Grealish (Aston Villa) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Gwion Edwards (Ipswich Town).

Attempt missed. Andre Green (Aston Villa) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high following a corner.

Attempt blocked. Conor Hourihane (Aston Villa) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jack Grealish.

Corner, Aston Villa. Conceded by Bartosz Bialkowski.

Conor Hourihane (Aston Villa) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Myles Kenlock (Ipswich Town).

Foul by Jonathan Kodjia (Aston Villa).

Janoi Donacien (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Aston Villa. Conceded by Aristote Nsiala.

Hand ball by Conor Hourihane (Aston Villa).

Jack Grealish (Aston Villa) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Jonas Knudsen (Ipswich Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Ipswich Town. Myles Kenlock replaces Jon Nolan.

Foul by Mile Jedinak (Aston Villa).

Kayden Jackson (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Offside, Aston Villa. Jack Grealish tries a through ball, but Rushian Hepburn-Murphy is caught offside.

John McGinn (Aston Villa) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Gwion Edwards (Ipswich Town).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Booking

John McGinn (Aston Villa) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Delay in match John McGinn (Aston Villa) because of an injury.

Foul by John McGinn (Aston Villa).

Jon Nolan (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Kayden Jackson (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Aston Villa. Rushian Hepburn-Murphy replaces Albert Adomah.

Attempt missed. John McGinn (Aston Villa) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Attempt missed. Albert Adomah (Aston Villa) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Alan Hutton with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Ipswich Town. Kayden Jackson replaces Ellis Harrison.

Attempt missed. Andre Green (Aston Villa) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Jack Grealish with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Aston Villa. Conceded by Cole Skuse.

Attempt blocked. Conor Hourihane (Aston Villa) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jack Grealish.

Foul by Jonathan Kodjia (Aston Villa).

Luke Chambers (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Middlesbrough431082610
2Leeds33009279
3West Brom421113767
4Aston Villa32107437
5Bolton32105327
6Swansea32103127
7Nottm Forest41305416
8Sheff Utd420257-26
9Millwall31204315
10Blackburn31203215
11Brentford21106244
12Wigan31117704
13Preston31113304
14Derby310247-33
15Rotherham310227-53
16Ipswich302134-12
17Birmingham302123-12
18Stoke302146-22
19Bristol City302135-22
20Sheff Wed201134-11
21Norwich301268-21
22Hull301225-31
23Reading300314-30
24QPR3003210-80
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