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Stoke City 1-1 Aston Villa: Albert Adomah rescues point for Villa

Albert Adomah, Tyrone Mings and Ahmed Elmohamady celebrate Aston Villa's equaliser at Stoke City
Albert Adomah (left) scored 15 goals in all competitions for Aston Villa last season

Aston Villa denied Stoke City a first win in six games as Albert Adomah's first goal since March 2018 was enough to secure a point at the Bet365 Stadium.

The Potters took the lead in the fifth minute when Sam Vokes smartly backheeled a Sam Clucas cross from the left flank past Jed Steer to register his first goal since his January move from Burnley.

After Steer had denied Tom Ince, Adomah equalised just after the hour mark when he side-footed Anwar El Ghazi's cutback into the bottom corner.

Stoke keeper Jack Butland then made brilliant saves to keep out efforts from Tammy Abraham and Tyrone Mings, while Villa midfielder Conor Hourihane sent a free-kick over the bar as the visitors finished the stronger.

Butland's saves, the latter tipping over a looping header from Mings in stoppage time, were fitting on a day when the hosts celebrated the life and career of legendary former England goalkeeper Gordon Banks.

World Cup-winner Banks, who was in the Stoke side which won the League Cup in 1972 - the club's only major trophy - died this month at the age of 81.

Flowers and tributes were laid at his statue outside the stadium, home supporters held cards up to form a mosaic in the stands before the match and Butland wore a special plain green jersey.

Stoke remain 17th, with Nathan Jones' side having won only one of their past 11 Championship games.

Villa, too, have struggled for form in recent weeks and find themselves slipping a place to 11th, eight points off the play-off places following a run of one win in 10 league outings.

Stoke City manager Nathan Jones told BBC Radio Stoke:

"I thought first half we were good and second half we just seemed to go into our shell a little bit and were very passive.

"We've had a few passive second halves when we haven't really been on the front foot and I'm a little bit disappointed with that because after scoring a wonderful goal to take the lead you want top go and build on that and get the second goal.

"We took a step back and waited, it's symptomatic of what they've been going through for a long time, so it's a mentality shift really, but I was disappointed with how passive we were in the second half.

"They gave me everything and they worked hard but to be honest I want us to be a front-footed side that goes after teams in the second half, we were just waiting to see what Villa did and reacting from there."

Aston Villa manager Dean Smith told BBC Radio WM:

"I wasn't happy at half time, I got into the players a little bit, but that was nothing to do with the shape, system or style of play, more down to our body language when we gave balls away.

"Both teams were very sloppy in the first half, gave balls away very cheaply, and I felt we all looked at each other as if it wasn't our mistake and we were playing alright.

"Second half it was a much better display, I thought we were dominant, created the goal and probably should have scored mote and won the game."

Statue of Gordon Banks at the Bet365 Stadium
Gordon Banks' statue at the Bet365 Stadium was adorned with tributes before kick-off
Stoke and England goalkeeper Jack Butland in action for the Potters
Stoke and England goalkeeper Jack Butland wore a special plain green jersey in tribute to Gordon Banks

Line-ups

Stoke

  • 1Butland
  • 30Edwards
  • 14Batth
  • 15Martins IndiBooked at 54mins
  • 22Clucas
  • 16AdamSubstituted forWilliamsat 65'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 4Allen
  • 8EteboBooked at 57mins
  • 7InceSubstituted forAfobeat 74'minutes
  • 10VokesSubstituted forDioufat 17'minutes
  • 11McClean

Substitutes

  • 5Williams
  • 9Afobe
  • 17Shawcross
  • 18Diouf
  • 27Bojan
  • 32Federici
  • 38Woods

Aston Villa

  • 12Steer
  • 21HuttonSubstituted forAdomahat 7'minutesSubstituted forGreenat 85'minutes
  • 24Elphick
  • 40Mings
  • 30HauseBooked at 41mins
  • 27El Mohamady
  • 6Whelan
  • 14Hourihane
  • 22El Ghazi
  • 26Kodjia
  • 18Abraham

Substitutes

  • 3Taylor
  • 15Jedinak
  • 19Green
  • 20Bjarnason
  • 28L Kalinic
  • 37Adomah
  • 41Ramsey
Referee:
David Webb
Attendance:
27,975

Match Stats

Home TeamStokeAway TeamAston Villa
Possession
Home38%
Away62%
Shots
Home7
Away10
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home2
Away6
Fouls
Home18
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Stoke City 1, Aston Villa 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Stoke City 1, Aston Villa 1.

Foul by Anwar El Ghazi (Aston Villa).

Peter Etebo (Stoke City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Glenn Whelan (Aston Villa).

Peter Etebo (Stoke City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Aston Villa. Conceded by Jack Butland.

Attempt saved. Tyrone Mings (Aston Villa) header from the left side of the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Glenn Whelan.

Booking

Ashley Williams (Stoke City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Jonathan Kodjia (Aston Villa) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ashley Williams (Stoke City).

Foul by Tyrone Mings (Aston Villa).

Sam Clucas (Stoke City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jonathan Kodjia (Aston Villa).

Peter Etebo (Stoke City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Aston Villa. Conceded by Sam Clucas.

Corner, Aston Villa. Conceded by Danny Batth.

Substitution

Substitution, Aston Villa. Andre Green replaces Albert Adomah.

Attempt missed. Conor Hourihane (Aston Villa) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner from a direct free kick.

Tammy Abraham (Aston Villa) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Danny Batth (Stoke City).

Tammy Abraham (Aston Villa) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Danny Batth (Stoke City).

Jonathan Kodjia (Aston Villa) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Danny Batth (Stoke City).

Tommy Elphick (Aston Villa) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Benik Afobe (Stoke City).

Substitution

Substitution, Stoke City. Benik Afobe replaces Tom Ince.

Foul by Jonathan Kodjia (Aston Villa).

Danny Batth (Stoke City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Anwar El Ghazi (Aston Villa) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Anwar El Ghazi (Aston Villa) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Glenn Whelan (Aston Villa) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Sam Clucas (Stoke City).

Attempt blocked. Conor Hourihane (Aston Villa) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Anwar El Ghazi.

Substitution

Substitution, Stoke City. Ashley Williams replaces Charlie Adam.

Hand ball by Mame Biram Diouf (Stoke City).

Attempt saved. Tammy Abraham (Aston Villa) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Kortney Hause with a cross.

Attempt saved. Charlie Adam (Stoke City) left footed shot from more than 35 yards is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Danny Batth.

Goal!

Goal! Stoke City 1, Aston Villa 1. Albert Adomah (Aston Villa) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Anwar El Ghazi.

goal

As It Stood

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2Sheff Utd34197859342564
3Leeds33197755371864
4West Brom34179867432460
5Middlesbrough331512638241457
6Bristol City3215894233953
7Derby3214994337651
8Birmingham33111485142947
9Nottm Forest33111484638847
10Preston341211115348547
11Aston Villa34101595753445
12Swansea33128134342144
13Hull33128134647-144
14Blackburn341111124552-744
15Sheff Wed331111113948-944
16Brentford3211101155441143
17Stoke34914113542-741
18QPR33116164152-1139
19Wigan3398163347-1435
20Millwall33810153648-1234
21Reading34612163550-1530
22Rotherham34515143454-2030
23Bolton3468202253-3126
24Ipswich34312192657-3121
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