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Smith admits Villa fortunate to take draw against Stoke

Posted Sunday, December 16, 2018 by PA7 hits

Dean Smith was honest enough to admit that Aston Villa were somewhat fortunate to earn a point in a hard fought 2-2 home draw against a revitalised Stoke side.In the end Villa was indebted to the performance of substitute Jonathan Kodjia for salvaging a point which enabled them to extend their unbeaten run to seven games.What pleased Smith was the fact Villa had to twice come from behind to earn...Full Story »

Dean Keates hails ‘outstanding’ Liam Kinsella after Walsall beat Sunderland

Posted Wednesday, December 12, 2018 by PA5 hits

Walsall boss Dean Keates hailed match-winner Liam Kinsella after his goal earned a 1-0 win at Sunderland and a place in the third round of the FA Cup.Midfielder Kinsella struck a fine goal from 25 yards in the 53rd minute to send the Saddlers through at the expense of their fellow League One side and set up a trip to Championship Bolton.It was only Kinsella’s second career goal and his fir...Full Story »

West Brom’s late equaliser should have been chalked off – Villa boss Dean Smith

Posted Saturday, December 08, 2018 by PA17 hits

Aston Villa boss Dean Smith insisted West Brom’s stoppage-time equaliser should have been chalked off after Jay Rodriguez bundled in with his hand during Friday night’s 2-2 draw at the Hawthorns.Anwar El Ghazi’s brace looked set to see the visitors join their rivals in the Sky Bet Championship play-off places, but Rodriguez forced the ball home and referee Darren Engl...Full Story »

Smith happy to see Villa players show worth in victory over Middlesbrough

Posted Sunday, December 02, 2018 by PA12 hits

Aston Villa manager Dean Smith knew his players could make a big impression at the Riverside Stadium where Middlesbrough lost 3-0 in front of the TV cameras.Smith has now won five of his eight matches since taking over the Villans to climb within three points of a play-off place.And after the 5-5 draw with Nottingham Forest in midweek, the Villa boss was particularly satisfied to have seen his t...Full Story »

Agustien and Smith on target as Barrow win at Braintree

Posted Sunday, December 02, 2018 by PA6 hits

Goals from Kemy Agustien and Tyler Smith gave Barrow all three points at Braintree. It took 10 minutes for the visitors to open the scoring against the side bottom of the National League. Jacob Blyth was fouled on the edge of the penalty box and Agustien did the rest to beat George Legg in the Braintree goal with a brilliant free-kick.Barrow had a penalty claim turned down shortly afterwards whe...Full Story »

Dean Smith felt Villa were ‘totally in control’ of 10-goal thriller with Forest

Posted Thursday, November 29, 2018 by PA147 hits

Aston Villa manager Dean Smith struggled to comprehend how his side failed to win despite scoring five goals at home against Nottingham Forest.Tammy Abraham scored four times as the hosts fought back from 2-0, 3-2 and 4-3 down but it proved in vain as 10-man Forest gained a remarkable 5-5 draw thanks to former Villa striker Lewis Grabban’s 82nd-minute equaliser.It was the first ever 5-5 dr...Full Story »

Joey Barton hails impact of Dean Marney

Posted Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by PA15 hits

Fleetwood boss Joey Barton hailed Dean Marney as a “different player” after the midfielder scored his first goal to fire them to a 3-0 win over Coventry.Barton played with Marney at Burnley in the Championship and Premier League and the 36-year-old was one of his first signings.But after missing a chunk of pre-season and struggling with a groin injury Marney has not been a permanent ...Full Story »

Dean Smith sets sights on top two after pulsating derby win over Birmingham

Posted Sunday, November 25, 2018 by PA12 hits

Aston Villa boss Dean Smith insisted his side are ready to chase down the top two after a thrilling win over Birmingham.The boyhood Villa fan masterminded a 4-2 victory in the second city derby on Sunday to lift them to eighth in the Sky Bet Championship.Alan Hutton’s excellent solo goal, where he ran 60 yards and held off four challenges to score just his third Villa goal in seven years, ...Full Story »

Dean Keates frustrated with draw at Fleetwood

Posted Saturday, November 17, 2018 by PA17 hits

Walsall boss Dean Keates saw their 0-0 draw at Fleetwood as a missed opportunity as he rued wasted chances.The Saddlers had 13 corners at Highbury but could not break the deadlock with Russell Martin and Jon Guthrie spurning free headers.And Keates was disappointed they did not leave the Fylde coast with three points or score in front of the TV cameras.He said: “We were fairly dominant in ...Full Story »

Smith frustrated as Raymond red card costs Bromley FA Cup upset

Posted Sunday, November 11, 2018 by PA5 hits

Bromley boss Neil Smith admitted he was “disappointed” with Frankie Raymond after the midfielder’s sending off changed the game in their 3-1 defeat to League One Peterborough.Bromley were giving an opponent two leagues above them all they could handle, and were even leading 1-0 through Frankie Sutherland’s free-kick when Raymond saw red for needlessly tussling with and la...Full Story »

Smith warns there is more to come from Aston Villa after ‘statement’ performance

Posted Sunday, November 11, 2018 by PA4 hits

Aston Villa manager Dean Smith reckons his players delivered a “statement” in beating Derby 3-0 at Pride Park and warned they will get better.Villa’s second-half performance overpowered a Derby side who were beaten at home for the first time since August 11.But there had been little between the teams in the first half when chances came and went with Tammy Abraham and Jonathan &...Full Story »

Dean Brennan: Billericay have 50-50 chance of progressing

Posted Sunday, November 11, 2018 by PA3 hits

Billericay boss Dean Brennan reserved praise for Moses Emmanuel and Alan Julian and believes the tie is now in the balance after his Vanarama National League South side earned a 1-1 draw at Chesterfield.Curtis Weston, Marc Antoine-Fortune and the lively Zavon Hines all forced early saves out of Ricay keeper Julian before National League club Chesterfield did go ahead through Laurence Maguire&rsq...Full Story »

Jonathan Smith ready to run out for Chesterfield

Posted Friday, November 09, 2018 by PA20 hits

Jonathan Smith is available for Chesterfield when they face Billericay in the FA Cup.Spireites boss Martin Allen has secured the signing of Smith from Stevenage on a permanent basis after seeing the midfielder score three goals in the last three games.Four-goal striker Marc-Antoine Fortune will be hoping to return to the starting line-up after dropping to the bench in recent weeks.Chesterfi...Full Story »

Dean Moxey banned for Exeter’s cup clash

Posted Thursday, November 08, 2018 by PA22 hits

Exeter must do without suspended defender Dean Moxey for the FA Cup first-round tie against Blackpool.Moxey was sent off during the League Two defeat at Tranmere – his second dismissal of the season – so starts a two-game ban. Goalkeeper James Hamon could again deputise for Christy Pym, who has missed the past two matches after sustaining an injury in training.Forward Lee Holmes has ...Full Story »

Dean Keates could mix things up for Walsall

Posted Monday, November 05, 2018 by PA25 hits

Walsall boss Dean Keates could freshen up his side as he looks for a response when they host Charlton in the Sky Bet League One clash at the Bescot Stadium.The Saddlers went down 3-1 at home against Burton on Saturday, when Keates had kept faith with an unchanged side from the win over Wycombe.Defender Nicky Devlin, midfielder Zeli Ismail and Josh Ginnelly all came off the bench for the second h...Full Story »

Smith hails goalscoring pair after win over Bolton

Posted Saturday, November 03, 2018 by PA12 hits

Aston Villa manager Dean Smith reserved praise for Jack Grealish and James Chester following the 2-0 Sky Bet Championship home win over struggling Bolton.Villa’s two goalscorers took the honours in a display which Smith feels augurs well for the future.Smith’s men were generally well in control after Grealish opened the scoring in the fourth minute against a Bolton side who have lost...Full Story »

Jonathan Smith forces draw for Chesterfield

Posted Sunday, October 28, 2018 by PA5 hits

Jonathan Smith’s late headed equaliser spared Chesterfield from defeat by Wrexham but the 1-1 draw extends a 14-match winless streak.Brad Walker put the Welsh side in front midway through the first half, making no mistake with a penalty after Will Evans had handled in the box.Wrexham remained on the front foot in the first hour, and Mike Fondop-Talom shot over instead of making the game sa...Full Story »

Smith earns a point for Millers

Posted Sunday, October 28, 2018 by PA21 hits

Michael Smith scored his second goal of the season as Rotherham registered back-to-back points on the road thanks to a 1-1 draw at Preston.The Millers secured their first away point of the season at Middlesbrough in midweek, and Smith cancelled out Tom Barkhuizen’s opener at Deepdale as Rotherham drew their third consecutive match.It means the two teams remain level on points, sitting just...Full Story »

Dean Smith accuses QPR players of working as a ‘tag team’ to kick Jack Grealish

Posted Saturday, October 27, 2018 by PA29 hits

Aston Villa boss Dean Smith called for Jack Grealish to be given more protection by referees after accusing QPR of targeting him “like a tag team”.Villa were beaten 1-0 at Loftus Road, where Pawel Wszolek’s first-half goal gave in-form Rangers a third consecutive win and the fourth victory and clean sheet of a five-match unbeaten run. Wszolek fired in off the underside of the b...Full Story »

Smith hails duo after making winning start as Villa boss

Posted Sunday, October 21, 2018 by PA10 hits

Dean Smith lauded Tammy Abraham and Orjan Nyland after he celebrated his first game in charge of Aston Villa with a 1-0 win over Swansea at Villa Park.Abraham, on loan from Chelsea, struck what proved to be the winner in the eighth minute with a superb header from Ahmed Elomohamady’s cross. Norwegian keeper Nyland, who has struggled to make an impact since his close-season £3million ...Full Story »

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