Advertiser Disclosure

‘You’re just a s**t Mike Dean’: Kevin Friend books Aston Villa fans during Bristol City clash

‘You’re just a s**t Mike Dean’: Kevin Friend books Aston Villa fans during Bristol City clash

 

An altogether amusing moment was forthcoming during the friendly meeting between Aston Villa and Bristol City this weekend.

Watkins amongst those on target

Dean Smith’s Villa got their preparations for the fast-approaching new campaign back underway 24 hours ago.

The Claret and Blue made the trip to Ashton Gate, for a showdown with Championship outfit Bristol City.

Villa have of course enjoyed a fine summer to date, which has seen the Birmingham-based outfit secure deals for both Emi Buendia and, most recently, Bayer Leverkusen’s Leon Bailey.

And, on Saturday, the positive vibes only continued to flow for Dean Smith and co.

A dominant display saw the visitors take the lead inside six minutes through youngster Jaden Philogene-Bidace, before established stars Esri Konsa and Ollie Watkins added some gloss to the scoreline either side of the interval.

Friend books Villans faithful

As outlined above, though, it was not the goalscorers, nor any of the players to have taken to the pitch at Ashton Gate, who ultimately stole the show.

Instead, it was the man in charge of proceedings – Kevin Friend.

Late in the 2nd-half, after awarding a free-kick in Aston Villa’s favour, Friend was lightheartedly (and bizarrely) targeted by a section of the away support, who began to chant:

‘You’re just a s**t Mike Dean!’

The official, though, evidently in good spirits, simply shrugged his shoulders, resulting in more PG calls of ‘Kevin, give us a wave’.

And Friend, from here, provided a rare glimpse into his more playful side, brandishing a yellow card in the direction of the visiting fans:

 

Concern for Arsenal as Thomas Partey limps out of pre-season meeting with Chelsea

5 European transfers you might have missed this week

 


This article was edited by Josh Barker.

Aston Villa betting odds, next game:

Man Utd vs Aston Villa odds: result, both teams to score, correct score & goalscorers

Man Utd vs Aston Villa Full time result
Man Utd
4/11
Draw
17/4
Aston Villa
7/1
Man Utd vs Aston Villa Result/Both teams score Yes No
Man Utd 15/8 7/5
Aston Villa 10/1
Draw 11/2 16/1
Man Utd vs Aston Villa Correct Score
Man Utd
Aston Villa
Man Utd vs Aston Villa Goalscorers First Last Anytime
Cristiano Ronaldo6/5 6/5 8/15
Edinson Cavani12/5 12/5 21/20
Danny Ings10/3 10/3 5/2
Miguel Bruno Fernandes10/3 10/3 6/4
Anthony Martial15/4 15/4 15/8

Aston Villa's latest videos

HIGHLIGHTS | Aston Villa 2-1 Chelsea
HIGHLIGHTS | Aston Villa 2-1 Chelsea
Visit https://video.avfc.co.uk/ for more.
2021-05-24T20:34:31Z
HIGHLIGHTS | Tottenham 1-2 Aston Villa
HIGHLIGHTS | Tottenham 1-2 Aston Villa
Visit https://video.avfc.co.uk/ for more.
2021-05-19T23:00:12Z
Premier League table
# Team MP D P
1 Chelsea FC 5 11 13
2 Liverpool FC 5 11 13
3 Manchester United 5 9 13
4 Brighton & Hove Albion 5 3 12
5 Manchester City 5 10 10
6 Everton FC 5 3 10
7 Tottenham Hotspur 5 -3 9
8 West Ham United 5 4 8
9 Brentford FC 5 3 8
10 Aston Villa 5 1 7
11 Watford FC 5 -2 6
12 Leicester City 5 -3 6
13 Arsenal FC 5 -7 6
14 Crystal Palace 5 -3 5
15 Southampton FC 5 -2 4
16 Wolverhampton Wanderers 5 -3 3
17 Leeds United 5 -7 3
18 Newcastle United 5 -7 2
19 Burnley FC 5 -6 1
20 Norwich City 5 -12 0
Premier League 21/22
Topscorers
Disciplinary
Assists
Player Team Goals
Antonio, Michail West Ham United 4
Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 4
Fernandes, Bruno Manchester United 4
Benrahma, Said West Ham United 3
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City 3
Ronaldo, Cristiano Manchester United 3
Lukaku, Romelu Chelsea FC 3
Mane, Sadio Liverpool FC 3
Maupay, Neal Brighton & Hove Albion 3
Gray, Demarai Everton FC 3
Calvert-Lewin, Dominic Everton FC 3
Sarr, Ismaila Watford FC 3
Greenwood, Mason Manchester United 3
Ings, Danny Aston Villa 2
Saint-Maximin, Allan Newcastle United 2
Toney, Ivan Brentford FC 2
Fornals, Pablo West Ham United 2
Torres, Ferran Manchester City 2
Dennis, Emmanuel Watford FC 2
Gallagher, Conor Crystal Palace 2