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'We competed but not for 90 minutes' - what Emery said

Aston Villa manager Unai Emery to BBC Match of the Day after his side were knocked out of the FA Cup by Chelsea: "We competed. We started the first 15 minutes creating chances but we didn't score. Maybe it was the key moment. And then they created chances, were clinical, and they scored.

"In the second half we started trying to score one more, to push and create some chances. We did not do this very clearly and they scored the third goal. After that, our speed was very good and the mentality as well. Even when we were losing 3-0, we created chances. We have to accept it.

"Chelsea are a very good team - they can play like tonight and get these performances. Of course we are going to try again and focus on the Premier League. We are being consistent there. It is a new challenge, and going for the league as well. It is important to be a contender at the end of the season.

"It's not a surprise because Chelsea can perform like this. We competed, but not over 90 minutes, in some periods. We have to accept it and of course we have to try to analyse and improve things."

Did you know?

  • Aston Villa have now lost each of their past six FA Cup games at home, conceding at least three goals in five of those six defeats.

  • After just one defeat at Villa Park in 22 games in all competitions (W20 D1), Aston Villa have lost successive home games there for the first time since February.