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Villa keeper Martinez compelled out of XI simply quarter-hour after being named in staff

Aston Villa’s goalkeeper Emi Martinez was compelled to drop out of their beginning aspect quarter-hour after being named within the squad in opposition to Manchester City.

Martinez, 31, was a part of the travelling squad to the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday night. And the Argentine was named as a part of Unai Emery’s beginning aspect as they ready to face the Champions.

However, quarter-hour after the announcement, Martinez was compelled to withdraw from the squad as a consequence of sickness. Villa mentioned on social media: “Robin Olsen will begin in objective for Aston Villa. Emi Martínez misses out by means of sickness.”

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“I genuinely thought this was a parody account what on earth this is going on,” one fan responded. While a second mentioned: “April Fools was supposed to be on Monday…”

“The greatest free hit for the reason that formation of the Premier League… If we get one thing from this it is the efficiency of the final decade,” a 3rd resigned. And one other added: “Went from starting to being too ill to play in a matter of minutes…”

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Robin Olsen of Aston Villa warms up ahead of the Premier League match between Manchester City and Aston Villa at Etihad Stadium on April 3, 2024 in Manchester, England
Robin Olsen was between the sticks for Aston Villa on Wednesday night

Olsen was between the sticks for Villa on the ultimate day of the 21/22 season – which Martinez missed with knee issues – as Villa noticed their 2-0 lead evaporate.

Ilkay Gundogan netted twice, with Rodri curling the ball previous Olsen in between, in a whirlwind 5 minutes that noticed the Premier League title arrive on the Etihad for the second season on the bounce.

Rodri was once more on the scoresheet on Wednesday, powering the ball previous a hapless Olsen to open the scoring.