30 - Kodjia's cross diverted behind for a corner.
30 - Cleared at the near-post but back with Villa.
31 - Well done Jacob. Hutton looks to break down the right but the young winger applies just enough pressure to get the ball behind for a goal-kick as Hutton hits the deck, pretty feebly.
32 - At the other end, Jacob on top again. He forces Hutton to put out for a throw.
32 - Olsson's cross flies up into the air off a Villa man. Bounces behind for a corner.
33 - Foul given for illegal pressure on the goalkeeper. Looked like Amavi pushed Jacob into Gollini, to me.
34 - Oliveira fouled just inside the visitors' half. Free-kick.
34 - Right idea from Olsson. He sets off at pace and Bennett spots him. Played towards him but the ball eventually rebounds out for a Villa goal-kick.
34 - Bassong fouled in the air just shy of halfway. City free-kick.
35 - Brady unable to bring a high ball down. Villa throw.
36 - They earn another throw on halfway.
36 - Pinto twists out of a tight spot well, clearing the ball in the process.
37 - Excellent again from Mulumbu. Wins a ball he had no right to, then goes down to win a free-kick just inside the Villa half.
39 - Cleared by Villa. Interval nearing and still 0-0, neither side really carving out an opening as of yet.
40 - Poor from Hutton. He plays straight out for a City throw.
41 - Amavi getting some treatment after a collision.
41 - Villa give it back to Ruddy.
42 - Risky pass from Bennett. Bassong gets it away and City eventually get themselves a throw inside the Villa half.
43 - Superb from Howson. He rolls his man and spins into the box. Appears to be held as he gets a ball across but nothing given.
44 - Dorrans clips right to Jacob. The move breaks down but City start again.
45 - Mulumbu wins a throw level with the box. City ending the half strongly.
45 - Oliveira chases a Bassong clearance but it bounces behind for a goal-kick.
45 - One minute to be added.
HALF-TIME | City 0-0 Villa
Not a great deal in that first half, City just about shading it for me.
In terms of chances, they've been few and far between for either side. The one (double) save of note coming from Gollini in the Villa goal when he denied Olsson then Oliveira in quick succession.
How would you assess that first half?
Finely posed after 45 minutes, then. What will the second half bring?
Teams back out for the second half.
No changes for either side.
46 - Villa get us back underway. OTBC!
46 - Howson flicks on, finding Oliveira. The move breaks down near the Villa box, however.
46 - Villa move forward. Grealish's shot bounces off his teammate. City come away.
47 - Howson tries his luck. Deflection takes the sting out of it and Gollini catches.
47 - Loose from Grealish. Out for a City throw, allowing them to clear into Villa territory.
48 - Good stuff from Mulumbu. He wins a loose ball and looks to set Jacob away but just a little too much on the pass as it runs through to the goalkeeper.
49 - Tidy interplay comes close to releasing Dorrans into the box. Ball nicked away for a City throw.
49 - Howson dummies for Mulumbu, who slices wide from outside the box.
50 - Mulumbu harshly penalised for dragging Grealish to ground. Villa free-kick in their own half.
50 - Gollini finds touch in City's half.
51 - Unlucky from Oliveira, who valiantly tries to hold the ball up. Villa on it now.
52 - Brilliant from Oliveira, who has been excellent. He somehow brings a ball down to get City up the pitch. Brady's shot is tipped behind by Gollini for a corner.
53 - Pushing in the box. Villa free-kick. Soft.