Game #5231

Season | 2012-13 |

Matchday | #18 |
League Game | #15 |
Premier League Match-week | #15 |  
Manager Game | #18 |
Saturday, 1 December 2012
Premier League | Away | Queens Park Rangers | Loftus Road | 17,387 | 

Game Summary

Manager | Paul Lambert | 

KO | 15.00 |
Referee | Howard Webb | 
HT Score | 1-1 |
FT Score | 1-1 |
FT Result | Drew |
Last 5 Games | LLDWD | 

Scorers | Brett Holman | 8’ |

Assists | Ashley Westwood | 8’ |

League Position | 16th | +1 |

Line Up |

GK Brad Guzan |
RB Matt Lowton |
BOOKED | 63' |
CB Nathan Baker | BOOKED | 48' |
CB Ciaran Clark |
D Eric Lichaj |
M Barry Bannan |
SUB OFF | 67' |
M Ashley Westwood | ASSIST | 8' |
M Chris Herd | SUB OFF | 65' |
W Brett Holman | GOAL | 8' | SUB OFF | 70' |
F Gabby Agbonlahor |
CF Christian Benteke |

Substitutes |

D Derrick Williams DEBUT | FINAL | for M Chris Herd | 65’ |
M Fabian  Delph for M Barry Bannan | 67’ | 
M Karim El Ahmadi for W Brett Holman | 70’ | 


Unused Substitutes |

GK Shay Given
M Stephen Ireland
F Darren Bent
F Andreas Weimann

Cards |

 Yellow | Nathan Baker | 48’ |

 Yellow | Matt Lowton | 63’ |

Team Stats |

Starting XI Average Age | 24.27 | 

Oldest Player | W Brett Holman | 28.70 |

Youngest Player | CB Nathan Baker | 21.62 |

Unavailable |

Injury |

CB Richard Dunne |

M Gary Gardner |

W Charles N’Zogbia |

LB Joe Bennett |

D Eric Lichaj |

CB Ron Vlaar |

D Enda Stevens | 

Illness |

 M Stiliyan Petrov |

Loaned Out | M Jean Makoun | F Nathan Delfouneso | LB Stephen Warnock | RB Alan Hutton | 

Match Stats |

Possession F | 45
Possession A | 55
Shots F | 7
Shots A | 17
Shots on Target F | 3
Shots on Target A | 12
Corners F | 4
Corners A | 11
Fouls F | 8
Fouls A | 11

 On this day 1 December 2012 
Defender Derrick Williams made his sole appearance for Villa as a substitute aged 19 after coming through the youth team ranks.

Match Report


BBC Sport

Saturday, 1 December 2012

*Queens Park Rangers are still searching for that elusive first Premier League win of the season as first home game in charge ended in a draw with Aston Villa.*

Brett Holman fired Villa into an early lead from 20 yards - but Jamie Mackie headed QPR level before the interval and they created the better opportunities to finally secure three points.

Shaun Wright-Phillips hit the post and was denied when clean through by Villa keeper Brad Guzan, who also saved well from Ryan Nelsen and Samba Diakite. Clint Hill also struck the woodwork with a second-half header.

Redknapp will draw encouragement from the creation of those chances but sooner or later QPR must start to collect victories.

Villa boss Paul Lambert selected Darren Bent as a substitute after he was excluded completely for the win against Reading, but the England striker remained unused.

Redknapp was given a predictably warm reception when he was introduced to QPR’s fans - but the cheers were soon silenced as Villa took the lead.

Holman was given far too much time and space to try his luck from 25 yards and he was rewarded as Robert Green - retained in goal after deputising for Julio Cesar when he was injured during the - made good contact with the shot but could not keep it out.

It was a worrying moment for Redknapp but QPR finally found some rhythm and were level after 18 minutes when Mackie showed excellent movement in the area to send a fine header beyond Guzan from Diakite’s cross.

Wright-Phillips, recalled by Redknapp, twice had opportunities to justify his manager’s faith but could not produce the second goal.

He was blocked by Guzan when he raced clear, then struck the base of the post with the American keeper beaten.

QPR were forced into a change before the interval when Stephane Mbia was left lying motionless after an accidental collision with Gabriel Agbonlahor. He was treated for several minutes before being taken off on a stretcher and replaced by Shaun Derry.

Redknapp made a switch at half-time, sending on Park Ji-sung for Esteban Granero as QPR went in search of victory.
Guzan came to Villa’s rescue again as the home side maintained the momentum, leaping to his left to claw away Nelsen’s shot then saving low from Diakite.


Park then had the best chance of all as he broke free in the area but his finish was at a comfortable height for Guzan, who was once again equal to the task.

QPR had posed all the attacking questions and were unlucky again as time ran out, with Hill rattling the bar with a header.