Season #125 

| 2013-14 |

Games #5260 - #5300 

2013-14 Club Summary

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President Emeritus | Sir Herbert Douglas Ellis

Chairman | Randolph Lerner

Manager | Paul Lambert

CEO | Paul Faulkner

 

 2013-14 Season Summary 


Manager | Paul Lambert | 
Games | #5260 - #5300  | 
Top Scorer | 11 | #854 Christian Benteke | 10 League | 1 League Cup | Goal |

 Most Appearances |  39 | #829 Andreas Weimann | 31 (6) League | 1 (0) FA Cup | 1 (0) League Cup | Appearances |
Final League Position | 15th Premier League | 
FA Cup Progress | 3rd Round | 

League Cup Progress | 3rd Round |       
Biggest Win | 4-1 | Norwich City (h) | 
Highest Home Attendance | 42,682 | Manchester United 

 2013-14 Premier League Table 

| 13 | West Ham United | P38 | W11 | D7 | L20 | F40 | A51 | GD-11 | Pts 40 |
| 14 |
Sunderland | P38 | D8 | L20 | F41 | A60 | GD-19 | Pts 38 |
| 15 | Aston Villa | P38 | W10 | D8 | L20 | F39 | A61 | GD-22 | Pts 38 |
| 16 |
Hull City | P38 | W10 | D7 | L21 | F38 | A53 | GD-15 | Pts 37 |
| 17 |
West Bromwich Albion | P38 | W7 | D15 | L16 | F43 | A59 | GD-16 | Pts 36 |

 2013-14 Results Summary 

| 1 | 17 Aug | a | Arsenal | W | 3-1 | Match Report

| 2 | 21 Aug | a | Chelsea | L | 1-2 | Match Report

| 3 | 24 Aug | h | Liverpool | L | 0-1 | Match Report

| 4 | 28 Aug | h | Rotherham United (LC R2) | W | 3-0 | Match Report

| 5 | 14 Sep | h | Newcastle United | L | 1-2 | Match Report

| 6 | 21 Sep | a | Norwich City | W | 1-0 | Match Report

| 7 | 24 Sep | h | Tottenham Hotspur (LC R3) | L | 0-4 | Match Report

| 8 | 28 Sep | h | Manchester City | W | 3-2 | Match Report

| 9 | 5 Oct | a | Hull City | D | 0-0 | Match Report

| 10 | 20 Oct | h | Tottenham Hotspur | L | 0-2 | Match Report

| 11 | 26 Oct | h | Everton | L | 0-2 | Match Report

| 12 | 2 Nov | a | West Ham United | D | 0-0 | Match Report

| 13 | 9 Nov | h | Cardiff City | W | 2-0 | Match Report

| 14 | 25 Nov | a | West Bromwich Albion | D | 2-2 | Match Report

| 15 | 30 Nov | h | Sunderland | D | 0-0 | Match Report

| 16 | 4 Dec | a | Southampton | W | 3-2 | Match Report

| 17 | 8 Dec | a | Fulham | L | 0-2 | Match Report

| 18 | 15 Dec | h | Manchester United | L | 0-3 | Match Report

| 19 | 21 Dec | a | Stoke City | L | 1-2 | Match Report

| 20 | 26 Dec | h | Crystal Palace | L | 0-1 | Match Report

| 21 | 28 Dec | h | Swansea City | D | 1-1 | Match Report

| 22 | 1 Jan | a | Sunderland | W | 1-0 | Match Report

| 23 | 4 Jan | h | Sheffield United (FAC R3) | L | 1-2 | Match Report

| 24 | 13 Jan | h | Arsenal | L | 1-2 | Match Report

| 25 | 18 Jan | a | Liverpool | D | 2-2 | Match Report

| 26 | 29 Jan | h | West Bromwich Albion | W | 4-3 | Match Report

| 27 | 1 Feb | a | Everton | L | 1-2 | Match Report

| 28 | 8 Feb | h | West Ham United | L | 0-2 | Match Report

| 29 | 11 Feb | a | Cardiff City | D | 0-0 | Match Report

| 30 | 23 Feb | a | Newcastle United | L | 0-1 | Match Report

| 31 | 2 Mar | h | Norwich City | W | 4-1 | Match Report

| 32 | 15 Mar | h | Chelsea | W | 1-0 | Match Report

| 33 | 23 Mar | h | Stoke City | L | 1-4 | Match Report

| 34 | 29 Mar | a | Manchester United | L | 1-4 | Match Report

| 35 | 5 Apr | h | Fulham | L | 1-2 | Match Report

| 36 | 12 Apr | a | Crystal Palace | L | 0-1 | Match Report

| 37 | 19 Apr | h | Southampton | D | 0-0 | Match Report

| 38 | 26 Apr | a | Swansea City | L | 1-4 | Match Report

| 39 | 3 May | h | Hull City | W | 3-1 | Match Report

| 40 | 7 May | a | Manchester City | L | 0-4 | Match Report

| 41 | 11 May | a | Tottenham Hotspur | L | 0-3 | Match Report

 2013-14 Season Review  

It was scarcely believable. After the debacle of his first season in charge, Paul Lambert didn’t lose his job, he stayed on, emboldened, backed, and inevitably took the quality and effectiveness of the squad further downwards.

Fewer points than the abject 2012-13, more losses, no cup run and a squad that was unrecognisable from that which had represented Villa at the turn of the decade.

The club was in a mess and an absent owner didn’t seem to care. Relegation was expected even after the opening day win over Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium. There were no highlights. Villa escaped relegation as they had in the previous campaign - winning a crucial home game at the end of a torrid season. 

 Villa lost over half of the games they played (54%), scored just 43 goals (1.05 per game), won consecutive games just once throughout the season and finished on their lowest points total for nearly 30 years.

Villa's terrible season wasn't helped by possibly the worst away kit they had ever worn and the programme covers were rubbish too.

Already the squad looked like it would take years of investment to rebuild to anything resembling a side that could compete above the relegation places, Villa's owner was playing with fire, it was just a matter of how big and how damaging the blaze would get.

 

 2013-14 Season Statistics 


Games | 41 |

Won | 11 | 27% |   
Drew |
 8 | 19% |  
Lost |
22 | 54% |

Unbeaten | 19 | 46% |


Goals Scored | 43 | 1.05 Goals per game |
Goals Conceded | 67 | 1.63 Goals per game |
Clean Sheets | 10 | 24% |

Average Home Attendance | 34,318 |

Longest winning run | 2 Games |

League winning run | 2 Games |
Longest unbeaten run | 5 Games |
Longest losing run | 4 Games |

Games without a win | 6 Games |

 2013-14 Transfers

1 July 2013 - 30 June 2014


Incoming | 10 |

#860 Leandro Bacuna | FC Groningen | £1,260,000 | Jul 13 | 21 | 

#861 Antonio Luna | Sevilla FC | £1,800,000 | Jul 13 | 22 | 

#862 Jores Okore | FC Nordsjaelland | £4,230,000 | Jul 13 | 20 | 

#863 Aleksandar Tonev | Lech Poznan | £2,880,000 | Jul 13 | 23 | 

#864 Nicklas Helenius | Aalborg BK | £1,350,000 | Jul 13 | 22 | 

#865 Jed Steer | Norwich City | £486,000 | Jul 13 | 20 | 

#867 Callum Robinson | Youth Team | Signed professional forms | Jul 13 | 18 | 

#866 Libor Kozák | SS Lazio | £5,850,000 | Sep 13 | 24 | 

#868 Ryan Bertrand | Chelsea | Loan | Jan 14 | 24 | 

#869 Grant Holt | Wigan Athletic | Loan | Jan 14 | 32 | 

Outgoing | 10 |

#827 Richard Dunne | Queens Park Rangers | Free | Jul 13 | 33 | 

#831 Eric Lichaj | Nottingham Forest | Free | Jul 13 | 24 | 

#837 Jean Makoun | Stade Rennais | £2,700,000 | Jul 13 | 30 | 

#849 Brett Holman | Al-Nasr | Free | Jul 13 | 29 | 

#857 Derrick Williams | Bristol City | Free | Jul 13 | 20 | 

Andy Marshall | Millwall | Free | Aug 13 | 38 | 

#818 Barry Bannan | Crystal Palace | £1,890,000 | Sep 13 | 23 | 

#832 Stephen Ireland | Stoke City | Free | Jan 14 | 27 | 

#868 Ryan Bertrand | Chelsea | End of Loan | May 14 | 24 | 

#869 Grant Holt | Wigan Athletic | End of Loan | May 14 | 33 | 

Loans Out | 14 |

#852 Graham Burke | Shrewsbury Town | 8 August 2013 to 2 October 2013 | 

#846 Samir Carruthers | MK Dons | 10 August 2013 to 27 February 2014 |

#836 Darren Bent | Fulham | 16 August 2013 to 31 May 2014 |

#814 Nathan Delfouneso | Blackpool | 16 August 2013 to 2 January 2014 |

#851 Enda Stevens | Notts County | 27 August 2013 to 24 September 2013 |

#832 Stephen Ireland | Stoke City | 2 September 2013 to 13 January 2014 |

#870 Jack Grealish | Notts County | 13 September 2013 to 4 May 2014 |

#820 Marc Albrighton | Wigan Athletic | 30 October 2013 to 27 November 2013 |

#840 Shay Given | Middlesbrough | 28 November 2013 to 28 February 2014 |

#851 Enda Stevens | Doncaster Rovers | 28 November 2013 to 31 May 2014 |

#818 Nathan Delfouneso | Coventry City | 30 January 2014 to 31 May 2014 |

#841 Gary Gardner | Sheffield Wednesday | 12 February 2014 to 13 March 2014 |

#856 Jordan Bowery | Doncaster Rovers | 15 February 2014 to 16 March 2014 |

#843 Alan Hutton | Bolton Wanderers | 28 February 2014 to 4 May 2014 |

 2013-14 Squad Changes 


Debut Appearances | 11 |

#860 Leandro Bacuna | Saturday, 17 August 2013 | Arsenal (a) | 22 | 

#861 Antonio Luna | Saturday, 17 August 2013 | Arsenal (a) | 22 | 

#862 Jores Okore | Wednesday, 21 August 2013 | Chelsea (a) | 21 | 

#863 Aleksandar Tonev | Wednesday, 21 August 2013 | Chelsea (a) | 23 | 
#864 Nicklas Helenius | Saturday, 24 August 2013 | Liverpool (h) | 22 | 
#865 Jed Steer | Wednesday, 28 August 2013 | Rotherham United (h), League Cup | 20 | 
#866 Libor Kozák | Saturday, 14 September 2013 | Newcastle United (h) | 24 | 
#867 Callum Robinson | Tuesday, 24 September 2013 | Tottenham Hotspur (h). League Cup | 18 | 
#868 Ryan Bertrand | Saturday, 18 January 2014 | Liverpool (a) | 24 | 
#869
 Grant Holt | Saturday, 18 January 2014 | Liverpool (a) | 32 | 

#870 Jack Grealish | Wednesday, 7 May 2014 | Manchester City (a) | 18 | 

Unused Substitutes | 1 |

Janoi Donacien | Wednesday, 1 January 2014 to Saturday, 4 January 2014 | 20 | 

Final Appearances | 11 |

#833 Chris Herd Saturday, 21 December 2013 | Stoke City (a) | 24 | 

#864 Nicklas Helenius | Saturday, 4 January 2014 | Sheffield United (h) | 22 | 

#861 Antonio Luna | Saturday, 18 January 2014 | Liverpool (a) | 22 | 

#858 Yacouba Sylla | Sunday, 23 March 2014 | Stoke City (h) | 23 | 

#863 Aleksandar Tonev | Saturday, 5 April 2014 | Fulham (h) | 24 | 

#869 Grant Holt Saturday, 26 April 2014 | Swansea City (a) | 33 | 

#820 Marc Albrighton Saturday, 3 May 2014 | Hull City (h) | 24 | 

#848 Karim El Ahmadi | Sunday, 11 May 2014 | Tottenham Hotspur (a) | 29 | 

#856 Jordan Bowery Sunday, 11 May 2014 | Tottenham Hotspur (a) | 22 | 

#867 Callum Robinson | Sunday, 11 May 2014 | Tottenham Hotspur (a) | 19 | 
#868
 Ryan Bertrand | Sunday, 11 May 2014 | Tottenham Hotspur (a) | 24 | 
 

 2013-14 Squad Statistics 

Squad Size | 34 | (-3) | 
Average Age | 24.29 | (-0.71) | 

Average 1st XI Age | 25.00 | +0.39 |

Youngest 1st XI | 23.36 | Sheffield United (h), FA Cup | +0.01 |

Oldest 1st XI | 26.74 | Crystal Palace (a) | +0.29 |

Youngest Player(s) | 20 | 

Jed Steer | 23-Sep-1992

Oldest Player(s) | 33 | 

Grant Holt | 12-Apr-1981

 2013-14 Scorers 

Goals Scored | 43 | League Goals | 39 | FA Cup Goals | 1 | League Cup Goals | 3 | 

| 11 |

Christian Benteke | Goals | 11 | League | 10 | FA Cup | 0 | League Cup | 1 |

| 6 |
Andreas Weimann | Goals | 6 | League | 5 | FA Cup | 0 | League Cup | 1 |

| 5 |
Leandro Bacuna | Goals | 5 | League | 5 | FA Cup | 0 | League Cup | 0 |

| 4 |
Gabby Agbonlahor | Goals | 4 | League | 4 | FA Cup | 0 | League Cup | 0 | 
Fabian Delph | Goals | 4 | League | 3 | FA Cup | 0 | League Cup | 1 |
Libor Kozák | Goals | 4 | League | 4 | FA Cup | 0 | League Cup | 0 |

| 3 |
Ashley Westwood | Goals | 3 | League | 3 | FA Cup | 0 | League Cup | 0 |

| 2 |
Karim El Ahmadi | Goals | 2 | League | 2 | FA Cup | 0 | League Cup | 0 |

| 1 |
Nicklas Helenius | Goals | 1 | League | 1 | FA Cup | 0 | League Cup | 0 |
Antonio Luna | Goals | 1 | League | 0 | FA Cup | 1 | League Cup | 0 | 
Grant Holt | Goals | 1 | League | 1 | FA Cup | 0 | League Cup | 0 |
Own Goal | Goals | 1 | League | 1 | FA Cup | 0 | League Cup | 0 |

 

 2013-14 First Team Squad 

The #19 was retired for this season as a tribute to former captain Stiliyan Petrov. #prayforstan

#794 | 11 | Gabby Agbonlahor | 26 |

#814 | 38 | Nathan Delfouneso | 22 | LOANED OUT 16 AUGUST 2013 to 2 JANUARY 2014 | 30 JANUARY 2014 to 31 MAY 2014 |

#817 | 1 | Brad Guzan | 28 |

#818 | 42 | Barry Bannan | 23 | LEFT 2 SEPTEMBER 2013

#820 | 12 | Marc Albrighton | 23 | LOANED OUT 30 OCTOBER 2013 to 27 NOVEMBER 2013 |

#822 | 16 | Fabian Delph | 23 | 

#824 | 6 | Ciaran Clark | 23 |

#829 | 10 | Andreas Weimann | 22 | 

#832 | 40 | Stephen Ireland | 27 | LOANED OUT 2 SEPTEMBER 2013 to 13 JANUARY 2014 | LEFT 14 JANUARY 2014

#833 | 17 | Chris Herd | 24 | 

#836 | 39 | Darren Bent | 29 | LOANED OUT 16 AUGUST 2013 to 31 MAY 2014 |
#838 | 2 | Nathan Baker | 22 | 
#840 | 35 |
Shay Given | 37 | LOANED OUT 28 NOVEMBER 2013 to 28 FEBRUARY 2014 |
#841
 | 22 | Gary Gardner | 21 | LOANED OUT 12 FEBRUARY 2014 to 13 MARCH 2014 |

#842 | 28 | Charles N’Zogbia | 27 |  

#843 | 41 | Alan Hutton | 28 | LOANED OUT 28 FEBRUARY 2014 to 4 MAY 2014 |

#846 | 25 | Samir Carruthers | 20 | LOANED OUT 10 AUGUST 2013 to 27 FEBRUARY 2014 |

#847 | 4 | Ron Vlaar | 28 |
#848
 | 8 | Karim El Ahmadi | 28 | 

#850 | 34 | Matt Lowton | 24 | 
#851
 | - | Enda Stevens | 23 | LOANED OUT 27 AUGUST 2013 to 24 SEPTEMBER 2013 | 28 NOVEMBER 2013 to 31 MAY 2014 |

#852 | - | Graham Burke | 19 | LOANED OUT 8 AUGUST 2013 to 2 OCTOBER 2013 |

#853 | 15 | Ashley Westwood | 23 | 

#854 | 20 | Christian Benteke | 22 | 

#855 | 3 | Joe Bennett | 23 | 
#856 | 21 |
Jordan Bowery | 22 | LOANED OUT 15 FEBRUARY 2014 to 16 MARCH 2014 |
#858 | 18 | Yacouba Sylla | 22 | 
#86
| 7 | Leandro Bacuna | 22 |
#861
 | 14 | Antonio Luna | 22 |

#862 | 5 | Jores Okore | 21 |

#863 | 24 | Aleksandar Tonev | 23 | 

#864 | 9 | Nicklas Helenius | 22 |
#865 | 13 |
Jed Steer | 20 |
#866
 | 27 | Libor Kozák | 24 | 

#867 | 37 | Callum Robinson | 18 | 

#868 | 23 | Ryan Bertrand | 24 | 

#869 | 29 | Grant Holt | 32 | 
#87
0 | 40 | Jack Grealish | 17 | LOANED OUT 13 SEPTEMBER 2013 to 4 MAY 2014 |
| 36 | Daniel Johnson | 20 |

| 32 | Janoi Donacien | 19 |

 

 2013-14 Appearances 

| 39 |

#829 Andreas Weimann | Appearances | 39 | League | 31 (6) | FA Cup | 1 (0) | League Cup | 1 (0) | . Player Profile

| 38 |

#817 Brad Guzan | Appearances | 38 | League | 38 (0) | FA Cup | 0 (0) | League Cup | 0 (0) | . Player Profile

#860 Leandro Bacuna | Appearances | 38 | League | 28 (7) | FA Cup | 1 (0) | League Cup | 2 (0) | . Player Profile

| 37 |

#853 Ashley Westwood | Appearances | 37 | League | 35 (0) | FA Cup | 1 (0) | League Cup | 1 (0) | . Player Profile

| 36 |

#822 Fabian Delph | Appearances | 36 | League | 33 (1) | FA Cup | 1 (0) | League Cup | 1 (0) | . Player Profile

| 34 |

#847 Ron Vlaar | Appearances | 34 | League | 32 (0) | FA Cup | 0 (0) | League Cup | 2 (0) | . Player Profile

| 33 |

#848 Karim El Ahmadi | Appearances | 33 | League | 26 (5) | FA Cup | 0 (0) | League Cup | 2 (0) | . Player Profile

| 32 |

#794 Gabby Agbonlahor | Appearances | 32 | League | 30 (1) | FA Cup | 0 (0) | League Cup | 1 (0) | . Player Profile

| 31 |

#838 Nathan Baker | Appearances | 31 | League | 29 (1) | FA Cup | 0 (0) | League Cup | 1 (0) | . Player Profile

| 28 |

#854 Christian Benteke | Appearances | 28 | League | 24 (2) | FA Cup | 1 (0) | League Cup | 1 (0) | . Player Profile

#824 Ciaran Clark | Appearances | 28 | League | 23 (4) | FA Cup | 1 (0) | League Cup | 0 (0) | . Player Profile

| 25 |

#850 Matt Lowton | Appearances | 25 | League | 18 (5) | FA Cup | 1 (0) | League Cup | 1 (0) | . Player Profile

| 21 |

#820 Marc Albrighton | Appearances | 21 | League | 9 (10) | FA Cup | 1 (0) | League Cup | 1 (0) | . Player Profile

| 20 |

#863 Aleksandar Tonev | Appearances | 20 | League | 6 (11) | FA Cup | 1 (0) | League Cup | 1 (1) | . Player Profile

| 18 |

#861 Antonio Luna | Appearances | 18 | League | 16 (1) | FA Cup | 1 (0) | League Cup | 0 (0) | . Player Profile

| 16 |

#868 Ryan Bertrand | Appearances | 16 | League | 16 (0) | FA Cup | 0 (0) | League Cup | 0 (0) | . Player Profile

| 15 |

#866 Libor Kozák | Appearances | 15 | League | 8 (6) | FA Cup | 0 (0) | League Cup | 1 (0) | . Player Profile

| 13 |

#858 Yacouba Sylla | Appearances | 13 | League | 5 (6) | FA Cup | 0 (0) | League Cup | 1 (1) | . Player Profile

| 10 |

#859 Grant Holt | Appearances | 10 | League | 3 (7) | FA Cup | 0 (0) | League Cup | 0 (0) | . Player Profile

#856 Jordan Bowery | Appearances | 10 | League | 2 (7) | FA Cup | 0 (0) | League Cup | 0 (1) | . Player Profile

| 7 |

#855 Joe Bennett | Appearances | 7 | League | 3 (2) | FA Cup | 0 (0) | League Cup | 2 (0) | . Player Profile

| 6 |

#864 Nicklas Helenius | Appearances | 6 | League | 0 (3) | FA Cup | 0 (1) | League Cup | 0 (2) | . Player Profile

| 5 |

#867 Callum Robinson | Appearances | 5 | League | 0 (4) | FA Cup | 0 (0) | League Cup | 0 (1) | . Player Profile

| 4 |

#862 Jores Okore | Appearances | 4 | League | 2 (1) | FA Cup | 0 (0) | League Cup | 1 (0) | . Player Profile

| 3 |

#865 Jed Steer | Appearances | 3 | League | 0 (0) | FA Cup | 1 (0) | League Cup | 2 (0) | . Player Profile

| 2 |

#833 Chris Herd | Appearances | 2 | League | 2 (0) | FA Cup | 0 (0) | League Cup | 0 (0) | . Player Profile

| 1 |

#870 Jack Grealish | Appearances | 1 | League | 0 (1) | FA Cup | 0 (0) | League Cup | 0 (0) | . Player Profile

| 0 |

#836 Darren Bent | Appearances | 0 | League | 0 (0) | FA Cup | 0 (0) | League Cup | 0 (0) | . Player Profile

#840 Shay Given | Appearances | 0 | League | 0 (0) | FA Cup | 0 (0) | League Cup | 0 (0) | . Player Profile

#843 Alan Hutton | Appearances | 0 | League | 0 (0) | FA Cup | 0 (0) | League Cup | 0 (0) | . Player Profile

#832 Stephen Ireland | Appearances | 0 | League | 0 (0) | FA Cup | 0 (0) | League Cup | 0 (0) | . Player Profile

#842 Charles N’Zogbia | Appearances | 0 | League | 0 (0) | FA Cup | 0 (0) | League Cup | 0 (0) | . Player Profile

#818 Barry Bannan | Appearances | 0 | League | 0 (0) | FA Cup | 0 (0) | League Cup | 0 (0) | . Player Profile 

#841 Gary Gardner | Appearances | 0 | League | 0 (0) | FA Cup | 0 (0) | League Cup | 0 (0) | . Player Profile

Janoi Donacien | Appearances | 0 | League | 0 (0) | FA Cup | 0 (0) | League Cup | 0 (0) | . Player Profile

Daniel Johnson | Appearances | 0 | League | 0 (0) | FA Cup | 0 (0) | League Cup | 0 (0) | . Player Profile

#852 Graham Burke | Appearances | 0 | League | 0 (0) | FA Cup | 0 (0) | League Cup | 0 (0) | . Player Profile
#846 Samir Carruthers | Appearances | 0 | League | 0 (0) | FA Cup | 0 (0) | League Cup | 0 (0) | . Player Profile
#814 Nathan Delfouneso | Appearances | 0 | League | 0 (0) | FA Cup | 0 (0) | League Cup | 0 (0) | . Player Profile