Game | #5325 | 

Season | 2014-15 |

Matchday | #25 |
Manager Game | #112 |
Sunday, 25 January 2015
FA Cup | 4th Round | Home | AFC Bournemouth | Villa Park | 27,415 | 

Game Summary

Manager | Paul Lambert | 

KO | 15.00 |
Referee | Mike Dean | 
HT Score | 0-0 |

FT Score | 2-1 |
FT Result | Won |

Last 5 Games | DWLLW | 

Scorers | Carles Gil | 51’ | Andreas Weimann | 71’ |

Line Up |

GK Shay Given |
RB Alan Hutton |
BOOKED | 62' |
CB Ciaran Clark |
CB Jores Okore |
BOOKED | 62' |
LB Kieran Richardson |
M Carlos Sánchez |
M Tom Cleverley |
W Carles Gil |
GOAL | 51' | SUB OFF | 87' |
M Leandro Bacuna | BOOKED | 83' | SUB OFF | 90' |
CF Christian Benteke |
F Andreas Weimann |
GOAL | 71' |

Substitutes |

M Ashley Westwood for W Carles Gil | 87’ | 
M Jack Grealish for M Leandro Bacuna | 90’ | 

 

Unused Substitutes |

GK Brad Guzan
CB Nathan Baker
RB Matt Lowton
F Graham Burke
RB Aly Cissokho

Cards |

 Yellow | Alan Hutton | 62’ |

 Yellow | Jores Okore | 62’ |

 Yellow | Leandro Bacuna | 83’ |

Team Stats |

Starting XI Average Age | 26.80 | 

Oldest Player | GK Shay Given | 38.79 |

Youngest Player | W Carles Gil | 22.19 |

Unavailable |

Injury |

CF Libor Kozák |

CB Philippe Senderos |

CB Ron Vlaar |

F Gabriel Agbonlahor |

M Joe Cole |

M Fabian Delph | 

Loaned Out |

CF Nicklas Helenius | Aalborg BK | 9 July 2014 - 30 June 2015 | 

M Yacouba Sylla | Kayseri Erciyesspor | 14 July 2014 - 30 June 2015 | 

LB Antonio Luna | Hellas Verona | 4 August 2014 - 1 February 2015 | 

W Aleksandar Tonev | Celtic | 11 August 2014 - 30 June 2015 | 

LB Joe Bennett | Brighton & Hove Albion | 20 August 2014 - 4 May 2015 |

GK Jed Steer | Yeovil Town | 31 October 2014 - 1 February 2015 | 

D Enda Stevens | Doncaster Rovers | 6 November 2014 - 4 May 2015 | 

F Darren Bent | Derby County | 3 January 2015 - 4 May 2015 | 

Match Stats |

Possession F | 48
Possession A | 52
Shots F | 5
Shots A | 5
Shots on Target F | 1
Shots on Target A | 2
Corners F | 6
Corners A | 7
Fouls F | 8
Fouls A | 8

BBC Sport

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert backed by chief executive Tom Fox

*Aston Villa chief executive Tom Fox says manager Paul Lambert has the full support of the club and remains important to owner Randy Lerner.*


Villa have taken only 12 points from their last 18 Premier League games, but Fox told BBC Sport sacking Lambert mid-season would be like “flipping a coin”.
 

“When things aren’t going well, fans bay for that type of blood,” Fox said.


“That’s not the way that I or the owner are going to make a decision. It’s a false narrative.”
 

Villa have scored only 97 goals in 98 games during former Norwich City manager Lambert’s time in charge.

 

But Fox defended the statistics and believes Villa’s players are close to delivering on their hard work on the training pitch.
 

“I think football’s a funny business and I think to put it all on the manager, again, that’s a bit of a false narrative,” he added.
 

“There’s a lot of things happening at this football club, and clearly what happens on the pitch is a focal point.
 

“Clearly the manager is the one person who can really influence that, so everyone focuses on it.
 

“Our focus for the last couple of months has been on making sure we support Paul to make us as successful as possible, and I think we’re heading in the right direction.”
 

Villa, who made a good start to the season with 10 points from their first four games, are 15th in the Premier League table, just three points above the relegation zone.
 

Fox, who joined Villa in August after five years as commercial manager of Arsenal, said American owner Lerner was “having fun with the club” despite putting them up for sale last year.
 

“He’s very involved in the football club, he watches every match,” he said.
 

“I’ve been at his house watching matches together and both of us are standing up pacing around at various points of time - depending on what’s happening - so he know’s what’s happening here.
 

“He’s very, very well informed as to the business side of what’s happening on the pitch,” he added.
 

“I don’t think he’s a motivated seller right now. I think he’ll want to make sure that he’s put Aston Villa on the best possible path for the future.”