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Game #5173

Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Attendance: 15,319

Won

League Cup 2nd Round

2nd Round

Tranmere Rovers

Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ

Villa Park

Villa win for the first time under Paul Lambert as they beat League One side Tranmere to progress to the third round of the League Cup.

Aston Villa

3-0

Tranmere Rovers

Assist(s) | Enda Stevens | 38' | Stephen Ireland | 66' | Brett Holman | 81' |

KEY MAN

Darren Bent celebrates scoring his first goal for Villa since February as Paul Lambert secures his first win since being appointed manager with victory over League One Tranmere, Tuesday, 28 August 2012.

RELATED MATCHES

MATCH TIMELINE

๐ŸŸข | 1โ€™ Debut, Enda Stevens
โšฝ | 38โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Fabian Delph, Assist by Enda Stevens
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 1-0 Tranmere Rovers
โšฝ | 66โ€™ Goal, 2-0, Chris Herd, Assist by Stephen Ireland
๐Ÿ” | 67โ€™ Sub off, Enda Stevens, Sub on, Brett Holman
๐Ÿ” | 71โ€™ Sub off, Andreas Weimann, Sub on, Charles Nโ€™Zogbia
๐Ÿ” | 76โ€™ Sub off, Chris Herd, Sub on, Graham Burke ๐ŸŸข
๐ŸŸจ | 78โ€™ Booking, Fabian Delph
โšฝ | 81โ€™ Goal, 3-0, Darren Bent, Assist by Brett Holman
๐ŸŸจ | 85โ€™ Booking, Barry Bannan
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 3-0 Tranmere Rovers

ON THIS DAY

Paul Lambert's Villa, seeking respite from their League troubles, see off League One Tranmere at Villa Park to progress in the League Cup as Villa are represented by one of the youngest sides to have taken the field for the club in many seasons. Meanwhile, defender Enda Stevens, 22, makes his debut appearance for Villa after joining from Shamrock Rovers in January 2012 under Alex McLeish for a fee of ยฃ257,000.โ€‹ In addition, forward Graham Burke also makes his debut appearance for Villa aged 18 after coming through the youth team ranks.

Aston Villa

European Cup / Champions League: ๐Ÿ†
League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 1995-96

Tranmere Rovers

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
League Champions: โŒ
FA Cup Winners: โŒ
League Cup Winners: โŒ
Last Trophy: โŒ

FIXTURE HISTORY

Previous 5 vs. Tranmere: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 2012-13 |
Matchday | #3 |
Manager Game | #3 |
Tuesday, 28 August 2012

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Paul Lambert | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | Glasgow, 2012-2015
Referee: James Adcock | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Nottinghamshire, 2011-
Kick off: 7.45pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 1-0
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 3-0
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฉ Won
Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: James Adcock | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Nottinghamshire, 2011-
Previous 5:
Last Match: None
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Tranmere Rovers

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

TEAM NEWS

Paul Lambert hands a first start in over 7 months to a 'keeper who was released by the club at the end of the previous season as Brad Guzan replaces Shay Given. Meanwhile, Stephen Ireland, Fabian Delph, Andreas Weimann (first start of the season), Enda Stevens (debut) and Eric Lichaj (first start of the season) replace Charles N'Zogbia, Nathan Delfouneso, Karim El Ahmadi and Ron Vlaar.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 23.85 |

Oldest Player |
F Darren Bent | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 28.58 |

Youngest Player |
F Andreas Weimann | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น | 21.08 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

Paul Lambert | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |

Ronnie Moore | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Aston Villa

GK Brad Guzan | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
LB Enda Stevens | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐ŸŸข | ๐Ÿ”ฅ | ๐Ÿ” |
RB Eric Lichaj | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
CB Nathan Baker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Matt Lowton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Barry Bannan | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Stephen Ireland | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
M Chris Herd | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Fabian Delph | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ | ๐ŸŸจ |
F Darren Bent | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
F Andreas Weimann | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น | ๐Ÿ” |

Tranmere Rovers

GK Owain Fรดn Williams | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
LB Zoumana Bakayogo | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ |
CB Ash Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ” |
CB Ben Gibson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Liam Palmer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
RB Danny Holmes | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Joe Thompson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
M James Wallace | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Andy Robinson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Jake Cassidy | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
CF Jean-Louis Akpa-Akpro | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” W Brett Holman | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ | for LB Enda Stevens | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | 67โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” W Charles Nโ€™Zogbia | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | for F Andreas Weimann | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น | 71โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” F Graham Burke | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐ŸŸข | for M Chris Herd | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ | 76โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | CB Ash Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | (RB Michael Kay | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)
๐Ÿ” | M Joe Thompson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (W Abdulai Bell-Baggie | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |)
๐Ÿ” | M Andy Robinson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (M Danny Harrison | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Shay Given | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CB Derrick Williams | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Daniel Johnson | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ |
F Nathan Delfouneso | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Jason Mooney | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |
M Max Power | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Jake Kirby | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Cole Stockton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

SQUAD STATS

1st XI:
Home Nation ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง : 5/11
Homegrown: 4/11

Squad:
Home Nation ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง : 6/18
Homegrown: 8/18

MATCHDAY SQUAD

SQUAD STATS

1st XI:
Home Nation ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง : 9/11

Squad:
Home Nation ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง : 15/18

MATCHDAY SQUAD

UNAVAILABLE

Injury | 5 |
F Gabriel Agbonlahor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Marc Albrighton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Richard Dunne | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Gary Gardner | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Samir Carruthers | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Illness | 1 |
M Stiliyan Petrov | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ |

Bomb Squad | 2 |
RB Alan Hutton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
LB Stephen Warnock | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Out on Loan | 1 |
M Jean Makoun | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฒ | Stade Rennais

UNAVAILABLE

Not Recorded

Player Abbreviations:

GK : Goalkeeper

LB, RB, FB : Left Back, Right Back, Full Back

CB, D : Centre Back, Defender

M, W : Midfielder. Winger

F, CF : Forward, Centre Forward

๐ŸŸข : Debut ๐Ÿ”ด : Final Game

Symbols:

โšฝ | Goal
๐Ÿ”ฅ | Assist
๐Ÿ” | Substitution

๐ŸŸจ | Booking

๐ŸŸฅ | Sending off

๐Ÿ†˜ | Poor refereeing performance

DEBUT APPEARANCES

LB Enda Stevens | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
F Graham Burke | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Possession F | 39%
Possession A | 61%
Shots F | 6
Shots A | 14
Shots on Target F | 2
Shots on Target A | 6
Corners F | 1
Corners A | 9
Fouls F | 12
Fouls A | 12

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

"I know from experience those type of games can be tricky.

"It is never easy to win a match, no matter what level you are up against.

"Tranmere gave a really good account of themselves and manager Ronnie Moore has got them going well in their own league."

Paul Lambert, Tuesday, 28 August 2012.

*Sky Sports*
Tuesday, 28 August 2012

*Villans too strong for Rovers*

Fabian Delph, Chris Herd and Darren Bent earned Aston Villa a comfortable 3-0 Capital One Cup second-round win over Tranmere at Villa Park.

Villa had lost their opening two matches in the Premier League but an influential display by midfielder Stephen Ireland ensured League One Tranmere failed to spring an upset.

He played a part in the build-up to the opening goal from Delph after 38 minutes and set up the second for Herd mid-way through the second period before Bent added a third.

Lambert made six changes from the side beaten at home by Everton on Saturday but his reshuffled line-up comfortably had the better of a side unbeaten in their opening three league matches.

It was just the confidence boost Villa needed ahead of Sundayโ€™s next league outing at Newcastle although Lambert will have hoped to have bolstered his squad before the trip to the north east.

Lambert is reported to be lining up a bid for Middlesbrough defender Joe Bennett after Villa had an offer for Genk striker Christian Benteke rejected today.

Tranmere were the first to threaten after a mistake by Villa midfielder Barry Bannan allowed Andy Robinson to thread the ball through to Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro but his shot was blocked.

Villa defender Nathan Baker bundled the ball over the line from a Bannan free-kick after 19 minutes but his effort was ruled out for an infringement.

Tranmere defender Ash Taylor became the first player to be yellow carded after 28 minutes for holding Bent as he tried to run onto an Ireland through ball.

Bannan curled the resulting free-kick over the defensive wall and it clipped the crossbar with Williams well beaten.

Villa were creating more opportunities and Williams blocked a low drive from Bent with his feet after more good play by Ireland.

It came as no surprise when Villa went ahead after 38 minutes with Delph making no mistake at the far post after a cross from debutant Enda Stevens was not cleared.

Ireland shot over after being teed up by Bent as Villa looked to press home their superiority.

Tranmere showed plenty of purpose at the start of the second period and Liam Palmerโ€™s fierce attempt was blocked by Nathan Baker.

Villa returned to the offensive but Ireland failed to take advantage of a promising position inside the box when he tried to pick out Bent instead of shooting himself.

The former Manchester City player played in Andreas Weimann but Williams was the equal of his shot on the turn.

Weimann then headed just over from an Eric Lichaj centre before Villa doubled their lead after 66 minutes.

Ireland was the creator after a run to the by-line and his low cross was parried by Williams to Herd who made no mistake from close range.

Williams turned aside a curling Ireland effort before Bent made it 3-0 with 10 minutes left when he converted a pull back from Brett Holman for his first goal of the campaign.