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Game #5173

Aston Villa

Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Won

2nd Round

Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ

League Cup

Tranmere Rovers

Attendance: 15,319

Villa Park

Aston Villa

3-0

Tranmere Rovers

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

MATCH SUMMARY

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.

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.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Tuesday, 28 August 2012

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

Tranmere Rovers

Previous 5 vs. Tranmere: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ
None

FIXTURE DETAILS

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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

MANAGERIAL RECORD

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

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 3 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 1 ๐ŸŸจ | 0 ๐ŸŸฅ 2 | 1.00

Villa Career Form:

Relegation

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: James Adcock | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Nottinghamshire, 2011-
Matches Officiated: 1
๐ŸŸฉ : 1
๐ŸŸจ : 0
๐ŸŸฅ : 0
๐Ÿ†˜ : 0
Previous 5: Bone
Last Match: None
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

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

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

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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” |

MANAGER

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

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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 |

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SUBSTITUTES

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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

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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 |)

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UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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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

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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 |

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SQUAD STATS

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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

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SQUAD STATS

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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

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UNAVAILABLE

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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

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Not Recorded

Player Positions:

โ€‹

GK : Goalkeeper
CB, D, B : Centre Back, Defender, Back
FB, LB, RB, WH : Full Back, Left Back, Right Back, Wing Back, Wing Halfโ€จ

M, CH, LH, RH : Midfielder, Centre Half, Left Half, Right Half
W, OL, OR : Winger, Outside Left, Outside Right
F, IF, IL, IR : Forward, Inside Forward, Inside Left, Inside Right, Second Striker, False 9
CF : Centre Forward

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Match Symbols:

โ€‹

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

๐ŸŸจ | Booking

๐ŸŸฅ | Sending off

๐Ÿ†˜ | Poor refereeing performance
๐ŸŸข : Debut ๐Ÿ”ด : Final Game

DEBUT APPEARANCES

๐ŸŸข LB Enda Stevens | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
๐ŸŸข 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

MATCH 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.

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