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Game #5178

Aston Villa

Sunday, 30 September 2012

Drew

15th (-1)

Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ

Premier League

West Bromwich Albion

Attendance: 34,489

Villa Park

Aston Villa

1-1

West Brom

Assist(s) | Not recorded

MATCH SUMMARY

Scarcely believably but Paul Lambert loses the Villa dressing room after just eight games in charge as the folly of his appointment is laid bare for all but the most hopelessly optimistic of supporters.

KEY MAN

Darren Bent strikes before running off to make his point as Paul Lambert loses the dressing room in just eight games and a single Premier League win in six, Sunday, 30 September 2012.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Sunday, 30 September 2012

๐ŸŸจ | 23โ€™ Booking, Fabian Delph
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 0-0 West Bromwich Albion
๐Ÿฅ… | 51โ€™ Goal, 0-1, (West Bromwich Albion)
๐Ÿ” | 66โ€™ Sub off, Marc Albrighton, Sub on, Charles Nโ€™Zogbia
๐Ÿ” | 68โ€™ Sub off, Christian Benteke, Sub on Darren Bent
๐Ÿ” | 71โ€™ Sub off, Fabian Delph, Sub on Barry Bannan
โšฝ | 80โ€™ Goal, 1-1, Darren Bent
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 1-1 West Bromwich Albion

ON THIS DAY

Paul Lambert's Villa fail again in the League as they can only draw at home to Albion but for all the concern about team selection and on-field performances it is behind the scenes where alarm bells are now ringing loudly in just his eighth game in charge.

Lambert who had proved extremely poor thus far in his reign as Villa boss, languished in 15th, having already confounded expectations in all the wrong ways imaginable.

The counter-productive bomb squad having been re-implemented, and the bizarre policy of recruiting lower league imports well before their due date only to see them being preferred ahead of calm, experience, meant any semblance of a honeymoon for Lambert was well and truly over.

That the mono-syllabic manager decided to pick a fight with Villaโ€™s record signing, days after picking a fight with the manager of the reigning champions seemed at best questionable.

Given Lambertโ€™s protestations of innocent motives didnโ€™t wash with even the most gullible who recognised reality when they saw it, it was no surprise that the offended player taunted his new boss on celebrating his equalising goal.

Mutual respect was clearly in short supply, the question was just how far that was ingrained in the dressing room after eight, largely painful, games into Lambertโ€™s reign.

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

West Bromwich Albion

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
League Champions: ๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 1967-68

FIXTURE HISTORY

West Bromwich Albion

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

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 2012-13 |
Matchday | #8 |
League Game | #6 |
Manager Game | #8 |
Sunday, 30 September 2012

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Paul Lambert | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | Glasgow, 2012-2015
Referee:ย Anthony Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Wythenshaw, 2006-
Kick off: 4.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 0-0
FT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 1-1
FT Result: ๐ŸŸจ Drew
Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ

MANAGERIAL RECORD

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

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 8 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 3 ๐ŸŸจ | 2 ๐ŸŸฅ 3 | 1.38

Villa Career Form:

Mid Table

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee:ย Anthony Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Wythenshaw, 2006-
Matches Officiated: 7
๐ŸŸฉ : 3
๐ŸŸจ : 2
๐ŸŸฅ : 2
๐Ÿ†˜ : 0
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸจ 21 Apr 12, Villa 0-0 Sunderland, (h)
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ
Assistants: Andy Halliday, Scott Ledger

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

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West Bromwich Albion

๐ŸŸจ

TEAM NEWS

Paul Lambert recalls Brad Guzan in place of Shay Given as Marc Albrighton and Brett Holman replace Andreas Weimann and Charles N'Zogbia despite the heroics in the League Cup last time out, whilst record signing Darren Bent misses out on selection for the second successive match.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 24.95 |

Oldest Player |
W Brett Holman | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ | 28.53 |

Youngest Player |
CF Christian Benteke | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช | 21.84 |

MANAGER

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

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Aston Villa

GK Brad Guzan | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
LB Joe Bennett | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Ron Vlaar | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
CB Ciaran Clark | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
RB Matt Lowton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Karim El Ahmadi | ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆ |
M Fabian Delph | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ” |
W Marc Albrighton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
W Brett Holman | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ |
F Gabriel Agbonlahor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Christian Benteke | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐Ÿ” |

MANAGER

Steve Clarke | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |

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West Bromwich Albion

GK Ben Foster | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Jonas Olsson | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช |
LB Goran Popov | ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฐ |
CB Gareth McAuley | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |
RB Billy Jones | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Claudio Yacob | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท |
M James Morrison | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
M Chris Brunt | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | ๐Ÿ” |
M Youssuf Mulumbu | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฉ |
M Zoltรกn Gera | ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บ |
CF Shane Long | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ” |

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SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” W Charles Nโ€™Zogbia | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | for W Marc Albrighton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 66โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” F Darren Bent | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ | for CF Christian Benteke | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช | 68โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” M Barry Bannan | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | for M Fabian Delph | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 71โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” | RB Billy Jones | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (CB Gabriel TamaลŸ | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐ŸŸจ |)
๐Ÿ” | M Chris Brunt | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | (M Graham Dorrans | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |)
๐Ÿ” | CF Shane Long | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | โšฝ | (CF Romelu Lukaku | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช |)

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UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Shay Given | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
RB Eric Lichaj | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
M Ashley Westwood | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
F Andreas Weimann | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Luke Daniels | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Yassine El Ghanassy | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช |
CF Marc Antoine Fortunรฉ | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
CF Markus Rosenberg | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช |

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SQUAD STATS

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1st XI: ยฃ58.60m
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: 3/11

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 : 7/18
Homegrown: 6/18

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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SQUAD STATS

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Team Cost: ยฃ11.35m
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 : 6/14

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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UNAVAILABLE

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Injury | 3 |
M Stephen Ireland | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CB Richard Dunne | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Gary Gardner | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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

Bomb Squad | 1 |
RB Alan Hutton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |

Out on Loan | 3 |
M Jean Makoun | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฒ | Stade Rennais
F Nathan Delfouneso | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Blackpool
LB Stephen Warnock | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Bolton

UNAVAILABLE

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Not Reported

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

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Possession F | 63%
Possession A | 37%
Shots F | 11
Shots A | 10
Shots on Target F | 5
Shots on Target A | 4
Corners F | 10
Corners A | 5
Fouls F | 8
Fouls A | 12

MATCH QUOTES

โ€œI explained that the captaincy thing was to let him do what he did there, which is to concentrate on scoring.โ€ Paul Lambert with a straight face, Sunday, 30 September 2012.

MATCH REPORT