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Game #5183

Aston Villa

Saturday, 3 November 2012

Won

17th (-)

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ

Premier League

Attendance: 41,515

Sunderland

Stadium of Light

Villa win for the second time in ten Premier League matches under Paul Lambert as the madness deepened with the ostracism of 150 goal Darren Bent.

Sunderland

0-1

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | Christian Benteke | 57โ€™ |

KEY MAN

Enda Stevens battles to help earn Villa a second win in ten Premier League games under Paul Lambert, Saturday, 3 November 2012.

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Saturday, 3 November 2012

๐Ÿ” | 11โ€™ Sub off, Joe Bennett, Sub on, Eric Lichaj
๐ŸŸจ | 45โ€™ Booking, Eric Lichaj
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Sunderland 0-0 Aston Villa
โšฝ | 57โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Gabriel Agbonlahor, Assist by Christian Benteke
๐ŸŸจ | 69โ€™ Booking, Ciaran Clark
๐Ÿ” | 71โ€™ Sub off, Eric Lichaj, Sub on, Enda Stevens
๐ŸŸจ | 81โ€™ Booking, Christian Benteke
๐Ÿ” | 85โ€™ Sub off, Andreas Weimann, Sub on, Brett Holman
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Sunderland 0-1 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Paul Lambert's Villa win for the second time in ten Premier League games but remain in 17th place with over a quarter of the season already played. If there were any positives at all to take, Gabby Agbonlahor's first league goal in 28 matches and Christian Benteke scoring three in the previous two matches at least showed goalscoring was not completely beyond Villa if, as it seemed, Darren Bent was no longer considered a first team player.

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

Sunderland

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: โŒ
Last Trophy: 1972-73

FIXTURE HISTORY

Sunderland

Previous 5 vs. Sunderland: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 2012-13 |
Matchday | #13 |
League Game | #10 |
Manager Game | #13 |
Saturday, 3 November 2012

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Paul Lambert | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | Glasgow, 2012-2015
Referee: Mike Jones | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Chester, 1997-2018
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 0-0
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 1-0
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฉ Won
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ

MANAGERIAL RECORD

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

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 13 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 5 ๐ŸŸจ | 3 ๐ŸŸฅ 5 | 1.38

Career Form:

Mid Table

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

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Mike Jones | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Chester, 1997-2018
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฅ 29 Jan 12, Villa 2-3 Arsenal (a) ๐Ÿ†˜
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ
Assistants: Ceri Richards, John Brooks

Mike Jones

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Sunderland

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

TEAM NEWS

Shay Given makes way yet again for his former understudy Brad Guzan.

Meanwhile, Ciaran Clark, Ashley Westwood (first start) and Joe Bennett replace Karim El Ahmadi, Chris Herd and Eric Lichaj.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 24.20 |

Oldest Player |
GK Brad Guzan | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | 28.17 |

Youngest Player |
F Andreas Weimann | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น | 21.26 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

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

Martin Oโ€™Neill (ex) | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |

Aston Villa

GK Brad Guzan | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
LB Joe Bennett | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
RB Matt Lowton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Ron Vlaar | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
CB Ciaran Clark | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Stephen Ireland | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Ashley Westwood | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Barry Bannan | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
CF Christian Benteke | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐Ÿ”ฅ | ๐ŸŸจ |
F Andreas Weimann | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น | ๐Ÿ” |
F Gabriel Agbonlahor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |

Sunderland

GK Simon Mingolet | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช |
RB Phil Bardsley (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ” |
CB John Oโ€™Shea | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CB Carlos Cuรฉllar (ex) | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
M Lee Cattermole | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Sebastian Larsson | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Craig Gardner (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Jack Colback | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Adam Johnson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Stรฉphane Sessรจgnon | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฏ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Steven Fletcher | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” RB Eric Lichaj | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ” for LB Joe Bennett | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 11โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” LB Enda Stevens | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | for RB Eric Lichaj | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | 71โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” W Brett Holman | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ | for F Andreas Weimann | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น | 85โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | RB Phil Bardsley (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | (CF Fraizer Campbell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)
๐Ÿ” | M Craig Gardner (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (W James McClean | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |)
๐Ÿ” | M Stรฉphane Sessรจgnon | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฏ | (CF Louis Saha | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Shay Given | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Fabian Delph | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Marc Albrighton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
F Jordan Bowery | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Kieren Westwood | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CB Matthew Kilgallon | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Danny Rose | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M David Vaughan | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |

SQUAD STATS

1st XI: ยฃ29.44m
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 : 8/18
Homegrown: 6/18

MATCHDAY SQUAD

SQUAD STATS

Team Cost: ยฃ56.92m

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 : 6/11

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 : 10/18

MATCHDAY SQUAD

UNAVAILABLE

Injury | 6 |
CB Richard Dunne | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Gary Gardner | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Charles Nโ€™Zogbia | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
CB Nathan Baker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
F Darren Bent | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Chris Herd | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ |

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 | 4 |
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
F Daniel Johnson | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ | Yeovil

UNAVAILABLE

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 | 44%
Possession A | 56%
Shots F | 9
Shots A | 11
Shots on Target F | 6
Shots on Target A | 1
Corners F | 7
Corners A | 6
Fouls F | 17
Fouls A | 10

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

โ€œThat was great. I thought the lads were absolutely fantastic.

โ€œI think they deserve a lot of credit after the knocks theyโ€™ve taken. I am delighted for them.

โ€œWe were down to the bare bones and there were some massive performances in there.

โ€œAshley - in his first game at this level - was absolutely outstanding.

โ€œYouโ€™d think Ashley had played at this level for about five years. He was excellent. For someone to come from Crewe and slot in like that and play like that, he was outstanding.

โ€œI thought Christian was unplayable at times. Gabby is right on the top of his game at the minute.

โ€œI am proud of them. They were absolutely brilliant. As a whole I thought that was our best performance. We played well against Swansea and West Brom in parts. I thought we were outstanding overall.

โ€œTo come to a place like this and win the game I thought it was deserved. We were full of energy.

โ€œI thought we looked a threat. I think weโ€™re playing really, really well.

โ€œWe just have to keep going. That was a massive win for us.

โ€œI think as a group we defended really, really strongly. We have young lads and they are full of energy and endeavour. We defended strongly as a team.

โ€œThis is a right tough place to come. There wonโ€™t be many teams who come here and beat them. I thought we deserved to win the game.โ€

โ€œNow it is well within their capabilities to keep going. There will make mistakes because they are young but the progress we are making is good.

โ€œWe go into next weekโ€™s game now and itโ€™s against one of the best teams in Europe.

โ€œWe are at home, we will give it a right go, the crowd will be right behind us. The crowd were great today. We were progressing, thatโ€™s for sure.โ€

Paul Lambert, Saturday, 3 November 2012.

*BBC Sport*
Saturday, 3 November 2012

*Gabriel Agbonlahor ended his run of 28 league games without a goal by scoring Aston Villaโ€™s winner at Sunderland.*

The striker broke the stalemate when he stabbed in from close range after a knock-down from Christian Benteke.

Sunderland wanted a penalty when John Oโ€™Sheaโ€™s glanced header struck the arm of Benteke but the referee waved away their appeals.

Louis Saha headed a late Sebastian Larsson cross agonisingly over for the home side but Villa held on.

A handful of Sunderland fans had begun to make their way out of the stadium after Sahaโ€™s chance as they did not expect the top flightโ€™s lowest scoring side, with six goals, to equalise - and they were proved right.

The defeat ended a week in which the struggling Black Cats were knocked out of the Capital One Cup by Middlesbrough and they have now won only once in their last 17 games.

For Villa, on the other hand, this was a first league win in 14 away games since January and, after they reached the last eight of the Capital One Cup in midweek, their latest success will provide more encouragement for Paul Lambert.

Lambertโ€™s side gave him only his second Premier League win as Villa manager and helped him come out on top against his mentor, Sunderland boss Martin Oโ€™Neill, who managed him for five years at Celtic.

Although there is plenty of respect between the pair, this was a game in which both men were desperate for three points.

Sunderland thought they had scored in the opening minutes when Steven Fletcher, who has scored five of his sideโ€™s six league goals this season, dinked a Stephane Sessegnon pass over keeper Brad Guzan, only for the the effort to be correctly ruled out for offside.

Lambertโ€™s side produced some promising play and delivered a warning of the goal that was to come when Agbonlahor latched on to Bentekeโ€™s knock-down before having a shot deflected high off Bardsley.

The home sideโ€™s playmaking trio of Sebastian Larsson, Sessegnon and Adam Johnson have struggled to make their presence felt this season and they were again frustrated.

After Sunderland skipper Lee Cattermole curled a strike a yard wide, a Larsson shot went out for a throw-in, perfectly illustrating the problems Oโ€™Neillโ€™s side have had in front of goal.

The Black Cats stepped up the pace of their game after the break but it was Villa who took the lead.

A right-wing Matthew Lowton cross was nodded down by Benteke and Agbonlahor was on hand to divert the ball past keeper Simon Mignolet.

Sunderland had a shout for a penalty when Johnsonโ€™s cross was flicked on by John Oโ€™Shea before coming off the arm of Benteke, although referee Mike Jones did not point to the spot.

Saha headed over for the home side, who left themselves vulnerable on the counter-attack as they pressed forward.

Villaโ€™s Andreas Weimann had a shot saved by Mignolet and, although Sunderland went close with another Cattermole shot and a Fraizer Campbell header, the home sideโ€™s effort was to no avail.

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