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Game #5190

Aston Villa

Tuesday, 11 December 2012


Quarter Final

Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ

League Cup

Attendance: 26,142

Norwich City

Carrow Road

Villa make it five games unbeaten in all competitions as they beat Norwich to secure a League Cup semi final spot courtesy of a 'second string' of players rarely used in Paul Lambert's struggling Premier League side.

Norwich City


Aston Villa

Assist(s) | Christian Benteke | 21โ€™ | 85โ€™ | Eric Lichaj | 79โ€™ | 90โ€™+1 |


Andreas Weimann celebrates his brace to send Villa through to the semi finals of the League Cup and help ease their League troubles under Paul Lambert, Tuesday, 11 December 2012.




Tuesday, 11 December 2012

๐Ÿฅ… | 19โ€™ Goal, 0-1, (Norwich City), Steve Morison
โšฝ | 21โ€™ Goal, 1-1, Brett Holman, Assist by Christian Benteke
๐Ÿ” | 35โ€™ Sub off, Darren Bent, Sub on, Andreas Weimann
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Norwich City 1-1 Aston Villa
๐Ÿ” | 73โ€™ Sub off, Brett Holman, Sub on, Charles Nโ€™Zogbia
โšฝ | 79โ€™ Goal, 2-1, Andreas Weimann, Assist by Eric Lichaj
โšฝ | 85โ€™ Goal, 3-1, Andreas Weimann, Assist by Christian Benteke
โšฝ | 90โ€™+1 Goal, 4-1, Christian Benteke, Assist by Eric Lichaj
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Norwich City 1-4 Aston Villa


Paul Lambert's Villa extend their unbeaten run to four games with this win in the League Cup. A match during which they score as many goals (four) as they had managed in their previous six League games despite their Cup opposition being Premier League rivals. Ironically and surely indicatively given their League struggles under Lambert, it is a squad featuring players not regularly included for the Premier League games that fire Villa through to another League Cup semi final.

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

Norwich City

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
League Champions: โŒ
FA Cup Winners: โŒ
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 1984โ€“85


Norwich City

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


Season | 2012-13โ€‹ |
Matchday | #20 |
Manager Game | #20 |
Tuesday, 11 December 2012


Manager: Paul Lambert | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | Glasgow, 2012-2015
Referee: Michael Oliver | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Northumberland, 2007-
Kick off: 7.45pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 1-1
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 4-1
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฉ Won
Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ


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


๐Ÿ•’ 20 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 7 ๐ŸŸจ | 6 ๐ŸŸฅ 7 | 1.35

Career Form:

Mid Table

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


Referee: Michael Oliver | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Northumberland, 2007-
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฅ 25 Aug 12, Villa 1-3 Everton (h)
Cards: None
Assistants: Peter Bankes, Richard West

Michael Oliver




Norwich City



Shay Given (first start in 8), Karim El Ahmadi, Darren Bent and Fabian Delph replace Brad Guzan, Barry Bannan, Ashley Westwood and Gabriel Agbonlahor.


Starting XI Average Age
| 25.78 |

Oldest Player |
GK Shay Given | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | 36.67 |

Youngest Player |
CB Nathan Baker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 21.65 |



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

Chris Hughton | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |

Aston Villa

GK Shay Given | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CB Nathan Baker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Ciaran Clark | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
RB Eric Lichaj | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
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 |
M Chris Herd | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ |
W Brett Holman | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Christian Benteke | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
CF Darren Bent | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |

Norwich City

GK Mark Bunn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Marc Tierney | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Russell Martin | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
CB Sรฉbastien Bassong | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฒ |
CB Leon Barnett | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Bradley Johnson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Robert Snodgrass | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
M Jonny Howson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
W Anthony Pilkington | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CF Grant Holt | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Steve Morison | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ” |


๐Ÿ” CF Andreas Weimann | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น | โšฝ | โšฝ | for CF Darren Bent | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 35โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” W Charles Nโ€™Zogbia | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | for W Brett Holman | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ | 73โ€™ |


๐Ÿ” | M Jonny Howson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (M Elliott Bennett | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ |)
๐Ÿ” | CF Steve Morison | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | (CF Simeon Jackson | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ |)


GK Brad Guzan | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
CB Derrick Williams | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Barry Bannan | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
W Marc Albrighton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
F Gabriel Agbonlahor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |


GK Declan Rudd | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB George Francomb | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Michael Turner | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Javier Garrido | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
M Dave Fox | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |


1st XI: ยฃ57.07m
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 : 4/11
Homegrown: 4/11

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: 9/18



Team Cost: ยฃ16.19m

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

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 : 13/18



Injury | 5 |
CB Richard Dunne | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Gary Gardner | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Eric Lichaj | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
CB Ron Vlaar | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
M Stephen Ireland | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |

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

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
RB Alan Hutton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | Forest


Not Reported

Player Positions:


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


Match Symbols:


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

๐ŸŸจ | Booking

๐ŸŸฅ | Sending off

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




Possession F | 55%
Possession A | 45%
Shots F | 17
Shots A | 9
Shots on Target F | 13
Shots on Target A | 5
Corners F | 5
Corners A | 7
Fouls F | 7
Fouls A | 7


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โ€I thought the whole game we were excellent.

โ€œWeโ€™ve been playing like that since the Sunderland game a 1-0 win on 3 November and maybe havenโ€™t got the results we might have got.โ€

โ€I think itโ€™s a lot to burden somebody with goals. But Benteke, you run out of things to say about the guy, how well heโ€™s performing and how young he is.

โ€œHe more than holds his own in the team Belgium have got at the moment. What he does in the Belgium team he seems to bring here.โ€

Paul Lambert, Tuesday, 11 December 2012.

*BBC Sport*
Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Aston Villa reached their second League Cup semi-final in four years by beating Norwich City and in turn handed boss Paul Lambert victory on his first visit back to his former club.

Steve Morison gave Norwich the lead by clipping over Shay Given before Brett Holmanโ€™s drive levelled matters.
Both sides had a number of chances to take the lead in a frenetic tie.

But substitute Andreas Weimannโ€™s late double and a tidy Christian Benteke strike saw Villa through.

Lambertโ€™s return to Norwich, the club he left to join Villa, provoked little anger from the Carrow Road faithful, who most likely still hold the Scotโ€™s feat of back-to-back promotions in higher regard than the fact he walked away from the club in the summer.

Off the pitch the disagreement between the sides over Lambertโ€™s switch to Villa Park will be decided by a tribunal in January.
But on it, it was not until the final 10 minutes that the teams could be separated, when the predatory instincts of Weimann and Bentekeโ€™s fine finish settled a pulsating game

The opening pace was frantic and showed little sign of slowing, with Morisonโ€™s cross striking a Villa post and Darren Bent, making his first start for six weeks, failing to beat Mark Bunn when one-on-one.

But Morison had his side in front when pouncing on to Nathan Bakerโ€™s misjudged header and poking past Given.

Merely seconds had passed before Holman levelled, collecting the ball after Sebastien Bassong and Benteke had challenged for it in the air and hitting a firm shot from the edge of the area past Bunn.

The Canaries keeper was in a determined mood, however, denying Matthew Lowton, Benteke and Holman with sharp saves.
Morison could and should have at least quadrupled his tally, missing a host of opportunities, most notably when he was released by Anthony Pilkington in the second half and lobbed over the bar.

When he finally found the net again his celebration was cut short by an offside flag - as was Bentekeโ€™s moments later at the other end following good work by Weimann, who had replaced the injured Bent at half-time.

And the young Austrian justified Lambertโ€™s decision to bring him on when he completed the turnaround for Villa, slotting home from Eric Lichajโ€™s low cross with 10 minutes remaining.

He added his second when Benteke was rewarded for tireless work down the left channel, laying on a simple tap in for his strike partner.

And Bentekeโ€™s crisp strike eased Villa into the semi-finals of a competition they have won five times, the most recent coming in 1996, and will give them a chance to make amends for their defeat by Manchester United in the 2010 final.

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