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Game #5191

Aston Villa

Saturday, 15 December 2012

Won

14th (+3)

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ

Premier League

Liverpool

Attendance: 44,607

Anfield

Liverpool

1-3

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | Brett Holman | 29โ€™ | Christian Benteke | 40โ€™ |

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa extend their unbeaten run to six in all competitions - winning for a second time in the League - as they produce their best result of the season to beat Liverpool at Anfield as many predict a turning of the corner after a torrid first three months under Paul Lambert's leadership.

KEY MAN

Andreas Weimann celebrates his third in two games as Villa beat Liverpool at Anfield with widespread hopes a corner had been finally turned under Paul Lambert, Saturday, 15 December 2012.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 15 December 2012

โšฝ | 29โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Christian Benteke, Assist by Brett Holman
โšฝ | 40โ€™ Goal, 2-0, Andreas Weimann, Assist by Christian Benteke
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Liverpool 0-2 Aston Villa
โšฝ | 51โ€™ Goal, 3-0, Christian Benteke, Assist by Brett Holman
๐ŸŸจ | 65โ€™ Booking, Matt Lowton
๐Ÿ” | 69โ€™ Sub off, Brett Holman, Sub on, Fabian Delph
๐Ÿ” | 85โ€™ Sub off, Barry Bannan, Sub on, Karim El Ahmadi
๐Ÿฅ… | 87โ€™ Goal, 3-1, (Liverpool), Steven Gerrard
๐ŸŸจ | 88โ€™ Booking, Christian Benteke
๐Ÿ” | 90โ€™+2 Sub off, Andreas Weimann, Sub on, Charles Nโ€™Zogbia
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Liverpool 1-3 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Paul Lambert's Villa make it five Premier League games unbeaten in a performance that is as extraordinary as it was unexpected.

Given what had gone before under Lambert this season a trip to Anfield held particular foreboding but a Christian Benteke inspired Villa, as Brett Holman also continued his good recent form, saw Villa score more goals in 51' than they had in their previous five Premier League games.

What made the performance all the more remarkable was the fact that the side fielded was the youngest in the Premier League this season averaging 23 years, 309 days old.

Villa had now won four of seventeen Premier League games under Lambert and rose to a three month high of 14th place in the table yet they were still just three points off the relegation places.

Aston Villa

European Cup / Champions League: ๐Ÿ†
UEFA Cup / Europa League: โŒ
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

Liverpool

European Cup / Champions League: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
UEFA Cup / Europa League: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†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†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 2011-12

FIXTURE HISTORY

Liverpool

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

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 2012-13โ€‹ |
Matchday | #21 |
League Game | #17 |
Manager Game | #21 |
Saturday, 15 December 2012

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Paul Lambert | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | Glasgow, 2012-2015
Referee: Neil Swarbrick | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Preston, 2005-2018
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 2-0
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 3-1
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฉ Won
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ

MANAGERIAL RECORD

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

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 21 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 8 ๐ŸŸจ | 6 ๐ŸŸฅ 7 | 1.43

Villa Career Form:

Top 8

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Neil Swarbrick | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Preston, 2005-2018
Matches Officiated: 5
๐ŸŸฉ : 1
๐ŸŸจ : 3
๐ŸŸฅ : 1
๐Ÿ†˜ : 0
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฅ 7 Oct 12, Villa 0-2 Tottenham (a)
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ
Assistants: Peter Kirkup, Ceri Richards

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Liverpool

๐ŸŸจ

TEAM NEWS

Paul Lambert recalls Brad Guzan in place of Shay Given as Ashley Westwood, Andreas Weimann and Barry Bannan replace Karim El Ahmadi, Darren Bent and Fabian Delph.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 23.87 |

Oldest Player |
W Brett Holman | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ | 28.74 |

Youngest Player |
F Andreas Weimann | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น | 21.38 |

MANAGER

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

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Aston Villa

GK Brad Guzan | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
CB Nathan Baker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Ciaran Clark | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
RB Matt Lowton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
RB Eric Lichaj | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
M Ashley Westwood | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Barry Bannan | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Chris Herd | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ |
W Brett Holman | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Christian Benteke | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ | โšฝ | ๐ŸŸจ |
F Andreas Weimann | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ” |

MANAGER

Brendan Rodgers | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |

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Liverpool

GK Pepe Reina | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
CB Daniel Agger | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ |
CB Martin ล krtel | ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธ |
RB Glen Johnson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Steven Gerrard | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
W Stewart Downing (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Lucas Leiva | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐Ÿ” |
M Joe Allen | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
M Jonjo Shelvey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Luis Suรกrez | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡พ | ๐ŸŸจ |
W Raheem Sterling | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” M Fabian Delph | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for W Brett Holman | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ | 69โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” M Karim El Ahmadi | ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆ | for M Barry Bannan | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | 85โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” W Charles Nโ€™Zogbia | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | for CF Andreas Weimann | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น | 90โ€™+2 |

SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” | M Lucas Leiva | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | (M Jordan Henderson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)
๐Ÿ” | M Jonjo Shelvey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (M Joe Cole | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)

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UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Shay Given | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
LB Joe Bennett | 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

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GK Brad Jones | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ |
CB Sebastiรกn Coates | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡พ |
CB Jamie Carragher | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Andre Wisdom | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Suso | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |

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SQUAD STATS

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1st XI: ยฃ35.24m
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: 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 : 8/18
Homegrown: 7/18

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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SQUAD STATS

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Team Cost: ยฃ133.25m
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 : 8/13

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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UNAVAILABLE

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Injury | 7 |
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 |
F Darren Bent | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
F Gabriel Agbonlahor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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

UNAVAILABLE

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Not Reported

Player Positions:

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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 | 39%
Possession A | 61%
Shots F | 9
Shots A | 25
Shots on Target F | 6
Shots on Target A | 16
Corners F | 2
Corners A | 7
Fouls F | 11
Fouls A | 4

MATCH QUOTES

โ€œThe whole performance was fabulous. The goals were excellent, as was the way we defended. โ€œI thought we were excellent. The goals were brilliant, the second goal, with the movement and the backheel, especially. โ€œBenteke has been unbelievable while Andi Weimann knows where the goal is. Heโ€™s a natural finisher. His enthusiasm and work ethic are second to none.โ€ Paul Lambert, Saturday, 15 December 2012.

MATCH REPORT