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Game #5195

Aston Villa

Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Drew

16th (+1)

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ

Premier League

Swansea City

Attendance: 20,406

Liberty Stadium

Swansea City

2-2

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | Christian Benteke | 44โ€™ |

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa stop their worst ever run of defeats - losing three and conceding fifteen without scoring - but can only draw with Swansea as they enter the new year in arguably the worst form since 1970 and undeniably since 1986.

KEY MAN

Christian Benteke scores from the spot to secure his fifth Premier League goal of the season as Villa stop their worst ever losing run having conceded fifteen in three games without scoring under Paul Lambert, Tuesday, 1 January 2013.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Tuesday, 1 January 2013

๐Ÿฅ… | 9โ€™ Goal, 0-1, (Swansea City), Wayne Routledge
๐ŸŸจ | 40โ€™ Booking, Ciaran Clark
๐ŸŸจ | 41โ€™ Booking, Andreas Weimann
โšฝ | 44โ€™ Goal, 1-1, Andreas Weimann, Assist by Christian Benteke
๐ŸŸจ | 45โ€™+1 Booking, Fabian Delph
๐ŸŸจ | 45โ€™+2 Booking, Enda Stevens
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Swansea City 1-1 Aston Villa
๐Ÿ” | 68โ€™ Sub off, Enda Stevens, Sub on, Brett Holman
๐Ÿ” | 81โ€™ Sub off, Ashley Westwood, Sub on, Barry Bannan
โšฝ | 84โ€™ Goal, 2-1, Christian Benteke (pen)
๐Ÿ” | 85โ€™ Sub off, Marc Albrighton, Sub on, Jordan Bowery
๐Ÿฅ… | 90โ€™+4 Goal, 2-2, (Swansea City), Danny Graham
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Swansea City 2-2 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Paul Lambert's Villa start 2013 in terrible shape. A manager who looked out of his depth after 8 games now looked positively dangerous after 25.

Seventeen goals conceded in four games, a record defeat, a bomb squad that had robbed the squad of much needed defensive talent and a bizarre choice to consistently leave the best goalkeeper at the club on the bench, were just the headlines of Lambertโ€™s reign.

If Paul Lambertโ€™s incoherent mumblings made no sense nor did his actions. Yet for the first time in four games Villa scored as Christian Benteke once again secured Villa points they didnโ€™t otherwise look like getting and climb to sixteenth in the table - one point above the relegation places.

Paul Lambertโ€™s preferred side had delivered just once, albeit spectacularly at Anfield, in 21 League games and that was enough for many to cling to the belief that the Villa boss would get things right. Yet the reality was Villa were in a mess that would fester and worsen through inaction.

Pride comes before a fall after all.

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

Swansea City

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

Swansea City

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

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 2012-13 |
Matchday | #25 |
League Game | #21 |
Manager Game | #25 |
Tuesday, 1 January 2013

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Paul Lambert | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | Glasgow, 2012-2015
Referee: Mark Halsey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Hertfordshire, 1996-2013
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 1-1
FT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 2-2
FT Result: ๐ŸŸจ Drew
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ

MANAGERIAL RECORD

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

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 25 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 8 ๐ŸŸจ | 7 ๐ŸŸฅ 9 | 1.24

Villa Career Form:

Mid Table

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Mark Halsey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Hertfordshire, 1996-2013
Matches Officiated: 41
๐ŸŸฉ : 13
๐ŸŸจ : 11
๐ŸŸฅ : 17
๐Ÿ†˜ : 5
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฅ 15 Apr 12, Villa 0-4 United (a) ๐Ÿ†˜
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ
Assistants: Simon Beck, Mike Mullarkey

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Swansea City

None

TEAM NEWS

Paul Lambert retains Brad Guzan ahead of Shay Given despite conceding fifteen goals in the previous three games.

Meanwhile, Marc Albrighton, Ashley Westwood and Enda Stevens replace Barry Bannan, Chris Herd, Brett Holman.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 23.35 |

Oldest Player |
GK Brad Guzan | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | 28.33 |

Youngest Player |
F Andreas Weimann | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น | 21.42 |

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 |
LB Enda Stevens | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ” |
CB Ciaran Clark | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐ŸŸจ |
RB Matt Lowton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Ashley Westwood | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Fabian Delph | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Chris Herd | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ |
W Marc Albrighton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Christian Benteke | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐Ÿ”ฅ | โšฝ |
F Andreas Weimann | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น | ๐ŸŸจ | โšฝ |

MANAGER

Michael Laudrup | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ |

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Swansea City

GK Michel Vorm | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
LB Ben Davies | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
CB Chico Flores | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
CB Ashley Williams | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
RB ร€ngel Rangel | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
M Leon Britton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Pablo Hernรกndez | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
M Jonathan de Guzmรกn | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | ๐Ÿ” |
W Wayne Routledge (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ” |
F Michu | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
CF Danny Graham | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |

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SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” W Brett Holman | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ | for LB Enda Stevens | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | 68โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” M Barry Bannan | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | for M Ashley Westwood | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 81โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” CF Jordan Bowery | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for W Marc Albrighton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 85โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” | M Leon Britton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (M Kemy Agustien | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ผ |)
๐Ÿ” | M Jonathan de Guzmรกn | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | (M Sung-yeung Ki | ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท |)
๐Ÿ” | W Wayne Routledge (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (W Nathan Dyer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)

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UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Shay Given | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
RB Eric Lichaj | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
M Stephen Ireland | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Samir Carruthers | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Gerhard Tremmel | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CB Garry Monk | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Dwight Tiendalli | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
CF Etey Shechter | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |

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SQUAD STATS

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1st XI: ยฃ26.66m
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 : 7/18
Homegrown: 7/18

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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SQUAD STATS

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Team Cost: ยฃ26.21m

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

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

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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UNAVAILABLE

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Injury | 8 |
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 |
F Darren Bent | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
F Gabriel Agbonlahor | 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 |

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

Bomb Squad | 1 |
LB Stephen Warnock | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ 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
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:

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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 | 34%
Possession A | 66%
Shots F | 9
Shots A | 23
Shots on Target F | 7
Shots on Target A | 13
Corners F | 2
Corners A | 3
Fouls F | 15
Fouls A | 7

MATCH QUOTES

โ€œIt is hard to take because at 30 seconds to go, you expect to see it through. In the first half, Swansea were right on top but in the second half we were very good. โ€œWe have a lot of injuries so you have to give credit to the players. It is a big point for us. โ€œIโ€™ve got a lot of faith in what weโ€™re doing and we wonโ€™t deviate from it. Even after the heavy defeats we were keeping spirits up.โ€ Paul Lambert, Tuesday, 1 January 2013.

MATCH REPORT