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Game #5197

Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Attendance: 22,245


League Cup Semi Final

Semi Final

Bradford City

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ

Coral Windows Stadium

Villa's utterly appalling form in 2012-13 under Paul Lambert continues as they are humiliated by League Two side Bradford in the League Cup semi final.

Bradford City


Aston Villa

Assist(s) | Not recorded


Charles N'Zogbia and Villa are humiliated by League Two side Bradford as it appears there are no depths to which Paul Lambert can reach without being relieved of his post, Tuesday, 8 January 2013.



๐Ÿฅ… | 19โ€™ Goal, 0-1, (Bradford City), Nakhi Wells
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Bradford City 1-0 Aston Villa
๐Ÿ” | 57โ€™ Sub off, Gabriel Agbonlahor, Sub on, Darren Bent
๐ŸŸจ | 61โ€™ Booking, Charles Nโ€™Zogbia
๐Ÿฅ… | 77โ€™ Goal, 0-2, (Bradford City), Rory McArdle
๐ŸŸจ | 78โ€™ Booking, Fabian Delph
โšฝ | 82โ€™ Goal, 1-2, Andreas Weimann
๐Ÿ” | 85โ€™ Sub off, Darren Bent, Sub on, Graham Burke ๐Ÿ”ด
๐Ÿฅ… | 88โ€™ Goal, 1-3, (Bradford City), Carl McHugh
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Bradford City 3-1 Aston Villa


Paul Lambert's Villa lose heavily, comprehensively and deservedly to League Two side Bradford as the season lurches from disaster to embarrassment. Another terrible defensive performance is brought into acute focus as two experienced defenders return to the club from loan spells only to be placed in the infamous 'bomb squad' of first team players not to be considered for duty; a policy started by Gรฉrard Houllier but taken to new damaging levels by Lambert. Meanwhile, forward Graham Burke made his final appearance for Villa aged 19 before moving on to Notts County on a free transfer in July 2015. Burke had made 2 appearances for Villa since signing professional forms with the club in July 2011.

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

Bradford City

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
League Champions: โŒ
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: โŒ
Last Trophy: 1910-11


Previous 5 vs. Bradford: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ


Season | 2012-13 |
Matchday | #27 |
Manager Game | #27 |
Tuesday, 8 January 2013


Manager: Paul Lambert | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | Glasgow, 2012-2015
Referee: Howard Webb | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Rotherham, 2000-2014
Kick off: 7.45pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 0-1
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 1-3
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฅ Lost
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ


Referee: Howard Webb | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Rotherham, 2000-2014
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸจ 1 Dec 12, Villa 1-1 QPR (a)
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ
Assistants: Mike Mullarkey, Sian Massey-Ellis



๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Bradford City



Paul Lambert retains Shay Given in goal ahead of Brad Guzan whilst Darren Bent (goalscorer in the previous game), Jordan Bowery and Eric Lichaj are dropped in favour of Gabriel Agbonlahor, Andreas Weimann and Matt Lowton.


Starting XI Average Age
| 24.63 |

Oldest Player |
GK Shay Given | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | 36.75 |

Youngest Player |
F Andreas Weimann | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น | 21.44 |


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


Phil Parkinson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Aston Villa

GK Shay Given | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
LB Joe Bennett | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
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 |
M Fabian Delph | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Barry Bannan | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
W Charles Nโ€™Zogbia | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐ŸŸจ |
F Gabriel Agbonlahor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Christian Benteke | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช |
F Andreas Weimann | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น | โšฝ |

Bradford City

GK Matt Duke | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Stephen Darby | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Rory McArdle | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | โšฝ |
CB Curtis Good | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ |
M Carl McHugh | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | โšฝ |
M Nathan Doyle | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Will Atkinson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Gary Jones | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Zavon Hines | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF James Hanson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Nakhi Wells | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฒ | โšฝ |


๐Ÿ” F Darren Bent | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” | for F Gabriel Agbonlahor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 57โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” F Graham Burke | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐Ÿ”ด | for F Darren Bent | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 85โ€™ |


๐Ÿ” | W Zavon Hines | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ | (CF Blair Turgott | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ |)


GK Brad Guzan | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
RB Enda Stevens | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
RB Eric Lichaj | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
M Stephen Ireland | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Samir Carruthers | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |


GK Jon McLaughlin | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
M Richie Jones | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Ricky Ravenhill | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Kyel Reid | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Alan Connell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Ross Hannah | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |


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
Homegrown: 5/11

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: 8/18



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 : 7/11

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 |
W Marc Albrighton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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

Bomb Squad | 2 |
LB Stephen Warnock | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Alan Hutton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |

Out on Loan | 2 |
M Jean Makoun | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฒ | Stade Rennais
F Nathan Delfouneso | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Blackpool


Not Reported

Player Abbreviations:

GK : Goalkeeper

LB, RB, FB : Left Back, Right Back, Full Back

CB, D : Centre Back, Defender

M, W : Midfielder. Winger

F, CF : Forward, Centre Forward

๐ŸŸข : Debut ๐Ÿ”ด : Final Game


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

๐ŸŸจ | Booking

๐ŸŸฅ | Sending off

๐Ÿ†˜ | Poor refereeing performance



F Graham Burke | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |


Possession F | 61%
Possession A | 39%
Shots F | 17
Shots A | 16
Shots on Target F | 12
Shots on Target A | 7
Corners F | 9
Corners A | 8
Fouls F | 12
Fouls A | 7


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"The Bantams terrorised Villa in the air throughout and it was no surprise when Rory McArdle doubled their lead with a powerful header 13 minutes from time."

*BBC Sport*
Tuesday, 8 January 2013

*Bradford City established a platform to spring another stunning Capital One Cup shock and reach Wembley with victory over Aston Villa at Valley Parade.*

Phil Parkinsonโ€™s League Two side - 60 places beneath Premier League Villa - made light of that gap on a thunderous night in Yorkshire to establish a crucial advantage in the semi-final first leg.

Nahki Wells gave the home side a first-half advantage as goalkeeper Matt Duke produced a string of outstanding saves to keep Villa, and Christian Benteke, at bay.

The Bantams terrorised Villa in the air throughout and it was no surprise when Rory McArdle doubled their lead with a powerful header 13 minutes from time.

Andreas Weimann looked to have given Paul Lambertโ€™s side a crucial lifeline with a scrambled late goal, but in a rip-roaring atmosphere Carl McHugh headed in Gary Jonesโ€™s corner two minutes from time to make it very much advantage Bradford.

The job is only half done but there will be no shortage of confidence in the underdogs as they stand 90 minutes from becoming the first side from the lowest tier to reach the final of this competition since Rochdale in 1962.

It was another defensive nightmare for Villa but they will feel they created enough opportunities to still harbour hopes of reaching Wembley. Their recent form, however, suggests the pressure is all on them.

This was Bradfordโ€™s night and how they celebrated at the final whistle at the conclusion of an extraordinary game, even though they will be well aware that their toughest task still lies ahead.

Darren Bentโ€™s goalscoring performance in the FA Cup was rewarded with a place on the bench as Lambert entrusted the main attacking responsibilities to the menacing figure of Benteke.

And Villaโ€™s Belgian summer signing had four opportunities to give Villa the perfect start inside the opening 15 minutes but was twice denied by the outstanding Duke and headed two other presentable opportunities off target.

Once Bradfordโ€™s nerves had settled, they made light of the gap between themselves and Villa, taking the lead after 20 minutes.

The visitors failed to clear a corner and when Zavon Hinesโ€™s shot was blocked, it fell invitingly for Wells to sweep a powerful finish past keeper Shay Given to spark wild scenes of celebration.

Bradford sensed the unease of their rattled top-flight opponents and pushed for a second, Jim Hansonโ€™s header being kicked off the line by Fabian Delph when he was left unmarked.

Duke was distinguishing himself at regular intervals in Bradfordโ€™s goal, keeping his side ahead with a fine block from Gabriel Agbonlahor as half-time approached.

Villa boss Lambert clearly delivered a blunt message to his players at the break and they laid siege to Bradfordโ€™s goal in the early stages of the second half, only to find Duke once more in wonderfully defiant form.

He frustrated Benteke once more from a diving header, then reacted sharply to block another snap shot from Agbonlahor.

It was Agbonlahorโ€™s last contribution of significance as he was replaced by Bent - who should have equalised only to head over from six yards after Duke had failed to hold Charles Nโ€™Zogbiaโ€™s shot.

For all Villaโ€™s attacking intent, Bradfordโ€™s endeavour and enthusiasm made them a constant threat, as they added a second with 13 minutes left.

Villaโ€™s vulnerability in the air was exposed again as once more they failed to clear a corner, allowing Gary Jones to whip in a cross that was powered home by McArdle.

Hanson then headed against the bar as Villa needed something desperately to raise their spirits for the second leg. Weimann was brave enough to provide it as he beat Duke to a loose ball to bundle home.

Bradford, however, were in no mood to be denied and restored that crucial advantage two minutes from time when another corner proved Villaโ€™s undoing, McHugh heading in again from another Jones delivery.