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Game #5201

Friday, 25 January 2013

Attendance: 15,007


FA Cup 4th Round

4th Round


Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ

The New Den

Villa's awful season gets worse as they are beaten by Championship side Millwall just days after losing to League Two Bradford with Paul Lambert setting more and more simply incredible levels of failure.



Aston Villa

Assist(s) | Not recorded


Fabian Delph and Ashley Westwood are left trailing by Championship side Millwall in the fourth round of the FA Cup as Villa's season of misery under Paul Lambert shows no sign of abating. Friday, 25 January 2013.




โšฝ | 22โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Darren Bent
๐Ÿฅ… | 27โ€™ Goal, 1-1, (Millwall), Danny Shittu
๐Ÿ” | 39โ€™ Sub off, Fabian Delph, Sub on, Barry Bannan
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Millwall 1-1 Aston Villa
๐ŸŸจ | 53โ€™ Booking, Joe Bennett
๐Ÿ” | 81โ€™ Sub off, Andreas Weimann, Sub on, Jordan Bowery
๐ŸŸจ | 82โ€™ Booking, Jordan Bowery
๐Ÿฅ… | 89โ€™ Goal, 1-2, (Millwall), John Marquis
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Millwall 2-1 Aston Villa


Paul Lambert's Villa are knocked out by of the FA Cup by Championship side Millwall, three days after being dumped out of the League Cup by League Two Bradford yet almost as bewilderingly as the manager's incoherent mumbling was the appearance of a banner in the away end proclaiming "In Paul Lambert we trust". Wags suggested it was Randy Lerner's last investment in a desperate attempt to keep the season afloat. Whatever the provenance of the banner the reality of the last 31 games was all anyone needed to know.

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


European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
League Champions: โŒ
FA Cup Winners: โŒ
League Cup Winners: โŒ
Last Trophy: โŒ



Previous 5 vs. Millwall: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ


Season | 2012-13 |
Matchday | #31 |
Manager Game | #31 |
Friday, 25 January 2013


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: 7.45pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 1-1
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 1-2
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฅ Lost
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ


Referee: Neil Swarbrick | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Preston, 2005-2018
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฉ 15 Dec 12, Villa 3-1 Liverpool (a)
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ



๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ



Neil Swarbrick


Paul Lambert retains Shay Given in his Cup role as Eric Lichaj, Darren Bent, Ashley Westwood and Andreas Weimann replace Stephen Ireland, Barry Bannan, Christian Benteke and Gabriel Agbonlahor.


Starting XI Average Age
| 25.64 |

Oldest Player |
GK Shay Given | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | 36.79 |

Youngest Player |
F Andreas Weimann | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น | 21.49 |



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

Kenny Jackett | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |

Aston Villa

GK Shay Given | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
LB Joe Bennett | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
CB Ron Vlaar | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
CB Ciaran Clark | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
RB Eric Lichaj | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
RB Matt Lowton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Fabian Delph | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Ashley Westwood | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Charles NZogbia | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
F Darren Bent | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
F Andreas Weimann | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น | ๐Ÿ” |


GK David Forde | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CB Danny Shittu | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ | โšฝ |
CB Mark Beevers | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Karleigh Osborne | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Adam Smith | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Liam Trotter | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Jimmy Abdou | ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฒ |
W James Henry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Liam Feeney | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF John Marquis | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Andy Keogh | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐Ÿ” |


๐Ÿ” M Barry Bannan | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | for M Fabian Delph | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 39โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” F Jordan Bowery | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ | for F Andreas Weimann | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น | 81โ€™ |


๐Ÿ” | CF John Marquis | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ | (RB Jack Smith | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)
๐Ÿ” | CF Andy Keogh | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | (CF Dany Nโ€™Guessan | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |)


GK Brad Guzan | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
CB Derrick Williams | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Stephen Ireland | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
W Brett Holman | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ |
F Gabriel Agbonlahor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |


GK Maik Taylor | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |
RB Alan Dunne | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Shaun Batt | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Josh Wright | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Connor Wilkinson | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |


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
Homegrown: 3/11

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 : 8/18
Homegrown: 6/18



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 : 11/18



Injury | 4 |
CB Richard Dunne | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Gary Gardner | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Marc Albrighton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Chris Herd | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ |

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




Not recorded


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"Richard Dunne cannot return soon enough. It was an anaemic showing by Villa, a disgrace when set against the commitment of the 1,609 fans who had made the trip south."

*BBC Sport*
Friday, 25 January 2013

Three days after bowing out of the Capital One Cup to Bradford City, Aston Villaโ€™s season of woe descended into total humiliation when they were knocked out of the FA Cup by Millwall. To lose to one lower-league team in a week may be regarded as a misfortune. To lose to two looks like carelessness at dealing with balls played in from the wide areas.

Villaโ€™s vulnerability at corners and crosses was again alarming.

Having conceded four goals to Bradford City from set-pieces, Villa were punished here from a corner headed in by the outstanding Danny Shittu and then a cross which John Marquis transferred over the line at the second attempt.

It will have been even more painful for Villa that their nemesis was the type of player chairman Randy Lerner wants to build around, a hungry, home-grown player.

Marquis was born in Lewisham and is so passionate about Millwall that he joined the fans in the away end at Selhurst Park earlier in the season. He has been biding his time while injured and with the attacking positions filled by Chris Wood and Darius Henderson, who are now at Leicester City and Nottingham Forest respectively. When Millwall needed him, Marquis was there.

When Darren Bent struck after 22 minutes, Villa believed they could inject some life into their troubled season but they lacked confidence, lacked defensive organisation and certainly leadership.

Richard Dunne cannot return soon enough. It was an anaemic showing by Villa, a disgrace when set against the commitment of the 1,609 fans who had made the trip south. One of them waved a banner that read โ€œIn Paul Lambert We Trustโ€.

Millwall supporters certainly trust in Kenny Jackett. He has lost players through transfers and injuries but Jackett has stayed calm, focused on sending out a balanced team who simply wanted the win more than their Premier League opposition.

Millwall had more shape and desire, claiming their first top-flight victim in the Cup since defeating Arsenal and Chelsea in 1995.

The only stain on a wonderful evening at a raucous Den was five plastic bottles being thrown onto the pitch, one of which narrowly missed the assistant referee, Mark Scholes. The game was held up for two minutes.

Millwall players appealed for calm which seemed to work, although 15 stewards and a few police stationed themselves in front of the fans in one corner of the Dockers Stand. Another 20 policemen appeared around the corner but were not needed.
It also needs noting that the idiots were loudly condemned by other Millwall fans. This is a community club working hard on their image.

This game was brought forward because of a protest today against cuts at Lewisham Hospital. Millwall have been involved in backing the protestersโ€™ cause, with the players wearing supportive T-shirts, and some of the staff will be involved in todayโ€™s march.

The match actually started slowly, Villa trying to settle into their strange 3-4-1-2 system.

So vulnerable at the back, Lambert had fielded Matthew Lowton, Ron Vlaar and Ciaran Clark as centre-halves with two wing-backs in Eric Lichaj and the left-sided Joe Bennett dropping back frequently. Perhaps Lambert was hoping for safety in numbers. Some hope.

With Fabian Delph and Ashley Westwood in midfield and Charles Nโ€™Zogbia in the hole, Villa looked to work the ball through to Bent and Andreas Weimann.

The pair soon had an impact after 22 minutes. Villaโ€™s goal came from a great block tackle by Delph on Liam Feeney, the ball rebounding forward to Weimann, who raced into the box.

Millwall goalkeeper David Forde managed to push out Weimannโ€™s shot but his momentum along the line carried him to the left. Bent, following, mis-hit the ball, sending it the other side of Forde.

Bent was starting because Lambert had rested Christian Benteke and Gabriel Agbonlahor with one, probably anxious eye, on Tuesdayโ€™s Premier League visit of Newcastle United in mind. Bent relished his rare opportunity to remind people of his qualities but there was a familiar frailty in the other area.

Shay Given was defending the goal in front of the Villa fans, who launched into a droll chant of โ€œhow โ€”โ€” must you be, weโ€™re winning awayโ€.

Not for long. Old woes resurfaced. Villaโ€™s frailty from set-pieces continues to be a problem and the malaise was evident again last night.

When James Henry swept in a corner, Shittu beat Lichaj and headed powerfully in. For Villa fans it was a case of dรฉjร  vu.

Millwall supporters quickly reminded Villa of their earlier comments.

For the hosts, it was also another reminder of what an important decision it had been for them that Shittu had eschewed the chance to represent Nigeria at the Africa Cup of Nations.

Villa then had to rejig as Delph hobbled away, never having shaken off the knock received when winning the ball off Feeney. Barry Bannan came on and repeatedly gave the ball away.

Lambertโ€™s week turned even worse with two minutes remaining. When a cross came in from the right, Villa froze, allowing Marquis to head against the bar. He was quickest to the loose ball to give Millwall the lead and plunge Villa deeper into the mire.