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Game #5205

Aston Villa

Lost

18th (-2)

Last 5: 🟥 🟥 🟨 🟩 🟥

Saturday, 23 February 2013

Premier League

Arsenal

Emirates Stadium

Attendance: 60,079

Arsenal

2-1

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | Charles N’Zogbia | 68’ |

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa lose for the second time in four Premier League games under Paul Lambert to leave them with five wins and thirteen defeats in twenty seven.

KEY MAN

Christian Benteke challenges but Villa fall to a thirteenth Premier League defeat of the season under Paul Lambert, Saturday, 23 February 2013.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 23 February 2013

🥅 | 6’ Goal, 0-1, (Arsenal), Santi Carzola
🟨 | 36’ Booking, Matt Lowton
🕒 | HT Arsenal 1-0 Aston Villa
🟨 | 66’ Booking, Fabian Delph
⚽ | 68’ Goal, 1-1, Andreas Weimann, Assist by Charles N’Zogbia
🔁 | 72’ Sub off, Ashley Westwood, Sub on, Karim El Ahmadi
🔁 | 82’ Sub off, Charles N’Zogbia, Sub on, Simon Dawkins
🥅 | 85’ Goal, 1-2, (Arsenal), Santi Carzola
🕒 | FT Arsenal 2-1 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Paul Lambert's Villa follow up their fifth win of the Premier League season with their thirteenth defeat and fall back into the relegation places and sit in 18th place.

Aston Villa

European Cup / Champions League: 🏆
UEFA Cup Winners Cup: ❌
League Champions: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆
FA Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆
League Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆
Last Trophy: 1995-96

Arsenal

European Cup / Champions League: ❌
UEFA Cup Winners Cup: 🏆
League Champions: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆
FA Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆
League Cup Winners: 🏆🏆
Last Trophy: 2004-05

FIXTURE HISTORY

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FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 2012-13 |
Matchday | #35 |
League Game | #27 |
Manager Game | #35 |
Saturday, 23 February 2013

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Paul Lambert | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | Glasgow, 2012-2015
Referee: Martin Atkinson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | West Riding, 2003-2022
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟥 0-1
FT Score: 🟥 1-2
FT Result: 🟥 Lost
Last 5: 🟥 🟥 🟨 🟩 🟥

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Paul Lambert | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

🕒 35 | 🟩 | 11 🟨 | 9 🟥 15 | 1.20

Villa Career Form:

Bottom 8

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Martin Atkinson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | West Riding, 2003-2022
Matches Officiated: 27
🟩 : 10
🟨 : 6
🟥 : 11
🆘 : 2
Previous 5: 🟥 🟥 🟩 🟨 🟥
Last Match: 🟥 13 May 12, Villa 0-2 Norwich (a)
Cards: 🟨 🟨 🟨
Assistants: John Flynn, Charles Breakspear

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

🟨 🟨

Arsenal

🟨

TEAM NEWS

Ron Vlaar and Jordan Bowery replace Joe Bennett and Gabriel Agbonlahor.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 23.97 |

Oldest Player |
GK Brad Guzan | 🇺🇸 | 28.48 |

Youngest Player |
F Andreas Weimann | 🇦🇹 | 21.57 |

MANAGER

Paul Lambert | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |

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Aston Villa

GK Brad Guzan | 🇺🇸 |
LB Joe Bennett | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Nathan Baker | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Ciaran Clark | 🇮🇪 |
RB Matt Lowton | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🟨 |
M Ashley Westwood | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔁 |
M Fabian Delph | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🟨 |
W Charles N’Zogbia | 🇫🇷 | 🔥 | 🔁 |
CF Christian Benteke | 🇧🇪 |
F Andreas Weimann | 🇦🇹 | ⚽ |
F Gabriel Agbonlahor | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

MANAGER

Arsène Wenger | 🇫🇷 |

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Arsenal

GK Wojciech Szczęsny | 🇵🇱 |
LB Nacho Monreal | 🇪🇸 |
CB Per Mertesacker | 🇩🇪 |
CB Thomas Vermaelen | 🇧🇪 |
RB Carl Jenkinson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔁 |
M Abou Diaby | 🇫🇷 | 🟨 | 🔁 |
M Mikel Arteta | 🇪🇸 |
M Jack Wilshere | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Santi Carzola | 🇪🇸 | ⚽ | ⚽ |
W Theo Walcott | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔁 |
CF Olivier Giroud | 🇫🇷 |

SUBSTITUTES

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🔁 M Karim El Ahmadi | 🇲🇦 | for M Ashley Westwood | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 72’ |
🔁 F Simon Dawkins | 🇯🇲 | for W Charles N’Zogbia | 🇫🇷 | 82’ |

SUBSTITUTES

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🔁 | RB Carl Jenkinson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | (M Lukas Podolski | 🇩🇪 |)
🔁 | M Abou Diaby | 🇫🇷 | (M Aaron Ramsey | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |)
🔁 | W Theo Walcott | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | (CB Laurent Koscielny | 🇫🇷 |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Andy Marshall | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Eric Lichaj | 🇺🇸 |
M Yacouba Sylla | 🇲🇱 |
W Brett Holman | 🇦🇺 |
F Jordan Bowery | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Vito Mannone | 🇮🇹 |
M Tomáš Rosický | 🇨🇿 |
M Gervinho | 🇨🇮 |
W Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

SQUAD STATS

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1st XI: £38.08m
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 6/11
Homegrown: 4/11

Squad:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 8/18
Homegrown: 5/18

SQUAD STATS

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Team Cost: £109.60m

1st XI:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 3/11

Squad:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 5/18

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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MATCHDAY SQUAD

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UNAVAILABLE

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Injury | 6 |
CB Richard Dunne | 🇮🇪 |
M Gary Gardner | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Marc Albrighton | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Chris Herd | 🇦🇺 |
CB Ron Vlaar | 🇳🇱 |
GK Shay Given | 🇮🇪 |

Illness | 1 |
M Stiliyan Petrov | 🇧🇬 |

Suspension | 1 |
M Fabian Delph | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

Bomb Squad | 1 |
M Stephen Ireland | 🇮🇪 |

Out on Loan | 3 |
M Jean Makoun | 🇨🇲 | Stade Rennais
F Nathan Delfouneso | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Blackpool
RB Alan Hutton | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | Mallorca

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 Half


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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⚽ | Goal
🔥 | Assist
🔁 | Substitution

🟨 | Booking

🟥 | Sending off

🆘 | Poor refereeing performance
🟢 : Debut 🔴 : Final Game

DEBUT APPEARANCES

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Possession F | 40%
Possession A | 60%
Shots F | 5
Shots A | 24
Shots on Target F | 3
Shots on Target A | 14
Corners F | 3
Corners A | 12
Fouls F | 12
Fouls A | 7

MATCH QUOTES

"Villa’s attacks led to a nervous atmosphere inside the Emirates."

MATCH REPORT

*Sky Sports*
Saturday, 23 February 2013

A deadly double from Santi Cazorla saw Arsenal return to winning ways as they edged out Aston Villa 2-1 at the Emirates. On the back of a tough week which had seen the Gunners crash out of the FA Cup and suffer a UEFA Champions League battering at the hands of Bayern Munich, one very early effort from Cazorla and one very late one, after Andreas Weimann had levelled for the visitors, offered welcome relief to Arsene Wenger and his troops - who are now just one point adrift of the top four. Watched by owner Stan Kroenke, making a rare visit to north London, Arsenal started well. Jack Wilshere capitalised on a poor backpass and raced at goal, but the midfielder fired straight at Brad Guzan. Cazorla then lifted the quiet atmosphere inside the Emirates with Arsenal’s opener in the sixth minute. Nathan Baker blocked Cazorla’s initial shot after some good work by Wilshere, but the Spaniard made no mistake with his second effort, slotting past Guzan with a beautiful curling effort. Urged on by an animated Paul Lambert from the touchline, Villa looked to hit straight back. Charles N’Zogbia raced down the right past Thomas Vermaelen and pulled the ball back for Gabriel Agbonlahor but Wojciech Szczesny saved. Villa’s attacks led to a nervous atmosphere inside the Emirates, but Theo Walcott brought them to the edge of their seats with a teasing curler that flew inches over Guzan’s goal. Arsenal’s passing was often sloppy and the home fans became annoyed at the Gunners’ attempts to pass the ball in to the net. The hosts did produce an impressive move just before the break, though, with Cazorla finding Olivier Giroud, but Guzan was equal to the Frenchman’s effort. Arsenal started to dominate the game again after the break, but again, they were reluctant to shoot on goal, much to the annoyance of the home crowd. With Arsenal throwing so many players forward, they were left vulnerable at the back. Weimann went on another rampaging counter down the right and crossed for Agbonlahor, but the forward headed wide. Wenger was forced into a change just after the hour when Abou Diaby hobbled off with another injury. Aaron Ramsey came on in his place. Villa then stunned the home side by equalising on 68 minutes. Carl Jenkinson failed to clear a long punt down field, the ball made its way to Weimann and he went on a blistering 40-yard run before beating Szczesny with a weak shot. Wenger rose from his bench and cast a disappointed glare at his team. His troubles nearly worsened soon after when Christian Benteke found space at the back post but Per Mertesacker got in front of the Belgian before he could head on goal. Guzan saved brilliantly to deny Giroud from point-blank range as Arsenal continued to pile forward, and the Gunners finally got their reward five minutes from time when Nacho Monreal swung the ball into the box and Cazorla converted, much to the relief of Wenger and the home support.

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