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Game #5207

Aston Villa

Saturday, 9 March 2013

Won

17th (+1)

Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ

Premier League

Reading

Attendance: 24,102

Madejski Stadium

Reading

1-2

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | Andreas Weimann | 33โ€™ |

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa win for the second time in 2013 and for the sixth Premier League game in twenty nine under Paul Lambert as they overcome second from bottom side Reading.

KEY MAN

Christian Benteke celebrates his twelfth of the season as Villa win for the second time in 2013 and sixth time in twenty nine Premier League games under Paul Lambert, Saturday, 9 March 2013.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 9 March 2013

๐ŸŸจ | 10โ€™ Booking, Matt Lowton
๐Ÿฅ… | 31โ€™ Goal, 0-1, (Reading), Nathan Baker o.g.
โšฝ | 33โ€™ Goal, 1-1, Christian Benteke, Assist by Andreas Weimann
โšฝ | 45โ€™ Goal, 2-1, Gabriel Agbonlahor
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Reading 1-2 Aston Villa
๐ŸŸจ | 67โ€™ Booking, Christian Benteke
๐Ÿ” | 71โ€™ Sub off, Barry Bannan, Sub on, Charles Nโ€™Zogbia
๐Ÿ” | 79โ€™ Sub off, Nathan Baker, Sub on, Joe Bennett
๐ŸŸจ | 85โ€™ Booking, Ashley Westwood
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Reading 1-2 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Paul Lambert's Villa record their sixth win of the season and second in three games to climb out of the bottom three to 17th place as they overcome second from bottom Reading with rock bottom club Queens Park Rangers up next in a critical period for Villa's Premier League survival.

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

Reading

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

Reading

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

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 2012-13 |
Matchday | #37 |
League Game | #29 |
Manager Game | #37 |
Saturday, 9 March 2013

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Paul Lambert | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | Glasgow, 2012-2015
Referee: Jonathan Moss | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | West Riding, 2005-2022
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 2-1
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 2-1
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฉ Won
Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ

MANAGERIAL RECORD

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

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 37 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 12 ๐ŸŸจ | 9 ๐ŸŸฅ 16 | 1.22

Villa Career Form:

Mid Table

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Jonathan Moss | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | West Riding, 2005-2022
Matches Officiated: 7
๐ŸŸฉ : 4
๐ŸŸจ : 0
๐ŸŸฅ : 3
๐Ÿ†˜ : 2
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฉ 5 Jan 13, Villa 2-1 Ipswich (h)
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ
Assistants: Darren England, Harry Lennard

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Reading

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

TEAM NEWS

Paul Lambert continues to prefer Brad Guzan in goal over Shay Given as Ron Vlaar, Yacouba Sylla (first start) and Barry Bannan replace Fabian Delph (suspended), Joe Bennett and Charles Nโ€™Zogbia.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 24.06 |

Oldest Player |
GK Brad Guzan | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | 28.52 |

Youngest Player |
F Andreas Weimann | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น | 21.61 |

MANAGER

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

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Aston Villa

GK Brad Guzan | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
CB Ron Vlaar | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
CB Nathan Baker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CB Ciaran Clark | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
RB Matt Lowton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Yacouba Sylla | ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
M Ashley Westwood | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Barry Bannan | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Christian Benteke | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช | โšฝ | ๐ŸŸจ |
F Andreas Weimann | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
F Gabriel Agbonlahor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |

MANAGER

Brian McDermott | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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Reading

GK Stuart Taylor (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Ian Harte | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CB Alex Pearce | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CB Adrian Mariappa | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ |
RB Stephen Kelly | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Mikel Leigertwood | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฌ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Hope Akpan | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ | ๐Ÿ” |
W Jobi McAnuff | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ | ๐ŸŸจ |
CF Adam Le Fondre | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Noel Hunt | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Hal Robson-Kanu | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |

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Not necessarily indicative of the actual matchday formation

SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” W Charles Nโ€™Zogbia | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | for M Barry Bannan | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | 71โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” LB Joe Bennett | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for CB Nathan Baker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 79โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” | M Mikel Leigertwood | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฌ | (M Danny Guthrie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)
๐Ÿ” | M Hope Akpan | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ | (CF Nick Blackman | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ง |)
๐Ÿ” | CF Noel Hunt | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐ŸŸจ | (W Garath McCleary | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ |)

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UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Shay Given | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Samir Carruthers | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
W Brett Holman | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ |
F Jordan Bowery | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
F Simon Dawkins | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Jon Henly | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
CB Sean Morrison | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Nicky Shorey (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Jem Karacan | ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท |

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SQUAD STATS

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1st XI: ยฃ32.59m
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: 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
Homegrown: 6/18

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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SQUAD STATS

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Team Cost: ยฃ10.18m

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 : 3/11

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 | 6 |
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 |
CF Darren Bent | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Karim El Ahmadi | ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆ |

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

Suspension | 1 |
M Fabian Delph | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Bomb Squad | 1 |
M Stephen Ireland | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |

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 | 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 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 | 54%
Possession A | 46%
Shots F | 18
Shots A | 10
Shots on Target F | 7
Shots on Target A | 4
Corners F | 1
Corners A | 6
Fouls F | 7
Fouls A | 8

MATCH QUOTES

"This was a crucial result for Villa, whose last away win came on 15 December at Anfield and who had won just one of their previous 11 matches."

MATCH REPORT