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Game #5208

Aston Villa

Won

17th (-)

Last 5: 🟩 🟥 🟥 🟩 🟩

Saturday, 16 March 2013

Premier League

Queens Park Rangers

Villa Park

Attendance: 38,594

Aston Villa

3-2

Queens Park Rangers

Assist(s) | Matt Lowton | 45’ | Joe Bennett | 59’ | Andreas Weimann | 81’ |

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa secure successive wins for the first time under Paul Lambert as Christian Benteke's goals once again prove crucial in keeping Villa afloat above the relegation places.

KEY MAN

Andreas Weimann speeds away in delight after giving Villa a second half lead but it is Christian Benteke's late winner that saves Paul Lambert once again to move Villa three points clear of relegation, Saturday, 16 March 2013.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 16 March 2013

🔁 | 20’ Sub off, Nathan Baker, Sub on, Joe Bennett
🥅 | 23’ Goal, 0-1, (Queens Park Rangers), Jermaine Jenas
🟨 | 31’ Booking, Yacouba Sylla
🟨 | 42’ Booking, Barry Bannan
🟨 | 45’+1 Booking, Andreas Weimann
⚽ | 45’+3 Goal, 1-1, Gabriel Agbonlahor, Assist by Matt Lowton
🕒 | HT Aston Villa 1-1 Queens Park Rangers
🔁 | 58’ Sub off, Yacouba Sylla, Sub on, Charles N’Zogbia
⚽ | 59’ Goal, 2-1, Andreas Weimann, Assist by Joe Bennett
🥅 | 73’ Goal, 2-2, (Queens Park Rangers), Andros Townsend
⚽ | 81’ Goal, 3-2, Christian Benteke, Assist by Andreas Weimann
🔁 | 84’ Sub off, Andreas Weimann, Sub off, Jordan Bowery
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 3-2 Queens Park Rangers

ON THIS DAY

Paul Lambert's Villa record their second consecutive win for the first time this season, their third win in four games and their seventh win in 30 Premier League games under Lambert. As a result of beating bottom club QPR, Villa moved three points clear of the relegation zone in 17th place with eight games left to play.

Aston Villa

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

Queens Park Rangers

European Cup / Champions League: ❌
League Champions: ❌
FA Cup Winners: ❌
League Cup Winners: 🏆
Last Trophy: 1966-67

FIXTURE HISTORY

Queens Park Rangers

Previous 5 vs. QPR: 🟩 🟥 🟨 🟨 🟨

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FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 2012-13 |
Matchday | #38 |
League Game | #30 |
Manager Game | #38 |
Saturday, 16 March 2013

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Paul Lambert | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | Glasgow, 2012-2015
Referee: Kevin Friend | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Leicester, 2003-2022
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟨 1-1
FT Score: 🟩 3-2
FT Result: 🟩 Won
Last 5: 🟩 🟥 🟥 🟩 🟩

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Paul Lambert | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

🕒 38 | 🟩 | 13 🟨 | 9 🟥 16 | 1.26

Villa Career Form:

Mid Table

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Kevin Friend | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Leicester, 2003-2022
Matches Officiated: 10
🟩 : 4
🟨 : 3
🟥 : 3
🆘 : 0
Previous 5: 🟥 🟩 🟨 🟥 🟥
Last Match: 🟥 29 Dec 12, Villa 0-3 Wigan (h)
Cards: 🟨 🟨 🟨 🟨 🟨
Assistants: Mick McDonough, Sian Massey-Ellis

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

🟨 🟨 🟨

Queens Park Rangers

🟨 🟨

TEAM NEWS

Paul Lambert names an unchanged line up.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 24.08 |

Oldest Player |
GK Brad Guzan | 🇺🇸 | 28.53 |

Youngest Player |
F Andreas Weimann | 🇦🇹 | 21.63 |

MANAGER

Paul Lambert | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |

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Aston Villa

GK Brad Guzan | 🇺🇸 |
CB Ron Vlaar | 🇳🇱 |
CB Nathan Baker | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔁 |
CB Ciaran Clark | 🇮🇪 |
RB Matt Lowton | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔥 |
M Yacouba Sylla | 🇲🇱 | 🟨 | 🔁 |
M Ashley Westwood | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Barry Bannan | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | 🟨 |
CF Christian Benteke | 🇧🇪 | ⚽ |
F Andreas Weimann | 🇦🇹 | 🟨 | ⚽ | 🔥 | 🔁 |
F Gabriel Agbonlahor | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ |

MANAGER

Harry Redknapp | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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Queens Park Rangers

GK Júlio César | 🇧🇷 |
CB Christopher Samba | 🇨🇬 |
CB Clint Hill | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Boswinga | 🇵🇹 |
RB Fábio | 🇧🇷 | 🔁 |
M Ji-Sung Park | 🇰🇷 | 🔁 |
M Jermaine Jenas (ex) | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ |
W Andros Townsend | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ |
M Stéphane Mbia | 🇨🇲 | 🟨 |
CF Loïc Rémy | 🇫🇷 |
CF Bobby Zamora | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔁 |

SUBSTITUTES

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🔁 LB Joe Bennett | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔥 | for CB Nathan Baker | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 20’ |
🔁 W Charles N’Zogbia | 🇫🇷 | for M Yacouba Sylla | 🇲🇱 | 58’ |
🔁 F Jordan Bowery | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | for F Andreas Weimann | 🇦🇹 | 84’ |

SUBSTITUTES

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🔁 | RB Fábio | 🇧🇷 | (M Adel Taarabt | 🇲🇦 |)
🔁 | M Ji-Sung Park | 🇰🇷 | (CF Jamie Mackie | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |)
🔁 | CF Bobby Zamora | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | (W Junior Hoilett | 🇨🇦 | 🟨 |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Shay Given | 🇮🇪 |
M Samir Carruthers | 🇮🇪 |
W Brett Holman | 🇦🇺 |
F Simon Dawkins | 🇯🇲 |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Brian Murphy | 🇮🇪 |
CB Nedum Onuoha | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Esteban Granero | 🇪🇸 |
W Shaun Wright-Phillips | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

SQUAD STATS

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1st XI: £33.16m
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 5/11
Homegrown: 5/11

Squad:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 7/18
Homegrown: 6/18

SQUAD STATS

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Team Cost: £41.36m

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

Squad:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 7/18

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 | 🇦🇺 |
CF Darren Bent | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Karim El Ahmadi | 🇲🇦 |

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 | 58%
Possession A | 42%
Shots F | 10
Shots A | 18
Shots on Target F | 6
Shots on Target A | 11
Corners F | 9
Corners A | 6
Fouls F | 16
Fouls A | 10

MATCH QUOTES

“I have to give my team a lot of credit. I thought 1-0 down was a bit harsh on us at times. Brad [Guzan] kept us in it with some terrific saves in the first half and we got the goal right at the death of the first half which was a big goal for us.” Paul Lambert, Saturday, 16 March 2013.

MATCH REPORT

*BBC Sport*
Saturday, 16 March 2013

Aston Villa overcome relegation rivals Queens Park Rangers after a 3-2 home win Christian Benteke’s late goal earned Aston Villa a priceless 3-2 win over fellow strugglers QPR at Villa Park. QPR bossed the first half with Jermaine Jenas giving the visitors the lead only for Gabriel Agbonlahor to draw Villa level right on the stroke of half-time. Andreas Weimann put Villa ahead just before the hour mark, but QPR hit back to level matters on 73 minutes through Andros Townsend. However, Benteke had the final word when he scored nine minutes from time to move Villa six points clear of the drop zone and leave QPR rooted to the bottom of the table. After a nervous start from both sides QPR went close to breaking the deadlock after ten minutes only to be denied by a stunning save from Brad Guzan. Chris Samba got on the end of a free-kick and his header looked destined for the far corner, only for Guzan to produce a flying save to claw the ball out from under his own crossbar. Seconds later Samba was again denied by Guzan as the ball dropped to the big defender inside the box and he fired in a shot which the American keeper again did well to tip over the crossbar. QPR hit the front on 23 minutes with Jenas coming back to haunt his old club with his second goal in a week. Joe Bennett gave the ball away to Jenas and he played in Bobby Zamora down the left and, after his shot was kept out by the feet of Guzan, Jenas was on hand to slide home the rebound. QPR continued to call the shots and Zamora fizzed a free-kick from the edge of the box just wide before Loic Remy saw his curling effort tipped over the crossbar. The visitors were inches away from doubling their lead right on the stroke of half-time when Jose Bosingwa saw his free-kick from the edge of the box come back off the post with Guzan well beaten. Villa capitalised on the escape and equalised deep into stoppage-time at the end of the first half with Agbonlahor heading home Matt Lowton’s cross from inside the six-yard box with their only noteworthy effort of the opening 45 minutes. Villa looked a different team after the break and they turned the game on its head just before the hour mark when Weimann drilled home from the edge of the box after QPR failed to clear their lines from a corner. QPR hit back and drew level on 73 minutes when Townsend saw his deflected shot from the edge of the box find the bottom corner after he was teed up by Park Ji-sung. Villa grabbed the winner nine minutes from time when the impressive Weimann got to the byline before Julio Cesar and cut the ball back to Benteke to smash the ball home into the unguarded net.

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