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Game #5208

Saturday, 16 March 2013

Attendance: 38,594

Won

Premier League

17th (-)

Queens Park Rangers

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ

Villa Park

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.

Aston Villa

3-2

Queens Park Rangers

Assist(s) | Matt Lowton | 45โ€™ | Joe Bennett | 59โ€™ | Andreas Weimann | 81โ€™ |

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

๐Ÿ” | 20โ€™ Sub off, Nathan Baker, Sub on, Joe Bennett
๐Ÿฅ… | 23โ€™ Goal, 0-1, (Queens Park Rangers), Jermaine Jenas
๐ŸŸจ | 31โ€™ Booking, Yacouba Sylla
๐ŸŸจ | 42โ€™ Booking, Barry Bannan
๐ŸŸจ | 45โ€™+1 Booking, Andreas Weimann
โšฝ | 45โ€™+3 Goal, 1-1, Gabriel Agbonlahor, Assist by Matt Lowton
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 1-1 Queens Park Rangers
๐Ÿ” | 58โ€™ Sub off, Yacouba Sylla, Sub on, Charles Nโ€™Zogbia
โšฝ | 59โ€™ Goal, 2-1, Andreas Weimann, Assist by Joe Bennett
๐Ÿฅ… | 73โ€™ Goal, 2-2, (Queens Park Rangers), Andros Townsend
โšฝ | 81โ€™ Goal, 3-2, Christian Benteke, Assist by Andreas Weimann
๐Ÿ” | 84โ€™ Sub off, Andreas Weimann, Sub off, Jordan Bowery
๐Ÿ•’ | 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: 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

Queens Park Rangers

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
League Champions: โŒ
FA Cup Winners: โŒ
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 1966-67

FIXTURE HISTORY

Queens Park Rangers

Previous 5 vs. QPR: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

FIXTURE DETAILS

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

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Paul Lambert | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | Glasgow, 2012-2015
Referee: Kevin Friend | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Leicester, 2003-2022
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 1-1
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 3-2
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฉ Won
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Kevin Friend | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Leicester, 2003-2022
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฅ 29 Dec 12, Villa 0-3 Wigan (h)
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ
Assistants: Mick McDonough, Sian Massey-Ellis

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Queens Park Rangers

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Kevin Friend

TEAM NEWS

Paul Lambert names an unchanged line up.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 24.08 |

Oldest Player |
GK Brad Guzan | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | 28.53 |

Youngest Player |
F Andreas Weimann | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น | 21.63 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

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

Harry Redknapp | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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 | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
M Yacouba Sylla | ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Ashley Westwood | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Barry Bannan | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
CF Christian Benteke | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช | โšฝ |
F Andreas Weimann | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น | ๐ŸŸจ | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ | ๐Ÿ” |
F Gabriel Agbonlahor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |

Queens Park Rangers

GK Jรบlio Cรฉsar | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท |
CB Christopher Samba | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฌ |
CB Clint Hill | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Boswinga | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น |
RB Fรกbio | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐Ÿ” |
M Ji-Sung Park | ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐Ÿ” |
M Jermaine Jenas (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
W Andros Townsend | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
M Stรฉphane Mbia | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฒ | ๐ŸŸจ |
CF Loรฏc Rรฉmy | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
CF Bobby Zamora | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” LB Joe Bennett | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ | for CB Nathan Baker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 20โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” W Charles Nโ€™Zogbia | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | for M Yacouba Sylla | ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | 58โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” F Jordan Bowery | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for F Andreas Weimann | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น | 84โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | RB Fรกbio | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | (M Adel Taarabt | ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆ |)
๐Ÿ” | M Ji-Sung Park | ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท | (CF Jamie Mackie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |)
๐Ÿ” | CF Bobby Zamora | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (W Junior Hoilett | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ | ๐ŸŸจ |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Shay Given | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Samir Carruthers | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
W Brett Holman | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ |
F Simon Dawkins | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Brian Murphy | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CB Nedum Onuoha | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Esteban Granero | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
W Shaun Wright-Phillips | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

SQUAD STATS

1st XI: ยฃ33.16m
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

SQUAD STATS

Team Cost: ยฃ41.36m

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 : 4/11

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

UNAVAILABLE

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

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

Symbols:

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

๐ŸŸจ | Booking

๐ŸŸฅ | Sending off

๐Ÿ†˜ | Poor refereeing performance

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

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

โ€œI 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.โ€

Paul Lambert, Saturday, 16 March 2013.

*BBC Sport*
Saturday, 16 March 2013

Aston Villa overcome relegation rivals Queens Park Rangers after a 3-2 home win

Christian Bentekeโ€™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 Lowtonโ€™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.