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Game #5213

Aston Villa

Monday, 29 April 2013

Won

16th (+1)

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ

Premier League

Sunderland

Attendance: 37,428

Villa Park

Aston Villa

6-1

Sunderland

Assist(s) | Matt Lowton | 38โ€™ | Ashley Westwood | 60โ€™ |

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa deliver one of the most important wins in their history as they score more than three goals in a game for the first time under Paul Lambert. Any win however would have been celebrated as Villa built crucial breathing space above the relegation zone with three to play - a welcome outcome that was only tempered slightly by the fact that Villa should never have been allowed to be there in the first place but for boardroom stasis refusing to act on Lambert's awful tenure.

KEY MAN

Gabby Agbonlahor celebrates his 60th Premier League goal - breaking Dwight Yorke's record - as a Christian Benteke hat-trick beats Sunderland to lift Paul Lambert's side clear of relegation with three to play, Monday, 29 April 2013.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Monday, 29 April 2013

โšฝ | 31โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Ron Vlaar
๐Ÿฅ… | 32โ€™ Goal, 1-1, (Sunderland), Danny Rose
โšฝ | 38โ€™ Goal, 2-1, Andreas Weimann, Assist by Matt Lowton
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 2-1 Sunderland
โšฝ | 55โ€™ Goal, 3-1, Christian Benteke, Assist by Gabriel Agbonlahor
โšฝ | 59โ€™ Goal, 4-1, Christian Benteke, Assist by Ashley Westwood
๐ŸŸฅ | 70โ€™ Sending off, (Sunderland), Stรฉphane Sessรจgnon
โšฝ | 72โ€™ Goal, 5-1, Christian Benteke
โšฝ | 78โ€™ Goal, 6-1, Gabriel Agbonlahor
๐Ÿ” | 79โ€™ Sub off, Christian Benteke, Sub on, Darren Bent
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 6-1 Sunderland

ON THIS DAY

Paul Lambert's Villa record their biggest win of the season as Christian Benteke became Villa's highest scorer in a single Premier League season with 18 goals. If Villa's victory at Stoke was their biggest in decades, the game against Sunderland was the biggest pressure release valve in B6 seen for many a year. Villa's win lifted them to 16th in the table five points clear of the relegation places with three games left to play. As a result the final relegation place was between Wigan, Newcastle, Sunderland and Villa.

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

Sunderland

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: โŒ
Last Trophy: 1972-73

FIXTURE HISTORY

Sunderland

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

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 2012-13 |
Matchday | #43 |
League Game | #35 |
Manager Game | #43 |
Monday, 29 April 2013

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Paul Lambert | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | Glasgow, 2012-2015
Referee: Lee Probert | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Wiltshire, 2003-2019
Kick off: 8.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 2-1
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 6-1
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฉ Won
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ

MANAGERIAL RECORD

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

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 43 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 15 ๐ŸŸจ | 10 ๐ŸŸฅ 18 | 1.28

Villa Career Form:

Mid Table

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Lee Probert | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Wiltshire, 2003-2019
Matches Officiated: 17
๐ŸŸฉ : 8
๐ŸŸจ : 6
๐ŸŸฅ : 3
๐Ÿ†˜ : 0
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸจ 19 Jan 13, Villa 2-2 Albion (a)
Cards: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ
Assistants: John Brooks, Jake Collin

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

None

Sunderland

๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

TEAM NEWS

Yacouba Sylla replaces Charles N'Zogbia.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 24.15 |

Oldest Player |
GK Brad Guzan | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | 28.65 |

Youngest Player |
F Andreas Weimann | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น | 21.75 |

MANAGER

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

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Aston Villa

GK Brad Guzan | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
LB Joe Bennett | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Ron Vlaar | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | โšฝ |
CB Nathan Baker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Matt Lowton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
M Yacouba Sylla | ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
M Ashley Westwood | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
M Fabian Delph | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Christian Benteke | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช | โšฝ | โšฝ | โšฝ |
F Andreas Weimann | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น | โšฝ |
F Gabriel Agbonlahor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ” |

MANAGER

Paolo Di Canio | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น |

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Sunderland

GK Simon Mingolet | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช |
LB Danny Rose | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ | ๐ŸŸจ |
CB John Oโ€™Shea | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CB Carlos Cuรฉllar (ex) | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | ๐ŸŸจ |
RB Phil Bardsley (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Alfred Nโ€™Diaye | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณ |
M Sebastian Larsson | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐Ÿ” |
M Craig Gardner (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Adam Johnson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Stรฉphane Sessรจgnon | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฏ | ๐ŸŸฅ |
CF Danny Graham | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |

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SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” F Darren Bent | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for CF Christian Benteke | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช | 79โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” | M Sebastian Larsson | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช | (W James McClean | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |)
๐Ÿ” | M Craig Gardner (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (M David Vaughan | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |)
๐Ÿ” | CF Danny Graham | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (CF Mikael Mandron | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |)

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UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Shay Given | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
RB Eric Lichaj | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
M Barry Bannan | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
W Brett Holman | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ |
W Charles Nโ€™Zogbia | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
F Jordan Bowery | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Kieren Westwood | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CB Kader Mangane | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณ |
CB Matthew Kilgallon | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Jack Colback | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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SQUAD STATS

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1st XI: ยฃ50.77m
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 : 6/11
Homegrown: 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 : 9/18
Homegrown: 5/18

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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SQUAD STATS

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Team Cost: ยฃ42.70m

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

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 : 8/18

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 |
CB Ciaran Clark | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Karim El Ahmadi | ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆ |

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

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 | 7
Shots on Target F | 15
Shots on Target A | 4
Corners F | 4
Corners A | 4
Fouls F | 10
Fouls A | 15

MATCH QUOTES

"The positive attitude of both sides was to be admired, if not their defending, and Villa were back in front seven minutes before the interval."

MATCH REPORT