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Game #5215

Aston Villa

Saturday, 11 May 2013


16th (-3)

Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ

Premier League

Attendance: 42,084


Villa Park

Villa lose for the sixteenth time in thirty seven Premier League games under Paul Lambert but their late season run against struggling opposition that had brought them here from fourteen defeats in twenty eight games in March can not be overstated as Premier League football is confirmed for 2013-14 and a fourth managerial change of the decade expected by all.

Aston Villa



Assist(s) | Yacouba Sylla | 14โ€™ |


Gabby Agbonlahor can't continue the goalscoring form that had brought Villa safety as Villa Park closes a torrid season with yet another home defeat under Paul Lambert, Saturday, 11 May 2013.




Saturday, 11 May 2013

๐ŸŸจ | 4โ€™ Booking, Nathan Baker
โšฝ | 14โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Christian Benteke, Assist by Yacouba Sylla
๐ŸŸจ | 36โ€™ Booking, Christian Benteke
๐ŸŸฅ | 45โ€™ Sending off, (Chelsea), Ramires
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 1-0 Chelsea
๐ŸŸจ | 58โ€™ Booking, Christian Benteke
๐ŸŸฅ | 58โ€™ Sending off, Christian Benteke
๐Ÿฅ… | 61โ€™ Goal, 1-1, (Chelsea), Frank Lampard
๐Ÿฅ… | 88โ€™ Goal, 1-2, (Chelsea), Frank Lampard
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 1-2 Chelsea


Paul Lambert's Villa lose their sixteenth game of the Premier League season to fall back to 16th in the table, two places clear of relegation and four points ahead of 18th placed side Wigan. As a result Villa remain a Premier League side for another season, something that had seemed an impossibility two months earlier when they sat 18th with fourteen defeats in 28 games. Meanwhile, defender Eric Lichaj made his final appearance for Villa aged 24 before moving on to Nottingham Forest on a free transfer in July 2013. Lichaj made 42 appearances, 12 as a substitute, and scored twice.

Aston Villa

European Cup / Champions League: ๐Ÿ†
UEFA Cup Winners Cup: โŒ
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


European Cup / Champions League: ๐Ÿ†
UEFA Cup Winners Cup: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 2011-12



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


Season | 2012-13 |
Matchday | #45 |
League Game | #37 |
Manager Game | #45 |
Saturday, 11 May 2013


Manager: Paul Lambert | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | Glasgow, 2012-2015
Referee: Lee Mason | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Bolton, 2006-2021
Kick off: 12.45pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 1-0
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 1-2
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฅ Lost
Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ


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


๐Ÿ•’ 45 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 16 ๐ŸŸจ | 10 ๐ŸŸฅ 19 | 1.29

Career Form:

Mid Table

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


Referee: Lee Mason | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Bolton, 2006-2021 ๐Ÿ†˜
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฅ 31 Mar 13, Villa 1-2 Liverpool (h)
Cards: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ
Assistants: Darren Cann, Scott Ledger

Lee Mason



๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ


๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ


Eric Lichaj (first start in 14) replaces Matt Lowton (injury).


Starting XI Average Age
| 24.23 |

Oldest Player |
GK Brad Guzan | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | 28.69 |

Youngest Player |
F Andreas Weimann | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น | 21.78 |



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

Rafa Benรญtez | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |

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 |
CB Nathan Baker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
RB Eric Lichaj | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
M Yacouba Sylla | ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
M Ashley Westwood | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Fabian Delph | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Christian Benteke | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช | โšฝ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐ŸŸฅ |
F Andreas Weimann | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น |
F Gabriel Agbonlahor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |


GK Petr ฤŒech | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ |
LB Ashley Cole | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Gary Cahill (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB John Terry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ” |
RB Cรฉsar Azpilicueta | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
M Ramires | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐ŸŸฅ |
M Frank Lampard | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ | ๐ŸŸจ | โšฝ |
M Juan Mata | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
W Victor Moses | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ | ๐Ÿ” |
W Eden Hazard | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช |
CF Demba Ba | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณ | ๐Ÿ” |




๐Ÿ” | CB John Terry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (RB Branislav Ivanoviฤ‡ | ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธ |)
๐Ÿ” | W Victor Moses | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ | (CB David Luiz | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท |)
๐Ÿ” | CF Demba Ba | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณ | (CF Fernando Torres | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |)


GK Shay Given | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CB Derrick Williams | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Gary Gardner | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Charles Nโ€™Zogbia | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
W Brett Holman | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ |
F Jordan Bowery | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
F Darren Bent | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |


GK Ross Turnbull | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Nathan Akรฉ | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
M Oscar | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท |
W Yossi Benayoun | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |


1st XI: ยฃ28.04m
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: 4/11

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
Homegrown: 6/18



Team Cost: ยฃ225.72m

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

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 : 5/18



Injury | 6 |
CB Richard Dunne | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
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 |
RB Matt Lowton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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

Suspension | 1 |
Christian Benteke | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช |

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


Not Reported

Player Positions:


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


Match Symbols:


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

๐ŸŸจ | Booking

๐ŸŸฅ | Sending off

๐Ÿ†˜ | Poor refereeing performance
๐ŸŸข : Debut ๐Ÿ”ด : Final Game




Possession F | 44%
Possession A | 56%
Shots F | 15
Shots A | 15
Shots on Target F | 2
Shots on Target A | 7
Corners F | 6
Corners A | 7
Fouls F | 13
Fouls A | 8


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โ€We should have won the game. I thought we looked great and played good football, we had a good tempo. Some of the decisions today were bizarre. The referee missed the John Terry one, heโ€™s taken down Yacouba Sylla. Youโ€™ve got to be big enough to make that decision.

โ€œWe were so far in control of that game. We didnโ€™t deserve that - we were excellent.

โ€œI thought we should have had a penalty. There were so many decisions that were poor.โ€

Paul Lambert, Saturday, 11 May 2013.

*BBC Sport*
Saturday, 11 May 2013

*Frank Lampard scored twice to become Chelseaโ€™s all-time leading scorer as the Blues came from behind to win at relegation-threatened Aston Villa.*

Christian Benteke put Villa ahead with a strong run and finish, while Chelsea had Ramires sent off before half-time.
After the break Benteke saw a red card and Lampard fired his side level.

The midfielder then collected his 203rd Blues goal to break Bobby Tamblingโ€™s record and all but secure their place in next seasonโ€™s Champions League.

Chelsea sit third in the table with one game left and only an unlikely mathematical scenario can deny them a top-four place.

Arsenal could end up above them and Tottenham can finish on the same points, but Chelseaโ€™s goal difference is 17 better than that of Spurs.

Although the result leaves Villa five points clear of the relegation zone in 13th, they have played a game more than every team beneath them.

Paul Lambertโ€™s side will feel hard done by, but Lampardโ€™s intervention sums up the impact he has made throughout his career as he exploited a defence that has now gone 21 league games without a clean sheet.

For so long it seemed Villa were heading for a sixth win nine matches to secure survival, their newfound confidence clear for all to see.

They were at Stamford Bridge, but there was no sign of scars from that humbling as a youthful and well-organised line-up attacked with pace and power.

Benteke opened the scoring when he met Brad Guzanโ€™s long ball forward with a touch to Yacouba Sylla, took the return pass, ghosted past Gary Cahill and planted an assured finish past Petr Cech at the near post.

It was the Belgianโ€™s 19th goal of an impressive debut Premier League season and his 23rd in all competitions.

Villa Park was rocking and the noise level rose again when Fabian Delph rifled narrowly off target before, in the 19th minute, applause rang out for newly retired captain Stiliyan Petrov, who has been forced to quit the game as he continues his battle with leukaemia.

Chelsea worked hard to restore parity - Guzan denied Demba Ba when one-on-one and pushed Lampardโ€™s free-kick on to a post - but Villa held firm and their prospects improved when the visitors had Ramires sent off.

The Brazilian had already been cautioned for a challenge on Benteke when he caught Gabriel Agbonlahor with a high foot.

That saw the momentum swing towards Villa and they dominated the start of the second half, with an Agbonlahor-led counter-attack setting the tone before both he and Joe Bennett went close to doubling the lead.

But the hostsโ€™ progress faltered as Benteke, booked for catching Cesar Azpilicueta with his elbow in the first half, was shown a second yellow card for a high foot that connected with John Terry.

Two minutes later, Eden Hazard found Lampard and he produced a fizzing left-foot finish that left Guzan with no chance.

Chelsea pressed for the winner and Cahillโ€™s strike was stopped on the line by Sylla, and although TV replays showed Baโ€™s follow up may have crossed the line it was not given and Ashley Westwood cleared.

Terry - and later Hazard - went off injured, a worry for Rafael Benitez ahead of Wednesdayโ€™s Europa League final.

But the Blues were left celebrating after Lampard rounded off a brilliant late move with the goal that rewrites the record books.

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