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Game #5217

Aston Villa

Saturday, 17 August 2013

Won

5th

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ

Premier League

Arsenal

Attendance: 60,003

Emirates Stadium

Arsenal

1-3

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | Andreas Weimann | 85โ€™ |

MATCH SUMMARY

With Paul Lambert still in post after a terrible first season that delivered Villa's worst ever defeat and saw them avoid relegation only on the strength of Christian Benteke's goals, they open the campaign with a shock win in an atypical but highly welcome Lambert performance.

KEY MAN

Christian Benteke celebrates his latest strike as Villa open 2013-14 with an excellent win away at Arsenal under Paul Lambert, Saturday, 17 August 2013.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 17 August 2013

๐ŸŸข | 1โ€™ Debut, Antonio Luna
๐Ÿฅ… | 6โ€™ Goal, 0-1, (Arsenal), Olivier Giroud
๐Ÿ” | 17โ€™ Sub off, Nathan Baker, Sub on, Ciaran Clark
โšฝ | 22โ€™ Goal, 1-1, Christian Benteke
๐ŸŸจ | 30โ€™ Booking, Ron Vlaar
๐ŸŸจ | 45โ€™ Booking, Antonio Luna
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Arsenal 1-1 Aston Villa
๐ŸŸจ | 60โ€™ Booking, Christian Benteke
โšฝ | 61โ€™ Goal, 2-1, Christian Benteke (pen)
๐ŸŸจ | 65โ€™ Booking, Ashley Westwood
๐ŸŸฅ | 67โ€™ Sending off, (Arsenal), Laurent Koscielny
โšฝ | 85โ€™ Goal, 3-1, Antonio Luna, Assist by Andreas Weimann
๐Ÿ” | 88โ€™ Sub off, Andreas Weimann, Sub on, Leandro Bacuna ๐ŸŸข
๐ŸŸจ | 90โ€™+5 Booking, Gabriel Agbonlahor
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Arsenal 1-3 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Paul Lambertโ€™s Villa open the season with an excellent win at Arsenal with echoes of their victory at Anfield in December 2012, with Christian Benteke once again the architect.

Meanwhile, left back Antonio Luna, 22, and midfielder Leandro Bacuna, 21, made their debut after signing from Sevilla FC for ยฃ1,800,000 and FC Groningen for ยฃ1,260,000 respectively in July 2013,

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

Arsenal

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
UEFA Cup Winners Cup: ๐Ÿ†
League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 2004-05

FIXTURE HISTORY

Arsenal

Previous 5 vs. Arsenal: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 2013-14 |
Matchday | #1 |
League Game | #1 |
Manager Game | #47 |
Saturday, 17 August 2013

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Paul Lambert | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | Glasgow, 2012-2015
Referee:ย Anthony Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Wythenshaw, 2006-
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 1-1
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 3-1
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฉ Won
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ

MANAGERIAL RECORD

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

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 47 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 17 ๐ŸŸจ | 11 ๐ŸŸฅ 19 | 1.32

Villa Career Form:

Mid Table

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee:ย Anthony Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Wythenshaw, 2006- ๐Ÿ†˜
Matches Officiated: 9
๐ŸŸฉ : 4
๐ŸŸจ : 2
๐ŸŸฅ : 3
๐Ÿ†˜ : 1
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฅ 22 Apr 13, Villa 0-3 United (a)
Cards: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ
Assistants: Harry Lennard, Mick McDonough

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Arsenal

๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

TEAM NEWS

Paul Lambert hands a debut to Antonio Luna whilst, Aleksandar Tonev, Nicklas Helenius, Leandro Bacuna, Jores Okore and Jed Steer make their first squad appearances.

Meanwhile, Darren Bent, Villaโ€™s record signing, whom Lambert had such a problem playing in 2012-13 is loaned out for the season whilst Charles Nโ€™Zogbia has an injury that will rule him out for the entire campaign.

Gรฉrard Houllier's infamous 'bomb squad' of first team players not to be considered for duty, which Paul Lambert reintroduced to such detriment in the previous campaign, is once again in operation, with its first members Stephen Ireland, Shay Given - who Lambert had steadfastly refused to play in 2012-13 and Alan Hutton who spent the entirety of the last season excluded from selection.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 24.89 |

Oldest Player |
GK Brad Guzan | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | 28.96 |

Youngest Player |
F Andreas Weimann | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น | 22.05 |

MANAGER

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

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Aston Villa

GK Brad Guzan | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
LB Antonio Luna | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | ๐ŸŸข | ๐ŸŸจ | โšฝ |
CB Nathan Baker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CB Ron Vlaar | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | ๐ŸŸจ |
RB Matt Lowton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Karim El Ahmadi | ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆ |
M Ashley Westwood | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Fabian Delph | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
F Andreas Weimann | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น | ๐Ÿ”ฅ | ๐Ÿ” |
F Gabriel Agbonlahor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
CF Christian Benteke | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช | โšฝ | โšฝ | ๐ŸŸจ |

MANAGER

Arsรจne Wenger | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |

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Arsenal

GK Wojciech Szczฤ™sny | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ | ๐ŸŸจ |
LB Kieran Gibbs | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CB Per Mertesacker | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CB Laurent Koscielny | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐ŸŸฅ |
RB Bacary Sagna | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐Ÿ” |
M Tomรกลก Rosickรฝ | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Jack Wilshere | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Aaron Ramsey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
W Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
W Theo Walcott | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Olivier Giroud | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | โšฝ |

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Not necessarily indicative of the actual matchday formation

SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” CB Ciaran Clark | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | for CB Nathan Baker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 17โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” M Leandro Bacuna | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ผ | ๐ŸŸข | for F Andreas Weimann | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น | 88โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” | LB Kieran Gibbs | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (RB Carl Jenkinson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)
๐Ÿ” | RB Bacary Sagna | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | (M Lukas Podolski | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช |)
๐Ÿ” | W Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (M Santi Carzola | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | ๐ŸŸจ |)

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UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Jed Steer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Jores Okore | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ |
W Aleksandar Tonev | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ |
F Jordan Bowery | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Nicklas Helenius | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Lukasz Fabiaล„ski | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
M Emmanuel Frimpong | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ |
W Serge Gnabry | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CF Yaya Sanogo | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |

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SQUAD STATS

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1st XI: ยฃ32.00m
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: 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
Homegrown: 4/18

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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SQUAD STATS

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Team Cost: ยฃ100.50m

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 : 6/18

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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UNAVAILABLE

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Injury | 3 |
RB Chris Herd | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ |
M Yacouba Sylla | ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
W Charles Nโ€™Zogbia | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |

Bomb Squad | 3 |
GK Shay Given | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
RB Alan Hutton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
M Stephen Ireland | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |

Out on Loan | 4 |
F Graham Burke | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | Shrewsbury
M Samir Carruthers | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | MK Dons
F Darren Bent | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Fulham
F Nathan Delfouneso | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Blackpool

UNAVAILABLE

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Not Recorded

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

๐ŸŸข LB Antonio Luna | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
๐ŸŸข M Leandro Bacuna | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ผ |

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Possession F | 36%
Possession A | 64%
Shots F | 4
Shots A | 6
Shots on Target F | 1
Shots on Target A | 3
Corners F | 3
Corners A | 4
Fouls F | 19
Fouls A | 13

MATCH QUOTES

โ€œAfter weathering the early storm we were outstanding, especially on the counter-attack. We were absolutely frightening at times - Agbonlahor produced as good a performance as Iโ€™ve seen in many a year, he was unplayable. We were very strong at the top of the pitch but, all round, Agbonlahor was frightening with his speed. Guzan also produced two world-class saves. We were well worthy of winning the game. โ€œOn the first penalty, Gabby had no right to get there. Iโ€™ve seen them given as red cards but the referee had a good game. The second penalty was a stone-waller. We know the league is really hard, you have to start as well as you can and if youโ€™re not 100% you will end up losing games. โ€œIโ€™m proud of them, they deserve credit. The front three lads are a handful for any team. Weโ€™re a really young side with enthusiasm and hunger for the game and to do well. Thereโ€™s a long, long way to go, we will have ups and downs, but after that Iโ€™m over the moon.โ€ Paul Lambert, Saturday, 17 August 2013.

MATCH REPORT