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Game #5219

Saturday, 24 August 2013

Attendance: 42,098

Lost

Premier League

9th (-4)

Liverpool

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ

Villa Park

Villa lose consecutive games but once again are only narrowly beaten as a third consecutive positive performance under Paul Lambert stands in stark contrast to his first season.

Aston Villa

0-1

Liverpool

Assist(s) | None

KEY MAN

Christian Benteke challenges but Villa fall to a second successive narrow defeat under Paul Lambert, Saturday, 24 August 2013.

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MATCH TIMELINE

๐Ÿฅ… | 21โ€™ Goal, 0-1, (Liverpool), Daniel Sturridge
๐ŸŸจ | 22โ€™ Booking, Antonia Luna
๐ŸŸจ | 40โ€™ Booking, Fabian Delph
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 0-1 Liverpool
๐ŸŸจ | 61โ€™ Booking, Matt Lowton
๐Ÿ” | 65โ€™ Sub off, Matt Lowton, Sub on, Karim El Ahmadi
๐Ÿ” | 73โ€™ Sub off, Andreas Weimann, Sub on, Aleksandar Tonev
๐Ÿ” | 83โ€™ Sub off, Ashley Westwood, Sub on, Nicklas Helenius ๐ŸŸข
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 0-1 Liverpool

ON THIS DAY

Paul Lambertโ€™s Villa lost a second successive game but given the relative strength of their first three opponents - each of whom were expected to be challenging for the top 4 - there were signs for optimism in start contrast to the previous campaign.

Aston Villa

European Cup / Champions League: ๐Ÿ†
UEFA Cup / Europa League: 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

Liverpool

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

FIXTURE HISTORY

Liverpool

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

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 2013-14 |
Matchday | #3 |
League Game | #3 |
Manager Game | #49 |
Saturday, 24 August 2013

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Paul Lambert | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | Glasgow, 2012-2015
Referee: Mark Clattenburg | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Durham, 2000-2017
Kick off: 5.30pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 0-1
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 0-1
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฅ Lost
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Mark Clattenburg | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Durham, 2000-2017 ๐Ÿ†˜
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฉ 6 Apr 13, Villa 3-1 Stoke (a)
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ
Assistants: Simon Beck, Stephen Child

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Liverpool

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Mark Clattenburg

TEAM NEWS

Paul Lambert hands a debut to Jores Okore and a first start to Leandro Bacuna as Joe Bennett and Karim El Ahmadi drop out.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 24.19 |

Oldest Player |
GK Brad Guzan | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | 28.98 |

Youngest Player |
CB Jores Okore | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ | 21.05 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

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

Brendan Rodgers | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |

Aston Villa

GK Brad Guzan | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
LB Antonio Luna | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | ๐ŸŸจ |
CB Jores Okore | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ |
CB Ron Vlaar | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
RB Matt Lowton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Leandro Bacuna | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ผ |
M Ashley Westwood | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Fabian Delph | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
CF Andreas Weimann | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Gabriel Agbonlahor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Christian Benteke | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช |

Liverpool

GK Simon Mingolet | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช |
LB Josรฉ Enrique | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
CB Kolo Tourรฉ | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ |
CB Daniel Agger | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ |
RB Glen Johnson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Steven Gerrard | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Philippe Coutinho | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐Ÿ” |
M Jordan Henderson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Lucas Leiva | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐ŸŸจ |
CF Iago Aspas | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Daniel Sturridge | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” M Karim El Ahmadi | ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆ | for RB Matt Lowton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 65โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” W Aleksandar Tonev | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ | for F Andreas Weimann | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น | 73โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” CF Nicklas Helenius | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ | ๐ŸŸข | for M Ashley Westwood | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 83โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | M Philippe Coutinho | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | (M Joe Allen | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |)
๐Ÿ” | CF Iago Aspas | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | (LB Aly Cissokho | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Jed Steer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Ciaran Clark | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Chris Herd | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ |
M Yacouba Sylla | ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Brad Jones | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ |
RB Andre Wisdom | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Raheem Sterling | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Fabio Borini | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น |
CF Luis Alberto | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |

SQUAD STATS

1st XI: ยฃ40.46m
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
Homegrown: 2/11

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 : 5/18
Homegrown: 4/18

MATCHDAY SQUAD

SQUAD STATS

Team Cost: ยฃ120.29m
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 : 5/13

MATCHDAY SQUAD

UNAVAILABLE

Injury | 2 |
W Charles Nโ€™Zogbia | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
M Gary Gardner | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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

Not Recorded

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

CF Nicklas Helenius | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ |

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Possession F | 46%
Possession A | 54%
Shots F | 10
Shots A | 1
Shots on Target F | 3
Shots on Target A | 0
Corners F | 8
Corners A | 2
Fouls F | 2
Fouls A | 2

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

"It has been a brutal start to the season for Paul Lambertโ€™s young side. During their magnificent victory at Arsenal and contentious defeat at Chelsea, they displayed tangible signs of progress but against Liverpool they looked flat and, perhaps, fatigued by those two demanding trips to London."

*BBC Sport*
Saturday, 24 August 2013

*Daniel Sturridge was the match-winner for a second straight week as Liverpool won at Villa Park to make their best start to a season for five years.*

The Liverpool striker finished off a flowing first-half move to score his eighth goal in seven league games.

Villa were outplayed early on but improved in the second half, with Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet twice denying Christian Benteke.

Both sides had late penalty appeals waved away by referee Mark Clattenburg.

Liverpool last won their opening two matches of the season in 2008-9 and this victory means Brendan Rodgersโ€™s side extend their unbeaten run to 10 Premier League matches, a streak that began with a win at Villa Park in March.

The platform for victory was set during a first half in which the visitors were utterly dominant. Villa improved markedly after the break but the damage was done.

It has been a brutal start to the season for Paul Lambertโ€™s young side. During their magnificent victory at Arsenal and contentious defeat at Chelsea, they displayed tangible signs of progress but against Liverpool they looked flat and, perhaps, fatigued by those two demanding trips to London.

Kolo Toure did well to contain Benteke to just a handful of chances, while Gabriel Agbonlahor only threatened in fits and starts. But
Villaโ€™s defensive problems remain - this was their 25th successive match without a clean sheet, a record they will look to put right in their next league match against Newcastle in three weeksโ€™ time.

Much of the credit must go to Liverpool, though, who once again displayed why there is a growing sense of optimism around Anfield.

The win over Stoke had been Liverpoolโ€™s first on the opening day since they last mounted a credible title challenge five years ago. It was in that season they last won their opening two matches of a campaign, something they had only done twice in the previous 18 seasons.

There were more signs of encouragement at Villa Park.

Liverpool bossed the opening 45 minutes with a swagger and fluidity that, at times, Villa were unable to contain. Midfielders Steven Gerrard and Lucas Leiva were imperious and Philippe Coutinho was a constant threat as Liverpoolโ€™s frontline swapped places at will.

His understanding with Sturridge borders on the telepathic. That had been obvious against Stoke and it was that link-up which created Liverpoolโ€™s opening goal from a move that began with Jose Enrique wide on the left. Coutinho allowed the Spaniardโ€™s low cross to run across him and into the path of Sturridge. The former Chelsea striker took the ball around Antonio Luna, beyond the sprawling Brad Guzan and poked it high into the roof of the net with his left foot.

Starved of possession and with the home crowd beginning to grow restless, Villa might have wilted. But as the match wore on, they found a renewed sense of purpose.

Benteke carried their greatest threat and, having escaped the unstinting attentions of Toure, tested Mignolet with a curling shot that his fellow Belgian tipped around the post. Andreas Weimannโ€™s effort was then deflected just over the crossbar by Daniel Agger.

Villa began to break free of Liverpoolโ€™s dominance in midfield and Agbonlahor began to flicker into life. The forward fired narrowly wide, while Benteke was denied a penalty as he collided with Toure following a corner. As with their opening-day win, Liverpool had failed to find a second goal and were now inviting pressure.

Benteke latched onto substitute Nicklas Heleniusโ€™ header and drew another diving save from the excellent Mignolet. Liverpool might have won a late penalty as Guzan appeared to bring Sturridge down in the area but were happy enough to leave Villa Park with the points.