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Game #5239

Saturday, 4 January 2014

Attendance: 24,038

Lost

FA Cup 3rd Round

3rd Round

Sheffield United

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ

Villa Park

Paul Lambert's New Years' Resolution to make himself even more unpopular gets off to a great start as he throws away a Cup run to leave Villa with eleven defeats in twenty three games including losses to two League One sides including one only just promoted from the fourth tier of English football.

Aston Villa

1-2

Sheffield United

Assist(s) | Not recorded

KEY MAN

Niklas Helenius makes a rare start and scores an even rarer goal as Paul Lambert throws away a Cup run and plumbs new depths with Villa, Saturday, 4 January 2014.

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MATCH TIMELINE

๐Ÿฅ… | 20โ€™ Goal, 0-1, (Sheffield United), Jamie Murphy
๐ŸŸจ | 34โ€™ Booking, Ciaran Clark
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 0-1 Sheffield United
๐Ÿ” | 60โ€™ Sub off, Aleksandar Tonev, Sub on, Nicklas Helenius
โšฝ | 75โ€™ Goal, 1-1, Nicklas Helenius
๐Ÿฅ… | 81โ€™ Goal, 1-2, (Sheffield United), Ryan Flynn
๐ŸŸจ | 84โ€™ Booking, Ashley Westwood
๐ŸŸจ | 89โ€™ Booking, Fabian Delph
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 1-2 Sheffield United

ON THIS DAY

Paul Lambertโ€™s Villa lose for the seventh time in ten home games to crash out of the FA Cup to League One Sheffield United.

Hardly helping Lambertโ€™s cause was his Houllier-esque idiotic comments about the value of the FA Cup that he had to speedily backtrack.

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

Sheffield United

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
League Champions: ๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: โŒ
Last Trophy: 1924โ€“25

FIXTURE HISTORY

Sheffield United

Previous 5 vs. Sheffield United: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 2013-14 |
Matchday | #23 |
Manager Game | #69 |
Saturday, 4 January 2014

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Paul Lambert | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | Glasgow, 2012-2015
Referee:ย David Coote | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Nottinghamshire, 2010-
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 0-1
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 1-2
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฅ Lost
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee:ย David Coote | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Nottinghamshire, 2010-
Previous 5:
Last Match: None
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ
Assistants: Lee Betts, Constantine Hatzidakis

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Sheffield United

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

David Coote

TEAM NEWS

Jed Steer, Ciaran Clark, Marc Albrighton and Aleksandar Tonev replace Brad Guzan, Nathan Baker, Ron Vlaar and Gabriel Agbonlahor.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 23.36 |

Oldest Player |
RB Matt Lowton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 24.59 |

Youngest Player |
GK Jed Steer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 21.30 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

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

Nigel Clough | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Aston Villa

GK Jed Steer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Ciaran Clark | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐ŸŸจ |
LB Antonio Luna | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
RB Matt Lowton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Ashley Westwood | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Fabian Delph | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Leandro Bacuna | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ผ |
W Marc Albrighton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Aleksandar Tonev | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ | ๐Ÿ” |
F Andreas Weimann | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น |
CF Christian Benteke | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช |

Sheffield United

GK George Long | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
LB Matt Hill | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Harry Maguire | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Neill Collins | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
RB Tony McMahon | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Ryan Flynn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
M Michael Doyle | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Stephen McGinn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
M Jose Baxter | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
W Jamie Murphy | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Chris Porter | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” CF Nicklas Helenius | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ | โšฝ | for W Aleksandar Tonev | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ | 60โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | M Jose Baxter | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (CB Conor Coady | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)
๐Ÿ” | W Jamie Murphy | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | (CF Shaun Miller | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)
๐Ÿ” | CF Chris Porter | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (CB Terry Kennedy | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Brad Guzan | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
CB Janoi Donacien | ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡จ |
M Gary Gardner | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Karim El Ahmadi | ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆ |
M Yacouba Sylla | ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
F Jordan Bowery | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Mark Howard | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Florent Cuvelier | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช |
CF Dominic Calvert-Lewin | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Febian Brandy | ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ณ |

SQUAD STATS

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
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: 5/18

MATCHDAY SQUAD

SQUAD STATS

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 : 10/11

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 : 15/18

MATCHDAY SQUAD

UNAVAILABLE

Injury | 4 |
W Charles Nโ€™Zogbia | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
CB Jores Okore | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ |
LB Joe Bennett | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Chris Herd | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ |

Bomb Squad | 1 |
RB Alan Hutton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |

Out on Loan | 6 |
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
M Stephen Ireland | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | Stoke
M Jack Grealish | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Notts County
GK Shay Given | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | Middlesbrough
LB Enda Stevens | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | Doncaster

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

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Possession F | 67%
Possession A | 33%
Shots F | 10
Shots A | 7
Shots on Target F | 2
Shots on Target A | 3
Corners F | 8
Corners A | 1
Fouls F | 12
Fouls A | 13

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

โ€œIf they [Premier League managers] were being honest, they probably would do [without the FA Cup]โ€

Paul Lambert, Friday, 3 January 2014.

โ€œI never decried the FA Cup in any shape or form.

โ€œI never demeaned the competition. I respect its history. I put out the strongest team I could do to try to win the game.

โ€œThe FA Cup is a brilliant competition and everybody wants to do well in it.

โ€œIf you look at my own career, I won things in cup competitions. I won a few leagues here and there but actually won competitions so I am not degrading it.

โ€œI donโ€™t think we did enough to go through and that is me being honest.

โ€œGood luck to Sheffield United in the next round.

โ€œWe had a lot of the ball and huffed and puffed. It was one of those kind of games.

โ€œI know it (an upset) can happen and it is not a great feeling when things like that happen to you.โ€

Paul Lambert, Saturday, 4 January 2014.

*Sky Sports*
Saturday, 4 January 2014

League One Sheffield United send Aston Villa crashing out

Sheffield Utd picked up a Premier League scalp and a place in the fourth round of the FA Cup with a 2-1 win at Aston Villa.

Strikes from Jamie Murphy and Ryan Flynn were enough to see Nigel Cloughโ€™s League One giant-killers spring a surprise at Villa Park, with Nicklas Helenius offering a solitary reply for the hosts.

Paul Lambert admitted prior to the game that cup competitions sit some way down his list of priorities, and the Scot need not concern himself with them for the remainder of the season after being humbled on home soil.

Murphyโ€™s opener arrived with 20 minutes on the clock, with a deflected effort making its way past Villaโ€™s rookie goalkeeper Jed Steer.

Helenius stepped off the bench to restore parity on 75 minutes, but United were not to be denied and Flynn rifled into the roof of the net nine minutes from time to secure a memorable success.

*Shock*

Villaโ€™s day went badly from the start - Nathan Baker injuring himself in the warm-up and having to be replaced by Aleksandar Tonev, and the visitors more than held their own until Murphy gave them a shock lead.

The Blades striker made the most of some hesitant Villa defending to cut in from the left flank and drill a hard, low shot which appeared to take a deflection off Andreas Weimann on its way past Steer.

The goal briefly sparked the home side into life as Matthew Lowton clattered a shot against team-mate Weimann from an Antonio Luna cross, then Christian Benteke was inches from connecting with a cross-field ball from Fabian Delph.

But as the first half neared its conclusion it was the visitors who looked likely to grab a second goal, Tony McMahon causing problems in the Villa box with his low cross from the right, and a Murphy ball from the left blocked by Villa captain Ciaran Clark as Chris Porter lurked in front of goal.

Benteke missed two glorious chances to equalise for Villa in the final minute of the first half, twice heading horribly wide after misjudging two crosses from Marc Albrighton.

Continuing to make a mockery of their lowly league position, the Blades started the second half in fine fashion with Flynn bringing two consecutive saves out of Villa keeper Steer.

In response, Villa were struggling to muster any sort of attacking threat and their best chance to equalise in the 55th minute had an element of fortune about it as Albrightonโ€™s cross from the right almost caught out George Long.

*Dominate*

Lambert threw on an additional striker in Helenius but the Blades continued to dominate and could have increased their lead on the hour when Steer spilled a low drive from Flynn and Villa were somewhat fortunate to be in a position to boot the ball away from danger.

Villa struggled to muster any attacking threat whatsoever until the 70th minute when Albrighton set up Benteke who toe-poked his shot straight at Long, then moments later Benteke fed Ashley Westwood whose shot from the left side of the box was scooped high and wide of target.

But the home side finally grabbed a scarcely deserved equaliser in the 75th minute when Weimannโ€™s shot in the box took a big deflection and found substitute Helenius who fired home from the left side of the box.

If Villa thought they had turned the game around the visitors had other ideas. First Porter burst into the box straight from the re-start and scooped a glorious chance just over the bar, then Flynn flashed a shot across the face of goal.

But Flynn made amends in the 81st minute with a stunning strike to put the Blades back in front, cutting across the edge of the Villa box before unleashing a mighty left-foot shot past Steer in front of the massed ranks of visiting fans.

Benteke bicycle-kicked Villaโ€™s final effort over the bar deep into injury-time and the final whistle sparked wild celebrations among the visiting contingent - and boos for Lambertโ€™s men.