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Game #5239

Aston Villa

Saturday, 4 January 2014

Lost

3rd Round

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ

FA Cup

Sheffield United

Attendance: 24,038

Villa Park

Aston Villa

1-2

Sheffield United

Assist(s) | Not recorded

MATCH SUMMARY

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.

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

Saturday, 4 January 2014

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

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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

MANAGERIAL RECORD

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

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 69 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 23 ๐ŸŸจ | 16 ๐ŸŸฅ 30 | 1.23

Villa Career Form:

Mid Table

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee:ย David Coote | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Nottinghamshire, 2010-
Matches Officiated: 1
๐ŸŸฉ : 0
๐ŸŸจ : 0
๐ŸŸฅ : 1
๐Ÿ†˜ : 0
Previous 5: None
Last Match: None
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ
Assistants: Lee Betts, Constantine Hatzidakis

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Sheffield United

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

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

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

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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 |

MANAGER

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

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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” |

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SUBSTITUTES

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

SUBSTITUTES

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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 |)

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UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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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

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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 |

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SQUAD STATS

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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

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SQUAD STATS

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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

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UNAVAILABLE

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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

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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:

โ€‹

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

CF Nicklas Helenius | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ | 2013-14 | ๐Ÿ•’ 6 | 0 (6) | โšฝ 1 | ๐Ÿ”ฅ 0 | ๐Ÿ‡บ 17 | #859 |

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

MATCH 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.

MATCH REPORT