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Game #5241

Saturday, 18 January 2014

Attendance: 44,737

Drew

Premier League

10th (+1)

Liverpool

Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ

Anfield

Villa earn a creditable draw at Anfield but now have just a single win in eight Premier League games under Paul Lambert.

Liverpool

2-2

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | Gabriel Agbonlahor | 25โ€™ | 36โ€™ |

KEY MAN

Gabby Agbonlahor bursts through but cannot add to Villa's tally as they have to settle for the draw at Anfield to leave them with one win in eight under Paul Lambert, Saturday, 18 January 2014.

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MATCH TIMELINE

๐ŸŸข | 1โ€™ Debut, Ryan Bertrand
๐ŸŸจ | 16โ€™ Booking, Ciaran Clark
๐ŸŸจ | 21โ€™ Booking, Karim El Ahmadi
โšฝ | 25โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Andreas Weimann, Assist by Gabriel Agbonlahor
โšฝ | 36โ€™ Goal, 2-0, Christian Benteke, Assist by Gabriel Agbonlahor
๐Ÿฅ… | 45โ€™ Goal, 2-1, (Liverpool), Daniel Sturridge
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Liverpool 1-2 Aston Villa
๐ŸŸจ | 48โ€™ Booking, Ryan Bertrand
๐Ÿ” | 49โ€™ Sub off, Gabriel Agbonlahor, Sub on, Grant Holt ๐ŸŸข
๐Ÿฅ… | 53โ€™ Goal, 2-2, (Liverpool, pen), Steven Gerrard
๐Ÿ” | 62โ€™ Sub off, Karim El Ahmadi, Sub on, Yacouba Sylla
๐Ÿ” | 81โ€™ Sub off, Ryan Bertrand, Sub on, Antonio Luna ๐Ÿ”ด
๐ŸŸจ | 88โ€™ Booking, Leandro Bacuna
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Liverpool 2-2 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Paul Lambertโ€™s Villa secure a creditable draw at Anfield following their victory on the ground in 2012, the point, ending a run of two defeats, meant Lambert had delivered just six wins in twenty two Premier League matches this season but rose to 10th place in the table with sixteen games to play, six points clear of the drop zone.

Meanwhile, left back Ryan Bertrand, 24, made his debut after joining on loan from Chelsea until the end of the season as did centre forward Grant Holt, 32, after joining on loan from Wigan Athletic unfit and overweight earlier this month.

Left back Antonio Luna made his final appearance for Villa aged 22 just 5 months after his debut. Luna had been a first team regular during his first months with the club before appearing to disappear from first team consideration. In total Luna made 18 appearances and scored once - on his debut. Luna moved on to SD Eibar on a free transfer in July 2015.

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: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 2013-14 |
Matchday | #25 |
League Game | #22 |
Manager Game | #71 |
Saturday, 18 January 2014

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Paul Lambert | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | Glasgow, 2012-2015
Referee: Jonathan Moss | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | West Riding, 2005-2022
Kick off: 5.30pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 2-1
FT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 2-2
FT Result: ๐ŸŸจ Drew
Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Jonathan Moss | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | West Riding, 2005-2022 ๐Ÿ†˜
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฉ 4 Dec 13, Villa 3-2 Southampton (a)
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ
Assistants: Darren England, Simon Bennett

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Liverpool

๐ŸŸจ

Jonathan Moss

TEAM NEWS

Leandro Bacuna, Andreas Weimann and Ryan Bertrand (debut) replace Nathan Baker, Antonio Luna and Matt Lowton.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 25.41 |

Oldest Player |
GK Brad Guzan | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | 29.38 |

Youngest Player |
M Leandro Bacuna | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ผ | 22.43 |

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 Ryan Bertrand | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸข | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ” |
CB Ron Vlaar | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
CB Ciaran Clark | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Karim El Ahmadi | ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Ashley Westwood | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Fabian Delph | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Leandro Bacuna | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ผ |
CF Christian Benteke | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช | โšฝ |
F Gabriel Agbonlahor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ | ๐Ÿ” |
F Andreas Weimann | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น | โšฝ |

Liverpool

GK Simon Mingolet | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช |
LB Aly Cissokho | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
CB Kolo Tourรฉ | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ |
CB Martin ล krtel | ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธ |
RB Glen Johnson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Steven Gerrard | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
M Philippe Coutinho | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐Ÿ” |
M Jordan Henderson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Raheem Sterling | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
CF Luis Suรกrez | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡พ |
CF Daniel Sturridge | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” CF Grant Holt | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸข | for F Gabriel Agbonlahor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 49โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” M Yacouba Sylla | ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | for M Karim El Ahmadi | ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆ | 62โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” LB Antonio Luna | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ”ด | for LB Ryan Bertrand | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 81โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | M Philippe Coutinho | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | (M Lucas Leiva | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท |)
๐Ÿ” | M Lucas Leiva | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | (M Joe Allen | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Jed Steer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Gary Gardner | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Marc Albrighton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Nicklas Helenius | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Brad Jones | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ |
RB Martin Kelly | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Victor Moses | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ |
CF Iago Aspas | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
CF Luis Alberto | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |

SQUAD STATS

1st XI: ยฃ30.78m
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

Team Cost: ยฃ128.97m
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 : 6/14

MATCHDAY SQUAD

UNAVAILABLE

Injury | 6 |
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 |
CF Libor Kozรกk | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ |
CB Nathan Baker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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

Out on Loan | 5 |
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 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

LB Ryan Bertrand | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Grant Holt | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

FINAL APPEARANCES

LB Antonio Luna | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |

MATCH STATS

Possession F | 46%
Possession A | 54%
Shots F | 6
Shots A | 13
Shots on Target F | 2
Shots on Target A | 5
Corners F | 3
Corners A | 2
Fouls F | 17
Fouls A | 14

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

โ€œWe should have had three or four goals in the first half. We were fantastic, really good. We came here last year and won 3-1 and I thought we played a lot better today. In the first half we were outstanding.

โ€œTheir goal gave them a lifeline going into half-time. I am not so sure about the penalty, I think Brad Guzan has pulled his arms away. I donโ€™t think it is a penalty. With the magnitude of the game you have to be 100% sure, Bradโ€™s arms have been pulled away.

โ€œI donโ€™t think we could have done any more except win the game. There were major plus points, Nearly every player was outstanding.โ€

Paul Lambert, Saturday, 18 January 2014.

*The Guardian*
Saturday, 18 January 2014

Aston Villa denied victory at Liverpool after Luis Suรกrez wins penalty

Liverpool dropped a couple of home points against a surprisingly dynamic Aston Villa, though at least the clubโ€™s American owners saw a few goals and an entertaining game. The home side came back from two goals down to share the points on an evening that put some of the recent title talk around Anfield into perspective. It is true, as Brendan Rodgers keeps saying, that Liverpool still have to play most of the leading contenders at home, though evidently it is also the case that they cannot take results against sides lower down the table for granted. Villa won this fixture last year, and until Gabriel Agbonlahor was forced off early in the second half looked capable of doing so again.

โ€œWe lost Gabby at a vital time, because he was proving unplayable,โ€ Paul Lambert said. โ€œSome of our players put in massive performances today. I thought we could have been out of sight by halfโ€‘time.โ€

That is only a slight exaggeration. Not realising his side would soon be two goals to the good, Paul Lambert had his head in his hands just 45 seconds into the game when Villa missed a great chance to open the scoring, Agbonlahor latching on to Christian Bentekeโ€™s flick but poking the ball wide in front of the Kop with only Simon Mignolet to beat. If that was a lucky escape for Liverpool then luck soon evened itself out, Leandro Bacuna surviving a penalty appeal when the ball clearly hit his arm.

Villaโ€™s away kit is every bit as hideous as purple and white quarters suggests, though the visitors were no shrinking violets. They took the game to Liverpool in the early stages, with Agbonlahor and Benteke both causing problems for Kolo Tourรฉ and Martin Skrtel, and the Kop goal had another let-off when Ciaran Clark struck the foot of Mignoletโ€™s post with a firm header from a corner.

With Liverpool struggling to get into their stride, Villa took a deserved lead with a well-executed counterattack. Benteke sent Agbonlahor galloping beyond Tourรฉ into space on the left, and Andreas Weimann sprinted 80 yards to supply the far-post tap-in when the cross came along the goalline.

There was a suspicion of offside because Weimann had got beyond the Liverpool defenders, though replays confirmed he was not in front of his team-mate when the pass was released.

Brad Guzan saved from Raheem Sterling as Liverpool attempted to get back on terms, but Villa gained further reward when Mignolet and Skrtel got in each otherโ€™s way and failed to deal with an Agbonlahor cross from the right that left Benteke with a straightforward header. The ball crossed the line almost apologetically, and to make matters worse Liverpoolโ€™s next chance to reply fell to Aly Cissokho just before the interval, and the defender appears to have modelled his finishing technique on a Jason Puncheon penalty.

Fortunately, Daniel Sturridge does know how to find the net, and when a neat touch from Jordan Henderson turned a Luis Suรกrez pass into something more dangerous in stoppage time, the England strikerโ€™s angled shot reduced the arrears.

Rodgers made a change at half-time, sensibly deciding that this was not the game to leave Lucas Leiva on the bench, and introduced the defensive midfielder at the expense of Philippe Coutinho. The younger Brazilian lasted only 20 minutes before he too made way, for Joe Allen. Villa also made an enforced change a couple of minutes after the restart, Agbonlahor pulling up after a collision with the perimeter hoarding to allow Grant Holt the chance to make his debut.

Scorer of a memorable goal here for Norwich, though considered too portly to hold down a place at Wigan, Holt had the briefest of chances to make an immediate impression before Liverpool levelled the scores from the penalty spot. Suรกrez touched the ball past Guzan from Steven Gerrardโ€™s inspired pass and the goalkeeper brought him down. That is what the referee decided in any case.
Contact appeared to be minimal but the goalkeeper sold himself and Suรกrez knows what to do in those situations. Gerrard calmly stroked the ball into the bottom corner.

Suรกrez and Henderson had shots saved as Liverpool pressed for a winner, Suรกrez went close with a free-kick and Bacuna was booked for cheekily wasting time by presenting the ball to a member of the crowd.

On this occasion, Suรกrez was unable to come to Liverpoolโ€™s rescue; it happens sometimes. Neither side could produce enough urgency in the final half-hour to deserve all three points. A draw was fair. Even Rodgers thought so. โ€œIt was a good point in the end,โ€ the Liverpool manager said. โ€œWe werenโ€™t great but we got something.โ€