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Game #5247

Aston Villa

Sunday, 2 March 2014

Won

11th (+1)

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ

Premier League

Norwich City

Attendance: 30,303

Villa Park

Aston Villa

4-1

Norwich City

Assist(s) | Ron Vlaar | 25โ€™ | Ashley Westwood | 27โ€™ | Andreas Weimann | 37โ€™ |

MATCH SUMMARY

Having played four relegation sides in succession Villa finally score and win having lost two and drawn one against their fellow strugglers under Paul Lambert.

KEY MAN

Leandro Bacuna celebrates scoring Villa's third to secure a first win in five and third in fifteen under Paul Lambert, Sunday, 2 March 2014.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Sunday, 2 March 2014

๐Ÿฅ… | 3โ€™ Goal, 0-1, (Norwich City), Wes Hoolahan
โšฝ | 25โ€™ Goal, 1-1, Christian Benteke, Assist by Ron Vlaar
โšฝ | 27โ€™ Goal, 2-1, Christian Benteke, Assist by Ashley Westwood
โšฝ | 37โ€™ Goal, 3-1, Christian Benteke, Assist by Andreas Weimann
โšฝ | 41โ€™ Goal, 4-1, Own Goal, Sรฉbastien Bassong
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 4-1 Norwich City
๐Ÿ” | 81โ€™ Sub off, Andreas Weimann, Sub on, Marc Albrighton
๐Ÿ” | 82โ€™ Sub off, Christian Benteke, Sub on, Grant Holt
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 4-1 Norwich City

ON THIS DAY

Ten months on from his crucial hat-trick that effectively saved Paul Lambertโ€™s Villa from relegation, Christian Benteke did it again to lift Villa to 11th place, seven points off the drop zone with ten to play.

Paul Lambertโ€™s Villa had now won four of fourteen home games in 2013-14 and had eight victories in twenty eight with this just their third in the last fifteen.

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

Norwich City

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
League Champions: โŒ
FA Cup Winners: โŒ
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 1984โ€“85

FIXTURE HISTORY

Norwich City

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

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 2013-14 |
Matchday | #31 |
League Game | #28 |
Manager Game | #77 |
Sunday, 2 March 2014

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: 4.30pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 4-1
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 4-1
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฉ Won
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ

MANAGERIAL RECORD

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

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 77 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 25 ๐ŸŸจ | 18 ๐ŸŸฅ 34 | 1.21

Villa Career Form:

Bottom 8

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee:ย Anthony Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Wythenshaw, 2006-
Matches Officiated: 11
๐ŸŸฉ : 5
๐ŸŸจ : 2
๐ŸŸฅ : 4
๐Ÿ†˜ : 1
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฅ 26 Oct 13, Villa 0-2 Everton (h)
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ
Assistants: Mick McDonough, Matt Wilkes

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

None

Norwich City

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

TEAM NEWS

Paul Lambert names an unchanged line up meanwhile Shay Given returns from loan to be immediately deposited by Lambert into the infamous 'bomb squad' of first team players not to be considered for duty. Given will be a loan member as Lambert also chooses to send previous occupant Alan Hutton out on loan for the remainder of the season.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 25.38 |

Oldest Player |
GK Brad Guzan | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | 29.50 |

Youngest Player |
M Leandro Bacuna | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ผ | 22.55 |

MANAGER

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

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Aston Villa

GK Brad Guzan | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
LB Ryan Bertrand | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Ron Vlaar | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
CB Nathan Baker | 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 | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
M Fabian Delph | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Leandro Bacuna | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ผ |
CF Christian Benteke | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช | โšฝ | โšฝ | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Gabriel Agbonlahor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Andreas Weimann | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น | ๐Ÿ”ฅ | ๐Ÿ” |

MANAGER

Chris Hughton | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |

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Norwich City

GK John Ruddy | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Martin Olsson | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CB Russell Martin | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
CB Sรฉbastien Bassong | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฒ |
CB Joseph Yobo | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ |
M Bradley Johnson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Robert Snodgrass | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Wes Hoolahan | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | โšฝ |
W Nathan Redmond | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Alexander Tettey | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Gary Hooper | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” W Marc Albrighton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for CF Andreas Weimann | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น | 81โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” CF Grant Holt | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for CF Christian Benteke | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช | 82โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” | W Robert Snodgrass | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | (W Anthony Pilkington | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |)
๐Ÿ” | W Nathan Redmond | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (CF Johan Elmander | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐ŸŸจ |)
๐Ÿ” | M Alexander Tettey | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด | (M Jonny Howson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)

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UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Jed Steer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Ciaran Clark | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
LB Joe Bennett | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Yacouba Sylla | ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
F Callum Robinson | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Mark Bunn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Ryan Bennett | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Steven Whittaker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
CF Luciano Becchio | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท |

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SQUAD STATS

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1st XI: ยฃ26.82m
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 : 8/18
Homegrown: 6/18

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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SQUAD STATS

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Team Cost: ยฃ21.18m

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 : 6/11

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 : 10/18

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 |
M Chris Herd | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ |
CF Libor Kozรกk | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ |

Bomb Squad | 1 |
GK Shay Given | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |

Out on Loan | 7 |
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
LB Enda Stevens | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | Doncaster
F Nathan Delfouneso | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Coventry
M Gary Gardner | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Wednesday
F Jordan Bowery | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Doncaster
RB Alan Hutton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | Bolton

UNAVAILABLE

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Not Recorded

Player Positions:

โ€‹

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

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Possession F | 49%
Possession A | 51%
Shots F | 4
Shots A | 4
Shots on Target F | 2
Shots on Target A | 2
Corners F | 6
Corners A | 2
Fouls F | 12
Fouls A | 10

MATCH QUOTES

โ€œIt wasnโ€™t a great start for us but for that half an hour period I thought we were blistering. โ€œChristianโ€™s first goal probably set the tone for what was going to happen.โ€ Paul Lambert, Sunday, 2 March 2014.

MATCH REPORT