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Game #5252

Aston Villa

Lost

14th (-1)

Last 5: 🟩 🟥 🟥 🟥 🟥

Saturday, 12 April 2014

Premier League

Crystal Palace

Selhurst Park

Attendance: 25,564

Crystal Palace

1-0

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | None

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa lose for the seventeenth time in thirty three Premier League games under Paul Lambert as another relegation threatened team proves too strong. Off the pitch the gloves are off as Lambert is told exactly what is thought of him.

KEY MAN

Ciaran Clark is beaten as Paul Lambert leads Villa to a seventeenth defeat in thirty three games, 12 April 2014.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 12 April 2014

🕒 | HT Crystal Palace 0-0 Aston Villa
🟨 | 62’ Booking, Nathan Baker
🟨 | 70’ Booking, Ryan Bertrand
🥅 | 76’ Goal, 0-1, (Crystal Palace), Jason Puncheon
🔁 | 82’ Sub off, Karim El Ahmadi, Sub on, Andreas Weimann
🔁 | 82’ Sub off, Ryan Bertrand, Sub on, Marc Albrighton
🕒 | FT Crystal Palace 1-0 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Paul Lambert’s Villa lose their seventeenth Premier League match in thirty three games and fail to score for the thirteenth time.

Villa’s latest loss comes against a team below them in the table at the start of play and a nadir is finally reached as the away support turns on Lambert after another season of abject failure.

To confound matters the deeply unpopular Chief Executive delivers an unhelpful and gaslighting “statement of unity” which only serves to increase the divide between support and those currently in senior positions at the club.

With a loss rate of 52% Villa fall one place to 14th in the table but crucially they are now just four points off the relegation places.

Aston Villa

European Cup / Champions League: 🏆
League Champions: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆
FA Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆
League Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆
Last Trophy: 1995-96

Crystal Palace

European Cup / Champions League: ❌
League Champions: ❌
FA Cup Winners: ❌
League Cup Winners: ❌
Last Trophy: ❌

FIXTURE HISTORY

Crystal Palace

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FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 2013-14 |
Matchday | #36 |
League Game | #33 |
Manager Game | #82 |
Saturday, 12 April 2014

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Paul Lambert | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | Glasgow, 2012-2015
Referee: Howard Webb | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Rotherham, 2000-2014
Kick off: 3.07pm
HT Score: 🟨 0-0
FT Score: 🟥 0-1
FT Result: 🟥 Lost
Last 5: 🟩 🟥 🟥 🟥 🟥

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Paul Lambert | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

🕒 82 | 🟩 | 26 🟨 | 18 🟥 38 | 1.17

Villa Career Form:

Bottom 8

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Howard Webb | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Rotherham, 2000-2014
Matches Officiated: 28
🟩 : 8
🟨 : 12
🟥 : 8
🆘 : 3
Previous 5: 🟨 🟨 🟥 🟨 🟥
Last Match: 🟥 26 Dec 13, Villa 0-1 Palace (h)
Cards: 🟨 🟨
Assistants: Scott Ledger, Dave Bryan

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

🟨 🟨

Crystal Palace

None

TEAM NEWS

Ciaran Clark, Karim El Ahmadi, Gabriel Agbonlahor and Fabian Delph replace Joe Bennett, Leandro Bacuna (injury), Andreas Weimann and Marc Albrighton.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 26.74 |

Oldest Player |
CF Grant Holt | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 33.02 |

Youngest Player |
CB Nathan Baker | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 22.99 |

MANAGER

Paul Lambert | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |

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Aston Villa

GK Brad Guzan | 🇺🇸 |
LB Ryan Bertrand | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🟨 | 🔁 |
CB Ciaran Clark | 🇮🇪 |
CB Nathan Baker | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🟨 |
CB Ron Vlaar | 🇳🇱 |
RB Matt Lowton | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Karim El Ahmadi | 🇲🇦 | 🔁 |
M Fabian Delph | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Ashley Westwood | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Grant Holt | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Gabriel Agbonlahor | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

MANAGER

Tony Pulis | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |

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Crystal Palace

GK Julian Speroni | 🇦🇷 |
RB Joel Ward | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Adrian Mariappa | 🇯🇲 |
CB Scott Dann | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Damien Delaney | 🇮🇪 |
W Yannick Bolasie | 🇨🇩 | 🔁 |
M Kagisho Dikgacoi | 🇿🇦 | 🔁 |
M Mile Jedinak | 🇦🇺 |
M Joe Ledley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
CF Jason Puncheon | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ |
CF Cameron Jerome | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔁 |

SUBSTITUTES

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🔁 F Andreas Weimann | 🇦🇹 | for M Karim El Ahmadi | 🇲🇦 | 82’ |
🔁 W Marc Albrighton | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | for LB Ryan Bertrand | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 82’ |

SUBSTITUTES

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🔁 | W Yannick Bolasie | 🇨🇩 | (LB Jonathan Parr | 🇳🇴 |)
🔁 | M Kagisho Dikgacoi | 🇿🇦 | (CF Marouane Chamakh | 🇲🇦 |)
🔁 | CF Cameron Jerome | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | (CF Glenn Murray | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Jed Steer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
LB Joe Bennett | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Yacouba Sylla | 🇲🇱 |
W Aleksandar Tonev | 🇧🇬 |
F Jordan Bowery | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Wayne Hennessey | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
CB Danny Gabbidon | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
W Tom Ince | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Dwight Gayle | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

SQUAD STATS

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1st XI: £20.01m
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 7/11
Homegrown: 3/11

Squad:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 11/18
Homegrown: 5/18

SQUAD STATS

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Team Cost: £11.67m

1st XI:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 5/11

Squad:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 10/16

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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MATCHDAY SQUAD

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UNAVAILABLE

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Injury | 9 |
W Charles N’Zogbia | 🇫🇷 |
CB Jores Okore | 🇩🇰 |
M Chris Herd | 🇦🇺 |
CF Libor Kozák | 🇨🇿 |
F Nicklas Helenius | 🇩🇰 |
M Karim El Ahmadi | 🇲🇦 |
CF Christian Benteke | 🇧🇪 |
M Gary Gardner | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Leandro Bacuna | 🇨🇼 |

Bomb Squad | 1 |
GK Shay Given | 🇮🇪 |

Out on Loan | 5 |
F Darren Bent | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Fulham
M Jack Grealish | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Notts County
LB Enda Stevens | 🇮🇪 | Doncaster
F Nathan Delfouneso | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Coventry
RB Alan Hutton | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | Bolton

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 Half


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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⚽ | Goal
🔥 | Assist
🔁 | Substitution

🟨 | Booking

🟥 | Sending off

🆘 | Poor refereeing performance
🟢 : Debut 🔴 : Final Game

DEBUT APPEARANCES

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Possession F | 57%
Possession A | 43%
Shots F | 7
Shots A | 14
Shots on Target F | 4
Shots on Target A | 4
Corners F | 4
Corners A | 2
Fouls F | 12
Fouls A | 7

MATCH QUOTES

"We are a million miles from where we want to be. “Anyone who knows me will tell you my ambition. If you can’t win a game of football it is what happens. We have to win a game of football. “You’re in that group and the only simple solution is to win the next game, that gives you the breathing space.” Paul Lambert, Saturday, 12 April 2014. --- *BBC Sport* Monday, 14 April 2014 *Aston Villa chief executive calls for unity after defeat* *Aston Villa chief executive Paul Faulkner has urged the club and their fans to pull together following the 1-0 defeat at Crystal Palace Villa’s fourth straight defeat left them just four points above the Premier League relegation zone. Faulkner issued a statement on Monday that read: “Now more than ever it’s time for us all to pull together - fans, players, the manager, everyone.” Manager Paul Lambert sought to play down relegation fears. “There’s loads of teams and loads of games still to play,” he said. But with the pressure mounting ahead of the final five games of the season, the club have called for unity. “Four games ago, on the back of two good home wins, we were looking up the table and feeling confident of a strong, positive finish to the season,” Faulkner said. “Since then we have suffered four consecutive defeats and that is hard to take. We are hurting. Fans are hurting, players and the manager are hurting. The frustration is shared by everyone who loves Aston Villa. “Now more than ever it’s time for us all to pull together - fans, players, the manager, everyone at the club. Our immediate focus and combined efforts need to be concentrated on our game against Southampton this weekend and on our remaining games this season. “We need to channel our energies into creating a positive atmosphere and getting the result we need on Saturday at Villa Park and in the games that follow. “Our fans have been magnificent throughout the season, as they always are. We are desperate to give them more to cheer about. I’m frustrated when we’re not able to do that and I know the manager and players are frustrated as well. “We know we can handle adversity. What we need now is for everyone to stick behind the team and continue to show the great support that is a hallmark of our club.”

MATCH REPORT

*BBC Sport*
Saturday, 12 April 2014

*Crystal Palace beat a lacklustre Aston Villa to secure a third successive Premier League victory and move seven points clear of the relegation places.* Palace created the better chances, although Cameron Jerome needed to clear Ciaran Clark’s header off the line. Jerome hit the crossbar, while referee Howard Webb appeared to award Palace a penalty only to reverse the decision. Jason Puncheon found the bottom corner to secure a vital win and leave Villa only four points above 18th. Prior to the match, Palace manager Tony Pulis said not even a victory over Villa would ease the fear of relegation but the Welshman will be a lot more relaxed than his counterpart Paul Lambert. Palace improved as the match progressed and deserved the three points which take them to 12th in the table, seven points ahead of third-from-bottom Fulham, having played a game fewer than their London rivals. Villa, perhaps understandably for a team attempting to avoid a fourth consecutive league loss, seemed nervous but that tension will only increase as the prospect of Championship football remains a real possibility. They enjoyed the majority of possession, but it was a familiar tale for a side that has struggled to score this season, especially in the absence of injured top scorer Christian Benteke. Jerome, Palace’s biggest threat in the opening stages, booted the ball away three yards from his own goal when Julian Speroni seemed beaten by a Clark header. Grant Holt went close for Villa, before Yannick Bolasie’s penalty appeal was turned down when he went down under pressure from Holt, but no contact had been made. Palace were engineering the best chances, with Bolasie and Jerome again at the centre of the action after the break. Bolasie forced an acrobatic save from Brad Guzan and Jerome, two yards from goal, directed the rebound onto the crossbar. Palace continued to threaten. Bolasie went close from close range, a Puncheon free-kick forced Guzan into action, and referee Webb initially awarded a penalty to the hosts before changing his mind after consulting with an assistant referee. Again, Bolasie was the source of Villa’s troubles but replays proved Nathan Baker had not handled the forward’s cross. Ultimately, it mattered little as moments later Bolasie found Puncheon and the former Southampton man outmuscled Ryan Bertrand to score and become Palace’s leading scorer in the league. Villa’s best moments came after they fell behind, with Holt wasting a great chance and Speroni stopping a fine Andreas Weimann effort.

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