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Game #5265

Aston Villa

Saturday, 4 October 2014

Lost

10th (-4)

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ

Premier League

Attendance: 32,964

Manchester City

Villa Park

Villa lose for the third consecutive game and suffer their second successive Villa Park defeat as life returns to normal under Paul Lambert.

Aston Villa

0-2

State of Abu Dhabi

Assist(s) | None

KEY MAN

Christian Benteke can't make the difference as Villa are beaten for the third consecutive game under Paul Lambert, Saturday, 4 October 2014.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 4 October 2014

๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 0-0 Manchester City
๐Ÿ” | 61โ€™ Sub off, Andreas Weimann, Sub on, Christian Benteke
๐Ÿ” | 71โ€™ Sub off, Charles Nโ€™Zogbia, Sub on, Leandro Bacuna
๐Ÿ” | 71โ€™ Sub off, Kieran Richardson, Sub on, Jack Grealish
๐Ÿฅ… | 82โ€™ Goal, 0-1, (Manchester City), Yaya Tourรฉ
๐Ÿฅ… | 88โ€™ Goal, 0-2, (Manchester City), Sergio Agรผero
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 0-2 Manchester City

ON THIS DAY

Paul Lambertโ€™s Villa lose their third Premier League game of the season and third in succession and fall back to tenth in the early table as a result. Villa had now failed to score in twenty one of the last forty five games under Lambert as their early season form tailed off as they lost their twelfth home game in twenty three.

Aston Villa

European Cup / Champions League: ๐Ÿ†
UEFA Cup Winners Cup: 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

Manchester City

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
UEFA Cup Winners Cup: ๐Ÿ†
League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 2013-14

FIXTURE HISTORY

Manchester City

Previous 5 vs. Abu Dhabi: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 2014-15 |
Matchday | #8 |
League Game | #7 |
Manager Game | #95 |
Saturday, 4 October 2014

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Paul Lambert | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | Glasgow, 2012-2015
Referee: Chris Foy | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | St. Helens, 1996-2015
Kick off: 5.30pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 0-0
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 0-2
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฅ Lost
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ

MANAGERIAL RECORD

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

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 95 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 30 ๐ŸŸจ | 20 ๐ŸŸฅ 45 | 1.16

Career Form:

Bottom 8

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

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Chris Foy | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | St. Helens, 1996-2015
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฉ 15 Mar 14, Villa 1-0 Chelsea (h)
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ
Assistants: Harry Lennard, Richard West

Chris Foy

CARDS

Villa

None

Manchester City

๐ŸŸจ

TEAM NEWS

Charles N'Zogbia replaces Gabriel Agbonlahor.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 26.93 |

Oldest Player |
GK Brad Guzan | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | 30.09 |

Youngest Player |
F Andreas Weimann | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น | 23.18 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

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

Manuel Pellegrini | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |

Aston Villa

GK Brad Guzan | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
LB Kieran Richardson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CB Nathan Baker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Philippe Senderos |๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ|
RB Aly Cissokho | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
RB Alan Hutton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
M Fabian Delph | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Tom Cleverley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Ashley Westwood | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Charles Nโ€™Zogbia | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐Ÿ” |
F Andreas Weimann | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น | ๐Ÿ” |

Manchester City

GK Joe Hart | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Aleksandar Kolarov | ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธ | ๐ŸŸจ |
CB Vincent Kompany | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช |
CB Eliaquim Mangala | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
RB Pablo Zabaleta | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท |
M James Milner (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M David Silva | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Fernandinho | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐Ÿ” |
M Yaya Tourรฉ | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ | โšฝ |
CF Edin Dลพeko | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฆ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Sergio Agรผero | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท | โšฝ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” CF Christian Benteke | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช | for F Andreas Weimann | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น | 61โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” M Leandro Bacuna | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ผ | for W Charles Nโ€™Zogbia | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | 71โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” M Jack Grealish | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for LB Kieran Richardson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 71โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | M David Silva | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | (RB Jesรบs Navas | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |)
๐Ÿ” | M Fernandinho | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | (M Frank Lampard | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)
๐Ÿ” | CF Edin Dลพeko | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฆ | (M Fernando Reges | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Shay Given | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CB Ciaran Clark | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Carlos Sรกnchez | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด |
F Darren Bent | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Willy Caballero | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท |
CB Martรญn Demichelis | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท |
RB Bacary Sagna | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
CF Stevan Jovetiฤ‡ | ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ช |

SQUAD STATS

1st XI: ยฃ37.57m
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
Homegrown: 2/11

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: 4/18

MATCHDAY SQUAD

SQUAD STATS

Team Cost: ยฃ279.91m

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 : 2/11

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 : 3/18

MATCHDAY SQUAD

UNAVAILABLE

Injury | 3 |
CF Christian Benteke | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช |
CF Libor Kozรกk | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ |
F Gabriel Agbonlahor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Out on Loan | 10 |
CF Nicklas Helenius | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ | Aalborg BK
M Yacouba Sylla | ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | Kayseri Erciyesspor
GK Jed Steer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Doncaster
LB Antonio Luna | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | Hellas Verona
F Daniel Johnson | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ | Chesterfield
W Aleksandar Tonev | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ | Celtic
RB Janoi Donacien | ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡จ | Tranmere
LB Joe Bennett | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Brighton
M Gary Gardner | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Brighton
M Chris Herd | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ | Bolton

UNAVAILABLE

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

โ€‹

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

MATCH STATS

Possession F | 32%
Possession A | 68%
Shots F | 6
Shots A | 27
Shots on Target F | 1
Shots on Target A | 7
Corners F | 0
Corners A | 7
Fouls F | 4
Fouls A | 6

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

โ€For 82 minutes we were in it and Kieran (Richardson) had a really good chance after they hit the post. That is how tight it is.

โ€œWhen you play against these sides, if you get a chance you have to take it. For 82 minutes, the lads were excellent, they did really well, but the two lads that scored the goals are top players themselves.โ€
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Paul Lambert, Saturday, 4 October 2014.

*BBC Sport*
Saturday, 4 October 2014

*Two goals in the last eight minutes from Yaya Toure and Sergio Aguero broke Aston Villaโ€™s resistance and gave Manchester City a vital victory in their pursuit of Premier League leaders Chelsea.*

The championsโ€™ uncertain start to the season had seen them win only one of their previous four league games and it appeared they would drop two more points at Villa Park after being unable to find a way through Villaโ€™s resolute defence.

With Chelsea playing Arsenal on Sunday, City were facing the prospect of heading into the international break as many as eight points behind Jose Mourinhoโ€™s men, but instead they signed off with a morale-boosting win.

Toure, who has been under scrutiny over his sluggish early-season form, was again far from his best but finally found a way past Villaโ€™s well-drilled defence when he advanced to the edge of the area after 82 minutes and flashed a shot into the bottom corner.

Aguero made certain of the three points with another fine finish from the edge of the area six minutes later.

It meant Villa, who have lost their last three games, got no reward for a battling display.

But they were able to welcome back fit-again striker Christian Benteke, who came on as a second-half substitute after six months out.

For City, relief was the over-riding emotion after it had appeared that a goal was never going to come.

They had enjoyed 69% of possession in a one-sided first half but failed to force Brad Guzan into a save.

That was mainly down to the home sideโ€™s well-organised defence, who sat deep and threw themselves at the ball whenever City got near their goal.

Some shots did get through, but the closest City came to breaking Villaโ€™s resistance was when Aleksandar Kolarov saw his drilled effort deflect off Alan Hutton and come back off the outside of the post.

Edin Dzeko was guilty of some poor finishing, blazing over after making space inside the box, and Agueroโ€™s glancing header flew wide.

But the main reason Villa reached half-time with the score level was the number of timely blocks and tackles made by their defenders, particularly the impressive Nathan Baker.

Paul Lambertโ€™s side had barely threatened on the counter-attack at the other end of the pitch but that changed at the start of the second half after Aguero wasted a golden chance to put City ahead.

The Argentina striker had time to pick his spot after running on to James Milnerโ€™s through-ball, but placed his shot against the post and Villa immediately raced up the other end of the pitch where Joe Hartโ€™s outstretched leg denied Kieran Richardson.

City, who were beaten here last season in another game where they saw the vast majority of the ball, continued to probe and forced Guzan into his first save after 50 minutes when he denied David Silva after the Spaniardโ€™s neat turn inside the area.

More vital stops followed, from Silva and Aguero snap-shots and also Eliaquim Mangalaโ€™s towering header but, as the game entered the last 10 minutes, Cityโ€™s pressure eventually told.

Villaโ€™s defence, for once, was at fault as it allowed Toure too much time and he punished them ruthlessly with his first Premier League goal of the season.

Agueroโ€™s strike was also top quality, although it gave the scoreline a sheen that City did not truly deserve.

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