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Game #5270

Monday, 24 November 2014

Attendance: 25,311


Premier League

16th (-)


Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Villa Park

Villa score for the second time in eight games to record a second successive draw after a run of six defeats under Paul Lambert.

Aston Villa



Assist(s) | Ciaran Clark | 29โ€™|


Gabby Agbonlahor celebrates putting Villa ahead before they are held to a second successive draw and remain winless in eight under Paul Lambert, Monday, 24 November 2014.



โšฝ | 29โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Gabriel Agbonlahor, Assist by Ciaran Clark
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 1-0 Southampton
๐Ÿ” | 64โ€™ Sub off, Charles Nโ€™Zogbia, Sub on, Kieran Richardson
๐ŸŸจ | 72โ€™ Booking, Jores Okore
๐Ÿ” | 74โ€™ Sub off, Carlos Sรกnchez, Sub on, Darren Bent ๐Ÿ”ด
๐Ÿฅ… | 81โ€™ Goal, 1-1, (Southampton), Nathaniel Clyne
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 1-1 Southampton


Paul Lambertโ€™s Villa draw a second successive match and as a result have just three wins in twelve Premier League matches this season.

The match also marked Lambertโ€™s 100th game in charge having lost 49 of those fixtures.

Meanwhile, forward Darren Bent made his final appearance for Villa as a substitute aged 30 before moving on to Derby County on a free transfer in July 2015.

Bent had joined Villa from Sunderland for ยฃ19,350,000 in January 2011 but was chronically underused by Lambert.

Indeed Lambert treated Bent abominably and it was credit to the player that he didnโ€™t make a fuss despite Villa crying out for his goalscoring ability to complement Christian Benteke.

Sadly by the time a sensible manager appeared on the scene Bent couldnโ€™t be recalled from his loan spell and he never again had the chance to prove his worth in claret and blue.

In total Bent made 71 appearances, 19 as a substitute and scored 24 goals over his 5 seasons with Villa.

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


European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
League Champions: โŒ
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: โŒ
Last Trophy: 1975-76


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


Season | 2014-15 |
Matchday | #13 |
League Game | #12 |
Manager Game | #100 |
Monday, 24 November 2014


Manager: Paul Lambert | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | Glasgow, 2012-2015
Referee: Phil Dowd | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Stoke on Trent, 1998-2016
Kick off: 8.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 1-0
FT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 1-1
FT Result: ๐ŸŸจ Drew
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ


Referee: Phil Dowd | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Stoke on Trent, 1998-2016
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฅ 27 Sep 14, Villa 0-3 Chelsea (a)
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ
Assistants: Darren Cann, Gary Beswick





๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ


Jores Okore (first start of the season), Ciaran Clark, and Alan Hutton replace Nathan Baker, Ron Vlaar and Matt Lowton.


Starting XI Average Age
| 26.70 |

Oldest Player |
GK Brad Guzan | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | 30.23 |

Youngest Player |
CB Jores Okore | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ | 22.30 |


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


Ronald Koeman | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |

Aston Villa

GK Brad Guzan | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
CB Jores Okore | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ | ๐ŸŸจ |
CB Ciaran Clark | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
RB Alan Hutton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
RB Aly Cissokho | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
M Carlos Sรกnchez | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด | ๐Ÿ” |
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 |
F Gabriel Agbonlahor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |


GK Fraser Forster | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Ryan Bertrand (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Josรฉ Fonte | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น |
CB Toby Alderweireld | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช |
RB Nathaniel Clyne | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Morgan Schneiderlin | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
M Victor Wanyama | ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐ŸŸจ |
CF Shane Long | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐Ÿ” |
W Sadio Manรฉ | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณ | ๐Ÿ” |
W Duลกan Tadiฤ‡ | ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธ |
CF Graziano Pellรจ | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น |


๐Ÿ” LB Kieran Richardson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for W Charles Nโ€™Zogbia | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | 64โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” F Darren Bent | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ด | for M Carlos Sรกnchez | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด | 74โ€™ |


๐Ÿ” | CF Shane Long | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | (M Jack Cork | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)
๐Ÿ” | W Sadio Manรฉ | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณ | (CF Emmanuel Mayuka | ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฒ |)


GK Shay Given | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
RB Matt Lowton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Leandro Bacuna | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ผ |
M Joe Cole | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Jack Grealish | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |


GK Kelvin Davis | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Florin Gardoศ™ | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช |
CB Maya Yoshida | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต |
LB Matt Targett | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Harrison Reed | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |


1st XI: ยฃ48.82m
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 : 4/11
Homegrown: 3/11

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 : 9/18
Homegrown: 4/18



Team Cost: ยฃ102.73m
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 : 4/13



Injury | 5 |
CF Libor Kozรกk | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ |
M Fabian Delph | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Nathan Baker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Ron Vlaar | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
CB Philippe Senderos | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ |

Suspension | 1 |
Christian Benteke | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช |

Out on Loan | 10 |
CF Nicklas Helenius | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ | Aalborg BK
M Yacouba Sylla | ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | Kayseri Erciyesspor
LB Antonio Luna | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | Hellas Verona
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
GK Jed Steer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Yeovil
LB Enda Stevens | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | Doncaster
F Daniel Johnson | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ | Oldham


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


โšฝ | Goal
๐Ÿ”ฅ | Assist
๐Ÿ” | Substitution

๐ŸŸจ | Booking

๐ŸŸฅ | Sending off

๐Ÿ†˜ | Poor refereeing performance



F Darren Bent | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |


Possession F | 37%
Possession A | 63%
Shots F | 4
Shots A | 11
Shots on Target F | 2
Shots on Target A | 4
Corners F | 2
Corners A | 8
Fouls F | 15
Fouls A | 14


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"Villa, who managed to arrive for a home fixture late after their coach got stuck in what Paul Lambert described as โ€œhorrendous trafficโ€, took the lead from their only shot on target.

โ€œFew of the crowd of 25,311 - the lowest league attendance at Villa Park since December 1999 - will remember Paul Lambertโ€™s 100th game in charge with much fondness.โ€

*The Guardian*
Monday, 24 November 2014

For long periods it looked like the form book would be turned on its head on a bitterly cold evening in the West Midlands but Nathaniel Clyne, Southamptonโ€™s man of the moment, enhanced his burgeoning reputation with a well-taken goal nine minutes from time to earn Ronald Koemanโ€™s side a point.

It was no more than Southampton deserved on an evening when the apathy at Aston Villa plumbed new depths. Only 25,311 turned up โ€“ Villaโ€™s lowest crowd in the Premier League for 15 years โ€“ and those that stayed at home had no cause to regret their decision. It was a desperately poor match. Even watching on television must have been an ordeal.

Villa, who managed to arrive for a home fixture late after their coach got stuck in what Paul Lambert described as โ€œhorrendous trafficโ€, took the lead from their only shot on target. It came about after a rare mistake from Fraser Forster, who dashed out of his area for a ball that he had no chance of getting. Gabriel Agbonlahor was not going to pass up an early Christmas present and gratefully accepted the Southampton goalkeeperโ€™s gift, toe-poking the ball past him before slotting home. It was Agbonlahorโ€™s third league goal of the season and Villaโ€™s sixth in total.

The home side spent much of the remainder of the game clinging on to their lead, defending in numbers, counter-attacking sporadically and generally frustrating a Southampton team who had plenty of possession but lacked the craft and guile to break down a patched-up Villa defence.

Yet despite being on the back foot, Villa could easily have grabbed a second that might well have killed the game when Agbonlahor, following a swift raid up field, set up Andreas Weimann. The Austrian blazed his shot over the bar and the significance of that moment became clear two minutes later, when Southampton levelled.

It was a goal that summed up Southamptonโ€™s attacking ethos under Koeman and provided a measure of Clyneโ€™s self-belief. Ryan Bertrand, who was on loan at Villa during the second half of last season, got forward on the left and cut the ball back for Clyne, who timed his run so perfectly that he did not need to break his stride before sweeping a fine first-time shot, from just inside the penalty area, into the far corner of the net.

Following his England debut against Slovenia and another impressive performance against Scotland four days later, it has been quite a fortnight for Clyne all in all. โ€œOne of his qualities is to play offensive, he has that freedom from the coach and it was an important goal,โ€ Koeman said. โ€œIn my opinion he is the best right full-back in the Premier League.โ€

For Koeman, however, this was a result tinged with disappointment. Southampton, with 11 wins from their previous 12 matches, would have hoped to continue their excellent form against a Villa side missing key personnel and desperately short of confidence.

Not that Koeman has lost any of his optimism about what his team, still two points ahead of Manchester City in second place, can achieve this season. โ€œAfter 37 games I donโ€™t believe we will still be second in the table. But we might be third,โ€ the Southampton manager said.

Although Southamptonโ€™s attacking players struggled to make much of an impression, credit must also go to Villaโ€™s makeshift but resolute central defensive partnership of Jores Okore, who was making his first club appearance in 14 months, and Ciaran Clark. โ€œI thought the two young centre-backs were outstanding,โ€ said Lambert, who was celebrating his 100th game in charge of Villa.