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Game #5272

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Attendance: 23,935

Won

Premier League

12th (+4)

Crystal Palace

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ

Selhurst Park

Villa win for the first time in ten games under Paul Lambert as they score their eighth goal in fourteen games.

Crystal Palace

0-1

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | Not recorded

KEY MAN

Christian Benteke scores his first of the season and Villa's eighth in fourteen Premier League games under Paul Lambert, Tuesday, 2 December 2014.

RELATED MATCHES

MATCH TIMELINE

๐Ÿ” | 9โ€™ Sub off, Joe Cole, Sub on, Carlos Sรกnchez
โšฝ | 32โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Christian Benteke
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Crystal Palace 0-1 Aston Villa
๐ŸŸจ | 82โ€™ Booking, Ciaran Clark for a bad foul
๐Ÿ” | 89โ€™ Sub off, Tom Cleverley, Sub on, Kieran Richardson
๐ŸŸจ | 90โ€™+2 Booking, Andreas Weimann, Handball
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Crystal Palace 0-1 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Paul Lambertโ€™s Villa win for the first time in ten games and record only their fourth Premier League victory in fourteen. As a result Villa climb to 12th in the table.

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

Crystal Palace

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
League Champions: โŒ
FA Cup Winners: โŒ
League Cup Winners: โŒ
Last Trophy: โŒ

FIXTURE HISTORY

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

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 2014-15 |
Matchday | #15 |
League Game | #14 |
Manager Game | #102 |
Tuesday, 2 December 2014

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Paul Lambert | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | Glasgow, 2012-2015
Referee: Michael Oliver | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Northumberland, 2007-
Kick off: 8.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 1-0
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 1-0
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฉ Won
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Michael Oliver | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Northumberland, 2007-
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฅ 7 May 14, Villa 0-4 Abu Dhabi (a)
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ
Assistants: Edward Smart, Stuart Burt

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Crystal Palace

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

TEAM NEWS

Christian Benteke returns after suspension in place of Carlos Sรกnchez.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 26.69 |

Oldest Player |
M Joe Cole | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 33.09 |

Youngest Player |
CB Jores Okore | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ | 22.32 |

MANAGER

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

MANAGER

Neil Warnock | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Aston Villa

GK Brad Guzan | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
CB Jores Okore | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ |
CB Ciaran Clark | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐ŸŸจ |
RB Alan Hutton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
RB Aly Cissokho | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
M Joe Cole | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Tom Cleverley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Ashley Westwood | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
F Andreas Weimann | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น | ๐ŸŸจ |
F Gabriel Agbonlahor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Christian Benteke | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช | โšฝ |

Crystal Palace

GK Juliรกn Speroni | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท |
CB Brede Hangeland | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด |
CB Scott Dann | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Joel Ward | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Martin Kelly | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Mile Jedinak | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ |
M James McArthur | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
W Wilfried Zaha | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ |
W Yannick Bolasie | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฉ | ๐ŸŸจ |
CF Dwight Gayle | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Marouane Chamakh | ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” M Carlos Sรกnchez | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด | for M Joe Cole | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 9โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” LB Kieran Richardson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for M Tom Cleverley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 89โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | RB Martin Kelly | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (M Jason Puncheon | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)
๐Ÿ” | CF Dwight Gayle | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (CF Frazier Campbell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Shay Given | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
RB Matt Lowton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Jack Grealish | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Chris Herd | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ |
W Charles Nโ€™Zogbia | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Wayne Hennessey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
LB Zeki Fryers | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Jerome Thomas | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Barry Bannan (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
M Hiram Boateng | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

SQUAD STATS

1st XI: ยฃ27.67m
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

SQUAD STATS

Team Cost: ยฃ23.71m

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 : 5/11

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 : 12/18

MATCHDAY SQUAD

UNAVAILABLE

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 |

Out on Loan | 11 |
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
F Darren Bent | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Brighton

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

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Possession F | 54%
Possession A | 46%
Shots F | 5
Shots A | 17
Shots on Target F | 3
Shots on Target A | 5
Corners F | 2
Corners A | 8
Fouls F | 15
Fouls A | 16

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

โ€œWe are unbeaten in four and have won at a difficult place. Coming here [and winning] was a massive result, but I thought it was well deserved.

โ€œI thought it was a big, big performance. I have played with some world class strikers and Christian Benteke, if he keeps progressing, could be one of the best. The performance was massive for us.

โ€œWe are up to 12th, we have had a lot of players out, so the progress is there. I understand the disappointment because Aston Villa are a huge, huge football club.โ€

Paul Lambert, Tuesday, 2 December 2014.

*BBC Sport*
Tuesday, 2 December 2014

*Aston Villa ended their nine-match winless league run as they won at Crystal Palace to leave the Eagles two points above the relegation zone.*

Christian Benteke curled home low into the net from 18 yards, after Scott Dann lost the ball, for Villaโ€™s opener and his first goal of the season.

The hosts enjoyed a lot of the ball but were let down by a poor final delivery.

Andreas Weimann was denied a second by Julian Speroniโ€™s block as Villa moved three points above their opponents.

Belgian striker Benteke, returning from suspension, was making just his fifth appearance of the season having missed the first three months of the campaign with a ruptured Achilles.

And his presence proved key as his strike from Villaโ€™s only real chance of the match showed Palace, who had 17 shots, the importance of being clinical.

Both sides went into the match anxiously looking over their shoulders, with just two points separating them and the Premier League bottom three.

But, while Palace had been buoyed by a win at home to Liverpool and a draw at Swansea in their last two games, Villa were on the back of a nine-match winless run - their worst in the league under boss Paul Lambert.

Three successive draws had at least ended a run of six straight defeats but, with just seven goals in 13 matches, the Premier Leagueโ€™s lowest scorers desperately needed a result to lift the growing gloom around the club.

For a side so short of goals, it was a surprise to many to see their ยฃ18m striker Darren Bent loaned out to Brighton, while Roy Keaneโ€™s midweek departure as Villaโ€™s assistant manager has also raised eyebrows.

Manchester United loanee Wilfried Zaha, making just his fourth league start of the season for the Eagles, looked like a man with a point to prove on the right wing as the visitors struggled to cope with a high-tempo start.

With Yannick Bolasie and Zaha on either flank and Dwight Gayle partnering Marouane Chamakh in attack, an adventurous Palace line-up looked more than capable of causing Villaโ€™s defence problems.

A poor final ball was letting the hosts down though and Villa, who lost Joe Cole with a hamstring injury early on, took advantage with Christian Bentekeโ€™s low curling opener after Scott Dann was dispossessed 45 yards from goal.

Palace, looking for back-to-back home wins for the first time since April, continued on the front foot after the break but were again let down in the final third as goalkeeper Brad Guzan was left relatively untroubled to allow Villa to hold on to an important win.