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Game #5274

Aston Villa

Lost

13th (-2)

Last 5: 🟨 🟨 🟩 🟩 🟥

Saturday, 13 December 2014

Premier League

West Bromwich Albion

The Hawthorns

Attendance: 24,684

West Brom

1-0

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | None

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa lose for the first time in six but the seventh time in sixteen under Paul Lambert and fail to score for the eighth time this season.

KEY MAN

Jores Okore can't prevent ten man Villa losing to Albion as Paul Lambert masterminds a seventh defeat in twelve, Saturday, 13 December 2014.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 13 December 2014

🟥 | 22’ Sending off, Kieran Richardson, Late tackle
🟨 | 42’ Booking, Tom Cleverley
🕒 | HT West Bromwich Albion 0-0 Aston Villa
🔁 | 46’ Sub off, Charles N’Zogbia, Sub on, Fabian Delph
🟨 | 65’ Booking, Alan Hutton
🥅 | 72’ Goal, 0-1, (West Bromwich Albion), Craig Gardner
🔁 | 78’ Sub off, Carlos Sánchez, Sub on, Ron Vlaar
🔁 | 78’ Sub off, Aly Cissokho, Sub, on, Andreas Weimann
🕒 | FT West Bromwich Albion 1-0 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Paul Lambert’s Villa lose for the first time in six but the seventh time in sixteen and fail to score for the eighth time this season.

As a result Villa fall back to 13th in the table.

Aston Villa

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

West Bromwich Albion

European Cup / Champions League: ❌
League Champions: 🏆
FA Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆
League Cup Winners: 🏆
Last Trophy: 1967-68

FIXTURE HISTORY

West Bromwich Albion

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FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 2014-15 |
Matchday | #17 |
League Game | #16 |
Manager Game | #104 |
Saturday, 13 December 2014

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Paul Lambert | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | Glasgow, 2012-2015
Referee: Mike Dean | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Wirral, 1997-2022
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟨 0-0
FT Score: 🟥 0-1
FT Result: 🟥 Lost
Last 5: 🟨 🟨 🟩 🟩 🟥

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Paul Lambert | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

🕒 104 | 🟩 | 32 🟨 | 23 🟥 49 | 1.14

Villa Career Form:

Bottom 8

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Mike Dean | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Wirral, 1997-2022 🆘
Matches Officiated: 39
🟩 : 14
🟨 : 12
🟥 : 13
🆘 : 3
Previous 5: 🟥 🟥 🟥 🟩 🟨
Last Match: 🟨 23 Aug 14, Villa 0-0 Newcastle (h)
Cards: 🟥 🟨 🟨 🟨 🟨 🟨 🟨
Assistants: John Brooks, Simon Long

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

🟥 🟨 🟨

West Bromwich Albion

🟨 🟨 🟨 🟨

TEAM NEWS

Kieran Richardson replaces Ashley Westwood (injury).

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 27.31 |

Oldest Player |
GK Brad Guzan | 🇺🇸 | 30.28 |

Youngest Player |
CB Jores Okore | 🇩🇰 | 22.35 |

MANAGER

Paul Lambert | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |

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Aston Villa

GK Brad Guzan | 🇺🇸 |
LB Kieran Richardson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🟥 |
CB Jores Okore | 🇩🇰 |
CB Ciaran Clark | 🇮🇪 |
RB Alan Hutton | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | 🟨 |
RB Aly Cissokho | 🇫🇷 | 🔁 |
M Carlos Sánchez | 🇨🇴 | 🔁 |
M Tom Cleverley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🟨 |
W Charles NZogbia | 🇫🇷 | 🔁 |
F Gabriel Agbonlahor | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Christian Benteke | 🇧🇪 |

MANAGER

Alan Irvine | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |

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West Bromwich Albion

GK Ben Foster | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
LB Sébastien Pocognoli | 🇧🇪 | 🟨 |
CB Joleon Lescott | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Gareth McAuley | 🇬🇧 | 🟨 |
RB Andre Wisdom | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M James Morrison | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Craig Gardner (ex) | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🤡 | 🟨 |
M Graham Dorrans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | 🔁 |
M Stéphane Sessègnon | 🇧🇯 |
W Silvestre Varela | 🇵🇹 | 🟨 |
CF Brown Ideye | 🇳🇬 |

SUBSTITUTES

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🔁 M Fabian Delph | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | for W Charles N’Zogbia | 🇫🇷 | 46’ |
🔁 CB Ron Vlaar | 🇳🇱 | for M Carlos Sánchez | 🇨🇴 | 78’ |
🔁 F Andreas Weimann | 🇦🇹 | for RB Aly Cissokho | 🇫🇷 | 78’ |

SUBSTITUTES

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🔁 | M Graham Dorrans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | (CF Saido Berahino | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Shay Given | 🇮🇪 |
RB Matt Lowton | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Chris Herd | 🇦🇺 |
M Jack Grealish | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Boaz Myhill | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
CB Craig Dawson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Youssuf Mulumbu | 🇨🇩 |
M Chris Baird | 🇬🇧 |
M Cristian Gamboa | 🇨🇷 |
M Sebastian Blanco | 🇦🇷 |

SQUAD STATS

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1st XI: £47.11m
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 4/11
Homegrown: 2/11

Squad:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 7/18
Homegrown: 5/18

SQUAD STATS

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Team Cost: £19.97m
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 8/12

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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MATCHDAY SQUAD

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UNAVAILABLE

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Injury | 5 |
CF Libor Kozák | 🇨🇿 |
CB Nathan Baker | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Philippe Senderos | 🇨🇭 |
M Joe Cole | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Ashley Westwood | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

Out on Loan | 11 |
CF Nicklas Helenius | 🇩🇰 | Aalborg BK
M Yacouba Sylla | 🇲🇱 | Kayseri Erciyesspor
LB Antonio Luna | 🇪🇸 | Hellas Verona
W Aleksandar Tonev | 🇧🇬 | Celtic
RB Janoi Donacien | 🇱🇨 | Tranmere
LB Joe Bennett | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Brighton
M Gary Gardner | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Brighton
GK Jed Steer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Yeovil
LB Enda Stevens | 🇮🇪 | Doncaster
F Daniel Johnson | 🇯🇲 | Oldham
F Darren Bent | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Brighton

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 | 43%
Possession A | 57%
Shots F | 5
Shots A | 11
Shots on Target F | 3
Shots on Target A | 5
Corners F | 2
Corners A | 4
Fouls F | 12
Fouls A | 17

MATCH QUOTES

“I’m disappointed but I felt we did well with 10 men. “The sending off changed the course of the game. “I don’t think there was any malice in it from Kieran but I can understand why the ref’s sent him off.” Paul Lambert, Saturday, 13 December 2014. “I’d disagree. I don’t think they are one of the main clubs in the Midlands. What’s wrong with West Brom? We have been in the Premier League five, six years on the bounce. “We are an established Premier League side with massive players playing for us. Does having a bigger stadium and winning a couple of things make you a bigger club? “I’ve played for Villa. I’m not having a dig at them. I speak from the heart. I have never had a bad word to say about Villa and I never will as I learnt my trade there. “I am a Blues fan, that is no secret, but now I am at West Brom. “You can say Villa are the bigger club but it is West Brom that are used to being up there more recently.” Craig Gardner, Villa, Birmingham, Sunderland and Albion fan *delete as applicable

MATCH REPORT

*Sky Sports*
Saturday, 13 December 2014

Craig Gardner’s first Premier League goal in over a year gave West Brom a much-needed 1-0 victory over 10-man Aston Villa at The Hawthorns. The visitors were up against it after just 21 minutes when Kieran Richardson was shown a straight red card for a studs-up tackle on Stephane Sessegnon. The dismissal forced Villa on to the back foot and their resistance was finally broken in the 72nd minute following the introduction of Saido Berahino. Just minutes after coming on, Berahino put in a dangerous cross from the right that Brad Guzan couldn’t clear and the ball fell for Gardner - a former Villa player and Birmingham City fan - to fire home. Christian Benteke wasted Villa’s best chance to equalise in the dying stages when he shot wide, but in the end it was a deserved and important victory for West Brom. Certainly the importance of Gardner’s goal was clear on the touchline as Baggies boss Alan Irvine pumped his fists in celebration at the strike. Irvine has been under pressure in recent weeks following the disappointing run but was positive with his team selection as he handed starts to Silvestre Varela and Brown Ideye. Villa made one enforced change from their win over Leicester City, with the injured Ashley Westwood replaced by Richardson. Neither side offered much of a goal threat in the early stages, although most of West Brom’s best moments came down the left. Sebastien Pocognoli forced Guzan into a save from a tight angle after he stepped inside Alan Hutton, while Valera also beat the full- back but saw his dangerous cross into the six-yard box cleared. With 20 minutes gone there looked to be little between the sides, but Richardson then did the Baggies a huge favour when he went lunging in on Sessegnon and was dismissed. The former Baggie was always chasing the ball after a heavy touch and Mike Dean had little choice but to show him a straight red for the studs-up tackle. But the Baggies were unable to make the most of their numerical advantage before the break and didn’t test Guzan until the 41st minute, when Sessegnon had a shot that the keeper saved with his legs. After the interval it was a different story as West Brom dominated possession and started to threaten more regularly. Varela saw a close-range volley blocked before Ideye missed a header and then blazed over the bar from eight yards out when he should have at least hit the target. Villa were seeing little of the ball but it looked as though they might hold out until Gardner finally broke the deadlock in the 72nd minute. Berahino, who had only come on a few minutes earlier, put in a dangerous cross from the right that Guzan didn’t deal with properly. The ball fell to Sessegnon and although his shot was blocked, Gardner made no mistake with the follow-up as he fired into the bottom corner. It was no more than West Brom deserved for their second-half dominance, but Villa almost snatched a draw after a couple of late openings. First, Benteke flicked a shot past the far post in the 80th minute, before the Belgian sliced wide from the edge of the area after a knock down from Gabriel Agbonlahor in stoppage time. That was to be the last chance for Villa as the Baggies held on to secure a vital victory.

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