Sunday, 28 December 2014
Last 5: 🟩 🟥 🟨 🟥 🟨
Villa are reduced to ten men for the third time in four games under Paul Lambert and labour to a home draw against fellow relegation threatened side Sunderland.
Assist(s) | None
Christian Benteke can't break through after Fabian Delph sees red on 49' for Villa's third sending off in four games under Paul Lambert, Sunday, 28 December 2014.
🟨 | 44’ Booking, Ron Vlaar
🕒 | HT Aston Villa 0-0 Sunderland
🟥 | 49’ Sending off, Fabian Delph
🔁 | 57’ Sub off, Charles N’Zogbia, Sub on, Leandro Bacuna
🔁 | 61’ Sub off, Ciaran Clark, Sub on, Jores Okore
🔁 | 68’ Sub off, Tom Cleverley, Sub on, Jack Grealish
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 0-0 Sunderland
ON THIS DAY
Paul Lambert’s Villa now have five wins in nineteen at the halfway stage of the Premier League campaign, had now failed to score for the tenth time and won just two home games in nine.
European Cup / Champions League: 🏆
League Champions: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆
FA Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆
League Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆
Last Trophy: 1995-96
European Cup / Champions League: ❌
League Champions: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆
FA Cup Winners: 🏆🏆
League Cup Winners: ❌
Last Trophy: 1972-73
Previous 5 vs. Sunderland: 🟨 🟩 🟩 🟨 🟩
Season | 2014-15 |
Matchday | #20 |
League Game | #19 |
Manager Game | #107 |
Sunday, 28 December 2014
Manager: Paul Lambert | 🏴 | Glasgow, 2012-2015
Referee: Martin Atkinson | 🏴 | West Riding, 2003-2022
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟨 0-0
FT Score: 🟨 0-0
FT Result: 🟨 Drew
Last 5: 🟩 🟥 🟨 🟥 🟨
Referee: Martin Atkinson | 🏴 | West Riding, 2003-2022 🆘
Previous 5: 🟥 🟥 🟩 🟥 🟥
Last Match: 🟥 29 Mar 14, Villa 1-4 United (a)
Cards: 🟥 🟨 🟨 🟨 🟨 🟨
Assistants: Stephen Child, Harry Lennard
Andreas Weimann and Charles N'Zogbia replace Gabriel Agbonlahor (suspension) and Jores Okore.
Starting XI Average Age
| 27.13 |
Oldest Player |
GK Brad Guzan | 🇺🇸 | 30.32 |
Youngest Player |
F Andreas Weimann | 🇦🇹 | 23.41 |
Paul Lambert | 🏴 |
Gustavo Poyet | 🇺🇾 |
GK Brad Guzan | 🇺🇸 |
CB Ron Vlaar | 🇳🇱 | 🟨 |
CB Ciaran Clark | 🇮🇪 | 🔁 |
RB Alan Hutton | 🏴 |
RB Aly Cissokho | 🇫🇷 |
M Carlos Sánchez | 🇨🇴 |
M Fabian Delph | 🏴 | 🟥 |
M Tom Cleverley | 🏴 | 🔁 |
W Charles N’Zogbia | 🇫🇷 | 🔁 |
CF Christian Benteke | 🇧🇪 |
F Andreas Weimann | 🇦🇹 |
GK Costel Pantilimon | 🇷🇴 |
CB Wes Brown | 🏴 | 🟨 |
CB John O’Shea | 🇮🇪 |
CB Santiago Vergini | 🇦🇷 | 🔁 |
RB Billy Jones | 🏴 |
M Liam Bridcutt | 🏴 | 🔁 |
M Sebastian Larsson | 🇸🇪 | 🔁 |
M Adam Johnson | 🏴 | 🟨 |
M Jordi Gómez | 🇪🇸 |
CF Steven Fletcher | 🏴 |
CF Connor Wickham | 🏴 |
🔁 M Leandro Bacuna | 🇨🇼 | for W Charles N’Zogbia | 🇫🇷 | 57’ |
🔁 CB Jores Okore | 🇩🇰 | for CB Ciaran Clark | 🇮🇪 | 61’ |
🔁 M Jack Grealish | 🏴 | for M Tom Cleverley | 🏴 | 68’ |
🔁 | CB Santiago Vergini | 🇦🇷 | (W Will Buckley | 🏴 |)
🔁 | M Liam Bridcutt | 🏴 | (M Lee Cattermole | 🏴 | 🟨 |)
🔁 | M Sebastian Larsson | 🇸🇪 | (M Emanuele Giaccherini | 🇮🇹 | 🟨 |)
GK Shay Given | 🇮🇪 |
RB Matt Lowton | 🏴 |
M Chris Herd | 🇦🇺 |
F Callum Robinson | 🇮🇪 |
GK Vito Mannone | 🇮🇹 |
CB Sebastián Coates | 🇺🇾 |
M Ricky Alvarez | 🇦🇷 |
CF Jozy Altidore | 🇺🇸 |
1st XI: £48.96m
Home Nation 🏴 🏴 🏴 🇬🇧 : 3/11
Home Nation 🏴 🏴 🏴 🇬🇧 : 5/18
Team Cost: £57.66m
Home Nation 🏴 🏴 🏴 🇬🇧 : 6/11
Home Nation 🏴 🏴 🏴 🇬🇧 : 8/18
Injury | 5 |
CF Libor Kozák | 🇨🇿 |
CB Nathan Baker | 🏴 |
CB Philippe Senderos | 🇨🇭 |
M Joe Cole | 🏴 |
M Ashley Westwood | 🏴 |
Suspension | 2 |
LB Kieran Richardson | 🏴 |
F Gabriel Agbonlahor | 🏴 |
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
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
🟢 : Debut 🔴 : Final Game
⚽ | Goal
🔥 | Assist
🔁 | Substitution
🟨 | Booking
🟥 | Sending off
🆘 | Poor refereeing performance
Possession F | 48%
Possession A | 52%
Shots F | 14
Shots A | 14
Shots on Target F | 2
Shots on Target A | 3
Corners F | 4
Corners A | 4
Fouls F | 4
Fouls A | 11
”I’m satisfied with a point under the circumstances. It’s hard enough playing with 10 men any time but with two games in two days the lads were running on empty.
“All credit to the lads, we could have won it and had chances at the end.”
Paul Lambert, Sunday, 28 December 2014.
Sunday, 28 December 2014
*Aston Villa held on to secure a 0-0 draw against Sunderland despite playing the majority of the second half with 10 men following Fabian Delph’s dismissal.*
Neither team shone in a turgid first half, with a Charles N’Zogbia strike the only shot on target.
Delph was sent off for a late lunge on Jordi Gomez and the match sparked into life following his red card.
A Ron Vlaar header tested Sunderland’s Costel Pantilimon, while Gomez struck the post late on for the Black Cats.
Gomez’s long-range effort in the dying minutes was the closest Sunderland came to breaking the deadlock, with the visitors failing to make the most of their superiority in numbers.
The Black Cats extended their unbeaten away record to five games and will be satisfied with a fourth successive clean sheet away from home.
But they will surely rue not finding a breakthrough against 10 men, especially given Manchester City, Liverpool and Tottenham are their next three league opponents.
For Villa, the lowest scorers in the league, it was again a familiar tale of promise without any punch, but they did hold firm when Delph became the third Villa player to be sent off this month.
Prior to the match, Black Cats boss Gus Poyet described the Christmas schedule of two games in three days as a “disgrace” and the majority of this game was a fine advert for those who share Poyet’s contempt of the clustered festive fixture list.
It was perhaps no surprise that two inconsistent sides in the bottom half of the table, both attempting to recover from Boxing Day defeats, failed to sparkle until a sending off.
Delph received his red card for a 49th-minute lunge that caught Gomez on the ankle, but Martin Atkinson’s punishment still came as a surprise.
Sunderland did not grab the initiative immediately but gradually monopolised possession and rocked Villa for a brief period.
A fine last-gasp tackle from Vlaar prevented the increasingly-threatening Connor Wickham from racing through on goal, while desperate defending on the line by Jores Okore kept out the striker’s backheel moments later.
Ten-man Villa were not without their chances though and the introduction of Jack Grealish gave them invention in the final third.
The teenager went close with a curling effort and it was from his corner that Vlaar tested Pantilimon with a powerful header.
The match ended with Gomez going close while at the other end Leandro Bacuna forced Pantilimon into an reflex save and the otherwise quiet Christian Benteke headed into the side-netting from close range.