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Game #5277

Sunday, 28 December 2014

Attendance: 35,436

Drew

Premier League

13th (-)

Sunderland

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ

Villa Park

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.

Aston Villa

0-0

Sunderland

Assist(s) | None

KEY MAN

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.

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MATCH TIMELINE

๐ŸŸจ | 44โ€™ Booking, Ron Vlaar
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 0-0 Sunderland
๐ŸŸฅ | 49โ€™ Sending off, Fabian Delph
๐Ÿ” | 57โ€™ Sub off, Charles Nโ€™Zogbia, Sub on, Leandro Bacuna
๐Ÿ” | 61โ€™ Sub off, Ciaran Clark, Sub on, Jores Okore
๐Ÿ” | 68โ€™ Sub off, Tom Cleverley, Sub on, Jack Grealish
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 0-0 Sunderland

ON THIS DAY

Paul Lambertโ€™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.

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

Sunderland

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: โŒ
Last Trophy: 1972-73

FIXTURE HISTORY

Sunderland

Previous 5 vs. Sunderland: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 2014-15 |
Matchday | #20 |
League Game | #19 |
Manager Game | #107 |
Sunday, 28 December 2014

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Paul Lambert | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | Glasgow, 2012-2015
Referee: Martin Atkinson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | West Riding, 2003-2022
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 0-0
FT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 0-0
FT Result: ๐ŸŸจ Drew
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Martin Atkinson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | West Riding, 2003-2022 ๐Ÿ†˜
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฅ 29 Mar 14, Villa 1-4 United (a)
Cards: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ
Assistants: Stephen Child, Harry Lennard

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ

Sunderland

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Martin Atkinson

TEAM NEWS

Andreas Weimann and Charles N'Zogbia replace Gabriel Agbonlahor (suspension) and Jores Okore.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 27.13 |

Oldest Player |
GK Brad Guzan | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | 30.32 |

Youngest Player |
F Andreas Weimann | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น | 23.41 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

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

Gustavo Poyet | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡พ |

Aston Villa

GK Brad Guzan | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
CB Ron Vlaar | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | ๐ŸŸจ |
CB Ciaran Clark | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐Ÿ” |
RB Alan Hutton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
RB Aly Cissokho | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
M Carlos Sรกnchez | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด |
M Fabian Delph | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸฅ |
M Tom Cleverley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
W Charles Nโ€™Zogbia | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Christian Benteke | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช |
F Andreas Weimann | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น |

Sunderland

GK Costel Pantilimon | ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ด |
CB Wes Brown | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
CB John Oโ€™Shea | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CB Santiago Vergini | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐Ÿ” |
RB Billy Jones | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Liam Bridcutt | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Sebastian Larsson | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐Ÿ” |
M Adam Johnson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Jordi Gรณmez | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
CF Steven Fletcher | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
CF Connor Wickham | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” M Leandro Bacuna | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ผ | for W Charles Nโ€™Zogbia | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | 57โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” CB Jores Okore | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ | for CB Ciaran Clark | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | 61โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” M Jack Grealish | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for M Tom Cleverley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 68โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | CB Santiago Vergini | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท | (W Will Buckley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)
๐Ÿ” | M Liam Bridcutt | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | (M Lee Cattermole | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |)
๐Ÿ” | M Sebastian Larsson | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช | (M Emanuele Giaccherini | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น | ๐ŸŸจ |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Shay Given | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
RB Matt Lowton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Chris Herd | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ |
F Callum Robinson | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Vito Mannone | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น |
CB Sebastiรกn Coates | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡พ |
M Ricky Alvarez | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท |
CF Jozy Altidore | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |

SQUAD STATS

1st XI: ยฃ48.96m
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 : 3/11
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 : 5/18
Homegrown: 5/18

MATCHDAY SQUAD

SQUAD STATS

Team Cost: ยฃ57.66m

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 : 6/11

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

MATCHDAY SQUAD

UNAVAILABLE

Injury | 5 |
CF Libor Kozรกk | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ |
CB Nathan Baker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Philippe Senderos | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ |
M Joe Cole | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Ashley Westwood | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Suspension | 2 |
LB Kieran Richardson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
F Gabriel Agbonlahor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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 | 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

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

โ€Iโ€™m satisfied with a point under the circumstances. Itโ€™s hard enough playing with 10 men any time but with two games in two days the lads were running on empty.

โ€œAll credit to the lads, we could have won it and had chances at the end.โ€

Paul Lambert, Sunday, 28 December 2014.

*BBC Sport*
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 Delphโ€™s dismissal.*

Neither team shone in a turgid first half, with a Charles Nโ€™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 Sunderlandโ€™s Costel Pantilimon, while Gomez struck the post late on for the Black Cats.

Gomezโ€™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 โ€œdisgraceโ€ and the majority of this game was a fine advert for those who share Poyetโ€™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 Atkinsonโ€™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 strikerโ€™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.