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Game #5278

Thursday, 1 January 2015

Attendance: 29,047

Drew

Premier League

12th (+1)

Crystal Palace

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Villa Park

Villa, winless in five under Paul Lambert, are held to a second successive goalless draw by fellow strugglers Palace.

Aston Villa

0-0

Crystal Palace

Assist(s) | None

KEY MAN

Once again Christian Benteke can't find a way through as Villa fail to win for the fifth consecutive game under Paul Lambert, Thursday, 1 January 2015.

RELATED MATCHES

MATCH TIMELINE

๐Ÿ” | 15โ€™ Sub off, Ron Vlaar, Sub on, Ciaran Clark
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 0-0 Crystal Palace
๐Ÿ” | 64โ€™ Sub off, Tom Cleverley, Sub on, Jack Grealish
๐ŸŸจ | 78โ€™ Booking, Ciaran Clark
๐Ÿ” | 83โ€™ Sub off, Andreas Weimann, Sub on, Joe Cole
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 0-0 Crystal Palace

ON THIS DAY

Paul Lambertโ€™s Villa now have five wins in twenty as they open 2015 without scoring for the eleventh time and having won just two home games in ten.

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: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 2014-15 |
Matchday | #21 |
League Game | #20 |
Manager Game | #108 |
Thursday, 1 January 2015

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Paul Lambert | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | Glasgow, 2012-2015
Referee: Bobby Madley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Wakefield, 2010-
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 0-0
FT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 0-0
FT Result: ๐ŸŸจ Drew
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Bobby Madley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Wakefield, 2010-
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฅ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฅ 1 Feb 14, Villa 1-2 Everton (a)
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ
Assistants: Gary Beswick, Ian Hussin

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ

Crystal Palace

๐ŸŸจ

TEAM NEWS

Jores Okore, Leandro Bacuna, Gabriel Agbonlahor replace Ciaran Clark, Fabian Delph (suspension) and Charles Nโ€™Zogbia.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 26.68 |

Oldest Player |
GK Brad Guzan | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | 30.33 |

Youngest Player |
CB Jores Okore | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ | 22.41 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

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

Keith Millen | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (Caretaker)

Aston Villa

GK Brad Guzan | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
CB Jores Okore | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ |
CB Ron Vlaar | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | 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 Tom Cleverley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Leandro Bacuna | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ผ |
CF Christian Benteke | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช |
F Andreas Weimann | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น | ๐Ÿ” |
F Gabriel Agbonlahor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Crystal Palace

GK Juliรกn Speroni | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท |
CB Adrian Mariappa | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ |
CB Scott Dann | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Damien Delaney | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐ŸŸจ |
RB Joel Ward | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Martin Kelly | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M James McArthur | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Joe Ledley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
M Jason Puncheon | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Yannick Bolasie | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฉ |
W Wilfried Zaha | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ | ๐Ÿ” |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” CB Ciaran Clark | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐ŸŸจ | for CB Ron Vlaar | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | 15โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” M Jack Grealish | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for M Tom Cleverley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 64โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” M Joe Cole | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for F Andreas Weimann | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น | 83โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | M James McArthur | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | (M Barry Bannan (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |)
๐Ÿ” | W Wilfried Zaha | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ | (CF Dwight Gayle | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Shay Given | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
RB Matt Lowton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Charles Nโ€™Zogbia | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
F Callum Robinson | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Wayne Hennessey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
CB Brede Hangeland | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด |
M Jerome Thomas | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Fraizer Campbell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Kevin Doyle | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |

SQUAD STATS

1st XI: ยฃ29.43m
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 : 6/18
Homegrown: 5/18

MATCHDAY SQUAD

SQUAD STATS

Team Cost: ยฃ29.79m

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 : 11/18

MATCHDAY SQUAD

UNAVAILABLE

Injury | 4 |
CF Libor Kozรกk | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ |
CB Nathan Baker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Philippe Senderos | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ |
M Ashley Westwood | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Suspension | 1 |
M Fabian Delph | 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
GK Jed Steer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Yeovil
LB Enda Stevens | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | Doncaster
F Darren Bent | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Derby
M Gary Gardner | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Forest
M Chris Herd | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ | Wigan

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 | 63%
Possession A | 37%
Shots F | 11
Shots A | 3
Shots on Target F | 3
Shots on Target A | 0
Corners F | 5
Corners A | 2
Fouls F | 11
Fouls A | 12

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

โ€œThe fans have been great but I understand their frustration. Iโ€™m sure if we had scored nobody would have batted an eyelid.

โ€œThey want to see their team win. I canโ€™t fault the lads for dominating the ball and trying to score.

โ€œWe have started a new way of playing and the lads are really comfortable with it. We just need the finishing touch and it will come.โ€

Paul Lambert, Thursday, 1 January 2015.

*BBC Sport*
Thursday, 1 January 2015

*Prospective Crystal Palace boss Alan Pardew saw the London club claim a goalless draw in a turgid encounter with Aston Villa.*

There was precious little excitement during 90 largely chanceless minutes at Villa Park.

Villa created more opportunities, with Christian Benteke and Alan Hutton both testing Julian Speroni with shots.

Palace had the clearest opening, but Yannick Bolasie struck the crossbar after breaking past the home defence.

Pardew - who is on the verge of taking the Palace reins from caretaker boss Keith Millen - will have been pleased with his potential new chargesโ€™ discipline and determination, but will also now be aware of the serious work he has to do to keep the London club in the top flight.

Palace remain in the bottom three despite this draw, which extends their winless run to eight matches, dating back to the 3-1 home victory over Liverpool on 23 November.

With a bit more ambition and greater composure when it mattered, the visitors could easily have won.

Bolasieโ€™s chance was a clear one, earned through the awareness of the midfielder to steal the ball near the halfway line, but with just Brad Guzan to beat, the 25-year-oldโ€™s finishing deserted him.

It was not the only time Palace opened the home side up, with only a last-ditch tackle from Ciaran Clark denying Wilfried Zaha a chance in the six-yard box.

With just 11 goals to their name, Villa are the lowest-scoring team in English league football this campaign and it is easy to see why.

They lack speed - of both thought and movement - in attack, making it easy for an opponent to stifle them ahead of the 18-yard box.

Their chief attacking weapons, Christian Benteke and Gabriel Agbonlahor were starved of possession or given the ball in ineffectual areas.

Villa actually began the game well and twice forced Speroni to make low saves through close-range shots from Benteke and Hutton.

Their momentum was halted by a 15th-minute injury to Ron Vlaar and they failed to recapture it, with Bentekeโ€™s first-time shot over the bar from inside the box and a Leandro Bacuna free-kick, which Speroni saved, the closest they came to scoring.

Villaโ€™s point lifted them above Everton into 12th position and they have a five-point cushion to the bottom three but need to significantly improve on a home record of just 15 wins from their last 63 matches.