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Game #5280

Aston Villa

Saturday, 10 January 2015


13th (-1)

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ

Premier League

Attendance: 31,728

Leicester City

King Power Stadium

Villa lose to bottom side Leicester to leave them winless in six Premier League games under Paul Lambert as the Villa hierarchy sleepwalks to relegation.

Leicester City


Aston Villa

Assist(s) | None


Only two teams have ever scored fewer goals after 20 games of a Premier League season than Villa - Life under the hopeless, destructive and downright incompetent Paul Lambert, Saturday, 10 January 2015.




Saturday, 10 January 2015

๐ŸŸจ | 35โ€™ Booking, Jores Okore
๐Ÿฅ… | 45โ€™+1 Goal, 0-1, (Leicester City), Matty James
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Leicester City 1-0 Aston Villa
๐ŸŸจ | 63โ€™ Booking, Ciaran Clark
๐Ÿ” | 72โ€™ Sub off, Joe Cole, Sub on, Andreas Weimann
๐Ÿ” | 76โ€™ Sub off, Carlos Sรกnchez, Sub on, Kieran Richardson
๐Ÿ” | 89โ€™ Sub off, Aly Cissokho, Sub on, Charles Nโ€™Zogbia
๐ŸŸฅ | 90โ€™+3 Sending off, (Leicester City)
๐ŸŸจ | 90โ€™+4 Booking, Ciaran Clark
๐ŸŸฅ | 90โ€™+4 Sending off, Ciaran Clark
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Leicester City 1-0 Aston Villa


Paul Lambertโ€™s Villa lose their ninth game in twenty one Premier League matches and have now failed to score in twelve.

This latest loss comes against bottom club Leicester as Villa fall to 13th just three points off the relegation places.

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

Leicester City

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
League Champions: โŒ
FA Cup Winners: โŒ
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 1999-00


Leicester City

Previous 5 vs. Leicester: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ


Season | 2014-15 |
Matchday | #23 |
League Game | #21 |
Manager Game | #110 |
Saturday, 10 January 2015


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: 3.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 0-1
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 0-1
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฅ Lost
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ


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


๐Ÿ•’ 110 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 33 ๐ŸŸจ | 26 ๐ŸŸฅ 51 | 1.14

Career Form:

Bottom 8

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


Referee: Michael Oliver | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Northumberland, 2007- ๐Ÿ†˜
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฉ 2 Dec 14, Villa 1-0 Palace (a)
Cards: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ
Assistants: Mick McDonough, Dave Bryan

Michael Oliver



๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Leicester City

๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ


Brad Guzan and Gabriel Agbonlahor replace Shay Given and Jack Grealish.


Starting XI Average Age
| 27.30 |

Oldest Player |
M Joe Cole | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 33.19 |

Youngest Player |
CB Jores Okore | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ | 22.43 |



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

Nigel Pearson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Aston Villa

GK Brad Guzan | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
CB Jores Okore | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ | ๐ŸŸจ |
CB Ciaran Clark | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐ŸŸฅ |
RB Alan Hutton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
RB Aly Cissokho | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐Ÿ” |
M Carlos Sรกnchez | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด | ๐Ÿ” |
M Ashley Westwood | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Tom Cleverley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Joe Cole | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Christian Benteke | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช |
F Gabriel Agbonlahor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Leicester City

GK Ben Hamer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Paul Konchesky | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
CB Wes Morgan | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ |
CB Marcin Wasilewski | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
RB Danny Simpson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Dean Hammond | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Matty James | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸฅ |
W Marc Allbrighton (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Leonardo Ulloa | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Anthony Knockaert | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
CF David Nugent | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |


๐Ÿ” F Andreas Weimann | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น | for M Joe Cole | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 72โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” LB Kieran Richardson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for M Carlos Sรกnchez | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด | 76โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” W Charles N'Zogbia | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | for RB Aly Cissokho | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | 89โ€™ |


๐Ÿ” | M Dean Hammond | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (M Andy King | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |)
๐Ÿ” | W Marc Allbrighton (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (Tom Lawrence | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |)
๐Ÿ” | CF Leonardo Ulloa | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท | (CF Jamie Vardy | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)


GK Shay Given | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CB Nathan Baker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Matt Lowton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Leandro Bacuna | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ผ |


GK Mark Schwarzer | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ |
RB Ritchie De Laet | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช |
CB Liam Moore | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ |
CF Chris Wood | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ |


1st XI: ยฃ37.39m
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: 2/11

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: 4/18



Team Cost: ยฃ18.07m

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 : 7/11

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 : 10/18



Injury | 3 |
CF Libor Kozรกk | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ |
CB Philippe Senderos | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ |
CB Ron Vlaar | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |

Suspension | 1 |
M Fabian Delph | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Out on Loan | 10 |
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
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


Not Recorded

Player Positions:


GK : Goalkeeper
CB, D, B : Centre Back, Defender, Back
FB, LB, RB, WH : Full Back, Left Back, Right Back, Wing Back, Wing Halfโ€จ

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


Match Symbols:


โšฝ | Goal
๐Ÿ”ฅ | Assist
๐Ÿ” | Substitution

๐ŸŸจ | Booking

๐ŸŸฅ | Sending off

๐Ÿ†˜ | Poor refereeing performance
๐ŸŸข : Debut ๐Ÿ”ด : Final Game




Possession F | 59%
Possession A | 41%
Shots F | 9
Shots A | 8
Shots on Target F | 2
Shots on Target A | 3
Corners F | 6
Corners A | 6
Fouls F | 6
Fouls A | 16


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โ€œWe have to put it right, we have to do better in the last third. We have to keep working hard and hopefully it will come.

โ€œWe need creative lads to help the group. We have to do a lot better in the final third.โ€

Paul Lambert, Saturday, 10 January 2015.

*Sky Sports*
Saturday, 10 January 2015

Leicester extended their unbeaten run to four games in all competitions as Paul Koncheskyโ€™s first-half strike saw them overcome Aston Villa 1-0 at the King Power Stadium.

Koncheskyโ€™s strike on the cusp of half time gave the hosts a deserved lead at the break and proved to be the gameโ€™s pivotal moment as Villa went a fourth game without scoring a goal.

The game was marred in the final stages as Matty James received a straight red for a challenge on Jores Okore. The tackle sparked a brawl which resulted in Ciaran Clark picking up a second booking and leaving the field as well.

But Leicester extended their unbeaten run to four games in all competitions and moved to within touching distance of those around them at the bottom of the table.

With Riyad Mahrez away at the Africa Cup of Nations, Nigel Pearson handed Marc Albrighton only his second start this season and the former Villa midfielder looked determined to make the most of his rare outing and prove a point to his former employers as Leicester started the game brighter than their opponents.

Having tried to establish a connection with David Nugent in the opening exchanges, where only a combination of adverse weather conditions and last-ditch defending prevented two early openings, Albrighton then took the lead role in the gameโ€™s first chance of quality.

After challenging Alan Hutton in the air, the winger raced into space down the left channel before rolling the ball across to Nugent to tap into an empty net. Nugentโ€™s shot, though, skewed wide of the target and his touch inadvertently prevented the on-rushing Anthony Knockaert from finishing from an easier position.

Christian Benteke proved to be the early out-ball for the visitors but the Belgian took his time to come to terms with the Foxesโ€™ offside trap and saw an effort ruled out by the linesman after 20 minutes.

Within minutes, though, Nugent had another chance to open scoring but, under pressure from Clark and Okore, his header missed the target.

Villa responded with their best move of the game five minutes later as Benteke, Alan Hutton and Gabriel Agbonlahor combined to tee up Tom Cleverley on the edge of the box, but his shot was deflected by a combination of Marcin Wasilewski and Wes Morgan before it could draw Ben Hamer into action.

As the interval approached, Leicester had strong claims for a penalty ignored. A corner evaded everyone in the box and Okore mis-controlled the ball and gifted it straight to Dean Hammond, who was clattered from behind by Hutton. Penalty claims fell on deaf ears despite contact being apparent.

Nugent then rounded off his hat-trick of near misses as he cushioned a clearance with his chest before unleashing a dipping volley that looked destined to nestle in the back of the net.

His effort struck the underside of the bar before bouncing a foot from the line and then away from goal. Leonardo Ulloa looked to be on hand to convert the rebound but his header floated onto the roof of the net.

Leicester were finally rewarded when Konchesky broke the deadlock in first-half stoppage time. Ulloa collected a thrown-in from the right and acrobatically hooked it into the six yard box where it appeared Hutton had seemingly relieved the danger.

But in came the left-back who slotted inside Guzanโ€™s post.

James came close to extending the Foxesโ€™ lead but his header drew a fine save from Guzan as the second half passed with few clear-cut chances on goal.

Nugent and Albrightonโ€™s opportunism was nearly rewarded but another sublime save from Guzan denied the winger before Clark denied his former team-mate for finding the net.

Nigel Pearsonโ€™s side had another penalty claim waved away in the second half at Ulloa dithered in possession after Knockaertโ€™s excellent play down the right created another great opening for the hosts.

Clark appeared to have fouled the Argentine but his hesitation really was to blame for his failure to double his sideโ€™s lead.

And the game took a turn for the worse when, in the final moments of the game, James saw red for a high challenge on Okore. On seeing the tackle Clark reacted furiously, shoulder-barging James to the ground before sparking a tussle which ended with him receiving a second booking.

It compounded a disappointing day for Villa who are without a win since their victory over Leicester in December and they drop to 13th in the Premier League, five points clear of their opponents.

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