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Game #5283

Sunday, 1 February 2015

Attendance: 59,958


Premier League

16th (-1)


Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ

Emirates Stadium

Villa's woeful form for two and a half seasons under Paul Lambert continues as they fail to score for the sixth consecutive League game and record their fourth defeat over the period.



Aston Villa

Assist(s) | None


Carles Gil can't repeat his FA Cup heroics on the bigger stage as Villa are hammered once again under Paul Lambert, Sunday, 1 February 2015.



๐Ÿฅ… | 8โ€™ Goal, 0-1, (Arsenal), Olivier Giroud
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Arsenal 1-0 Aston Villa
๐ŸŸจ | 57โ€™ Booking, Ciaran Clark
๐Ÿฅ… | 58โ€™ Goal, 0-2, (Arsenal), Mesut ร–zil
๐Ÿฅ… | 63โ€™ Goal, 0-3, (Arsenal), Theo Walcott
๐Ÿ” | 66โ€™ Sub off, Andreas Weimann, Sub on, Scott Sinclair ๐ŸŸข
๐Ÿ” | 66โ€™ Sub off, Tom Cleverley , Sub on, Gabriel Agbonlahor
๐ŸŸจ | 68โ€™ Booking, Carles Gil
๐Ÿฅ… | 75โ€™ Goal, 0-4, (Arsenal, pen), Santi Carzola
๐Ÿ” | 76โ€™ Sub off, Carlos Sรกnchez, Sub on, Ashley Westwood
๐Ÿฅ… | 90โ€™+2 Goal, 0-5, (Arsenal), Hรฉctor Bellerรญn
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Arsenal 5-0 Aston Villa


Paul Lambertโ€™s Villa lose their eleventh game in twenty three Premier League matches and have now failed to score in fourteen.

Since the start of 2013-14 Paul Lambert had led Villa to thirty one defeats in sixty one League matches.

Of his total of 113 games in charge, Lambert had lost 54.

As a result Lambert breaks new records of failure as for the first time in Villaโ€™s history they have now failed to score in six consecutive league games.

Meanwhile, their tally of 11 league goals scored this season was the lowest in the top nine tiers of English footballโ€™s pyramid of 649 teams.

Villa had gone eight Premier League games without a win and scored only once in that sequence.

Lambertโ€™s Villa had secured 12 points from a possible 57, scoring just 7 goals in those 19 matches whilst conceding 29.

The 0-5 reverse at Arsenal was Villaโ€™s biggest defeat since the 0-8 loss at Chelsea in the Premier League on 23 December 2012 - which is the heaviest league defeat in their history - and was also masterminded by Lambert.

In moderately less depressing news, winger Scott Sinclair made his Villa debut aged 25 after joining from Manchester City on loan to the end of the season.

Aston Villa

European Cup / Champions League: ๐Ÿ†
UEFA Cup Winners Cup: โŒ
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


European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
UEFA Cup Winners Cup: ๐Ÿ†
League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 2013-14


Previous 5 vs. Arsenal: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ


Season | 2014-15 |
Matchday | #26 |
League Game | #23 |
Manager Game | #113 |
Sunday, 1 February 2015


Manager: Paul Lambert | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | Glasgow, 2012-2015
Referee:ย Anthony Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Wythenshaw, 2006-
Kick off: 1.30pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 0-1
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 0-5
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฅ Lost
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ


Referee:ย Anthony Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Wythenshaw, 2006-
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฅ 18 Oct 14, Villa 0-3 Everton (a)
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ
Assistants: Gary Beswick, Dave Bryan



๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ




Brad Guzan and Fabian Delph replace Shay Given and Leandro Bacuna.


Starting XI Average Age
| 26.22 |

Oldest Player |
GK Brad Guzan | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | 30.42 |

Youngest Player |
W Carles Gil | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | 22.21 |


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


Arsรจne Wenger | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |

Aston Villa

GK Brad Guzan | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
LB Kieran Richardson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Ciaran Clark | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐ŸŸจ |
CB Jores Okore | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ |
RB Alan Hutton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
M Carlos Sรกnchez | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด | ๐Ÿ” |
M Fabian Delph | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Tom Cleverley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
W Carles Gil | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | ๐ŸŸจ |
CF Christian Benteke | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช |
F Andreas Weimann | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น | ๐Ÿ” |


GK David Ospina | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด |
LB Nacho Monreal | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
CB Per Mertesacker | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CB Laurent Koscielny | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
RB Hรฉctor Bellerรญn | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | โšฝ |
M Mesut ร–zil | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช | โšฝ |
M Aaron Ramsey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Santi Carzola | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | โšฝ |
M Francis Coquelin | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
W Theo Walcott | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Olivier Giroud | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ” |


๐Ÿ” W Scott Sinclair | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸข | for F Andreas Weimann | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น | 66โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” F Gabriel Agbonlahor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for M Tom Cleverley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 66โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” M Ashley Westwood | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for M Carlos Sรกnchez | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด | 76โ€™ |


๐Ÿ” | M Aaron Ramsey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | (M Matthew Flamini | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |)
๐Ÿ” | W Theo Walcott | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (CF Chuba Akpom | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)
๐Ÿ” | CF Olivier Giroud | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | (M Tomรกลก Rosickรฝ | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ |)


GK Shay Given | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CB Nathan Baker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Aly Cissokho | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
M Leandro Bacuna | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ผ |


GK Wojciech Szczฤ™sny | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
CB Gabriel Paulista | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท |
CB Calum Chambers | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Kieran Gibbs | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |


1st XI: ยฃ37.75m
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 : 4/11
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: ยฃ129.78m

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 : 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 : 5/18



Injury | 4 |
CF Libor Kozรกk | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ |
CB Philippe Senderos | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ |
CB Ron Vlaar | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
M Joe Cole | 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 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


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

๐ŸŸจ | Booking

๐ŸŸฅ | Sending off

๐Ÿ†˜ | Poor refereeing performance


W Scott Sinclair | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |



Possession F | 53%
Possession A | 47%
Shots F | 4
Shots A | 5
Shots on Target F | 3
Shots on Target A | 4
Corners F | 7
Corners A | 7
Fouls F | 9
Fouls A | 7


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โ€œYou canโ€™t print what Iโ€™m feeling at the moment.

โ€œWe donโ€™t want to be in this position โ€“ weโ€™ve been in it for too long. All we can do is keep persevering and working hard. There are still twists and turns to come this season.โ€

Paul Lambert, Sunday, 1 February 2015.

*Sky Sports*
Sunday, 1 February 2015

Arsenal compounded more misery on goal-shy Aston Villa as they registered a 5-0 win at Emirates Stadium to move back up to fifth in the Premier League.

Olivier Giroud fired home as he latched on to Mesut Ozilโ€™s superb flick, before Ozil doubled the lead early in the second half with a cool finish.

Theo Walcott finished off a sweeping counter to make it 3-0, and Santi Cazorla added a fourth from the spot, before Hector Bellerin capped it off with a fine strike in stoppage time.

Andreas Weimann saw a header brilliantly saved by David Ospina at the other end, while Ashley Westwood was denied late on as Villa desperately tried to avoid the unwanted club record of six straight Premier League games without scoring. But they couldnโ€™t breach the Gunnersโ€™ defence and have now gone over 10 hours in the league without finding the net, while Arsenal registered their third win in a row - the first time they have done so this season.

Villa played a high line early on and were given a warning when Walcott raced in behind only to be tackled by Jores Okore, but their defence was split open again just a few minutes later.

The ball was fired forward by Bellerin, and Ozil produced a stunning first-time volleyed flick off the side of his boot, playing it beyond the defence for Giroud to chase. The Frenchman eventually got it under control and dinked the ball past Brad Guzan to put the hosts in front inside eight minutes.

The visitorsโ€™ tactics seemed to change as they started to enjoy more possession, but the Arsenal chances kept coming as Cazorla held off Carlos Sanchez before smashing a low effort against the upright.

Villaโ€™s best chance of the half came a few minutes before the break, as the lively Carles Gil whipped in a cross from the right and Weimann rose high to nod down towards goal, drawing an excellent stop from Ospina.

Christian Benteke drilled a shot wide of the target as the visitors started the second half brightly, but the lead was doubled 10 minutes into the second period as Giroud played the ball beyond Villaโ€™s high line, and Ozil latched on to it before slotting a low shot right into the bottom corner.

The hosts soon added a third as they broke forward from a Villa corner, and Cazorla played the ball into Walcott, who took an excellent touch before curling a right-footed shot into the bottom corner.

Substitute Chuba Akpom made an immediate impact when introduced soon after, racing into the box and taking the ball away from Guzan, who took out the defender to concede a penalty.

Cazorla stepped up and fired it down the middle, and Guzan got a huge hand on it only to see it fly into the corner of the net, much to his frustration.

As 10 hours since Aston Villaโ€™s last Premier League goal passed, the visitors looked down and out and unlikely to get on the scoresheet.

Arsenal rounded off a superb afternoon in stoppage time as Cazorla squared the ball to Bellerin, who caught the ball perfectly with the side of his foot to steer it in off the post from the edge of the box.

Substitute Westwood nearly gave the visiting fans something to cheer, testing Ospina with an excellent long-range effort, but the goalkeeper stood firm to keep a clean sheet and make it six Premier League games without scoring.