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Game #5289

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Attendance: 31,272

Won

Premier League

17th (+2)

West Bromwich Albion

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ

Villa Park

Villa turn the tables: after suffering from a last gasp penalty concession in his first game in charge, Tim Sherwood's men win a 90'+4 spot kick to win their first game under his reign and secure their first victory in thirteen Premier League matches.

Aston Villa

2-1

West Brom

Assist(s) | Christian Benteke | 22โ€™ |

KEY MAN

Christian Benteke scores from the spot for Villa's 94' winner to secure a first win under Tim Sherwood and first in thirteen Premier League matches, Tuesday, 3 March 2015.

RELATED MATCHES

MATCH TIMELINE

โšฝ | 22โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Gabriel Agbonlahor, Assist by Christian Benteke
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 1-0 West Bromwich Albion
๐Ÿ” | 59โ€™ Sub off, Charles Nโ€™Zogbia, Sub on Jack Grealish
๐Ÿฅ… | 66โ€™ Goal, 1-1, (West Bromwich Albion), Saido Berahino
๐Ÿ” | 77โ€™ Sub off, Tom Cleverley, Sub on, Leandro Bacuna
๐ŸŸจ | 81โ€™ Booking, Ciaran Clark
๐Ÿ” | 82โ€™ Sub off, Gabriel Agbonlahor, Sub on, Andreas Weimann
๐ŸŸจ | 88โ€™ Booking, Alan Hutton
โšฝ | 90โ€™+4 Goal, 2-1, Christian Benteke (pen)
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 2-1 West Bromwich Albion

ON THIS DAY

Tim Sherwood's Villa secure the club's first League win in thirteen as performances - individually and collectively - have already materially improved under Sherwood, however it takes a late, late penalty for Villa to steal the win. As a result Villa climbed out of the relegation places to 17th in the table with ten to play.

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

West Bromwich Albion

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
League Champions: ๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 1967-68

FIXTURE HISTORY

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

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 2014-15 |
Matchday | #32 |
League Game | #28 |
Manager Game | #3 |
Tuesday, 3 March 2015

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Tim Sherwood | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Borehamwood, 2015
Referee: Jonathan Moss | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | West Riding, 2005-2022
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 1-0
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 2-1
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฉ Won
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Jonathan Moss | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | West Riding, 2005-2022
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸจ 8 Nov 14, Villa 0-0 West Ham (a)
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ
Assistants: John Brooks, Simon Long

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

West Bromwich Albion

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

TEAM NEWS

Charles N'Zogbia replaces Scott Sinclair.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 26.53 |

Oldest Player |
GK Brad Guzan | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | 30.50 |

Youngest Player |
CB Jores Okore | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ | 22.57 |

MANAGER

Tim Sherwood | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

MANAGER

Tony Pulis | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |

Aston Villa

GK Brad Guzan | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
CB Jores Okore | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ |
CB Ciaran Clark | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐ŸŸจ |
RB Alan Hutton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
RB Matt Lowton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Tom Cleverley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Ashley Westwood | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Fabian Delph | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Charles Nโ€™Zogbia | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Christian Benteke | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐Ÿ”ฅ | โšฝ |
F Gabriel Agbonlahor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ” |

West Bromwich Albion

GK Ben Foster | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Joleon Lescott | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
CB Gareth McAuley | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |
CB Craig Dawson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Claudio Yacob | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐ŸŸจ |
M James Morrison | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Craig Gardner (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Chris Brunt | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |
M Darren Fletcher | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
CF Brown Ideye | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ |
CF Saido Berahino | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ | ๐ŸŸจ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” M Jack Grealish | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for W Charles Nโ€™Zogbia | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | 59โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” M Leandro Bacuna | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ผ | for M Tom Cleverley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 77โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” F Andreas Weimann | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น | for F Gabriel Agbonlahor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 82โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | M James Morrison | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | (M Chris Baird | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Shay Given | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Carlos Sรกnchez | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด |
W Carles Gil | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
W Scott Sinclair | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Boaz Myhill | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
CB Jonas Olsson | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช |
RB Andre Wisdom | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Sรฉbastien Pocognoli | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Stรฉphane Sessรจgnon | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฏ |
M Youssuf Mulumbu | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฉ |

SQUAD STATS

1st XI: ยฃ42.26m
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
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 : 8/18
Homegrown: 4/18

MATCHDAY SQUAD

SQUAD STATS

Team Cost: ยฃ17.05m
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 : 10/12

MATCHDAY SQUAD

UNAVAILABLE

Injury | 7 |
CF Libor Kozรกk | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ |
CB Philippe Senderos | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ |
CB Nathan Baker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Chris Herd | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ |
LB Kieran Richardson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Aly Cissokho | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
CB Ron Vlaar | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |

Out on Loan | 8 |
CF Nicklas Helenius | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ | Aalborg BK
M Yacouba Sylla | ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | Kayseri Erciyesspor
W Aleksandar Tonev | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ | Celtic
LB Joe Bennett | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Brighton
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
LB Antonio Luna | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | Spezia Calcio

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 | 58%
Possession A | 42%
Shots F | 16
Shots A | 3
Shots on Target F | 8
Shots on Target A | 1
Corners F | 0
Corners A | 3
Fouls F | 15
Fouls A | 13

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

"Sherwood celebrated wildly with his backroom staff as the first of the six wins he says Villa need to stay up was secured."

*BBC Sport*
Tuesday, 3 March 2015

*Christian Benteke scored from the penalty spot deep into injury time to give Tim Sherwood his first win as Aston Villa manager and lift them out of the Premier League relegation zone.*

Saido Berahinoโ€™s 18th goal of the season looked to have extended Villaโ€™s run without victory to 13 league games after he equalised Gabriel Agbonlahorโ€™s first-half goal.

But with only seconds remaining, West Brom keeper Ben Foster capped a performance riddled with uncertainty by fumbling a clearance then rushing out to bring down Matthew Lowton.

Benteke kept his cool to slide in the spot-kick in front an ecstatic Holte End to give Villa three points for the first time since 7 December.

Sherwood celebrated wildly with his backroom staff as the first of the six wins he says Villa need to stay up was secured - thanks in large part to Fosterโ€™s poor handling and a rush of blood with the game almost over.

The former England midfielder will have been delighted by a vibrant first-half performance that was an example of the โ€œfront foot footballโ€ he is demanding, but Villa went off the boil after the break and needed that dramatic conclusion to get the win.

Sherwood will hope it not only provides the momentum required in the run-in but also a psychological lift ahead of the FA Cup quarter-final between these two teams at Villa Park on Saturday.

Albionโ€™s in-form attacking partnership of Brown Ideye and Berahino were declared fit - but were virtual spectators and starved of supply as Villa dominated the first half.

In contrast, Villa used the pace of Agbonlahor and the power of Benteke to great effect, the pair combining as they took a lead they fully deserved after 22 minutes.

Benteke flicked on keeper Brad Guzanโ€™s clearance for Agbonlahor to outpace Joleon Lescott and roll a finish under Foster.

Agbonlahor thought he had put Villa ahead earlier when Foster fumbled a routine shot, but goal-line technology confirmed West Bromโ€™s keeper had scrambled back just in time to grab the ball as it rolled towards goal.

And Foster needed the help of Lescott to salvage another desperate situation when the defender raced back to clear off the line after Albionโ€™s defence had again been exposed by the pace of Agbonlahor.

Villaโ€™s only frustration was that they had failed to increase their lead and they were denied by the woodwork in first-half stoppage time when Delphโ€™s precise shot from 20 yards bounced off the outside of the post to safety.

It was safe to assume manager Tony Pulis would have had harsh words with his players after a dreadful first-half performance and they were almost on terms early in the second half when Craig Dawson should have done better than miss the target from seven yards after meeting Chris Bruntโ€™s perfect free-kick.

Villa did not heed the warning signs and another super delivery from Brunt yielded the equaliser in the 66th minute, his dangerous corner being met at the far post by Lescott and Berahino reacting instinctively in a packed six-yard box to head past Guzan.

The Baggiesโ€™ equaliser shook Villa and tensions almost boiled over when Berahino and Alan Hutton squared up following a nasty challenge from the latter, who escaped with just a booking.

Amid the nerves and frustration at Villa Park it looked like Pulisโ€™s side had earned a draw until those final few seconds and Bentekeโ€™s decisive penalty.